Throughout a livestream on August 8, Blackmagic Design introduced the Pocket Cinema Digital camera 6K, an improve over the PCC4K, which is able to stay accessible as a part of the product line. The PCC6K introduces a higher-resolution 6K sensor (6,144 x 3,456), which can also be bodily bigger, forcing a transfer as much as the Tremendous 35 format in comparison with the 4 Thirds sensor discovered within the 4K model of the digital camera. That additionally means a brand new lens mount was crucial, and Blackmagic Design selected the Canon EF mount.

The Pocket Cinema Digital camera 4K was already one in every of our favourite cameras, incomes a 9 out of 10 in our overview and topping our checklist of the finest video cameras. Whereas it lacked some refinements, it did greater than every other digital camera to carry down the prices {of professional} digital movie manufacturing, making it a superb device for college kids and indie filmmakers at simply $1,300. The PCC6K gained’t be fairly as low cost, however its $2,495 value remains to be very inexpensive in comparison with every other Tremendous 35 cinema digital camera.

Apparently, regardless of the bigger sensor getting used, Blackmagic formally charges the dynamic vary of the PCC6K at 13 stops — solely equal to the PCC4K. The bigger sensor does imply filmmakers will be capable to obtain a shallower depth of discipline with native EF-mount lenses, nonetheless, which might result in a extra cinematic look. And there’s definitely no scarcity of such lenses accessible from each Canon and third events.

The 6K decision appears to be accessible solely within the new Blackmagic RAW format, though Apple ProRes remains to be accessible as much as 4K. In a previous interview, Blackmagic Design informed Digital Developments that Blackmagic RAW provided the very best high quality to file dimension ratio of any file format, even on the highest compression ranges, so it is sensible it will wish to deal with it. Blackmagic RAW 6K is supported within the latest model of DaVinci Resolve Studio, which is included at no further cost with the PCC6K.

One draw back of shifting to the bigger sensor and Canon EF mount is that the PCC6K is noticeably longer than its 4K sibling — however it’s nonetheless significantly smaller than conventional Tremendous 35 cinema cameras, together with Blackmagic’s personal URSA Mini Professional. It in any other case appears practically an identical to the 4K mannequin, with a carbon fiber/polycarbonate physique shell, SD and CFast reminiscence card slots, wonderful 5-inch touchscreen, and (much less wonderful) Canon LP-E6 battery.

The Pocket Cinema Digital camera 6K is accessible now, though it could not but be in inventory at retailers. prospects can preview and obtain pattern footage from Blackmagic Design.

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