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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera | 4K
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a 4/3 image sensor with 4096 x 2160 resolution and an MFT lens mount, allowing you to capture wide dynamic range, Hollywood quality, digital film images in the palm of your hand. The MFT mount lets you use super compact, lightweight and affordable lenses so you can take the camera anywhere, even locations that are too hostile for larger cameras. The result is an extremely advanced, affordable and portable high end digital film camera.
- ISO Up to 25,600
- 13 stops Dynamic Range
- 3D LUTS
- Large 5" Screen
- Professional Audio
- Blackmagic RAW
- 18.96 x 10 mm Sensor
- 4096 x 2160 Resolution
Introducing the Next Generation Handheld Digital Film Cameras
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is better than a simple video camera because it has professional features allowing you to create the same "look" as Hollywood feature films.
The combination of high dynamic range, great low light performance and Blackmagic RAW gives you feature film images with precise skin tones and gorgeous organic colours.
You get advanced features such as 4K or 6K models, large 5" LCD for easy focus, SD card and CFast media, external USB‑C media disk recording, EF or MFT lens mounts and more.
DaVinci Resolve Studio is also included for editing, colour correction, audio post and VFX.
Portable, Affordable and Professional
Now you can shoot anything in 4K
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.
Designed to be portable, packed with features and fully expandable
Elegant Modern Design
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.
Multifunction controls at your fingertips
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a familiar and comfortable design that has been specifically developed for shooting video so you get controls that go far beyond those found on traditional DSLR cameras. The multi function grip, which has buttons and dials placed logically for finger tip control, allows super fast access to all essential shooting functions. You get controls for recording start/stop, still photos, ISO, shutter, aperture, white balance, function buttons, power on/off and more. If you’ve ever shot with a DSLR, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K will feel very familiar, but the images will look far better.
Incredibly bright 5 inch touchscreen and monitor
You’ll never have to carry around a separate monitor for focussing a high resolution shot when you’re shooting with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. That’s because it features a built in super bright 5 inch touchscreen monitor that’s perfect for framing shots and checking focus. You can even double tap on the LCD to zoom in, turn on focus peaking, focus assist and more. Plus you can use the touchscreen to access the Blackmagic OS, which lets you control all of the cameras advanced functions with simple tap and swipe gestures. You can even add metadata using the built in digital slate.
Incredibly high quality built in microphones, plus mini XLR
Designed from the ground up to capture amazing high fidelity audio with incredible clarity, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features 4 built in microphones with extremely low noise for capturing the subtle detail in live sound. All this means professional audio is a major design goal for this camera.
There’s also a mini XLR input with 48 volts of phantom power for connecting professional boom and lapel microphones. You can also use the 3.5mm input to connect standard video camera microphones. With the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, you get professional quality audio with flexible options for microphones.
Designed for recording direct to disk, plus future expandability
USB-C has become the new standard on everything from computers to cell phones, because it’s very fast, provides both power and data, and has an extremely small connector. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K includes a USB-C Expansion Port so you can connect peripherals such as a flash disk or SSD for long recording times. Once your recording is complete, you can simply unplug the disk and connect it to your edit workstation. The USB-C connection also handles power, so you can use a standard computer power supply or power pack to charge the internal battery.
The connections you need for expanding and rigging the camera
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a full size HDMI connector with support for HDR output, plus you get support for a clean 10-bit HDMI output with or without overlays for on set monitoring. There’s also a mini XLR connection with 48 volts of phantom power for attaching professional microphones, and a 3.5 mm video camera style microphone input. The 3.5mm microphone input will accept LTC timecode from an external source. You also get a professional camera style locking DC power connector. For wireless connectivity and control, you can even use Bluetooth, as well as customizing your own control solutions with the Blackmagic Bluetooth control developer SDK.
- 3.5mm Stereo Inputs
Stereo inputs perfect for video microphones and can even accept LTC timecode.
- Full Size HDMI Connector
Robust full size HDMI connection with 10-bit clean output or overlays.
- DC Power
Professional locking DC power connector.
- USB Expansion Port
High speed USB-C connection for direct external recording.
- XLR Audio Connection
One mini XLR connection with 48V phantom power and high quality, low noise pre‑amps.
Compatible with Cinema & Photographic Lenses
With 2 models, you can chose between EF or MFT lenses, making Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera compatible with the largest range and most popular lenses in the world.
The 6K model features an EF lens mount so you can use lenses you already own from other cameras such as DSLR, URSA Mini Pro or even the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera. You can use commonly available photographic lenses that provide incredible creative choice and wonderful feature film quality lens effects. The active lens mount lets you adjust focus and iris from the buttons on the camera or the touch screen. For even greater flexibility, the MFT lens mount on the 4K model can be adapted to PL, C, EF or other lens types.
Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
|Effective Sensor Size||18.96mm x 10mm (Four Thirds)|
|Lens Mount||Active MFT mount.|
|Lens Control||Iris, focus and zoom on supported lenses.|
|Dynamic Range||13 Stops.|
|Shooting Resolutions||4096 x 2160 (4K DCI), 3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD), 1920 x 1080 (HD).|
|Frame Rates||Maximum sensor frame rate dependent on resolution and codec selected. Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps supported.
Off-speed frame rates up to 60 fps in 4K DCI, 120 fps in HD windowed.
|Focus||Focus button turns on peaking, auto focus available using compatible lenses.|
|Iris Control||Iris wheel and touchscreen slider for manual iris adjustment on electronically controllable lenses, iris button for instant auto iris settings on compatible lenses so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.|
|Screen Dimensions||5” 1920 x 1080.|
|Screen Type||LCD capacitive touchscreen.|
|Metadata Support||Automatically populated lens data from electronic Micro Four Thirds lenses. Automatic recording of camera settings and slate data such as project, scene number, take and special notes.|
|Controls||Touchscreen menus on 5 inch screen. 1 x Power Switch, 1 x Record Button, 1 x Stills Button, 1 x Scroll Wheel with push integrated into handgrip, 1 x ISO Button, 1 x White Balance, 1 x Shutter Button, 3 x software configurable Fn buttons, 1 x High Frame Rate (HFR) Button, 1 x Zoom Button, 1 x Menu Button, 1 x Play Button, 1 x Focus Button and 1 x IRIS Button.|
|Total Video Inputs||None.|
|Total Video Outputs||1 x HDMI Type A|
|Analog Audio Inputs||1 x mini XLR analog switchable between mic with phantom power support and line level (up to +14dBu).
1 x 3.5mm Stereo Input. Can also be used for Timecode input.
|Analog Audio Outputs||1 x 3.5mm headphone jack.|
|Computer Interface||USB Type-C for external drive recording, software updates and media download.|
|Microphone||Integrated stereo microphone.|
|Built in Speaker||1 x mono speaker.|
|SD Video Standards||None.|
|HD Video Standards||1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60.|
|Ultra HD Video Standards||2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60.|
|4K DCI Standards||4KDCIp23.98, 4KDCIp24, 4KDCIp25, 4KDCIp29.97, 4KDCIp30, 4KDCIp50, 4KDCIp59.94, 4KDCIp60.|
|Media||1 x CFast and 1 x SD USH-II card slot for CinemaDNG Raw and ProRes Recording. Actual supported codec and frame rates are media dependent.|
|Media Format||Can format cards to ExFAT for Windows and Mac or HFS+ for Mac (file systems).|
|Codecs||CinemaDNG RAW, CinemaDNG RAW 3:1, CinemaDNG RAW 4:1, ProRes 422 HQ QuickTime, ProRes 422 QuickTime, ProRes 422 LT QuickTime, ProRes 422 Proxy QuickTime.|
|Storage Type||1 x CFast 2.0.
1 x SD UHS-II card.
|Storage Rates||4096 x 2160
CinemaDNG RAW - 270 MB/s
CinemaDNG RAW 3:1 - 128 MB/s
CinemaDNG RAW 4:1 - 96 MB/s
3840 x 2160
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 110 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 - 73.6 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 51 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy - 22.4 MB/s?
1920 x 1080
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 27.5 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 - 18.4 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 12.75 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy - 5.6 MB/s
Storage rates based on 30 frames per second.
|Recording Formats||Lossless CinemaDNG RAW, RAW 3:1 and RAW 4:1 with film dynamic range at 4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080. Apple ProRes 4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080 with either film, video and extended video dynamic range.|
|Software Included||Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Operating System.
DaVinci Resolve Studio on SD Card.
Blackmagic Camera Setup.
|Operating Systems||macOS 10.12 Sierra,
macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later.
Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
|Power Supply||1 x External 12V power supply.|
|External Power Input||1 x 2-pin locking connector.|
|Battery Type||Canon LP-E6.|
|Battery Life||Approximately 60 minutes.|
|Dimensions||178.1 x 85.5 x 96mm|
|Weight||722 g (25.5 oz.)|
|Operating Temperature||0°to 40°C (32° to 104°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°to 45°C (-4° to 113°F)|
|Relative Humidity||0% to 90% non-condensing|
|Warranty||12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.|
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