With the release of their Super 35 sensor Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, Blackmagic Design raises the bar for cinematic recording on a smaller scale. Not only is the BMPCC 6K capable of recording video at up to 50 frames per second with a resolution of 6144 by 3456, but it also comes equipped with an active Canon EF mount, which provides users with the opportunity to make use of the vast selection of EF and EF-S mount lenses that are currently on the market.
Use the BMPCC 6K to convert a single frame into two by cropping a second image from the first frame, to upscale to 8K, or to simply record footage that is rich in detail with your preferred EF or EF-S mount lens.
Intercutting BMPCC 6K and BMPCC 4K video is made simple by the fact that all resolutions use the same internal color processing. In order to record lengthier clips to an external disk, you may either use the internal CFast 2.0 and SD/UHS-II card slots or output via the USB-C connector.
The Blackmagic Production Camera 6K supports Blackmagic Raw capture from the sensor and comes with a license for DaVinci Resolve Studio. When editing with DaVinci Resolve, using the Raw format with the sensor’s information not only makes it simpler to edit to fit any project, but it also makes editing easier overall.
The same controls and menu interface of the 4K version are carried over to the small BMPCC 6K, which is just slightly deeper than the 4K model in order to fit the EF lens attachment. The BMPCC 5K retains many of the same features as the BMPCC 4K, including the ability to handle an ISO of up to 25,600, 13 stops of dynamic range, 1920 x 1080 monitor output, and a luminous touchscreen LCD display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080.
A tiny XLR input that provides phantom power and +48V, as well as four built-in microphones, are included in the professional audio support. The BMPCC 6K’s tiny design is less invasive than larger cameras, which allows it to lend itself to more intimate shooting situations. This is beneficial whether you’re shooting an independent film, fashion, or nature. The BMPCC 6K is made out of a composite material that consists of carbon fiber and polycarbonate and is both lightweight and long-lasting.
Additional professional features include support for lens information, a 3D LUT program that can be used for monitoring as well as recording, still picture capture resolutions of up to 21.2 megapixels, and a multifunction grip that permits operation with one hand.
By connecting an external timecode generator to the BMPCC 6K’s inbuilt timecode generator, you may synchronize numerous cameras for the purpose of filming a concert, event, or other multicamera shot (accessed via the 3.5mm audio port). Then you should use Resolve 16.1 to automatically sync your multicamera shots in post-production so that you may save yourself some significant time.
In addition to the DaVinci Resolve Studio activation key, the BMPCC 6K comes with an LP-E6 battery, a lens port cap, a camera strap, and a power supply that allows for simultaneous battery charging.