A Firm Grip – Improving my Shoulder Rig

Assembling my new DIY shoulder rig with components from Zenit (Krasnogorsk-3 Pistol Grip and Telescopic Shoulder Brace), Manfrotto (088LBP Female 1/4″-20 to Male 3/8″ Adapter with Flange) and POOLi™ (D-BASE-2 and POOLiCAGE), I wasn’t fully satisfied with the fit between the grip and the base, even though I had drilled a new hole for the … More A Firm Grip – Improving my Shoulder Rig

Pimping up the BMPCC – My Wish List for 2017 and beyond…

To recapitulate the past year. Autumn of 2016 saw a major investment in a new digital film camera, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, plus two SDXC flash memory cards and a dual USB charger to go with the two EN-EL20 spare batteries. I also aquired a brand new workstation that would match up the CinemaDNG RAW workflow … More Pimping up the BMPCC – My Wish List for 2017 and beyond…

Trusting the Force – Introducing the PATONA Dual USB Charger

While ordering the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC), well aware that the camera didn’t come with a separate battery charger, I took care to order a no-name brand single charger together with a pair of spare Li-Ion EN-EL20 batteries. It was a single battery charger which also came delivered with a car charger adapter for … More Trusting the Force – Introducing the PATONA Dual USB Charger

Sub Zero – Protecting your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera against the freezing cold

The winter season having already arrived, it begs the question on how to best protect a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC) against temperatures below the freezing point of water. Blackmagic Design specifications limits the Operating Temperature of the BMPCC (as well as all other of its range of cameras) to 0° C (32° F). As … More Sub Zero – Protecting your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera against the freezing cold

A Case of Protection – My new ‘no-name’ brand Hard Case

Today I bought a instrument hard case for my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and its accessories at Clas Ohlson for 550 SEK (£40 / $60), with the article no. 31-4142. Although it was Black Friday the price wasn’t lowered for this particular case, but that’s o.k. as the price is a steal anyway. It’s a … More A Case of Protection – My new ‘no-name’ brand Hard Case