Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K: The ONE Thing (Aside from All The Other Things)

It's got a face only a mother could love (reasonable people can disagree), but Blackmagic's just-announced and long-awaited 4K successor to their Pocket Cinema Camera is still fascinating. Here's why -- along with the ONE thing I wish they'd included:

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Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Pricing & Availability: B&H, Adorama

Gear used to create this video:

  • GH5s (set to face recognition AF, 4K/24p 8-bit 100mbps): B&HAmazonAdorama
  • Sigma 30mm f/1.4 (at f/2.5): B&HAmazonAdorama:
  • RODElink Wireless Filmmaker Kit: B&H,  AmazonAdorama  
  • Aputure Light Dome: B&H,  Amazon,  Adorama
  • Aputure C120t: B&HAmazon,  Adorama
  • FLM CP26-Travel Carbon Fiber Tripod w/Ball Head & Arca-Swiss Clamp Kit: B&H,  AmazonAdorama
  • SmallRig Advanced Half-cage Kit for Panasonic Lumix GH5 with Battery Grip 2024: Amazon (start here and then add: SmallRig Panasonic Lumix GH5 DMW-XLR1 Helmet Kit 2017, SmallRig NATO Cheese Handle 1688, SmallRig 15mm Rod Clamp with Cold Shoe 1157, SmallRig SWAT Nato Rail with 15mm Rod Clamp (Parallel) 1254, 2pcs Black 19mm Rods 12" 1234)

Editing Suite:

  • Apple 2017 iMac with 5K Retina Display (maxed out): B&HAdorama
  • G-Technology G-SPEED Shuttle XL 24TB (8 x 3TB) 8-Bay Thunderbolt 2: B&HAmazon,  Adorama

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