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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Item #: BMD-PCC | Grades K-12

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera - Ideal for Cinematography Courses and Filmmaking Programs!

Special Promotion Get a free SanDisk 32GB Extreme Pro HDSC Memory Card ($67 retail) with each Pocket Cinema Camera ordered!

A true Super 16 digital film camera that's small enough to take anywhere!

Introducing the pocket sized Super 16 digital film camera that's small enough to keep with you at all times, so you'll never miss a shot! Get true digital film images with feature film style 13 stops of dynamic range, Super 16 sensor size, high quality lossless CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes™ recording and the flexibility of an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount, all packed into an incredibly tiny size! The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records 1080HD resolution ProRes 422 (HQ) files direct to fast SD cards, so you can immediately edit or color correct your media on your laptop.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is everything you need to bring cinematic film look shooting to the most difficult and remote locations, perfect for documentaries, independent films, photo journalism, music festivals, school performance and sporting events.

The digital film camera that's always with you!

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true high dynamic range film look camera in an extremely portable size, so now you can shoot cinema quality in situations never before possible! Imagine shooting a documentary, episodic television production, television commercial or independent film in the true quality of digital film. With its extremely compact size, you can covertly shoot important and historic events such as wars, protests and other conflict in cinema quality and get a more realistic record of the event. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true revolution in how you can shoot digital cinema!

Retain more image detail for more color grading power

Regular video cameras shoot limited dynamic range, which is why their pictures look like video. Digital cinema cameras have a much wider dynamic range and is the reason why high end television commercials and feature films look so beautiful.

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera delivers a true film look because it captures a super wide dynamic range of 13 stops, so your images look truly cinematic. This means you retain all sensor data for DaVinci Resolve color grading!

The technology of a digital film camera packed into a tiny size

Precision engineered with state of the art technology, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera takes all the high quality features of a professional digital cinema camera and packs them into an incredibly small size. This premium quality design features a solid magnesium alloy chassis, an MFT mount for interchangeable optics, Super 16 size sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and high quality ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless CinemaDNG RAW file formats! Every aspect of the image path has been totally optimized for quality!

Flexible lens mount for all types of quality glass

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera lets you use the most incredible range of lenses.

Note: This camera is sold as body only. Lenses are sold separately and are available on our site in the Video Tools section.

With the Super 16 size sensor you can use a wide range of adapters for film quality Super 16 lenses, or use commonly available low cost Micro Four Thirds lenses and more. With full electronic control of your lens, you can simply point and set iris all on command! The Micro Four Thirds lens mount also gives you the flexibility to adapt to PL or other lens mounts as required.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features a built in SD card recorder that captures stunning ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG files to fast SDXC cards. As an open format, it's compatible with most popular NLE software so you get a digital camera that's perfectly designed for post production workflows. When you’ve finished recording you can easily mount the card straight into a laptop, ready for editing. You can even color grade direct from the card with the included DaVinci Resolve Lite! SD cards are commonly available and can be formatted for either HFS+ or exFAT, making them compatible with either Mac OS X or Windows.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records into high quality ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG files so you retain fine image detail with wide dynamic range for amazing images. This means that Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is one of the few cameras to support true open file formats, so you're not locked into a strange file format that your editing software can't handle. You get two dynamic range settings, film Log or video REC709, so you can choose the right dynamic range for your project. Using DaVinci Resolve Lite you can color correct files natively or transcode them into a different file format to suit your post production workflow.

What's in the box?

Wrist Strap

Turret Dust Cap

12V AC Adapter

Rechargeable Lithium Ion Battery (EN-EL20)

SD Card with DaVinci Resolve Lite Software and User Manual

1-Year Limited Warranty
Minimum system requirements: Summary

Screen Type


Screen Size


Max Video Resolution


Digital Still Megapixel


Recording Format

MP4 (H.264) - Videos




Internet Upload Button

Yes (for Windows® based systems)

Physical Description







Main Specifications

Image Sensor


Digital Zoom


On Board Memory

128MB Nand Flash Memory



Still Picture Resolution Options

16MP (4608 x 3456), 3MP (2048 x 1536), 5MP (2592 x 1944)

Video Resolution Options

HD (720p/60fps), VGA (640x480/30fps), HD (1280x720p/30fps), FHD (1920x1080p/30fps)



White Balance

Daylight, Auto, Fluorescent, Tungsten

Scene Mode

Auto, Backlight, Night, Skin

Filter Mode

Classic (Sepia), Negative, Black & White, Auto


Approx. 10 sec.


On, Off, Digital Light

Video Stabilization

Digital image stabilization

File Format (video)


Power Saving Mode

Auto off after approx. 3 Minutes

Battery Video Recording Time

Approx. 1h40

Photos Taken Vs. Capacity (1GB SD)

1GB SD: 16 megapixel (interpolated) = 224 photos, 3 megapixel = 1113 photos, 5 megapixel = 699 photos

System Requirements [PC]

512MB RAM, 1GB free hard disk space, Intel Pentium 4, 2.4GHz above, Microsoft® Windows XP / Vista® / Windows® 7, 4X CD-ROM, available USB 2.0 port

System Requirement [Mac]

DVD-Rom, Mac OS 10.5 or above, 1GB RAM, USB 2.0 Port, 1GB free hard disk space, Intel® Core™ 2 or above

Box Content

Camileo Uploader (software for Windows® based systems), Hand strap, Li-Ion rechargable battery, Quick Start Guide, Software CD (User's Manual, warranty information, ArcSoft video and photo editing software), USB cable, cleaning cloth

Approximate Video Recording Capacity - MPEG4

1GB SD: FHD (1080p) = 14 min, HD (720/60fps) = 16 min, HD (720p/30fps) = 26 min, VGA (480/30fps) = 70 min


one year standard limited
Lesson Plan Name Grades
Bollywood, Philadelphia 9 to 12
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Fit or Fat? 6 to 8
Students will be involved in a Science and Health lessons that involve nutrition and exercise. They will create Healthy Snacks and exercise profiles for the class.
Exploring our World through Video 2 to 4
I want to allow students to use video to express their lives and the area in which they live. I also would like for them to learn how to use a camera, import video and create great projects using that video.
Title: Digital Photo Storytelling on Five Senses, a project based learning activity by Mary Gore P-K to 2
Learning about the five senses is a very exciting and fun experience that students in the primary grades are eager to engage in as well as share with others, in and out of the classroom. Through digital photo storytelling project learners are able to document their experiences and take on various roles as they create a presentation project.This is a project based learning activity.
Movies for Motivation: Encouraging Literacy Through Student-Created Films 9 to 12
Struggling readers enrolled in a Targeted Reading class will use Tool Factory Movie Maker to create videos advertising their favorite books. These videos will then be shown to the entire school as part of a school-wide literacy encouragement effort.
30 Ways In 30 days 5 to 6
Learners are challenged with the essential question, "How can I make a significant difference in the world in just 30 days?" To highlight their experience, the learners must keep a log book, create a documentary, and publish an original book.
(PART 2) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
See Part 1 for all following sections with the exception of Lesson Plan Description.
(PART 3) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
See Part 1 for following sections with the exception of Lesson Plan Description.
(PART 4) Applied STEM: Rocketry and its Components 6 to 8
See Part 1 for the following sections with the exception of Lesson Plan Description.
Movies for Mothers P-K to 5
Students will use photos, drawings, and videos to create a movie using Tool Factory Movie Maker as a heartwarming gift for their mother on Mother's Day.