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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

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4 Day Rental Price:

$115.00

Free

Shipping Included*

*up to 2nd day air - overnight available

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is an update to the Pocket Cinema Camera and provides DCI 4K image capture in RAW and ProRes 422 to CFast 2.0, SD, and external USB-C drives. Key features include:

New M4/3 DCI 4K Sensor. Blackmagic has made some much needed improvements to the second iteration of the Pocket Cinema Camera, and it all starts with a larger, higher resolution sensor. It offers DCI 4K capture up to 60p in 12-bit CinemaDNG RAW and a number of 10-bit ProRes 422 options. Frame rates can be extended to 120 fps when shooting in cropped 1080p.

Dual ISO Sensitivity. Low-light sensitivity is improved over the gen one Pocket Cinema Camera by an increase in the sensor size, but also thanks to a new dual ISO feature. It allows users to modify the camera’s native ISO to reduce noise at higher sensitivities, the BMPCC 4K ISO range extends all with way up to ISO 25,600.

Micro 4/3 Lens Compatibility. The camera has an active micro four-thirds lens mount for compatibility with a wide range of lenses from manufacturers like Panasonic & Olympus. Use existing adapters to enable the use of EF lenses, PL lenses, C-mount lenses, and more.

High Battery and Media Demands. To allow the capture of 4K/60 RAW files, the BMPCC 4K takes CFast 2.0 and SD UHS-II, and you’ll only get about 7 minutes per 256GB at that format. External USB-C drives can also be used for longer record times with a lower cost per gigabyte. Power is provided by common Canon LP-E6 or LP-E6n batteries but be warned, this camera will eat through a fully charged battery in approximately one hour. Please plan your power and memory needs accordingly.

Other Features. The camera has a big 5" touchscreen monitor on the back, but video can be monitored externally via the full size HDMI port. It provides high quality audio input and 48V phantom power to microphones via its mini XLR input. Use of professional microphones will require an XLR female to mini XLR adapter cable, which is not included with the rental.

Need a Memory Card? You’ll need an ultra-fast memory card for a camera this powerful, and we recommend the Sony 128GB SF-G Tough Series UHS-II SDXC. This camera can take full advantage of its superior 299 MB/s max write speed and 300 MB/s max read speed for high-resolution, high-bitrate capture.

Q & A

Will I get a full sensor readout at all resolutions and frame rates?

  • No. This camera defaults to a windowed sensor mode when shooting in some UHD and HD modes.
  • Blackmagic hasn’t released an official crop factor but we suspect the UHD crop to be approximately x1.9 and the HD RAW crop to be roughly x4.

I want to use this on a Ronin-S. Are there any special accessories I'll need?

  • Yes! You’ll want this handy LanParte Ronin-S Offset Plate. The LanParte Ronin-S Offset Plate for BMPCC4K serves the sole purpose of allowing the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to mount and balance on the DJI Ronin-S 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer by offsetting the camera.
  • Please note, due to the lightweight build of the BMPCC4K, we do not recommend using the Ronin-S and Pocket Camera 4K with cinema lenses. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our video techs and they can help walk you through it.

Can I record 4K to an external monitor?

  • The BMPCC 4K utilizes a standard HDMI connector to output video but is limited to 10-bit 4:2:2 in full HD.

Is this camera compatible with UHS-I SD cards?

  • At lower resolutions and frame rates, you may be able to record to a UHS-I SD card but performance is not guaranteed. For a list of recommended media, please refer to the “Recommended Accessories” link in the resources box.

Does this rental include DaVinci Resolve?

  • Due to copyright, we can’t include DaVinci Resolve with rentals. You may download DaVinci Resolve Lite for free here.

 

 

Brand

Blackmagic

Camera Type

Camcorder

Imaging

Maximum Resolution

  • DCI 4K (4096 × 2160)
Sensor
  • Type: Micro Four-Thirds, CMOS
  • Scan: Progressive
Crop Factor
  • Approximately 2x
ISO
  • Dynamic Range: 13 Stops
  • Maximum ISO: 25,600
  • Base ISO: 25,600

 

Inputs/Outputs

Audio Inputs

  • 1x XLR mini (full XLRvia adapter cable), 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Audio Controls
  • Mic/Line
  • Phantom power +48v
Audio Output
  • 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Video Out
  • HDMI Type-A
Additional Inputs/Outputs
  • DC In: 12V DC (with supplied AC adapter)

 

Item Type

Camera

Monitoring

LCD Panel

  • 5” Fixed Widescreen Color LCD
  • Resolution: 1920 × 1080
  • Touchscreen
Internal Microphone
  • Stereo (front mounted)

 

Mount

Micro 4/3rds

Physical

Dimensions (W x H x D)

  • 7 × 3.8 × 3.4″
Accessory Mounts
  • 1/4-20 (center top and bottom)

 

Power Supply

AC Adapter

  • Supplied
Battery
  • Type: LP-E6 (supplied)
  • Operating Time: Approximately 1 hr
  • Charging Time: Approximately 2.5 hr
Additional Battery Compatibility
  • Type: LP-E6n

 

Recommended For

New Products and New Products

Recording

Formats

  • CinemaDNG, ProRes 422HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422LT, ProRes 422 Proxy
Modes
  • ProRes 422HQ: 3840 × 2160p up to 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps (110 MB/s), 1920 × 1080p up to 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60, 120 fps (27.5 MB/s)
  • ProRes 422: 3840 × 2160p up to 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps (73.6 MB/s), 1920 × 1080p up to 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60, 120 fps (18.4 MB/s)
  • ProRes 422LT: 3480 × 2160p up to 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps (51 MB/s), 1920 × 1080p up to 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60, 120 fps (12.75 MB/s)
  • ProRes 422 Proxy: 3840 × 2160p up to 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60 fps (22.4 MB/s), 1920 × 1080p up to 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60, 120 fps (5.6 MB/s)
Media
  • CFast 2.0, SDXC UHS-II

AC Adapter - Blackmagic WA-30J12R 2-pin

Battery - Canon LP-E6N

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Charger - Canon LC-E6

Micro Four-Thirds Body Cap