BMPCC 4K Recommended Media

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With the BMPCC 4K now shipping, Blackmagic has updated the list of approved media that is recommended for use with the camera. Recommended media lists are created for a reason. They are more than just a suggestion and give users a reassurance that the media that is recommended has been thoroughly tested by the manufacturer for reliability and usability.

There is absolutely no excuse for buying non-recommended media and then complaining that the card you bought dropped frames or didn’t work correctly. You should take the type of media you buy very seriously. At the end of the day that is where all of your hard work ends up, so why would you risk using a cheap card that wasn’t recommended by the manufacturer.

So firstly let’s look at what CFast 2.0 cards are recommended. What you need to clearly remember is that you need to choose the right card for the codec and format you want to shoot in.

What CFast cards should I use with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K?

WISECFast 2.0 3400x 512GB

The following CFast 2.0 cards are recommended for 4K DCI 3:1 RAW up to 60 fps

WISE CFast 2.0 3400x 512GB

The following CFast 2.0 cards are recommended for 4K DCI ProRes HQ up to 60 fps

Now let’s look at what SD cards are recommended by Blackmagic for use in the BMPCC 4K.

The following SD cards are recommended for 4K DCI 4:1 RAW up to 60 fps

Exceria Pro UHS-II N502 SDXC Exceria Pro UHS-II N502 SDXC 32GB

The following SD cards are recommended for 1080p Lossless RAW up to 60 fps

Sony Tough SF-G128T 128GB

The following SD cards are recommended for 4K DCI ProRes HQ up to 60 fps

Sony Tough SF-G128T 128GB

The BMPCC 4K also has the ability to record externally to an SSD drive through a USB-C connection. So which USB-C drives are recommended for use with the camera?

The following USB‑C drives are recommended for 4K DCI Lossless RAW up to 30 fps

Samsung Portable SSD T5 1TB

The following USB‑C drives are recommended for 4K DCI 3:1 RAW up to 60 fps

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