Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera lets you turn different monitoring tools on and off with a few simple taps! Tapping the monitor icon brings up an overlay for toggling between and adjusting settings. You can adjust zebra settings for checking exposure, focus assist tools, frame guides, grids and more!
Frames Per Second
You can capture dynamic high speed and slow motion effects by independently adjusting project and sensor frame rates! Simply tap the "FPS" indicator to change the project frame rate, which is the play back speed, then enable the "off speed" or sensor recording frame rate for high speed or slow motion capture!
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features the most intuitive shutter angle controls of any camera! You can use them to affect the amount of motion blur or to compensate for varying light conditions. Select from common shutter angles, enter manual angles or let the camera automatically suggest flicker free shutter angles for you!
Adjusting the iris, which controls the amount of light that passes through the lens, is simple! If you have an automatic lens, just tap on the indicator and it will display options for your compatible lenses and let you configure different iris based exposure modes!
The timecode display at the top center has a variety of options that tell you everything you need to know with just a quick glance. You can see the duration of your clips, it turns red when recording, lets you monitor timecode and also features status indicators for windowed sensor mode, time of day timecode, external timecode and more.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera has incredible light sensitivity and is designed to give you the best possible image based on the available light! Tapping on ISO lets you quickly change the setting while still viewing the image. That means you can see how different settings affect the image instantaneously because you don't have to switch back and forth between a separate settings screen and the image!
White Balance and Tint
It’s super fast to change the white balance when you are using the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera! Tapping the WB indicator brings up a list of common color temperature presets such as bright sunlight, incandescent, fluorescent and more. You can enter values manually and compare custom white balance setting to the last preset by simply tapping it on and off! You can even auto white balance using a white card so you can compensate perfectly for any lighting condition.
With Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, you can choose exactly how you want to view your battery status! The battery indicator at the top right of the HUD will show battery life remaining in either percentage, voltage levels or battery bars. When plugged into mains power, the battery indicator will say "AC" or show that the battery is being charged.