Videomaker awards the Best of Show of NAB 2013 to Blackmagic Design for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is truly a game-changer. Cameras that fit in your pocket have changed a lot in recent years – for example the option to change out lenses, shoot 3D, access Wi-Fi or operate Android apps – all with quality HD video. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera has a Super 16 sensor and captures 13 stops of dynamic range for a completely different story. For some, the Micro Four Thirds mount will make adjustments difficult, but the open file format – for recording in ProRes 422 and CinemaDNG – shouldn't. For a little physical analysis, Blackmagic Design opens up the battery compartment and answers the questions for many potential users by providing a removable Nikon EN-EL20 battery and an SD card slot. A 64GB SD card and a fully charged battery should allow you to shoot for 50 minutes before you'll want to exchange both. For $995, putting a cinema camera has never been so feasible than with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.