Blackmagic Design’s $2,495 BMPCC 6K Pro camera has a super-bright HDR display


Blackmagic Design has unveiled the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro (BMPCC 6K Pro), an up to date model of its BMPCC 6K cinema camera with some additional skilled options. The new mannequin now consists of a a lot brighter 1,500 nit HDR display that may be tilted (although not swiveled), whereas the display on the final mannequin was mounted in place. That ought to make it simpler to see when taking pictures in daylight, whereas additionally providing you with a extra correct view for HDR productions.

On high of the brighter display, the BMPCC 6K Pro helps an optionally available 3.68-million dot OLED digital viewfinder (EVF) priced at $495. It has a built-in proximity sensor to change robotically between the display and EVF, can swivel up and down via 70 levels and shows standing data like body guides. 

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Another key new characteristic for professionals is the built-in motorized infrared (IR) impartial density (ND) filter. That enables you to cut back the quantity of sunshine getting into the camera, significantly in brilliant daylight, with out the necessity to change shutter, ISO or aperture settings. You can select from 2, 4 and 6 stops of sunshine blocking, and so they’re designed to match the colorimetry and coloration science of the camera. At the identical time, the IR filters cut back each optical and IR wavelengths evenly so you do not get IR picture contamination. 

If you are fearful concerning the display and/or EVF draining the battery extra shortly, the BMPCC 6K Pro now helps bigger NP-F570 batteries as a substitute of the Canon LP-E6 fashions used on the earlier mannequin. Blackmagic Design did not say how a lot (if any) that prolongs taking pictures, however for those who want extra time you will get the optionally available $145 Battery Pro Grip, which takes two NP-F570 batteries and means that you can shoot for as much as 3 hours. 

Otherwise, the BMPCC 6K Pro is much like the BMPCC 6K mannequin, packing a twin native ISO 6,144 x 3,456 sensor with a claimed 13 stops of dynamic vary and max 25,600 ISO. You can report in ProRes, Apple RAW or Blackmagic RAW codecs at as much as 6K decision, together with most cinema codecs. For video shooters, it additionally consists of niceties like an XLR microphone enter, 3.5mm mic and headphone jacks, a locking DC energy provide and assist for CFast 2.0 and SD card codecs. 

As I famous in my overview, the BMPCC 6K is powerhouse when it comes to cinema manufacturing, although it isn’t ideally suited as a run-and-gun camera as a result of lack of steady autofocus. The BMPCC 6K Pro is now obtainable to pre-order at B&H Photo Video, amongst different retailers, for $2,495.