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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Design
Abel Code: BMD-POCKETCINECAM
Mfr. Code: CINECAMPOCHDMFT
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Available In Store | NY
Description
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera packs the technology of a digital film camera into a tiny form factor. Includes MFT lens mount, captures 1080HD Apple ProRes 422 HQ files direct to SD cards and lossless compressed CinemaDNG to SDXC cards.
Key Highlights
  • Super 16 sized image sensor
  • 13 stops dynamic range
  • Records Full HD 1920x1080 CinemaDNG RAW
$995.00
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Note: Available via ground or expedited shipping on domestic orders. Please consider picking up this item in-store, as well. Only ships within the United States due to airline restrictions.

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Overview

Overview

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, a pocket-sized Super 16 digital film camera, is small enough to carry everywhere. Capture 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 of this is packed into a small form factor.

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records 1080HD resolution ProRes 422 HQ files direct to fast SD cards. You can immediately edit or color correct your media on your laptop. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera provides what you need to bring cinematic film look shooting to the most difficult and remote locations. It is ideal for documentaries, independent films, photo journalism, music festivals, ENG, or remote locations.

High Dynamic Range Yet Portable Size

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true high dynamic range film look camera in an extremely portable size. Now you can shoot cinema quality in situations never before possible. Imagine shooting a documentary, episodic television production, television commercial or independent film in with quality of digital film in a pocket-sized camera. With its compact size, you can covertly shoot important and historic events such as wars, protests and other conflict in cinema quality and capture a more realistic record of the event. 

Retain Image Detail for Color Grading

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 are the reason why high end television commercials and feature films appear so beautiful. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera delivers a film look because it captures a super wide dynamic range of 13 stops, so your images look cinematic. This means you retain all sensor data for DaVinci Resolve color grading.

High Quality Construction

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 a 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 optimized for quality.

The magnesium alloy chassis is both llight and extremely strong, so you get protection of the camera's internal electronics in a unit that can be handheld for long periods of time. The design features a grip that adds comfort and stability when shooting handheld. 1/4"-20 thread mounting points are located on the top and bottom of the camera for when you want to mount the camera on a tripod or in a rig, or attach an external microphone or other accessory.

Micro Four Thirds MFT Lens Mount

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera lets you use the most incredible range of lenses. With the Super 16 size sensor, which is the perfect ratio and size for stunning 1920 x 1080 HD images, you can use a wide range of adapters 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.

Recording

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. SD cards are commonly available and can be formatted for either HFS+ or exFAT, making them compatible with either Mac OS X or Windows. 

ProRes 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 you can color correct files natively or transcode them into a different file format to suit your post production workflow.

Select Film Log or Video Linear Gamma

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera creates lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW files and ProRes 422 HQ files. You can set the camera to record in Film or Video mode depending on your project requirements. In Film Log setting you capture the image sensor's entire dynamic range, which is perfect for creative color correction. In Video mode, processing in the camera creates a file in REC709 color space for HDTV.

Lightweight Portable Design

Designed as the world's most compact digital film camera (5" wide and 12.5 oz), 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, 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.

Connectivity

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 video, audio and remote connections are conveniently located on the same side of the chassis. The micro HDMI output lets you connect to electronic viewfinders, monitors, external disk recorders and more. Stereo audio inputs and outputs use 3.5mm stereo jacks for connecting microphones and headphones. Plus you get a 2.5mm jack connection for LANC remote control and the DC power supply for mains operation and battery charging uses a standard 0.7mm plug.

Monitor On Set with HDMI Output

You can connect the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera to a huge range of equipment such as electronic viewfinders, monitors and disk recorders, using the camera's built in HDMI output. The Micro HDMI output uses a small Type D connector and cables with Type D to full size Type A connectors are commonly available at low cost. The camera's HDMI output includes an overlay setting with frame guides, f-stop, frame rate and more. The overlay can easily be disabled for a clean video output.

LANC Remote Control

The LANC control protocol allows the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera to be controlled remotely by a wired controller. Connection to the camera is via a 2.5mm jack and the controller allows the camera’s record, stop, focus and iris settings to be remotely controlled. LANC remote controllers are typically fitted to tripods and often in situations where the camera is out of reach for direct operation.

Small Camera on a Big Rig

Big cameras can never be small, but small cameras can be big. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera supports a wide range of optional adapters for converting from Micro Four Thirds to other lens mounts such as PL. This means you can take advantage of the professional Super 16 cine lenses, as well as any other type of professional lens you want to use. The Micro Four Thirds standard lens mount face is close to the sensor, so you have lots of room to add adapters to other lens types.

Additional Features

Elegant Design

Crafted from super strong magnesium alloy, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera’s incredibly compact design is tough and stylish.

High Resolution Monitoring

Incorporating a large 3.5" LCD is a key component of the camera's overall design. This extremely high resolution display gives a live view of your images, plus lets you play back recorded files and displays the camera's adjustable settings. Using such a high quality display lets you set focus easily. Use focus peaking to get a graphical reference of the sharpest parts of your image, plus you can zoom in to 1:1 scale for incredibly accurate focusing.

Rechargeable Battery

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 EN-EL20 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.

Great Technology

With 13 stops of wide dynamic range, Super 16 size sensor and high quality ProRes recording you get a true digital film look.

Shoot Anywhere

Perfect for a wide range of shooting styles, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera can be taken almost anywhere.

What's in the Box

  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • SD Card (with user manual and camera utility software)
  • Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (EN-EL20)
  • Set of four international socket adapters
  • 12V AC Adapter
  • Turret Dust Cap
  • Wrist Strap
  • Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera
Specifications

Specifications

Key Highlights

  • Super 16 sized image sensor
  • 13 stops dynamic range
  • Records Full HD 1920x1080 CinemaDNG RAW
  • Captures ProRes 422 HQ at 220 MBps
  • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery included
  • Small form factor
  • MFT lens mount

Batteries

Battery Chemistry:
Li-Ion / Lithium-ion
Operating Time:
Approximately 1 hour of continuous recording time.

Camera Lens System

Camera Lens Mount:
MFT

Connectors

Output Connector/Port:
1 x HDMI - Micro HDMI Type D Output
1 x LANC - 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop, Iris Control and Focus, using your compatible lenses.
Input Connector/Port:
1 x USB - USB 2.0 Mini B port for software updates and configuration.

Inputs & Outputs

Audio I/O:
1 x Audio Input - 3.5mm stereo audio analog input
1 x Audio Output - HDMI Audio Output, 2-Channel, 48 kHz and 24-bit

Power

Power Input:
DC - 12V-20V DC port for external power and battery recharging.
Battery Pack - Removable and rechargeable Li-Ion battery

Recording

Recording Resolution:
Full HD - 1920 x 1080
Recording Format:
Apple ProRes 442 HQ
CinemaDNG RAW - lossless
Recording Frame Rate:
23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p
Bit Rate:
220 Mbps using Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Dynamic Range:
13 stops
Sensor Dimensions:
12.48 x 7.02mm

Software / Apps / Plugins

PC Requirements:
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later.
Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
Software Included:
DaVinci Resolve Studio - DaVinci Resolve grading software SD card for Mac OS X and Windows.

Camera

Media Cards:
SDXC
SD
Camera Options:
Camera Body Only
Camera Features:
Integrated Speaker
Remote Control - via LANC
USB
Headphone Jack
On-Camera Controls
LCD / Monitor - Integrated 3.5", 800x480
Iris Dial:
Iris Control - Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings on compatible lenses so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.

Shipping

Width:
7.8 in
Height:
2.1 in
Length:
8.6 in
Weight:
1.75 lb
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