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...]

Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera Firmware Update News

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With all of the recent camera additions from Blackmagic, some users of the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera and the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera have expressed concern over the lack of firmware updates for the cameras and wondering whether Blackmagic will be supporting these cameras going forward.

Blackmagic’s own Kristian Lam took the official Blackmagic forums to address these concerns. Check out Blackmagic’s update on the firmware issues for these cameras below. [Read more...]

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Gets RAW Recording Update

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Blackmagic Design has released Blackmagic Camera 1.5 software for the Pocket Cinema Camera, which adds new 12-bit Log CinemaDNG RAW recording to the Pocket Cinema Camera,┬áso users can now capture super wide dynamic range in a single file. This feature was promised when the camera was announced back at NAB 2013. You can find the update here on Blackmagic Design’s website.

Here’s some sample footage.

Check out the full press release below. [Read more...]

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Footage

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For those itching to get your hands on the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, you’ll appreciate this footage from John Brawley and his Sunday morning at a local market with a preproduction BPCC unit.

He shot with the Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 m4/3 lens with image stabilization turned on.

You can see the ungraded footage in the video below.

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is scheduled to ship in July 2013 for $995. Read more about the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera.

New Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and 4K Camera Available for Pre-Order

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The new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K won’t be shipping until July 2013. However, the line to get one starts now.

I expect both of these models to be in high demand. I sat down with a representative earlier today and he said that while the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera will begin shipping in July, they are expecting a high demand that will lead to a hefty backorder log.

In short, if you want one, pre-order it now.

You can pre-order the Blackmagic Pocket Camera here at B&H Photo.

You can pre-order the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K here at B&H Photo.