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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 has added yet another firmware update for the Production Camera 4K. The new Camera v. 1.9.5 update adds the ability to directly format an SSD to HFS+ or exFAT within the camera.
The firmware is currently being worked on for the other Blackmagic cameras. You can download the update for the Production Camera 4K here on Blackmagic Design’s website.
B&H has the Metabones Canon EF Lens to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Speed Booster in stock with free expedited shipping. This speed booster reduces the crop factor of Canon lenses from 3.02x to 1.75x on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Additionally, the speed booster effectively increases the brightness of a lens by 1 2/3 stops, which means a f/1.2 lens becomes a f/0.74 lens. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Blackmagic has announced a firmware update for the Production Camera 4K to version 1.9. It includes new “heads up display” on screen metering that provides histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining.