If you have ever wondered what it would be like to have a tilting screen on your BMPCC 4K or 6K then wonder no more. Tilta’s screen modification is now finally available in limited quantities.
You may remember seeing a video we did at IBC in September last year with Tilta where they were showing a prototype tilting screen modification for the BMPCC 4K and 6K. You can watch that video above.
The Tilta modification gives you a fully functioning articulated screen that is a massive improvement over the original design.
The screen will fully articulate and even go into selfie mode. Unfortunately, at the moment, the image will be upside down as the Pocket software doesn’t have a flip image option. However, Tilta is working on a future firmware update where you will be able to flip the screen display.
Not only does the kit allow the screen to articulate Tilta has reversed the USB-C input so an M2 drive can be installed in the space where the monitor used to be. This is a welcome addition.
Tilta is selling different options, but please be aware that the modification doesn’t come with any drives, you have to purchase those yourself.
The third modification is to the input section of the Pocket. The annoying port covers are gone and a new carbon fiber cover goes in with smaller port covers. Tilta has added a Bridge Modul that gives you a USB-C port right next to an SSD connector
The kit is made out of lightweight aero metal and carbon fiber and it has been designed in a way that it looks like it came directly from the Blackmagic factory that way.
How do you get your camera modified?
Originally the idea for the kit was that it could be installed by the user, but that won’t be the case to start with. For the time being, if you want to get the modification done you need to send your BMPCC 4K or 6K into Tilta.
The modification costs $528 USD for installation with the SATA, and $548 USD for the NVMe option.
Installation is $249 USD on top of the $279 USD or $299 USD base price and includes return shipping via expedited air mail (2-3 days), insured for the full value of the camera. The $249 USD installation fee includes the service and labor at $199 USD, and insured shipping for $50 USD. After social distancing restrictions are lifted, drop off and pick up will be available at Tilta’s showroom.
After purchasing, you ship your BMPCC 4K/6K and will be updated via email of its receipt, testing, and service. It should take about 3-5 business days after receiving your camera to install it.
It is important to note, that the kit is only available for purchase in the United States with the modification service performed by Tilta’s repair engineers in Burbank, CA.
Tilta will eventually make this modification kit available in other parts of the world, but currently, there isn’t any time frame for when that will happen.
Eventually, there will also be a user-changeable kit available so you will be able to do the modification yourself. This option will be either $279 or $299 USD depending on the option you choose.
What do you think of this kit? Would you get this modification done? Let us know in the comments section below.