2019-08-09

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Announcement


Introducing the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, a brand new handheld digital film camera. With a larger super 35 sensor and EF lens mount, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K lets you create cinematic images and with all that extra resolution, you’ve got more options for re-framing while editing.


The Hollywood Look

The new camera has the professional tools needed to create things like feature films and television programming. You can apply the same quality and ‘look’ to any video work you create whether it’s a Youtube video, a blog video or anything else.

The new 6K model has a native resolution of 6144 x 3456 with 13 stops of dynamic range and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for great low light performance. All of that combines to give you an extremely high-quality final shot with wide dynamic range and deeper colours. It’s this that gives your images the ‘Hollywood Look’ and ultimately gives your video super high-end production values.

When it comes to frame rates, the 6K model will shoot at 6144 x 3456 at 50fps or 6144 x 2560 at 60fps. If you want to shoot at higher frame rates, it’s able to shoot 120fps at 2.8K.



Colour

Featuring the same generation 4 colour science as the high-end URSA Mini Pro G2, the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K gives you stunning, accurate skin tones and faithful colour across all of your shots.

The colour science also handles some of the more complex RAW processing allowing you to preserve colour and dynamic range data from the sensor to then use in post-production.

Blackmagic RAW

Blackmagic has designed a revolutionary new format designed to capture and preserve the quality of your shots rather than using formats like H.264 which highly compresses and can add noise and weird artefacts.

The new format, Blackmagic RAW saves camera settings as metadata so you can set ISO, white balance and exposure in-camera or override them later while editing giving you huge flexibility in the final look of your image.

Usually, this kind of RAW video format would create huge files that are incredibly processor-heavy but with Blackmagic RAW you can get the same quality, bit depth, dynamic range and versatility as RAW but with better performance and much smaller file sizes.


Lightweight & Handholdable

A big part of the appeal of the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K is the lightweight, hand-holdable design. Made from carbon fibre polycarbonate, the camera feels sturdy while remaining light enough to shoot handheld.

The multifunction handgrip helps with this with access to all controls for recording, ISO, WB and shutter angle. The design and placement of the controls results in an ergonomic and comfortable shooting experience.

Design & Feel

The camera features a large 5” touchscreen that eliminates the need for an external monitor. On-screen overlays show status, a histogram, focus and peaking indicators, levels frame guides, playback controls and more while you can quickly apply 3D LUTS for monitoring shots with your desired end look and colour.

Even though the camera is relatively small, there are still a large number of useful connections such as a full-size HDMI, mini XLR, 3.5mm mic input, headphones, USB-C, and a locking DC power connector.



Ultimately, this camera shows great promise to be a fantastic solution for filmmakers and videographers looking to create high-quality video. From camera to the final edit, the pocket cinema camera 6K allows you to create stunning imagery and we can’t wait to try it out.

You can see the full specs, details, and pricing for the camera here.

Also Announced

That's not all Blackmagic announced, there's also a new URSA Mini Pro G2 Super 35 4.6K Camcorder with EF mount. This is a new, professional digital film camera that combines incredible 4.6K image quality with the features and controls of a traditional broadcast camera. With built-in ND filters, an interchangeable lens mount and Blackmagic RAW support, this is a great option for any professional videographer looking for a pro-level digital film camera. You can see the full specs and details here.

Blackmagic also announced the new  UltraStudio 4K Mini, a portable Thunderbolt 3 capture and playback solution packed with the latest broadcast technology. You can see the full specs and details here.

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