Almost two weeks ago, Blackmagic issued a firmware update for the Pocket Cinema Camera that allowed it to record RAW. Today, they’ve released a new firmware that fixes a “weird” motion blur that occurs when shooting at a 180 degree shutter angle in 23.98 and 24 fps.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was supposed to have RAW recording capabilities when it began shipping at the end of the summer. In true Blackmagic fashion, the RAW was not ready and buyers were told it would be coming later in a firmware. Well the time has arrived and you can now shoot RAW on the BMPCC.
While there aren’t many Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras out in the wild yet, some British filmmakers got their hands on one and shot some test footage that they’ve made available for download.
Blackmagic cameras are known for their high resolution and technical specs (as well as shipping delays) at a low price point. Their Pocket Cinema Camera is especially impressive; it is the size of an iPhone, costs just under $1K, and records full HD straight to Apple ProRes 422 (HQ). We’ve already post some footage from the BMPCC before, but some brand new footage has just been released.