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Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K - EF Mount

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K - EF Mount features a Super 35 sensor with global shutter, precision EF mount, and high quality CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) file recording.

The integrated touchscreen enables monitoring, direct settings adjustment and metadata entry. Use the capacitive touchscreen to access menus to change settings such as recording format, shutter angle and more.  Double tap the screen to zoom into the image for fast and accurate focus. Tap once on the screen to display the metadata entry page where you can enter information such as shot number, search tags, scene number, timecode and more. You can even set shot number and other data to increment automatically. This metadata saves directly into your files and is compatible with popular editing software.

The large Super 35 sensor offers familiar framing and behavior from EF lenses and features a global shutter for smooth panning. With its minimal crop factor you can also achieve beautiful wide angle shots from appropriate lenses. If working in HD, you can reframe and zoom without any resolution loss, and downscaling from 4K to HD results in smooth and clean images. The EF compatible lens mount means you can choose high quality optics that are designed to take advantage of the large Super 35 size sensor with minimal cropping. Full electronic control is enabled when using lenses from Canon, Zeiss, et al.

With 12 stops of dynamic range, captured in ProRes or CinemaDNG files at 4K resolution, images retain a beautiful film look. The greater detail captured by the sensor results in more flexible creative options during DaVinci Resolve color grading.

Featuring a built-in SSD recorder, the Production Camera 4K easily captures 4K in ProRes 422 (HQ) and compressed CinemaDNG files.  Capturing to a removable SSD makes data migration to your computer for editing or color correction extremely simple. Disks can be formatted in either HFS+ or exFAT for Mac and Windows compatibility.

With integrated, uncompressed audio recording, one can capture professional audio to ProRes files and eliminate audio syncing during post production.

The Production Camera 4K uses standard connections, eliminating the need to source custom cables.  It includes a 6G-SDI connection for Ultra HD resolution or downconverted HD output over a single SDI cable. The built-in Thunderbolt connection enables use of a laptop computer and the included UltraScope software for real time waveform monitoring. There are 1/4” jack mic/line inputs for recording the highest quality uncompressed audio, a 12-30V DC input, 3.5mm headphone input socket, and LANC remote control.

Features & Specifications:

  • Sensor Size: 22mm x 11.88mm (Super 35)
  • RAW Resolution: 12-bit RAW files recorded at 4000 x 2160
  • Shooting Resolutions: 
    • 4K RAW at 4000 x 2160
    • ProRes at 3840 x 2160
    • 1920 x 1080
  • Frame Rates:
    • 4K RAW at 4000 x 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • Ultra HD at 2160p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
    • HD at 1080p 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30
  • Dynamic Range: 12 stops
  • Focus: Focus button turns on peaking, plus auto focus on active lenses
  • Iris Control: Iris button adjusts iris settings on compatible lenses so no pixel is clipped in film mode; scene average auto exposure in video mode
  • Lens Mount: EF and ZE mount compatible with electronic iris control
  • Screen Dimensions: 5”, 800 x 480 resolution
  • Screen Type: Integrated LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Metadata Support: Automatic camera data and user data such as shot number, filenames, and keywords
  • Controls: Onscreen touch menus and physical buttons for recording and transport control
  • Microphone: Integrated mono microphone
  • Speaker: Integrated mono speaker
  • Mounting Options: (3) x 1/4”-20 UNC thread mounting points on top of camera; (1) x 1/4”-20 UNC thread tripod mount with locator pin
  • Media Type: Removable 2.5” SSD
  • Storage Format: Mac OS Extended or exFAT format
    • NOTE: SSDs can be formatted in camera, or on any Mac or Windows computer. Formatting in camera recommended.
  • Storage Rates:
    • 4000 x 2160
    • 3840 x 2160
      • Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 110 MB/s
      • Apple ProRes 422 - 73.6 MB/s
      • Apple ProRes 422 LT - 51 MB/s
      • Apple ProRes Proxy - 22.4 MB/s
    • 1920 x 1080
      • Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 27.5 MB/s
      • Apple ProRes 422 - 18.4 MB/s
      • Apple ProRes 422 LT - 12.75 MB/s
      • Apple ProRes Proxy - 5.6 MB/s
    • NOTE: Storage rates based on 30 frames per second.
  • Recording Formats: 
    • Lossless CinemaDNG RAW with film dynamic range at 4000 x 2160
    • Apple ProRes 422 HQ
    • ProRes 422
    • ProRes 422 LT
    • ProRes 422 Proxy at 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080 10-bit YUV with either film or video dynamic range
  • Connections:
    • SDI Video Output
      • 1 x 6G-SDI 10-bit 4:2:2 with choice of Film or Video dynamic range
    • Analog Audio Input
      • 2 x 1/4” jacks for professional balanced analog audio, switchable between mic and line levels
    • Analog Audio Output
      • 1 x 3.5mm stereo headphone output
    • SDI Audio Output
      • 2 channels, 48 kHz and 24-bit
  • Remote Control:
    • 1 x 2.5mm LANC for Record Start and Stop
  • Computer Interface:
    • Thunderbolt port for waveform monitoring of 1080 HD video, and capture of Ultra HD and 1080 HD video
    • USB 2.0 Mini-B port for software updates and configuration
  • Standards:
    • SDI Compliance
      • SMPTE 292M
      • SMPTE 424M Level B
      • Draft SMPTE 2081-1
  • SDI Audio Sampling: 48 kHz and 24-bit
  • Software Included: 
    • DaVinci Resolve Studio grading software including Resolve USB dongle for Mac OS X and Windows
    • Blackmagic Camera Setup for Mac OS X and Windows
    • Blackmagic UltraScope
    • Blackmagic Media Express software
    • Disk Speed Test
  • Software Applications:
    • DaVinci Resolve
    • Fusion
    • Final Cut Pro X
    • Premiere Pro CC
    • After Effects CC
    • Photoshop CC
    • Pro Tools
    • UltraScope
    • Media Express
    • Disk Speed Test
  • Compatible Operating Systems:
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    • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later
    • Windows Icon
    • Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. 
  • Power Requirements:
    • Integrated Lithium-Ion Polymer rechargeable battery
    • 11V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter
  • External Power:
    • 12V-30V DC port for external battery power or use included 12V AC adapter
  • Battery Life: Approximately 90 minutes
  • Battery Charge Time: Approximately 2 hours when not in use
  • Optional Accessories:
    • Blackmagic Cinema Camera Handles
  • Environmental Specifications:
    • Operating Temperature: 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
    • Storage Temperature: -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
    • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing

What's in the Box

  • DaVinci Resolve Studio USB dongle
  • SD card with software and manual
  • 12V AC Adapter with Power Cord
  • Turret Dust Cap
  • Camera Strap
  • Sun Shield
  • Blackmagic Production Camera 4K - EF Mount

Blackmagic Design Production 4K Super 35mm Cinema Camera (EF Mount)


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Blackmagic Design Production 4K

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What’s included

  • Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K (EF Mount) 

  • Blackmagic Turret Dust Cap 

  • Sun Shield

  • 12V AC Adapter 

Product Highlights

  • 4K Super 35mm Sensor with Global Shutter

  • Records 4K (3840x2160) & HD (1920x1080)

  • ProRes 422 Codecs (HQ, 422, LT, & Proxy)

  • Compressed CinemaDNG RAW (4000x2160)

  • 12 Stops of Dynamic Range

  • EF Lens Mount

  • Built-In SSD Recorder

  • 6G-SDI Output for Ultra HD via One Cable

  • 5" Touchscreen LCD (800x480 Resolution)

  • Includes DaVinci Resolve and UltraScope

Blackmagic Design Production 4K Overview

The Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K features a Super 35mm sized image sensor with a global shutter and a EF lens mount. The camera is capable of recording Ultra HD 4K (3840x2160) and 1080p video using the 10-bit Apple ProRes 422 family of codecs, as well as the visually lossless, compressed 12-bit CinemaDNG RAW at 4000x2160 resolution. The built-in recorder utilizes removable 2.5" SSDs, which enable the high data rates required by RAW and 880Mbps ProRes HQ. The camera's ability to expose for 12 stops of dynamic range lends the image a truly film-like look, and the Super 35mm (21.12 x 11.88mm) sized sensor approximates the standard of traditional film.

The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K retains the beautifully crafted design and machined aluminum chassis of the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Much like its predecessor, this camera features a 5" touchscreen LCD display with 800 x 480 resolution, which enables monitoring and playback as well as an efficient means for navigating the menu and entering metadata. The camera also includes a full license for DaVinci Resolve color grading software and UltraScope for live scopes via a Thunderbolt connection.

Super 35 Sensor with Global Shutter

With a large Super 35 size sensor you get familiar framing and behavior from the lenses you already own. The sensor features a global shutter so you get perfect panning, without rolling shutter artifacts.

Ultra HD 4K and 1080HD ProRes Recording

The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K records Ultra HD 4K (3840x2160) and 1080p using the ProRes 422 family of codecs (HQ, 422, LT, Proxy). At a massive 3840 x 2160 pixels, Ultra HD 4K is four times the resolution of 1080p. The camera also features a single 6G-SDI output which supports Ultra HD live production.

CinemaDNG RAW Recording

For the highest quality and most post-production flexibility, the camera can record using the compressed, yet visually lossless, 12-bit CinemaDNG RAW. RAW recording yields 4000x2160 resolution, using every pixel from the sensor. This gives you a little extra width to work with, useful when cropping to 3840x2160 or upscaling to DCI standard 4096x2160 for your final deliverable.

Built-in SSD Recorder

The camera's built-in recorder utilizes removable 2.5" SSDs. You can playback directly from the camera, mount the disk to any computer, or use Blackmagic Design's HyperDeck Studio deck. When finished shooting, simply connect the SSD to a computer and edit or color grade shots straight from the disc.

12 Stops of Dynamic Range

With 12 stops of dynamic range you get amazing looking images beyond those of regular video cameras or even many high-end broadcast cameras. All this dynamic range is captured into ProRes or CinemaDNG files at 4K resolution, so images retain a beautiful film look. By capturing more detail from the sensor you have greater creative flexibility in post production. You can really push the shadows or highlights in either direction and preserve fine details.

Standard Connections

The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K uses standard connections, so you never need to source custom cables. It includes a 6G-SDI connection for Ultra HD resolution or down converted HD output over a single SDI cable. The built in Thunderbolt connection lets you plug into a laptop computer and use the included UltraScope software for real time waveform monitoring, and the 1/4" jack mic/line inputs enable high quality uncompressed audio recordings. Other connections include a 12 to 30 volt DC input, a 3.5mm headphone input socket and LANC remote control.

Touchscreen LCD Display

The integrated 5" LCD display features 800 x 480 resolution and touchscreen technology. Use the capacitive touchscreen to access menus and change settings such as recording format, shutter angle and more. Double tap the screen to zoom into the image for fast and accurate focus. Tap once on the screen to display the metadata entry page where you can enter information such as shot number, search tags, scene number, timecode and more. You can even set shot number and other data to increment automatically. This metadata saves directly into your files and is compatible with popular editing software, simplifying file management in post production.

Flexible Power Options

The inclusion of an internal rechargeable battery makes the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K a truly portable high resolution camera. You get up to 90 minutes of recording time from the battery and the remaining power information is shown in the data strip at the bottom of the picture. The wide input voltage of 12-30V means you can connect external professional battery packs that will let you operate the camera longer while recharging the internal battery at the same time.

Remote Control

The LANC protocol is a standard method for the remote control of many professional cameras. The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K features a standard 2.5mm jack for connecting to a remote that lets you trigger the camera to start and stop recording, plus it supports electronic lens control of the focus and iris, all using an industry standard protocol and jack connection.

Other Features

  • Includes DaVinci Resolve color grading software 

  • FOCUS button turns the peaking display on and off

  • Integrated mono microphone

  • Three 1/4"-20 UNC threaded mounting points on the top of the camera

  • One 1/4"-20 UNC threaded tripod mount with locator pin on the bottom

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Introducing the Next Generation Handheld Digital Film Cameras!

Dramatically improve the production value of your work by upgrading to digital film! Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is better than a simple video camera because it has professional features allowing you to create the same "look" as Hollywood feature films. The combination of high dynamic range, great low light performance and Blackmagic RAW gives you feature film images with precise skin tones and gorgeous organic colors. You get advanced features such as 4K, 6K or 6K Pro models, large 5" LCD for easy focus, SD card and CFast media, external USB-C media disk recording, EF or MFT lens mounts and more! DaVinci Resolve Studio is also included for editing, color correction, audio post and VFX!

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Shoot Anything in up to 6K

Get the "Hollywood Look" with Digital Film!

Pocket Cinema Camera has the professional features you need 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 reason why feature films look so amazing and now you can get the 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!


Lightweight Carbon Fiber Polycarbonate Composite

The elegant design of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera packs an incredible number of high end digital film features into a miniaturized, handheld design. Made from lightweight carbon fiber polycarbonate composite, the camera features a multifunction handgrip with all controls for recording, ISO, WB and shutter angle right at your fingertips. Because it's an advanced digital film camera, the sensor is designed to reduce thermal noise allowing cleaner shadows and higher ISO. Plus the large 5 inch LCD makes it possible to get perfect focus at 4K and 6K resolutions. You also get a removable battery door, 4 shock proof microphones, heavy duty lens mount and built in speaker.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a 4/3 image sensor with 4096 x 2160 resolution and an MFT lens mount, allowing you to capture wide dynamic range, Hollywood quality, digital film images in the palm of your hand! It’s an extremely advanced and affordable high end digital film camera!

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

Featuring a larger 6144 x 3456 Super 35 sensor and EF lens mount, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K lets you use larger EF photographic lenses to create cinematic images with shallower depth of field, allowing creative defocussed backgrounds and gorgeous bokeh effects!

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro includes additional pro features such as built in 2, 4 and 6 stop ND filters, adjustable tilt HDR LCD with a bright 1500 nits that’s ideal for use in bright sunlight. It also includes two mini XLR audio inputs and a larger NP-F570 style battery.

Multifunction Grip with Fingertip Controls!

The multifunction handgrip features an ergonomic design that puts important functions such as ISO, WB and shutter buttons at your fingertips. There’s even a scroll wheel under your index finger for making quick iris adjustments! Additional controls go beyond those found on a DSLR, which means you don’t have to go hunting through menus on a tiny screen to find a command! The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features easy to reach recording and still buttons that are placed exactly where you expect, including user assignable function keys allowing buttons for high frame rate, focus zoom, false color and more. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro also adds extra ND filter controls.

Fingertip Shooting Controls

The front and top of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features record start/stop and still photo buttons along with dedicated controls for iris, ISO, white balance and shutter speed. The main power switch is located on the top next to a row of 3 customizable function buttons.

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 play back shots for review.

Multifunction GripMultifunction Grip

Fingertip Shooting Controls

The front and top of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features record start/stop and still photo buttons along with dedicated controls for iris, ISO, white balance and shutter speed. The main power switch is located on the top next to a row of 3 customizable function buttons.

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 play back shots for review.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Full 4/3 4096 x 2160 image sensor.

4K Camera
Depth of Field

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K models

Super 35 size 6144 x 3456 image sensor.

6K Camera
Depth of Field

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Full 4/3 4096 x 2160 image sensor.

4K Camera
Sensor Comparison

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K models

Super 35 size 6144 x 3456 image sensor.

6K Camera
Sensor Comparison

High Resolution Cinematic Digital Film Sensor!

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a native sensor resolution of 4096 x 2160, while the 6K models have a native resolution of 6144 x 3456. Whether you’re shooting in bright sunlight or in almost no light at all, the 13 stops of dynamic range with dual native ISO up to 25,600 provide stunning low noise images in all lighting conditions. Plus the 6K models feature a larger Super 35 sensor that allows shooting with a shallow depth of field and anamorphic lenses. All models let you shoot up to 60 fps in full resolution or 120 fps windowed. An amazing sensor combined with Blackmagic color science means you get the same imaging technology as the most expensive digital film cameras.

Compatible Lenses

Compatible with Cinema and Photographic Lenses!

With 3 models, you can choose between EF or MFT lenses, making Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera compatible with the largest range and most popular lenses in the world! The 6K models feature an EF lens mount so you can use lenses you already own from other cameras such as DSLR, URSA Mini Pro or even the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera! You can use commonly available photographic lenses that provide incredible creative choice and wonderful feature film quality lens effects. The active lens mount lets you adjust focus and iris from the buttons on the camera or the touch screen. For even greater flexibility, the MFT lens mount on the 4K model can be adapted to PL, C, EF or other lens types!

Built in ND Filters

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro features high quality, motorized IR ND filters that let you quickly reduce the amount of light entering the camera. Designed to match the colorimetry and color science of the camera, the 2, 4 and 6 stop filters provide you with additional latitude even under harsh lighting. The IR filters have been designed to filter both optical and IR wavelengths evenly, eliminating IR contamination of the images. Activation buttons are located on the rear of the camera body, placed within easy reach of your thumb from the multi function hand grip. User selectable filter settings can even be displayed as either an ND number, stop reduction or fraction on the LCD!

Common DSLR Shot

Common DSLR Shot

Raw Wide Dynamic Range

Ungraded Wide Dynamic Range

Shoot Incredible High Dynamic Range (HDR) Images

The distance between the lightest and the darkest parts of an image is called dynamic range and is measured in stops. Pocket Cinema Cameras have 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 exposure for an indoor scene such as a cafe and still retain the details of bright outdoor light coming through a window. You also get more colors than the standard DCI-P3 colorspace used for feature films. Plus DaVinci Resolve Studio is included with the camera, so you get total creative freedom with full exposure adjustment and recovery controls when color grading!

Dual Gain ISO for Exceptional Low Light Performance

In digital film ISO is a measurement of the image sensor’s sensitivity to light. This means the higher the ISO number the more sensitivity to light so it’s possible to shoot using natural light even at night! The Pocket Cinema Cameras feature dual gain ISO up to 25,600, which means they're 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, so it's easy to capture great images when you don’t have time to set up lights.


24 fps in 6K

50 fps in 6K

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 shoot stills at 21.2 megapixels on the 6K models and 8.8 megapixels on the 4K model. The 6K models 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 3728 x 3104. On the 4K model you can shoot up to 60 fps 4K DCI at 4096 x 2160 and 60 fps in Ultra HD at 3840 x 2160. You can even shoot 120 fps in 1080HD!

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K



4096 x 2160 (17:9)

up to 60 fps

Ultra HD

3840 x 2160 (16:9)

up to 60 fps


1920 x 1080 (16:9)

up to 120 fps

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K



6144 x 3456 (16:9)

up to 50 fps

6K 2.4:1

6144 x 2560 (2.4:1)

up to 60 fps

5.7K 17:9

5744 x 3024 (17:9)

up to 60 fps


4096 x 2160 (17:9)

up to 60 fps

Ultra HD

3840 x 2160 (16:9)

up to 60 fps


3.7K 6:5 Ana

3728 x 3020 (2.4:1 desqueezed)

up to 60 fps

2.8K 17:9

2868 x 1512 (17:9)

up to 120 fps


1920 x 1080 (16:9)

up to 120 fps

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. 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 you can format media cards and disks in HFS+ for Mac and ExFAT for Windows.

Use 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 direct 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!

For a list of certified media, please visit our Support Page >

Blackmagic Raw

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 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! Blackmagic RAW files are also small and fast to use making them easy to work with. Only Blackmagic RAW gives you the highest quality, smallest files and fastest performance!

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Color Temperature

Setting the color temperature tells the camera how to interpret white and other colors in an image. Instead of saving images with color values baked in, Blackmagic RAW makes it possible for you to change the temperature in post production with DaVinci Resolve Studio.



Adjusting contrast, or the tonal range of an image, can make different parts of the image stand out. While you should always try to get the best shot on set, Blackmagic RAW gives you the flexibility to adjust contrast without any loss of quality while you’re editing and color correcting.



Changing the ISO adjusts the camera’s sensitivity to light. Properly exposed shots require the right combination of ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Depending on the lights and exposure settings, you may need to adjust ISO in post.



Adjusting tint is another way you can affect the overall color balance of an image. Unlike saturation or midpoint which can make reds redder or yellows more yellow, adjusting tint actually lets you push the colors in different directions.



Saturation is the strength or purity of a color. More saturated colors are pure and less saturated colors have a percentage of gray in proportionto their hue. Adjusting saturation in Blackmagic RAW images can help make the colors visually pop or become muted.



In order for your images to look good, you need to make sure that it’s not too bright (overexposed) or too dark (underexposed). With Blackmagic RAW, the exposure settings can be changed in post so you can save shots that were not properly exposed!


Touchscreen for Fast Setup

The large LCD touchscreen displays critical information on the heads up display, or HUD, as well as access to camera setup menus. The HUD lets you see and adjust settings such as the frame rate, iris, timecode, shutter angle, white balance, ISO, audio levels and more with a single tap. You can show or hide the HUD by simply swiping up or down. Adjust settings such as white balance simply by touching the WB indicator, or change the audio levels by touching the audio meters. Everything is interactive, so you can tap any item and instantly change settings without searching through confusing menus! You can also access settings such as the digital slate, to quickly add metadata to any shot.

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Large 5" LCD Monitor

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features a large, bright 5 inch 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! On screen overlays show status and record parameters, histogram, focus peaking indicators, levels, frame guides and more. You can quickly apply 3D LUTs for monitoring shots with the desired color and look. The Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro LCD monitor is a more advanced HDR display that can be tilted up and down so it's easy to monitor your shot from any position. Plus the 6K Pro model’s HDR display features 1500 nits of brightness, ideal for use in bright sunlight!


The Advanced OS with Features from URSA Mini Pro!

With the advanced Blackmagic OS, you get an intuitive and user friendly camera operating system based on the latest technology. Blackmagic OS is a true modern operating system where all camera features run independently for smoother control, plus the camera powers on virtually instantly. It features the same controls and menus as other Blackmagic Design cameras so you can move between cameras on set easily. The interface uses simple tap and swipe gestures to adjust settings, add metadata and view recording status. You also get full control over advanced camera features such as on screen focus and exposure tools, 3D LUTs, HDR, metadata entry, timecode, Blackmagic RAW settings and more!

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Latest Generation 5 Color Science

Stunning Skin Tones and Faithful Color Reproduction

Featuring the same generation 5 color science as the high end URSA Mini Pro 12K, the new Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro delivers an even greater advancement in image quality with stunning, accurate skin tones and faithful color in every shot. You get a new dynamic 12-bit gamma curve designed to capture more color data in the highlights and shadows, for better looking images. The color science also handles some of the complex Blackmagic RAW image processing, so color and dynamic range data from the sensor is preserved via metadata which you can use in post production. That means you get images that have a natural, film like response to color adjustments in post with DaVinci Resolve Studio.

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Optional Viewfinder for Professional Shooting

The Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro supports an optional viewfinder to make outdoors and handheld shooting accurate and easy! You get an integrated high quality 1280 x 960 color OLED display with built in proximity sensor, 4 element glass diopter for incredible accuracy with a wide -4 to +4 focus adjustment. A built in digital focus chart ensures you get perfect viewfinder focus setup. You can also view critical status information such as frame guides. The Pocket Cinema Camera Pro EVF connects quickly to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro via a single connector. The viewfinder has a 70 degree swivel range and comes with 4 different types of eyecups for both left and right eyes.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro shown.

Professional Connections for Custom Rigs!

Though small and portable, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features a wide range of connections for audio, monitoring, power and more. The camera includes a full size HDMI connector for monitoring with support for HDR and clean 10-bit output. That means you can connect an HDMI display for on set monitoring of images, with or without overlays that show critical information and camera status. There’s also a mini XLR connection with 48 volt phantom power for attaching professional microphones, a 3.5 mm video camera style microphone input, headphone connection and a professional locking DC power connector! The USB-C connection lets you connect and record direct to your media disk!


Microphone Input


3.5mm Headphone Output


Fullsize HDMI Connector


USB Expansion Port


DC Power


XLR Audio Connection

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4 Built-in Microphones and Professional Audio Inputs

4 Built-in Microphones and Professional Audio Inputs

Audio Detail

Stereo Input

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Headphone Jack

With professional, high fidelity audio recording built in you'll never have to carry around a separate sound recorder again! Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras feature a mini XLR input with 48 volts of phantom power for connecting professional microphones such as lapel mics and booms. The 6K Pro model features 2 mini XLR connections, allowing you to record 2 separate audio tracks using 2 mics, without an external mixer. The four built in mics have an extremely low noise floor and are shock and wind resistant, capturing great sound in any location. There’s also a 3.5mm audio input for connecting video camera microphones, along with a built in speaker for playback and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

USB-C for Recording Direct to External Media Disks

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features an innovative and high speed USB-C Expansion Port that operates at up to 5 Gb/s. USB-C is available on most new computers and even provides power. That means you can connect external accessories such as flash drives and SSDs for significantly longer recording times. A high speed external disk allows shooting 6K in the highest constant quality 12-bit Blackmagic RAW in the Q0 setting or at high frame rates. Best of all, when shooting is complete you can simply move the external disk to your computer and start editing and color correction from the same disk, eliminating file copying.

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Built In Timecode Generator

Get Fast Multi Camera Shoots in Perfect Sync!

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, DaVinci Resolve 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 models 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.

Localized For 11 Languages

Localized in 11 Popular Languages

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is designed to be used worldwide and supports 11 different languages! When setting up your camera, you can choose to work in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese or Korean. It’s easy to switch to another language so you can share your camera with other crew when traveling to locations worldwide! When you switch languages, all on screen overlays, setup menus and monitoring information will be displayed in the selected language.

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 tRigger 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. The possibilities are endless!

Power from Batteries, 12V DC and Recharge via USB‑C!

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K use removable LP-E6 type batteries while the 6K Pro model uses larger NP-F570 batteries. A locking DC power connector is used so you won't have to worry about losing power during a shoot. Plus the included AC plug pack can power the camera and charge the battery simultaneously. You also get a set of international socket adapters for worldwide use. Even the USB-C expansion port can trickle charge the battery, so you can use portable battery packs, mobile phone chargers or laptops. The optional battery grip lets you add extra batteries to dramatically extend the power of the camera so you can keep shooting all day!

Power Accessories

Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Grip

The optional battery grip holds two L‑Series batteries so you can shoot even longer!

Power Accessories

Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Pro Grip

The optional battery grip holds two NP‑F570 batteries so you can shoot for up to 3 hours!

Power Accessories

LP‑E6 Batteries

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K work with standard photographic LP‑E6 batteries.

Power Accessories

NP‑F570 Batteries

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro works with larger NP‑F570 batteries.

Power Accessories

DC Cable Pack

Create custom cables with D‑tap to 2‑pin, 2.5mm barrel to 2‑pin and 2‑pin to fly lead.

Use Pocket Cinema Camera as a Live Studio Camera!

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera now works as a studio camera for live production when used with ATEM Mini! Video and control is via the HDMI connection, which is available as soon as you plug the cameras in. The record light becomes a tally light so you can see which camera is on air! The ATEM Software Control camera page has a camera control unit (CCU) style interface for adjusting and matching your cameras. Move the CCU control vertically for iris and left to right to adjust black level. It's the same as a broadcast CCU! There are also controls for color tint to balance cameras as well as focus, gain and shutter speed. You can even ISO record Blackmagic RAW in the camera for editing later!

Use Pocket Cinema Camera as a Live Studio Camera!

Includes DaVinci Resolve Studio

Get Professional Editing, Color Correction, Audio Post and VFX!

All Pocket Cinema Camera models include a full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio, which is the same software used in Hollywood for creating high end feature films, episodic television shows, commercials and more. DaVinci Resolve features the new cut page with intelligent editing tools and innovative new features designed to help you quickly find the footage you want, edit it together and output it fast. In addition to the new cut page, you also get DaVinci’s legendary professional editing, advanced color correction, audio post and visual effects tools, all in a single software application! Now you can use the the same high end software that professional editors and colorists use!

Get YouTube Live Streaming with ATEM Mini

Introducing ATEM Mini

Get YouTube Live Streaming with ATEM Mini

The new ATEM Mini makes it easy to create professional multi camera productions for live streaming to YouTube and innovative business presentations using Skype! Simply connect Pocket Cinema Cameras to ATEM Mini for dramatically better quality images. Plus connect a computer for PowerPoint slides or gaming consoles. There's even a DVE that allows picture in picture effects plus lots of video effects and transitions. All ATEM Mini models have USB that works like a webcam so you can use any streaming software while the ATEM Mini Pro model adds live streaming via Ethernet and recording to USB disks. ATEM Mini even has advanced broadcast features for high end work.

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Portable digital film camera with wide dynamic range 4096 x 2160 resolution image sensor, MFT lens mount, large touchscreen, 3D LUTs and Blackmagic RAW, so you can capture Hollywood quality images.


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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

More advanced 6K model featuring a larger 6144 x 3456 Super 35 wide dynamic range sensor and EF lens mount. Use larger EF photographic lenses to create cinematic images with shallower depth of field!


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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro

Most advanced digital film camera features 6K sensor with EF lens mount, built in motorized ND filters at 0, 2, 4 and 6 stops, tilt adjustable 1500 nit LCD and a larger battery. Supports optional EVF.


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Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Grip

Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Grip

Battery extender and hand grip for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera lets you shoot for over 2 hours on a single charge!


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Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Pro Grip

Battery extender and hand grip for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro lets you shoot continuously for over 3 hours!


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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Pro EVF

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Pro EVF

High quality viewfinder with built in proximity sensor, 4 element glass diopter, built in status information, and a digital focus chart.


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NP-F570 Battery

NP-F570 Battery

Order Code: BATT-NPF570/CAM
3,500 mAh NP-F570 compatible lithium-Ion rechargeable battery compatible with Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Grip.


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LP-E6 Battery

LP-E6 Battery

Order Code: BATT-LPE6M/CAM
LP-E6 compatible Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery. For use with Blackmagic Micro cameras and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.


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Mini XLR Adapter Cables

Mini XLR Adapter Cables

Adapter cable for connecting to professional audio equipment which use full size XLR connectors.


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Blackmagic Pocket Camera DC Cable Pack

Blackmagic Pocket Camera DC Cable Pack

Now you can conveniently power your Pocket Cinema Camera from a variety of different power sources. Pack includes D-tap to 2-pin, 2.5mm barrel to 2-pin and 2-pin to fly lead to create your own custom cables. All cables are 650mm long.


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Blackmagic 58mm Lens Cap

Blackmagic 58mm Lens Cap

The 58mm lens cap easily snaps on to protect your camera’s lens from scratches, dust, moisture, and fingerprints when the camera is not in use.


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Blackmagic 77mm Lens Cap

Blackmagic 77mm Lens Cap

The 77mm lens cap easily snaps on to protect your camera’s lens from scratches, dust, moisture, and fingerprints when the camera is not in use.


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Blackmagic 82mm Lens Cap

Blackmagic 82mm Lens Cap

The 82mm lens cap easily snaps on to protect your camera’s lens from scratches, dust, moisture, and fingerprints when the camera is not in use.


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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K review: DP starter kit

I’ve always hated the gimmicky and mostly meaningless tech-jargony term “disruptor,” but that really is the role Blackmagic plays in the film industry. It makes cameras that shoot footage with a quality that approaches giants like RED and ARRI but at a fraction of the cost. The Pocket Cinema Camera line has become a favorite among indie producers, studios, and DPs, and the latest iteration shoots at a staggering 6K resolution and starts at just $2,500 instead of the tens of thousands of dollars those other cameras command. It’s incredible, but it’s certainly not for everybody, and it isn’t designed to be.

Blackmagic made waves last year with the 4K version of its Pocket Cinema Camera. “Pocket” is a misnomer, as the 6K’s body is 7 inches wide, 3.8 inches tall, and 4 inches deep, so that would require a pretty massive pocket. It’s a lot fatter and wider than your modern DSLRs and full-frame mirrorless cameras from Sony, Nikon, or Canon, but it retains that same sort of shape. That’s curious because while it can shoot still photos, that’s really not what this camera is made for. This camera is made for video, pure and simple. Compared to those aforementioned RED and Arri cameras, it is indeed much smaller.

Physically, the camera is very similar to the 4K version. The backside is dominated by a massive 5-inch touchscreen. It looks great indoors, but unfortunately, it’s really hard to see anything when you’re outside in sunlight. This is where you’ll really wish it had an electronic viewfinder like a mirrorless camera, as it’s nearly impossible to pull focus or judge proper exposure. Next to the screen are six buttons for autoexposure, autofocus, HFR (high frame rate), focus assist, menu, and playback.

On the top right-hand side of the camera is the record start / stop button with the still photo button next to it. Behind that are buttons for ISO, shutter speed, and white balance, and hitting one of those buttons will let you control those settings with the single scroll-wheel by your index finger. There are also three customizable Function buttons, which you can program to toggle zebra, grid lines, or LUT previews so you can what you’re shooting might look like after you grade it. The camera does have a built-in mic, but its quality is garbage. You might use it for syncing video with an external recorder, but that’s about it.

The right side of the camera has a door that covers the SD and CFast 2.0 card slots. The left side of the camera is where all of the ports are. You’ve got a standard 3.5mm stereo mic jack, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a full-sized HDMI out (very handy!), a locking 12-volt power supply, a USB-C port, and a mini XLR in with phantom power support for high-quality audio. I really don’t like the port covers on that side. They’re extremely fiddly, awkward, and hard to put back on. The bottom of the camera has the battery door, the tripod mount, and a large opening so the built-in fan can keep the thing from overheating, which is a problem that mirrorless cameras often encounter when shooting long video clips.

The biggest difference between the BMPCC6K and last year’s 4K is the 6K has a larger image sensor. The 4K had a 4/3 sensor, while the 6K has been bumped up to a Super 35 sensor (similar in size to an APS-C sensor). This has several advantages. For starters, the sensor being roughly 58 percent larger can gather a good deal more light, though the advantage is someone mitigated by the higher-resolution sensor, so it’s only a modest boost in low-light situations. The larger boon is that you can use Canon EF-mount lenses, which are widely available and have excellent optics. Further, the Super 35 sensor only crops the field of view 1.5x compared to a full-frame sensor, whereas the 4/3 sensor cropped 2x. The net effect is that you can get a cleaner, wider field of view.

The largest (dare I say, only) reason to get this camera is the image quality, and wow, it does not disappoint. Shooting 6K video with 12-bit colors produces footage that is unbelievably flexible, especially in the colors. Selecting Film mode in the dynamic range nets you some very flat, gray-looking footage straight out of the camera. But don’t be fooled: there is a ton of data stored in those files that lets you push and pull the colors in any direction you please. This means you can achieve all kinds of dramatically different looks. Want it to look like some washed-out 1970s filmstock? Easy. Or make it look like an early-2000s Busta Rhymes video? Not a problem. Take a look at my test footage, and you’ll see what I mean.

While the colors are incredibly malleable, you don’t get quite as much flexibility in the shadows. Blackmagic claims 13 stops of dynamic range, but I think that may be a bit exaggerated. It’s pretty easy to blow out highlights if you aren’t careful, so then you stop down. But you can only bring the shadows up so far before you start seeing a lot of noise in them, and that noise tends to be purple and ugly. The camera’s sensor has a dual native ISO of 400 and 3200, and both look really good. Things started getting pretty noisy at ISO 6400, but it was still usable. At ISO 12,800 that digital noise is far more prominent, and I’d definitely avoid the camera’s maximum of 25,600. My Sony A7Riii has better dynamic range, is less likely to blow out highlights, and detail in shadows is better-preserved (as you’d expect from a full-frame camera). But because it’s only 8-bit video, the colors aren’t nearly as flexible. It’s honestly not even close in the color department.

There are a lot of advantages to shooting in 6K. Most likely, you’ll be mixing down to 4K for your finished product, right? Well, when you shrink a 6K frame down to 4K, that over-sampling gives it a nice little boost in quality. You can also crop in by about one-third, and you won’t have any loss in quality. Or say you’ve got some shaky footage. You’ll probably want to apply a stabilization effect (such as Warp Stabilizer in Adobe Premiere), but that crops the edges of your video a bit. If you were shooting in 4K and finishing in 4K, that crop would mean that you have to stretch the video to get it back to a 4K frame, which causes pixel-stretching and a noticeable drop in sharpness and quality. When you’re shooting 6K, you can stabilize a very shaky video (which would require even more edge cropping) and still not have any pixels get stretched. You can see some examples of that in my video above. It’s pretty amazing. There’s also a built-in 6K time-lapse mode, if that’s your thing.

Part of the BMPCC6K’s special sauce is that it leverages the proprietary Blackmagic RAW codec. It’s some Pied Piper-level compression. I shot the above video using the 5:1 constant bitrate setting, which produced fantastic footage. If you want to try to eke out a little more color info, you can even go to 3:1 compression, but that’s a difference only a professional colorist would see while using a very expensive monitor. Even with that impressive compression, though, files are very large. If you’re shooting 6K24 in Blackmagic RAW 5:1, you’re looking at 1.5GB for a 10-second clip, and you can double that if you’re shooting 6K50. That’s significant, and it will eat through your cards very quickly. The 256GB card I was testing the camera with filled up in just over 28 minutes of shooting when I was shooting exclusively at 4K24, Blackmagic RAW 5:1.

Blackmagic RAW files are increasingly easy to work with. Up until recently, you had to use Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve editing software to edit it. Now, Blackmagic has released software that lets both macOS and Windows computers use the files with relative ease, which meant I could cut the above video in Adobe Premiere. DaVinci Resolve 16 is a fully functional post-production suite now, and it has best-in-class tools for color grading (especially if you’re shooting Blackmagic RAW). But there is a learning curve, and I didn’t have time to teach myself an entirely new editing platform in time for this review.

The maximum speed when shooting 6K is 50 frames per second, but if you know your project timeline will be 24 fps (which gives a more cinematic look than the standard-for-video 30 fps), then you can shoot in the High Frame Rate mode. This will shoot at 6K50 but save the file as 24 fps, slowed down to half-speed. The half-speed footage it produces looks really good, and if you know for sure that you want that clip to be slo-mo, then it’s an easy option. It does record audio, but the audio is real time, so it isn’t synced to the half-speed footage and will run out halfway through the clip. Still, it’s better than not having audio at all, and you can stretch it in audio editing programs if you want.

The camera looks friendly enough, with its reasonable price, its big, bulbous shape, and its extremely intuitive touchscreen menu (seriously, the menu is fantastic), but don’t be fooled. This isn’t the type of camera that a beginner can grab and just start busting out beautiful clips. For starters, it doesn’t have the auto features you would expect on a consumer or prosumer camera. It doesn’t have things like auto ISO, which would be nice for times when you want to lock in your shutter speed and iris. It also doesn’t have any in-body stabilization (which we’re now seeing in mirrorless cameras from Sony and Nikon), so handheld shots are really shaky. You’re going to want a tripod or a gimbal for basically every shot. Also, the body isn’t weather-sealed, so using it in the rain or in dusty areas would be a significant gamble.

The worst part is the autofocus. For starters, there is no continuous autofocus option, so it can’t track a subject if it moves in the frame, which basically all mirrorless shooters can do, and do well. (Sony’s Eye-AF is the current leader in this arms race.) If you want to use autofocus, you press the button in the back, and then it typically takes a few seconds of wild hunting until it locks in on the focal point, which makes it effectively unusable during a shot. You also can’t tap to focus or move the focal point away from the center of the frame, which means you may have to move your shot to focus on something, and then move it back, and even then, the autofocus isn’t super accurate.

All of this is to say that you need to have a good eye and a practiced hand for manually pulling focus, and that’s a skill that can take years to develop. But even if you are a skilled DP, the screen’s lack of brightness is going to make it really difficult for you to see what you’re doing if you’re shooting outdoors, so you may find yourself spending more money on an external monitor. This is less of a big deal for professional DPs, though, and that’s really who this camera is for.

“It’s got a consumer price but it’s really a pro camera,” Blackmagic’s director of sales operations – Americas, Bob Caniglia, told me. “The consumer price helps us reach people who are new to it but want to be serious about it. It’s not really something the weekend dad is going to get, unless he already really knows what he’s doing.” That’s about my read on it, too. If you’ve got some filmmaking skills already and have reached the limits of what a prosumer mirrorless camera can do, this thing is incredibly powerful. But even so, it would be nice to see some of these modern convenience features added.

The camera chomps through batteries and memory cards like a T. rex coming off a juice cleanse. It uses the puny Canon LP-E6 battery, a design that’s been around for as long as digital SLRs have. Blackmagic claims it will get you 45 minutes of 6K24 recording to a CFast 2.0 card with the screen at 50-percent brightness. Realistically, you’re going to need the screen at full brightness if you’re outside (and even that’s not bright enough). I tested it with an external SSD and only got 30.5 minutes of record time. Either way, that’s pretty bad. Blackmagic has a new grip coming out that uses two of the Sony L-series batteries which are a lot bigger. Blackmagic will get you two hours of recording time. It will be released next month for $245, plus the cost of batteries at roughly $125 a pop.

As far as storage goes, Blackmagic has a list of memory solutions that the BMPCC6K has been tested to work with without dropping frames or otherwise glitching. For 6K video, you’re going to have to use a CFast 2.0 card. The problem is that CFast 2.0 is still pretty new, so it’s not widely available, and it’s wildly expensive. I picked up a SanDisk Extreme Pro 256GB card for this review, and it set me back a knee-wobbling $420 before tax. That’s absurd.

The better solution would be to use the USB-C port and shoot to an SSD, right? Well, the above list only has two drives approved for shooting at speeds of 6K50. That’s not a lot of options. However, I tested it with a Samsung Portable T5 as well as a SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD, both of which are light and compact (so they can just dangle off the camera), and they both performed flawlessly. That’s a great option to have, and you’ll get a lot more bang for your buck than you would with a CFast 2.0 card.

When it comes to editing 6K footage, you’re going to want a computer with some serious graphics processing power, especially since you’re going to be editing color and applying filters, which take even more horsepower. You’re also going to want to use the fastest SSD you can get your hands on. For my edit, I used my late-2018 HP Spectre x360 15-inch laptop and a Samsung Portable SSD X5, which utilizes Thunderbolt 3 and the very fast NVMe interface. That hard drive gave me no bottlenecks at all, which was a relief. The computer did well, too. The only thing that kept falling on its face was Adobe Premiere CC. While coloring footage Premiere would crash roughly every five minutes. I spoke with some other producers, and they all confirmed that Premiere CC has been having tons of issues lately, and it made me wish I already knew how to use DaVinci Resolve. This camera comes with the Studio version of Resolve, which is the more fully featured version, and it includes everything from assembly to sound mixing and motion graphics.

The camera is really all about the incredible colors. They’re realistic, vibrant, and amazingly malleable. This was the first time I’d ever been able to shoot in 6K, and I absolutely loved it. It gives you a ton of flexibility for cropping and stabilizing in post, and Blackmagic RAW didn’t make my computer burst into flames. I really wish it had better autofocus, a little less noise in the shadows, in-body stabilization, an EVF, and weather-sealing, but to get footage of this quality at this price, there are bound to be some trade-offs.

In the last year, a ton of the DPs I’ve worked with have used the BMPCC4K as their B-camera, and the results they get with it are gorgeous (even though they, too, have a lot of focus issues with the camera). I know a couple have already preordered the 6K and will be switching to it as soon as it arrives. It’s easy to see why. A lot of small studios and independent DPs will pick these up in the months to come, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see your next favorite indie flick shot with one of these. You’ve got to know what you’re doing, but if you do, you’ll be capable of producing pure eye candy.

Photography by Brent Rose for The Verge

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera

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The Blackmagic Cinema Camera (often simply the Cinema Camera or BMCC) is a digital movie camera developed and manufactured by Blackmagic Design and released on September 4, 2012. It is part of the Cinema Camera family of digital movie cameras and shoots 2.5K video in raw, Apple ProRes, CinemaDNG and Avid DNxHD formats.


At the NAB Show in April 2012, Blackmagic Design announced and demonstrated the Cinema Camera and slated for its release on July with an initial price of US$2,995.[3] However, in August, the release date was delayed for "final stages of Thunderbolt certification and internal testing".[4] A passive Micro Four Thirds model was then announced at IBC in September for release in December,[5] along with a collaboration with Arri for a set of kits exclusively for the camera.[6]

Alongside the announcement of the Pocket Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K at NAB in April 2013, the price was dropped from its initial value to US$1,995 on August.[7] It was then given an Arri PL model, as well as the Production Camera 4K, on September 2014.[8] On October, a firmware update allowed the cameras to format solid-state drives within the camera.[9] In March 2015, another update added lossless raw capability.[10]

At the NAB Show in April 2018, Blackmagic Design announced and demonstrated the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K at a price of $1,295 USD. The first in the Pocket Cinema Camera line with the ability to shoot 4K video, this model included a 4/3 image sensor and mount. [11]

In August 2019, Blackmagic Design released the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6k with a Super 35 camera sensor and EF mount for $2,495 USD.[12]

In February 2021, Blackmagic Design released the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6k Pro, an updated version of the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, which features internal ND filters, and a high brightness flip out screen.[13]


Specifications and hardware[edit]

The Cinema Camera can be bought in Canon EF, MFT and Arri PL models, although the EF is the only model native to the Carl Zeiss ZE mount. All models include DaVinci Resolve with purchase. The camera is 4.9 in × 6.5 in × 4.46 in (12.4 cm × 16.5 cm × 11.3 cm) and weighs 3.3 lb (1.5 kg) and the TRS, phone connector, LANC, Thunderbolt and SDI ports are on the right side, while the slot for solid-state drives are on the right.[14] The device also offers 13 stops of dynamic range through every shot.

The Camera has a 5" 800x480 LCDtouchscreen display and dedicated buttons that can play and pause, stop, skip, focus and record media, access the menu and to power on the device. It can record raw, CinemaDNG, Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD onto 2.5K and 1080p resolutions, as well as lossless 2.5K raw, in 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps.


The device runs on a proprietary software called Camera Utility,[15] which mainly powers the interface and system. However, unlike most systems which update through firmware over the air, updates to the software must be done on a computer through USB and are obtained through Blackmagic's Support Center.[16] Files shot through the camera can be viewed individually and metadata, such as shot, scene and take numbers, can be assigned to each one.[17] The SSD can also be internally formatted, instead of manually removing it and formatting on another platform, into exFAT and HFS+.[18]


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