Posted By:
Craig Newman
May 21, 2013
Filed Under:
Film & Video Equipment Reviews

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera First Footage Released

The first footage from the amazing Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera has been released from australian cinematographer John Brawley. Brawley works closely with Blackmagic in the development of their cameras and I have to say, good work John.

This footage was taken at his local market in “about an hour” using an IS stabilized Micro 4/3 lens, the Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8, plus a Hoya ND16.

Please chick here to view John Brawley’s blog for more info.

This little camera has huge potential in the realms of corporate video production, music videos and short films.

Please comment…

What do you think of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera?


Ron TylerMay 24th, 2013

The camera seems to be very good and great color and clarity. I will be looking into getting one myself for my production company. The video was well shot and edited. GOOD JOB.

tom zafianMay 27th, 2013

I second what Ron Tyler said. However, on my computer, the blacks didn’t seem deep enough.

Unfortunately, right now I can’t afford to run out a get one for myself. However, if I could I would. Tom Z

Craig NewmanMay 30th, 2013

Hi Tom, the reason the blacks seem milky is that this is the unbranded footage. When grading you can bring down the blacks to make it pop.

geoffreyMay 30th, 2013

This for the price smashes the DSLR’s yep far superior the camera’s just keep getting better cheaper but the next model that black magic brings out ultimately makes you wish you had waited like the black edition go pro why did i get the first one the hero go pro should have waited.

larry robinsMay 30th, 2013

Very interesting demo. I have a camera on order and, happily, it appears to meet all my expectations.To my mind this camera extends the democratization of film making. I can’t see any reason that it won’t become the new standard for ‘low cost’ production. The dynamic range is discernible (to my eye) and the availability of very high speed lenses (slr magic and noktons – among others) allows for pretty good selective focus w/o using impossibly expensive lenses like master primes or cooke S5s. I’m a bit surprised at how many responses go on about lack of sharpness and a undifferentiated ‘look’. To my eye, the footage looked very sharp and pleasingly filmic. Nice work Craig, and many thanks

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