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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera MFT

The world's smallest professional Super 16 digital film camera with 13 stops of dynamic range, MFT lens mount with true RAW and ProRes recording!

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Manufacturer part number: BMD-CINECAMPOCHDMFT
GTIN: 9338716001938
Manufacturer: Blackmagic Design
$995.00
$945.25

 

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Expected availability: 7-14 business days

This item is noncancelable and nonreturnable

 

A true Super 16 digital film camera
that's small enough to take anywhere!

Introducing the pocket sized Super 16 digital film camera that's small enough to keep with you at all times, so you'll never miss a shot! Get true digital film images with feature film style 13 stops of dynamic range, Super 16 sensor size, high quality lossless CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes™ recording and the flexibility of an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount, all packed into an incredibly tiny size! The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records 1080HD

resolution ProRes 422 (HQ) files direct to fast SD cards, so you can immediately edit or color correct your media on your laptop. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is everything you need to bring cinematic film look shooting to the most difficult and remote locations, perfect for documentaries, independent films, photo journalism, music festivals, ENG, protest marches and even war zones.

Shoot True Digital Film

The digital film camera that's always with you!

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true high dynamic range film look camera in an extremely portable size, so now you can shoot cinema quality in situations never before possible! Imagine shooting a documentary, episodic television production, television commercial or independent film in the true quality of digital film. With its extremely compact size, you can covertly shoot important and historic events such as wars, protests and other conflict in cinema quality and get a more realistic record of the event. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true revolution in how you can shoot digital cinema!

 

Wide Dynamic Range

Retain more image detail for more color grading power

Regular video cameras shoot limited dynamic range, which is why their pictures look like video. Digital cinema cameras have a much wider dynamic range and is the reason why high end television commercials and feature films look so beautiful.

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera delivers a true film look because it captures a super wide dynamic range of 13 stops, so your images look truly cinematic. This means you retain all sensor data for DaVinci Resolve color grading!

 

Highest Quality

The technology of a digital film camera packed into a tiny size

Precision engineered with state of the art technology, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera takes all the high quality features of a professional digital cinema camera and packs them into an incredibly small size. This premium quality design features a solid magnesium alloy chassis, an MFT mount for interchangeable optics, Super 16 size sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and high quality ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless CinemaDNG RAW file formats! Every aspect of the image path has been totally optimized for quality!

 

Micro Four Thirds Lenses

Flexible lens mount for all types of quality glass

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera lets you use the most incredible range of lenses. With the Super 16 size sensor you can use a wide range of adapters for film quality Super 16 lenses, or use commonly available low cost Micro Four Thirds lenses and more. With full electronic control of your 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.

 

Record to SD Cards

 

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features a built in SD card recorder that captures stunning ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG files to fast SDXC cards. As an open format, it's compatible with most popular NLE software so you get a digital camera that's perfectly designed for post production workflows. When you’ve finished recording you can easily mount the card straight into a laptop, ready for editing. You can even color grade direct from the card with the included DaVinci Resolve Lite! SD cards are commonly available and can be formatted for either HFS+ or exFAT, making them compatible with either Mac OS X or Windows.

 

Open File Format

 

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records into high quality ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG files so you retain fine image detail with wide dynamic range for amazing images. This means that Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is one of the few cameras to support true open file formats, so you're not locked into a strange file format that your editing software can't handle. 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 you can color correct files natively or transcode them into a different file format to suit your post production workflow.

 

What SD cards should I use with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera?

The following SD cards are recommended for Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) recording:

  • Delkin Devices 16GB Elite SDHC UHS-I
  • Delkin Devices 32GB Elite SDHC UHS-I
  • Sandisk 64GB Extreme SDXC UHS-I
  • Sandisk 128GB Extreme SDXC UHS-I
  • Sandisk 16GB Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I
  • Sandisk 64GB Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I

On a 64GB SD card, you will be able to record approximately 37 minutes when using Apple ProRes 422 (HQ).

 

 

What lenses can I use with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera?

 

The following lenses have been tested to be compatible with the Pocket Cinema Camera. Lenses unlisted may also be compatible but have not been extensively tested.

  • Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0
  • Panasonic Lumix G 14mm f/2.5
  • Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 (with stabilization)
  • Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 (with stabilization)
  • Panasonic Lumix G 35-100mm f/2.8
  • Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R


The following lenses have been tested with the Olympus MMF-3 Four Thirds Lens to Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Adapter. When changing lenses that require the adapter, we recommend press the lens release button on the Pocket Cinema Camera after the lens change to ensure that the camera initiates communication with the Four Thirds lens.

  • Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm f/2.8
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5 Macro
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm f/2.0 Macro
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f/4.0
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-35mm F/2.0 SWD
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f/2.8-4
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f/2.0
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 150mm F/2.0

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Technical Specifications

 

Camera Features

Effective Sensor Size

12.48mm x 7.02mm

Effective Resolution

1920 x 1080

Shooting Resolutions

Lossless CinemaDNG RAW, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, and ProRes 422 Proxy at
1920 x 1080.

Frame Rates

HD 1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30.

Dynamic Range

13 stops

Focus

Focus button turns on peaking, plus auto focus on active lenses.

Iris Control

Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings on compatible lenses so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.

Lens Mount

Active MFT

Screen Dimensions

3.5" and 800 x 480 resolution.

Screen Type

Integrated LCD.

Metadata Support

Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords.

Controls

4 way directional controller for navigating menus and entering metadata. Push buttons for recording and transport control.

Microphone

Integrated stereo microphone.

Speaker

Integrated mono speaker.

Mounting Options

1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread mounting point on top of camera. 1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread tripod mount.

Storage Features

Storage Type

Removable SDXC, SDHC cards.

Storage Format

Mac OS Extended or exFAT format. SD cards can be formatted in camera, or on any Mac or Windows computer. Formatting in camera recommended.

Storage Rates

220 Mbps using Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)

Compressed Recording Formats

Apple ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT and ProRes 422 Proxy in QuickTime MOV. Lossless CinemaDNG RAW. Recording in 1920 x 1080 with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range.

Connections

HDMI Video Output

1 x Micro HDMI Type D output.

Analog Audio Input

1 x 3.5mm stereo audio.

Analog Audio Output

1 x 3.5mm stereo jack headphone output.

HDMI Audio Output

2 channels 48 kHz and 24-bit.

Remote Control

1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop. Iris Control and Focus using compatible lenses.

Computer Interface

USB 2.0 Mini-B port for software updates and configuration.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Software

Software Included

DaVinci Resolve Lite grading software SD card for Mac OS X and Windows.

Supported Software Applications

DaVinci Resolve, Fusion, Final Cut Pro X, After Effects CC, Photoshop CC.

Operating Systems

Mac Icon

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks,
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.

Windows Icon

Windows 7 or Windows 8.
 

Power Requirements

External Power

1 x 0.7mm DC Jack for power and battery charging.

Power

Removable, rechargeable Lithium Ion battery for EN-EL20, 12V-20V DC port for external power and battery recharging.

Battery Life

Approximately 1 hour of continuous recording time.

Battery Charge Time

Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes when camera is off, and approximately 2 hours when in use.

Physical Specifications

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)

Storage Temperature

-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing

What's Included

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Wrist Strap

Turret Dust Cap

12V AC Adapter

EN-EL20 Lithium Ion Removable/Rechargeable Battery

Warranty

Product Warranty

12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

Where to Find Details

Refer to product Installation and Operation Manual available on line www.blackmagicdesign.com/support.

A true Super 16 digital film camera
that's small enough to take anywhere!

Introducing the pocket sized Super 16 digital film camera that's small enough to keep with you at all times, so you'll never miss a shot! Get true digital film images with feature film style 13 stops of dynamic range, Super 16 sensor size, high quality lossless CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes™ recording and the flexibility of an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount, all packed into an incredibly tiny size! The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records 1080HD

resolution ProRes 422 (HQ) files direct to fast SD cards, so you can immediately edit or color correct your media on your laptop. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is everything you need to bring cinematic film look shooting to the most difficult and remote locations, perfect for documentaries, independent films, photo journalism, music festivals, ENG, protest marches and even war zones.

Shoot True Digital Film

The digital film camera that's always with you!

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true high dynamic range film look camera in an extremely portable size, so now you can shoot cinema quality in situations never before possible! Imagine shooting a documentary, episodic television production, television commercial or independent film in the true quality of digital film. With its extremely compact size, you can covertly shoot important and historic events such as wars, protests and other conflict in cinema quality and get a more realistic record of the event. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true revolution in how you can shoot digital cinema!

 

Wide Dynamic Range

Retain more image detail for more color grading power

Regular video cameras shoot limited dynamic range, which is why their pictures look like video. Digital cinema cameras have a much wider dynamic range and is the reason why high end television commercials and feature films look so beautiful.

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera delivers a true film look because it captures a super wide dynamic range of 13 stops, so your images look truly cinematic. This means you retain all sensor data for DaVinci Resolve color grading!

 

Highest Quality

The technology of a digital film camera packed into a tiny size

Precision engineered with state of the art technology, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera takes all the high quality features of a professional digital cinema camera and packs them into an incredibly small size. This premium quality design features a solid magnesium alloy chassis, an MFT mount for interchangeable optics, Super 16 size sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and high quality ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless CinemaDNG RAW file formats! Every aspect of the image path has been totally optimized for quality!

 

Micro Four Thirds Lenses

Flexible lens mount for all types of quality glass

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera lets you use the most incredible range of lenses. With the Super 16 size sensor you can use a wide range of adapters for film quality Super 16 lenses, or use commonly available low cost Micro Four Thirds lenses and more. With full electronic control of your 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.

 

Record to SD Cards

 

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features a built in SD card recorder that captures stunning ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG files to fast SDXC cards. As an open format, it's compatible with most popular NLE software so you get a digital camera that's perfectly designed for post production workflows. When you’ve finished recording you can easily mount the card straight into a laptop, ready for editing. You can even color grade direct from the card with the included DaVinci Resolve Lite! SD cards are commonly available and can be formatted for either HFS+ or exFAT, making them compatible with either Mac OS X or Windows.

 

Open File Format

 

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records into high quality ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG files so you retain fine image detail with wide dynamic range for amazing images. This means that Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is one of the few cameras to support true open file formats, so you're not locked into a strange file format that your editing software can't handle. 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 you can color correct files natively or transcode them into a different file format to suit your post production workflow.

 

What SD cards should I use with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera?

The following SD cards are recommended for Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) recording:

  • Delkin Devices 16GB Elite SDHC UHS-I
  • Delkin Devices 32GB Elite SDHC UHS-I
  • Sandisk 64GB Extreme SDXC UHS-I
  • Sandisk 128GB Extreme SDXC UHS-I
  • Sandisk 16GB Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I
  • Sandisk 64GB Extreme Pro SDHC UHS-I

On a 64GB SD card, you will be able to record approximately 37 minutes when using Apple ProRes 422 (HQ).

 

 

What lenses can I use with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera?

 

The following lenses have been tested to be compatible with the Pocket Cinema Camera. Lenses unlisted may also be compatible but have not been extensively tested.

  • Panasonic Lumix G Vario 7-14mm f/4.0
  • Panasonic Lumix G 14mm f/2.5
  • Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 (with stabilization)
  • Panasonic Lumix G X Vario 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 (with stabilization)
  • Panasonic Lumix G 35-100mm f/2.8
  • Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/1.8
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.8
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75mm f/1.8
  • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-42mm f/3.5-5.6 II R


The following lenses have been tested with the Olympus MMF-3 Four Thirds Lens to Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount Adapter. When changing lenses that require the adapter, we recommend press the lens release button on the Pocket Cinema Camera after the lens change to ensure that the camera initiates communication with the Four Thirds lens.

  • Olympus Zuiko Digital 25mm f/2.8
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital 35mm f/3.5 Macro
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 50mm f/2.0 Macro
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 7-14mm f/4.0
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 14-35mm F/2.0 SWD
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 12-60mm f/2.8-4
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 35-100mm f/2.0
  • Olympus Zuiko Digital ED 150mm F/2.0

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Technical Specifications

 

Camera Features

Effective Sensor Size

12.48mm x 7.02mm

Effective Resolution

1920 x 1080

Shooting Resolutions

Lossless CinemaDNG RAW, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, and ProRes 422 Proxy at
1920 x 1080.

Frame Rates

HD 1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30.

Dynamic Range

13 stops

Focus

Focus button turns on peaking, plus auto focus on active lenses.

Iris Control

Iris button automatically adjusts the lens iris settings on compatible lenses so no pixel is clipped in film mode. Scene average auto exposure in video mode.

Lens Mount

Active MFT

Screen Dimensions

3.5" and 800 x 480 resolution.

Screen Type

Integrated LCD.

Metadata Support

Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords.

Controls

4 way directional controller for navigating menus and entering metadata. Push buttons for recording and transport control.

Microphone

Integrated stereo microphone.

Speaker

Integrated mono speaker.

Mounting Options

1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread mounting point on top of camera. 1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread tripod mount.

Storage Features

Storage Type

Removable SDXC, SDHC cards.

Storage Format

Mac OS Extended or exFAT format. SD cards can be formatted in camera, or on any Mac or Windows computer. Formatting in camera recommended.

Storage Rates

220 Mbps using Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)

Compressed Recording Formats

Apple ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT and ProRes 422 Proxy in QuickTime MOV. Lossless CinemaDNG RAW. Recording in 1920 x 1080 with choice of Film or Video Dynamic Range.

Connections

HDMI Video Output

1 x Micro HDMI Type D output.

Analog Audio Input

1 x 3.5mm stereo audio.

Analog Audio Output

1 x 3.5mm stereo jack headphone output.

HDMI Audio Output

2 channels 48 kHz and 24-bit.

Remote Control

1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop. Iris Control and Focus using compatible lenses.

Computer Interface

USB 2.0 Mini-B port for software updates and configuration.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Software

Software Included

DaVinci Resolve Lite grading software SD card for Mac OS X and Windows.

Supported Software Applications

DaVinci Resolve, Fusion, Final Cut Pro X, After Effects CC, Photoshop CC.

Operating Systems

Mac Icon

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks,
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.

Windows Icon

Windows 7 or Windows 8.
 

Power Requirements

External Power

1 x 0.7mm DC Jack for power and battery charging.

Power

Removable, rechargeable Lithium Ion battery for EN-EL20, 12V-20V DC port for external power and battery recharging.

Battery Life

Approximately 1 hour of continuous recording time.

Battery Charge Time

Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes when camera is off, and approximately 2 hours when in use.

Physical Specifications

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)

Storage Temperature

-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing

What's Included

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Wrist Strap

Turret Dust Cap

12V AC Adapter

EN-EL20 Lithium Ion Removable/Rechargeable Battery

Warranty

Product Warranty

12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

Where to Find Details

Refer to product Installation and Operation Manual available on line www.blackmagicdesign.com/support.

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