Unfortunately there are no built in ND filters. There are two 1/4 inch 20 mounting threads on the camera, one on the top and one on the bottom. I've been watching a few reviews about the BMPCC 4K, I believe it is a great great camera in this price range but I got a little bit confused with the crop factor. This is why Dual ISO is required for M4/3, but not the full frame variants. For example, a 100mm lens on the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K will give you a 170mm field of view whereas the same lens on the Blackmagic Cinema Camerawould yield 230mm. There are also fans inside the Pocket Camera 4K to help move the hot air out, but these fans are virtually silent when shooting, so they won’t interfere with your audio. So many wins for Blackmagic RAW, and the fact that it will be seen in the Pocket Camera 4K, is just amazing. The new gimbals offer many creative angles such as suitcase, timelapse, pans, dollys, inception rolls and many others, giving you the ability to easily capture moving footage that you wouldn’t eb able to do shooting handheld with an IBIS. These cameras are exceptionally innovative and certainly break all the known performance / size ratios. This allows for superior grade editing, when compared to compressed codecs such as H.264 with lower bit rates. It’s easy to imagine how this could be a problem for a full day of shooting, long interviews, travel filming etc. For only $1,295.00 on Amazon, this camera is a serious steal. When you are shooting in controlled studio lit environments, there should be more than enough light to never have to go over ISO 400 and in most cases ISO 100 will be used. If you only had $300 or so for one lens, which would should you get? does not support any form of continuous autofocus tracking. to make the scene darker. FYI: the Panasonic GH5s Mirrorless camera($1,997.99), also has Dual ISO for the same reason. People looking to stream video can also benefit from this camera, thanks to its AC power ability. At the heart of the Pocket Cinema 4K is a Micro Four Thirds sensor. The benefits of USB-C don’t end with footage recording and storage only. The crop factor is a mystery. Although they look very similar on the surface they are aimed at very different users. It also includes a Canon LP-E6 battery and a 12 month limited manufacturer’s warranty. This performance is lower than the Sony batteries, which is due to a much larger LED screen and the higher internal bitrates on the Blackmagic camera. Get Full Exposure to the best photography courses & tutorials, as well as the latest camera gear news, reviews and rumors from around the world. © 2020 - Full Exposure. Is it really Super 35mm? This allows TV studios and short/feature films to enhance their production value while spending far less money on equipment that offers only slightly higher output quality. These high fidelity mics allow for recording of audio, without the need for a dedicated mic. The same 4K video footage that you’ve been struggling to edit in Premiere, (due to constant lag), will run smooth as butter in Resolve. The body is lightweight and very well built, while featuring great button layout around its gorgeous 5" rear LCD screen that sports a 1920x1080 resolution and 500nits of brightness. It has its downsides which have been well documented but there are workarounds that make this a great camera. Pocket Camera 4K measures at 178.mm (W) x 96mm (H) x 85.5mm (D), which as I said makes it quite a bit wider and deeper, when compared to other cameras, such as the the Sony a7 III, which is 126.9mm (W) x 95.6mm (H) x 73.7mm(D) in comparison. Now is the time to realize your dream! You don’t need AF tracking if you are a skilled videographer and can pull focus manually. Your bag or pockets being full of batteries is not ideal but it is the easiest choi… You can either run the camera off a Canon LEP-6 battery (that should last around an hour when fully charged) or take advantage of the Locking 12V Power Input jack to increase the longevity of your shooting time. To put this into perspective, the Atomos Ninja V requires its own dedicated battery just to output these same bitrates. The Cinema 4K Camera shoots in two codec formats, namely CinemaDNG for 12-bit RAW and Apple ProRes 422 for 10-bit HDR. What’s most important here, is that this is all done internally and doesn’t even requires an external recorder, like all other current cameras in this or even a higher price range do. The GH5’s best output quality is only equivalent to that of UHD 4K 30p at ProRes 422 LT 10-bit, when comparing it to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. All of these can be changed with tap and swipe inputs. The Blackmagic 4k Pocket Cinema Camera hosts a 12V DC power connector, allowing you to charge it continuously from a wall plug. It however, does not support any form of continuous autofocus tracking. In the future, Blackmagic is also anticipating support for Apple’s latest codec ProRes RAW that combines the convenience of ProRes with the post-production flexibility of RAW format shooting. It’s designed to be a studio camera that offers amazing video quality, at a fraction of the cost of much larger, studio and broadcast cameras. These features are important when shooting multiple scenes and locations for your interviews, movies or documentaries. This particular functionality could be pretty handy when shooting lengthy footage such as interviews or long takes for your productions since you can easily avoid unwanted interruptions due to the lack of available storage space. Take note that, contrary to popular belief, IBIS isn’t as important as everyone makes it out to be and should not be a deal breaker when looking for a camera, especially a movie or studio camera such as this. They are a lot cuter this time. With Davinci Resolve editing is actually fun again. The best ISO ranges with the Pocket Camera 4K camera are from 100 to 400 ISO and again from 1250 ISO to 6400 ISO. These batteries are very light to carrying a few spares isn’t such a big deal, although not great. All Rights Reserved. Way back in 2013, Blackmagic Design introduced the Pocket Cinema Camera, a compact camera with a Super 16 sensor that promised cinema recording quality in a body about the size of a Sony a6500.While it delivered high quality footage, many users acknowledged that it felt like a version 1 product, including frustrating issues like fussy behavior, short battery life, and inelegant ergonomics … Other industries such as interviews for corporates and documentaries, as well as landscape videos, are also a fantastic use cases. We will be covering lenses later on in this review as well. The great built in features of the Pocket Conema 4K camera, allows not need an external recording monitor. You need constant power to your camera at all times. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K shoots 4K RAW and costs $1,300. On top of that, this camera has even more recording options to choose from compared to the last generation model. It seems like the sensor is going to be just a smidge larger than the previous camera so the websites say "a reduced crop factor for a wider field of view." If I could give anyone advice, new or old in the industry, it would be this – “switch the Davinci Resolve today!”. Matthew has won 41 ACS Awards, including four prestigious Golden Tripods. The Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K is an incredibly tiny Ultra HD resolution camera that can be used in HD and Ultra HD video formats that can be fully controlled from the switcher via the SDI control protocol. A 4k 60p camera that shoots 12-Bit RAW and Prores, with XLR quality audio for $1000. The latter transmits 10-bit 422 1080p signals, perfect for external monitors/recorders. Metabones® Introduces a New Series of Speed Booster® for BMPCC 4K Camera (PDF Version)Los Angeles, CA, USA, July 31, 2019: Caldwell Photographic Inc. and Metabones ® are pleased to announce a new series of Speed Booster for Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (BMPCC4K). This will allow you to use your Nikon, Canon, Sony and Sigma and many other lenses on this camera. The good news is that you’ll still be able to utilize a Speed Booster lens adapter as long as it’s compatible with the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K meaning that you’ll have to spend some extra cash for the compatible version. I’m about to invest in a bmpcc 6k and lens kit. Blackmagic have built DaVinci Resolve from the ground up with multicore processing in mind. The bigger bummer is the crop factor but a larger sensor is a lot to ask for. This is a much better aspect ratio compared to the Sony a7 III which only has a 640x480px rear LCD screen, at a 4:3 aspect ratio, effectively giving you black bars on the top and bottom of your footage, when viewing it on camera. To compensate, you can either lower your aperture or use an. Naturally only a slight difference, but one to take note of, regardless. The reason why there are wider focal lengths for small image areas is precisely because of his. LucAdapters is currently redesigning their Magicbooster for the Blackmagic URSA Mini cameras to fit the new BMPCC 6K. You can however also mount full frame and APS-C lenses onto the Pocket Cinema 4K camera using PL (RED, ARRI), C and EF (Canon) lens mount adaptors such as the MetaBones Speed Booster XL 0.64x EF to MFT and the MetaBones Speed Booster Ultra 0.71x EF to MFT. Additionally, the USB-C port on the side can be used to charge the battery when the camera is not in use. The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is thus a wider aspect ratio, which shows that it is designed to be a video camera and not a photo camera. The Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K camera supports a dynamic range of 13 stops, using its Dual ISO of 400 and 3200. This is a dedicated video shutter button and is easily noticeable, thanks to its red circle design. In comparison, the Panasonic GH5 show a very similar ISO performance, except that the GH5 over exposes the footage slightly and alters skin tones more, thus giving the Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K a slight win. To compensate, you can either lower your aperture or use an ND filter to make the scene darker. There is no in Body Image Stabilization (IBIS) built into the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, but it does allow for lens stabilization. I had my eye on Rokinon primes, but I’m getting a little turned around on the crop factor as I’ve struggled to find reliable explainers. You will read or watch other reviews, that simply slate the camera for having short battery life, but they don’t take the extreme resolution and bit rates that this camera is processing internally. With the release of the New Nvidia RTX graphics cards, Blackmagic once again show how progressive they are in terms of their software innovation compared to old Adobe. Ouch. It gives you control of advanced camera features such as 3D LUTs for both recording and monitoring, HDR output via HDMI, resolution selection, bluetooth remote control, external timecode from the audio input, and much more. The Blackmagic Pocket 4K camera is also equipped with a speaker on the top of its camera body, as well as 4 high end microphones (2 sets of dual mics), on the front of the body, next to the lens mount. This again is a indication that this camera is made for studio environments and not so much run and gun shooting. There are 6 main tabs at the top of the menu interface, which are: The OS supports metadata capturing of important data such as the lens and shooting settings used. When shooting in 6K using the full size of the sensor the crop factor is 1.558x. Thank you! This means that ISO 1250 will be far cleaner than ISO 1000 on the Pocket Camera 4K. This mini XLR and the 3.5mm jack, allowing for the connection of professional microphones such as boom and lapel mics for interviews or vlogging. The Ninja V screen will also playback your footage in 10-bit HDR monitor, which the Pocket 4K camera screen cannot. A smaller sensor collects less light and thus creates more noise in low light conditions. Both of these issues can also be sorted out as I’ve covered above. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. The camera also has a new USB-C 3.1 port, which allows you to connect any storage device that uses uses USB-C to it. Note that you will however be restricted to USB 3.1 Gen 2 speeds when doing so. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'4kshooters_net-box-4','ezslot_5',144,'0','0'])); With the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, you also have multiple power input options to choose from. Again, ranges above 6400 ISO (12800 to 25600 ISO) are unusable and would not recommend using those. The GH5 is a 2.0 crop, while the Pocket Cinema 4K camera is actually a 1.9x crop factor. With the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s USB-C or 12v charging ability this is all built in. This allow it to make full use of you multi core processor so that editing, playback and rendering are smooth and ultra fast. I'm not understanding why if you use a M4/3 sensor and a M4/3 lens crop factors are still a .. well, a factor! Where else can you even being to compare that? It also allows you to better use you gimbal, as you can now see the screen from any angle your camera is at. For those unfamiliar with the 4/3 sensor of the BMPCC 4K, when you compare it to a full-frame sensor, the size gives your shots a 1.9x crop factor which is slightly tighter than APS-C cameras. This one has been widely reported and really is a significant problem with the camera. Blackmagic once again caused quite a stir at NAB with three new cameras. I would still highly recommend getting a quality gimbal to assist you with stabilization, when shooting handheld for far better results than IBIS. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (Amazon, B&H) has a crop factor of 2 in 4K mode and 4 in 120p HD windowed mode. The menu system is so once again so simplistic, yet powerful at the same time. The Blackmagic OS (operating system) on the rear LCD screen offers many of the same professional on-screen video features found on Blackmagic Design’s larger, professional cameras, such as the URSA Mini Pro. This Pocket 4K is doing it all internally, with a smaller battery. This is not only a huge benefit to your sanity, but also to your time. There are 3 vents on this camera, one at the bottom front of the camera body (hot air exhaust) and two at the top at the top (cool air intake) to help with this cooling. OR is this not the case? Due to these high frame rates, bit rates and resolutions being processed internally, its processing unit (CPU) becomes very hot, very quickly and thus requires some advanced cooling to prevent it from overheating. Even if you currently own a cinema camera, this camera will certainly find a place in your kit bag, possibly even two of them. Crop factor, 4K, Raw etc are just out of hand with the Vimeo camera demo crowd, most of whom were probably shooting DVX100 not long ago. Above you can see the difference in sensor size compared to the BMPCC 4K. Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4k is able to output DCI 4K (4096 x 2160), UHD 4K 60p (3840 x 2160) and FHD (1920 x 1080) resolutions. "However, on this Blackmagic model, a 14mm or 42mm will have no crop factor, in the same way a full-frame DSLR or mirrorless camera lack a crop factor." If you want a low light camera, the Sony a7 III or Sony a9 are better options. Further down is a High Frame Rate (HFR) button, a Zoom button, Menu button and a Playback button. The Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K weights only 1.59lb (720g), making it an insanely light camera, especially considering it’s physically size, being wider than most other mirrorless and DSLR cameras on the market. There is also a second 3.5mm headphone jack, to monitor your audio levels. The sensor is a 6K S35 23.10mm x 12.99 with 6144 x 3456 resolution. Superb all round performance, at a steal of a price. Everyone who buys this camera, will also get a free copy of the full Blackmagic Davinci Resolve Studio , valued at $295, absolutely free. The frame rates range from 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 for DCI 4K and UHD 4K and 120p in FHD 1080p. eval(ez_write_tag([[250,250],'4kshooters_net-large-leaderboard-2','ezslot_11',146,'0','0']));Last but not least, as a proud owner of the BMPCC 4K, you’ll have access to multiple high frame rate (HFR) options. You can find out more on choosing the best SD card for 4k 60p in this article. With its Super-16 sensor, and capable of recording 1080p with a dynamic range of 13-stops with 220Mbps ProRes and Compressed DNG RAW it's a tool loved by many. Blackmagic RAW (B-RAW) will allow the camera to internally capture videos with far lower data rates, while still maintaining the uncompressed dynamic range that RAW offers. Introduced in april 2012, and shipping late 2012. Its internal 4K 60p RAW and ProRes capabilities at this $1295 price point, makes it a no brainer for anyone in the studio, broadcast and Youtube sections. The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is thus a wider aspect ratio, which shows that it is designed to be a video camera and not a photo camera. For those unfamiliar with the 4/3 sensor of the BMPCC 4K, when you compare it to a full-frame sensor, the size gives your shots a 1.9x crop factor which is slightly tighter than APS-C cameras. Beside the ability to have a mobile screen at your disposal, the biggest reason to buy the Ninja V with the Pocket 4K camera, is its ability to offer superior Focus Peaking, Zebras and False Color. You are also able to continuously charge the camera, either via the USB-C port or the dedicated 12V power connector. Rolling shutter is a th… Slam on it Rokinon Cine DS full frame primes and you have got yourself a 4k/60 Fps RAW/Prores capable workhouse of 13 stops of dynamic range all in a very compact design which is capable of shooting in 17:9 aspect ratio. This is a clear indication that this camera is made for professional video shooters, with it being the same wide aspect ratio, as the footage you are shooting, thus no black bars when viewing your footage on camera. With other cameras, you need to buy a usually very expensive, dedicated battery to wall charging adapter, just to be able to do this. The GH5 is a 2.0 crop, while the Pocket Cinema 4K camera is actually a 1.9x crop factor. Skin tones are extremely accurate and rich. The BMPCC4K Speed Booster ULTRA 0.71x and XL 0.64x are similar to the standard m43 Speed Booster … In actual fact, having an IBIS on a camera when shooting on a fixed source such as a tripod, crane, dolly or gimbal is actually counter initiative for stabilization. So to me, one hour is actually pretty good considering. I don’t see this as an issue at all actually, as the Cinema 4K camera is meant more for production and studio work, where constant power sources are available, compared to run and gun travel work that Sony cameras are made for. Now you can output edit with less frustration and in a much faster turnaround time. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K does offer autofocus by means of its large touch screen interface. For those unfamiliar with the 4/3 sensor of the BMPCC 4K, when you compare it to a full-frame sensor, the size gives your shots a 1.9x crop factor which is slightly tighter than APS-C cameras. Professionals wanting to shoot genres such as food, product or fashion, will love this camera. Well, if you were to put a 25mm lens on the GH5 with its 2.0x crop factor, the 25mm lens becomes a 50mm lens (25mm x 2 = 50mm), whereas the same lens on the Black Magic Pocket 4K, it becomes a 47mm lens (25mm x 1.9= 47.5mm). It uses Canon LPE6batteries and with the camera operating in typical settings they may only last around 35-40 minutes. One thing that I love about the Blackmagic camera is there colour science and the Pocket Camera 4K camera doesn’t disappoint here either. The optical adapter inserts directly between the EF lens mount and the sensor and it will reduce the crop factor from 1.5 to 1.1 and add 1 stop of light. Another great option are the actually very affordable Rokinon Cine Lenses. Let’s take a deep look at the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K Camera specs and see why this camera is one not to be missed. Not compatible with the bmpcc speedbooster- Because the sensor is much bigger. "Crop factor" is a confusing term that references field of view. That drops the price of the actual camera to a mere $1000. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is almost half the price of the Sony a7 III or GH5 and GH5s camera! heads up display shows your FPS, Shutter Angle, Iris, Timecode, ISO, White Balance/Tint, Audio Levels and Power. This saves you and enormous amount of time in not having to constantly copy previous project over to your long term storage devices such as a NAS storage, due to your NVMe constantly being full. Panasonic Lumix GH5 4K Digital Camera, 20.3... PANASONIC LUMIX GH5S Body 4K Digital Camera, 10.2... Sony a7 III ILCE7M3/B Full-Frame Mirrorless... Nikon Z6 Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Body. Multi-core processing is far superior, although Adobe don’t feel a need to take advantage of it, due to pure laziness on their end. shanegranger wrote:Hi, I've seen a lot of different numbers from people claiming to know the crop factor of the BMCC (2.3, 2.4, 2.0...)From what I've seen so far, when someone asks the question, "What is the crop factor?" Speaking of the USB-C port, another convenient feature enabled by the connector is the ability to attach an external storage device, which allows users to record media directly onto a flash drive or external hard drive. The Blackmagic Pocket 4K camera has both False Color and Zebras built in, to assist you with exposure, while shooting. Read More, The Perfect Studio Video camera - Don't miss out. This allows you to make critical changes without digging through a messy menu. For those of you who don’t own and M4/3 lenses, you can find then relatively cheap and will only really need one in the beginning anyway. When shooting in video, the battery will last you for about an hour of constant shooting and menu interaction, so make sure to pack one or two extra if you are traveling and think you will be shooting more than a hour’s footage at a time. These include weddings, documentaries, news, action sports or faced paced travel or music videos. If you are using a gimbal, you actually want no IBIS on your camera, to allow the gimbal to be the only part of your rig to handle the stabilization. Look no further than the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for all your professional video needs. is also a 1000nit screen brightness instead of 500nits, which is important if you are outdoors in bright sunlight. This thread is not sturdy enough to hold a handle. Well, as mentioned above, this is not a full frame sensor like the the Nikon Z6 ($2,396.95), Sony a7 III ($1,998.00) and Canon R ($1,799.00) mirrorless cameras, but rather a 4/3 sensor camera like the Panasonic GH5 ($1,397.99).
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