If you want to dramatically improve the production value of your work, then you can't go past the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera range. They are just so much better than a simple video camera because they utilize custom calibrated sensors. These unique sensors will get you get same "look" as a feature film, so it feels more organic and introduces a grainier look.
The combination of high dynamic range, great low light performance and Blackmagic RAW codec gives your images more precise skin tones and gorgeous organic colors. So, if you want to give your production that edge over the competition, then look no further.
There are 3 cameras in the range to consider. Pocket 4K, The Pocket 6K G2 or The Pocket 6K Pro. DaVinci Resolve Studio, which retails on its own for $459 is included with all the cameras. This software allows for advanced editing, color correction, audio post and VFX. See my other blog on the full specs for the latest version. its is a fantastic deal.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a 4/3 image sensor with 4096 x 2160,13 stops of dynamic range and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for HDR images and incredible low light performance.
External controls give quick access to essential functions, while the large 5 inch touchscreen makes it easy to frame shots, focus accurately and change camera settings. Features include built in SD/UHS-II or CFast 2.0 recorders for Blackmagic RAW or ProRes recording as well as a USB-C expansion port for recording externally to disks. There are built-in microphones, XLR input, full sized HDMI, 3D LUT support, Bluetooth and more. allowing you to capture wide dynamic range, Hollywood quality, digital film images in the palm of your hand! It’s an extremely advanced and affordable high end digital film camera.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 is an advanced technology, handheld 6K digital film camera with 6144 x 3456 Super 35 high resolution HDR sensor, dual native ISO, EF lens mount and direct recording to USB-C disks! This powerful model adds an adjustable touchscreen, and a larger battery for longer run time. You can even add an optional OLED viewfinder.
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The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro includes more pro features such as built in 2, 4 and 6 stop motorized ND filters with selectable ND, stop reduction or fraction settings shown on the display. As well as a super bright 1500 nit HDR screen making it ideal for use in bright sunlight.
It sports a 6144 x 3456 Super 35 high resolution HDR sensor, dual native ISO, EF lens mount and direct recording to USB‑C disks. This powerful model also adds an adjustable HDR touchscreen, and a larger battery for longer run time. It also add an optional OLED viewfinder.Optional Accessories:
Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Grip
Battery extender and hand grip for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K lets you shoot for over 2 hours on a single charge. Takes 2 standard LP-E6 batteries.
Battery extender and hand grip for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Cameras. Pro lets you shoot continuously for over 3 hours. It is compatible for both Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2. The Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Pro Grip adds two extra NP-F570 batteries to the 6K G2 and 6K Pro.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Pro EVF
High quality viewfinder with built in proximity sensor, 4 element glass diopter, built in status information, and a digital focus chart. The Pocket Cinema Camera Pro EVF connects quickly to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K's via a single connector. The viewfinder has up to 70 degree swivel, and comes with a set of 4 eyecups including left and right eye.
To finish up
These cameras will have a long shelf life. The original Pocket Camera is still used by professionals, several years after its initial release. If it's the film look you are after you won't be disappointed.
By Joseph D'Onghia 9th April, 2023
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