For the first time ever I’ve come face to face with the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K has come face to face with me. It’s time to face facts without doing an about-face.
Blackmagic have released the first files straight off the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, for grading and evaluation.
How does the image stack up?
It’s been interesting to watch the response to this camera. 9 days after NAB, the thread about it on the EOSHD Forum has amassed over 92,000 views which equates to 10,000 a day for a single forum post. That’s the most enthusiastic response to any camera release in the history of EOSHD going back 8 years. People want RAW recording – and they want it for cheap.
At NAB 2016, Sony announced the free version 2.0 firmware upgrade for the FS5 and the paid RAW update. This will enable 4K 60fps RAW and 1080/240fps RAW via 3G SDI to the Odyssey 7Q+ external recorder.