New Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Firmware Update

No, there is no BRAW in firmware 6.1, nor do we have an ETA on when BRAW might be coming to the Pocket 4K, but they have added the following:

  • Added support for pixel remapping in camera.
  • Added 2:1 monitoring frame guide.
  • Improved media formatting user interface.
  • Improved audio monitoring latency performance.
  • Improved auto focus performance.
  • Improved signal to noise ratio performance of camera internal microphone.
  • Improved power efficiency for improved battery life.
  • Improved 3.5mm audio input selection interface.
  • Improved AV sync performance.
  • Fixed an issue where time and date is not updated on camera when connected to the Blackmagic Camera Setup utility.
  • Fixed an issue where the 3.5mm audio input level is 6dB lower than expected.
  • Fixed an auto focusing issue with Lumix 20mm f/1.7 lens.
  • Fixed an issue where some USB-C external SSDs were not detected when connected before camera is powered up.
  • Fixed an issue where some batteries might shut off earlier than expected.
  • Fixed an issue where low battery indicator is not displayed appropriately.
  • Fixed an issue with camera not being detected by host computer when connected to certain USB ports.
  • Updated dynamic range and ISO chart in user manual.

A More In-Depth Hands-on Look at the Panasonic S1/S1R

These are interesting cameras but Panasonic’s targeting the higher end market is a departure from its approach with M43 where it released very affordable products for the features they offered. Premium is where the camera makers believe the money is at I guess.

Regardless, we wish Panasonic success because they have shown more innovation the Nikon and Canon and we’d be happy to have them survive as a competitor.

Here’s Lok’s first Look: