Friday, June 27, 2014

Exploring the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera


  1. Size of an iPhone 5 except not the same thickness.
  2. Stealthy size is great for guerrilla filmmakers. +ve
  3. Media and battery compartment is at the bottom. Not a convenient place if using tripod or rig. -ve
  4. 22 minutes of shooting fills 32 GB of memory. -ve
  5. Battery time is up to 1 hour or less if using powered lenses. -ve
  6. Recommended reliable SD memory card is Sandisk SDHC U1 Class 10.
  7. Includes Mic input and headphones output. +ve
  8. No recording time left indicator. -ve
  9. Clear focus peaking indicator for accurate manual focusing.  +ve
  10. Autofocus mode is very slow.  -ve
  11. Require a separate ND filter when shooting outdoors.  -ve
  12. Same on-screen interface as the big BlackMagic bigger cinema cameras.
  13. No touch screen controls. Must press physical arrow buttons. -ve
  14. Records in CinemaDNG RAW or Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) format.
  15. Full HD 1920x1080, 220 Mbps.
  16. Super 16mm Sized Image Sensor.
Rating 3+ve 7-ve.