Blackmagic has launched a critical upgrade to its Pocket Cinema line of cameras. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro is an advanced model which adds professional features including a bright 1,500 nit, adjustable HDR touchscreen, built-in ND filters, a larger battery and support for an optional electronic viewfinder.
The Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro has an EF mount, a Super 35 sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range, and features the company’s latest Gen 5 color science. Customers can use larger EF photographic lenses to create cinematic images with shallower depth of field and bokeh effects. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro is available immediately for US$2,495.
The Pocket Cinema Cameras feature dual native ISO up to 25,600, which means they’re optimised to minimise grain or noise in images, while maintaining the full dynamic range of the sensor. The native ISO of 400 is ideal for scenes with on-set lighting. The gain is set automatically as customers adjust the ISO setting, so it’s easy to capture great images when customers don’t have time to set up lights.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records using standard open file formats so customers don’t have to waste time transcoding media. Recording works in industry standard 10-bit Apple ProRes files in all formats up to 4K or 12-bit Blackmagic RAW in all formats up to 6K. Developers can download and use the free Blackmagic RAW SDK to add support into their applications. Best of all media files work on all operating systems plus customers can format media cards and disks in HFS+ for Mac and ExFAT for Windows. Digital Studio Middle East