The Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K delivers a Super 35 size 6K HDR Image Sensor with 13 stops of dynamic range, EF lens mount, and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for extreme low light performance. The Pocket Camera external controls gives you quick access to essential functions, while the large 5" touchscreen makes it easy to frame shots, focus accurately, and change camera settings. The Pocket Cinema Camera 6K features a built-in SD/UHS‑II or CFast 2.0 recorders for Blackmagic RAW or ProRes recording as well as a USB‑C expansion port for recording externally to disks, plus EF lens mount, built-in microphones, XLR input, full-sized HDMI Output, 3D LUT support, Bluetooth and more.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera has the professional features needed for feature film, television programming, and documentaries, however now these same features can be used to revolutionize other types of work such as blog videos, YouTube content, and more. You get the same features found on expensive digital film cameras, allowing capture of deeper colors, higher image detail, and a wider dynamic range between the brightest highlights and deepest shadows. It's the key reason why feature films look so amazing and now you can get these same high-end production values for any kind of work. Imagine getting film quality on independent film, music videos, weddings, corporate videos, documentaries, and more..
BMPCC 6K Features:
Back Panel Controls
Conveniently placed below the right thumb rest, you can quickly change shooting speed with the high frame rate button, zoom into the image with the magnifying glass, access setup menus, and quickly playback shots for review.
High-Resolution Cinematic Digital Film Sensor
Whether you shoot in the bright sun or in nearly no light, you have 13 dynamic stops and dual-native ISOs with up to 25.600 for amazing low-noise shots in every lighting environment. The Pocket Camera 6K sports a bigger Super 35 sensor for the low depth of field and anamorphic lenses to be shot. Both variants allow you to shoot in full resolution up to 60 fps or 120 fps. When you connect the sensor to the most recent Blackmagic 4-Color Science generation, you receive the same image technology as our tenures.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Images
The distance between the lightest and the darkest parts of an image is called the dynamic range and is measured in stops. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K has an incredible 13 stops of dynamic range which means they preserve more detail in the lightest and darkest areas of an image than simple video cameras can. This allows you to set the exposure for an indoor scene such as a cafe and still retain the details of bright outdoor light coming through a window. You even get more colors than the standard DCI‑P3 colorspace used for feature films. DaVinci Resolve Studio software is included with the camera, which means that you get total creative freedom with full exposure adjustment and recovery controls when color grading!
Dual Gain ISO
In digital film, ISO is a measurement of the image sensor’s sensitivity to light. This means the higher the ISO number the more sensitive to light so it’s possible to shoot using natural light even at night. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features dual gain ISO up to 25,600, which means the 4K and 6K models are optimized to minimize 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 secondary high base ISO of 3200 is perfect when shooting in dimly lit environments. The gain is set automatically as you adjust the ISO setting on the camera, so it's easy to capture great images when you don’t have time to set up lights.
Multiple Resolutions and Frame Rates
Depending on the model, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera can shoot in all standard resolutions and frame rates from HD up to DCI 4K and even 6K. You can also shoot still photos at 21.2 megapixels on the 6K. The new 6K model will shoot up to 50 fps at 6144 x 3456 16:9 or 60 fps at 6144 x 2560 2.4:1 and 60 fps at 5744 x 3024 17:9. For higher frame rates you can window the sensor and shoot up to 120 fps at 2.8K 2868 x 1512 17:9. You can even work in true anamorphic 6:5 using anamorphic lenses in 3.7K 60 fps at 3624 x 3020.
Post-Production Friendly File Formats
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records using standard open file formats so you don’t have to waste time transcoding media. Files are compatible with all post-production software so you can work with the software of your choice, or use the included DaVinci Resolve Studio. 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. Blackmagic RAW is the fastest-growing RAW format and developers can download and use the free Blackmagic RAW SDK to add support to their applications. Best of all media files work on all operating systems plus you can format media cards and disks in HFS+ for Mac and ExFAT for Windows.
Standard SD Cards, UHS‑II or CFast 2.0 Media
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features built-in CFast and SD UHS‑II card recorders, and a USB‑C expansion port for recording directly to an external media disk. You can use regular SD cards for HD or higher performance UHS‑II and CFast cards for native 4K or 6K when using Blackmagic RAW. Imagine capturing over an hour of full-resolution 6K images on a single 256GB SD UHS‑II card! The ProRes and Blackmagic RAW files work with all video software. You can even mount the media cards on your computer and start editing directly from them using the included DaVinci Resolve Studio software!
The Quality of RAW and the Speed of Video
Blackmagic RAW is a revolutionary new format designed to capture and preserve the quality of the sensor data from your camera. Video formats such as H.264 are highly compressed, plus add noise and weird artifacts, causing original sensor detail to be lost forever. Blackmagic RAW eliminates this problem and gives you stunning images with incredible detail and color throughout the production pipeline from the camera to edit, color and mastering. It also saves camera settings as metadata so you can set ISO, white balance, and exposure in-camera or override them later while editing, all without any loss of quality! Only Blackmagic RAW gives you the highest quality, smallest files, and fastest performance.
5" LCD Touchscreen
The rear of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features a large, bright 5" touchscreen that makes it easy for you to frame shots and accurately focus. That means you don’t have to carry around an external monitor or viewfinder. It’s like getting a built-in Blackmagic Video Assist with your camera. The touchscreen displays critical information while you’re shooting, menus for setting up the camera, and intuitive touch to focus controls. On-screen overlays show status, a histogram, focus and peaking indicators, levels, frame guides, playback controls, and more. You can quickly apply 3D LUTs for monitoring shots with the desired color and look, or you can choose to bake it into the recorded footage.
Built‑in Microphones and Professional Audio
With professional, high fidelity audio recording built-in you'll never have to carry around a separate sound recorder again! Both Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera models feature a mini XLR input with 48 volts of phantom power for connecting professional microphones such as lapel mics and booms. The four built-in microphones have an extremely low noise floor and are shock and wind-resistant, allowing you to capture great sound in any location. There’s also a 3.5mm audio input for connecting video camera-style microphones, along with a built-in speaker for playback and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Load Custom 3D LUTs to Recreate Film Looks
Digital film cameras shoot logarithmic color space to preserve the dynamic range, which is great for later post-production, however when these files are viewed on a monitor they can look flat and washed out. 3D LUTs solve this problem because they allow you to apply a "look" to the monitor so you get an idea of how the finished images will look like when editing. LUTs can be applied temporarily for monitoring only, or they can be recorded into the Blackmagic RAW files for use in post-production. The Pocket Cinema Camera works with industry-standard 17 and 33 point 3D LUT files, or you can work with the built-in LUTs such as Extended Video, Film to Video, Film to Rec.2020 and more.
Built‑In Timecode Generator
Professional cameras include professional features and you also get a built-in timecode generator, allowing shooting with more than one camera while keeping perfect sync! Simply plug in an external timecode generator such as Tentacle Sync into the 3.5 mm audio jack and the camera will automatically detect timecode and lock the internal generator. Now each camera can start and stop recording and all the shots from all cameras will have the same matched timecode. Imagine shooting a music festival with multiple roving cameras! Best of all the new DaVinci Resolve 16.1 will automatically find and sync the shots from all cameras so you don't need to waste time sorting through thousands of shots.
Shoot Still Frames up to 21.2 Megapixels
In addition to shooting video, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera can also capture high-resolution stills. Simply press the dedicated stills button to record 21.2-megapixel images on the 6K model or 8-megapixel images on the 4K model. Still images are saved as fully uncompressed DNG frames, so you get the maximum image quality, which is perfect for making professional prints. Capturing still images is great for keeping track of continuity between shots or for sharing images to get approval from clients that are not on set.
Wireless Bluetooth Camera Remote Control
If you're positioning the camera on the end of a boom, or in another hard-to-reach location, you can get full control via Bluetooth from up to 30 feet away. You can download the Blackmagic Camera Control app for your iPad or use third-party apps such as Bluetooth+ or triggers on your iOS and Android devices. There’s even a free developer SDK with sample code available from the Blackmagic Design developer website, so you can create your own remote camera control and digital slate solutions! Imagine building an app that can jam sync timecode and trigger all cameras to record at the same time.