Blackmagic Fusion 7 VFX Software Now Running on Mac OS X

Fusion 7 on Mac OS X

Late last year, Blackmagic Design unveiled Fusion 7 for Windows and made it free with a Studio version available for $995 with additional features. That was a big deal because it was previously a $5,000 application for high-end VFX work on Hollywood films like Maleficent, Edge of Tomorrow, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Amazing Spider-man 2 and The Hunger Games, as well as hit TV shows like Battlestar Galactica and Orphan Black.

Of course, we wondered at the time when Mac OS X support would be available. Well, it’s not quite on the market for Mac yet, but Blackmagic is already showing off support for OS X and will have more details available at NAB 2015 in just over a week.

[via Blackmagic Design]

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera w/ Free Lens – Black Friday Deal

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B&H has the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera available with your choice of a free lens (up to $599 value) as one of its Black Friday deals. Just click on the link “Receive a FREE Gift Of Your Choice” and add one of the seven lenses to your cart along with the camera. Check it out while it lasts here at B&H Photo.

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 Camera v. 1.9.5 Firmware Update Adds SSD Formatting to Production Camera 4K

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

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.