Blackmagic Design has released software that adds new 12-bit Log CinemaDNG RAW recording to the popular Pocket Cinema Camera.
The new Blackmagic Camera 1.5 software update increases the recorded dynamic range, enabling users to capture the brightest highlights and the darkest shadows simultaneously. It also provides greater freedom for adjusting exposures manually during colour correction with Davinci Resolve, allowing more flexibility to emulate feature film colour grading. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera uses the open standard lossless compressed version of CinemaDNG RAW, which works in a similar way as a ZIP file. Lossless CinemaDNG RAW files are an open standard, although not all video applications can open them (but the number is increasing). Customers can download the free Davinci Resolve Lite and transcode to popular editing formats like ProRes and DNxHD for compatibility and round tripping with editing software like Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Premiere Pro.
The Blackmagic Camera 1.5 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website: www.blackmagicdesign.com.