February 22, 2015 at 11:31AM


Low budget kit building options for the BMPCC

I've been trying to find gear to make my bmpcc more functional without breaking the bank.
Share some of your favorite budget accessories and kit options for the blackmagic pocket cinema camera!


Check out this cage from Shape. It has places for accessories and a shoe mount for you to attach a grip or any thing else you'd like. You might be able to find it on eBay for a little cheaper.


February 22, 2015 at 8:39PM

Hovig Kazandjian
Writer, Director

Check out this rig from Tilta: http://www.tilta.com/product/d-46-_en.html
I have the Tilta rig for the BMPC4K. It's very sturdy with lots of mounting points. The BMPCC Tilta rig also looks like a good option.

Hope this helps, Ben
Producer, Global Pictures
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February 23, 2015 at 5:26PM

Ben Kumanovski
Director | Cinematographer

I have the BMPCC rig from Tilta. Not only does it make the camera more functional, it also looks insanely sexy.

Other essential gear: Some sort of speed booster/focal reducer. Since you don't want to break the bank, check out the cheaper Chinese made RJ Speed Booster. You can buy that for around $140 (vs the $600+ cost of Metabones). The only downside is that you lose the option for auto-focus. BUT, it will give you a field of view similar to an APS-C sized sensor and give you options for mounting all kinds of cheap vintage glass that don't utilize auto-focus.

The next essential was purchasing the Zacuto Z-Finder. This is very good if you're planning to shoot hand held run and gun type shooting. It gives you a third point of contact that helps stabilize the camera. There might be cheaper options out there now, but when I bought it a year ago, it was about the only option I had. Much cheaper than an EVF/monitor.

February 24, 2015 at 10:04PM

Brad Tennant
Director / Cinematographer

The SmallRig BMPCC Cage is a great starting point. I use the cage with a Zacuto slingshot, and it's light, functional and incredibly solid for the price. The built-in cord locks work like a charm, and it provides clear access to the battery and SD card. It's a great value, and something you can incorporate into almost any rig configuration.


May 21, 2015 at 10:43AM, Edited May 21, 10:44AM

Marc B
Shooter & Editor

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