Ultimate Blackmagic Pocket 4K Rig!

Are you looking for the ultimate rig setup for your Blackmagic Pocket 4K camera? Look no further! We have created a comprehensive guide to help you build the perfect rig that will take your filmmaking to the next level. From stabilizers to sound equipment, we have covered everything you need to create professional quality footage with your Blackmagic Pocket 4K. Follow our tips and tricks to optimize your camera’s performance and create stunning visuals that will impress even the toughest critics. Upgrade your filmmaking game with our ultimate Blackmagic Pocket 4K rig guide!

The Ultimate Blackmagic Pocket 4K Rig

Hey guys, Caleb here with DSLR Video Shooter, and today we are going to talk about the ultimate rig for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K. There are two major problems when it comes to rigging these cameras: the fixed screen on the back and the lack of a good place to add additional power. But fear not, with the right accessories, these problems can be solved.

The Battery Solution

The first unique feature of this rig is the way the battery is mounted. Instead of having a bulky battery hanging off the back of the camera, this rig allows the battery to flip up, keeping the rig compact and well-balanced. This ensures that the weight distribution is optimal and the battery doesn’t get in the way of shooting.

The Monitor

The second key component of this setup is the Portkeys BM5 monitor. This monitor has a Bluetooth module that allows you to control the camera settings from the monitor itself. This means you can change settings like white balance, ISO, and shutter speed without having to look at the camera display. This is especially useful when the battery is flipped up and blocking the camera screen.

Modularity and Focus Control

This rig is completely modular, so you can quickly strip it down to just the camera in a cage for use on a gimbal or in a camera bag. Additionally, the addition of the Tilta Nucleus Nano wireless focus control with a hand grip allows for easy and precise focus control without getting in the way of shooting.

Parts List

  • – Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K or 6K
  • – Camera cage with top handle and base plate
  • – Portkeys BM5 monitor with Bluetooth module
  • – SmallRig monitor mount
  • – D-Tap power cable and HDMI cable
  • – SmallRig 15mm rail block
  • – NiceyRig cheese plate and V-lock plate
  • – V-mount battery (Intellitech Pocket V recommended)
  • – Camvate 15mm rod clamp for power outlet
  • – CoolTron D-Tap splitter
  • – Metabones or Viltrox speed booster (optional)
  • – Tilta lens support (optional)
  • – Tilta Nucleus Nano kit
  • – Tilta side focus handle
  • – SmallRig mini quick release NATO rail and NiceyRig NATO rail clamp

Assembly

Begin by mounting the camera to the cage and attaching the top handle and base plate. Then, attach the Portkeys BM5 monitor to the cage using the SmallRig monitor mount. Connect the D-Tap power cable and HDMI cable to the camera. Mount the V-lock plate and battery to the rig, ensuring it can flip up for easy access. Attach the Nucleus Nano wireless focus motor to the lens support and connect it to the focus handle. Finally, attach the handle to the camera rig using the NATO rail and clamp.

With this setup, you will have a fully functional cinema package for shooting 12-bit raw with a larger field of view, wireless focus control, and more. The total cost of this rig is around $2400, but can be reduced by skipping optional items. This rig offers a complete and versatile solution for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera users.

FAQ

What is an Ultimate Blackmagic Pocket 4K Rig?

An Ultimate Blackmagic Pocket 4K Rig is a custom setup for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K that includes various accessories such as cages, mounts, follow focus systems, external monitors, and more.

Why do I need an Ultimate Blackmagic Pocket 4K Rig?

An Ultimate Blackmagic Pocket 4K Rig is designed to enhance the functionality of the camera and provide additional features that can improve your overall filmmaking experience. It also helps to protect the camera and make it easier to use in different shooting scenarios.

What accessories should I consider for my Ultimate Blackmagic Pocket 4K Rig?

  • Cage: Provides protection and mounting points for additional accessories.
  • External monitor: Allows for better monitoring of your shot and focus.
  • Follow focus system: Helps to keep your shots in focus while shooting.
  • Battery grip: Extends the battery life of the camera for longer shoots.

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