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
Effective Sensor Size
12.48mm x 7.02mm
1920 x 1080
Lossless CinemaDNG RAW, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, and ProRes 422 Proxy at
1920 x 1080.
HD 1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30.
Focus button turns on peaking, plus auto focus on active lenses.
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.
3.5" and 800 x 480 resolution.
Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames and keywords.
4 way directional controller for navigating menus and entering metadata. Push buttons for recording and transport control.
Integrated stereo microphone.
Integrated mono speaker.
1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread mounting point on top of camera. 1 x 1/4"-20 UNC thread tripod mount.
Removable SDXC, SDHC cards.
Mac OS Extended or exFAT format. SD cards can be formatted in camera, or on any Mac or Windows computer. Formatting in camera recommended.
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.
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.
1 x 2.5mm LANC for Rec Start/Stop. Iris Control and Focus using compatible lenses.
USB 2.0 Mini-B port for software updates and configuration.
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.
Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks,
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.
Windows 7 or Windows 8.
1 x 0.7mm DC Jack for power and battery charging.
Removable, rechargeable Lithium Ion battery for EN-EL20, 12V-20V DC port for external power and battery recharging.
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.
0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
0% to 90% non-condensing
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera
Turret Dust Cap
12V AC Adapter
EN-EL20 Lithium Ion Removable/Rechargeable Battery
12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
Where to Find Details
Refer to product Installation and Operation Manual available on line www.blackmagicdesign.com/support.