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

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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...]

DaVinci Resolve 11 Available Now

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Blackmagic Design announced today that DaVinci Resolve 11 is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. This is the final version of the softaware after a beta period of just over a month. It is a free upgrade for existing users and the Lite version of the software is available free to all. [Read more...]

Blackmagic Camera Firmware Update Ver. 1.8.2

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Blackmagic Design has released another firmware update for its Cinema Camera line. The latest firmware update version 1.8.2 adds three new Apple ProRes file formats – ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT and ProRes 422 Proxy.

The new update is available for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.

The new ProRes formats can be captured on SSD drives or SD cards, and can be played back immediately on the camera. You can download the update for free here on Blackmagic Design’s support page.

DaVinci Resolve 11 Beta Now Available

DaVinci Resolve 11 Along with several new updates for its cinema cameras, Blackmagic Design has announced the public release of DaVinci Resolve 11.0 Beta. I’ve been pretty excited about this release for a couple months now. If you want to know more about why, read this.

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The redesigned Resolve 11 is a major upgrade with a full-fledged NLE built-in. Resolve 11 Lite is a free download for everyone. The full version runs $995 and includes the ability to have multiple users working in the same project on the same timeline at once, along with other advanced features.

You can download the beta in Blackmagic Design’s Support Center and read the full press release below. [Read more...]

Blackmagic Cinema Camera Price Drops to $1995

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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.