I’ve had my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro for a little while now and got it down (mostly) off pat for the general everyday run-of-the-mill shooting I do. I am still learning of course and experimenting as I go. You never stop learning as they say.
But knowing there is a lot more to this camera than the surface indicates and I knew already, I wanted to know more about it than I could simply find in the manual.
Don’t get me wrong, as I have stated my times over the years I LOVE manuals, and highly recommend everyone read all that they can from all their relevant documentation whether it be cameras, drones, editing software, motion graphics package or even your smartphone, smartwatch, TV or microwave.
But sometimes it’s also good to get a third party’s view on something, so I did some hunting around for a walkthrough of all the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro features along with interpretations of how best to use them, make changes to them and generally use the camera in the real world beyond my own.
I found one on YouTube – no surprise there of course – and it is over 2 ½ hours long and very in-depth indeed.
It is fair to say after watching it, I am even more gobsmacked at the engineering, electronics and software design that has gone into this camera. Full credit and more to Grant Petty and the team at BMD.
For the price, I do not think you will find any other camera even comes close to the functionality and flexibility it offers. And of course with the EF lens mount, you have access to a huge range of lenses.
You can see this video below if you are interested. I highly recommend it if you are thinking of moving up to a camera of the ilk of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro or similar.