Digital Film With The “Hollywood Look”!
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera has the expert features needed for documentaries, television programming and feature film. Now these same features can be used to transform other types of work such as YouTube content, blog videos etc. You get equivalent features found on luxurious digital film cameras, letting you capture;
- Wider dynamic range amongst the brightest highlights and deepest shadows
- Deeper colours
- Higher image detail
This is the main reason why feature films look so wonderful and now you can get these equivalent high end production standards for any kind of work.
Imagine getting film quality on independent;
- Corporate videos
- Music videos
- And more!
The Next Generation Handheld Digital Film Cameras Have Arrived!
Blackmagic Camera is better than a humble video camera as it has expert features letting you produce the same “appearance” as Hollywood feature films. The mixture of Blackmagic RAW, high dynamic range and great low light performance gives you feature film images with accurate skin tones and attractive organic colours.
You get cutting-edge features such as;
- EF or MFT lens mounts
- External USB‑C media disk recording
- SD card and CFast media
- Large 5″ LCD for easy focus
- 4K or 6K models
- And more!
DaVinci Resolve Studio is also included for:
- Audio post
- Colour correction
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
The 4/3 image sensor with 4096 x 2160 resolution and an MFT lens mount allows you to capture wide dynamic range, Hollywood quality digital film images in the palm of your hand! The MFT mount allows you to use super compacted, lightweight and inexpensive lenses so you can take the camera anyplace, even locations that are too intimidating for bigger cameras. The consequence is a very innovative, inexpensive and transportable high end digital film camera!
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
Includes a bigger 6144 x 3456 Super 35 sensor and EF lens mount that lets you use larger EF photographic lenses to produce cinematic images with shallower depth of field, allowing artistic defocussed backgrounds and beautiful bokeh effects! The additional resolution also gives you more room for reframing in editing and colour correction. This means that you can shoot in 6K and then in post production zoom and re‑frame to permit wide shots and close ups to be shaped, all from a single camera and without losing image quality!
Strong And Lightweight
The sophisticated design of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera packs an amazing number of high end digital film features into a shrunken, handheld design. Made from lightweight carbon fiber polycarbonate composite, the camera features a multi-function hand grip with all controls right at your fingertips for;
- Shutter angle
Because it’s an innovative digital film camera, the sensor is intended to decrease thermal noise permitting cleaner shadows and higher ISO. Plus the big 5 inch LCD makes it possible to get perfect focus at 4K and 6K resolutions.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera also includes:
- A built in speaker
- Heavy duty lens mount
- 4 shock proof microphones
- A removable battery door
The multifunction handgrip features a comfortable and familiar design that puts important functions such as shutter buttons, ISO and WB right at your fingertips. There’s also a scroll wheel beneath your index finger for making swift iris tunings! You get extra controls that go past those found on a DSLR, which means you don’t have to go hunting through menus on a small screen to find an option! The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features easy to grasp recording and still buttons that are located precisely where you assume them to be, including user assignable function keys and control buttons for;
- Menu operation
- Focus zoom
- High frame rate
- And more
Controls: Fingertip Shooting
The front and top of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features still photo buttons and record start/stop, along with devoted controls for;
- Shutter speed
- White balance
The core power switch is situated on the top next to a row of 3 customisable function buttons.
Controls: Back Panel
Expediently placed underneath the right thumb rest, you can swiftly;
- Play back shots for review
- Adjust shooting speed with the high frame rate button
- Zoom into the image with the magnifying glass
- Access setup menus
A High Resolution Film Sensor!
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features an inherent sensor resolution of 4096 x 2160, while the 6K model has an inherent resolution of 6144 x 3456. Whether you’re shooting in bright sunlight or in virtually no light at all, both models feature twin inherent ISO up to 25,600 and 13 stops of dynamic range for spectacular low noise images in all lighting conditions. Both models allow you to shoot up to 60 fps in full resolution or 120 fps windowed and the 6K model’s bigger Super 35 sensor permits shooting with a shallow depth of field and anamorphic lenses.
When you combine the sensor with the latest Blackmagic Generation 4 Colour Science, you get the equivalent imaging technology as the most luxurious digital film cameras.
Cinema And Photographic Lenses Are Also Compatible!
With 2 models, you can pick between EF or MFT lenses, making Blackmagic Pocket companionable with the biggest range and most prevalent 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 URSA Mini Pro, DSLR or even the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera! You can use generally accessible photographic lenses that offer amazing artistic choices and delightful feature film quality lens properties.
The active lens mount lets you change focus and iris from the buttons on the camera or the touch screen. For even more flexibility, the MFT lens mount on the 4K model can be adapted to EF, C, PL, or other lens types!
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Images
The distance amongst the lightest and the darkest parts of an image are called dynamic range and is measured in stops. Blackmagic Pocket 4K and 6K both have an amazing 13 stops of dynamic range which means they preserve more detail in the lightest and darkest parts of an image than more humble video cameras can. This lets you set exposure for indoor scenes such as a coffee shop, and still hold the particulars of bright outside light approaching through a window. You also get more colours than the typical DCI‑P3 colour space utilised for feature films.
DaVinci Resolve Studio software is included with the camera, which means that you get full artistic liberty with complete exposure tuning and recovery controls when colour grading!
Excellent Low Light Performance
In digital film ISO is an amount of the image sensor’s sensitivity to light. This means the higher the ISO number the more sensitive it is to light, so it’s able to shoot using normal light even at night! The Blackmagic Pocket features dual gain ISO up to 25,600, which means both the 4K and 6K models are enhanced to diminish grain or noise in images, while upholding the full dynamic range of the sensor.
The innate ISO of 400 is perfect for scenes with on‑set lighting. The secondary high base ISO of 3200 is ideal when shooting in weakly lit situations. The gain is set robotically as you regulate the ISO setting on the camera, so it’s easy to capture excellent images when you don’t have time to set up lights.
Multiple Frame Rates And Resolutions
Contingent on the model, the Blackmagic Camera can shoot in all typical resolutions and frame rates; from HD up to DCI 4K and even 6K. You can also shoot still photos at 2 megapixels on the 6K model and 8 megapixels on the 4K model.
The new 6K model will shoot;
- Up to 50 fps at 6144 x 3456 16:9
- Or 60 fps at 6144 x 2560 2.4:1
- 60 fps at 5744 x 3024 17:9
For higher frame rates you can window the sensor and shoot up to 120 fps at 2.8K 2868 x 1512 17:9. You can also work in true anamorphic 6:5 using anamorphic lenses in 3.7K 60 fps at 3624 x 3020.
On the 4K model you can shoot;
- Up to 60 fps 4K DCI at 4096 x 2160
- 60 fps in Ultra HD at 3840 x 2160
You can even shoot 120 fps in 1080HD!
Friendly File Formats!
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records using typical open file formats so you don’t have to waste time transcoding media. Files are companionable with all post production software so you can work with the software of your choice or utilise the included DaVinci Resolve Studio. Recording works in industry typical 10‑bit Apple ProRes files in all formats up to 4K or 12‑bit Blackmagic RAW in all formats up to 6K.
Blackmagic RAW is the most rapidly growing RAW format and developers can download and use the free Blackmagic RAW SDK to add support into their apps. In addition media files work on all operating systems plus you can format media cards and disks in HFS+ for Mac and ExFAT for Windows.
CFast 2.0 Media, SD Cards Or UHS‑II!
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features built in SD UHS‑II and CFast card recorders and a USB‑C expansion port for recording straight to an exterior media disk. You can use ordinary SD cards for HD or greater performance UHS‑II and CFast cards for innate 4K or 6K when utilising Blackmagic RAW. You can capture over an hour of full resolution 6K images on a single 256GB SD UHS‑II card!
The Blackmagic RAW and ProRes files work with all video software. You can even mount the media cards on your computer and begin editing straight from them using the included DaVinci Resolve Studio software!
The Swiftness Of Video And The Superiority Of RAW!
Blackmagic RAW is a ground-breaking new format intended to capture and retain the quality of the sensor data from your camera. Video formats such as H.264 are highly compressed, plus add noise and weird artifacts, causing original sensor detail to be lost forever. Blackmagic RAW eradicates this problem and gives you spectacular images with amazing detail and colour through the production pipeline from camera to colour, edit and mastering.
It also keeps camera settings as metadata so you can set exposure, ISO and white balance in camera or supersede them later while editing, all without any loss of quality! Blackmagic RAW offers you the highest quality, smallest files and fastest performance!
In order for your images to look decent, you need to make sure that it’s not too bright (overexposed) or too dark (underexposed). With Blackmagic RAW, the exposure settings can be altered in post so you can save shots that were not correctly exposed!
Saturation is the strength or purity of a colour. More saturated colours are pure and less saturated colours have a proportion of grey in relation to their hue. Correcting saturation in Blackmagic RAW images can assist to make the colours visually pop or become muted.
Altering tint is another way you can affect the overall colour balance of an image. Unlike saturation or midpoint which can make reds redder or yellows more yellow, adjusting tint essentially lets you push the colours in diverse directions.
Varying the ISO changes the camera’s sensitivity to light. Appropriately exposed shots need the right mixture of ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Dependent on the lighting and exposure settings, you may need to fine-tune ISO in post.
Changing contrast or the tonal range of an image, can make different parts of the image stand out. While you must constantly try to get the greatest shot on set, Blackmagic RAW gives you the opportunity to fine-tune contrast without any loss of quality while you’re editing and colour correcting.
Setting the colour temperature communicates to the camera how you want to interpret white and other colours in an image. As an alternative to saving images with colour values baked in, Blackmagic RAW makes it possible for you to modify the temperature in post production with DaVinci Resolve Studio.
Precise Focus With A 5″ Touchscreen
The rear of the Blackmagic Camera features a big, bright 5 inch touchscreen that makes it simple for you to frame shots and precisely focus. That means you don’t have to transport everywhere an exterior monitor or viewfinder. It’s like getting a built in Blackmagic Video Assist with your camera! The touchscreen shows vital info while you’re shooting, menus for setting up the camera and intuitive touch to focus controls.
On screen overlays display;
- Playback controls
- Frame guides
- Focus & Peaking indicators
- A histogram
- And more
You can swiftly apply 3D LUTs for monitoring shots with the chosen colour and look, or you can choose to bake it into the recorded footage.
Features From URSA Mini Pro
With the cutting-edge Blackmagic OS, you get an intuitive and user friendly camera operating system based on the newest technology. Blackmagic OS is a true modern operating system where all camera features run autonomously for smoother control, plus the camera powers on near instantly. It features the equivalent controls and menus as other Blackmagic Design cameras so you can move amongst cameras on set effortlessly.
The interface utilises simple tap and swipe gestures to view recording status, change settings and add metadata.
You also get complete control over innovative camera features such as;
- Blackmagic RAW settings
- Metadata entry
- 3D LUTs
- On screen focus and exposure tools
- And more!
Colour Science Generation 4
Featuring the same Generation 4 Colour Science as the high end URSA Mini Pro G2, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera brings you fabulous, precise skin tones and authentic colour in every shot.
Blackmagic Colour Science Generation 4 uses a sophisticated dynamic 12‑bit gamma curve intended to capture more colour data in the highlights and shadows, so you get improved looking images. The colour science also handles some of the intricate Blackmagic RAW image processing, so colour and dynamic range data from the sensor is conserved via metadata which you can utilise in post production. That means you get images that have a natural, film like response to colour modifications in post with DaVinci Resolve Studio.
Custom Rigging With Professional Connections!
Though small and transportable, the Blackmagic Pocket features an extensive range of connections for power, audio, monitoring and more.
The camera comprises a full size HDMI connector for monitoring with provision for HDR and clean 10‑bit output. That means you can attach a HDMI display or television for on set monitoring of images, with or without overlays that show vital info and camera status. There’s also;
- A professional locking DC power connector
- A headphone connection
- 5 mm video camera style microphone input
- A mini XLR connection with 48 volt phantom power for attaching professional microphones
The USB‑C linking lets you connect and record straight to your media disk!
Audio Inputs & 4 Built‑In Microphones
With professional, high fidelity audio recording built in you’ll never have to carry around a separate sound recorder again! Both Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera models feature a mini XLR input with 48 volts of phantom power for linking professional microphones such as lapel mics and booms. The four built in microphones have a very low noise floor and are shock and wind resilient, allowing you to capture excellent sound in any location. There’s also a 3.5mm audio input for linking video camera style microphones, along with a built in speaker for playback and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Recreate Film Looks
Digital film cameras shoot logarithmic colour space to preserve the dynamic range, which is excellent for later post production, however when these files are viewed on a monitor they can look flat and washed out. 3D LUTs fix this issue since they let you apply a “look” to the monitor so you get an awareness of how the finished images will look when editing. LUTs can be applied briefly for monitoring only, or they can be logged into the Blackmagic RAW files for use in post production.
The Blackmagic Camera works with industry typical 17 and 33 point 3D LUT files, or you can work with the built in LUTs such as:
- Extended Video
- Film to Video
- Film to Rec.2020;
- And more.
Record Straight To Exterior Media Disks With USB‑C
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features an advanced and high speed USB‑C Expansion Port that operates at up to 5 Gb/s. USB‑C is accessible from most new computers and even provides power. That means you can attach exterior accessories such as flash drives and SSDs for significantly lengthier recording times.
A fast external disk allows shooting 6K in the maximum constant quality 12‑bit Blackmagic RAW in the Q0 setting or at high frame rates. Best of all, when shooting is done you can simply move the exterior disk to your computer and start editing and colour correcting from the same disk, disregarding file copying.
Get Fast Multi Camera Shoots In Perfect Sync With A Built‑In Timecode Generator
Professional cameras comprise professional features and so you likewise get a built in time code generator, letting you shoot with multiple cameras while keeping perfect sync! Just plug in an exterior time code generator such as Tentacle Sync into the 3.5 mm audio jack and the camera will robotically perceive timecode and lock the inside generator. Now each camera can begin and end recording and all the shots from all cameras will have the same coordinated time code. Envision shooting an arts and music festival with numerous roving cameras! Best of all the new DaVinci Resolve 16.1 will robotically discover and sync the shots from all cameras so you don’t need to waste time sorting through thousands of shots!
Up To 21.2 Megapixels For Shooting Still Frames!
In addition to shooting video, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera can also capture high resolution stills. Merely press the devoted stills button to record 21.2 megapixel images on the 6K model or 8 megapixel images on the 4K model. Still images are saved as completely uncompressed DNG frames, so you get supreme image quality, which is ideal for producing professional prints. Capturing still images is excellent for keeping track of continuity amongst shots or for sharing images to get agreement from clients that are not on set.
Camera Remote Control With Wireless Bluetooth
If you’re putting the camera on the end of a boom, or in an alternative difficult to reach location, you can get complete control via Bluetooth from up to 30 feet away. You can download the Blackmagic Camera Control app for your iPad or use third party apps such as Bluetooth+ or tRigger on your iOS and Android devices. There’s even a free developer SDK with sample code obtainable from the Blackmagic Design developer website, so you can create your own remote camera control and digital slate solutions! Imagine writing an app that can jam sync time code and trigger all cameras to record at the same time. The potential is amazing!
Power & Charging
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera uses typical changeable LP‑E6 type batteries and also features a locking DC power connector so you don’t have to worry about losing power in the middle of a shoot. The included AC plug pack can power the camera and charge the battery at the same time. You also get a set of global socket adapters so you can travel and use it worldwide. The USB‑C expansion port can also be used to charge the battery from;
- Laptop computers
- Portable battery packs
- Mobile phone chargers
You can even add an elective Blackmagic Pocket Battery Grip that allows you utilise two batteries to dramatically increase the power of the camera. That’s the broadest range of power options so you can shoot all day!
Pocket Battery Grip – The discretionary battery grip embraces two L‑Series batteries so you can shoot even longer!
USB‑C Expansion Port – Power the camera and recharge the interior battery with the USB-C expansion port.
DC Cable Pack – Make custom cables with 2‑pin to fly lead, 2.5mm barrel to 2‑pin and D‑tap to 2‑pin.
LP‑E6 Batteries – Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera operates with typical photographic LP-E6 batteries.
DaVinci Resolve Studio!
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K models include a complete version of DaVinci Resolve Studio, which is the equivalent software used in Hollywood for creating commercials, episodic television shows, high end feature films and more. DaVinci Resolve features a ground-breaking new cut page with smart editing tools and state-of-the-art new features designed to help you swiftly find the footage that you want, edit it together and output it fast. In addition to the new cut page, you also get DaVinci’s fabulous;
- Visual effects tools
- Audio post
- Innovative colour correction
- Professional editing
All in a solitary software application! Now you can utilise the same high end software that professional editors and colourists use!