While there aren’t many Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras out in the wild yet, some British filmmakers got their hands on one and shot some test footage that they’ve made available for download.
Blackmagic cameras are known for their high resolution and technical specs (as well as shipping delays) at a low price point. Their Pocket Cinema Camera is especially impressive; it is the size of an iPhone, costs just under $1K, and records full HD straight to Apple ProRes 422 (HQ). We’ve already post some footage from the BMPCC before, but some brand new footage has just been released.
Earlier this month, Canon released a firmware update enabling clean HDMI out on the 5D Mark III. This means you can record less compressed footage to an external recorder. Everyone seemed very excited, so we decided to do a test comparing the internally recorded H.264 footage to the externally recorded ProRes footage with an Atomos Ninja 2. Watch the video and read our thoughts about the test below.