What's in the Box
- Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
- DaVinci Resolve Studio Activation Key
- Canon LP-E6 Type Battery
- 30W Power Supply with International Adapters
- Dust Cap
- Limited 1-Year Warranty
- 1X PBE-LITE (Power Supply/Charger)
- 1X PTC-BMPC4 (Battery)
- 1X PB70C15US (P-Tap Charger)
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features 4/3 size sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for HDR images and incredible low light performance. External controls give quick access to essential functions, while the large 5 inch touchscreen makes it easy to frame shots, focus accurately and change camera settings. Features include built in SD/UHS-II or CFast 2.0 recorders for RAW or ProRes recoding as well as a USB-C expansion port for recording externally to disks, plus MFT lens mount, built-in microphones, XLR input, full sized HDMI, 3D LUT support, Bluetooth and more.
We have never seen as much excitement here at DVE as we have with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. For the price, it is the most bang for buck camera for the image quality it produces. However, this camera is not for everyone. To get the most out of it, you’ll really want to shoot in the RAW mode and color grade later in post-production. For fast turnaround, you could shoot still shoot in “Video” mode and have the image baked in and done, but that is not the whole point and excitement of this camera, it is meant to get filmic quality images by shooting with a large dynamic range and color grading in programs such as DaVinci Resolve. The detail that you can pull out of the shadows and highlights is really what sets this camera apart. You can compare the image quality with cameras over $30,000.
One of the coolest features is the ability to record via USB-C. The Samsung drive is really popular due to its size, capacity and price. When comparing the price of SD vs SSD, vs an external USB-C, the price per GB drops dramatically.
The PBLT-BMPC is a Powerbase Edge Lite kit with a PTC-BMPC4 cable to power the Blackmagic Design Pocket 4K, 6K, and 6K Pro cameras. It also comes with a PB70C15US p-tap charger to charge the battery back up.
The Powerbase Edge Lite is the ideal pack for those already invested in the Powerbase system or those that don’t utilize the v-mount connection and want a “base” pack only.
Similar to the original Edge, the Edge Lite has nearly all the features of the Edge minus a runtime LCD and the aforementioned V-mount connection.
The single channel powertap charger, PB70C15US, charges any of our battery packs through the powertap port on the battery while providing a quicker charge current at 1.5A, which is 50% faster than the original PB70C. The charger has LED indication on the front which changes from red to green when fully charged.
The PB70C15US is only for US plug, and it is not interchangeable like the PB70C15 model.
The PTC-BMPC4 is a coiled ptap cable to 2pin connector for BMD Pocket 4K, 6K, and 6K Pro; 18″ extends to 48″.