Blackmagic Improves Pocket 6K and 4K Startup Time with Firmware 6.8

BMPCC 6K and 4K get performance bump via firmware. 

Blackmagic has released Camera Setup 6.8 for its popular Pocket Cinema 6K and 4K cameras which improves startup time and media mounting speed on both models. The 6K version also sees an increase in pixel recording height and an EF lens stabilization fix where it couldn't be turned on. 

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

  • Improve camera startup time.
  • Improved USB PTP control performance.
  • Fixed issue with slow mounting of media containing large number of clips.
  • Fixed issue where EF lens stabilization cannot be turned on if camera is started with lens IS turned off.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

  • Improve camera startup time.
  • Improved USB PTP control performance.
  • Increase 4K 2.40:1 recording pixel height from 1712 to 1720.
  • Fixed issue with slow mounting of media containing large number of clips.

Before installing the software Blackmagic recommends running "Uninstall Blackmagic Camera Setup” first and then install V6.8 software which can be downloaded on the Support page. The company mentions while installing the update on Pocket Cinema Camera 4K you may notice a pause around the 70% mark which is normal. If this happens do not power off the camera. The update will finish and the camera will restart. 

Camera Setup V6.8 can be installed on other camera models but it offers no new features. If installing on URSA Mini and URSA Mini Pro, Blackmagic says you may notice a pause around the 10% mark. This is normal and will continue after 20 seconds. Similarly, you may notice a slight flickering on the built-in LCD screen installing the software on the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera PL, EF or MFT,. This is normal and will go away after a few minutes of operation.

What's new in Blackmagic RAW 1.6.1

  • Added Blackmagic URSA Broadcast support.
  • Blackmagic RAW Avid Media Composer plugin general performance and stability improvements.
  • Blackmagic RAW Adobe Premiere Pro plugin general performance and stability improvements.

Head on over to Blackmagic Design to learn more.     

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