Shoulder Rigging for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K Camera

Shoulder Rigging for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K Camera

Looking for a shoulder rig for your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K? Then, look no further cause Shape has a pretty sweet shoulder kit to make that happen. This video will show you all you need to know to rig it all up!

If you have any questions or would like to know more about any of the items shown in the video please feel free to reach out to me at

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4k Shape CageCheese Plate Hyper Core BatteryNinja V

flolight articulated arm Dc Cable Pack Atomos HDMIDtap


Hey, Joel Wallis here with the DVEStore. So, today I wanted to show you a really cool shoulder-mount setup for the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.

So, here we have a really cool rigged-out Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K camera with a shoulder mount and full-rail system. It is pretty decently light, considering for how much gear is mounted on here. What I have involved here is I have a rail system from Shape which includes the rails, shoulder pad, matte box, cage, top handle, handle bars, and follow focus.

The matte box is of pretty good quality. It also has the swing away, so you can clean your lens, change out lenses, and filters. For the price point, it's a bargain deal and the quality is pretty spot on. The other thing that's really cool with this Shape kit is it has a nice good quick release so you can on and off the camera as needed.

For the lens, I'm using the Zeiss from the Milvus line. This is the 35 mm and has the gear ring attached with it. You'll need to buy the gear ring in addition to the lens, but then the gear ring will allow you to use the follow focus. For the Speed Booster to convert to EF lenses, I'm using the ultra, the 0.71x Speed Booster from Metabones. The other one that you could use, if you're using full frame, is the 0.64x XL. If you're going to use other Canon lenses and full frame, you might want to do the 0.71x from Metabones to be able to cover both aspects for lenses.

Also, I've got here, the Atomos Ninja V monitor. You can use an SSD card to have a backup recording in case your CFast, SD card, or even the USB C out to a Samsung T5 or the G-Tech hard drives goes corrupt. For holding up the Atomos Ninja V monitor, I'm using a friction arm, nothing crazy big, just enough length to get the monitor closer out to the matte box for easy viewing, like a viewfinder would.

For power here, so I am solely running the Core SWX. This is their 150-watt-per-hour battery and have it mounted to the Shape IDX V-Mount Cheese Plate. From here I'm using the Blackmagic DC power cable, and then that goes out to a D-Tap that connects to the battery. On the Cheese Plate, there's also another D-Tap output for powering up your Atomos Ninja. The monitor comes with the battery plate that goes out to the barrel connector, and then all you'll need to do is get the Atomos Barrel to D Tap cable.

I'll put all the links and everything to all the products for this complete build in the description for you. Well, that about wraps it up for this really cool shoulder-mount rig. If you have any questions or you'd like to know more, feel free to email me at; Thank you, and stay tuned for our next episode.

11th Mar 2019 Joel Wallis

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