Blackmagic Camera 1.9.7 Update Adds SSD and SD Card Formatting to All Cameras

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

Following the release of the firmware upgrade for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, Blackmagic Design recently announced the availability of Camera 1.9.7 software, which includes dashboard on screen menus and high performance disk formatting for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. The update is available for download from the Blackmagic Design website free of charge for all Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera customers.

See the complete details on the Camera 1.97 firmware update in the press release below. [Read more...]

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Price Drops to $1995

Blackmagic Cinema Camera

With the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera starting to ship any day now for $995 and the 4K Production Camera available later this month at $3995, Blackmagic Design has dropped the price on its original Cinema Camera to $1995 (down from $2995).

Many people consider the camera to be quite the bargain at $2999, so the $1000 price drop should up the value even further. You can find the price drops already in effect on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera here at B&H Photo and here at Adorama.

Switronix Unveils 3-Stud Plate w/ Double P-Tap Outputs for Blackmagic Cinema Camera

Switronix Blackmagic Cinema Camera Accessories

Switronix added the GP-A-BMCC to its Blackmagic Cinema Camera accessory lineup.  The GP-A-BMCC is a 3-Stud Plate with double P-Tap outputs and 20″ Black Magic Cinema Camera DC pin connection.

Switronix also makes the PB70-BMCC Powerbase solution for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, along with the GP-DV-BMCC connector block and the GP-S-BMCC V-mount plate with double P-tap output.

ARRI Unveils “Ready to Shoot” Kits for Blackmagic Cinema Camera

ARRI Pro Camera Acessories - Blackmagic Cinema Camera

ARRI has introduced “Ready to Shoot” camera rig kits for the new Blackmagic Cinema Camera.  When Blackmagic unveiled its Cinema Camera at NAB 2012, it was readily apparent that we would need to use some sort of rig to get the most out of the camera.

Now the the Blackmagic Cinema Camera has started shipping (in limited quantities still), ARRI has jumped on the demand for some camera-specific rigs for this little $3000 powerhouse. [Read more...]