Blackmagic Design has announced the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro, what it calls a more powerful enhanced version of the popular camcorder that has a brighter HDR touch screen, built-in ND filters, a larger battery and more.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K has a SLR-like design, and the Pro model continues this aesthetic. It has a handle with a control setup similar to mirrorless still cameras, with easy access to settings such as ISO, white balance, shutter angle and shooting. Although it has not changed, and the sensor seems to be the same as well, and the experience around it has.
Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro has the same Super 35 sensor of 6144 × 3456 pixels and EF lens mount on the original Cinema Camera 6K, but Pro adds built-in 2, 4 and 6-stop motorized ND filters, adjustable tilt Full HD (1920 × 1080 pixels) HDR LCD with 1500 nit peak brightness and two mini XLR audio inputs along with a larger Sony battery NP-F570 style.
As a note on the screen, it now tilts for easy viewing from above. On-screen overlays show status and post parameters, histograms, focus-top indicators, levels, borders, and more.
As with the original 6K camera, Pro records with standard open file formats. It supports industry standard 10-bit Apple ProRes files in all formats up to 4K or 12-bit Blackmagic RAW in all formats up to 6K.
The Pro model also uses the same “generation 5” color research as the high-end URSA Mini Pro 12K, giving you access to a new dynamic 12-bit gamma curve designed to capture more color data in highlights and shadows.
“Color research also handles some of the complex Blackmagic RAW image processing, so that data about colors and dynamic range from the sensor is preserved via metadata that customers can use in post-production,” writes Blackmagic.
The latest major upgrade to the Pro model is the addition of an optional viewfinder that attaches to the footwear. Blackmagic will sell 1280 × 960 OLED color monitors with a built-in proximity sensor with a 4-element glass diopter that also supports a 70-degree swing range. It also comes with four different types of eye cups for both left and right eyes. The applicant is available for $ 495.
Blackmagic debuted Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro as part of the ATEM Mini and Camera Update live stream:
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro is available now for $ 2495.
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