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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