Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera on a tripod with an award held in front


Videomaker awards the Best of Show of NAB 2013 to Blackmagic Design for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is truly a game-changer. Cameras that fit in your pocket have changed a lot in recent years – for example the option to change out lenses, shoot 3D, access Wi-Fi or operate Android apps – all with quality HD video. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera has a Super 16 sensor and captures 13 stops of dynamic range for a completely different story. For some, the Micro Four Thirds mount will make adjustments difficult, but the open file format – for recording in ProRes 422 and CinemaDNG – shouldn't. For a little physical analysis, Blackmagic Design opens up the battery compartment and answers the questions for many potential users by providing a removable Nikon EN-EL20 battery and an SD card slot. A 64GB SD card and a fully charged battery should allow you to shoot for 50 minutes before you'll want to exchange both. For $995, putting a cinema camera has never been so feasible than with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.


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