First RAW footage from Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and comparison with ProRes

Blackmagic Design released Blackmagic Camera 1.5 software which adds new 12-bit Log CinemaDNG RAW recording to the popular Pocket Cinema Camera. The CinemaDNG Raw lossless compression works like a ZIP file where the Raw files are compressed during 1080p recording without the loss of any part of the image. It was only a matter of time before we started seeing comparison videos of the BMPCC’s ProRes shooting mode and the newly possible RAW mode.

ProRes vs 12-bit RAW comparison with Sigma 19mm MFT lens, 800 ASA, no post-sharpening, no noise reduction:

ProRes vs 12-bit RAW – BMPCC from D.L. Watson on Vimeo.

First RAW CinemaDNG footage from Fenchel & Janisch. Lenses: Canon 24-105mm F/4 and Tokina 11-16mm F/2.8:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>