Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K | Test Footage and Hands-On First Look


Kriss Hampton provides his thoughts on Blackmagic Design’s Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and collates a series of test shots to demonstrate exactly what this affordable cinema camera can do



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Ever since its announcement at this year’s NAB, we’ve been champing at the bit to get our hands on Blackmagic Design’s Pocket Cinema Camera 4K [BMPCC 4K]. Yes, it’s probably not going to fit in your pocket, but when you consider what this DSLR-sized cinema camera offers, we doubt you’ll care. The BMPCC 4K shoots 4K 60fps in 12-bit RAW, it comes with a free copy of DaVinci Resolve Studio and boasts a highly affordable price tag. For more information, visit our blog or watch the videos below…


Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K | Hands-On First Look



Kriss finally gets to try out Blackmagic Design’s new Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. In this video, he shares a few test shots, and talks through the camera’s headline features and his experience filming with it.


The Knife Artist | Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Test Shoot



Kriss used the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to film this test project The Knife Artist. Every shot was filmed in 4K DCI in ProRes 4:2:2 using the ‘film’ picture profile. The same Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 OIS lens was used throughout, and the project was filmed entirely using the workshop’s existing light sources. The Knife Artist was edited and graded using DaVinci Resolve Studio, the license of which is included in every BMPCC 4K purchase.


About the Author

Kristian Hampton is Wex Photo Video’s Technical Editor for Pro Video. A video specialist who has worked in corporate studios for companies such as Vodafone Group and PwC, as well as working as a freelance grip on various TV productions and features. He also runs Krade Media, providing enterprises with production services. Follow Kristian on twitter @KrissHampton 


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