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  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K

  • Winston A. Cely

    April 22, 2022 at 5:13 pm

    Hello everyone,

    I’m a high school filmmaking instructor, and we are looking to purchase Pocket Cinema Camera 4K cameras for next year. We have previously been using (and will continue to do so) Sony’s a6300s which has suited us well for quite some time. Suffice it to say, I have plenty of experience with those, but none on the Pocket 4k. I’d like to get some training on them before I begin teaching how to use them, and I’m wondering if there are any options for this? I would much rather have in-person training, and certification if available, but if virtual is the only thing available I’d love to know what the options are. I’m based in South Carolina but can travel if necessary.


  • Shawn Miller

    April 22, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    Hey, Winston. I don’t know of any in-person camera classes in your area, but the Blackmagic camera systems are straightforward to learn. I’ve seen experienced videographers become competent with BMD cameras in about an hour. The menu system is so dead simple and intuitive – it takes about ten minutes for most people to understand. If you can, I recommend renting the BMPCC4k for a weekend and watching something like Frame Voyager’s complete video manual.

    If you’re looking for certification, I believe LinkedIn Learning also has a course on BMD cameras.


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  • Winston A. Cely

    April 25, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Thanks for the feedback, Shawn! I appreciate it. I’ll check that video out, and someone else mentioned that Ripple Training has a video as well. I’ve got my homework cut out for me this summer. 👍

  • Shawn Miller

    April 25, 2022 at 7:55 pm

    Hey, Winston. Good luck! I hope the BMD system works out for you and your students! 😃


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