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PDF Content Summary: Installation Blackmagic Pocket and Operation Cinema Manual Camera 4K May 2019 English, 日本語, Français, Deutsch, Español, 中文, 한국어, Русский, Italiano, Português and Türkçe. Languages To go directly to your preferred language, simply click on the hyperlinks listed in the contents below. English 3 日本語 131 Français 260 Deutsch 389 Español 518 中文 647 한국어 776 Русский 905 Italiano 1034 Português 1163 Türkçe 1293 Welcome Thank you for purchasing your new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K! In 2013, we released the original Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. We were excited by creating a small camera with high dynamic range and groundbreaking image quality that you could take anywhere. After all your amazing feedback and being asked to make a 4K version, we decided to do exactly that! Welcome to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K! Your new camera has the same Micro Four Thirds lens mount as the original Pocket Cinema Camera so you can use all your existing MFT lenses. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K records 4K video up to 60 frames per second, and 120 frames per second in HD on CFast or UHS-II SD cards. The USB-C port lets you record on external drives so you can unplug the drive from your camera and plug straight into your computer for an instant file workflow. With 13 stops of dynamic range and dual native ISO, you can record beautiful, clean cinematic images in varying light conditions. The built in 5 inch LCD touchscreen lets you easily check focus and see fine details, even in bright daylight, and four built in microphones give you high quality audio straight into the camera! Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is made from a carbon fiber reinforced composite so it’s incredibly robust, very light, and easy to carry with you everywhere you go. Your camera can be powered via a standard LP-E6 battery, AC adaptor, or an external 12V DC source. We’re also proud to introduce our Blackmagic RAW codec, offering the flexibility of RAW processing all in a single file, providing massive performance increases with reduced file sizes. We are extremely excited to see the creative work you produce using your new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, and look forward to your feedback on new features you would like to see us add to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K! Grant Petty CEO Blackmagic Design English

Getting Started 4 Attaching a Lens 4 Turning Your Camera On 5 Storage Media 6 CFast Cards 6 SD Cards 8 USB-C flash disks 10 Preparing Media for Recording 12 Preparing Media on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K 12 Preparing Media on a Mac 15 Preparing Media on Windows 15 Recording 17 Recording Clips 17 Blackmagic RAW 17 Recording to Blackmagic RAW 18 Record Duration 21 Playback 24 Camera Features 24 Camera Front 24 Right Side 25 Left Side 26 Camera Underside 28 Camera Rear 29 Touchscreen Controls 30 Settings 49 Dashboard 49 Record Settings 49 File Naming Convention 54 Monitor Settings 54 Audio Settings 60 Setup Settings 63 Presets 71 3D LUTs 73 Entering Metadata 76 Slate 76 Camera Video Output 81 Using DaVinci Resolve 82 Importing your Clips 83 Contents Saving Your Project 83 Working with Blackmagic RAW Files 84 Editing your Clips 87 Trimming Clips 89 Adding Transitions 89 Adding Titles 90 Color Correcting your Clips 91 Using Scopes 92 Secondary Color Correction 94 Qualifying a Color 94 Adding a Power Window 95 Tracking a Window 96 Using Plugins 96 Mixing Your Audio 97 Adding VFX and Compositing 102 The Fusion Page 102 Getting Started with Fusion 104 Using the Motion Tracker and Adding Text 107 Mastering your Edit 110 Working with Third Party Software 112 Working with Files from CFast 2.0 and SD cards 112 Working with Files from USB-C flash disks 112 Using Final Cut Pro X 113 Using Avid Media Composer 2018 113 Using Adobe Premiere Pro CC 114 Blackmagic Camera Setup Utility 115 Developer Information 116 Blackmagic Bluetooth Camera Control 116 Blackmagic SDI and Bluetooth Camera Control Protocol 118 Example Protocol Packets 125 Help 126 Regulatory Notices 127 Safety Information 128 Warranty 129

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Getting Started Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is a small portable digital cinema camera that records high quality 4K DCI, Ultra HD and HD images on CFast 2.0 and UHS-I and UHS-II SD cards. Your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is capable of recording clips using professional codecs designed for post production including ProRes and Blackmagic RAW. Getting started is as simple as attaching a lens and powering your camera. Attaching a Lens Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K uses Micro Four Thirds lenses. These lenses are very popular and affordable, and there is an enormous range to choose from. To remove the protective dust cap from your camera’s lens mount, hold down the locking button and rotate the cap counterclockwise until it is released. We recommend always turning off your camera prior to attaching or removing a lens. To attach a lens: 1 Align the dot on your lens with the dot on the camera mount. Many lenses have a visual indicator, for example a red dot. 2 Press the lens mount against the camera mount, and twist the lens clockwise until it clicks into place. 3 To remove the lens, hold down the locking button, rotate the lens counterclockwise until its dot or indicator reaches the 12 o’clock position, and gently remove. Attaching an MFT lens on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K NOTE When no lens is attached to the camera, the glass filter covering the sensor is exposed to dust and other debris so you’ll want to keep the dust cap on whenever possible. 5 Getting Started Turning Your Camera On Now that you’ve attached a lens, you will need to supply power to your camera. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can be powered by inserting an LP-E6 battery into the camera, or by plugging the supplied power adapter into the power input. Inserting a Battery and Powering your Camera Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K uses standard removable LP-E6 type batteries. One is included with the camera, but if you need additional batteries, they can be purchased from your Blackmagic Design reseller or from most video or photography equipment stores. 1 On the underside of the camera, press the door release to open the battery door. 2 With the contacts facing the terminal, insert the LP-E6 type battery until you feel it click into place under the locking tab. TIP To release the battery, push the locking tab towards the front of the camera and the battery will eject. 3 Close the door to the battery terminal and gently push until it clicks into place. 4 Move the power switch on the top of your camera to the ‘on’ position. To turn off the camera, move the power switch to the ‘off’ position. Powering Your Camera with the Included Power Cable The included 100-240 volt plug pack can be used to simultaneously power the camera and charge the LP-E6 battery. The DC power connector locks to the camera so it cannot be accidentally disconnected. To plug in external power: 1 Connect the AC to 12V DC adapter plug to your mains power socket. 2 Open the rubber protector on the left side of your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and rotate the locking DC power connector so that it lines up with the recess on the top of the 12V DC power input. Gently push the connector into the input until it clicks. 3 To unplug the connector, pull the sheath away from the connector and remove the connector from the input. If you have both external and battery power connected, only external power is used. If you remove external power while a charged battery is connected, your camera switches to battery power without interruption. Your camera’s LP-E6 battery can be charged via USB when the camera is switched off. This is convenient as you can use a portable power bank to charge the camera when not in use. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K supports charging via standard 10W USB wall chargers and can also be used with chargers that support USB-Power Delivery, or USB PD. USB PD chargers typically have a USB-C connection and up to 20V output, so can provide a faster charge. Charging the LP-E6 battery via the 12V DC power input is supported when the camera is switched on or off. TIP If charging a hot battery immediately after use, charging speed is reduced until the battery cools below 45 degrees C or 113 degrees F. We recommend letting the battery cool down for 15 minutes before charging. You are now ready to insert the storage media and start recording! 6 Getting Started Storage Media Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K uses standard SD cards, faster UHS-II SD cards or CFast 2.0 cards to record video. Using the USB-C expansion port, you can also connect high capacity USB-C flash disks for increased recording times. CFast Cards CFast 2.0 cards are capable of supporting very high data rates, so are perfect for recording HD and 4K video at high frame rates. Refer to the record duration tables in the ‘recording’ section for details on the maximum frame rates that can be recorded in each format. NOTE CFast 2.0 cards are generally high speed cards, though some cards have slower write speeds compared to read speeds, and maximum data rates can differ between models. For reliable recording with your chosen frame rates, use only the cards recommended by Blackmagic Design. Inserting a CFast Card To insert a CFast card: 1 Open the side door on the right side to access the media slots. 2 Insert the CFast card into the CFast card slot until you feel it lock into place. The card should insert easily without the need for excessive force. To remove a CFast card, gently push the CFast card towards the camera, then release to eject it. The storage information at the bottom of the LCD touchscreen will show the name and record time remaining of the detected CFast card. Choosing a CFast 2.0 Card When working with high data rate video it’s important to carefully check the CFast card that you would like to use. This is because CFast 2.0 cards have different read and write speeds. For the most up to date information on supported CFast cards, please refer to the Blackmagic Design support center at blackmagicdesign.com/support. 7 Storage Media NOTE Only the ‘D-series’ of Sandisk CFast 2.0 cards have been certified for use with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. These cards can be identified by a large ‘D’ printed on the back of the card in the lower left corner, and we have also listed the model numbers to make them easier to identify. This model number varies slightly from region to region, with the ‘x’ in the model number changing in different markets. For example, an ‘A’ in the United States and a ‘G’ in the Asia Pacific and Europe region. The following CFast 2.0 cards are recommended for recording 4K DCI Blackmagic RAW 3:1 up to 60 fps. Brand Card Name Storage Angelbird AV PRO CF 512GB Angelbird AV PRO CF 1TB CinediskPro 510MB/s CFast 2.0 256GB Hagiwara Solutions DC-SMAN64GA CFast 2.0 64GB Hagiwara Solutions DC-SMANA1GA CFast 2.0 128GB KomputerBay 3400x CFast 2.0 64GB KomputerBay 3400x CFast 2.0 128GB Lexar Professional 3400x CFast 2.0 128GB Lexar Professional 3500x CFast 2.0 256GB ProGrade Digital 550MB/s CFast 2.0 128GB ProGrade Digital 550MB/s CFast 2.0 256GB ProGrade Digital 550MB/s CFast 2.0 512GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 SDCFSP-256G-x46D 512GB Wise CFast 2.0 3400x 128GB Wise CFast 2.0 3400x 256GB Wise CFast 2.0 3500x 512GB The following CFast 2.0 cards are recommended for recording 4K DCI ProRes HQ up to 60 fps. Brand Card Name Storage Angelbird AV PRO CF 128GB Angelbird AV PRO CF 256GB Angelbird AV PRO CF 512GB CinediskPro 510MB/s CFast 2.0 256GB Hagiwara Solutions DC-SMAN64GA CFast 2.0 64GB Hagiwara Solutions DC-SMANA1GA CFast 2.0 128GB KomputerBay 3400x CFast 2.0 128GB ProGrade Digital 550MB/s CFast 2.0 256GB ProGrade Digital 550MB/s CFast 2.0 512GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 SDCFSP-64G-x46D 64GB 8 Storage Media Brand Card Name Storage SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 SDCFSP-128G-x46D 128GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 SDCFSP-256G-x46D 256GB Sony CFast 2.0 G Series CAT-G64 64GB Sony CFast 2.0 G Series CAT-G128 128GB Wise CFast 2.0 3400x 128GB Wise CFast 2.0 3400x 256GB Wise CFast 2.0 3500x 512GB SD Cards In addition to CFast 2.0 cards, your camera can record on high speed UHS-I and UHS-II type SD cards. UHS-I SD cards allow you to use more affordable storage media when shooting compressed video formats in HD, and even faster UHS-II cards allow you to record Blackmagic RAW as well as Ultra HD content in ProRes. With SD cards, you can use more affordable storage media when shooting compressed video formats in HD. SDXC and SDHC are a very common media storage format for consumer still and video cameras. If you’ve ever shot video using a DSLR, or use a Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, Pocket Cinema Camera or Blackmagic Video Assist, you may already have compatible SD cards to use. For projects that don’t require the highest resolution files, or for when long recording durations are needed, using SD cards can be very economical. Lower capacity and lower speed SD cards can also be used for storing and loading LUTs and Presets. Inserting an SD Card To insert an SD Card: 1 Open the door on the right side to access the media slots. 2 With the label on the SD card facing the touchscreen, insert the SD card into the SD card slot until you feel it lock into place. TIP To eject an SD card, push the SD card in then slide it out. The storage information at the bottom of the LCD touchscreen shows the name and record time remaining of the detected SD card. Choosing an SD Card If you are recording 4K DCI or Ultra HD on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, then we recommend using the fastest high speed UHS-II type SD cards available. It’s important to use high speed UHS-II SD cards for Ultra HD and HD recording, or UHS-I cards for HD recording. These cards are rated for fast data speeds and support larger storage sizes. Generally the faster the cards, the better. 9 Storage Media Before using your cards, you need to format them to either HFS+ or exFAT formats. It’s easy to format your media via your camera’s ‘storage’ settings. Refer to the ‘settings’ section for more information on storage settings. If you want to, you can format your cards using a Mac or Windows computer. When using your media on macOS, you can use HFS+ which is the Mac disk format, also known as Mac OS extended. If you are using Windows then you should use exFAT format, which is the Windows disk format that Mac computers can also read. For the most up to date information on supported SD cards, please refer to the Blackmagic Design support center at blackmagicdesign.com/support. NOTE For high resolution, high frame rate recording, we recommend using CFast 2.0 media or an external USB-C flash disk, as they are typically faster and available in higher capacities. The following SD cards are recommended for recording 4K DCI Blackmagic RAW 12:1 up to 30 fps. Brand Card Name Storage Angelbird AV PRO SD V90 64GB Delkin Devices Power UHS-II SDXC 64GB Delkin Devices Power UHS-II SDXC 128GB Lexar Professional 2000x UHS-II 300MB/s SDXC 64GB ProGrade Digital V90 UHS-II 250MB/s SDXC 256GB SanDisk Extreme Pro UHS-I 95MB/s SDXC 512GB Sony SF-G64 300MB/s UHS-II SDXC 64GB Sony Tough SF-G64T 64GB Sony Tough SF-G128T 128GB Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II N502 SDHC 32GB Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II 270MB/s SDXC 64GB Wise SDXC UHS-II 64GB Wise SDXC UHS-II 128GB The following SD cards are recommended for recording 4K DCI ProRes HQ up to 60 fps. Brand Card Name Storage Sony Tough SF-G64T 64GB Sony Tough SF-G128T 128GB Wise SDXC UHS-II 64GB Wise SDXC UHS-II 128GB 10 Storage Media

Locking and Unlocking SD Cards SD cards can be write protected, or ‘locked’, to prevent data from being overwritten. When inserting an SD card, make sure the card is not write protected. To disable write protection, slide the plastic switch on the left side of the card to the position closest to the connectors. You can always set the card to the locked again after recording. LOCK ▼ Move the lock tab up or down to lock or unlock an SD card Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K lets you know if you’ve inserted a locked SD card by displaying the word ‘locked’ instead of the card’s duration on the LCD touchscreen, and will display a padlock icon in the storage menu next to the card name. If the card is locked, you won’t be able to record video, capture stills, or export LUTs and presets until it is unlocked. USB-C flash disks Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a high speed USB-C expansion port, which allows you to record video directly to USB-C flash disks. These fast, high capacity drives allow you to record video for long periods, which can be important when filming events with long durations. Once you have finished recording you can connect the same drive directly to your computer for editing and post production, without having to copy media across. To connect to a USB-C flash disk: 1 Connect one end of a USB type-C cable to your USB-C flash disk. 2 Open the rubber protector on the left side of the camera and connect the other end of the cable to the USB-C port. Storage Media 11

NOTE When a USB-C flash disk is connected to your camera, it occupies the same place as the SD card in your camera’s operating system. This means that when you have a compatible USB-C flash disk connected, your camera’s SD card slot is unavailable. To use the SD card slot instead of the USB-C flash disk, disconnect the USB-C flash disk from your camera. Choosing a fast USB-C flash disk USB-C flash disks are designed to offer fast, affordable storage for a wide range of devices and are readily available from a variety of consumer electronics outlets. It’s important to note that film making is only one part of the USB-C flash disk market, so choosing the best drive is vital to making sure you have enough speed to record 4K or Ultra HD footage. Many USB-C flash disks are designed for home computing and aren’t fast enough to record Ultra HD video. We highly recommend using only the USB-C flash disks from our recommended list. These USB-C flash disks have been tested with Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to support continuous filming at the specified resolutions. For the most up to date list of recommended USB-C flash disks please go to blackmagicdesign.com/support. The following USB-C drives are recommended for recording 4K DCI ProRes HQ up to 60 fps. Brand Card Name Storage Angelbird SSD2GO PKT 512GB Angelbird SSD2GO PKT 2TB Glyph Atom 500GB Samsung Portable SSD T5 500GB Samsung Portable SSD T5 1TB SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD 1TB Seagate Fast SSD 250GB Wise Portable SSD 256GB Wise Portable SSD 512GB Wise Portable SSD 1TB The following USB-C drives are recommended for recording 4K DCI Blackmagic RAW 3:1 up to 60 fps. Brand Card Name Storage Angelbird SSD2GO PKT 512GB Angelbird SSD2GO PKT 2TB G-Technology G-DRIVE Mobile SSD 1TB Wise Portable SSD 512GB 12 Storage Media Important Notes About USB-C flash disk Speed Some models of USB-C flash disk can’t save video data at the speed the manufacturer claims. This is due to the disk using hidden data compression to attain higher write speeds. This data compression can only save data at the manufacturer’s claimed speed when storing data such as blank data or simple files. Video data includes video noise and pixels which are more random so compression will not help, therefore revealing the true speed of the disk. Some USB-C flash disks can have as much as 50% less write speed than the manufacturer’s claimed speed. So even though the disk specifications claim a USB-C flash disk has speeds fast enough to handle video, in reality the disk isn’t fast enough for real time video capture. Use Blackmagic Disk Speed Test to accurately measure whether your USB-C flash disk will be able to handle high data rate video capture and playback. Blackmagic Disk Speed Test uses data to simulate the storage of video so you get results similar to what you’ll see when capturing video to a disk. During Blackmagic testing, we have found newer, larger models of USB-C flash disk and larger capacity USB-C flash disks are generally faster. Blackmagic Disk Speed Test is available from the Mac app store. Windows and macOS versions are also included in Blackmagic Desktop Video, which you can download from the ‘capture and playback’ section of the Blackmagic Design support center at blackmagicdesign.com/support. Preparing Media for Recording You can format your CFast cards, SD cards or USB-C flash disks using the ‘format card’ feature on your camera’s storage and formatting menu, or via a Mac or Windows computer. For best performance, we recommend formatting storage media using your camera. HFS+ is also known as Mac OS X extended and is the recommended format as it supports ‘journaling’. Data on journaled media is more likely to be recovered in the rare event that your storage media becomes corrupted. HFS+ is natively supported by macOS. exFAT is supported natively by macOS and Windows without needing any additional software, but does not support journaling. Preparing Media on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K 1 Tap either storage indicator at the bottom of the LCD touchscreen to enter the storage manager. 2 Tap ‘Format CFast card’ or ‘Format SD card’. If you have a USB-C flash disk connected to your camera, ‘Format drive’ will be displayed instead of ‘Format SD card’. 13 Storage Media ‘Format SD card’ is replaced with ‘Format external drive’ in your storage and formatting screen when you have a USB-C flash disk connected to your camera 3 Tap ‘edit reel number’ if you would like to manually change the reel number. Use the keypad to enter a new reel number and press ‘update’ to confirm your selection. 4 Choose OS X Extended or exFAT format and tap the format button. Tap ‘edit reel number’ to manually edit the reel number 5 A confirmation screen will allow you to confirm the card to be formatted, the selected format and the reel number. Confirm your selection by tapping the format button. Tap ‘cancel’ to cancel the format. Check that you have selected the correct card before formatting 14 Storage Media 7 The camera notifies you when the format is complete and your drive is ready for use, or if formatting has failed. 8 Tap ‘ok’ to return to the storage manager. 9 Tap ‘exit’ to leave the storage manager. When formatting CFast cards, SD cards or USB-C flash disks using your camera, the camera ID that is generated from the slate and reel number are used to name the media. Your camera automatically adjusts the reel numbers incrementally each time you format. If you need to manually enter a specific reel number, tap the ‘edit reel number’ and enter the number you want to format the card as. Tap on ‘reset project data’ in the ‘project’ tab of the slate if you’re starting a new project and want the numbering to reset back to 1. 6 Hold down the format button for three seconds to format your media. The storage manager on your camera indicates whether you are currently managing CFast, SD or USB-C flash disk media TIP If the SD card is write protected, your camera will display the word ‘locked’ instead of the card’s duration on the LCD touchscreen, and will display a padlock icon in the storage menu. Unlock the card to format and record. For more information, refer to the ‘SD cards’ section of this manual. NOTE If you have a USB-C flash disk connected, ‘external drive’ appears over storage slot 2. 15 Storage Media Preparing Media on a Mac Use the Disk Utility application included with macOS to format your CFast card, SD card, or USB-C flash disk in the HFS+ or exFAT formats. Remember to backup anything important from your media first as all data will be lost when it is formatted. 1 Connect the storage media to your computer and dismiss any message offering to use your media for Time Machine backups. 2 Go to applications/utilities and launch Disk Utility. 3 Click on the disk icon for your camera’s storage media and then click the ‘erase’ tab. 4 Set the ‘format’ to ‘Mac OS extended (journaled)’ or ‘exFAT’. 5 Type a ‘name’ for the new volume and then click ‘erase’. Your camera’s storage media will quickly be formatted and made ready for use. Use Disk Utility on macOS to erase your camera’s storage media in the Mac OS extended (journaled) or exFAT format Preparing Media on Windows The ‘format’ dialog box can format your camera’s storage media in the exFAT format on a Windows PC. Remember to backup anything important from your media first as all data will be lost when it is formatted. 1 Connect your camera’s storage media to your computer using an external reader, USB-C cable or adapter. 2 Open the ‘start’ menu or ‘start’ screen and choose ‘computer’. Right click on your camera’s storage media. 3 From the contextual menu, choose ‘format’. 4 Set the file system to ‘exFAT’ and the allocation unit size to 128 kilobytes. 5 Type a volume label, select ‘quick format’ and click ‘start’. 6 Your storage media will quickly be formatted and made ready for use. 16 Storage Media Use the ‘format’ dialog box feature in Windows to format your camera’s storage media in the exFAT format NOTE If your recordings are dropping frames, check that your card or drive is on our list of recommended media for the codec and frame size you are using. For lower data rates try lowering your frame rate, resolution, or try a compressed codec such as ProRes. Check the Blackmagic Design website for the latest information at blackmagicdesign.com NOTE Partitioned media can be used with your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, though your camera will only recognize the first partition of your media for recording and playback. It’s worth noting that if you use the storage and formatting menu to format your media, the entire drive including all partitions will be erased, not just the first partition that has been used for recording and playback. For this reason we strongly recommend using media with one partition only. 17 Storage Media Recording Recording Clips Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features two record buttons. The primary record button is located on the top of the handgrip for triggering with your index finger when holding the handgrip of the camera with your right hand. The second record button is located on the front of your camera to allow you to begin recording while holding the camera with one hand in situations where you want to record yourself. The button is located in an easy to reach position, ideal if you are recording yourself for video blogs. Press one of the ‘record’ buttons on your camera to begin recording immediately. Press ‘record’ again to stop recording. Before you start recording, tap and hold the name of the media at the bottom of the touchscreen to select the memory card or USB-C flash disk you want to use. The bar over the media type you have selected turns blue to indicate the camera is set to record to this media. To record to a different card or drive, tap and hold the name of the media. While recording, the bar is red. The ‘record’ button located on the top panel The ‘record’ button located on of Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K the front of your camera Choosing the Recording Format Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K records using Apple ProRes codecs including ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT and ProRes 422 Proxy. ProRes codecs let you fit more video on your SD card, CFast card or USB-C flash disk. ProRes 422 HQ provides the highest quality video with the lowest compression. Alternatively, ProRes 422 Proxy gives you far more recording time with greater compression. You may decide to experiment to see which format best suits your workflow. Blackmagic RAW Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K also supports the new Blackmagic RAW file format. This format offers superior image quality, wide dynamic range and a broad selection of compression ratios. Blackmagic RAW features all the user benefits of RAW recording, but the 18 Recording files are very fast because most of the processing is performed in the camera where it can be hardware accelerated by the camera itself. This means that Blackmagic RAW plays back at normal speed on most computers, without needing to cache it first or lower the resolution. Blackmagic RAW also includes powerful metadata support so the software reading the files knows your camera settings. If you like shooting in video gamma because you need to turn around edits quickly and you don’t have time for color correction, then this metadata feature means you can select video gamma, shoot in video gamma, and the file will display with video gamma applied when you open it in software. However underneath, the file is actually film gamma and the metadata in the file is what’s telling the software to apply the video gamma. So what all this means is if you want to color grade your images at some point, then you have all that film dynamic range preserved in the file. You don’t have your images hard clipped in the whites or the blacks, so you retain detail and you can color grade to make all your images look cinematic. However, if you don’t have time for color grading, that’s fine because your images will have the video gamma applied and look like normal video camera images. You are not locked in on the shoot and you can change your mind later during post production. Blackmagic RAW files are extremely fast and the codec is optimized for your computer’s CPU and GPU. This means it has fast smooth playback and eliminates the need for hardware decoder boards, which is important for laptop use. Software that reads Blackmagic RAW also gets the advantage of processing via Apple Metal, Nvidia CUDA and OpenCL. This means that Blackmagic RAW plays back at normal speed like a video file on most computers, without needing to cache it first or lower the resolution. It’s also worth mentioning that lens information is recorded in the metadata on a frame by frame basis. For example, when using compatible lenses, any zoom or focus changes performed over the length of a clip will be saved, frame by frame, to the metadata in the Blackmagic RAW file. Recording to Blackmagic RAW Blackmagic RAW works in 2 different ways. You have a choice to use either the constant bitrate codec, or the constant quality codec. The constant bitrate codec works in a similar way to most codecs. It tries to keep the data rate at a consistent level and won’t let the data rate go too high. This means even if you are shooting a complex image that might need a bit more data to store the image, a constant bitrate codec will just compress the image harder to make sure the images fit within the space allocated. This can be fine for video codecs, however when shooting Blackmagic RAW you really want to ensure the quality is predictable. What would happen if the images you were shooting needed more data, but the codec just compresses harder to make a specified data rate? It’s possible you could lose quality, but not be sure it’s happening until you return from a shoot. To solve this problem, Blackmagic RAW also has an alternative codec choice called constant quality. This codec is technically called a variable bitrate codec, but what it’s really doing is allowing the size of the file to grow if your images need extra data. There is no upper limit on the file size if you need to encode an image but maintain quality. So Blackmagic RAW set to the constant quality setting will just let the file grow as big as it needs to be to encode your images. It also means the files could be larger or smaller depending on what you are shooting. I guess if you leave your lens cap on the lens, you won’t waste space on your media! It is also worth noting that the quality settings for Blackmagic RAW are not obscure names, but are more meaningful as they are derived from what’s happening technically. So for example when you have selected the constant bitrate codec, you will see quality settings of 3:1, 5:1, 8:1 and 12:1. These are the ratios of the uncompressed RAW file size vs the file sizes you should expect when shooting in Blackmagic RAW. 3:1 is better quality as the file is larger, while 12:1 is 19 Recording the smallest file size with the lowest quality. Many users of Blackmagic RAW find that 12:1 has been perfectly ok and they have not seen any quality limitations. However it’s best to experiment and try various settings for yourself. When using Blackmagic RAW in constant quality you will see the settings are Q0 and Q5. These are the compression parameters passed to the codec and they are setting how much compression is applied in a more technical way. This setting is different because the codec operates differently between constant bitrate vs constant quality. In this constant quality setting, you really cannot tell what the file size ratio will become as it varies a lot based on what you are shooting. So in this case the setting is different and the file will become the size needed to store your media. Constant Bitrate Settings The names for 3:1, 5:1, 8:1 and 12:1 represent the compression ratio. For example, 12:1 compression produces a file size roughly 12 times smaller than uncompressed RAW. Constant Quality Settings Q0 and Q5 refer to different levels of quantization. Q5 has a greater level of quantization but offers a greatly improved data rate. As mentioned above, the constant quality setting can result in files that grow and shrink quite a lot, depending on what you are shooting. This also means it’s possible to shoot something and see the file size increase to beyond what your media card can keep up with. It could result in dropped frames. However the benefit is that you can instantly see if this happens on a shoot and then investigate your settings vs quality. Blackmagic RAW Player The Blackmagic RAW player included in your Blackmagic camera’s software installer is a streamlined application for reviewing clips. Simply double click on a Blackmagic RAW file to open it, and you can quickly play and scroll through the file with its full resolution and bit depth. When decoding frames, the CPU acceleration in the SDK library supports all main architectures, and also supports GPU acceleration via Apple Metal, Nvidia CUDA and OpenCL. It also works with the Blackmagic eGPU for extra performance. Blackmagic RAW player is currently available on macOS and will be available for Windows in an upcoming release. Sidecar Files Blackmagic RAW sidecar files let you override metadata in a file without overwriting embedded metadata in the original file. This metadata includes the Blackmagic RAW settings as well as information on iris, focus, focal length, while balance, tint, color space, project name, take number and more. Metadata is encoded frame by frame over the duration of the clip, which is important for lens data if the lens is adjusted during a shot. You can add or edit metadata in sidecar files with DaVinci Resolve or even a text editor because it’s a human readable format. Sidecar files can be used to automatically add new Blackmagic RAW settings to a playback simply by moving the sidecar file into the same folder as the corresponding Blackmagic RAW file. If you move the sidecar file out of the folder and reopen the Blackmagic RAW file, the changed settings are not applied and you see the file as it was originally shot. Any software that uses the Blackmagic RAW SDK can access these settings. Changes made are saved in the sidecar file and can then be seen by Blackmagic RAW Player or any other software capable of reading Blackmagic RAW files. When shooting video gamma, the file stays in film gamma, and the metadata tells the Blackmagic RAW processing to display using video gamma. Video gamma is great when you don’t want to grade the image and want to deliver content quickly, however if you want to pull up the black parts of the image, or pull down the white areas, all the detail is retained. You never clip the video and all the detail is still there if you want to access it at any time. 20 Recording Blackmagic RAW in DaVinci Resolve Settings can be adjusted for each Blackmagic RAW file, and then saved as a new sidecar file from the ‘Camera RAW’ tab in DaVinci Resolve for creative effect or optimized viewing. This also means you can copy your media for another DaVinci Resolve artist and they will have access to your modified gamma settings automatically on import. In addition to the other metadata your camera files contain, DaVinci Resolve can read your selected dynamic range, so your clips will automatically display in DaVinci Resolve with ‘film’, ‘extended video’ or ‘video’ dynamic range. You can then customize these settings by adjusting the saturation, contrast and midpoint, as well as the highlight and shadow rolloff. Any adjustments can then be saved as a sidecar file, so the changes can be seen by anyone else working with the files in post. You can always return to the original camera metadata at any time. You can also export a single Blackmagic RAW frame from the ‘Camera RAW’ tab in DaVinci Resolve, which contains all adjustments, metadata, full resolution and color information so it is easy to share a single frame grab or reference file with others. For more information on how to use Blackmagic RAW in DaVinci Resolve, see the ‘Using DaVinci Resolve’ chapter in this manual. Blackmagic RAW Software Development Kit The Blackmagic RAW Software Development Kit is an API developed by Blackmagic Design. You can use the Blackmagic RAW SDK to write your own applications to use the Blackmagic RAW format. This SDK library can be used by any developer to add support for reading, editing, and saving Blackmagic RAW files. The Blackmagic RAW SDK includes all the generation 4 color science so you can achieve organic cinematic images across any app that supports it. The Blackmagic RAW SDK supports Mac, Windows and Linux, and is available as a free download from the developer page of the Blackmagic website at blackmagicdesign.com/developer The following diagram illustrates the components of the Blackmagic RAW API: Blackmagic RAW API METAL Decoder AVX2 OPENCL .Braw Reader .Sidecar SSE AVX Reader CUDA Recording 21 Maximum Sensor Frame Rates The tables below contain available codecs, resolutions and their maximum sensor frame rates for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. Resolution Codec Sensor Scan Max Frame Rate

4K DCI 4096 x 2160 Blackmagic RAW Full 60 4096 x 2160 ProRes 422 Full 60 4096 x 2160 ProRes 422 HQ Full 60 4096 x 2160 ProRes 422 LT Full 60 4096 x 2160 ProRes 422 Proxy Full 60 Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 ProRes 422 Window 60 3840 x 2160 Blackmagic RAW Window 60 3840 x 2160 ProRes 422 HQ Window 60 3840 x 2160 ProRes 422 LT Window 60 3840 x 2160 ProRes 422 Proxy Window 60 HD 1920 x 1080 Blackmagic RAW Window 120 1920 x 1080 ProRes 422 HQ Full 60 1920 x 1080 ProRes 422 Full 60 1920 x 1080 ProRes 422 LT Full 60 1920 x 1080 ProRes 422 Proxy Full 60 1920 x 1080 ProRes 422 HQ Window 120 1920 x 1080 ProRes 422 Window 120 1920 x 1080 ProRes 422 LT Window 120 1920 x 1080 ProRes 422 Proxy Window 120 Record Duration These tables show approximate record duration in minutes and seconds based on format, project frame rate and media size. The maximum recording time for your storage media can vary depending on the data capacity your CFast card, SD card or USB-C flash disk, and the recording format and frame rate you choose. For example, the storage rate for Apple ProRes 422 HQ at 3840 x 2160 is approximately 880 Mbps. At 24 frames per second, you can record approximately 47 minutes of video on a 256GB CFast 2.0 card. At the same settings you can record approximately 23 minutes of video on a 128GB CFast card, which is approximately half the record duration of a 256GB CFast card. It should be noted that recording duration of media can vary slightly between different manufacturers. It can also vary depending on whether the storage media is formatted as exFAT or Mac OS X Extended. Simple scenes containing less detail tend to require less data than more dense compositions. The values in these tables assume shots with a high complexity, which means you may get slightly longer record times depending on the nature of your shoot. Recording 22

4K DCI CFast Card Frame ProRes ProRes ProRes Rate 422 HQ 422 422 LT ProRes 422 Proxy Duration Duration Duration Duration Duration Duration Duration Duration 256GB Blackmagic Blackmagic Blackmagic Blackmagic RAW 3:1 RAW 5:1 RAW 8:1 RAW 12:1 23.98 39 mins 65 mins 104 mins 155 mins 44 mins 66 mins 95 mins 216 mins 24 39 mins 65 mins 103 mins 155 mins 44 mins 66 mins 95 mins 216 mins 25 37 mins 62 mins 99 mins 149 mins 42 mins 64 mins 91 mins 207 mins 30 31 mins 52 mins 83 mins 124 mins 35 mins 53 mins 76 mins 173 mins 50 18 mins 31 mins 49 mins 74 mins 21 mins 32 mins 45 mins 104 mins 60 15 mins 26 mins 41 mins 62 mins 17 mins 26 mins 38 mins 87 mins ULTRA HD CFast Card Frame Rate ProRes 422 HQ ProRes 422 ProRes 422 LT ProRes 422 Proxy Duration Duration Duration Duration Duration Duration Duration Duration 256GB Blackmagic RAW 3:1 Blackmagic RAW 5:1 Blackmagic RAW 8:1 Blackmagic RAW 12:1 23.98 41 mins 68 mins 110 mins 164 mins 47 mins 71 mins 101 mins 230 mins 24 41 mins 68 mins 109 mins 164 mins 47 mins 71 mins 101 mins 230 mins 25 39 mins 66 mins 105 mins 157 mins 45 mins 68 mins 97 mins 221 mins 30 33 mins 55 mins 88 mins 131 mins 38 mins 57 mins 81 mins 184 mins 50 19 mins 33 mins 52 mins 79 mins 22 mins 34 mins 48 mins 111 mins 60 16 mins 27 mins 44 mins 66 mins 18 mins 28 mins 40 mins 92 mins HD CFast Card Frame Rate ProRes 422 HQ ProRes 422 ProRes 422 LT ProRes 422 Proxy Duration Duration Duration Duration Duration Duration Duration Duration 256GB Blackmagic RAW 3:1 Blackmagic RAW 5:1 Blackmagic RAW 8:1 Blackmagic RAW 12:1 23.98 159 mins 264 mins 418 mins 619 mins 189 mins 283 mins 403 mins 877 mins 24 159 mins 264 mins 418 mins 618 mins 189 mins 283 mins 403 mins 877 mins 25 153 mins 253 mins 402 mins 595 mins 182 mins 271 mins 387 mins 843 mins 30 127 mins 212 mins 336 mins 499 mins 152 mins 227 mins 324 mins 710 mins 50 76 mins 127 mins 203 mins 303 mins 91 mins 137 mins 196 mins 434 mins 60 64 mins 106 mins 170 mins 254 mins 76 mins 114 mins 163 mins 363 mins 120 32 mins 54 mins 87 mins 130 mins 38 mins 57 mins 82 mins 185 mins Constant quality settings for Q0 and Q5 will display varying record time remaining durations. The estimated duration for Q0 is similar to constant bitrate 3:1, and Q5 will display a similar duration to 12:1, however, as the estimated duration updates every 10 seconds while recording, the best way to gauge how much recording time you have is to record for 20 seconds and monitor the duration in the media area of the touchscreen display. Recording 23

Choosing Frame Rates Your camera is able to shoot video using many different frame rates and you may be wondering which is the best one to use. Generally, when selecting a sensor frame rate, there are some common items to consider. For many years, there have been presentation standards for film and television. These have set frame rates that differ between countries, but all share the same purpose; to display an efficient number of frames every second that portrays pleasing and convincing motion. Cinema, for example, uses a standard 24 frames per second and while there have been recent experiments with faster frame rates, 24 frames per second remains widely accepted for international audiences. Television frame rates have generally conformed to technical broadcast standards for each country. For example, if you were making television content you would typically record using 29.97 frames per second for North American distribution, and 25 frames per second for Europe. However, as technology has improved, today we have more choices and broadcast standards are changing. It is now common for sporting events to be recorded and broadcasted at higher frame rates. For example, some sporting events are recorded and broadcasted at up to 59.94 frames per second in North America, and 50 frames per second in Europe. This provides smoother motion on fast action and appears more lifelike. Alternatively, streaming and online broadcasters normally use frame rates similar to television, however there is more freedom to experiment due to user selectable viewing formats, and being limited only to what the audience’s screens are capable of displaying. Generally, when choosing a frame rate for a project, let your delivery format guide your choice. Your camera’s project frame rate should be set to this, and your sensor frame should be set to ‘match’. This means your clips will play back at the same speed the event happened in real life. If you are looking to create an interesting effect, for example slow motion, then you can set the sensor frame rate to a higher setting. The higher the sensor frame rate compared to the project frame rate, the slower the playback speed. For more information on using off speed sensor frame rates to achieve creative effects, refer to the ‘touchscreen controls’ section. Trigger Record Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K automatically sends a signal via the HDMI output that will trigger recording when connected to equipment that supports the trigger record feature, such as Blackmagic Video Assist. This means that when you press record on your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, your external recorder also starts recording and stops when you stop recording on the camera. Your camera also outputs timecode via HDMI, which means the clips recorded on your external recorder has the same timecode as the clips recorded in your camera. If your external recorder supports trigger recording, you will need to enable it. This can usually be enabled via its settings menu. 24 Recording Playback Playing Back Clips Once you have recorded your video, you can use the transport control buttons to play back your video on the LCD. Press the play button to switch to playback mode. Press the button again for instant playback of the last recorded clip on the LCD, and on any display connected to the HDMI output. Hold down the forward or reverse buttons on the LCD to fast forward or reverse through the clip. Playback will finish when the end of the current clip is reached. Press the forward and reverse buttons to skip to the start or end of clips. Press the reverse button once to go to the start of the current clip or press twice to skip back to the start of the previous clip. Press the record button to exit playback and return the touchscreen to the camera view. To view your most recently recorded clip on the built in touchscreen, press the ‘play’ button on the transport controls Camera Features Camera Front

1 3 1 Record Buttons 5 Press either of the record buttons to start and stop recording. A record button is located on the front of the camera to let you start and stop recording more easily if you are recording yourself. 2 4 Camera Features 25 2 Settings Wheel The settings wheel lets you adjust the aperture of compatible lenses mounted to your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. With the touchscreen facing you, rotate the wheel left to open the iris, and right to close. The settings wheel is also used to adjust white balance, shutter angle and ISO settings. Press the corresponding buttons on the top of the camera, then make your selection by rotating the settings wheel. After making your selection, press the settings wheel to quickly dismiss the selection menu. 3 Stereo Microphones There are four built in, high quality stereo microphones. Refer to the ‘audio settings’ section for information on microphone audio settings. 4 Lens Mount Your camera features an active Micro Four Thirds mount. This means that you can use lenses with built-in stabilization, as well as use auto focus and auto exposure with compatible lenses. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K supports the image stabilizer or ‘IS’ feature found in many active lenses. Set the stabilizer switch to ‘on’ to enable image stabilization on your camera. If your lens also features a stabilizer mode switch, set it to the appropriate mode for still shots or for movement. If your lens does not have a physical stabilizer switch, you can turn ‘image stabilization’ on or off in your camera’s setup menu. 5 Tally / Record Indicator Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has a small LED on the front of the camera that illuminates red to indicate that the camera is recording. You can enable or disable the tally light indicator, and adjust its brightness in the setup menu. See the ‘setup settings’ section for more information. Right Side 6 CFast Card Slot Insert CFast 2.0 cards into the slot for record and playback. Refer to the ‘CFast Cards’ section for more information. 7 SD Card Slot Insert SD cards into the slot for record and playback. Refer to the ‘SD Cards’ section for more information. 67 Camera Features 26 Left Side 8 3.5mm Microphone Input Connect a microphone to your camera’s 3.5mm stereo connector. Mic and line level audio are supported. The microphone level audio is lower than the line level, so if you are connecting a microphone to the camera and have line level selected, you will find the levels are too low. The microphone input also accepts SMPTE compliant LTC timecode from an external source on the left channel. Valid timecode will be detected automatically, and embedded in your video file as timecode metadata. We recommend sending LTC timecode via a line level output, especially if you are not recording timecode as an audio track. 9 Headphones Input Monitor audio while recording or playing back clips by plugging your headphones into the 3.5mm stereo headphones jack. When headphones are plugged in, the speaker output is muted. 10 HDMI Out The full size HDMI connector supports 10-bit 4:2:2 1080p HD video with support for HDR and two channels of embedded audio. Use the touchscreen menu to set a clean feed or include overlays on the output. 11 Power Input You can use the DC jack to power your camera and trickle charge the battery at the same time. To connect the power adapter, rotate the plug so it aligns with the recess at the top of the jack, then push in the plug until it locks. To disconnect the power plug, retract the locking sheath, then pull out the plug. Custom Power Solutions Some customers have been creating custom made power devices as a means to power their Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. If you are creating your own power solution with a dummy battery, caution needs to be taken to ensure that you are not supplying too much voltage to your camera, as this can cause permanent damage. The voltage requirements of the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K are as follows: · The battery input connection is rated from 6.2V to 10V max. · The DC input is rated from 10.8V to 20V max. · The camera requires 16W when in standby and is not charging the battery. · The camera requires 30W when charging the LP-E6 type battery. · When powering your camera with a custom made power source, we recommend removing the LP-E6 type battery. · The camera requires 22W when recording to external media with an active lens, full screen brightness, full tally brightness, high frame rates and is not charging the battery. 891011 1213 Camera Features 27

12 USB The USB-C port lets you record directly to an attached USB-C flash disk. When your camera is switched off, you can recharge its battery via the USB-C port from an external source such as a battery pack. To update your camera’s internal software, connect the camera to a computer via the USB-C port and run the camera update application. 13 Mini XLR Microphone Input Plug in external balanced analog audio via the mini XLR connector. A standard XLR microphone can be connected to your camera using an XLR to mini XLR adapter cable. The mini XLR input provides phantom power for connecting professional microphones that aren’t internally powered. For more information on enabling phantom power refer to the ‘audio’ section in this manual. Top Panel 14 15 16 171819

20 21 22 14 1/4-20 Mounting Point You can use the 1/4-20 mounting point on the top of your camera to attach an external microphone or other small accessories. NOTE The 1/4” mount on the top of the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K should only be used for lightweight accessories such as small microphones. Do not support the weight of the camera via the top 1/4” mount by using accessories like a screw in camera handle in conjunction with a heavy lens. This will damage the 1/4” mount which will not be covered under warranty. Do not subject the mount to excessive lever force, such as mounting a heavy accessory on an extension arm. To mount heavier accessories, we strongly recommend using a camera cage designed for the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K that attaches to both the top and bottom 1/4” mount simultaneously. 15 Record Press the record button to begin recording immediately. Press again to stop recording. 16 Still To capture a single uncompressed DNG frame, press the ‘still’ button. A camera icon appears briefly in the top right corner of the touchscreen display to let you know you have successfully captured a still. Image files are saved to the ‘stills’ folder in the root directory of the media you are currently recording to. These follow the file naming convention for video clips but the filename has ‘S001’ representing the ‘still number’ as the last four characters of the filename. Camera Features 28 17 ISO Press the ISO button and then rotate the settings wheel to adjust your camera’s ISO setting. ISO can be set at 1/3 stop increments between 100 and 25,600. 18 Shutter To change the shutter angle or shutter speed, press the shutter button, then rotate the settings wheel. The touchscreen display will also suggest up to three flicker free shutter options. 19 White Balance Press the white balance button and then rotate the settings wheel to adjust your camera’s white balance. You can also quickly enter the ‘auto white balance’ screen by holding the ‘wb’ button for 3 seconds. Your camera will overlay a white square in the center of your image, and use this area to perform an auto white balance. For more information refer to the ‘touchscreen controls’ section. 20 Power Switch Power switch for turning on the camera. Slide the switch to the right to power on your camera, and to the left to power off. 21 Status LED When the camera is turned off and plugged into external power via the 12V DC power jack or USB-C port, the indicator illuminates red to indicate the battery is being charged. The status LED turns off when the battery is fully charged. 22 Function Buttons These buttons can be programmed to a variety of commonly used functions using your camera’s ‘setup’ menu. By default, button one is set to ‘false color’, button 2 is set to ‘display LUT’ and button 3 is set to ‘frame guides’. Camera Underside Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K 23 24 23 1/4-20 Mounting Point Attach your camera to a tripod using the bottom 1/4-20 mounting point. 24 Battery Door Push the battery door release towards the lens mount to open the battery door. To close, simply push the door in until it clicks shut. Camera Features 29 Camera Rear 25 Touchscreen Display Monitor your clips during recording and playback using the touchscreen display. Tap and swipe to adjust settings and control your camera. 26 Iris Button Pressing the ‘iris’ button automatically sets an average exposure based on the highlights and shadows in your shot. You can adjust your lens aperture manually by rotating the settings wheel to the left and right, or by tapping ‘iris’ on the touchscreen display and adjusting the iris slider. 27 Focus Button When using a compatible auto focus lens with your camera, press the ‘focus’ button once to auto focus. By default the lens will auto focus in the center of the image, however you can select an alternate auto focus point by tapping on the LCD screen in the area that you want to focus. Double press the focus button to reset the focus point to the center of the screen. NOTE It’s important to know that while most lenses support electronic focus, some lenses can be set to manual or auto focus modes. In this case you need to confirm your lens is set to auto focus mode. 28 HFR Button Press the HFR or ‘high frame rate’ button to toggle off speed frame rates. To use this function, simply set the ‘off speed’ frame rate you’d like to use in your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s ‘frame rate’ menu. Once this is set, pressing the HFR button will toggle between your chosen off speed frame rate and project frame rate. It’s worth mentioning that this setting can only be adjusted when the recording is stopped. For more information on project and off speed frame rates, see the ‘touchscreen controls’ section. 29 Focus Zoom Button Press the ‘focus zoom’ button to zoom in for adjusting focus at the 1:1 pixel scale. Whilst zoomed in, you can touch and drag on the screen to view different areas of the image. To zoom out, press the ‘focus zoom’ button again. 30 Menu Button Press the ‘menu’ button to open the dashboard. 31 Play Button Press the play button to switch to playback mode. Press the button again for instant playback of the last recorded clip on the LCD, and on any display connected to the HDMI output. 2625 272829 30 31 Camera Features 30

Touchscreen Controls Touchscreen Features Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s LCD touchscreen features a touch and gesture based interface that is specifically designed for fast and intuitive operation. By touching and swiping on different areas of the LCD touchscreen, you can quickly access the camera’s functions while shooting. Your Blackmagic camera’s LCD touchscreen display gives you easy access to your camera’s most used settings LCD Monitor Options Tap the ‘monitor’ icon at the top left of the touchscreen to access the LCD monitor settings. These settings let you toggle and adjust the appearance of your Pocket camera’s monitoring features, including zebra, focus assist, frame guides, grids, safe area guides and false color. When accessing LCD monitor options, the controls for these features appear in a tabbed menu along the bottom edge of the LCD touchscreen. Tap the icon at the top left of your camera’s LCD touchscreen to access LCD monitor options Zebra The ‘zebra’ setting toggles the appearance of zebra on the LCD touchscreen, as well as setting the zebra level for the HDMI output. Zebra displays diagonal lines over areas of your image that exceed a set exposure level. For example, setting zebra to 100% shows which areas are completely overexposed. This is useful for achieving optimum exposure in fixed lighting conditions. Tap the ‘zebra’ icon while accessing ‘LCD monitor options’ to access your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s zebra settings 31 Touchscreen Controls To toggle zebra for the LCD touchscreen, tap the switch icon in the bottom left of the screen while in the ‘zebra’ tab. Set the exposure level that zebra appears at by dragging the slider left and right, or tapping the arrow buttons next to the zebra level percentage. Zebra level is adjustable in five percent steps between 75 and 100 percent exposure. For information on enabling zebra on your camera’s HDMI output, see the ‘monitor settings’ section in this manual. TIP If you’re shooting in variable light such as outdoors on a partly overcast day, setting your zebra level lower than 100 can warn you of potential overexposure. Focus Assist The ‘focus assist’ setting toggles the appearance of focus assist on the LCD touchscreen, as well as setting the level of focus assistance for the HDMI output on your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. Tap the ‘focus assist’ icon while accessing ‘LCD monitor options’ to access your camera’s focus assist settings To toggle focus assistance for the LCD touchscreen, tap the switch icon in the bottom left of the screen while in the ‘focus assist’ tab. To set the level of focus assistance for the HDMI output on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, tap the ‘low,’ ‘medium’ or ‘high’ titles along the bottom of your touchscreen. The optimum level of focus assistance varies shot by shot. When focusing on actors, for example, a higher level of focus assistance can help resolve edge detail in faces. A shot of foliage or brickwork, on the other hand, may show distracting amounts of focus information at higher settings. For information on enabling focus assist on your camera’s HDMI output, see the ‘monitor settings’ section in this manual. TIP Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has two focus assist modes. You can switch between ‘peaking’ and ‘colored lines’ focus assistance in the ‘monitor’ settings menu. For more information, see the ‘monitor settings’ section in this manual. Frame Guides The ‘frame guide’ setting toggles the appearance of frame guides on the LCD touchscreen. You can also choose from eight frame guide options for your camera’s HDMI output. Frame guides include aspect ratios for various cinema, television and online standards. Tap the ‘frame guides’ icon while accessing ‘LCD monitor options’ to access your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s frame guide settings 32 Touchscreen Controls To toggle the appearance of frame guides on your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s LCD touchscreen, tap the switch icon in the bottom left of the screen. Choose the frame guide you want to use by dragging the slider left and right, or tapping the arrow buttons on either side of the currently selected aspect ratio. The available guides are: · 2.35:1, 2.39:1 and 2.40:1 Displays the broad widescreen aspect ratio compatible with anamorphic or flat widescreen cinema presentation. The three widescreen settings differ slightly based on the changing cinema standards over time. 2.39:1 is one of the most prominent standards in use today. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s LCD touchscreen with 2.40:1 frame guides enabled · 2:1 Displays a ratio slightly wider than 16:9 but not as wide as 2.35:1. · 1.85:1 Displays another common flat widescreen cinema aspect ratio. This ratio is slightly wider than HDTV 1.78:1 but not as wide as 2.39:1. · 16:9 Displays a 1.78:1 aspect ratio compatible with 16:9 HD television and computer screens. This ratio is most commonly used for HD broadcasting and online videos. The same aspect ratio has also been adopted for Ultra HD broadcasting. · 14:9 Displays a 14:9 aspect ratio used by some television broadcasters as a compromise between 16:9 and 4:3 television sets. Ideally, both 16:9 and 4:3 footage remains legible when center cropped to fit 14:9. You can use this as a compositional guide if you know your project may be broadcast by a television station that uses 14:9 cropping. · 4:3Displays the 4:3 aspect ratio compatible with SD television screens, or to help with framing when using 2x anamorphic adapters. TIP You can change the opacity of frame guide overlays. For more information see the ‘monitor settings’ section of this manual. NOTE For information on enabling frame guides on your camera’s HDMI output, see the ‘monitor settings’ section in this manual. 33 Touchscreen Controls Grids The ‘grids’ setting toggles the appearance of a rule of thirds grid, crosshair or center dot on the LCD touchscreen, as well as setting the overlay that will be visible on the HDMI output. Tap the ‘grids’ icon while accessing ‘LCD monitor options’ to access your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s grid settings Grids and crosshairs are overlays that can help with image composition. When ‘grids’ are enabled, your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can show a rule of thirds grid, crosshairs, or center dot. To toggle the appearance of grids on your camera’s touchscreen, tap the switch icon in the bottom left of the screen while in the ‘frame guides’ tab. To set which overlay you want to display on the HDMI output, tap the ‘thirds,’ ‘crosshairs,’ or ‘center dot’ options. The rule of thirds grid automatically scales to any on screen frame guides · Thirds The ‘thirds’ setting displays a grid with two vertical and horizontal lines placed in each third of the image. Thirds are an extremely powerful tool to help compose your shots. For example, the human eye typically looks for action near the points where the lines intersect, so it’s helpful to frame key points of interest in these zones. An actor’s eyeline is commonly framed along the top third of the screen, so you can use the top horizontal third to guide your framing. Thirds are also useful to maintain framing consistency between shots. · Crosshairs The ‘crosshair’ setting places a crosshair in the center of the frame. Like thirds, the crosshair is a very useful compositional tool, making it easy to frame the subject of a shot in the very center of a frame. This is sometimes used when filming scenes that will be assembled using very fast cuts. Keeping viewers’ eyes focused on the center of a frame can make rapid editing easier to follow. · Center Dot The ‘center dot’ setting places a dot in the center of the frame. This works in exactly the same way as the ‘crosshair’ setting, albeit with a smaller overlay that you may find less intrusive. 34 Touchscreen Controls You can enable a combination of ‘thirds’ and ‘crosshairs’ or ‘thirds’ and ‘center dot’ by tapping both options in the ‘grids’ menu. ‘Crosshairs’ and ‘center dot’ cannot be selected together. TIP For information on enabling grids on your HDMI output, see the ‘monitor settings’ section in this manual. Safe Area Guides The ‘safe area guides’ setting toggles the safe area guides on or off the LCD touchscreen, as well as setting the size of safe area guides for the HDMI output on your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. Safe areas can be used in broadcast production so the most important parts of a shot can be seen by viewers. By keeping the most important parts of your shot inside a central ‘safe area,’ you can avoid cropping on some televisions, as well as leaving space for a broadcaster to add bugs, news tickers and other overlays along the edges of the screen. Many broadcasters require footage to be submitted with important content, such as titles and graphics, contained inside the 90% safe area. Safe area guides can also be used to assist with framing your shot where you know that the shot will be stabilised in post production, which can crop the edges of the image. They can also be used to indicate a specific crop. For example by setting it to 50% when recording at Ultra HD 3840x2160 you can see what a 1920x1080 crop of the frame would look like. The safe area guides also scale to your frame guides, so they will adjust to indicate the chosen percentage of your target frame. The ‘safe area’ indicator set to 85% To toggle safe area guides for the LCD touchscreen, tap the switch icon in the bottom left of the screen while in the ‘safe area guides’ tab. To set the level of safe area guides for your camera’s HDMI output, tap the left or right arrows on either side of the current numerical value at the bottom of the touchscreen. Alternatively, you can drag the slider left or right. False Color The ‘false color’ setting toggles the appearance of false color exposure assistance on the LCD touchscreen. False color overlays different colors onto your image that represent exposure values for different elements in your image. For example, pink represents optimum exposure for caucasian skin tones, while green is a good match to darker skin tones. By monitoring the pink or green false color when recording people, you can maintain consistent exposure for their skin tones. 35 Touchscreen Controls Similarly, when elements in your image change from yellow to red, that means they are now over exposed. False Color Chart To toggle false color for the LCD touchscreen, tap the switch icon in the bottom left of the screen while in the ‘false color’ tab. The ‘false color’ exposure assistance tab Frames Per Second The ‘FPS’ indicator displays your currently selected frames per second. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s frames per second indicator. Tap this to access frame rate settings Tapping the ‘FPS’ indicator lets you change your camera’s sensor and project frame rates via a menu at the bottom of the LCD touchscreen. Project Frame Rate The project frame rate is Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s recording format frame rate and provides a selection of common frame rates used in the film and television industry. This frame rate is normally set to match your post production workflow. Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has eight project frame rate settings including 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 frames per second. To adjust your camera’s project frame rate while in the ‘FPS’ menu, tap the left or right arrows next to the current frame rate at the bottom left of your touchscreen. Alternatively, you can drag the slider left or right. Tap the arrows on either side of the project frame rate or move the slider to make adjustments TIP Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s project frame rate also sets the frame rate of the HDMI output. 36 Touchscreen Controls With ‘off speed frame rate’ enabled, tap the arrows on either side of the sensor frame rate or move the slider to make adjustments By default, your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s project and sensor frame rates are matched for a natural playback speed. However, by tapping the ‘off speed frame rate’ switch icon in the bottom right hand side of your camera’s ‘FPS’ menu, you can independently set the sensor frame rate. To change the sensor frame rate, tap the arrows next to the sensor frame rate indicator in the lower left of your touchscreen. You can also drag the slider left or right to increase or decrease the frame rate. Once you release the slider, the sensor frame rate will be selected. You can create dynamic and interesting speed effects in your clips by varying the sensor frame rate. Setting the sensor frame rate higher than your project frame rate will create slow motion during playback. For example, shooting with a 60 FPS sensor frame rate and playing back at a 24 FPS project frame rate creates slow motion at 40% of the real speed of the action. Alternatively, the lower your sensor frame rate, the faster your clips will appear. The principle is similar to overcranking and undercranking a film camera. Overcranking speeds up the sensor frame rate so you can stretch out moments in time during playback to enhance emotion. Undercranking slows down the sensor frame rate so you can increase the speed of action in fast moving scenes. The creative possibilities are endless and entirely up to you! For information on the maximum frame rates available for each recording format and codec, refer to the table in the ‘recording’ section of this manual. NOTE When ‘off speed frame rate’ is selected your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s audio and video are no longer synced. This is true even if you set the same project and sensor frame rate. For this reason, avoid selecting ‘off speed frame rate’ if you want to guarantee audio syncing. 37 Touchscreen Controls Sensor Frame Rate The sensor frame rate sets how many actual frames from the sensor are recorded every second. This frame rate will affect how fast or slow your video will play back at your set project frame rate. Shutter The ’shutter’ indicator displays your shutter angle or shutter speed. By tapping this indicator, you can manually change your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s shutter values or configure shutter priority auto exposure modes. The shutter measurement setting can be used to select whether to display shutter information as ‘shutter angle’ or ‘shutter speed’. See the ‘setup settings’ section in this manual for more information. Tap the shutter indicator to access shutter settings Shutter angle or shutter speed defines the level of motion blur in your video, and can be used to compensate for varying light conditions. 180 degrees is the optimum shutter angle for capturing satisfying motion blur in most conditions, with the equivalent being a shutter speed of 1/50th of a second. However as lighting conditions change, or the amount of movement in your scene increases, you may decide to adjust accordingly. For example, 360 degrees is considered ‘wide open’ and allows maximum light onto the sensor. This is useful for low light conditions with subtle movement in your scene. Alternatively, if shooting subjects with a lot of movement, a narrow shutter angle like 90 degrees will provide minimal motion blur for sharper, crisper images. The equivalent shutter speeds compared to shutter angle depends on the frame rate you are using. For example, if you are shooting at 25 frames per second, then 360 degrees will equate to 1/25th, and 90 degrees will equate to 1/100th of a second. NOTE When shooting under lights, your shutter can affect the visibility of flicker. Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K will automatically calculate a flicker free shutter value for your current frame rate. It will display up to three suggested flicker free shutter options at the bottom of the touchscreen display when adjusting your shutter. These shutter values are affected by mains power frequency in your region. You can set your local power frequency to 50Hz or 60Hz in your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s setup menu. See the ‘setup settings’ section in this manual for more information. Tapping the ‘shutter’ indicator brings up the suggested shutter values along the bottom of your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s touch screen. If you have auto exposure set to ‘off,’ this screen will show you your currently selected shutter value, as well as the available flicker free shutter values, based on the mains power frequency you have selected in your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s ‘setup’ menu. For more information, see the ‘setup settings’ section in this manual. NOTE The characteristics of individual light sources may still cause flicker even when using flicker free values. We recommend always performing a test shoot when not using continuous lights. 38 Touchscreen Controls To select one of the flicker free shutter values, simply tap on one of the displayed shutter values. Using the arrows on either side of the current shutter value indicator, will cycle through some of the most commonly used values. Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K will suggest flicker free shutter values based on the mains power frequency you choose in the ‘setup’ menu If you are shooting outside, or using flicker free lights, you can also manually select a shutter value by double tapping the current shutter indicator at the bottom left of your screen. When shutter angle is selected, this will bring up a keypad which you can use to set any shutter angle between 5 and 360 degrees. Use the manual shutter keypad to enter your shutter timing of choice when shooting outdoors or under flicker free lights Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has three shutter based auto exposure modes. To select one of these, tap the ‘auto exposure’ button in the far right of the shutter menu. Shutter This setting automatically adjusts shutter value to maintain a constant exposure while keeping iris aperture consistent. If you want to maintain a fixed depth of field, this is the setting to choose. It’s worth mentioning that the subtle automatic adjustments of the shutter may have an effect on motion blur. It’s also worth keeping an eye out for any flicker that may be introduced from various light fixtures on indoor shoots. The auto iris feature is not available when the ‘shutter’ auto exposure mode is selected. Shutter + Iris Maintains the correct exposure levels by adjusting the shutter, then the aperture. If the maximum or minimum available shutter value is reached and exposure still cannot be maintained, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K begins adjusting the aperture to keep exposure consistent. Iris + Shutter Maintains the correct exposure levels by adjusting the aperture, then the shutter value. If the maximum or minimum available aperture is reached and exposure still cannot be maintained, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K begins adjusting the shutter value to keep exposure consistent. While in the shutter menu, tap ‘auto exposure’ to access shutter based auto exposure modes 39 Touchscreen Controls TIP When an auto exposure mode that effects the shutter or iris is enabled, a small ‘A’ appears next to the shutter or iris indicator at the top of the LCD touchscreen. Iris The ‘Iris’ indicator displays your current lens aperture. By tapping this indicator, you can change the aperture of compatible lenses and configure iris based auto exposure modes. Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s iris indicator. Tap this to access iris settings NOTE To adjust your Iris from the LCD touchscreen, your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K must be fitted with a lens that supports changing aperture via the camera. Tapping the ‘iris’ indicator once brings up the iris menu along the bottom of the touchscreen. You’ll see your current lens aperture at the far left of this menu. You can change the aperture by tapping the left and right arrows on either side of the current aperture, or moving the slider left or right. While in the ‘iris’ menu, tap the arrows on either side of the iris indicator or use the slider to adjust iris settings Tapping the ‘auto exposure’ switch icon at the far right of the iris menu opens the iris auto exposure menu. This gives you the following auto exposure options. Iris This setting automatically adjusts the aperture to maintain a constant exposure while keeping shutter angle consistent. This will keep motion blur unaffected, but may affect your depth of field. Iris + Shutter Maintains the correct exposure levels by adjusting the aperture, then the shutter value. If the maximum or minimum available aperture is reached and exposure still cannot be maintained, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K begins adjusting the shutter value to keep exposure consistent. Shutter + Iris Maintains the correct exposure levels by adjusting the shutter, then the aperture. If the maximum or minimum available shutter value is reached and exposure still cannot be maintained, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K begins adjusting the aperture to keep exposure consistent. While in the iris menu, tap ‘auto exposure’ to access iris based auto exposure modes 40 Touchscreen Controls TIP When an auto exposure mode that effects the iris or shutter is enabled, a small ‘A’ appears next to the iris or shutter indicator at the top of the LCD touchscreen. Duration Display At the top of your camera’s LCD touchscreen, you’ll see your camera’s duration display. Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s duration display. This will turn red while recording. The duration display provides a timecode counter for checking the duration of your clips and monitoring timecode during recording and playback. The counter displays a time sequence showing Hours:Minutes:Seconds:Frames and will changes accordingly as you record or play back clips. During recording the timecode is red. The displayed duration starts from 00:00:00:00. The clip duration of the current or last recorded clip is displayed on the touchscreen. Time of day timecode is embedded into clips for easier post production. To see the timecode, simply tap the duration display. Tap the duration display again to return to clip duration. Additional status indicators may appear around the duration display: Appears to the left of the duration display when your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is using a windowed sensor mode. Appears to the right of the duration display when showing timecode. Appears to the right of the duration display if an external LTC timecode is connected to the 3.5mm stereo input jack and valid. Appears to the right of the duration display if the camera is running off an internal timecode after being ‘jam synced’ and disconnected. ISO The ‘ISO’ indicator displays the current ISO setting, or light sensitivity. Tapping this indicator lets you adjust your ISO to suit varying lighting conditions. Your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s ISO indicator. Tap this to access ISO settings. While in the ‘ISO’ menu, your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s ISO settings appear along the bottom of the LCD touchscreen 41 Touchscreen Controls Depending on your situation, you may choose a lower or higher ISO setting. For example, in low light conditions ISO 25,600 can be suitable but may introduce some visible noise. In bright conditions ISO 100 can provide richer colors. Dual Native ISO Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has a dual native ISO of 400 and 3,200, which means that the sensor is optimized for shooting in both low light conditions, as well as bright daylight. Adjust the ISO for the varying lighting conditions, and the dual native ISO feature will operate in the background to make sure your footage is clean and has minimal noise at low and high ISO settings. When the ISO setting is between 100 and 1,000 the native ISO of 400 is used as a reference point. The ISO range between 1,250 and 25,600 uses the native ISO of 3,200 as a reference. If you are shooting in conditions where you have a choice between ISO 1,000 or 1,250, we suggest closing down one stop on your lens’ iris so that you can select ISO 1,250 as it will engage the higher native ISO and provide much cleaner results. This chart shows the relationship between the ISO selection and dynamic range allocation. ISO 100 Total Stops 3.5 9.6 125 160 200 250 320 400 500 640 800 1000 1250 1600 2000 2500 3200 4000 5000 6400 8000 10000 12800 16000 2000025600 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.1 13.1 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.3 12.1 11.8 11.6 11.3 11.0 10.7 1053.8 9.3 0 -5-10Touchscreen Controls 42 4.1 9.0 4.5 8.6 4.8 8.3 5.1 8.0 5.5 7.6 5.8 7.3 6.1 7.0 6.5 6.6 6.8 6.3 3.8 8.5 4.1 8.2 4.5 7.8 4.8 7.5 5.1 7.2 5.5 6.8 5.8 6.5 6.1 6.2 6.1 6.0 6.1 5.7 6.1 5.5 6.1 5.2 6.1 4.9 6.1 4.6 Stops Above Stops Below White Balance The ‘WB’ and ‘TINT’ indicators display your camera’s current white balance and tint. Tapping these indicators lets you adjust your camera’s white balance and tint to suit varying lighting conditions. Your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s white balance and tint indicators. Tap these to access white balance and tint settings Every light source emits a color. For example, a candle flame emits a warm color, and an overcast sky emits a cool color. White balance settings are used to color balance your image so white stays white by adjusting the mix of orange and blue in your image. For example, when shooting under tungsten lamps which emit a warm, orange light, selecting 3200K adds some blue to the image. This balances the color so white is accurately recorded. Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K comes with white balance presets for a variety of color temperature conditions. These are: Bright sunlight (5600K) Incandescent bulbs (3200K) Fluorescent bulbs (4000K) Mixed light (4500K) Cloud (6500K) You can customize any of these presets by tapping or holding the arrow icons to the left and right of the temperature indicator in the bottom left of the ‘white balance’ menu. Each tap moves the color temperature up or down 50K, but holding the arrow icons down will increase the speed. Alternatively, you can move the temperature slider in the middle of the ‘white balance’ menu. To further dial in your image, you can adjust the ‘tint.’ This adjusts the mix of green and magenta in your image. For example, adding some magenta can compensate for the green cast of many fluorescent lights. Many of your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s white balance presets include some tint. Tapping the white balance and tint indicator on your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K gives you access to five presets, as well as a white balance indicator and slider on the left, and a tint indicator on the right. Adjust these to set a custom white balance for your lighting conditions 43 Touchscreen Controls While in the ‘white balance’ menu, your camera’s current tint setting is shown at the bottom right of the screen. To adjust the tint, simply tap or hold the arrows to the left and right of the tint indicator. The available range is -50 to +50 in one unit steps. Holding down on the arrows speeds up adjustment. NOTE Customizing the white balance or tint will change your preset to ‘CWB,’ or custom white balance. Custom white balances are persistent; your CWB settings will stay configured between power cycles, and when switching to a preset and back to CWB. This makes it easy to compare a custom white balance to the last preset used. Auto White Balance Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can set white balance automatically. Tapping ‘AWB’ will bring up the white balance screen. When setting white balance automatically, a square will be overlaid on the center of your image. Fill this square with a neutral surface such as a white or gray card and tap ‘update WB’. Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K will automatically adjust its white balance and tint values so the average of the white or grey inside the white balance square is as neutral as possible. Once updated, this will be set as your camera’s custom white balance. Holding the WB button on the top of your camera for three seconds also selects automatic white balance and activates the ‘update WB’ function. Tapping the ‘AWB’ icon in the white balance menu will bring up the auto white balance screen. Use this with a white or neutral grey surface to automatically set a neutral white balance Power The camera’s power source and energy status are displayed in the top right of the LCD screen. While using battery power, tapping the power indicator toggles between displays 44 Touchscreen Controls AC Displays when your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is plugged into mains power. AC / Charging Displays when your camera is plugged into mains power, and is simultaneously charging the removable LP-E6 battery. Battery bars The battery included with your camera shows a battery icon that drains in 25% steps. At 20% charge remaining, the battery bar turns red. Percentage If your battery supports percentage display, the battery icon shows the remaining battery level as a percentage, and drains in 1% steps. At 20% charge remaining, the battery bar turns red. LUT indicator When you are using a LUT as a preview tool on set, a LUT icon will be displayed in the top left corner of the screen to indicate that the LUT is currently active. Histogram At the bottom left of your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K touchscreen, you’ll see the histogram. The histogram shows the contrast between blacks and whites along a horizontal scale. The histogram gives you an indication of the tonal range between shadows and highlights in your clip. It is also a helpful tool for checking the balance of your exposure and to prevent your highlights from clipping The left edge of the histogram displays shadows, or blacks, and the far right displays highlights, or whites. When you close or open the lens aperture, you’ll notice the information in the histogram moves to the left or right accordingly. You can use this to check ‘clipping’ in your image shadows and highlights. If the left and right of your edges of the histogram come to an abrupt stop rather than falling off gradually, you may be losing highlight or shadow detail. NOTE If you don’t see a histogram in the bottom left of your touchscreen, your LCD monitor settings may be set to display ‘codec and resolution.’ See the ‘monitor settings’ section in this manual for more information. Record button Next to the histogram, at the bottom of your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s touchscreen, is a round grey button. This is the ‘record’ button. Tap it once to begin recording, and tap it again to stop. While recording, the button, the storage indicator, and the timecode at the top of your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s touchscreen turn red. 45 Touchscreen Controls The ‘record’ button turns red when recording LUT Applied to Clip If you have chosen to apply a LUT to your recorded clips in the ‘record’ settings tab, the touchscreen indicates this in standby mode and when recording. The LUT icon will be displayed when the selected LUT is being recorded with the clip Dropped Frame Indicator The ‘record’ button is overlaid with a flashing ‘!’ indicator if your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K begins dropping frames while recording. The time remaining indicator for the affected card also turns red. For example, if your CFast card is dropping frames, the ‘!’ indicator appears over the ‘record’ button, and the time remaining indicator on the CFast card turns red. This lets you know if a particular card is too slow for your currently selected codec and resolution. The ‘dropped frame indicator’ also appears if you have dropped a frame on the previously recorded clip. This indicator continues until another clip is recorded, or the camera is power cycled. Refer to the ‘Choosing a CFast 2.0 card’ and ‘Choosing an SD Card’ sections for more information on how to avoid dropping frames. Dropped frame indicator for CFast card dropping frames NOTE You can set your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to stop recording if dropped frames are detected to avoid recording unusable footage. See the ‘record settings’ section in this manual for more information. 46 Touchscreen Controls Your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s ‘record’ button, next to the storage indicators at the bottom of the LCD touchscreen The LUT icon lets you know that recorded clips will have the selected LUT recorded with the clip. Recording Time Remaining When a CFast or SD card is inserted, or a USB-C flash disk is attached to your camera, the storage indicators at the bottom of the touchscreen show how much recording time is left on the card or USB-C flash disk. The time is shown in minutes and varies according to your selected frame rate and codec. The indicator automatically recalculates if either of these settings are changed. When there is approximately five minutes remaining on your card or drive, the indicator text turns red, then blinks when there is only two minutes remaining. The indicator displays ‘full’ when a card or drive reaches maximum capacity. Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s storage indicator shows the name of your CFast card, SD card or USB-C flash disk and the record time remaining in minutes The card or drive name is also presented in a small bar above the time remaining. The bar turns blue to indicate the camera is set to record to this card or USB-C flash disk. To record to a different card or drive, press and hold the name of the card or USB-C flash disk you wish to record to. While recording, the bar is red. Tapping the storage indicators opens the storage and formatting menu. Tap the storage indicators on your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s LCD touchscreen to access the storage manager This menu displays the amount of free space on each CFast card, SD card or USB-C flash disk used by your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, as well as the name of the card or drive, length of the last clip, total number of clips, and the file format for each card or drive. You can format your media from this menu. For more information, see the ‘preparing media for recording’ section of this manual. TIP Tapping the card or drive name in the storage menu sets it as the active card or drive. Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K fills this card or drive first. 47 Touchscreen Controls Audio Meter The peak audio meters display audio levels for channels 1 and 2 when using the internal microphone, or via external audio when connected. The display is calibrated to dBFS units and features peak hold indicators which stay visible for a short time so you can clearly see the maximum levels reached. To achieve optimum audio quality, ensure your audio levels do not reach 0 dBFS. This is the maximum level that your camera can record, meaning that any audio that exceeds this level will be clipped, resulting in distortion. The colored bars on the audio meter represent peak audio levels. Ideally your peak audio levels should fall in the upper end of the green zone, between -20 and -12dBFS. If your peaks enter into the yellow or red zones, corresponding to -12 and -6dBFS your audio is in danger of clipping You can tap the audio meter to bring up volume controls for audio input channels 1 and 2, as well as headset or speaker volume. Tap the audio meters on your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s LCD touchscreen to easily access volume and headset or speaker settings Double Tap to Zoom You can magnify any part of your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s preview image by double tapping the LCD touchscreen. The area you tap will be magnified, and you can move around the image by dragging your finger around the LCD touchscreen. This is very helpful when checking focus. To return to standard magnification, simply double tap your camera’s touchscreen again. Touch to Focus You can focus your lens in any region of the image by tapping and holding on the LCD screen in the area that you want to focus. Press the ‘focus’ button to focus your lens in the chosen location. Double press the focus button to reset the focus point to the center of the screen. Full Screen Mode It can be useful when framing or focusing a shot to temporarily hide your touchscreen’s status text and meters. To hide them all at once, swipe up or down on the LCD touchscreen. The record indicator, frame guides, grids, focus assist and zebra remain visible. 48 Touchscreen Controls To show the status text and meters again, swipe up or down again. Swipe up or down to hide all status indicators on your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s LCD touchscreen Playback Menu Tap the ‘play’ control button to access the playback menu. You can control previously recorded clips with your camera’s control buttons or the LCD touchscreen. When using the LCD touchscreen, tap ‘play’ once to start playback and again to pause. Use the forward and reverse buttons to skip to the start or end of clips. Tapping ‘forward’ once moves you to the next clip. Press the reverse button once to go to the start of the current clip or press twice to skip back to the start of the previous clip. Playback of clips can also be looped by activating the loop icon. The reverse, play, forward and loop icons To shuttle, hold down either the forward or reverse transport buttons. This plays your footage back at twice regular speed in either forward or reverse, depending on which transport key you held. Once shuttling, you can change the shuttle rate by tapping the transport keys again. Each time you tap the transport key in the same direction you double the shuttle rate. The maximum shuttle rate is x16 normal speed. Tapping the transport key again at x16 speed returns you to x2 speed. Each time you tap the opposite direction, the shuttle speed halves until you reach x2 speed. You can return to normal playback by tapping the ‘play’ button. The shuttle speed indicator displays the speed and direction of footage being fast forwarded or reversed Tapping the ‘record’ control button in playback mode returns your camera to ‘standby’ mode, ready to record. TIP Swipe up or down on the touchscreen to hide status text while playing back footage. Enter the slate in playback mode to mark the current clip ‘good take’ in metadata. For more information, see the ‘entering metadata’ section. 49 Touchscreen Controls Settings Dashboard Press the ‘menu’ button to open your camera’s dashboard. This tabbed menu has settings not available from the touchscreen. Settings are divided by function into ‘record,’ ‘monitor,’ ‘audio,’ ‘setup,’ ‘presets,’ and ‘LUTS’ tabs. Each tab has multiple pages, which you can cycle through by tapping the arrows at the edge of your camera’s touchscreen, or swiping left or right. Tap the ‘record,’ ‘monitor,’ ‘audio,’ ‘setup,’ ‘presets,’ and ‘LUTS’ headings to move between your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s dashboard tabs Record Settings The ‘record’ tab lets you set your video format, codec, and resolution, as well as other settings that are important for your recorded video, such as dynamic range and detail sharpening. Record Settings 1 The first page of the ‘record’ settings tab contains the following settings. Codec and Quality The ‘codec and quality’ menu is split into two rows. The top row lets you choose between two codec families, Blackmagic RAW and Apple ProRes, while the bottom row offers quality options in those families. For example, the quality options available in the ProRes codec family are ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT and ProRes 422 Proxy. Blackmagic RAW options are divided between four ‘constant bitrate’ and two ‘constant quality’ settings. TIP The amount of video you can record on your storage media on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K increases if you choose codecs that use higher compression. Refer to the ‘record duration’ tables in the ‘recording’ section for more information. 50 Settings Resolution This setting works in combination with the ‘codec’ setting. Use it to select the resolution for your desired recording format. For example, if you want to record Ultra HD clips using ProRes HQ, select ‘ProRes’ and ‘HQ’ in the ‘codec and quality’ menu. Now choose ‘Ultra HD’ in the resolution menu. Record Settings 2 The second page of the ‘record’ settings tab contains the following options. Dynamic Range Adjust the ‘dynamic range’ setting by tapping the dynamic range icons. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has three dynamic range settings: · Film The ‘film’ setting shoots video using a log curve that allows you to maintain the greatest dynamic range, and maximizes the information in your video signal to help you get the most out of color grading software, such as DaVinci Resolve. · Extended Video The ‘extended video’ setting offers a good balance between ‘video’ and ‘film’ dynamic range settings. This setting offers a wider dynamic range than ‘video,’ while applying a mild contrast change with a smooth roll off in the highlights. ‘Extended video’ is suitable for use with standard broadcast monitors and is a helpful setting if you have limited time for post production and want to record your clips with a pleasing ‘look’ applied. · Video The ‘video’ setting is similar to the REC 709 color standard for high definition video. This lets you work faster by recording directly to the compressed video formats in a color space suitable for direct delivery or minimal post processing. 51 Settings NOTE When recording Blackmagic RAW and ProRes using ‘film’ dynamic range, the image will appear dull and desaturated on your touchscreen. This is because the image file contains a lot of data that hasn’t yet been graded to suit a standard display. However, while recording film dynamic range, you can monitor the video on the touchscreen and HDMI output using a display LUT, or look up table, designed to simulate a standard contrast. For more information, refer to the LUTs section in this manual. Window Sensor Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can be set to use the ‘full’ sensor area, or for even higher frame rates, you can use ‘window’ mode. This will use only the amount of sensor pixels needed for a given video format rather than downscaling images from the entire sensor. As the HD ‘window sensor’ mode uses only the center of the camera’s sensor, the field of view of any given lens is narrower due to the crop factor involved. When using a 20mm lens to shoot HD footage in windowed sensor mode, for instance, the field of view of Pocket Cinema Camera 4K will be equivalent to a 40mm lens. This setting is available when shooting below your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s maximum resolution, such as when shooting Ultra HD or HD ProRes video. The fastest frame rates are available when shooting HD footage in windowed mode. TIP When using ‘window sensor’ mode, your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s ‘resolution’ settings will be labeled ‘resolution - sensor windowed’ to reflect this. Project Frame Rate The project frame rate provides a selection of frame rates commonly used in the film and television industry. For example, 23.98 frames per second. This frame rate is normally set to match your playback speed and audio sync used in your post production workflow and delivery requirements. Eight project frame rates are available, including 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 frames per second. Off Speed Recording By default, your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s project and sensor frame rates are matched for a natural playback speed. However, tapping the ‘off speed recording’ switch icon lets you set your sensor frame rate independently. Off Speed Frame Rate With ‘off speed recording’ enabled, tap the arrows next to the ‘off speed frame rate’ indicator to set your camera’s sensor frame rate. The sensor frame rate sets how many actual frames from the sensor are recorded every second, and frame rate will affect how fast or slow your video will play back at your set project frame rate. For more information on off speed frame rates, see the ‘frames per second’ section in the ‘touchscreen features’ section of this manual. 52 Settings NOTE For information on the maximum frame rates available for each recording format and codec, refer to the ‘maximum sensor frame rates’ table in the ‘recording’ section of this manual. Preferred Card for Recording Use this setting to select which storage card or drive your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K records to first when both slots are in use. The options are ‘CFast Card’, ‘SD Card’ and ‘Fullest Card’. Picking either ‘CFast Card’ or ‘SD Card’ is a matter of personal preference, but using either consistently will let you know which card to swap out first as your storage fills up. ‘Fullest card’ can help group files chronologically when shooting a single camera project. The setting you choose is applied when a CFast or SD card is inserted. You can override this setting at any time by entering the storage manager and tapping the card name to set it as active. It’s important to note, however, that ejecting and reinserting cards reverts to the current ‘preferred card for recording’ setting. TIP The ‘fullest card first’ setting is based on the percentage that your recording media are filled, rather than their sizes or the amount of data used. Stop Rec If Card Drops Frame Use this setting to configure the behavior of your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K when dropped frames are detected. When set to ‘off,’ recording continues with dropped frames. When set to ‘on,’ your camera stops recording if dropped frames are detected. This can prevent you wasting time shooting unusable footage if you don’t spot the dropped frame indicator. TIP Refer to the ‘Storage Media’ section for more information on how to avoid dropping frames. Record Settings 3 The third page of the ‘record’ settings tab contains the following settings. 53 Settings Timelapse This setting activates the timelapse feature to automatically record a still frame at the following intervals: Frames 2 – 10 Seconds 1 – 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 Minutes 1 – 10 For example, you can set the camera to record a still frame every 10 frames, five seconds, 30 seconds, five minutes etc. The timelapse feature offers many creative options. For example, setting a two frame timelapse interval gives your recorded video a high speed effect when played back. Start recording by pressing the record button. When you press the button again to stop recording, the timelapse sequence is saved as one single clip, matching the codec and frame rate set in your camera. This means you can drop the timelapse sequence into your post production timeline just like any other clip you have recorded. Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K will indicate it is in timelapse mode with an icon over the ‘record’ button TIP When you record clips in timelapse mode, the timecode counter updates when a frame of video is recorded. Detail Sharpening Use this setting to sharpen your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s image. When sharpening is enabled, decrease or increase the level of sharpening by selecting ‘default’, ‘medium’ or ‘high’. When sharpening is enabled, it is applied to ProRes video recorded on camera as well as your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s HDMI output. This setting is intended for live studio production where there is no time for post production and you want to output the image live to air. We recommend leaving it ‘off’ for images you are recording for further post production. Detail sharpening is disabled when the codec is set to Blackmagic RAW. Record LUT to Clip Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K does not apply, or ‘bake in,’ LUTs by default to recorded footage, however you can choose to ‘bake in’ the LUT to your footage by tapping the ‘record lut to clip’ switch icon. This can be a useful option for situations where you do not have the time to grade your footage in post-production, or where you need to give the footage directly to a client or an editor. For more information, refer to the ‘3D luts’ and ‘touchscreen controls’ sections. 54 Settings File Naming Convention Clips are recorded to your CFast card, or SD card or USB-C flash disk in the Blackmagic RAW format or to a ProRes QuickTime movie, depending upon which recording format you have chosen. The table below shows an example of the file naming convention: A001_08151512_C001.mov QuickTime Movie Filename A001_08151512_C001.mov Camera index A001_08151512_C001.mov Reel Number A001_08151512_C001.mov Month A001_08151512_C001.mov Day A001_08151512_C001.mov Hour A001_08151512_C001.mov Minute A001_08151512_C001.mov Clip Number Still image files captured using the still button follow the file naming convention for video clips, however the filename has ‘S001’ representing the ‘still number’ as the last four characters of the filename in place of the clip number. For information on how to change the camera index, see the ‘Project Metadata’ section. Monitor Settings The ‘monitor’ tab lets you adjust status text, overlays, and other monitoring options for your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s LCD touchscreen and the HDMI output. Options are arranged by output between ‘LCD’, ‘HDMI’ and ‘both’, which covers monitor settings that affect the LCD and the HDMI output. These menus have two pages of options, which you can cycle through by tapping the arrows at the edge of your camera’s touchscreen, or swiping left or right. Monitor Settings 1 The first page of the monitor tab contains identical settings for each output. For example, you can set ‘zebra’ on for the LCD touchscreen, but off for the HDMI output. 55 Settings Clean Feed Tap the ‘clean feed’ switch in the ‘LCD’ or ‘HDMI’ menus to disable all status text and overlays for that output, except the record tally indicator. Your camera will display a record tally even in clean feed mode NOTE LUTs will still be applied to outputs with ‘clean feed’ enabled. To disable LUTS, disable the ‘display LUT’ switch in the ‘Monitor’ menu. Display 3D LUT Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can apply 3D LUTs to any output to approximate the look of color graded footage. This is especially useful when recording clips using ‘film’ dynamic range. If your camera has a 3D LUT active, use this setting to independently apply that LUT to your LCD touchscreen or HDMI output. For more information on loading and using 3D LUTs, see the ‘3D LUTs’ section of this manual. Tap the switches on the ‘LCD’ or ‘HDMI’ pages to enable monitoring options for the LCD touchscreen and the HDMI output: focus assist, frame guide, grid, safe area guide, false color. Zebra Tap the ‘zebra’ switch in the ‘LCD’ or ‘HDMI’ menus to enable zebra guides for those outputs. For more information on zebra guides and setting zebra levels, see the ‘touchscreen features’ section in this manual. Focus Assist Tap the ‘focus assist’ switch in the ‘LCD’ or ‘HDMI’ menus to enable focus assist for those outputs. For more information on focus assist and setting focus assist levels, see the ‘touchscreen features’ section in this manual. Frame Guide Tap the ‘frame guide’ switch in the ‘LCD’ or ‘HDMI’ menusin the ‘LCD’ or ‘HDMI’ menus to enable frame guides for those outputs. For more information on frame guides and choosing different guides, see the ‘touchscreen features’ section in this manual. 56 Settings Grid Tap the ‘grid’ switch in the ‘LCD’ or ‘HDMI’ menus to enable a rule of thirds grid for those outputs. For more information on the rule of thirds grid, see the ‘touchscreen features’ section in this manual. Safe Area Guide Tap the ‘safe area’ switch in the ‘LCD’ or ‘HDMI’ menus to enable safe area overlay for those outputs. For more information on the safe area guide, see the ‘touchscreen features’ section in this manual. NOTE Use the ‘safe area guide %’ setting in your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s ‘both’ monitoring settings to set the size of the safe area guide. False Color Tap the ‘false color’ switch in the ‘LCD’ or ‘HDMI’ menus to enable false color exposure assistance for those outputs. For more information on using false color, see the ‘touchscreen features’ section in this manual. LCD Monitor Settings 2 The second page of your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s ‘LCD’ monitor tab contains settings unique to your LCD touchscreen. ‘Status text’ gives you a clear view of your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s preview image Status Text This setting can be useful to hide the status text and meters on your LCD touchscreen, leaving only the information necessary to compose or direct a shot. Tap the ‘status text’ switch icon to toggle the appearance of status text and meters for your camera’s LCD touchscreen. Overlays such as frame guides, grids, focus assist and zebra remain visible, if enabled. Swiping up or down on your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s LCD touchscreen has the same effect. Display Instead of a histogram and audio meters, your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can display codec and resolution information at the left and right bottom edges of the LCD touchscreen. This can be useful if you prefer to use false color for dialling in exposure, or are recording audio separately and want to display additional information in the space normally used by the histogram and audio meter. 57 Settings Simply tap ‘meters’ or ‘codec and resolution’ in the ‘LCD’ menu to select your preferred view. Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can display codec and resolution information in place of the histogram and audio meters Screen Brightness Drag the ‘screen brightness’ slider in the ‘LCD’ menu left or right to adjust the brightness of your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s LCD touchscreen. HDMI Monitor Settings 2 The second page of your ‘HDMI’ monitor tab contains settings unique to your HDMI output. Status Text It can be useful to hide the status text and meters on your HDMI output, leaving only the information necessary to compose or direct a shot. Tap the ‘status text’ switch icon in the HDMI monitor menu to toggle the appearance of status text and meters. Overlays such as frame guides, grids, focus assist and zebra remain visible, if enabled. To hide or reveal status text and meters on the touchscreen, simply swipe up or down. Display Status Text For Cinematographer or Director The LCD touchscreen displays information such as ISO, white balance, and aperture that is useful to a camera operator or cinematographer setting up individual shots on that camera. Your camera’s HDMI output, however, can also show information useful to a director or script supervisor who is keeping track of multiple shots or cameras. Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can display director specific status text on itsHDMI output 58 Settings Setting the status text to ‘director’ in your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s HDMI monitor settings changes the status text for that output to show the following information. · FPS Displays the currently selected frames per second for that camera. If off speed frame rate is disabled, only the project frame rate is shown. If an off speed frame rate is being used, the sensor frame rate is shown, followed by the project frame rate. · CAM Displays the camera index as set in your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s Slate. For more information, see the ‘slate’ section. · OPERATOR Identifies the camera operator as set in your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s Slate. For more information, see the ‘slate’ section. · DURATION DISPLAY Displays the duration of the current clip while recording, or the last recorded clip in the following format: hours:minutes:seconds. · REEL, SCENE, TAKE Displays the current reel, scene and take. For more information on reels, scenes, takes and their labelling conventions, refer to the ‘slate’ section. · DYNAMIC RANGE The bottom left hand corner of the monitor displays your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s currently applied LUT, if applied to that output. If no LUT is applied, ‘film’ or ‘video’ dynamic range is displayed. · TIMECODE The bottom right of the monitor displays your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s timecode, in the following format: hours:minutes:seconds:frames. Both Monitor Settings 1 Monitor settings that affect both your camera’s LCD and the HDMI output are grouped in the ‘both’ menu. For example, setting ‘safe area guide %’ to 90% in this menu sets the safe area guide to 90% for your camera’s LCD and HDMI output. Monitor settings for both are displayed over 2 pages, containing the following settings. Frame Guides Tap the left or right arrows in the ‘frame guides’ menu setting to cycle through seven frame guide options for all outputs on your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. The options are detailed in the ‘touchscreen features’ section of this manual, and are also accessible from the 59 Settings LCD monitoring menu in your LCD touchscreen head up display. It’s worth noting that you can individually select whether frame guides appear on the LCD touchscreen and HDMI output in their respective ‘monitor’ menus. Guide Opacity Tap the left or right arrows in the ‘guide opacity’ menu setting to choose the opacity of the areas blocked out by frame guides on your LCD touchscreen and HDMI output. The options are 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%. Focus Assist Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has two focus assist modes, including ‘peak’ and ‘colored lines.’ · Peak When ‘peak’ style focus assist is selected, areas of the shot that are in focus are heavily sharpened on your LCD touchscreen or HDMI output, but not in the recorded image itself. This causes focused parts of your shot to ‘pop’ out of the softer background on screen. As no additional overlays are used, this can be a very intuitive way to tell when focus is dialled in, especially when the subject you’re focusing on is physically well separated from other elements in shot. · Colored Lines When ‘colored lines’ style focus assist is selected, a colored line is superimposed around the parts of the image that are in focus. This can be a little more intrusive than ‘peak’ style focus assistance as the lines are drawn over your image, but especially in busy shots with a lot of visible elements, it can be a precise focus aid. Focus Assist Level To set the level of focus assistance for your LCD and HDMI output, tap the ‘low,’ ‘medium’ or ‘high’ setting. NOTE Setting the focus assist intensity level does not affect whether focus assistance is enabled on your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s LCD and HDMI output. You need to turn focus assistance on individually for each output in the LCD and HDMI output monitor menus. TIP The optimum level of focus assistance varies shot by shot. When focusing on actors, for example, a higher level of focus assistance can help resolve edge detail in faces. A shot of foliage or brickwork, on the other hand, may show distracting amounts focus information at higher settings. Focus Color Use this setting to change the color of focus line overlays when using ‘colored lines’ style focus assistance. Changing the focus line color can make it easier to tell focus assistance lines apart from your image. The available options are ‘white,’ ‘red,’ ‘green,’ ‘blue’ and ‘black.’ Zebra Levels Set the exposure level that zebra appears at by tapping the arrow icons on either side of this setting. Zebra level is adjustable in five percent steps between 75 and 100 percent exposure. For more information, see the ‘zebra’ guide in the ‘touchscreen features’ section of this manual. 60 Settings Both Monitor Settings 2 The second page of your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s ‘both’ monitor tab contains the following options: Grids To set which combination of grids and crosshairs you want to display on your camera’s LCD touchscreen and HDMI output, tap the ‘thirds,’ ‘crosshairs,’ or ‘center dot’ options in this setting. For more information, see the ‘grids’ guide in the ‘touchscreen features’ section. Safe Area Guide % Adjust the size of the safe area overlay on the touchscreen and HDMI output by tapping the arrows to the left and right of the percentage displayed in this setting. This percentage indicates the size of the safe area in relation to the image frame. Most broadcasters require a 90% safe area. Audio Settings The ‘audio’ tab lets you adjust the audio input and monitoring settings on your camera. The audio settings for your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K are spread over two pages and divided between channels 1 and 2. You can map each audio channel to a different source, as well as adjusting various settings such as gain control. Audio Settings 1 The first page of your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s ‘audio’ tab contains the following settings. 61 Settings Channel Source Use the ‘channel 1 source’ and ‘channel 2 source’ buttons to select your audio source for each audio channel. Below is a description of each channel source setting. · Camera Left or Right Records from your camera’s internal microphones. · Camera Mono Creates a single audio channel from your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s built in microphone’s left and right channels. · XLR Line Uses your camera’s XLR input to record line level audio. · XLR Mic Records mic level audio from your camera’s XLR input. If phantom power is enabled and you have your XLR input set to ‘mic’ you’ll also see a ‘+48V’ indicator here. It is also important to ensure that the 48V switch gets turned ‘off’ when you disconnect your phantom powered microphone. · 3.5mm Left - Line Uses only the left channel of the 3.5mm input as line level audio. · 3.5mm Right - Line Uses only the right channel of the 3.5mm input as line level audio. · 3.5mm Mono - Line Creates a mono mix of the left and right channel from the 3.5mm input as line level audio. · 3.5mm Left - Mic Uses only the left channel of the 3.5mm input as mic level audio. · 3.5mm Right - Mic Uses only the right channel of the 3.5mm input as mic level audio. · 3.5mm Mono - Mic Creates a mono mix of the left and right channel from the 3.5mm input as mic level audio. · None Disables your audio channel. NOTE When selecting the 3.5mm input as an audio source, the channel 1 and channel 2 source both need to be line level or mic level. This means that if you select ‘3.5mm left - line’ as your channel 1 source, the available options for the 3.5mm input on channel 2 will all be line level: ‘3.5mm left - line’, ‘3.5mm right - line’ and ‘3.5mm mono - line’. The mic level options will be grayed out. Channel 1/2 Level The level meters help you set the correct audio level. Channel 1/2 Gain Use these sliders to adjust the recording levels of your chosen channel 1 and 2 sources. 62 Settings Audio Settings 2 The second page of your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s ‘Audio’ tab contains the following settings Headphones Volume This slider adjusts the output levels for headphones attached to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s 3.5mm headphone jack. Move the audio slider left or right to adjust levels. Speaker Volume This slider adjusts the output levels for your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s built in speaker. Move the audio slider left or right to adjust levels. XLR Phantom Power Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s XLR input can provide 48V phantom power so you can use microphones that aren’t self powered. When your camera is set to ‘XLR’ audio input, simply tap the ‘phantom power’ switch icon to enable phantom power. NOTE It is standard practice to plug in your XLR cable before switching phantom power on. It is also important to switch phantom power to ‘off’ when you no longer have a phantom powered microphone connected. Connecting equipment that doesn’t require phantom power when still in phantom power mode can damage your equipment, as the camera outputs a charge when in this mode. Phantom power can also take quite a while to discharge after switching phantom power off on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. Please be aware that you should wait a few minutes when switching off phantom power before plugging in any other microphones or XLR audio equipment. 63 Settings Setup Settings The ‘setup’ tab contains your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s identification settings, software version, function button settings and other camera settings not directly linked to recording or monitoring. This menu has four pages, which you can cycle through by tapping the arrows at the edge of the LCD touchscreen, or swiping left or right. Setup Settings Page 1 The first page of your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s ‘setup’ tab contains the following settings. Date and Time Set your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s date and time by tapping the ‘date and time’ setting. The date format is year, month, day and the time format is 24 hour. Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s date and time are also used for time of day timecode if an external timecode source is not connected. Language Tap the ‘language’ setting to change the language of your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s menus and status text. English is the only language available currently but more are planned for upcoming software updates. Shutter Measurement Use this setting to select whether to display shutter information as ‘shutter angle’ or ‘shutter speed’. It’s worth mentioning that when using shutter angle, the shutter conforms to the frame rate. For example, 180 degrees produces the same motion blur, no matter which frame rate you use. When using shutter speed, however, the shutter is given an absolute value determined independently of the frame rate, so the results differ if you change the frame rate. For example, when shooting at 24 frames per second, a 1/48th of a second shutter speed produces pleasing motion blur at the equivalent of a 180 degree shutter angle. Change the frame rate to 48 frames per second and 1/48th of a second shutter speed no longer offers the same motion blur, now producing the equivalent of a 360 degrees shutter angle. In this example, when the frame rate is changed to 48 fps, you would also need to change the shutter speed to 1/96th of a second to produce the same effect as a 180 degree shutter angle. 64 Settings Flicker Free Shutter Based On Use this setting to change the mains power frequency your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K uses to calculate flicker free shutter settings. When shooting under lights, your shutter can affect the visibility of flicker. Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K automatically calculates a flicker free shutter value for your current frame rate and suggests up to three shutter values. Shutter values are affected by the frequency of the local mains power supply used to drive those lights. In most PAL countries, this frequency is 50Hz, while NTSC countries typically use 60Hz power. Tap ‘50Hz’ or ‘60Hz’ to set the right frequency for your region. NOTE Characteristics of various light sources may still cause flicker even when using flicker free shutter values. We recommend performing a test shoot when not using continuous lights. Image Stabilization Use the ‘Image Stabilization’ option to enable or disable image stabilization on lenses without a physical switch. Timecode Drop Frame Use the ‘timecode drop frame’ option to use drop frame timecode when using NTSC project frame rates of 29.97 and 59.94. Drop frame timecode skips a small number of frames from the timecode at set intervals. This keeps your project timecode accurate despite each second not containing a whole number of frames at NTSC frame rates. Setup Settings Page 2 The second page of your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s ‘setup’ tab contains the following settings. Set Function Button On the top of your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K you’ll notice three function buttons. The dots on the buttons represent function 1, function 2 and function 3. These can be mapped to frequently used features and are quickly accessible when using your camera. 65 Settings

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1 Button 2 Behavior 3 Setting 4 Parameter Function 1/2/3 Behaves as Once you have selected the function button you want to map, you can select a behaviour. The available options are: · Preset When set to this behavior, pressing a function button recalls a combination of a setting and a parameter. To set a preset, select the setting you want to use from the ‘setting’ menu, and adjust that setting by tapping the arrow icons on either side of the ‘parameter’ menu. For example, to set the F1 button to recall a preset aperture of f8, select the ‘preset’ behavior, tap the ‘iris’ setting, and tap the arrows on either side of the ‘parameter’ menu until you get to f8.’ Tapping the preset again returns your camera to the previous setting. · Toggle On/Off When set to this behavior, pressing a function button toggles a particular setting on or off. The ‘setting’ menu is greyed out in this mode. Instead, tap the left or right arrows in the parameter menu to scroll through the available options. These are ‘off speed recording’, ‘ois’, ‘clean feed’, ‘display LUT’, ‘frame guides’, ‘focus assist’, ‘false color’, ‘zebra’, ‘grid’ and ’safe area guide’. 66 Settings The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s function buttons are represented by dots and are located on the top of your camera To set these buttons, select a function button and then the behavior, settings and parameters you want for that function. 34 Use the ‘Toggle On/Off’ behaviour to select the output this setting applies to. Tap any combination of ‘LCD’ and ‘HDMI’ to select. If the output for an option cannot be selected, such as ‘color bars’ which always applies to all outputs, the separate ‘LCD’ and ‘HDMI’ settings are disabled. Setup Settings Page 3 The third page of your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s ‘setup’ tab contains the following settings. Tally Light LED Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has a tally light on the front of the camera that illuminates red when your camera is recording. The tally light can be enabled or disabled by tapping the ‘tally light LED’ switch icon. LED Brightness To set the brightness of your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s tally light LED, tap ‘low,’ ‘medium,’ or ‘high.’ Factory Reset To reset the camera to its default factory settings, tap the ‘reset’ button. After you approve this action on the confirmation page, your camera erases any stored LUTs and presets, and resets all settings. This process can take up to two minutes to complete. When selecting ‘reset’ you will be prompted to confirm your action 67 Settings Remap Pixels The CMOS sensor used in your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is made up of millions of pixels that respond to light. Some pixels can change in brightness over time following sensor calibration in the factory. As a result, they become more visible and become what is known commonly as hot pixels. All camera sensors, regardless of manufacturer, will develop hot pixels. To solve this, we have a calibration feature built into the camera which you can run if you see any hot pixels in the image. To begin this process, simply put on the lens cap and run the pixel remapping feature by tapping the ‘remap pixels’ button. The process takes approximately one minute to complete. Hardware ID The ‘Hardware ID’ indicator displays an 8 character identifier for your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. This is unique to each camera. A longer, 32 character version of this ID is also included in the metadata for Blackmagic RAW and ProRes video. This can be useful for identifying which footage came from a particular camera. Software Displays the current software version installed on your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. See the ‘Blackmagic Camera Setup Utility’ section for more information on updating software. Playback This setting allows you to select whether to play back a ‘single clip’ or ‘all clips’ on the LCD touchscreen from SD card, CFast card or USB-C flash disk. ‘All clips’ plays back through all matching media sequentially, and ‘single clip’ plays one clip at a time. This also applies for the loop function. Selecting loop on ‘all clips’ plays through all of the clips on the recording media and then loop. Selecting ‘single clip’ loops one clip at a time. Setup Settings Page 4 The fourth page of your camera’s ‘setup’ tab contains these Bluetooth® settings. The camera Bluetooth name will be the letter of your camera as selected in the slate, followed by the 8 character hardware ID for your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Bluetooth® Bluetooth control lets you control your camera wirelessly from portable devices. Using the ‘Blackmagic Camera Control App’ you can change settings, adjust metadata and trigger record remotely from an iPad. Enable or disable Bluetooth by tapping the ‘Bluetooth’ switch icon in the ‘setup’ menu. When Bluetooth is enabled, the camera can be detected by Bluetooth devices up to 30 feet away. Because Pocket Cinema Camera 4K uses the same set of commands for Bluetooth control as it does for ‘Blackmagic SDI Camera Control Protocol’, you can write your 68 Settings own applications to control almost every setting in the camera remotely, from monitoring options and audio settings, to the camera’s inbuilt DaVinci Resolve color corrector or even lens control. For more information see the ‘Blackmagic Camera Control’ document available at blackmagicdesign.com/au/developer/ To pair your camera with an iPad for the first time: 1 Enable Bluetooth by tapping the ‘Bluetooth’ switch icon in the ‘setup’ menu. 2 Open the ‘Blackmagic Camera Control App’ and select the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K you would like to pair with. Available cameras are listed by a camera letter, followed by a unique hardware ID. For example A:A0974BEA. Select the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K you would like to pair with NOTE When you install the Blackmagic Camera Control App and run it for the first time, you will be asked if you want to ‘allow location access.’ If you select ‘while using the app,’ GPS readings from your iPad will be included in the metadata of the files you shoot, allowing you to geotag your footage. This information can be viewed in Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve version 15 or higher. If you do not want to allow the use of this information, select ‘never.’ To change settings, go to settings, privacy, location services, camera control on your iPad. 3 When you try to connect for the first time the Blackmagic Camera Control App will request a six digit code to pair with the camera. This code will be displayed on the camera’s LCD screen. Type this code into the iPad and press ‘pair’. 69 Settings 4 When your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K connects to your iPad, it confirms it is paired. 5 If pairing the camera to your iPad fails, the camera presents an error message. Try connecting again. 70 Settings NOTE If you are not using Bluetooth to control your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, it is a good idea to turn Bluetooth off for the purpose of security. Disconnect Current Device Use this setting to disconnect your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K from the iPad it is currently paired with. Clear Paired Devices Use this setting to clear the list of devices that your camera has been paired with. Controlling Your Camera with the Blackmagic Camera Control App Once you have successfully paired your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to your iPad, you can change settings, adjust metadata and trigger record remotely using the iPad app. Once paired, the Blackmagic Camera Control app will display this screen, allowing you to adjust your settings and start recording 71 Settings Tap the slate icon in the lower right corner to access and update the slate Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K uses Bluetooth LE to communicate with devices for wireless control. This is the same type of protocol used in portable devices, and uses a minimal amount of battery power. Presets The ‘presets’ tab lets you save and recall up to 12 collections of settings for your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. This is very useful when one camera is used for multiple projects. For example, you may use your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K for a variety of different shoots, from documentaries to music videos, with very different settings between types of projects. Your camera’s ‘presets’ function lets you save the setup for a particular project or type of shoot and come back to it quickly and easily when required. You have 12 preset slots to use. You can also import and export presets, which is very useful for setting up a multi camera shoot. Simply set up one Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to suit your project, then export that preset for all the other Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s on set. The presets tab allows you to quickly switch between settings that you have saved NOTE Your camera can save up to 12 presets to its internal memory. 72 Settings Preset buttons The button icons along the bottom of your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s ‘preset’ menu correspond with the following functions. Add Load Update Manage Delete Saving and loading presets To create a new preset, tap the ‘add’ icon. This brings up a touch keyboard on your LCD where you can name your preset. Enter a name and tap ‘update’ to save all of your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s current settings to that preset. If your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K already has a preset loaded with the same name, you can choose to overwrite the existing preset or keep both. Enter a name for your preset by tapping the ‘add’ icon in the preset tab and using the touch keyboard Once you have a preset saved, tap its name in the preset menu to select it. To load a preset, tap the ‘load’ icon. Select a preset and tap the ‘load’ icon to load it. Selected presets will appear solid blue, while currently loaded presets have a blue line along the bottom of their icon You can update a preset by tapping the ‘update’ icon. This will bring up a prompt asking you if you want to update the preset with your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s current setting. Tap ‘update’ to confirm. 73 Settings Importing presets To import a preset, tap the ‘manage’ icon at the bottom of the ‘presets’ menu. Tap ‘import presets’, then tap ‘import’ to confirm. This brings up the presets import screen. If your preferred preset is not on the active card or drive, switch between recording media by tapping a media button at the top of the touchscreen. You can import presets from a USB-C flash disk, CFast or SD card. Your camera searches the root directory and ‘Presets’ folder on your selected media, and lists available presets. Any presets you have saved elsewhere are not visible. Tap a preset to select it, then tap ‘import’ to confirm your selection and copy it to the next available slot on the camera. NOTE If all 12 of your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s preset slots are full, the import menu is unavailable, and you need to delete an existing preset to make room. If the preset you want to import has the same name as a preset already saved to your camera, you can choose to overwrite the existing preset or keep both. At the top right of this screen, you’ll see the number of remaining empty preset slots available on your camera. You are able to import as many presets as you have free slots on your camera. Exporting presets To export a preset to a card or USB-C flash disk, tap the preset you want to export, then tap the ‘manage’ button. Tap ‘export selected preset’, then tap the media where you want to export the preset. If a preset with the same name is already present, choose whether to overwrite the preset or keep both. The camera exports the preset to a ‘Presets’ folder. Deleting presets To delete a preset, select it and tap the ‘delete’ icon. When you are prompted to confirm your choice, tap ‘delete’. 3D LUTs The ‘LUTS’ menu lets you import, export and apply 3D LUTs to your camera’s outputs. Your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s LUT tab 74 Settings Introducing 3D LUTs 3D LUTs can be applied to images on your camera’s LCD touchscreen and HDMI output. LUTs work by telling your camera what color and luminance output to show for a particular color and luminance input. For example, a LUT may tell your Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to display a vibrant, saturated blue when it receives a relatively dull blue input. This can be useful when shooting Blackmagic RAW footage, or using ‘film’ dynamic range, both of which have an intentionally undersaturated, ‘flat’ appearance. By applying a LUT, you can get an idea of what your footage will look like after it has been graded. It is easy to create 3D LUTs using DaVinci Resolve or other color correction software, and LUTs are available online from a variety of sources. Up to 10 17 point or 33 point 3D LUTs up to 1.5 megabytes each can be stored on the camera. Once loaded, you can choose to display a given LUT on your camera’s LCD touchscreen and HDMI output. Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K supports 33 point 3D LUTs in .cube format created in DaVinci Resolve and 17 point 3D LUTs converted to Resolve .cube format via LUT conversion programs. Your camera processes 3D LUTs using high quality tetrahedral interpolation. TIP For more information on displaying LUTs, see the ‘monitor settings’ section in this manual. NOTE Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K does not apply, or ‘bake in,’ LUTs by default to recorded footage, however you can choose to ‘bake in’ the LUT to your footage. This can be a useful option for situations where you do not have the time to grade your footage in post-production, or where you need to give the footage directly to a client or an editor. When you are using LUTs as a preview tool on set, the information on the LUT applied is saved as metadata with your recordings. DaVinci Resolve can display this information in the ‘LUT used’ field in the metadata tab, which can be helpful for colorists to verify the name of the LUT that was used on set. Built-in LUTs Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K provides a number of built in LUTs that allow you to preview different looks when shooting in ‘film’ dynamic range or Blackmagic RAW. · Pocket 4K Film to Extended Video – Displays a wider dynamic range than the ‘Pocket 4K Film to Video’ LUT, and applies a mild contrast change with a smooth roll off in the highlights. · Pocket 4K Film to Rec 2020 Hybrid Log Gamma – Displays a hybrid between REC 709 and a log image. · Pocket 4K Film to Rec 2020 PQ Gamma – Displays a gamma curve that is based on what we can perceive with our eyes, for efficient encoding of HDR images. · Pocket 4K Film to Video – Similar to the REC 709 color standard for high definition video, and has a high level of contrast and saturation. You may find this setting useful when using Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K alongside other broadcast cameras using the REC 709 color space. 75 Settings LUTS buttons The button icons along the bottom of your camera’s ‘LUTS’ screen correspond to the following functions: Load Media Manage Delete Importing LUTS To import a 3D LUT, tap the ‘manage’ icon at the bottom of the ‘LUTs’ menu. Tap ‘import LUT’, then tap ‘import’ to confirm. This brings up the LUT import screen. If your preferred 3D LUT is not on the active card or drive, switch between recording media by tapping a media button at the top of the touchscreen. You can import LUTs from a USB-C flash disk, CFast or SD card. Your camera searches the root directory and ‘3DLUTs’ folder on your selected media, and lists available LUTs. Any LUTs you have saved elsewhere are not visible. Tap a LUT to select it, then tap ‘import’ to confirm your selection and copy it to the next available slot on the camera. NOTE If you want to import a new LUT but all 10 3D LUT slots are full, you need to delete an existing LUT to make space. If the LUT you want to import has the same name as a LUT already saved to your camera, you can choose to overwrite the existing LUT or keep both. At the top right of this screen, you’ll see the number of remaining empty LUT slots available on your camera. You are able to import as many LUTs as you have free slots on your camera. NOTE If you have trouble importing a LUT, it may be the wrong size. You can use a LUT editor like Lattice to check its size, or open it in any text editor on your computer. Next to the tag ‘LUT_3D_SIZE’ is a number indicating the LUT’s size. If this value is not 17 or 33, you can use Lattice to resize your 3D LUT to 17 points. Applying a LUT Once you have a LUT saved onto your camera, tap it in the LUT menu to select it, and tap the ‘load’ icon. This enables the LUT for all outputs on your camera. To display the loaded LUT on your camera outputs, switch on ‘display LUT’ in the monitor menu. See the ‘monitor settings’ section for more information. Exporting LUTs To export a LUT to a card or USB-C flash disk, tap the LUT you want to export, then tap the ‘manage’ button. Tap ‘export selected LUT’, then tap the media where you want to export the LUT. If a LUT with the same name is already present, choose whether to overwrite the LUT or keep both. The camera exports the LUT to a ‘3DLUTs’ folder. Deleting LUTS To delete LUTs you are no longer using or make room for more, select the LUTs you want to delete and tap the delete icon. When you are prompted to confirm your choice, tap ‘delete’. 76 Settings Entering Metadata Metadata is information saved inside your clip, such as take numbers, camera settings and other identifying details. This is extremely useful when sorting and processing footage in post production. For example, take, shot and scene numbers are essential organisational tools, while lens information can be used to automatically remove distortion or better match VFX assets to plates. Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K automatically saves some metadata to each clip, such as camera settings, timecode, date and time. You can use your camera’s slate to add many additional details. Slate Swipe left or right on your camera’s touchscreen from the main view to bring up the slate. The slate is divided into ‘clip’ and ‘project’ tabs. The ‘clip’ tab contains information that may vary clip by clip, while ‘project’ is where you enter details common between clips, such as the project name, director, and camera and operator ID. TIP Metadata entered into the slate is viewable on your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s HDMI output when set to ‘director view.’ See the ‘monitor settings’ section in this manual for more information. ‘Clip’ metadata Making changes to clip metadata works differently in standby mode to playback mode. In standby mode, when your camera is ready to record, clip metadata gets saved to the next clip recorded, except the ‘good take last clip’ button applies a ‘good take’ tag to the most recently recorded clip. In ‘playback’ mode, when you are reviewing footage already shot, the ‘good take’ button is shown and clip metadata is always attached to the current clip being viewed. When the camera is in playback mode, ‘slate for’ identifies the clip the slate applies to and shows the ‘good take’ button. In standby mode, the slate is for ‘next clip’ and shows the ‘good take last clip’ button. Slate for This setting shows the clip which the metadata currently displayed in the ‘clip’ applies to. In ‘playback’ mode it applies to the current clip, and in ‘standby’ mode it refers to the next clip you record. 77 Entering Metadata Lens Data These settings display information about the current lens fitted to your camera. Many electronic lenses automatically supply information such as the lens model, aperture and focal length. If you are using a lens that does not provide this information, or you want to enter additional data, you can tap the pencil icon in this setting to enter the information manually. This will bring up the ‘lens data’ menu, which contains the following information: The ‘lens data’ menu showing information automatically populated from an attached lens, and filter information that has been manually entered · Lens Type Shows the lens model. If your lens type is not automatically shown here, you can tap this setting to enter the data manually. Your camera has an internal database stored for many commonly used lenses, so if you need to enter data manually, your camera will suggest names automatically as you type. This makes entering data much faster. Use the touch keyboard to enter lens data if it is not provided automatically · Iris Shows the iris aperture setting at the start of your clip. This information can be displayed in f- or T-stops depending on the lens used, if supplied automatically. Tap this setting to enter data manually. · Focal length Shows the focal length setting of the lens at the start of the recorded clip. When automatically supplied, this is shown in millimeters. Tap this setting to enter the focal length manually. 78 Entering Metadata Filter information needs to be entered manually NOTE You can clear lens data at any time by tapping the ‘reset lens data’ icon in the ‘lens data’ menu. You will be prompted to confirm your choice. If you confirm, all lens data will be cleared and repopulated with any lens data automatically provided by the currently fitted lens. If you have manually entered any information into these fields, you will need to reset the lens data the next time you mount a lens, otherwise the manually entered value will remain. Reel Displays the current reel. Your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K automatically increments reel numbers, so there is usually no need to enter this manually. When you are moving to a new project and want to start from reel ‘1’ again go into the project tab of the slate and tap ‘reset project data’. Scene The ‘scene’ indicator shows the current scene number, and can also show the current shot number and type. The number on this indicator always refers to the current scene. You can adjust it with the left and right arrows on either side of the scene number, or tap the scene number to enter the scene number editor. Scene numbers range from 1 to 9999. By adding a letter to the scene number in the scene number editor, you can also indicate the current shot. For example 23A indicates scene twenty three, shot one. If you have a shot letter added to your scene number, your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K suggests the next scene number and shot letter whenever you enter the scene number editor. For example, if your current scene number is 7B, the camera suggests ‘8’ and ‘7C’. 79 Entering Metadata · Distance Shows the focus distance settings of the lens for the recorded clip. Some lenses can provide this data automatically and it will be provided in millimeters. You can also enter this data manually. · Filter Shows the current lens filters used. Tap this setting to enter data manually. You can make multiple entries separated by commas. The scene number indicator can also show information about the current shot type in the top right corner. You can select these in the scene number editor at the right hand side of the shot keyboard. The shot types available are: WS wide shot MS medium shot MCU medium close up CU close up BCU big close up ECU extreme close up When entering ‘scene’ metadata, the camera prompts you with scene number suggestions to the left of the touch keyboard, and shot types to the right Take The ‘take’ indicator shows the take number for the current shot. You can adjust it by tapping the left or right arrows on either side of the take number, or tapping the indicator to enter the take number editor. TIP When the shot number or scene letter advance the take number reverts to ‘1.’ You can add descriptions in the take number editor. These are on the right of the take number keyboard and correspond to the following scenarios: P/U ‘Pick up.’ This refers to a reshoot of a previous take to add additional material after principal photography has wrapped. VFX ‘Visual effects.’ This refers to a take or shot for visual effect use. SER 'Series.' This refers to a situation in which multiple takes are shot while the camera is kept running. 80 Entering Metadata


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