Sophisticated style blends with practical shooting. The retroFlex Rig Bundle for Blackmagic Pocket Camera evokes a retro style of filmmaking, when it was all about the film, and production was stylish. Now with the modern flexibility of digital filmmaking, a modular cage system, and expandable rig, the retroFlex rig makes shooting both a nostalgic joy and a modern technical delight.
The retroFlex Rig Bundle is the perfect tool for location scouting, red carpets, or use as a director's viewfinder.
Practical Features in a Stylish Package
The retroFlex Rig Bundle for Blackmagic Pocket Camera combines retro-styling with modern practicality. At the heart of the retroFlex Rig Bundle for Blackmagic Pocket Camera is the retroFlex Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Camera. Featuring 9 mounting points including a Cold Shoe replicator, the retroFlex Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Camera adds all the functionality of a cage without the bulky size.
The open-face design of the cage keeps the Pocket Cinema’s Grip accessible and allows for easy and secure griping of the entire cage.
The backplate of the cage provides protection for the vital controls of the camera. The cage recedes the top and rear button controls behind a plate of solid aluminum to prevent accidental damage, all while still being easily accessible.
The retroFlex Rig Bundle also includes the 3x Optical Viewfinder, which allows for a clear view of the screen under all shooting conditions. The Optical Viewfinder is attached to the retroFlex Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Camera via rare-earth magnets and an integrated mounting frame that prevents light leakage. The Optical Viewfinder also features an integrated adjustable diopter, rendering a tack-sharp image for any user.
Finally, the retroFlex Rig Bundle includes a Run/Stop Pistol Grip support that allows for the camera to be triggered at a moments notice without needing to readjust one’s grip.
The open-face design of the retroFlex Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Camera allows for limitless expansion. Unlike other cages, the retroFlex Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Camera does not block or affect the lens mount, leaving it available for any lens adaptation like the LiveLens MFT or Professional PL adapters.
The optional wireLock accessory for retroFlex BMPCC Cage enables the Pocket Cinema Camera to integrate into any traditional production environment without worrying about damaging the consumer-grade ports.
- Retro-styling and design.
- Fantastic ergonomics for street or vérité style shooting.
- The cage protects the camera and adds mounting points and cold shoe options.
- Handgrip with run/stop trigger (removable).
- wireLock accessory to secure cables (not included).
- Bright sharp viewfinder aids in outdoor screen visibility, and is easily detachable.
Retro-Styling for the Modern Shooter
The retroFlex Rig Bundle for Blackmagic Pocket Camera not only adds a touch of class to the Pocket Cinema Camera, it enables shooters to compose shots and think in a manor that has long been forgotten. In the age of large cameras in intricate configurations, the retroFlex rig allows you to just pick up a camera and follow wherever it takes you.
How does the retroFlex Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Camera attach to the camera?
The Pocket Camera attaches to the cage via a top and bottom 1/4"-20 thread. The camera also rests flush against the backplate to assure the camera sits straight in the cage.
What mounting points does the retroFlex Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Camera?
The RetroFlex Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Camera has six 1/4"-20 threads, two 3/8”-16 threads, and a cold shoe mount.
Does the retroFlex Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Camera interfere with any of the camera’s functions?
No, the cage still allows for access to all buttons, battery, and card slots. The open-face design also allows for clearance of any third party lens mount adapter.
How does the 3X Optical Viewfinder Secure onto the retroFlex Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Camera?
The 3X Optical Viewfinder secures onto the cage via 4 hidden rare-earth magnets. The cage also features a raised mounting plate that assures no light enters the viewfinder.
Does the 3X Optical Viewfinder have an adjustable diopter?
Yes, the 3X Optical Viewfinder has a dial-adjustable viewfinder for those who wear glasses or contact lenses. No tools or secondary optics required.
How does the Run/Stop Pistol Grip attach to the retroFlex Cage for Blackmagic Pocket Camera?
The Run/Stop Pistol Grip attaches tool-lessly to the Cage via a 1/4”-20 thread and an anti-rotation set screw.
How does the Run/Stop Pistol Grip trigger the camera’s recording function?
The Run/Stop Pistol Grip triggers the recording function of the camera via the included LANC Cable.
Which camera ports does the wireLock accessory for retroFlex BMPCC Cage protect?
The wireLock accessory for retroFlex BMPCC Cage protects each port on the camera with an individual front and rear locking mechanism that support various styles and sizes of cables.
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