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Blackmagic Design Introduces Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic Design has introduced pocket cinema camera 4K, a handheld digital film camera with full 4/3 HDR sensor, dual native ISO with up to 25600 ISO for low light performance as well as 13 stops of dynamic range. It also eliminates expensive external recorders, as it features a unique new USB-C expansion port, which allows customers to record using the internal SD/UHS-II and CFast recorders or directly to the same external disks they will use for editing and color correction. The Blackmagic pocket cinema camera 4K is packed with features such as an MFT lens mount, large 5-inch touchscreen monitor, 10-bit ProRes and 12-bit RAW recording, 3D LUTs, four built-in microphones, mini XLR audio input with phantom power, Bluetooth wireless camera control, HDMI on set monitoring output, and more. Designed using a space age carbon fiber polycarbonate composite, the body of the pocket cinema camera 4K is strong and light. The handheld design features a multi-function grip which has logically placed buttons and dials that allow super fast access to essential shooting functions such as recording start/stop, still photos, ISO, shutter, aperture, white balance, power, and more.

Images can be recorded onto standard SD cards, faster UHS-II cards, or CFast 2.0 cards in either ProRes or RAW formats. The pocket cinema camera 4K can record 4K images at up to 60 frames per second and windowed HD at up to 120 frames per second. It lets customers record directly onto the same exact external USB-C media drives they use for editing and color correction. It uses the same MFT (micro four thirds) lens mount as the original pocket cinema camera so customers can use the investment in lenses they already own. The MFT mount is flexible and allows for different lens adapters so customers can also use PL, C, EF, and other types of lenses from manufacturers such as Canon, Nikon, Pentax, Leica, and even Panavision. For audio, it features multiple built-in microphones with an extremely low noise floor, a mini XLR input with 48 V of phantom power to connect professional lapel and boom mics, and a 3.5-mm stereo audio jack for connecting different types of video camera microphones. It also includes a full size HDMI connector which can output HDR video as well as a clean 10-bit video feed with optional on screen overlays. There is also a high speed USB-C expansion port for adding external accessories such as flash drives and an SSD for external recording.

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