One common effect that magic leaves us with is 'awe'. Magicians and illusionists have a way of leaving us astounded by their magic and illusions. Unless they are willing to reveal otherwise, there's usually nothing to make us think that their acts are tricks. Without doubts, most take us beyond the realm of tricks and illusions, making us believe in miracles.
Similar experiences come with modern technology inventions and innovations that make us believe that we could do anything with the possibilities that they offer us. This is why Blackmagic Design creations bring a magic feel to videography and Filmmaking.
Blackmagic Design Pty Ltd. is an Australian digital cinema company and manufacturer based in Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It designs and manufactures broadcast and cinema hardware, most notably high-end digital movie cameras, and also develops video editing software, such as the DaVinci Resolve and Blackmagic Fusion applications
Blackmagic Design creates the world's highest quality products for the film feature, post, and broadcast industries including URSA cameras. They have just released another camera firmware update that brings a decent number of new features to the Pocket 4K, 6K, and 6K Pro cameras. If you are a proud owner of the Pocket 4K or 6K models, you’ll now be able to get access to Blackmagic’s enhanced generation 5 color science.
Blackmagic Camera 7.3 Update also adds LCD screen calibration, an RGB histogram along color channel clipping indicators to the Pocket 4K, 6K, and 6K Pro counterparts. The autofocus, active lens control, and focus peaking visibility on all three models are also improved with this camera update.
Blackmagic Camera 7.3 Update Highlights for the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, 6K, and 6K Pro include:
- Upgrades the luminance histogram to RGB histogram.
- Adds color channel clipping indicators.
- Adds false-color guide display.
- Adds LCD screen calibration settings.
- Improves autofocus and active lens control.
- Improves focus peaking visibility.
- Fixes an issue with importing LUT’s and Presets.
Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K
- Adds support for Generation 5 color science.
- Adds support for LCD screen dimming for power conservation.
- Adds Q1 and Q3 Blackmagic RAW recording options.
- URSA Studio Viewfinder
- Fixes bug that can cause image misalignment
For the new Blackmagic RAW 2.0
- Adds support for Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K.
- Adds support for dual card recording.
Updates to Blackmagic Generation 5 Color Science
- Adds DaVinci Wide Gamut and DaVinci Intermediate gamma support.
- Adds support for Nikon Z 6II and Z 7II Blackmagic RAW clips captured by Blackmagic Video Assist.
General performance and stability improvements
The BMPCC 6K is an upgrade over the previous model offering greater resolution and some additional options for frame rate and lenses. It also offers shallow depth of field not as readily available in earlier models. Many accessories that already work with the 4K should continue to work with the 6K, though the changes to the body may affect some cages.
The BMPCC 6K still has the same issues as the 4K insofar as the battery life issues, a stationary screen, and no internal stabilization. It also doesn’t boast much of an increase in low light sensitivity. It is an upgrade in resolution and options for your lenses primarily. For someone looking to get their first Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera or for anyone who may need additional resolution beyond 4K in the compact size, the 6K seems to be worth it. On the other hand, there doesn’t seem to be quite enough difference between the BMPCC 4K and the 6K to be worth upgrading if the 4K has been serving you well.
May 03, 2021
by Eguaogie Eghosa