Blackmagic Design has unveiled the latest version of its Pocket Cinema Camera, and this one comes with some main improvements for 4K video. First of all, the latest Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can really shoot in 4K, dissimilar the original version. Which was limited to 1080p? Like its ancestor, the updated model can binding that footage in 12-bit RAW or 10-bit ProRes. But dissimilar, unlike its predecessor, it can record avowedly to external drives over USB-C. Which is a big benefit when recording particularly large 4K RAW files. The updated version is suppositional to launch after this year for $1,295 300 much than original.
While the camera is short for a cinema camera. It is not accurately tiny and it is definitely bigger than the backdated version. This latest model makes room for a 5-inch screen on the back, instead of a 3.5-inch display. And it includes a full-size Micro Four Thirds sensor since the old model was near to Super 16. That’ll be assistant for depth of field and low-light which are meantime bruise spots on Micro Four Thirds cameras. While still allowing it to use any of the lenses from the common lens mount used by Olympus, Panasonic, and others.
Blackmagic is known for making pro video tools, to broadcast ingredient, from cameras to the industry value color grading application. It’s been releasing smaller cinema cameras in the thousand-dollar cost range for the last five or so years. Which has achieved a following into amateur and low-budget movie makers?
The cameras whole provide pro-grade tools and options at a dramatically lower cost than what you’d have to salary for a true cinema-category camera. While that’s increasingly less particular as these features move down to cameras like Panasonic’s GH5, Blackmagic’s line continues to stand out by placing a clear focus on video and video-shooters requires.
The latest Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has a ton of features that’ll petition to that market like a mini LUT support, XLR connector, and 4K recording at 60 fps. But also it still has limited that’ll keep the camera limited to a niche audience which, to be legitimate, is kind of true of each camera. Basically, if not you are a moviemaker who’s typically in the monitoring of lighting and the overall environment they will be filming in, this camera possibly is not for you.
It does not have in-body stabilization, and the little sensor will battle in low light and need adapters to find the depth of field you’d find from full frame or even Super 35 cameras. That might not matter to some moviemakers. But also it could be a problem for people on speedy shoots or traveling to unknown areas.