GEAR TALK: DriveMount – Easily Attach a 2.5″ SSD to the BMPCC 4K – Now on Kickstarter1 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
The DriveMount is a new Kickstarter project – an aluminium case, which allows you to attach a standard 2.5″ SSD to a 1/4″-20 screw hole (like the one on top of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K). Depending on the pledge you choose, the bundle will come with a USB-C cable, standard 1/4″-20 threaded mount, standard Shoe Mount, 15mm Rail or even a 500GB SSD.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has already been on the market for a couple of months now. For more information about the BMPCC 4K, you can check out the comprehensive review that my colleague Nino did in October. The one feature of the new BMPCC 4K that is relevant for this article right now, is the ability to record to an external SSD via USB-C port. Many filmmakers were really thrilled when this feature was first announced, because SSDs are a great speed-size-price package.
Why Record to SSD?
The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K can record to either SD cards, CFast 2.0 cards or SSDs. SD cards are relatively cheap, but their write speed does not allow for highest quality (Cinema DNG RAW 270MBps) recording. CFast 2.0 cards are fast enough for whatever the BMPCC 4K sends their way, but they are quite expensive. Last but not least, SSDs are fast enough and they are significantly cheaper than CFast 2.0 memory cards. Please note that we are comparing prices-per-GB here. One question arose: “How to conveniently and securely attach SSDs to the camera?”
via: Cinema 5D
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