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