End of Life for the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Design discontinues original Pocket Cinema Camera

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The word is going around that Blackmagic Design have discontinued the original Pocket Cinema Camera. The production of new camera's has been ceased. Current stock is going to be sold as usual, but then it seems to be done. Its product page is already missing from the Blackmagic website.

The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC) was introduced in april 2013. Back then it was the only affordable camera that would record CinemaDNG RAW footage at HD resolutions. It had a rough start with only small batches shipping initially. Also it was a troublesome camera when it came to memory cards, it was very picky (and still is).

However it changed the camera landscape ever so slightly and even garnered a near cult following. The highest end of image quality became available to lower budget filmmakers. But also big budget productions took the chance and grabbed a few BMPCC's to use as 'crash cams', which were much easier to integrate with the high-end footage they were shooting.

It shall be missed.

Five years after its introduction, the announcement for its replacement was made: the Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.

 

As of the time of writing, this news should be marked as: very likely true, yet unconfirmed by Blackmagic officials. I'm trying to get confirmation. There is an active topic ongoing on the Blackmagic Design Support Forums

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