SmallRig Full Cage for Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K & 6K (New Version) 2203B is a form-fitting cage. It is securely locked to the camera by 1/4’’-20 screws on the top and bottom, with additional locating pins and rubber pads on the base plate preventing wiggles and scratches. On the top and left side of the cage are built-in NATO rails, where you can attach SmallRig NATO Top Handle 1955 or SmallRig Wooden NATO Side Handle 2187 for hand-held shooting. Multiple 1/4’’-20 & 3/8’’16 threaded holes and ARRI locating holes are designed to attach accessories, such as SmallRig Ballhead Arm 2070. For users who record with Samsung T5 SSD, SmallRig Mount 2245B is a good choice. The cage is compatible with SmallRig HDMI & USB-C Cable Clamp 2246B to fix the cables. It works with SmallRig Metabones Adapter Support 2247 on BMPCC 4K to keep your lens stable. Besides, a built-in hex spanner is provided on the bottom plate.
the Blackmagic Design Micro Cinema Camera has become an increasingly attractive buy for indie filmmakers who are looking for a reasonable step-up in image quality as well as for those seeking a compact and relatively affordable B-camera for behind-the-scenes or alternate camera angles. With features like internal Raw recording and a Micro Four Thirds lens mount, there’s no wonder why the Micro Cinema Camera is still a viable option for many folks.
Despite its promising capabilities, however, the camera only ships with the body alone, meaning that you will need a lot of third-party accessories to start using it in a real-world environment. In the next video, Emm of MrCheesyCam lists out several bits and pieces that can be utilized to build out the Micro Cinema Camera as a flexible multi-purpose video device.
When it comes to rigging up the unit itself, the first area of concern has to do with mounting and handling. In this case, the SmallRig Cage for the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is an essential component to buy, as the abundance of 1/4 20” and 3/8” screw holes allow users to mount a surprising amount of accessories to the build, aiding in expanding the camera’s functionalities.
In addition, the SmallRig Top Handle is also another recommended purchase. Not only does it allow you to hold the camera like a professional camcorder, but the handle also includes a cold shoe base and several mounting holes for attaching even more accessories to the rig.
- Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
- Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
- SmallRig 2510 Lightweight Top Plate for BMPCC 6K and 4K
- SmallRig BSH2343 Universal SSD Holder
- SmallRig 2094 Cold Shoe Handle
SmallRig offers two versions of their cage, one half cage and one full cage – the main difference being five more 1/4″ and one more 3/8″ mounting points on the full cage’s right side. Both cages don’t hamper your access to the battery compartment and have two integrated NATO rails (one on top, one on the left side) and a cold shoe mount on top. The full cage also has attachment points for a camera strap on both sides, while obviously, the half cage has this only on one side. The half cage comes in at 0.5 lbs / 228g, the full cage at 0.66 lbs / 300g.
Amongst the accessories SmallRig makes for this cage specifically are a Metabones adapter support that attaches to the bottom front of the cages, an SSD mount compatible with Samsung T5 SSDs and a combined HDMI and USB-C clamp that screws into the cage’s side. Obviously, with the cages relying on the standard NATO rails for attaching handles, you can either use some of SmallRig’s own side grips and top handles, or just any manufacturers NATO handles. Of course, the cage is also compatible with SmallRig’s humongous selection of accessories, ranging from offset shoulder mounts, EVF and monitor mounts, magic arms and many others.