Blackmagic 4K Cinema Camera Proficiency Test
Please view the following videos and then complete the multiple choice questions below, based on the information provided in the videos.
Please note: only Members of the Blue Mountains Public Library and Wasaga Beach Public Library have access to this equipment at this time.
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How To: Intro to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
How do you attach a prime lens to the camera?
By lining up the Red Dot on the lens and the Camera body mount and twisting the lens on until it locks in place.
By using a screwdriver to remove all screws from the lens.
By using a remote control.
By screwing in the lens directly on the camera body.
Blackmagic 4K Cinema Camera: Cards and Media Offloading
How do you record video files on the camera?
Using the internal memory cache.
Using the SD card or CFast 2.0 card.
Using a Wi-Fi connection to your phone.
Using a USB 2.0 or Firewire cable.
How to you offload the footage?
You cannot, it remains on the camera.
The footage is automatically saved in the cloud as you record.
You must remove the SD card and/or CFast 2.0 Card and use a card reader to access it on a computer.
You must attach the camera to a computer to access its internal media storage drive.
Blackmagic 4K Cinema Camera: Recording Sound
How do you attach a Rode Wireless GO microphone?
You must use the XLR cable and plug it into the microphone directly.
You cannot add any microphones to the camera.
You must power on the receiver and microphone and the receiver connects via Bluetooth.
You must attach a 3.5mm or 1/8" cable to the Mic Input slot on the side of the camera to the receiver, and then power on the microphone and receiver.
What type of power is required to allow the Boom Mic to record sound and how do you turn it on?
Phantom Power using the Audio Menu and tab 2: Enable Phantom Power.
AC Power that is plugged in directly to the Boom Mic.
WiFi from a smart phone.
Phantom Power using the XLR cable and an extension cord that is powered.
Blackmagic 4K Cinema Camera: Attaching Directly to Video Tripod
How do you lock the camera plate to the tripod?
It does not need to lock, the camera should remain loose.
By turning the lock knob until the plate is locked in place.
By turning the camera around until it comes off the plate.
By pressing the release button on the left side of the tripod.
How do you release the plate from the tripod?
By turning the lock knob until the plate no longer moves.
By lifting the plate towards you.
By unlocking the lock knob and then pressing the release button on the left side of the tripod.
By spinning the tripod head clockwise.
Blackmagic 4K Cinema Camera: Video Tripod and Pan and Tilt
How do you adjust the drag on the tilt function of the tripod?
By touching the drag wheel with your phone.
By locking the pan knob on the tripod so that the pan no longer moves.
By turning the tripod to the left until you achieve the desired effect.
By turning the drag wheel towards the Plus or Minus signs, depending on the desired effect.
Blackmagic 4K Cinema Camera: Special Care with AC Power
How do you remove the AC power cord from the camera body?
By pulling the spring cover towards you and gently pulling the cable from the body.
By spinning the cable like a screw, until it comes off of the body.
By pulling directly on the cable until it comes off the camera body.
You cannot remove the cord, it is attached on the camera body by design.
What is the ideal care for the Cinema Camera Kit when borrowing it from the library?
Keep the camera out of the case at all times, ensure it is visible in vehicles, always leave it in extremely hot temperatures to ensure the fan is running.
Keep the camera in the case when not in use, do not leave it unattended in vehicles, do not leave it in extremely hot or cold temperatures.
Keep the camera in a pocket and leave the case in the library, keep items that you may require in the future and do not return these such as SD cards or XLR adaptors.
Keep the camera outside of the case when not in use, do not leave the kit in a secure location, use the camera in extreme temperatures for optimum results.
We recommend watching the following videos to help prepare you for Digital Video production with the Blackmagic 4K Cinema Camera Kit.
Intro to Video Production: Understanding Video Essentials
How To: LED Light Kit Set-up and Adding a Softbox
Exterior Digital Cinematography
3 Point Lighting for Digital Cinematography
Digital Cinematography: Dramatic Film Techniques
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