Camera Firmware V6.8 Improves Boot-Up Time on the BMPCC 4K/6K Cameras and More

Overall, this should be a welcome improvement for all BMPCC 4K/6K owners. With the just-released Camera Firmware V6.8, both the Pocket 4K and 6K siblings get improved startup times and SB PTP control performance alongside some other minor fixes and enhancements.

Furthermore, the software in question addresses the issue with slow mounting of media containing a large number of clips as well as it tackles the existing problems with EF lens stabilization on the Pocket 6K. Another noteworthy enhancement on the Pocket 4K is the increased recording height from 1712 to 1720 when filming in 4K 2.40:1 mode. You can find all details regarding Camera Firmware Update V6.8 below.

New features for Pocket 4K:

  • Improved camera startup time.
  • Improved USB PTP control performance.
  • Increased 4K 2.40:1 recording height from 1712 to 1720.
  • Fixed issue with slow mounting of media containing large number of clips.

New features for Pocket 6K:

  • Improved camera startup time.
  • Improved USB PTP control performance.
  • Fixed issue with slow mounting of media containing large number of clips.
  • Fixed issue where EF lens stabilization cannot be turned on if camera is started with lens stablization turned off.

Keep in mind that you may notice a pause around the 70% mark in the install process while installing the camera update on Pocket 4K, this is normal. Do not power off the camera as it may still be in the middle of the update process. When the update is completed, the camera will restart into its normal operating state.

After loading the software on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera PL, EF or MFT, you may notice a slight flickering on the built-in LCD screen. This is normal and expected behavior. The flickering will go away after a few minutes of operation.

You can download the just-released Camera Firmware V6.8 update right away as a free download through the following link.

[source: Blackmagic Design]

Order Links:

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K (B&HAmazon)

Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 6K (B&HAmazon)

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