Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Introducing the pocket sized Super 16 digital film camera that's small enough to keep with you at all times, so you'll never miss a shot! Get true digital film images with feature film style 13 stops of dynamic range, Super 16 sensor size, high quality lossless CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes™ recording and the flexibility of an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount, all packed into an incredibly tiny size! The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records 1080HD resolution ProRes 422 (HQ) files direct to fast SD cards, so you can immediately edit or color correct your media on your laptop. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is everything you need to bring cinematic film look shooting to the most difficult and remote locations, perfect for documentaries, independent films, photo journalism, music festivals, ENG, protest marches and even war zones.
Shoot True Digital Film
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true high dynamic range film look camera in an extremely portable size, so now you can shoot cinema quality in situations never before possible! Imagine shooting a documentary, episodic television production, television commercial or independent film in the true quality of digital film. With its extremely compact size, you can covertly shoot important and historic events such as wars, protests and other conflict in cinema quality and get a more realistic record of the event. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true revolution in how you can shoot digital cinema!
Wide Dynamic Range
Regular video cameras shoot limited dynamic range, which is why their pictures look like video. Digital cinema cameras have a much wider dynamic range and is the reason why high end television commercials and feature films look so beautiful. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera delivers a true film look because it captures a super wide dynamic range of 13 stops, so your images look truly cinematic. This means you retain all sensor data for DaVinci Resolve color grading!
Precision engineered with state of the art technology, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera takes all the high quality features of a professional digital cinema camera and packs them into an incredibly small size. This premium quality design features a solid magnesium alloy chassis, an MFT mount for interchangeable optics, Super 16 size sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and high quality ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless CinemaDNG RAW file formats! Every aspect of the image path has been totally optimized for quality!
Micro Four Thirds Lenses
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera lets you use the most incredible range of lenses. With the Super 16 size sensor you can use a wide range of adaptors for film quality Super 16 lenses, or use commonly available low cost Micro Four Thirds lenses and more. With full electronic control of your lens, you can simply point and set iris all on command! The Micro Four Thirds lens mount also gives you the flexibility to adapt to PL or other lens mounts as required.
Record to SD Cards
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features a built in SD card recorder that captures stunning ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG files to fast SDXC cards. As an open format, it's compatible with most popular NLE software so you get a digital camera that's perfectly designed for post production workflows. When you’ve finished recording you can easily mount the card straight into a laptop, ready for editing. You can even color grade direct from the card with the included DaVinci Resolve Lite! SD cards are commonly available and can be formatted for either HFS+ or exFAT, making them compatible with either Mac OS X or Windows.
Open File Format
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records into high quality ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG files so you retain fine image detail with wide dynamic range for amazing images. This means that Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is one of the few cameras to support true open file formats, so you're not locked into a strange file format that your editing software can't handle. You get two dynamic range settings, film Log or video REC709, so you can choose the right dynamic range for your project. Using DaVinci Resolve Lite you can color correct files natively or transcode them into a different file format to suit your post production workflow.
Ultra Portable Design
Designed as the world's most compact digital film camera, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features a lightweight, elegant design that fits into your pocket. Produced from magnesium alloy for incredible strength, it includes a high resolution LCD for precise focusing and a built in SD recorder, so you get a complete solution without the need to buy expensive accessories. That's vital in such an ultra compact design! With integrated stereo microphones you can also capture great quality sound. The removable rechargeable battery can be swapped quickly, so is perfect when you're on the run!
High Resolution Display
The extremely high resolution 3.5” LCD allows you to monitor while shooting and review recorded files on the SD card. The high resolution screen makes it easy to focus accurately and lets you zoom in to 1:1 size so you focus precisely every time. Camera status displayed at the bottom of the screen shows record status, shutter angle, time lapse interval, aperture setting, ISO, battery level and record time. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera even includes built in metadata entry.
The professional connections on the side include a micro HDMI out with optional overlays for easy on set monitoring. You also get a standard mini jack microphone input that's compatible with common AV style microphones, plus a mini jack headphone socket for audio monitoring using headphones. A LANC control input is included for remote operation, and you can power the camera and recharge the removable battery with the 12V DC input.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera includes a removable and rechargeable lithium ion battery, which provides up to an hour of continuous recording time. The Nikon EL-EN20 battery type is commonly available, so you can purchase multiple batteries if you need to shoot for longer periods. The battery charge time is approximately 1 hour 15 minutes with the camera off. With a wide 12-20V power input range the camera can easily be powered and charged from larger professional camera batteries and other power sources.
If you want to make a documentary in a remote location then one of the major challenges is taking heavy equipment with you. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera's compact size means you’re agile enough to follow the story wherever it may take you! The camera’s lightweight design fits into your pocket, backpack or bag, and because the camera records to small SD cards and uses a removable battery it’s easy to carry spares so you can keep shooting over long time periods!
Passionate independent film makers can now shoot digital film quality and get the beauty that comes from wide dynamic range and color correction, so their productions truly look like film and not video. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera’s MFT lens mount and Super 16 size sensor lets you swap between different lenses for different shots and styles. You can even use incredible distinctive looking Super 16 cine lenses with commonly available adaptors to fit the MFT mount. The camera can be used with professional rigs when follow focus, matte box and other accessories are required.
Bigger cameras can create barriers for journalists, whereas the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is perfect when you’re fighting you’re way through a crowd to find the perfect angle to shoot from, sometimes without being noticed! Use the camera in Video mode to record in Rec709 color space that’s standard for HDTV, and because files use ProRes 422 (HQ) and are saved to SD card, you can move the card to a laptop and access your media within seconds!
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a fantastic camera for personal use, especially when you want to achieve quality beyond the level of traditional video camcorders. Film a family wedding, a child’s first steps or a holiday travelogue. If you’re a keen photographer interested in cinematography you may already own MFT lenses or have other lenses that can be adapted to the camera. Operating the camera is simple and within minutes of opening the box you’ll be filming your first projects!
Students learning the craft of filmmaking can now get to use a digital film camera rather than only learning the theory behind the art. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera’s ProRes™ 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG files can be used with DaVinci Resolve Lite, so you can learn how to apply different color correction techniques to create different styles and looks. DaVinci Resolve Lite is free to download, so every student can have their own copy of the software in the classroom and at home
Note: Blackmagic Camera 1.5 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website. The new Blackmagic Camera 1.5 software update adds CinemaDNG RAW file recording so customers can now capture super wide dynamic range in a single file. Wide dynamic range RAW image recording allows users to capture the brightest highlights and the darkest shadows simultaneously, capturing more of the scene than is possible with a regular video camera. CinemaDNG RAW files give users incredible freedom to be able to adjust the exposure manually during colour correction with DaVinci Resolve allowing more flexibility for incredible feature film look colour grading.
|Effective Sensor Size:||12.48mm x 7.02mm|
|Effective Resolution:||1920 x 1080|
|Shooting Resolutions:||Lossless CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes (HQ; 422, LT or Proxy via free firmware update) at 1920 x 1080|
|Frame Rates:||23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p|
|Dynamic Range:||13 stops|
|Focus:||Focus button turns on peaking.|
|Iris Control:||Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.|
|Lens Mount:||Active MFT|
|Screen Dimensions:||3.5' and 800 x 480 resolution.|
|Screen Type:||Integrated LCD.|
|Metadata Support:||Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords.|
|Controls:||4 way directional controller for navigating menus and entering metadata. Push buttons for recording and transport control.|
|Microphone:||Integrated stereo microphone.|
|Speaker:||Integrated mono speaker.|
|Mounting Options:||1 x 1/4'-20 UNC thread mounting point on top of camera. 1 x 1/4'-20 UNC thread tripod mount.|
|Storage Type:||Removable SDXC, SDHC cards.|
|Storage Format:||SD card can be formatted in either exFAT or HFS|
|Storage Rates:||220 Mbps using Apple ProRes 422 (HQ|
|Compressed Recording Formats:||Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) in QuickTime MOV, lossless CinemaDNG RAW. Recording in 1920 x 1080 with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range.|
|HDMI Video Output:||1 x Micro HDMI Type D output|
|Analog Audio Input:||1 x 3.5mm stereo audio|
|Analog Audio Output:||1 x 3.5mm stereo jack headphone output.|
|HDMI Audio Output:||2 channels 48 kHz and 24 bit.|
|Remote Control:||1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop, Iris Control and Focus.|
|Computer Interface:||USB 2.0 mini B port for software updates and configuration.|
|Software Included:||DaVinci Resolve Lite grading software DVD for Mac OS X and Windows.|
|Supported Software Applications:||Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe After Effects, Nuke - The Foundry, Adobe Photoshop, DaVinci Resolve.|
|Mac:||Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.|
|Windows:||Windows 7 or later.|
|External Power:||1 x 0.7mm DC Jack for power and battery charging.|
|Power:||Removable, rechargeable Lithium Ion battery for EN-EL20, 12V-20V DC port for external power and battery recharging.|
|Battery Life:||Approximately 1 hour of continuous recording time.|
|Battery Charge Time:||Appoximately 1 hour 15 minutes when camera is off, and approximately 2 hours when in use.|
|Operating Temperature:||0° to 40° C|
|Storage Temperature:||20° to 45|
|Relative Humidity:||0% to 90% non-condensing|
|Product Warranty:||12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.|
|Where to Find Details:||Refer to product Installation and Operation Manual, available on line www.Blackmagicdesign.com/support.|