Shooting with the BMPCC

When it comes to camera equipment, I’m a total sucker for a good deal. The Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC) was already competitively priced when it was first released at the extremely affordable $999.95 price tag. So when Black Magic decided to slash the price to $500 for the month of July, I was all in. I had previously acquainted myself to all of the camera’s major drawbacks – limited ISO/white balance options, a touchscreen designed menu system without actual touchscreen functionality, absolutely atrocious battery life and generally being a beast when it comes to eating through SD Card memory (which has since been addressed in a recent firmware update by including several more options for Prores codecs.)  Most of these didn’t concern me so much, as there are basic workarounds for all of the above, but being an avid Canon shooter, I needed to know that I would[…]