The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K took NAB 2018 by storm. It really was the talk of the show and everyone prior to it was hoping for an update and they got it. The camera is now shipping but it’s not available in large quantities yet. Demand is high and production doesn’t look to be matching it. While this seems to be an issue with Blackmagic I thought they solved this with the release of the URSA Mini Pro but the Pocket 4K seems to be business as usual when it comes to delivery.
Today DJI introduced a new highly portable all in one gimbal called The Osmo Pocket. It’s designed to be easy to use and portable so you wouldn’t think twice about bringing it along. The Osmo Pocket also takes photographs.
The Atomos Ninja V was announced back in April, just prior to the NAB show. At that time we were unable to see the 5.2″ HDMI monitor/recorders 1000 nit screen and new user interface, as the device was still in the early stages of development. Even though Erik had some hands-on time with a pre-production version of the Ninja V, I thought we should do our due diligence and do a full review of a production model.
Jem Schofield, who is a regular contributor on the AbelCine blog has produced a series called 4K for $10K. With so many cameras on the market that are capable of UHD 4K HDR acquisition, and cost less than $10,000, it can be a hard decision to choose what camera is right for you. Jem helps cut through all of the confusion by having a detailed look at what cameras would be valuable to not only himself but to a large part of the industry that uses cameras in this price range.