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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera | 6K
Next generation 6K camera with dual native ISO up to 25,600, Super 35 HDR sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, Blackmagic RAW recording to internal SD/UHS‑II and CFast cards, as well as a USB‑C expansion port for recording to external drives and more.
Featuring a larger 6144 x 3456 Super 35 sensor and EF lens mount, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K lets you use larger EF photographic lenses to create cinematic images with shallower depth of field, allowing creative defocussed backgrounds and gorgeous bokeh effects. Extra resolution also gives you more room for reframing in editing and colour correction. This means that you can shoot in 6K and then in post production zoom and re‑frame to allow wide shots and close ups to be created, all from a single camera and without losing image quality.
- ISO Up to 25,600
- 13 stops Dynamic Range
- 3D LUTS
- Large 5" Screen
- Professional Audio
- Blackmagic RAW
- 23.10 x 12.99 mm Sensor
- 6144 x 3456 Resolution
Introducing the Next Generation Handheld Digital Film Cameras
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is better than a simple video camera because it has professional features allowing you to create the same "look" as Hollywood feature films.
The combination of high dynamic range, great low light performance and Blackmagic RAW gives you feature film images with precise skin tones and gorgeous organic colours.
You get advanced features such as 4K or 6K models, large 5" LCD for easy focus, SD card and CFast media, external USB‑C media disk recording, EF or MFT lens mounts and more.
DaVinci Resolve Studio is also included for editing, colour correction, audio post and VFX.
Get the "Hollywood Look" with Digital Film
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera has the professional features needed for feature film, television programming and documentaries, however now these same features can be used to revolutionize other types of work such as blog videos, YouTube content and more. You get the same features found on expensive digital film cameras, allowing capture of deeper colours, higher image detail and a wider dynamic range between the brightest highlights and deepest shadows. It's the key reason why feature films look so amazing and now you can get these same high end production values for any kind of work. Imagine getting film quality on independent film, music videos, weddings, corporate videos, documentaries and more.
Multifunction controls at your fingertips
The multifunction handgrip features a comfortable and familiar design that puts important functions such as ISO, WB and shutter buttons right at your fingertips. There’s even a scroll wheel under your index finger for making quick iris adjustments. You get additional controls that go beyond those found on a DSLR, which means you don’t have to go hunting through menus on a tiny screen to find a command. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features easy to reach recording and still buttons that are placed exactly where you expect them to be, including user assignable function keys and control buttons for high frame rate, focus zoom, menu operation, playback and more.
Designed to be portable, packed with features and fully expandable
Elegant Modern Design
The portable handheld design of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K gives you incredible mobility without sacrificing features. The highly compact form factor features a carbon fiber reinforced composite body that makes it extremely durable and lightweight so you can take it anywhere. You get a super bright 5” screen, 4 built in microphones, built in recorders and external buttons and dials that give you fast access to the most important functions. That means you can quickly check framing and focus, capture audio and record your files without having to carry around extra monitors, microphones, recorders and cables. You also get lots of mounting points, a mini XLR input with phantom power, Bluetooth control and more. With the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K you get a fully featured portable digital film camera that’s flexible and expandable.
Large 5" Touchscreen for Fast and Accurate Focus
The rear of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features a large, bright 5 inch touchscreen that makes it easy for you to frame shots and accurately focus. That means you don’t have to carry around an external monitor or viewfinder. It’s like getting a built in Blackmagic Video Assist with your camera. The touchscreen displays critical information while you’re shooting, menus for setting up the camera and intuitive touch to focus controls. On screen overlays show status, a histogram, focus and peaking indicators, levels, frame guides, playback controls and more. You can quickly apply 3D LUTs for monitoring shots with the desired colour and look, or you can choose to bake it into the recorded footage.
Fingertip Shooting Controls
The front and top of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features record start/stop and still photo buttons along with dedicated controls for iris, ISO, white balance and shutter speed. The main power switch is located on the top next to a row of 3 customizable function buttons.
4 Built‑in Microphones and Professional Audio Inputs
With professional, high fidelity audio recording built in you'll never have to carry around a separate sound recorder again. Both Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera models feature a mini XLR input with 48 volts of phantom power for connecting professional microphones such as lapel mics and booms. The four built in microphones have an extremely low noise floor and are shock and wind resistant, allowing you to capture great sound in any location. There’s also a 3.5mm audio input for connecting video camera style microphones, along with a built in speaker for playback and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
USB‑C for Recording Direct to External Media Disks
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features an innovative and high speed USB‑C Expansion Port that operates at up to 5 Gb/s. USB‑C is available on most new computers and even provides power. That means you can connect external accessories such as flash drives and SSDs for significantly longer recording times. A high speed external disk allows shooting 6K in the highest constant quality 12‑bit Blackmagic RAW in the Q0 setting or at high frame rates. Best of all, when shooting is complete you can simply move the external disk to your computer and start editing and colour correction from the same disk, eliminating file copying.
Multiple Resolutions and Frame Rates
Depending on the model, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera can shoot in all standard resolutions and frame rates from HD up to DCI 4K and even 6K. You can also shoot still photos at 21.2 megapixels on the 6K model and 8.8 megapixels on the 4K model. The new 6K model will shoot up to 50 fps at 6144 x 3456 16:9 or 60 fps at 6144 x 2560 2.4:1 and 60 fps at 5744 x 3024 17:9. For higher frame rates you can window the sensor and shoot up to 120 fps at 2.8K 2868 x 1512 17:9. You can even work in true anamorphic 6:5 using anamorphic lenses in 3.7K 60 fps at 3624 x 3020. On the 4K model you can shoot up to 60 fps 4K DCI at 4096 x 2160 and 60 fps in Ultra HD at 3840 x 2160. You can even shoot 120 fps in 1080HD.
Post Production Friendly File Formats
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records using standard open file formats so you don’t have to waste time transcoding media. Files are compatible with all post production software so you can work with the software of your choice, or use the included DaVinci Resolve Studio. Recording works in industry standard 10‑bit Apple ProRes files in all formats up to 4K or 12‑bit Blackmagic RAW in all formats up to 6K. Blackmagic RAW is the fastest growing RAW format and developers can download and use the free Blackmagic RAW SDK to add support into their applications. Best of all media files work on all operating systems plus you can format media cards and disks in HFS+ for Mac and ExFAT for Windows.
Includes DaVinci Resolve Studio
Get Professional Editing, Colour Correction, Audio Post and VFX
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K models include a full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio, which is the same software used in Hollywood for creating high end feature films, episodic television shows, commercials and more. DaVinci Resolve features a revolutionary new cut page with intelligent editing tools and innovative new features designed to help you quickly find the footage you want, edit it together and output it fast. In addition to the new cut page, you also get DaVinci’s legendary professional editing, advanced colour correction, audio post and visual effects tools, all in a single software application. Now you can use the same high end software that professional editors and colourists use.
Dual Gain ISO for Exceptional Low Light Performance
In digital film ISO is a measurement of the image sensor’s sensitivity to light. This means the higher the ISO number the more sensitivity to light so it’s possible to shoot using natural light even at night. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features dual gain ISO up to 25,600, which means both the 4K and 6K models are optimized to minimize grain or noise in images, while maintaining the full dynamic range of the sensor. The native ISO of 400 is ideal for scenes with on‑set lighting. The secondary high base ISO of 3200 is perfect when shooting in dimly lit environments. The gain is set automatically as you adjust the ISO setting on the camera, so it's easy to capture great images when you don’t have time to set up lights.
The Advanced OS with Features from URSA Mini Pro
With the advanced Blackmagic OS, you get an intuitive and user friendly camera operating system based on the latest technology. Blackmagic OS is a true modern operating system where all camera features run independently for smoother control, plus the camera powers on virtually instantly. It features the same controls and menus as other Blackmagic Design cameras so you can move between cameras on set easily. The interface uses simple tap and swipe gestures to adjust settings, add metadata and view recording status. You also get full control over advanced camera features such as on screen focus and exposure tools, 3D LUTs, HDR, metadata entry, timecode, Blackmagic RAW settings and more.
Load Custom 3D LUTs to Recreate Film Looks
Digital film cameras shoot logarithmic colourspace to preserve the dynamic range, which is great for later post production, however when these files are viewed on a monitor they can look flat and washed out. 3D LUTs solve this problem because they allow you to apply a "look" to the monitor so you get an idea of how the finished images will look like when editing. LUTs can be applied temporarily for monitoring only, or they can be recorded into the Blackmagic RAW files for use in post production. The Pocket Cinema Camera works with industry standard 17 and 33 point 3D LUT files, or you can work with the built in LUTs such as Extended Video, Film to Video, Film to Rec.2020 and more.
Built‑In Timecode Generator
Get Fast Multi Camera Shoots in Perfect Sync
Professional cameras include professional features and you also get a built in timecode generator, allowing shooting with more than one camera while keeping perfect sync. Simply plug in an external timecode generator such as Tentacle Sync into the 3.5 mm audio jack and the camera will automatically detect timecode and lock the internal generator. Now each camera can start and stop recording and all the shots from all cameras will have the same matched timecode. Imagine shooting a music festival with multiple roving cameras. Best of all the new DaVinci Resolve 16.1 will automatically find and sync the shots from all cameras so you don't need to waste time sorting through thousands of shots.
Power from Batteries and 12V DC or Recharge via USB‑C.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera uses standard removable LP‑E6 type batteries and also features a locking DC power connector so you never have to worry about losing power in the middle of a shoot. The included AC plug pack can power the camera and charge the battery at the same time. You also get a set of international socket adapters so you can travel and use it worldwide. The USB‑C expansion port can also be used to charge the battery from portable battery packs, mobile phone chargers or a laptop computer. You can even add an optional Blackmagic Pocket Battery Grip that lets you use 2 batteries to dramatically extend the power of the camera. That's the widest range of power options so you can shoot all day.
Compatible with Cinema & Photographic Lenses
With 2 models, you can chose between EF or MFT lenses, making Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera compatible with the largest range and most popular lenses in the world.
The 6K model features an EF lens mount so you can use lenses you already own from other cameras such as DSLR, URSA Mini Pro or even the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera. You can use commonly available photographic lenses that provide incredible creative choice and wonderful feature film quality lens effects. The active lens mount lets you adjust focus and iris from the buttons on the camera or the touch screen. For even greater flexibility, the MFT lens mount on the 4K model can be adapted to PL, C, EF or other lens types.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
Lens Turret Dust Cap
30W Power Supply with Locking Connector and International Adapters
DaVinci Resolve Studio Activation Key
Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
|Effective Sensor Size||23.10mm x 12.99mm (Super 35)|
|Lens Mount||Active EF mount|
|Lens Control||Iris, focus and zoom on supported lenses|
|Dynamic Range||13 Stops|
|Dual Native ISO||400 and 3200|
|Shooting Resolutions||6144 x 3456 (6K) up to 50 fps
6144 x 2560 (6K 2.4:1) up to 60 fps
5744 x 3024 (5.7K 17:9) up to 60 fps
4096 x 2160 (4K DCI) up to 60 fps
3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD) up to 60 fps
3728 x 3104 (3.7K 6:5 anamorphic) up to 60 fps
2868 x 1512 (2.8K 17:9) up to 120 fps
1920 x 1080 (HD) up to 120 fps
|Frame Rates||Maximum sensor frame rate dependent on resolution and codec selected. Project frame rates of 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60 fps supported.
Off-speed frame rates up to 60 fps in 6K 2.4:1, 120 fps in 2.8K 17:9 and 1080HD.
|Focus||Auto focus available using compatible lenses|
|Iris Control||Iris wheel and touchscreen slider for manual iris adjustment on electronically controllable lenses, iris button for instant auto iris settings on compatible lenses.|
|Screen Dimensions||5” 1920 x 1080|
|Screen Type||LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Metadata Support||Automatically populated lens data from electronic EF lenses. Automatic recording of camera settings and slate data such as project, scene number, take and special notes. A 3D LUT can also be embedded in metadata of Blackmagic RAW files.|
|Controls||Touchscreen menus on 5 inch screen. 1 x Power Switch, 1 x Record Button, 1 x Stills Button, 1 x Scroll Wheel with push integrated into handgrip, 1 x ISO, Button, 1 x White Balance, 1 x Shutter Button, 3 x software configurable Fn buttons, 1 x High Frame Rate (HFR) Button, 1 x Zoom Button, 1 x Menu Button, 1 x Play Button, 1 x Focus Button and 1 x IRIS Button.|
|Total Video Inputs||None|
|Total Video Outputs||1 x HDMI Type A|
|Analog Audio Inputs||1 x mini XLR analog switchable between mic with phantom power support and line level (up to +14dBu). 1 x 3.5mm Stereo Input. Can also be used for Timecode input.|
|Analog Audio Outputs||1 x 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Computer Interface||USB Type-C for external drive recording and software updates.|
|Microphone||Integrated stereo microphone|
|Built in Speaker||1 x mono speaker|
|SD Video Standards||None|
|HD Video Standards||1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60|
|Ultra HD Video Standards||2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60|
|4K DCI Standards||4KDCIp23.98, 4KDCIp24, 4KDCIp25, 4KDCIp29.97, 4KDCIp30, 4KDCIp50, 4KDCIp59.94, 4KDCIp60|
|Media||1 x CFast card slot, 1 x SD UHS‑II card slot, 1 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 expansion port for external media for Blackmagic RAW and ProRes Recording.|
|Media Format||Can format media to ExFAT (Windows/Mac) or HFS+ (Mac) file systems|
|Supported Codecs||Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 3:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 5:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 8:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Bitrate 12:1,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q0,
Blackmagic RAW Constant Quality Q5,
ProRes 422 HQ QuickTime,
ProRes 422 QuickTime,
ProRes 422 LT QuickTime,
ProRes 422 Proxy QuickTime.
|Storage Type||1 x CFast 2.0.
1 x SD UHS-II card.
1 x high speed USB-C expansion port for external media.
|Storage Rates||6144 x 3456 (6K)
Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 323 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 194 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 121 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 81 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 194 to 483 MB/s *
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 49 to 139 MB/s **
6144 x 2560 (6K 2.4:1)
Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 240 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 144 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 90 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 60 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 144 to 359 MB/s *
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 37 to 103 MB/s **
5744 x 3024 (5.7K 17:9)
Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 264 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 159 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 100 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 67 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 159 to 395 MB/s *
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 40 to 114 MB/s **
4096 x 2160 (4K DCI)
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 117.88 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 - 78.63 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 54.63 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy - 24.25 MB/s
3840 x 2160 (Ultra HD)
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 110 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 - 73.6 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 51 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy - 22.4 MB/s
3728 x 3104 (3.7K 6:5 anamorphic)
Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 176 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 106 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 67 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 45 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 106 to 265 MB/s *
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 27 to 76 MB/s **
2868 x 1512 (2.8K 17:9)
Blackmagic RAW 3:1 - 67 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 41 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 26 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 17 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 41 to 101 MB/s *
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 11 to 29 MB/s **
1920 x 1080
Apple ProRes 422 HQ - 27.5 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 - 18.4 MB/s
Apple ProRes 422 LT - 12.75 MB/s
Apple ProRes Proxy - 5.6 MB/s
|Recording Formats||Blackmagic RAW 3:1, 5:1, 8:1, 12:1, Q0 and Q5 at 6144 x 3456, 6144 x 2560, 5744 x 3024, 3728 x 3104 and 2868 x 1512 with film, extended video, video dynamic range or custom 3D LUT embedded in metadata.
ProRes at 4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160 and 1920 x 1080 with film, extended video or video dynamic range or custom 3D LUT.
|Storage rates based on 30 frames per second.
*Constant Quality setting Q0 storage rates quoted are indicative only, based on a 2:1 - 5:1 compression range.
**Constant Quality setting Q5 storage rates quoted are indicative only, based on a 7:1 - 20:1 compression range.
Actual storage rates are entirely dependent on image subject matter.
|Software Included||Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Operating System|
|Operating Systems Compatibility||Mac 10.13 High Sierra,
Mac 10.14 Mojave or later
|Power Supply||1 x External 12V power supply|
|External Power Input||1 x 2‑pin locking connector|
|Battery Type||Canon LP-E6|
|Battery Life||Approximately 45 minutes
(recording 6K RAW at 24 fps to CFast 2.0 with screen brightness at 50%)
|Operating Temperature||0°to 40°C (32° to 104°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-20°to 45°C (-4° to 113°F)|
|Relative Humidity||0% to 90% non-condensing|
|Dimensions||178.1 x 101.3 x 96 mm (7 x 4 x 3.8")|
|Weight||900 g (31.75 oz.)|
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