Blackmagic adds Raw to Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, launches URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K review: build quality

Blackmagic Design has added support for Blackmagic Raw to its Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, as well as launched the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2.

The Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update allows Pocket Cinema Camera 4K users to record Raw for the first time.

Once the firmware update has been installed, users can then choose from 3:1, 5:1, 8:1 or 12:1 constant bit-rate recording or between constant quality Q0 and Q5 recording, which allows them to prioritise image quality or file size.

Constant quality Q0 and Q5 use variable bitrate encoding so complex frames are encoded at higher data rates, preserving the maximum amount of detail and quality possible.

The company says Blackmagic Raw will let users record more than two hours of full cinematic quality footage in 4K on a 256GB SD UHS-II card. Or with Blackmagic RAW 12:1 you can even record 4K DCI images to an SD card.

Other benefits of the Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update include new metadata support, optimised GPU and CPU accelerated processing on the desktop and more.

Click here to download the Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2

Blackmagic has also announced the second generation of its URSA Mini Pro, which boasts a new Super 35mm 4.6K sensor that captures footage at 4608 x 2592 resolution with 15 stops of dynamic range at up to ISO 3200.

The URSA Mini Pro G2 is also capable of shooting at 300 frames per second in 1080 HD, or 4K DCI at up to 150 frames per second and 4.6K at 120fps.

The addition of a new USB-C port allows users to record directly to external hard drives.

What’s more, the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 can capture Blackmagic RAW images in both film and extended video modes.

The Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro G2 price tag will be $5,995, and the company says it will start production next week.