While the Blackmagic Design 12K sensor captures native 12K DCI, full FOV images up to 60fps it can, using BRAW, also shoot 8K and 4K super-sampled, full FOV RAW images up to 120fps.
If required, 6K files can be shot at a Super 16 crop at up to 120fps, while 4K Super 16 can go to an incredible 240fps for immersive, ultra-slow motion footage ideal for high-end sports broadcasts.
Ultimately this offers filmmakers and broadcasters almost unlimited creative freedom to tailor their composition to their specific needs, confident their creative intent will be faithfully retained from shooting through to post-production.
Improved Sensitivity to Light and Colour
The Blackmagic Design Sensor’s innovative 6x6 RGBW Colour Filter Array (CFA) has an equal ratio of six red, six green and six blue pixels balanced with eighteen white pixels to control luminosity. This greatly improves light sensitivity and dynamic range, allowing an exceptional breadth of detail to be captured in high contrast and low-light scenes.
Optimized for Fast Flexible Post Production
Shooting RAW in 12K preserves the deepest control of detail, exposure and colour in post-production. Paired with Blackmagic RAW, The Blackmagic Design 12K Sensor enables shooting of cinema-quality, 12-bit, 12K at up to 60 fps.
When working in 8K or 4K, innovative in-sensor scaling enables it to work twice as fast, doubling the frame rate to 120 fps without cropping or altering the field of view.
Blackmagic RAW Image Capture
Depending on the workflow, users can prioritise constant quality levels, where compression adapts to match a scene’s detail. Alternatively, constant bitrate encoding produces the best possible images with predictable and consistent file sizes.
RAW files can be recorded simultaneously to two cards simultaneously so you can shoot 12K or 8K to either CFast or UHS II cards, even at high frame rates.