Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

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The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a compact Super 16 (sensor size) digital cinema camera, supporting high quality 1080P lossless CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes (422 HQ) recording to fast SDXC cards. By its compact design you can now film quality images in places and situations that where previously impossible.

The active Micro Four Thirds mount provides electronic lens control, and by high quality third party lens adapters we can also provide the camera with a PL or C mount so you can use a wide range of cine lenses.

User Manual

You can find the BMPCC user manual here.

Technical Data

Sensor12.48mm x 7.02mm
Resolution1920 x 1080 pixels (16:9 HD)
Frame rate23.98p, 24p, 25p, 29.97p, 30p
Base ISO800 ASA
Latitude13 Stops
Bit Depth12 bit
Recording FormatCinema DNG RAW, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)

Dimensions128 x 38 x 66 mm
WeightBMPCC camera body: 0.35 kg

SDXC cards

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features a build in SD card recorder that captures lossless compressed CinemaDNG and ProRes 422 (HQ) on to fast Sandisk 64GB Extreme Pro SDXC cards.

Bare in mind that you always have to format your SDXC card in the HFS+ or exFAT format on an computer before you put them in the camera for recording use.

Data Management

SDXC cards can be read by laptops with an SD slot, or via a Professional SD card (USB3.0) reader.

For copying your valuable recorded material we always recommend to use software like YoYottaID or ShotPut Pro that will help copy files to one or several destinations and perform a checksum calculation, comparing the material on the original media to the copies, to provide a minimum effort safety check of data integrity.

Sandisk 64GB Extreme Pro SDXC card supported Recording Formats

ResolutionCodec / FormatBit DepthApprox.
Data Rate
@ 25fps
@ 25fps
Record Time
per 64GB
HD (1920 x 1080)Lossless CinemaDNG RAW12 440Mb/s184GB/h20 min
HD (1920 x 1080)ProRes 422 (HQ)10174Mb/s73GB/h50 min

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