Black Magic Pocket 4K Waterproof Camera Housing from Nauticam
2019 Underwater Black Magic handheld 4K digital film camera Housing from Nauticam
Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, Blackmagic is giving Divers affordable 4K Raw video. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 2019 delivers true DCI 4K capture at 60fps recorded in either 12-bit Blackmagic raw format or a variety of 10-bit ProRes flavors. Video can be recorded internally to SD or CFast 2.0 cards or via USB-C to a compact SSD. The MicroFourThirds mount means a large selection of lenses. This Housing is Being used with Olympus 14 -42, Panasonic 7 -14, Panasonic 8MM Fisheye. More options to come soon
The Nauticam NA-BMPCCII goes beyond just housing the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K by also supporting additional batteries, a portable SSD and the ability to use external monitors or recorders.
|Dimensions||370mm(W) x 220mm(H) x 124mm (D)|
|Weight in air||3.2 kg|
|Weight in water||TBA|
Hollywood Divers Has these Housings on Advanced Order and they will be arriving late March 2019
What's In the Box:
- NA-BMPCCII Housing with 4x18650 Battery Holder
AUXILIARY BATTERY CAGE
The NA-BMPCCII ships with an auxiliary battery cage that holds 4 x 18650 lithium batteries. The cage sits securely below the camera and can provide additional run time. Batteries are not included.
- 90134 Spare Housing O-ring, Lubricant and Removal Tool
- CR2032 Battery (for vacuum system circuitry )
- Padded Travel Case
- Allen Wrench Set
Not Included - M16 Vacuum Valve / Add this For Sure
Not Included - Lens Port , Wet Wide Angle Attachment or Lens Control Gears
Not Included - 18650 Batteries or Charger for Extended Operation
- Nauticam #36136 Flat Port 56 for Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 Lens
- Nauticam #83201 Wide Wet Stackable Lens 1 with 130 Degree FOV
- Nauticam #83213 M67 Port to Bayonet Mount Converter
- Nauticam #28130 Hand Strap for 28113 (For NA-1DXII/D500/D5/80D/A9)
- Nauticam #17916 Monitor hood for NA-501 /502 housing
- Nauticam #25218 Mounting Ball Set for Tripod (for NA-A9/A7RIII)
- USB 3.1 Gen2 Type C to C cable with 2x right angle Type C male to female connectors (to use with Samsung SSD T5 Media Storage)
- Nauticam #17922 Nauticam Atomos Ninja V housing (HDMI 2.0) for Atomos Ninja V 5” 4Kp60 4:4:2 10-bit Recorder/Monitor/Player
This Nauticam housing features several bulkheads including the large-bore M28 which supports the use of an HDMI 2.0 recorder such as the Atomos Ninja V through the Nauticam Atomos Ninja V Housing (PN 17922).
It features the N85 Port System which offers a variety of port configurations for a large selection of lenses. The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a four thirds lens mount making it compatible with the Panasonic LUMIX G X VARIO PZ 14-42mm F3.5-5.6 ASPH. Power O.I.S. lens that when paired with the WWL-1 provides ultra-sharp full-zoom-through wide-angle performance. The WWL-1, when used with the bayonet mount system can be exchanged underwater for the optional CMC-1 or CMC-2 to allow for the capturing of up to 130º wide-angle, macro and super-macro all on the same dive.
The housing features several bulkheads including the large-bore M28 which supports the use of an HDMI 2.0 recorder such as the Atomos Ninja V through the Nauticam Atomos Ninja V Housing (PN 17922).
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has a 4/3 size sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and dual native ISO up to 25,600. That means you get incredible low light performance. The external controls give you quick access to essential functions, while the large 5 inch touchscreen makes it easy to frame shots, focus accurately and change camera settings. Images are recorded onto standard SD/UHS-II or CFast 2.0 cards in RAW and ProRes at up to 120 frames per second! In addition, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has an MFT lens mount, built-in microphones, mini XLR input, full sized HDMI, 3D LUT support, Bluetooth, USB-C Expansion Port and more.
From Vance Burberry's Review of the Nauticam Black Magic Pocket 4k Cinema Camera Underwater Housing
As a professional cinematographer I am always evaluating new camera technology and tools that help expand my creative process. I have been filming for over 32 years, working mostly on land but also choosing to specialize in underwater imaging, having been diving for 40 years and a certified NAUI Instructor Trainer for 20.
The cinematography world is very demanding with overly ambitious schedules and tight budgets. Working underwater greatly magnifies those pressures. In my career I've filmed everything form feature work to music videos, commercials and documentaries, both on land and underwater.
I have a partnership in a Nauticam Alexa Mini Housing with Hollywood Divers where I also Teach Courses in Los Angeles. The Larger Nauticam Alexa Mini is a wonderful system, that is beautifully designed. The quality of the Alexa camera's images is exceptional but the size and complexity of this camera system means setup time can be a burden on already tight schedules. Also the operating costs are fairly high. Because of this, I have long been hoping for a more compact solution that captures beautiful images of similar quality. Enter the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4k and the Nauticam NA-BMPCCII.
I was fortunate to be able to test a pre-production version of the new Nauticam NA-BMPCCII housing on Catalina Island, California.
The Conditions During our Shoot Days were Cold and Very Murky but the New System, Paired with the Panasonic 7 -14 MM Lens worked well and performed without a hitch.
I was blown away by the results, finding the NA-BMPCCII with the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to be an underwater system that fits seamlessly into the professional cinematography toolbox while still being compact, efficient and incredibly cost effective.
The NA-BMPCCII housing, like all other Nauticam products is beautifully designed and engineered. Having owned several Nauticam housings for a variety of cameras, I've found the quality to be consistent across the board including the new NA-BMPCCII. The overall layout of camera controls, the built in external power supply and the internal mount for a Samsung T5 SSD drive highlight the amount of consideration for the underwater shooter's needs that goes into the design.
The test was for a week but weather and water conditions were a challenge throughout. Regardless, I was able to get it in the water during a trip out to the dive park at Casino Point in Avalon on Catalina Island California. Conditions were poor but testing proceeded. I had preset the camera recording format settings during my prep session before my trip. Some formatting settings need to be set beforehand as the touch screen is not accessible underwater. This is not an issue at all as most professional cameras require a similar approach. As I only had access to one N85 dome port for the test, I used a 7-14mm Panasonic Lumix F4 lens with manual focus control. Although the NA-BBMPCCII gives you have easy access to the auto focus of the camera, I personally prefer manual focus as it’s still the standard in the professional cinematography world. Prior to entering the water and throughout the dive, the vacuum system confirms the water-tight integrity of the housing which gives great peace of mind, knowing your camera is secure from water damage due to leaks.
Dropping to about 30' and just hovering a 3 or 4 ft from the bottom, I wanted got a feel for working with the various controls, starting with white balance, a critical element underwater. A lever near the right handle opens up the Color Temperature Menu, which is navigated by a neighboring control wheel below the shutter. For these conditions, I set the camera to a color temperature of 8000k. If you have a white-balance card, pressing and holding the control will create a custom white balance. Tapping the white-balance control lever again exits the menu and the control reel returns to controlling the lens iris, if using electronic lenses.
I had preset the high frame rate on the camera to 60fps to facilitate smooth slow motion for a project setting of 23.98FPS. A dedicated HFR button allows quick switching between the different frame rates. On the other toggle of the white balance thumb lever, you can access the shutter angle. The shutter angle is managed in the same was as white balance, using the control wheel. Precise and simple as I've come to expect from my Nauticam housings.
Custom function buttons (of which there are 3), momentary auto-iris, momentary auto focus, zoom for manual focus, still shooting, camera run/stop, and very critical, ISO adjustments. Everything is clearly marked and easily accessible from outside the housing by a combination of dials, buttons and levers. Within five minutes I'd found committed to memory where everything was just by feel, a testament to the thoughtful design of the housing.
The housing was very well balanced with a very slight negative buoyancy which I prefer. Over the years, I have developed a light touch with the camera to allow for precise control. The well balanced feel of the setup made it feel like the larger cinema camera housings I've become accustomed to in terms of the ease of maintaining stability throughout a shot. Impressive for such a compact underwater system. The NA-BMPCCII was a joy to shoot with, moving through the kelp and terrain and while being able to make adjustments quickly and easily was a dream, especially in what were quite challenging conditions. The housing performed incredibly well and I could not be more pleased and am anxiously awaiting one of my very own. I will have a camera system that can not only be easily taken anywhere to shoot with for fun, but also will serve as another valuable tool in my professional toolbox.
To sum up, the Nauticam BMPCC11 is a must have in my opinion, If you are a recreational diver who is simply passionate about underwater imaging or are a professional cinematographer the NA-BMPCCII is built for you. I believe this setup to be a revolution in underwater cinematography as now anyone can have access to the tools to shoot cinema quality underwater video.