The Tilta camera cage for the BMPCC 6K/4K has become a favorite among filmmakers. The low-profile system adds several modular options, including a half camera cage, full wrap, top handle, SSD holder, and a 90° HDMI port, among others.
Better yet, Tilta's display modification kit is one of our personal favs and may have even influenced Blackmagic's design of the BMPCC 6K Pro, as it now has a tilting screen. While it doesn't flip as much as the Tilta mod, it's definitely an improvement from Blackmagic.
With the success of the BMPCC 6K/4K kits, Tilta has teased a new tactical kit for the BMPCC 6K Pro that promises to improve on the first-gen in several ways. While pricing and availability are yet to be determined, let's take a look at what Tilta has in mind.
Tilta says the system will have compatible ARRI rosette mounts, a built-in Arca Swiss quick release plate, be compatible with the Blackmagic battery expansion pack, and offer an EVF extension cable/arm to the mix.
EVF ExtensionCredit: TiltaAmong the improvements, the EVF extension looks to be the most advantageous. Based on the picture, the arm will be able to rotate 360° from multiple points, allowing filmmakers to position the EVF for best viewing.
As you'd expect from Tilta, the cage features a number of 1/4-20" and 3/8" mounting points. The right side of the cage can be removed to become a half cage just like the BMPCC 6K/4K setup. The top handle can be switched from vertical to horizontal operational modes. You'll be able to install 15mm rods with the battery grip. You'll get the 90° HDMI port and SSD holder, plus a compact monitor hood. On the bottom, there are options for a number of quick release plates, or to mount the camera directly to a gimbal. They even added spots to store a hex key and screwdriver to securely tighten your rig without worrying about tools getting lost.
We expect the BMPCC 6K Pro cage to be priced similarly to the previous design, possibly around $500 for the advanced setup. Once pricing and availability are confirmed, we'll update you.
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