Festivals such as the London Film Festival or the International Film Festival in Cannes are aimed at established directors, but also offer newcomers a chance to make their name. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was created particularly for this latter group. It is designed specifically for shooting in the remote locations and confined spaces that are common to documentaries and photo journalism. This film camera is very compact and smaller than other known models. As it was designed for filming cinema quality video in difficult environments, it is easy to transport. The magnesium alloy body is strong and durable. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera achieves its high film quality with the help of a dynamic range of 13 stops, capturing the smallest details even in high contrast or poorly lit environments. The silicone cover makes the camera comfortable and secure to hold over long shoots. The micro four-thirds interchangeable lens mount accepts a large range of lenses in all price brackets, from consumer lenses through to high-end cinematic lenses. This makes the affordable Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera a realistic option for amateur and professional filmmakers alike and opens up new creative possibilities.
Statement by the Jury
The innovative, compact design of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is game-changing. With it, amateurs are now able to cost effectively make cinema quality films. Technically sophisticated, this digital film camera captures the finest details and allows shooting in the most difficult environments. This camera is light and easy to handle. Its product graphics and interface have been well thought out.
Blackmagic Design Pty Ltd, Australia
Blackmagic Design Pty Ltd, Blackmagic Industrial Design Team, Australia