Blackmagic Pocket 4K and 6K Video Guide

Master video on the BMPCC 4K and 6K | taught by Caleb Pike

Course description

This guide is for anyone looking to get the most out of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K and 6K cameras.


Updated to include the Pocket 6K and all camera updates including Blackmagic RAW and new resolutions!


By the end of this course, you will know everything you need to capture the best image quality possible on these amazing little cameras.

This includes learning how to capture pristine footage with the correct exposure, setting up the camera for easy use, color correction and grading in DaVinci Resolve and more.

Check the outline below for a full breakdown of the content shared in the guide.

Caleb Pike
Caleb Pike
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Caleb Pike is a camera operator, editor, and youtuber. His experience branches from documentary and commercial, to film and educational material.

Course Curriculum

Reviews (28)

As always, wonderful instruction

by Michael Harris
I purchased the GH5 class months ago and when I got my Blackmagic I didn't hesitate to sign up for this class. I continue to go back and review things I missed or need further help on. Having the information handy is great!

What a value!

by Randy Oxentenko
I spent $79 on this fantastic course. This was a negative expenditure. By that, I mean that I got much more value than the money spent. 1. Looking at it one way, this course netted me $1,216. If I had thrown the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K against the wall and broken it into little pieces, It would have cost me $1,295 in wasted money. This course kept me from doing that, so I still have the camera. 2. Looking at it another way, if I had spent a frustrating 100 hours trying to figure out how to use this camera effectively by reading the manual, I would have lost 100 hours x $100/hour = $10,000 worth of time. Subtracting the $79 for the course nets out to $9,921. Any way you look at it, the course was money well spent. Caleb Pike is an excellent teacher, explaining things in such a way that complex and confusing concepts become crystal clear. The learning experience is pleasant instead of painful. Thank you for taking the time to create this course and make it available.

Great Course

by Marco Bazzi
I think this is the best guide you can find online about this camera. All the explanations are very clear with so much attention to the details. Incredible job!
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As always, wonderful instruction

by Michael Harris
I purchased the GH5 class months ago and when I got my Blackmagic I didn't hesitate to sign up for this class. I continue to go back and review things I missed or need further help on. Having the information handy is great!

What a value!

by Randy Oxentenko
I spent $79 on this fantastic course. This was a negative expenditure. By that, I mean that I got much more value than the money spent. 1. Looking at it one way, this course netted me $1,216. If I had thrown the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K against the wall and broken it into little pieces, It would have cost me $1,295 in wasted money. This course kept me from doing that, so I still have the camera. 2. Looking at it another way, if I had spent a frustrating 100 hours trying to figure out how to use this camera effectively by reading the manual, I would have lost 100 hours x $100/hour = $10,000 worth of time. Subtracting the $79 for the course nets out to $9,921. Any way you look at it, the course was money well spent. Caleb Pike is an excellent teacher, explaining things in such a way that complex and confusing concepts become crystal clear. The learning experience is pleasant instead of painful. Thank you for taking the time to create this course and make it available.

Great Course

by Marco Bazzi
I think this is the best guide you can find online about this camera. All the explanations are very clear with so much attention to the details. Incredible job!

by David Wright

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Black Magic Pocket 6K

by Kevin Blackson
Very detailed, easy learning step by step and very well worth every penny, Thank you!!!!!!!!

Great course!

by Rob Caprilozzi
I'm happy I purchased this course. I will be using many things that were taught in the field!

Great Video guide!

by Charly van Endert
Lots of information about the camera and its updates! Can't wait for the chapter "Rigging Part 2" to come!

A really great guide

by Kevin Andreas Smilden
I knew a lot prior to the course, but this really highlighted some things I didn't know. A great in-depth crash course!

This instructor has THE GIFT of teaching wonderfully! Totally worth every penny! I have now a very deep foundational understanding of my Blackmagic Pocket 4K

by Anthony Rommer

Course review

by PRITHPAL SIRJEET
Brilliant course Caleb! Will keep going back to it for reference. So much dense packed info. A great investment. Thankyou Prithpal

by Ehsan Aslani

by Shawn Pang

Just Great!

by Giantommaso Puglisi
I've bought this course just before buying the BMPCC4K to help me get through the understanding of the new camera and it was priceless! It helped me a lot and it explains you everything there is to know about it and you can always go back and watch it again if you have any doubt! Thanks a lot!

by Wolfgang Muffat

An EXCELLENT walkthrough!

by Jackson Hayes
I really enjoyed this walkthrough. While I knew about 80% of the material covered, there were little tricks here and there that I never would have found on my own. Thanks Caleb!

Excellent Introduction to the BMPCC 4K

by Samuel Kpakiwa
Caleb this is a phenomenal introduction to this camera. You covered pretty much everything that I was curious about and more. I also love the access to the Discord group and your plans to follow up with a Blackmagic RAW update to this content. I am really looking forward to that. Though I am a long time subscriber to your site this is the first guide/course that I have purchased from you. I am more than satisfied with my purchase and look forward to future guides. This is excellent work and worth every penny. Thank you for this guide and keep up the wonderful work on your YouTube channel.

What an awesome learning opportunity!

by Shireen Lakhani
This is my first "real" camera for shooting video, so a lot of the lingo was new to me, but still I didn't feel overwhelmed because Caleb has a fantastic way of explaining the features and concepts. This is a fantastic guide for this camera - especially the lesson on getting the correct exposure (that one I'll have to watch repeatedly - so much good information is packed in it)! Makes me very excited to get started with the Pocket 4K! Thank you for this guide!

Great Blackmagic Pocket 4k overview!

by Jeremy Moser
I will be purchasing a Blackmagic Pocket 4k camera soon and this guide was perfect for me! It was very well presented and explained! Great job!

First BMPC4K accessory you need to buy.

by Jeff Carter
Once you've made the investment in a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema 4K this is the first "accessory" you need to buy. Not only does Caleb walk you through the process of setting up this camera, he also guides you through what you need to buy to make this camera function to it's full potential. Much like his YouTube videos, this course is packed with useful information that is delivered in a straight-forward, easy to follow way. In each section Caleb gets immediately to the subject at hand. He doesn't waste a minute of your time in the whole five hour course. This is the best $80 you'll ever spend.

Great complete guide and overview

by dakota von mclearn
Very well organized and layed out, answered most of my questions around the BMPCC 4K

Well Spoken

by Paul Goodwin
Good narration. Video editing is excellent also. Not only am I learning very quickly about this camera, but I am becoming very excited about it. I don't even own the Pocket 4K yet. It is not available at the moment (4/12/2019).

Thanks

by Obi Green
Thanks loved the lesson.... Am i only allowed to view once?

An awesome course EVERY BMPCC4K camera owner should purchase a copy of

by Martin Turner
This course is incredibly detailed and useful. I went from "Gee, what do I do now?" to now being comfortable enough to start using my new BMPCC4K camera! Great job, Caleb!!!

by Abdelkader Beddiaf

Learning the camera before I have the camera

by Stephen Butterworth
Unfortunately I am in a small country, i.e. a small market........ I have a pre-order and am number 6 in line, but reseller says end June 2019! Anyway whilst looking at LUT's etc etc, I came across this video course and I am thrilled that I did. Caleb, has a friendly laid-back style that I like. He's articulate and sound and vision is brilliant, also on the downloaded videos. By the time I have absorbed all of the important stuff, I should feel at home with the camera actually in my hands thanks to this video course. I also look forward to the updates as V6.2 has brought many serious updates from BRAW onwards.

Binge-worthy Camera Guide!

by Chris Ratchford
Excellent, in-depth guide and a great time-saver for learning the Pocket 4K! Even if you are still waiting for your camera to arrive, this guide will enable you to hit the ground running when you actually do receive your camera. I’m sure I will refer to this guide many times as I learn more about this awesome camera!

good job!

by petter hermans
great content! Hope you make an update video when BMraw gets out. That would be awesome!