CINE-X BMPCC 4K and 6K Battery Grip First Look

During IBC 2019, we met Dimitar from CINE-X to talk about their new battery grip solution for the BMPCC 4K and 6K cameras. This CINE-X battery grip can be an excellent alternative to the official Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Battery Grip that was announced a couple of months ago. Indeed, the CINE-X version features additional D-taps and USB ports. Let’s take a closer look at it!

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The back of the CINE-X battery grip features two Sony NP-F slots. Image credit: cinema5D

CINE-X Battery Grip

The team at CINE-X developed their battery grip solution for the BMPCC4K and 6K cameras. The CINE-X battery grips get attached to the bottom of the camera, and you can put two Sony NP-F batteries in it. To power the camera, there is a dummy battery that goes inside the BMPCC 4K/6K. This dummy battery is then attached via a cable to the inside of the battery grip. Also, the Sony NP-F batteries on the back are hot-swappable, which means you don’t have to shut your camera off.

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On the back of the CINE-X battery grip, there is a little LCD. It shows you the state of each NP-F battery as well as how much remaining battery life you have.

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The left side of the CINE-X battery grip features one 12-V D-Tap output and two 5V USB outlets. Image credit: cinema5D

On the left side of the CINE-X battery grip, there is one 12V D-Tap port as well as two 5V USB ports. You can use these ports to power accessories or charge your smartphone.

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On the front, there are some small wooden handles that give you additional grip, as the BMPCC 4K and 6K are relatively small cameras. Also, there is another 12V D-Tap port to power wireless follow focus motor, for example.

Pricing and Availability

The CINE-X battery grip is still in the prototype stage and the guys at CINE-X are looking at the possibility of starting a crowdfunding campaign soon.

In terms of design, I think that the CINE-X battery grip is pretty similar looking to the Atomos power station. Also, you usually grab your camera with your left hand touching the bottom left, where the D-Tap/USB ports are located. Hope that won’t be an issue while filming.

For more information, please head to CINE-X website.

What do you think about the CINE-X battery grip? Do you consider getting it for your BMPCC 4K or 6K? Let us know in the comments!

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Just say no. This design takes the pocket out of Pocket Cam. A better approach would be a left side rosette handle that takes 2-3 18650 batteries. They’re smaller and more efficient per bulk than NP batts and it wouldn’t add to the bulk as most use a left side handle anyway. What’s more 18650’s are cheaper / watt hour.

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It is a pity the design department missed the memo and didn’t get involved…. bulky and ugly!

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