There’s been a lot of buzz going on about the release of the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera. In fact, anticipation is so high for the camera, that it’s been on backorder for weeks now. However, thanks to our friends at Cheesycam.com, we were lucky enough to get our hands on one. #BeJealous!!! Upon our tests, there were many interesting things that we noticed. First off, it’s an awesome camera. Secondly, we took a few notes about SD card compatibility that you definitely should be aware of. Joey and I give you the full lowdown in the video below.
One of the biggest things that we noticed is that the standard grade SD Cards that we typically use on our point & shoot and DSLR cameras did not work with the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera. Using the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test app, we tested out multiple SD cards to see which would work best when recording ProRes. Based on our findings, it’s safe to say that as long your card can sustain a minimum of 30 MegaBytes per second write speeds, then recording at ProRes is definitely a go.
At 82 MB/s, the Sony SDHC UHS-1 proved to be best option of the cards we tested to use for the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera.
EXCUSIVE: Here’s a quick teaser clip from our shoot using the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera. Download the 10 second ProRes file HERE. And feel free to change the color saturation, exposure values, etc. Upload to YouTube and send us a link in our comments section. We’d love to see what you can do with it.
Stay tuned, because we’ll be joining forces with Cheesycam.com this weekend to gather some test shots with the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera! We’ll share what is sure to be some awesome ProRes footage with you guys next week. Meanwhile, below are some of the SD cards that we will be shooting with.