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Get Longer Recording Times with Blackmagic Design’s New Firmware for All Cameras

Blackmagic Design announced a new firmware release for all of their cameras including the Pocket Cinema Camera, the Cinema Camera and the Cinema Camera 4k.  This new firmware adds three new Apple ProRes™ file formats for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.

Attention Blackmagic Camera Owners: New Firmware Update 1.8

Today, Blackmagic Design announced the release of new camera firmware, Version 1.8.  The new firmware is massive and will provide enhanced lens control support for EF lenses, better peaking, better audio performance and a new interface for all cameras.

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Here are some of the new features in Version 1.8

  • New code base for all Blackmagic cameras
  • RAW DNG support on the Production Camera 4K
  • New debayer
  • Enhanced lens control support for EF, giving auto focus when pushing focus button on active EF lenses
  • Improved focus peaking (which is now green in color to see easier)
  • Improved audio performance
  • Enhancements to Cinema Cameras when shooting at 1600 ISO
  • Updated user interface
  • Losslessly compressed RAW DNG recording support

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From PVC: Flying The 4K Blackmagic Production Camera

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Taking the 4K in the air – review from  ProVideo Coalition’s Brian Hallett

Flying The 4K Blackmagic Production Camera

Test Flight

By Brian Hallett | March 23, 2014

The Sundance Short “Me+Her”, Shot On Blackmagic Cinema Camera & Pocket Cinema Camera

“Me+Her” is a live action short about cardboard people in a cardboard world that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, all captured on Blackmagic Cameras.  The team at Island Creek Pictures chose the Blackmagic Cinema camera for the bulk of their shooting, citing the “…form factor, color space, latitude, image quality and flexibility for color correction with RAW…” as the reason they chose it over the many other cameras they tested. The film was shot over 18 days and came out to 10 terabytes worth of footage that the team transcoded to ProRes Lite. The transcoded footage was then edited, and converted back to RAW for use in DaVinci Resolve.


Due to the smaller subjects of their film, “Me+Her” director Joseph Oxford notes that the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera was invaluable as well. “It’s safe to say that this film would have been exponentially more difficult to make with a larger camera. It was very important to me to minimize the limits equipment would put on us so I could operate more from a creative mindset rather than a logistical one.”

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera Post Work-Flow


Brian Hallett from ProVideoCoalition breaks down his BMCC post production workflow using Adobe Lightroom.

Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for Blackmagic Cinema Camera!

BMCC is now $1995.00


Not only is the Blackmagic Cinema Camera shipping…but it’s shipping at a discount.  According to their press release dated August 2, 2013, it’s a permanent discount making the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF retail at:  $1,995.

Only 3 Days Left Before ‘Hero Punk’ Kickstarter Campaign Ends


hero punk kick Not long ago we pointed out that Hero Punk, the first feature to be completely shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, launched a Kickstarter to help fund the rest of the movie. Well now the campaign has only three days left to go, and is about $10,000 off its goal of $28,500.

Telephonophobia: Phone vs. Girl Is More Terrifying Than It Sounds, But Still Looks Beautiful

This is Telephonophobia. Shot on the Black Magic Cinema Cam, Telephonophobia is a short film from Strapping Production, directed by Kyle McConaghy.

Hero Punk Kickstarter Now Live


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A little while back we talked about a great sci-fi film called ‘Hero Punk’ that was the first feature film shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera. We recently spoke with the writer/director, Kanen Flowers, and learned of two more things: he’s even nicer in person than he is over the phone, and ‘Hero Punk’ just launched its Kickstarter campaign.

Freytag Film Reviews Blackmagic’s UltraStudio Mini Monitor


Blackmagic’s UltraStudio Mini Monitor is a very cool, very small device that uses the new Thunderbolt connection that’s becoming more and more popular these days.