Blackmagic RAW is Finally Here for the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

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Camera Setup 6.2 update adds Blackmagic RAW support plus other updates...

To some disappointment with the owners of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (you know, the lucky ones who have had their delivered by now), news of a Blackmagic camera setup update 6.1 failed to include the long teased Blackmagic RAW support. Regardless the BMPCC 4K has been a very popular filmmaking camera - read our full hands-on review here.

However, for those patient enough to wait, Blackmagic has finally released their next update which does - thankfully - include support for Blackmagic RAW. Here are the full details.

Blackmagic Design has also unveiled its new Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro G2 which you can read about here!

Blackmagic RAW for the BMPCC 4K

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With this new update, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K owners, renters, borrowers, etc… can now record Blackmagic RAW in 4K onto a single 256GB SD (UHS-II) for over 2 hours of footage.

Blackmagic’s new update offers 3:1, 5:1, 8:1 and 12:1 constant bit-rate recording as well as constant quality recording Q0 and Q5. In addition to adding Blackmagic RAW, it’s also interesting to note that Blackmagic is removing CinemaDNG formats from the PCC4K as well.

Here are the full updates for 6.2.

  • Blackmagic RAW codec support

  • Constant Bitrate 3:1, 5:1, 8:1, 12:1 recording for Blackmagic RAW

  • Constant Quality Q0 and Q5 recording for Blackmagic RAW

  • Support for double tap on touchscreen zoom

  • Updated tap to focus behavior to tap and hold to focus

  • Removed CinemaDNG formats

You can download the update for free here on Blackmagic’s website.

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For reference, I have a samsung T5 512gB SSD, with cinema DNG, at the highest quality full 4K, I was only able to record 32min.

Now with Blackmagic Raw, it's 76 min...

That's a huge improvement. Well done BM

March 5, 2019 at 10:01AM

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Autofocus functionality stopped working after 6.2 update :(
Tested lenses panasonic leica 12mm 1.4, 42.5mm 1.2

March 6, 2019 at 1:50AM

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Timing couldn't have been better with this update. So excited for this.

March 6, 2019 at 2:02AM

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