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The revolutionary new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is the camera you’ve been asking for. It features an all new handheld design that puts the latest advanced digital film technology into the palm of your hand. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has a 4/3 size sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and dual native ISO up to 25,600. That means you get stunning HDR images and incredible low light performance. The external controls give you quick access to essential functions, while the large 5 inch touchscreen makes it easy to frame shots, focus accurately and change camera settings. Images are recorded onto standard SD/UHS-II or CFast 2.0 cards in RAW and ProRes at up to 120 frames per second. In addition, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has an MFT lens mount, built-in microphones, mini XLR input, full sized HDMI, 3D LUT support, Bluetooth, USB-C Expansion Port and more.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gives you the professional features you need, all in a portable and affordable design that can be used anywhere. It’s perfect for shooting independent films and documentaries, fashion shows, travel blogs, web videos, weddings, corporate video, sports and more. The incredible image quality, advanced Blackmagic Design colour science and RAW recording features let you shoot images that rival professional digital film cameras costing tens of thousands more. That means you get the image quality you need to seamlessly mix footage from the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K with other types of cameras used on high end Hollywood feature films and episodic television shows
The portable handheld design of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gives you incredible mobility without sacrificing features. The highly compact form factor features a carbon fiber reinforced composite body that makes it extremely durable and lightweight so you can take it anywhere. You get a super bright 5” screen, 4 built in microphones, built in recorders and external buttons and dials that give you fast access to the most important functions. That means you can quickly check framing and focus, capture audio and record your files without having to carry around extra monitors, microphones, recorders and cables. You also get lots of mounting points, a mini XLR input with phantom power, Bluetooth control and more. With the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K you get a fully featured portable digital film camera that’s flexible and expandable.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a full size 4/3 sensor that gives you 4096 x 2160 resolution with an incredible 13 stops of dynamic range for true digital film quality. Because it’s full size, the 4/3 sensor reduces crop factor, giving you a wider field of view. It also has dual native ISO up to 25,600 so you get incredible low light performance. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can record at up to 60 frames per second in 4K and up to a massive 120 frames per second for windowed HD. The camera features fourth generation Blackmagic Design colour science with film, video and extended video modes. The new extended mode gives you the latitude of film with the convenience of video, so you get great looking images without having to do a lot of work in post production.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K uses the same MFT (Micro Four Thirds) lens mount as the original Pocket Cinema Camera so you can use the lenses you already have. The MFT lens mount was designed specifically for smaller camera bodies with shorter flange focal distance. This means you can get high quality professional lenses that are much smaller than ever before. The MFT mount is extremely flexible and allows for different lens adapters. You can get adapters for PL, C, EF and more, so you can use lenses from manufacturers such as Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Leica and even Panavision.
When it comes to recording, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gives you 3 kinds of media to choose from. Images can be recorded on to standard SD cards, faster UHS-II cards or CFast 2.0 cards. High definition video can be recorded using regular inexpensive SD cards. Higher performance UHS-II cards can be used for recording Ultra HD in ProRes at up to 60 frames per second and RAW at up to 30 frames per second. CFast cards can record 12-bit RAW at all supported frame rates. For longer recording times, you can also record directly to an external SSD or flash disk using the built in USB-C Expansion Port. Best of all, there’s nothing proprietary. The files will work with all professional post production software. You can even mount the media cards on your computer and start editing directly from them using the included DaVinci Resolve Studio software
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features an innovative high speed USB-C Expansion Port. USB-C is fast, flexible and even provides power, so it’s quickly becoming standard on all modern computers and devices. The massive bandwidth of USB-C makes it possible to connect external accessories such as flash drives and SSDs for significantly longer recording times. This can be important when shooting high quality lossless 12-bit RAW or even high frame rate 60 frame per second 4K. Best of all, when you’re done shooting you can use the same drive for editing and post production.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K uses the same Blackmagic OS as URSA Mini. That means you get the world’s most advanced camera operating system and many of the same professional features found on larger cameras. If you’re just getting started, you can learn how to use the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K today and move up to an URSA Mini when you’re ready. If you already use an URSA Mini, there’s nothing new to learn. You get a modern touchscreen interface that uses simple tap and swipe gestures to adjust settings, add metadata and view recording status. The Blackmagic OS gives you incredible control of advanced camera features including 3D LUTs for both recording and monitoring, HDR output via HDMI, metadata entry, custom presets, extended video format, Bluetooth remote control, external timecode from the audio input, RAW recording and more.
The back of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a super bright, large 5 inch touchscreen. This makes it easy for you to frame shots and accurately focus, without having to carry around an external monitor or viewfinder. You get the same menus and interface found on URSA Mini cameras, including on screen overlays for recording parameters, status, histogram, focus and peaking indicators, and playback controls. In addition, you can apply 3D LUTs so you can monitor the shot with the desired colour and look. Not only can you use the 3D LUT for monitoring, it can even be baked into the recorded footage. There’s even a speaker located near the screen, which makes it easy to quickly play back and review shots on set.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gives you professional high fidelity audio recording so you don’t have to carry around a separate sound recorder. The camera features a mini XLR input with 48 volts of phantom power for connecting professional microphones such as lapel mics and booms. There are also built in microphones with an extremely low noise floor so you can capture great sound on location. There’s even a 3.5mm stereo audio jack so you can use different types of video camera microphones.
Even though it’s small and portable, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has a full size HDMI connector built in. You get support for advanced features such as HDR output and a clean 10-bit output with on screen overlays showing full camera status, making it perfect for on set monitoring. There’s also a mini XLR connection with 48 volts of phantom power for attaching professional microphones, a 3.5 mm video camera style microphone input and a professional locking DC power connector.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K uses standard removable LP-E6 type batteries. You also get a locking DC power connector so it can’t be accidentally disconnected in the middle of a shoot. The included 110 - 220 volt plug pack can be used to simultaneously power the camera and charge the LP-E6 battery. Plus, it includes international socket adapters so it can be used anywhere in the world. The USB-C Expansion Port accepts power so you can charge the battery from portable battery packs, a mobile phone charger or even your laptop computer. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gives you a wide range of flexible power options so you can shoot all day.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K includes a full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio, which is a complete post production solution. You get the world’s most advanced solution that combines professional editing, colour correction, audio post and visual effects all in one software tool. DaVinci Resolve is used to finish more Hollywood feature films than any other solution, so you'll get the best possible post production tools to edit native video from your camera and retain every bit of quality. Whether you’re working on major Hollywood feature films, episodic television productions, music videos, commercials or even the latest YouTube shoot, DaVinci Resolve Studio gives you a completely lossless workflow for native editing, colour correction, effects, audio and delivery, so your video always looks as good as possible.
Blackmagic RAW is a revolutionary new and very modern codec that’s easier to use and much better quality than popular video formats, but with all the benefits of RAW recording. Featuring multiple new technologies, such as a new advanced de-mosaic algorithm, Blackmagic RAW gives you visually lossless images that are ideal for high resolution, high frame rate and high dynamic range workflows. Incredible image quality, extensive metadata support and highly optimized GPU and CPU accelerated processing make Blackmagic RAW the world’s first codec that can be used for acquisition, post production and finishing. Blackmagic RAW is a totally new design, plus it’s cross platform, freely available and includes a developer SDK so anyone can add support for Blackmagic RAW to their own software.
Working with traditional RAW formats is difficult because the files are huge, they’re proprietary and extremely processor intensive, which makes them slow and inefficient. While working with traditional video codecs is faster, quality is damaged because of the limitation to 10 bit and the 4:2:2 video filter that’s used which dramatically reduces colour detail. Blackmagic Design engineers have spent years solving these problems and have created a new RAW codec that moves part of the de-mosaic processing from the computer’s CPU into the camera itself, resulting in incredibly efficient encoding for an entirely new high performance RAW experience. With Blackmagic RAW, you get the same quality, bit depth, dynamic range and controls as RAW, with better performance and even smaller file sizes than traditional video codecs.
The incredible quality and speed of Blackmagic RAW makes it ideal for virtually any type of production. The pristine camera native quality of Blackmagic RAW Q0 or 3:1 is perfect for effects heavy feature film and commercial work, where you need the highest possible quality. Blackmagic RAW Q5 and 5:1 are extremely high quality making them great for episodic television and independent films. Blackmagic RAW quality is so high, you can even use 8:1 and 12:1 settings for incredibly small files that are suitable for all kinds of uses such as broadcast news, live sport events, digital signage, A/V, corporate video, weddings and more.
The new advanced de-mosaic algorithm is a central component of Blackmagic RAW. Part of the RAW processing is moved out of software and into the camera, where it can be accelerated. Noise management, sensor profiling and new edge reconstruction algorithms are used to produce high quality cinematic images with incredible depth, crisp details and beautiful image separation. The partially de?mosaiced images, along with the unique characteristics of the image sensor, are encoded and saved into the Blackmagic RAW file so you get total control over features such as ISO, white balance, exposure, contrast, saturation and more. The partial in camera accelerated de?mosaic allows for extremely efficient compression. This results in significantly reduced processing on your computer, making it faster to decode and use the files while retaining the sensor data needed for full RAW control.
Blackmagic RAW uses Blackmagic Design Generation 4 Colour Science for reproducing extremely accurate skin tones and gorgeous, lifelike colours that rival those of cameras costing tens of thousands of dollars more! Images are encoded using a custom non?linear 12?bit space designed to provide the maximum amount of colour data and dynamic range. Unlike traditional RAW workflows that rely on LUTs which alter the pixel data in a harsh way, Blackmagic RAW is non destructive. It harnesses the power of metadata to ensure that the creative vision of the cinematographer is carried through to post production. Most importantly, the free SDK lets third party software applications use the embedded sensor profile metadata if required, as well as Blackmagic Design colour science for predictable and accurate image rendering that yields consistent colour throughout the entire pipeline.
Blackmagic RAW features both constant quality and constant bitrate encoding options, giving you the flexibility to prioritize image quality or file size so you can better tailor your production costs.
The constant bitrate encoding option is very similar to most codecs that are set to never exceed a specific data rate. The four constant bitrate variations are Blackmagic RAW 3:1, 5:1, 8:1 and 12:1. These ratios are based on the unprocessed file size of a single frame from the camera’s sensor, making it easy to understand the relative amount of compression being used. The constant bitrate variations are designed to give you the best possible images with predictable and consistent file sizes.
The new constant quality options preserve image quality by completely removing the upper data limit. That means complex frames will be encoded at higher data rates to preserve detail and maintain quality. Only constant quality ensures quality levels never suffer. Blackmagic RAW Q0 has minimum quantization and yields the highest possible quality, while Blackmagic RAW Q5 uses moderate quantization for more efficient encoding and a smaller file size.
Unlike traditional RAW formats, which are slow and processor intensive, Blackmagic RAW is designed to accelerate your post production workflow. It’s highly optimized for AVX, AVX2 and SSE4.1 enabled processors, it’s multi?threaded and it works across multiple CPU cores. In addition, Blackmagic RAW is also GPU accelerated and works with Apple Metal, CUDA and OpenCL. Frame decoding and image processing is extremely fast, making Blackmagic RAW super smooth for editing, colour correction and visual effects in DaVinci Resolve. Best of all, clips are stored as single files, not image sequences. That makes media management easier and file transfers faster than other RAW formats. Blackmagic RAW performance scales as processors and GPUs get faster, making it the only codec that’s ready for tomorrow’s higher resolution and higher frame rate formats.
Blackmagic RAW and the .braw SDK feature highly descriptive and flexible metadata options that are designed to support today’s modern workflows. The SDK takes care of all the work for developers, so supporting Blackmagic RAW is easy and fast. Using the Blackmagic RAW SDK means you get flawless handling of all camera metadata such as lens information, iris, ISO, colour space, slate information and much, much more. Metadata is embedded directly into the .braw file. In addition, .sidecar files that contain fully editable and human readable JSON formatted metadata can also be used. The metadata in .sidecar files is ancillary, which means that it can override the file’s embedded metadata without overwriting it. Blackmagic RAW also supports frame based metadata so you can access values, such as focus distance, that often change on a frame by frame basis.
Traditional RAW formats often display content inconsistently when viewed through different media players. Because the SDK manages all colour, colour transformations and also contains information about the characteristics of the camera’s sensor, the Blackmagic RAW Player can reliably display all of the dynamic range and deep colour of .braw clips. In fact, any software that utilizes the Blackmagic RAW SDK can ensure accurate and reliable interpretation of colour and tonal values rendered to the viewer. Most importantly, playback will be silky smooth, even on slower systems that typically struggle with other high bitrate RAW formats.
DaVinci Resolve 15.1 includes support for Blackmagic RAW, so you can start shooting and finishing your work immediately! DaVinci Resolve is used on more feature films and television commercials than any other solution and is the standard in high end post production. This means you can work with the world’s largest facilities to finish your work, or simply download DaVinci Resolve 15.1 now and edit, colour correct, perform visual effects and audio post production yourself! DaVinci Resolve 15.1 includes full support for Blackmagic RAW, giving you a non-destructive workflow. Picture adjustments and settings that you make in the camera will come into DaVinci Resolve via metadata and are completely editable. You can even make changes to the RAW settings in DaVinci Resolve, open the files in other applications that support Blackmagic RAW and automatically see the settings, so you have a consistent look and controls between software apps and different platforms.
Blackmagic RAW is the world’s only truly modern, high performance, professional RAW codec that is open, cross platform and free. The codec is supported via the free SDK on Mac OS, Windows and Linux systems. Best of all, there are no hidden licenses or ongoing fees. Blackmagic RAW has been designed to provide the industry with an open, elegant and standardized high quality image format that can be used across products and in customer workflows absolutely free.
The .braw SDK is fully documented and publicly available for all developers on Mac OS, Windows and Linux. Using the SDK gives you access to GPU accelerated and CPU optimized algorithms for decoding Blackmagic RAW files. In addition to the encoded image data, the SDK also provides access to unique information about the camera’s imaging sensor so you know how to accurately decode and present the image based on the characteristics of the sensor. The SDK supports 32?bit float, 16?bit integer and 8?bit integer pixel formats, manages the decoding of colour science, allows for user customizable colour space transformation, and provides access to all embedded and sidecar metadata. You even get advanced features such as I/O clip trimming, preview scaling for fast playback and much more. Best of all, Blackmagic RAW and the .braw SDK are available free and even included on Blackmagic Design’s camera software installers.
Coiled P-Tap Cable to 2 Pin Connector for Blackmagic Design Pocket 4K; 18" extends to 48"
Small Form Cine V-Mount Battery Pack 49wh, 14.8v with BMD Pocket 4K Battery Cable
Wooden Camera brand Gold Mount plate for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Pro Gold Mount Power Plate for Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Pro V-Mount Power Plate for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Wooden Camera brand V-Mount plate for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Battery extender and hand grip for Pocket Cinema Camera 4K lets you shoot for over 2 hours on a single charge
Conveniently power your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K from a variety of different power sources
Simple, durable slider for silky smooth professional tracking movements - Long Track
Unified Advanced Accessory Kit for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Unified Base Accessory Kit for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Unified Pro Accessory Kit for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
20" D-Tap for Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
36" Power Extension Cable for Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Unified Camera Cage for the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Professional keyboard with dedicated edit keys and high quality search wheel to dramatically speed up your workflow
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 15 / 16 Mac Backlit Astra Keyboard
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 15 / 16 PC Backlit Astra Keyboard
Pro MFT to PL Adapter for Pocket, BMMCC, BMMSC
Lightweight video tripod kit built for travel performance
Nitrotech 608 Fluid Video Head with 536 3 Stage Tripod
Accessories designed to use the FOCUS 7 with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinemea Camera 4K
Professional grade camera-top monitor that can power your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
What CFast cards should I use with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K?
The following CFast 2.0 cards are recommended for recording 4K DCI Blackmagic RAW 3:1 up to 60 fps.
The following CFast 2.0 cards are recommended for recording 4K DCI ProRes HQ up to 60 fps.
The following CFast 2.0 cards are recommended for recording 4K DCI Lossless RAW up to 30 fps.
The following CFast 2.0 cards are recommended for recording 4K DCI 3:1 RAW up to 60 fps.
What SD card should I use with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K?
The following SD cards are recommended for recording 4K DCI Blackmagic RAW 12:1 up to 30 fps.
The following SD cards are recommended for recording 4K DCI ProRes HQ up to 60 fps.
The following SD cards are recommended for recording 4K DCI 4:1 RAW up to 60 fps.
The following SD cards are recommended for recording 4K DCI Lossless RAW up to 24 fps.
The following SD cards are recommended for recording 1080p Lossless RAW up to 60 fps.
What USB‑C drives should I use with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K?
The following USB-C drives are recommended for recording 4K DCI Blackmagic RAW 3:1 up to 60 fps.
The following USB-C drives are recommended for recording 4K DCI ProRes HQ up to 60 fps.
The following USB-C drives are recommended for recording 4K DCI Lossless RAW up to 30 fps.
The following USB-C drives are recommended for recording 4K DCI 3:1 RAW up to 60 fps.
The revolutionary new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is the camera you’ve been asking for! Blackmagic Design’s original Pocket Cinema Camera took the industry by storm. It was, and still is, used extensively throughout the industry for everything from shooting Vlogs to filming big budget movies as a B-camera. Whether stripped back for use in-car, or rigged with follow focus, matte box, external monitors and battery systems on-set, the Pocket Cinema Camera with its RAW and ProRes recording capabilities established a new benchmark for the industry.
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With the release of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, it’s time to start thinking about how you want to record… Like the URSA Mini Pro, the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has built-in SD & CFast card slots. However, it only has 1 of each and (currently) will not roll record from one to the other. Now, if you’re shooting in one of the mid/low ProRes or DNG codecs or HD RAW, it’s not a massive problem (30+ minutes based on a 256GB card); but if you want to shoot higher resolutions in RAW or ProRes XQ then you’re looking at, potentially, 10-15 minutes based on the same card…that’s going to mean a LOT of card switching! Thankfully, the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has something extra… The USB-C port on the side of it isn’t just for updates; connect a portable hard drive or SSD and you can record directly onto it. The advantage of this is that portable drives can store a lot more data than any memory card, which means you’ll be carrying less media. Also, as they’re USB-C, you can connect them to your Mac/PC and start editing straight from the drive.
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Unified Pro Accessory Kit for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K