New Blackmagic Camera 1.5 software update is available for download from Blackmagic website. With the new software the Pocket Cinema Camera can record 12-bit Log CinemaDNG RAW files.
The new Blackmagic Camera 1.5 software update adds CinemaDNG RAW file recording so customers can now capture super wide dynamic range in a single file. Wide dynamic range RAW image recording allows users to capture the brightest highlights and the darkest shadows simultaneously, capturing more of the scene than is possible with a regular video camera. CinemaDNG RAW files give users incredible freedom to be able to adjust the exposure manually during color correction with Davinci Resolve allowing more flexibility for incredible feature film look color grading.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera uses the open standard lossless compressed version of CinemaDNG RAW. CinemaDNG RAW lossless compression works in a similar way as a ZIP file where the RAW files are compressed during recording without the loss of any part of the image, so all images retain the same quality when they are decompressed. That means customers get back the mathematically perfect high quality RAW file image that they recorded.
New Blackmagic Camera 1.5 software update! Get 12-bit Log CinemaDNG RAW file recording on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera! Download Now!
— Blackmagic Design (@Blackmagic_News) November 12, 2013