Blackmagic Pocket 4K and 6K Get New Camera V6.8 Firmware Update

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Blackmagic Pocket 4K and 6K Get New Camera V6.8 Firmware Update

Blackmagic Design just released the new Camera V6.8 firmware update for both Pocket 4K and 6K cameras. The new firmware improves camera stratup times and USB PTP control performance, and it fixes the issue with slow mounting of media containing large number of clips. Further, it fixes the issue with EF lens stabilization for the Pocket 6K camera.

Blackmagic Design Camera v6.8 for BMPCC 4K and 6K released. Image credit: cinema5D

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K both offer very nice image quality for the price. Although the cameras do have some shortcommings, which often need to be adressed by third party solutions (powering, media, etc.), they have gotten quite popular among filmmakers. To know more about these cameras, or to refresh some features and specs, make sure to check one of our older articles:

Back in October 2019, Blackmagic Design has released Camera V6.6 firmware update, which brought some new recording modes, improved autofocus, and brought some more fixes. Now, they release the next update Camera V6.8.

Blackmagic Design Camera V6.8 Firmware Update

As Blackmagic Design published in their post today, the Camera V6.8 update is now live on their Support Center Website.

Blackmagic Design Camera v6.8 for BMPCC 4K and 6K released. Image credit: BMD/cinema5D

New features for Pocket Cinema Camera 4k:

  • Improved camera startup time.
  • Improved USB PTP control performance.
  • Increased 4K 2.40:1 recording height from 1712 to 1720.
  • Fixed issue with slow mounting of media containing large number of clips.

New features for Pocket Cinema Camera 6K:

  • Improved camera startup time.
  • Improved USB PTP control performance.
  • Fixed issue with slow mounting of media containing large number of clips.
  • Fixed issue where EF lens stabilization cannot be turned on if camera is started with lens stablization turned off.

The new Camera V6.8 firmware update is available as a free download through Blackmagic Design Support Center Website.

Do you use one of the Blackmagic Pocket cameras for your video work? Did you have any of the issues listed above? Let us know in the comments underneath the article.

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Sam
Sam
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February 26th, 2020

Did anyone have problem with BMPCC4K After the Update 6,8??
Because the Metal side down the Camera is very hot , maybe the fan didnt Work more After the Update ??

Matthew Hartman
Matthew Hartman
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February 9th, 2020

Typo in first paragraph.

Erik
Erik
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February 5th, 2020

Will it delete my current settings?

Matthew Hartman
Matthew Hartman
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February 9th, 2020
Reply to  Erik

These firmware updates generally do. The OS is basically being overwritten.

Rob
Rob
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February 3rd, 2020

What is the new startup time?

Roberto Mettifogo
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February 3rd, 2020
Reply to  Rob

less thank 3 seconds.

Rob
Rob
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February 4th, 2020

I don’t have one yet… What was the original startup time? Thanks!

Matthew Hartman
Matthew Hartman
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February 9th, 2020
Reply to  Rob

Um, got math?

Matthew Hartman
Matthew Hartman
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February 9th, 2020
Reply to  Rob

It’s roughly the difference of 5-6 seconds in my estimation. Personally if you’ve ever booted up a RED, the original time of the Pocket just was a non-issue.

Member
February 3rd, 2020

Nice! I will be updating my BMPCC 4k later today. I have a feeling this is the last update we will see for that camera though.

Matthew Hartman
Matthew Hartman
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February 9th, 2020
Reply to  Jakub Han

Some suspect a 8k/Full frame Pocket. I have my doubts, I think that would absolutely cannibalize Ursa G2 sales. I dont care what anyone says, everyone is always looking for a smaller footprint.

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K&K
K&K
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February 3rd, 2020

do i need to upload previous 6.6 or can i upload 6.8 first

C. Jagan Mohan
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February 3rd, 2020
Reply to  K&K

You can directly update to 6.8. First uninstall the old install camera application. Install the news application 6.8 and update.

Evenspierre
Evenspierre
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June 14th, 2020
Reply to  C. Jagan Mohan

My bmpcc4k doesn’t not work after update 6.9 nothing Displayed… Someone help me please

Evenspierre
Evenspierre
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June 14th, 2020
Reply to  Evenspierre

He’s On But Nothing Displayed

Mauro
Mauro
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February 3rd, 2020
Reply to  K&K

You can download 6.8. No need for previous versions

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