BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera – New Firmware RAW CinemaDNG

Exciting news! BlackMagic Design has finally released new firmware today for the BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera. This update adds lossless CinemaDNG RAW support to the Pocket Cinema Camera. Due to to the high data rate, they recommend using the Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB SD card for recording RAW (found here).

The lossless CinemaDNG RAW will work in DaVinci Resolve and applications from Adobe like Photoshop and Lightroom. However, the Preview and Quick Look feature in OS X is not compatible and you will not see a proper image (at this time).

What’s new in Blackmagic Camera Utility 1.5
• Adds CinemaDNG RAW recording support for Pocket Cinema Camera

To download the firmware visit the Support webpage at

When they were first released, inventory was scarce, but it appears these #BMPC BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Cameras have been in stock lately. Here's a few links if you don't already own this camera.
find-price-button BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera - via B&H

find-price-button BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera - via Amazon

9 thoughts on “BlackMagic Pocket Cinema Camera – New Firmware RAW CinemaDNG

  1. Hey!
    i have a biggest problem, i have footages on my sd card, it plays in the camera good but to copy in the computer is not possible. please help, those footage is PRO LESS not RAW

  2. Emm

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    @kicap - Have you tried opening the same file on another computer in Lightroom? Maybe your RAW viewer is jacked on your system?

  3. I am having problem with the footage. It plays in the camera fine (the DNG RAW that is), but all the footages are not viewable (complete dark with audio) when played on my Resolve 9 (on my iCore5 iMac 2013).

    RAW was recorded on Sandisk Extreme Pro 16gb 95mb/s though.

  4. Mic

    There are tons of usb to micro usb cables around, just do a search. You download the lastest blackmagic camera utility, then connect your camera (usb port in battery compartment in pocket camera, or usb port in ssd slot for 2.5k camera) to your computer, turn on camera and follow directions in pop up screen.

  5. Will

    I'm wondering how one actually updates the software in the BMPCC? I read that you have to remove the current version first. But I guess that you have to connect the camera to your computer? If so I haven't found a Micro HDMI to USB 2 (I have a Mac) cable. Please help.


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