With a new firmware update for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras (4K/6K) some new features are added:
For both camera types these are the support for the Blackmagic Pocket Battery Grip and the already announced IBC camera horizon tool, which informs about the position of the camera with two superimposed crosses. We are especially pleased with the up to 8x display magnification, which makes every 4K/6K detail easy to focus. The magnification factor is adjusted directly on the display by means of a spreading gesture with the fingers.
Furthermore, the performance of the autofocus has been improved. A short test didn&t reveal any news like Follow Focus or similar. So it remains with the rudimentary on-push focus with supported AF lenses.
Only for the 4K model were further innovations implemented. These are mainly new formats with increased frame rates:
2.6K RAW - 2688 x 1512 Sensel up to 120 fps (good for Super16 lenses).
4K 2.4:1 RAW - 4096 x 1712 Sensel now up to 75 fps, and
2.8K RAW 4:3 - 2880 x 2160 Sensel up to 80 fps (for anamorphic lenses).
Matching this there is support for a 1.33/2x Desqueeze preview. Also new preview frames for unusual aspect ratios (1:1 and 4:5) have been added. The ability to embed custom 3D LUTs in Blackmagic RAW clips as metadata has also been added.
Those who use external battery solutions via the 12V DC connector should be pleased that the voltage level can now also be displayed here.
For other Blackmagic Cameras this update brings no news. Therefore it now installs additional RAW tools on the computer (among others the Blackmagic RAW Player, the Blackmagic RAW Speed Test, the Blackmagic RAW Plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro as well as the Blackmagic RAW Plugin for Avid Media Composer).
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