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Recommended Media For The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

With three different types of media make sure to buy from the approved list.

Since Blackmagic Design’s brand new Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is ending up into some people’s hands it’s time to talk about what media works with this 4K camera. This, of course, is an important item. Do not mess around with media. Do not go cheap. Do not go with something not listed here and then go running around saying the new Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is skipping frames. It is on you if you do not follow the approved media list. Plus, who wants to spend the time and effort put into a project just for your footage to not turn out. Pocket Camera

Here is the exhaustive list of approved media. It is straight from Blackmagic Design. If I were you, and I am at times, I will look to this list to buy what I need to go with my Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.

The following CFast 2.0 cards are recommended for 4K DCI Lossless RAW up to 30 fps.

Angelbird AV PRO CF 128GB
Angelbird AV PRO CF 256GB
Angelbird AV PRO CF 512GB
KomputerBay 3400x CFast 2.0 128GB
ProGrade Digital 550MB/s CFast 2.0 256GB
ProGrade Digital 550MB/s CFast 2.0 512GB
SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 SDCFSP-64G-x46D 64GB
SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 SDCFSP-128G-x46D 128GB
SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 SDCFSP-256G-x46D 256GB
Sony CFast 2.0 G Series CAT-G64 64GB
Sony CFast 2.0 G Series CAT-G128 128GB
WISE CFast 2.0 3400x 128GB
WISE CFast 2.0 3400x 256GB
WISE CFast 2.0 3400x 512GB

 

The following CFast 2.0 cards are recommended for 4K DCI 3:1 RAW up to 60 fps.

Angelbird AV PRO CF 128GB
Angelbird AV PRO CF 256GB
Angelbird AV PRO CF 512GB
KomputerBay 3400x CFast 2.0 128GB
ProGrade Digital 550MB/s CFast 2.0 256GB
ProGrade Digital 550MB/s CFast 2.0 512GB
SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 SDCFSP-64G-x46D 64GB
SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 SDCFSP-128G-x46D 128GB
SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 SDCFSP-256G-x46D 256GB
Sony CFast 2.0 G Series CAT-G64 64GB
Sony CFast 2.0 G Series CAT-G128 128GB
WISE CFast 2.0 3400x 128GB
WISE CFast 2.0 3400x 256GB
WISE CFast 2.0 3400x 512GB

The following CFast 2.0 cards are recommended for 4K DCI ProRes HQ up to 60 fps.

Angelbird AV PRO CF 128GB
Angelbird AV PRO CF 256GB
Angelbird AV PRO CF 512GB
KomputerBay 3400x CFast 2.0 128GB
ProGrade Digital 550MB/s CFast 2.0 256GB
ProGrade Digital 550MB/s CFast 2.0 512GB
SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 SDCFSP-64G-x46D 64GB
SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 SDCFSP-128G-x46D 128GB
SanDisk Extreme Pro CFast 2.0 SDCFSP-256G-x46D 256GB
Sony CFast 2.0 G Series CAT-G64 64GB
Sony CFast 2.0 G Series CAT-G128 128GB
WISE CFast 2.0 3400x 128GB
WISE CFast 2.0 3400x 256GB
WISE CFast 2.0 3400x 512GB

 

Pocket CameraThe following SD cards are recommended for 4K DCI 4:1 RAW up to 60 fps.

Sony Tough SF-G64T 64GB
Sony Tough SF-G128T 128GB
Exceria Pro UHS-II N502 SDXC Exceria Pro UHS-II N502 SDXC 32GB

 

The following SD cards are recommended for 1080p Lossless RAW up to 60 fps.

WISE SDXC UHS-II 64GB
WISE SDXC UHS-II 128GB
Sony Tough SF-G64T 64GB
Sony Tough SF-G128T 128GB
Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II N502 SDXC 32GB
Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II N502 SDXC 64GB
Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II N502 SDXC 128GB
Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II N502 SDXC 256GB

 

The following SD cards are recommended for 4K DCI Lossless RAW up to 24 fps.

WISE SDXC UHS-II 64GB
WISE SDXC UHS-II 128GB
Toshiba Exceria Pro UHS-II N502 SDXC 32GB
Sony Tough SF-G64T 64GB
Sony Tough SF-G128T 128GB

 

The following SD cards are recommended for 4K DCI ProRes HQ up to 60 fps.

WISE SDXC UHS-II 64GB
WISE SDXC UHS-II 128GB
Sony Tough SF-G64T 64GB
Sony Tough SF-G128T 128GB

 

The following USB‑C drives are recommended for 4K DCI Lossless RAW up to 30 fps.

Angelbird SSD2GO PKT 512GB
Angelbird SSD2GO PKT 2TB
WISE Portable SSD 256GB
WISE Portable SSD 512GB
Samsung Portable SSD T5 1TB

 

The following USB‑C drives are recommended for 4K DCI 3:1 RAW up to 60 fps.

Angelbird SSD2GO PKT 512GB
Angelbird SSD2GO PKT 2TB
WISE Portable SSD 256GB
WISE Portable SSD 512GB
Samsung Portable SSD T5 500GB
Samsung Portable SSD T5 1TB

 

The following USB‑C drives are recommended for 4K DCI ProRes HQ up to 60 fps

Angelbird SSD2GO PKT 512GB
Angelbird SSD2GO PKT 2TB
Glyph Atom 500GB
Samsung Portable SSD T5 500GB
Samsung Portable SSD T5 1TB
Sandisk Extreme Portable SSD 1TB
WISE Portable SSD 256GB
WISE Portable SSD 512GB

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