With the Blackmagic Design Pocket Camera available and the Blackmagic Cinema Camera’s offering 4k you can’t really beat that. As more Blackmagic Design cameras find there way into filmmakers hands we should continue to see more productions taking advantage of Cinema DNG workflows.
The original release of the 4k Cinema Camera and the Pocket Camera set the production industry a buzz, partly with filmmakers trying to decide whether an upgrade to 4k was really in order. Additionally, video pros speculated on what Blackmagic’s disruptive strategy would mean for the camera industry itself.
Picking the right tool for the job can often half the job, especially in an ever evolving technical industry like film production.
The Pocket Cinema Camera looks and feels great. It's slim and light, with a hearty rubberized grip to sink your claws into. It's a stark contrast to the original, much larger, Cinema Camera, which provided absolutely nothing as far as grip. The back of the Pocket features a 3.5-inch LCD and buttons for auto-iris, auto-focus, menu, power, and a directional pad, in addition to a few on top, including the record button and playback controls. On the left side you will find inputs/outputs for audio, power, and external display. Everything about the look and layout of the camera is utterly simple. Blackmagic had to make it that way in order to keep costs down. The effect is that you feel like you are holding a sturdy product with very few breakable parts
By virtue of sharing the same sensor as the Cinema Camera, we know the pocket version delivers the same amazing image quality. That means more dynamic range and detail than any DSLR, decent in low light with a tight, pleasing noise pattern. No news there. But the viability of the Pocket Cinema Camera lies in its ease of use.
The controls are clear, as are the menus. After powering on the camera, you have access to aperture control, a very slow autofocus, and that's essentially it. It's all easy.
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