30 Digital Cinema Camera Pocket Guides
From prosumer to professional
Whether the camera you're working with cost $5,000 or $50,000, you can bet there's a pocket guide for it. With a library of 30 pocket guides, you'll be ready to shoot with whatever digital cinema camera your production chooses.
Full List of Cameras
- ARRI Alexa
- ARRI Alexa XT
- Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera
- Canon 5D Mark II
- Canon 5D Mark III
- Canon 6D
- Canon 7D
- Canon C100
- Canon C300
- Canon C500
- GoPro Hero3 (Black)
- GoPro Hero3 (Silver)
- Ikonoskop A-Cam dII
- Nikon D600
- Nikon D800
- Panasonic AF-100
- Panasonic GH2
- Phantom Miro M/LC-110
- Phantom Miro M/LC-120
- Phantom Miro M/LC-310
- Phantom Miro M/LC-320S
- RED Epic
- RED One
- RED Scarlet
- Sony F3
- Sony F5
- Sony F55
- Sony F65
- Sony FS-100
- Sony FS-700
Designed for Life on Set
Easy reference in the chaos of a shoot.
Made by a camera assistant with established experience who understands life on set, each pocket guide is full of charts, text, graphics and simple diagrams that take complicated camera systems and make them easy to understand.
Foldable. Portable. Pocketable.
One sheet of paper is all you need.
The pocket guides are designed to fold from a full sheet of paper into a small "book" that fits inside your jeans, your toolbag, or your pouch -- all you need is a printer and paper.
Use with Your Tablet or Phone
Paper or electronic, your choice.
If you prefer digital to analog, every pocket guide comes with a mobile formatted version that divides each section into its own page for easier browsing and faster access -- so you can find what info you need without losing another take.
Firmware updates? No problem.
If a camera gets a firmware update, you can bet the pocket guide will get an update, too. From the moment you download them, you can choose to receive emails whenever a pocket guide has been changed so you always have the most up-to-date info.
Beyond the Camera Manual
Reliable and researched information.
Significant research went into making these pocket guides -- often from multiple sources including manufacturer's manuals, white papers, brochures, and third-party data. In many cases, the pocket guides themselves go beyond the basic information offered in the camera's operation manual.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Will the pocket guides work with (insert device here)?
Both the regular and mobile formatted pocket guides come as PDF (Portable Document Format) files. PDF files are extremely versatile and cross-platform. If your device doesn't already read PDF files, there's a good chance you can find an application that will enable it to.
2. Do you have a pocket guide for (insert camera here)?
All the pocket guides that are available are currently listed on this page. If you don’t see a camera listed you would like to have a pocket guide for, the feedback is welcome, but won’t guarantee a pocket guide gets made.
With that said, there is no reason to believe more pocket guides won’t be eventually added.
3. Can I print these off and give them away to people?
Yes! You are encouraged to print off copies to hand out to friends, family, and other crew – they’re also fun to slip inside camera cases when you return equipment :P
Just please don’t get carried away and hand out hundreds at a time to large groups. As a general guideline, if you don’t know all the names of people you’re giving pocket guides to, please ask for permission first.
4. Can I offer the pocket guides for download on my own website?
Unfortunately, no. While you are encouraged to hand out physical copies, I prefer to keep the digital distribution on my own website. That way I can keep bandwidth costs reasonable and also guarantee each person gets the latest and greatest version of the guide.
5. So how much money do they cost? What's the price?
However much you can pay. All 30 of the pocket guides are yours to download under a “pay what you want” model. So technically they are still free if you want them to be, but I do appreciate any payment you can afford.
The suggested payment is $15.00 which breaks down to 50 cents per pocket guide.
Download Your Pocket Guides Today
All 30 digital cinema pocket guides are ready for you to download instantly! Just pay what you want by credit card and you'll be given instant access to a digital download.
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