The introduction of the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 caused some confusion today. This is because it is not a successor to the 6K Pro model, but the second generation (G2) of the first, original 6K Pocket model.
Basically, the camera has now inherited even more features from the Pro model and now has, in addition to the same S35-6K sensor with G5 Color Science, a second mini XLR connector, a larger battery (NP-F570) and a fold-out display. The surcharge to the Pro model is now "only" justified by the missing internal ND filters, as well as the not quite as bright display of the new 6K G2.
A long-awaited feature comes with the new firmware for all currently available Pocket Cinema models: The camera&s gyro data is now finally stored in the metadata of the recorded clips - and can be used for improved stabilization in Resolve very soon. In the following clip (starting at 1:41) you can see first examples of the upcoming stabilization:
In fact, we think this new feature is quite relevant. So it could (if the results turn out useful) actually "fix" one of the biggest shortcomings of the Blackmagic Cinema Cameras: the lack of a moving sensor. We&re more than excited to test this new feature extensively - partly because we don&t always consider IBIS to be the tool of choice.
The new Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 should be available immediately for 1,999 / €2295 - as will the new Camera Update (7.9) for all Pocket Cinema Camera models with 4K and 6K. Gyro data stabilization support in Resolve, on the other hand, is not scheduled to be made available until "soon."
Bild zur Newsmeldung: