First footage from the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera [video]
The first video footage from the snazzy Blackmagic pocket camera has just hit the interwebs and it might be worth getting your DSLR to look the other way.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is equipped with a Super 16-sized sensor, and captures its recorded footage directly to SD cards, and features a Micro Four Thirds mount which opens up a variety of lens options.
“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.”
John Brawley has been taking the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera out and about and the results look pretty neat.
Brawley said that he shot the following footage using a Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Micro Four Thirds lens with image stabilisation turned on, a feature likely to be enabled on the camera when it arrives in late July.
He also said he was “literally grabbing shots whilst I was shopping,” which bodes well for anyone that would be planning on having some more preparation for their shots.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is priced at $995 and is capable of capturing 1080p video with 13 stops of dynamic range.