Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Product Introduction
Many filmmakers are familiar with Blackmagic Design.
Especially the video editing software DaVinci Resolve and in particular the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K caused a hype. Last year, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K was introduced and became a big sales hit for Blackmagic Design, despite the somewhat awkward long name for such a small product. The camera is made for the needs of filmmakers.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Review
The main features of the camera are the large display, the ability to connect external power sources, hard drive for recording and microphones, the wide dynamic range, the high resolution of 4K at 60 FPS, RAW file format and much more. These remarkable features and the relatively low entry price for almost 1,399 Euros are the reasons for the great popularity among filmmakers and are called the small RED camera for budget filmmakers. The manufacturer RED is known for its high-quality and also expensive film production cameras.
Blackmagic Design doesn’t leave it with this camera, but relies on this combination of good camera characteristics and low entry price and develops an even better camera, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Specifications
As the name suggests, it is possible to capture video up to a resolution of 6K – 6144 x 3456 pixels with this camera, compared to 4096 x 2160 pixels with the Pocket 4K. With the Cinema Pocket 6K, the larger Super 35 image sensor was used due to the higher resolution. As a result, the focus is no longer on Micro Four Thirds lenses, but on lenses with Canon EF mounts. The body form seems to have remained largely the same, except for the enlarged lens mount. With the purchase of the camera, the buyer automatically receives a license for the very extensive and easy to use video editing software DaVinci Resolve, which is proprietary. Friends of open source software, who don’t like to use proprietary software, of course have the possibility to use Cinelerra-GG Infinity alternatively.
The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, like the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, will certainly find a large number of new buyers. With a price of almost 2.699 Euro (EU) the Pocket 6K is clearly more expensive than the 4K, but compared to the high-end film cameras it is more affordable. For a price of almost 2,700 Euros, filmmakers get a camera that can compete with the big production cameras in many respects.
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