With the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K slowly getting in the hands of more and more shooters around the world, there is a growing concern among some users whether or not they’ll be able to use the BMPCC 4K in conjunction with the DJI Ronin-S. Since the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K possesses a wider frame than most mirrorless cameras, it’s pretty reasonable question to ask, especially if you are a videographer who is so used to shooting with single-handed gimbals on a regular basis.
Fortunately, after countless numbers of trial and error, the team at Voosestore.com have come up with a neat solution, explaining an extremely simple way of mounting the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K onto the Ronin-S.
As mentioned previously, the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s design is rather wide, making it impossible to use the mounting plate of the Ronin-S and sliding the camera onto the gimbal head.
So, to accommodate the camera’s extra width, you need to use the riser plate that came with your Ronin-S, which should be inside of a small bag found in the gimbal’s packaging.
Once you’ve attached this extension plate, you’ll able to slide the camera onto the gimbal and adjust the balance of the axes as you would typically do with any other camera that fits the bill.
Of course, there are other possible configurations covered briefly in the video such as mounting the camera backward or buying a third-party quick release plate and mounting it at an angle thus tackling the extra width of the unit.
Even though all these alternative solutions would work more than fine, taking advantage of the included riser plate that you get with your Ronin-S seems to be the most suitable solution thus far.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Highlights/Features
4/3″ Sized HDR Sensor
Record DCI 4K 4096 x 2160 up to 60 fps
Dual Native ISO to 25,600
5″ Touchscreen Display
Active Micro Four Thirds Lens Mount
Record up to 120 fps Windowed HD
CFast 2.0 & SD/UHS-II Card Slots
External Recording via USB Type-C
13-Stop Dynamic Range, 3D LUT Support
Includes DaVinci Resolve Studio License
Price: $1,295 (body only)
According to the video, the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K performs seamlessly on the Ronin-S, despite the additional amount of weight – that of which you’ll need to take into consideration when shooting for long periods of time. However, when mounting such a large camera on the gimbal, it would be best to use a dual-grip/handle with the Ronin-S for easier handling of the stabilizer.