I am super stoked to finally receive the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K! This has been a little time waiting, as stocks in Norway have been low, possibly due to COVID-19 and or the general popularity of this little workhorse. With the 1m or so videos online discussing the pro’s and con’s of this camera, I am super stoked to get to start working on the next project with the BMPCC4K!
I have been using Blackmagic Design cameras for years now and I just love the image that one is able to capture. I had the URSA Mini for quite some time and I really enjoyed using that camera, however, I felt that it was becoming a little dated and I wasn’t using it so much in a controlled studio environment with good strong lights. The URSA Mini 4K when lit well, was a bad-ass camera and I had yeilded some amazing images from it. However, It was time to go and now I have re-invested in the P4K! This little camera really has the same specs, if not better than the URSA Mini, delivering a staggering 4K @ 60p and a HD 120, if needed. The one thing that I am really interested in seeing is the newer sensor and colour science. I really enjoy the image quality from the original Cinema Camera 2.5K (which I still own and use 2!) and have read and seen many great reviews and discussions from users on the Internet.
To apply this camera to my practice in the “real world,” I have purchased a speedbooster, so i can use all my existing EF glass, and the external T5 SSD drive, a cage to keep it all sturdy and give me flexibility for mounting extras – and the cage helps offset the plate for the Ronin-S so I can fit the camera to it *So practical!*. Battery life is disgusting when I have the SSD and Speedbooster attached … I am getting less than 15min with a full charge, but that is stated on the website of Blackmagic’s anyway (4K24p without SSD or other attachments gets you a 30 min runtime approx.) So that doesn’t apply to me at all. Therefore, I am to drop another healthy sum of cash on a V-mount system so I can power my monitor and camera.
The next project that I will be working on with this camera will be Økologisk Norge and I am looking very much forward to that project with this camera.