Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is the camera you’ve been asking for. It features an all new handheld design that puts the latest advanced digital film technology into the palm of your hand. The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K sensor size is a 4/3, with 13 stops of dynamic range and dual native ISO up to 25,600. That means you get stunning HDR images and incredible low light performance.
The external controls give you quick access to essential functions, while the large 5 inch touchscreen makes it easy to frame shots, focus accurately and change camera settings. Images are recorded onto standard SD/UHS-II or CFast 2.0 cards in RAW and ProRes at up to 120 frames per second. In addition, the bmpcc 4k has an MFT lens mount, built-in microphones, mini XLR input, full sized HDMI, 3D LUT support, Bluetooth, USB-C Expansion Port and more.
- Ultra Portable Design
- Carbon fiber reinforced composite body that makes it extremely durable and lightweight
- Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
- Record using standard SD cards, UHS-II cards or CFast 2.0 media
Portable, Affordable and Professional - Now you can shoot anything in 4K
The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gives you the professional features you need, all in a portable and affordable design that can be used anywhere. It’s perfect for shooting independent films and documentaries, fashion shows, travel blogs, web videos, weddings, corporate video, sports and more. The incredible image quality, advanced Blackmagic Design colour science and RAW recording features let you shoot images that rival professional digital film cameras costing tens of thousands more. That means you get the image quality you need to seamlessly mix footage from the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K with other types of cameras used on high end Hollywood feature films and episodic television shows.
Elegant Modern Design - Designed to be portable, packed with features and fully expandable
The portable handheld design of the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gives you incredible mobility without sacrificing features. The highly compact form factor features a carbon fiber reinforced composite body that makes it extremely durable and lightweight so you can take it anywhere. You get a super bright 5” screen, 4 built in microphones, built in recorders and external buttons and dials that give you fast access to the most important functions. That means you can quickly check framing and focus, capture audio and record your files without having to carry around extra monitors, microphones, recorders and cables. You also get lots of mounting points, a mini XLR input with phantom power, Bluetooth control and more. With the Pocket Camera 4K you get a fully featured portable digital film camera that’s flexible and expandable.
4K Digital Film Sensor - Excellent low light performance and wide dynamic range
The cinema camera 4K features a full size 4/3 sensor that gives you 4096 x 2160 resolution with an incredible 13 stops of dynamic rage for true digital film quality. Because it’s full size, the 4/3 sensor reduces crop factor, giving you a wider field of view. It also has dual native ISO up to 25,600 so you get incredible low light performance. With the Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K you can record at up to 60 frames per second in 4K and up to a massive 120 frames per second for windowed HD. The camera features fourth generation Blackmagic Design colour science with film, video and extended video modes. The new extended mode gives you the latitude of film with the convenience of video, so you get great looking images without having to do a lot of work in post production.
MFT Lens Mount - Compatible with your current lenses
One of the great advantages of the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, is that it uses the same MFT (Micro Four Thirds) lens mount as the original Pocket Cinema Camera so you can use the lenses you already have. The MFT lens mount was designed specifically for smaller camera bodies with shorter flange focal distance. This means you can get high quality professional lenses that are much smaller than ever before. The MFT mount is extremely flexible and allows for different lens adapters. You can get adapters for PL, C, EF and more, so you can use lenses from manufacturers such as Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Leica and even Panavision.
Recording Media - Record using standard SD cards, UHS-II cards or CFast 2.0 media
When it comes to recording, the bmpcc 4k gives you 3 kinds of media to choose from. Images can be recorded on to standard SD cards, faster UHS-II cards or CFast 2.0 cards. High definition video can be recorded using regular inexpensive SD cards. Higher performance UHS-II cards can be used for recording Ultra HD in ProRes at up to 60 frames per second and RAW at up to 30 frames per second. CFast cards can record 12-bit RAW at all supported frame rates. For longer recording times, you can also record directly to an external SSD or flash disk using the built in USB-C Expansion Port. Best of all, there’s nothing proprietary. The files will work with all professional post production software. You can even mount the media cards on your computer and start editing directly from them using the included DaVinci Resolve Studio software!
Expansion Port - High speed USB-C connection for direct external recording
The Pocket Camera 4K gives you access to an innovative high speed USB-C Expansion Port. USB-C is fast, flexible and even provides power, so it’s quickly becoming standard on all modern computers and devices. The massive bandwidth of USB-C makes it possible to connect external accessories such as flash drives and SSDs for significantly longer recording times. This can be important when shooting high quality lossless 12-bit RAW or even high frame rate 60 frame per second 4K. Best of all, when you’re done shooting you can use the same drive for editing and post production.
Blackmagic OS - Get the same advanced features as larger cameras
Another great advantage, is that the Pocket Camera 4K uses the same Blackmagic OS as URSA Mini. That means you get the world’s most advanced camera operating system and many of the same professional features found on larger cameras. If you’re just getting started, you can learn how to use the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K today and move up to an URSA Mini when you’re ready. If you already use an URSA Mini, there’s nothing new to learn. You get a modern touchscreen interface that uses simple tap and swipe gestures to adjust settings, add metadata and view recording status. The Blackmagic OS gives you incredible control of advanced camera features including 3D LUTs for both recording and monitoring, HDR output via HDMI, metadata entry, custom presets, extended video format, Bluetooth remote control, external timecode from the audio input, RAW recording and more.
Super Large Touchscreen - Large and bright 5” touchscreen makes focusing fast and easy
The back of the Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K features a super bright, large 5 inch touchscreen. This makes it easy for you to frame shots and accurately focus, without having to carry around an external monitor or viewfinder. You get the same menus and interface found on URSA Mini cameras, including on screen overlays for recording parameters, status, histogram, focus and peaking indicators, and playback controls. In addition, you can apply 3D LUTs so you can monitor the shot with the desired colour and look. Not only can you use the 3D LUT for monitoring, it can even be baked into the recorded footage. There’s even a speaker located near the screen, which makes it easy to quickly play back and review shots on set.
Professional Audio - Built in microphones and a mini XLR input
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gives you professional high fidelity audio recording so you don’t have to carry around a separate sound recorder. The camera features a mini XLR input with 48 volts of phantom power for connecting professional microphones such as lapel mics and booms. There are also built in microphones with an extremely low noise floor so you can capture great sound on location. There’s even a 3.5mm stereo audio jack so you can use different types of video camera microphones.
Advanced Connections - HDMI monitoring, mini XLR audio input, power and more
Even though it’s small and portable, the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has a full size HDMI connector built in. You get support for advanced features such as HDR output and a clean 10-bit output with on screen overlays showing full camera status, making it perfect for on set monitoring. There’s also a mini XLR connection with 48 volts of phantom power for attaching professional microphones, a 3.5 mm video camera style microphone input and a professional locking DC power connector.
Flexible Power Options - Battery, DC and USB-C so you can shoot all day long
The Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K uses standard removable LP-E6 type batteries. You also get a locking DC power connector, so it can’t be accidentally disconnected in the middle of a shoot. The included 110 - 220 volt plug pack can be used to simultaneously power the camera and charge the LP-E6 battery. Plus, it includes international socket adapters so it can be used anywhere in the world. The USB-C Expansion Port accepts power, so you can charge the battery from portable battery packs, a mobile phone charger or even your laptop computer. The Blackmagic Pocket 4k gives you a wide range of flexible power options so you can shoot all day.
Includes DaVinci Resolve Studio - Professional editing, visual effects, colour correction and audio post
The Blackmagic Pocket 4K includes a full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio, which is a complete post production solution. You get the world’s most advanced solution that combines professional editing, colour correction, audio post and visual effects all in one software tool. DaVinci Resolve is used to finish more Hollywood feature films than any other solution, so you'll get the best possible post production tools to edit native video from your camera and retain every bit of quality. Whether you’re working on major Hollywood feature films, episodic television productions, music videos, commercials or even the latest YouTube shoot, DaVinci Resolve Studio gives you a completely lossless workflow for native editing, colour correction, effects, audio and delivery, so your video always looks as good as possible.
Whether you're shooting a wedding, documentary, travel blog, or even an independent film, the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K packs incredible high end features into a portable design that's affordable enough to be used on any type of production! The compact size gives you the mobility to get shots from any angle, while professional features such as 12-bit RAW recording gives you true digital film quality, all at a price that's affordable enough for young filmmakers, educators, corporate and wedding videographers and more!
Designed with all of the features you need built in, the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K doesn’t require external accessories or a large rig to capture great images. It’s small and light enough for you to work quickly, moving from one location to another with ease. You get incredible digital film image quality, built in microphones, RAW recording and more. The BMPCC 4K is perfect to use on traditional photo shoots when you need to quickly tag shots with metadata, plus it even shoots still photos, all in one camera!
Travel and Food Blogs
Because it’s so small and easy to travel with, the Pocket Camera 4K is ideal for travel blogs and food videos. You can shoot using the advanced video mode which gives you great looking footage that you don’t have to colour correct. That makes it much faster when you need to edit quickly and go straight to the web! The SD cards, UHS-II and CFast cards are small and inexpensive, which makes it easy to carry enough of them to last the entire trip! Whether you’re in a foreign country or at a local street food festival, you’ll always have enough media to capture your adventure!
The Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K is perfect for shooting documentary films! With its 4K sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, and dual native ISO up to 25,600, you’ll get incredible images whether you’re shooting in low light or broad daylight. The ¼” thread mounting point lets you quickly set it up on a tripod. It’s also small enough to be inconspicuous when shooting outdoor nature projects. The built in microphones make it possible to capture incredible ambient sounds out in the wild! For indoor shooting, the small size makes the camera less intimidating, so your talent will be more comfortable when giving on camera interviews! Documentary filmmakers also have a tendency to shoot a lot of material. The camera features a USB‑C Expansion Port which is perfect for connecting direct to a flash disk or SSD so you can shoot for hours, connect the same media disk to your computer and instantly start editing!
Fast Paced Sports
The incredible 4/3 image sensor and MFT lens mount let you shoot with inexpensive, high quality wide angle lenses so you can get dynamic shots of extreme action sport athletes such as skaters and snow boarders! Best of all, because the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is so small and includes everything you need, it’s perfect for run and gun, guerrilla style shooting. Plus, unlike large sensor cameras, you get just the right blend of wide depth of field so you don't need to chase focus all the time, yet it still has enough shallow depth of field to keep shots looking cinematic. Imagine capturing all the excitement using high frame rate 60 frames per second 4K or an incredible 120 frames per second for regular HD! You’ll be able to work faster than ever so you can get in position, get the shot you need, and get out quickly!
Everybody wants a beautiful wedding video, but nobody wants a large crew with a massive camera to disrupt their special day! You can operate it by yourself and the built in handle has multifunction controls that let you move around quickly. You get incredible cinematic quality 10-bit ProRes and 12-bit RAW recording that’s far better than traditional DSLR cameras. The CFast 2.0 cards are perfect for shooting short segments or guest interviews in Ultra HD. Plus, the camera’s small design is less intimidating for guests. For longer shoots, like during the ceremony, simply attach a flash disk or SSD directly via the USB-C Expansion Port! Now you can shoot weddings in stunning 4K without disrupting the guests. The incredible dynamic range makes it easy to shoot both inside and outside. The bride, groom and guests won’t even know you’re shooting video!
Whether you’re shooting a dramatic scene, romantic comedy, or action packed thriller, the Pocket Camera 4K will give you high end, big studio feature film quality images at a price you can afford! You get a 4K camera with amazing low light performance and true lossless 12-bit RAW recording that rivals cameras costing tens of thousands more. You can also shoot in 10‑bit ProRes which gives you great looking images and much smaller files, which is perfect for projects that shoot a lot of source material. Shots can be played back on the built in LCD or via HDMI on a television, so it’s easy to review shots with the crew, check framing and focus, and see camera settings with the on screen overlays. You even get DaVinci Resolve Studio for free, so you’ll have everything you need to shoot, edit, colour, mix and master your film. Now you can afford a true digital film camera, so you never have to use a DSLR again!
Everything you need is built in, and it’s affordable enough for you to have multiple cameras to get better coverage. Plus, the extended video range shooting mode lets you capture incredible looking images, so you don’t have to spend a lot of time in post production. The built in CFast 2.0 recorder can capture 4K video at up to 60 frames per second with incredible detail and clarity, which is perfect for projecting on to large screens at corporate launch events! Because it’s so affordable, the Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K makes it easy to set up multi camera shoots so you can get more coverage from more angles than ever before. That means you’ll have the additional angles you need to create truly professional looking work!
Because of its small size and incredible quality, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is a great action camera. You get true high end digital film quality images that can easily be intercut with footage from larger cameras. You get full ProRes and RAW quality built into a camera that you can strap to a motor bike, wear on your body, or even put in a crash vehicle. You can control the camera remotely via Bluetooth to start and stop recording as needed and to change settings. That means you can shoot in dangerous situations without having to be too close! If you're shooting yourself, the front mounted record button and tally light makes it super easy to confirm that the camera is on and recording!
Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a next generation design that makes it the world’s lightest, most portable and durable full featured 4K digital film camera! You get incredible mobility in a carbon fiber polycarbonate composite body that’s packed with high end professional features such as state of the art 4K image sensor, MFT lens mount, external controls, 5 inch touchscreen monitor, professional audio, USB-C Expansion Port and more! The unique portable design of the Pocket Camera 4K makes it perfect for use on everything from student films to big studio features!
Carbon Fibre Body
Designed using a space age carbon fiber polycarbonate composite, the body of the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is extremely strong and light. The carbon composite material consists of a high strength polymer that’s reinforced with carbon fibers. This makes the camera body incredibly light, giving it the strength and rigidity to protect it from bangs, drops and accidental breakage. That means you’ll be able to take the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K virtually anywhere and have the confidence to know that you’ll be able to get your shots, even under the harshest shooting conditions!
Hand Held Design
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a familiar and comfortable design that has been specifically developed for shooting video so you get controls that go far beyond those found on traditional DSLR cameras. The multi function grip, which has buttons and dials placed logically for fingertip control, allows super fast access to all essential shooting functions. You get controls for recording start/stop, still photos, ISO, shutter, aperture, white balance, function buttons, power on/off and more. If you’ve ever shot with a DSLR, the Pocket 4K will feel very familiar, but the images will look far better!
Super Bright Touchscreen
You’ll never have to carry around a separate monitor for focussing a high resolution shot when you’re shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera 4K. That’s because it features a built in super bright 5 inch touchscreen monitor that’s perfect for framing shots and checking focus. You can even double tap on the LCD to zoom in, turn on focus peaking, focus assist and more! Plus, you can use the touchscreen to access the Blackmagic OS, which lets you control all of the cameras advanced functions with simple tap and swipe gestures. You can even add metadata using the built-in digital slate!
High Resolution, Low Light Sensor
The full size 4/3 sensor has a native resolution of 4096 x 2160 and can capture up to 13 stops of dynamic range. The sensor size is designed to match the MFT lenses, so there’s minimal crop factor which gives you a wider field of view. With dual native ISO up to 25,600, you also get excellent low light performance! You can also shoot at up to 60 frames per second for 4K and 120 frames per second for HD. Unlike other small cameras, the high performance sensor has fast refresh rates, even when shooting at low frame rates, so you get rock solid images that don’t have wobbly shutter artifacts.
True Professional Audio
Designed from the ground up to capture amazing high fidelity audio with incredible clarity, the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features 4 built in microphones with extremely low noise for capturing the subtle detail in live sound. All this means professional audio is a major design goal for this camera. There’s also a mini XLR input with 48 volts of phantom power for connecting professional boom and lapel microphones. You can also use the 3.5mm input to connect standard video camera microphones. With the Pocket Camera 4K, you get professional quality audio with flexible options for ;microphones!
USB-C Expansion Port
USB-C has become the new standard on everything from computers to cell phones, because it’s very fast, provides both power and data, and has an extremely small connector. The Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K includes a USB-C Expansion Port so you can connect peripherals such as a flash disk or SSD for long recording times. Once your recording is complete, you can simply unplug the disk and connect it to your edit workstation. The USB-C connection also handles power, so you can use a standard computer power supply or power pack to charge the internal battery!
The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a full size HDMI connector with support for HDR output, plus you get support for a clean 10-bit HDMI output with or without overlays for on set monitoring. There’s also a mini XLR connection with 48 volts of phantom power for attaching professional microphones, and a 3.5 mm video camera style microphone input. The 3.5mm microphone input will accept LTC timecode from an external source. You also get a professional camera style locking DC power connector. For wireless connectivity and control, you can even use Bluetooth, as well as customizing your own control solutions with the Blackmagic Bluetooth control developer SDK!
Pocket Camera 4K features the same advanced Blackmagic OS software as URSA Mini, making it super fast to use and more intuitive than ever! All important camera functions can be accessed with a single tap on the new heads display, there's an elegant new digital slate that makes metadata entry a breeze and a dashboard that uses simple tap and swipe gestures for record settings, monitoring, audio, camera setup, presets and 3D LUTs. Each camera feature runs as a separate high performance app which means that you get greater stability than other simple camera software! Best of all, we'll be able to add even more great new features in the future!
New Heads Up Display
The heads up display, or HUD, contains critical information such as the frame rate, iris, timecode, shutter angle, white balance, ISO, audio levels and more. You can show or hide the heads up display by simply swiping up or down. For example, you can adjust settings such as white balance simply by touching the WB indicator, or change the audio levels by touching the audio meters. Everything is interactive, so if you tap any item you can instantaneously change its settings without having to search through confusing menus!
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K lets you turn different monitoring tools on and off with a few simple taps! Tapping the monitor icon brings up an overlay for toggling between and adjusting settings. You can adjust zebra settings for checking exposure, focus assist tools, frame guides, grids and more!
Advanced Digital Slate - Direct enter metadata right into the camera for rapid shooting!
Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4K features digital “slate” and incredible metadata features that make it extremely fast to add metadata to any shot! Simply swipe left or right to bring up the digital slate. You get intelligent predictive entry suggestions that can be added as metadata tags with a simple tap! Plus, if you start and stop recording, you can set to automatically increment the take number, so you don’t have to enter them manually for each shot! You can also set your reel numbers to increment automatically each time you format a card. In addition, lens metadata is automatically detected from electronic lenses or it can be entered manually, along with production specific information, technical information and much more! All of this metadata is saved with the files and available in post-production when editing and colour correcting with software such as DaVinci Resolve! You can even enter the slate information wirelessly via Bluetooth from an iPad using the Blackmagic Camera Control application!
Incredible new dashboard gives you complete control!
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K dashboard has six tabs with elegant, simple to understand interfaces that give you quick access and complete control over every setting and feature on the camera! Simply tap on the record, monitor, audio, setup, presets, or LUTs tab to access everything with just a few taps. The unique design of the interface offers visual consistency that puts items in the same logical order every time, so you can quickly learn where settings are and remember how to change them!
Simplified Recording Setup - Quickly check or change recording settings!
The record tab gives you a revolutionary, fast to use interface for selecting the recording format, resolution, frame rate and more! Simply tap on RAW or ProRes and the appropriate variations such as compression ratios will light up underneath them, so you can make your selection and then choose the resolution. The record tab also lets you adjust the dynamic range for film, extended video or video. You can also set the window sensor mode, frame rate, preferred card recording options, time lapse, sharpening level and more!
Flexible Monitoring Options - Adjust text, overlays and other options for all outputs!
The monitor tab gives you total control over what is displayed on the built in LCD touchscreen, and the main HDMI output. Each output can have independent overlays and you can select to send a clean feed, zebra, focus assist, frame guides and more to any or all outputs. You can even set the resolution and choose LUTs for each output! In addition, you can also set to scale down the image display so that the interactive HUD is outside of the image area and is not covered by it. Best of all, you can define different display status text for the cinematographer and the director, and then send that information out to the HDMI output, so the right people see the right information!
Professional Audio Control - Adjust audio input and monitoring settings!
You can quickly adjust audio levels using the interactive HUD, but for complete control over audio settings, you can also use the audio tab on the dashboard. You can change inputs from camera mic to mini XLR, adjust headphone and speaker levels, mic levels, low cut filter and more. When adjusting mini XLR settings, you can choose whether you want to use mic or line level and turn on 48v of phantom power, so you can use microphones that are not self-powered!