Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
- 225 / Day
- Multi-day Discount Available
Included in rental:
- Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
- Full cage with HDMI/USB locks and single 15mm rod attachment
- Detachable sun hood
- Two FP970-style batteries w/ USB and Charger
- 1 Terabyte USB-C external SSD with alternate USB-A cord
- Six 2600mA batteries, two dual USB chargers
- AC power supply & Dtap power cable
- T3 to full size XLR cable
Alternatives & Add-Ons:
BlackMagic’s latest “small” camera has a native Canon EF lens mount, housing a Super 35mm sized sensor with Dual ISO capability and 13 stops of dynamic range. Its other big selling feature is in its name: it can record 6K resolution images in BlackMagic’s RAW format. The 5″ screen on the back is touch sensitive which lets you navigate Blackmagic’s easy to use menu system, and it has the ability to record to CFast or SDXC media onboard or a USB-C solid state hard drives externally (we supply it with a 1 Terabyte SSD). It has better audio facilities than most smaller cameras including built-in stereo mics, a standard 3.5mm jack and additionally a mini-XLR that can supply phantom power.
This isn’t a shoulder mounted camera, so we tried to keep it light for hand held use. To that end we initially outfitted it with six of its internal batteries, as well as an AC adaptor. For a camera that shoots 6K RAW though, operators found that the stock batteries just weren’t cutting it. We also included a Dtap cable in order to use larger Vmount batteries, but doing that necessitated adding rods and a sled, and the big Vmount got in the way of the screen or made it hard to mount on a tripod securely. Kinda defeated the purpose of a “pocket” camera. Our new solution uses Sony FP970 style batteries that mount securely to the top or side of the frame. Much longer run times, no hand held fatigue and our batteries have USB outs to run accessories if need be.
One thing to be aware of when considering this camera is that while you can record 6K RAW, you cannot record UHD, 4K or HD formats in RAW. Those resolutions are restricted to some flavour of ProRes on this camera.