Testing out a production Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

By site editor Dan Chung:

Shooting timelape with the BMPCC and Olympus 14-35mm f2 lens
Shooting timelape with the BMPCC and Olympus 14-35mm f2 lens

Yesterday I was lucky enough to receive one of the first production Blackmagic Pocket Cinema cameras to arrive in China. I’ve been quite excited about this little camera ever since it was announced at NAB earlier in the year. Anticipating its arrival I have built a small kit of lenses and accessories that should turn it into a workable camera system. Central to this are fast lenses that allow for reasonably shallow depth of field with its small sensor.

I don’t have time for a full test report at the moment but was able to run out of work and grab these few shots today. They were all shot on the Olympus 14-35mm f2 4/3 lens with Olympus 4/3 to M4/3 adapter, a Genus Fader ND and a Movcam mini cage.

The footage is completely ungraded and uploaded to Vimeo with as little compression as I can manage right now. Feel free to download it and play around.

I’ll update when I have had more time with the camera.

BMPCC all rigged out with Movcam mini cage, Vocas MFT to PL adapter and G.L.Optics 11-16mm lens
BMPCC all rigged out with Movcam mini cage, Vocas MFT to PL adapter and G.L.Optics 11-16mm lens

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