The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera from Blackmagic Design is a compact Super 16 format camera designed for digital film production. The Super 16 sized sensor has an effective resolution of 1920 x 1080 and is capable of capturing 13 stops of dynamic range. The Pocket Cinema Camera records Full HD video in either the lossless CinemaDNG RAW or Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) format. The active Micro Four Thirds lens mount can accommodate a growing range of MFT format lenses as well as a host of excellent legacy lenses via optional adapters. Blackmagic Design has packed all of these impressive features into a remarkably compact (5 x 2.6 x 1.5″) and lightweight (12.5 oz) magnesium alloy chassis.
This camera will give you true digital film images with feature film style. The Pocket Cinema Camera features 13 stops of dynamic range and Super 16 sensor size. It also offers high quality lossless CinemaDNG RAW + Apple ProRes recording, with the flexibility of an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount. Moreover, it’s all packed into an incredibly tiny size! In addition, this camera records 1080HD resolution ProRes 422 (HQ) files direct to fast SD cards. This means you can immediately edit or color correct your media on your laptop. The Pocket Cinema Camera is everything you need to bring cinematic film look shooting to the most difficult, remote locations. This camera is perfect for documentaries, independent films, photo journalism, music festivals, protests, and even war zones.
Active Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera lets you use an extensive range of lenses. With full electronic control of an MFT lens, you can simply point and set iris all on command. The Micro Four Thirds lens mount also gives you the flexibility to adapt to PL or other lens mounts as required. Moreover, the Super 16 size sensor is compatible with a wide range of adapters for film quality Super 16 lenses.
13 Stops of Dynamic Range
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera delivers a film-like look with a super wide dynamic range of 13 stops. This means you retain all sensor data for DaVinci Resolve color grading. Plus, you get two dynamic range settings, film Log or video REC709, so you can choose the right dynamic range for your project. Using DaVinci Resolve Lite, which can be downloaded free from Blackmagic Design’s website, you can color correct files natively or transcode them into a different file format to suit your post production workflow.