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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera with Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount

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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…

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Would it be a bad idea to buy a Blackmagic Pocket Camera?(r/Filmmakers)

I have one, and if your budget includes $995 for the camera and about $375 more to get it up and running (batteries, LCD viewfinder, etc.), the BMPCC is still a great camera for beginning cinematographers.

If you really want to learn cinematography – and you don’t need a still camera, I recommend the BMPCC. It is the least expensive interchangeable lens camera you can buy that has 13+ stops of dynamic range, a built-in 3.5mm headphone jack, can record 12-bit RAW and 10-bit ProRes straight out of the box and sets the shutter in degrees instead of fractions of a second (cinema cameras use degrees, still cameras use seconds).

DSLRs in this price class have about 10 stops of DR, no headphone jack, record to low bit rate h.264 codecs and you have to set their shutters by dividing 360 by the desired shutter angle, multiplying the answer by the frame rate and then taking the inverse. It’s less complicated than it sounds, but it’s a pain.

Here is what this little powerhouse cinema camera can do:

Narrative

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Documentary

Music Video

Travel/Low Light

Wedding

There are lots more examples in the [Pocket Cinema Camera group] (vimeo.com/groups/pocketcamera) I moderate over on Vimeo.

This camera is terrific, but its ergonomics and battery capacity leave a lot to be desired. You will also need to address the camera’s high data rate storage requirements (especially for RAW).

But it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money to get started. Here’s the setup I use [Referral Links]:

For about $1375 plus lenses, you should be able to get everything you need to get started.

Here’s what my setup looks like, ready to shoot: lh6.googleusercontent.com/-f3hbYYV_y8o/VHDp77GMxoI…

With the pistol grip and LCD viewfinder, the BMPCC becomes a very handy little camera.

Although it has a steeper learning curve than a consumer DSLR, and color grading in post is pretty much mandatory – in my view, this is the best filmmakers’ camera in this price range and well worth the money for someone who is just starting out.

Hope this is helpful and best of the holidays!

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