Blackmagic turns Pocket Cinema Camera 4K & 6K into pro studio cameras

(Image credit: Blackmagic Design)

Blackmagic Design has released firmware updates for its Pocket Cinema Cameras that turn them into fully-fledged studio cameras. The free upgrade allows the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K to integrate with the recently-released ATEM Mini production switcher to create a set-up that is perfect for professional multi-camera streaming set-ups and for live broadcast.

The new features include controlling the tally light on the front of the camera to show which camera is live. The live camera is indicated through a red LED, a camera , and the one in program preview (ie the camera that will be live next) has an green light, and an orange light shows a camera that is recording video internally.. 

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.