Red Rock Micro recently had the chance to interview Captain Hook, the person behind the latest BlackMagic Pocket Camera footage, and answer a couple of questions about the BMPC and it’s performance. For you that do not know about the BMPC check out our earlier post on it.
As the Blackmagic Pocket Camera begins shipping, filmmakers anxiously await real-world feedback and reactions. Although the early BMPC footage gave viewers an idea on how the camera footage looks, does it meet the expectations?
We spoke with Captain Hook, who shot and posted recent footage of the Pocket Camera (see end of article for video), and asked him five questions about his hands-on experience with the camera:
Redrock Micro: Does the BMPC live up to the hype?
YES! My perspective is somewhat distorted by being familiar with the BMCC 2.5K EF mount (which I’ve had since January this year) and having done a lot of reading and research about the Blackmagic Cameras in general, so I had a very good idea of what to expect in terms of firmware, features, and image. This time around, I got to not only grade the very first footage posted by John Brawley (who’s incredibly talented and generous with his time/knowledge) from the Pocket Camera but to also get my own unit to beta test following that. I was really floored by the image and color, and that might seem strange having used the 2.5K version, but I’m still enamoured with that camera also. Both of these cameras cost less than our 2 Canon 5D3′s we use for stills, it’s just incredible. There will be a shock for some who don’t know much about the BMD line of cameras currently, both good and bad. Missing firmware features like audio meters, in-camera formatting, remaining disc/record time, custom LUTs, etc, get requested often – but if you do your research prior and understand what you need to get going with these cameras then that stuff can be dealt with.
by JERRIT PRUYN