Posts Tagged ‘firmware’


The D800 has re-emerged!

We have the Mosaic Engineering VAF-D800 filter, CFast $299 Atomos Ninja Star ProRes recorder coming soon and now even a hack project based around the camera.

So I’ve picked up a D800 and plan to see what I get out of it.

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Above: Prospect, a short film shot on the 2.5k Blackmagic Cinema Camera

The Blackmagic Cinema Camera was the first foray for the company into the camera market and was announced 2 years ago this month. I know many users were expecting more from firmware updates in the meantime to add basic features and also features promised by Blackmagic themselves. Many were expecting these to be announced this week at NAB. Instead Blackmagic revealed new cameras, one in particular the URSA being packed with new features.

So I asked Blackmagic some tough questions and here are the answers…

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera raw

Download firmware v1.5 from Blackmagic

Just a heads up (full post to follow when I’ve had some shooting time with it) – the eagerly awaited firmware update from Blackmagic Design which gives the Pocket Cinema Camera raw video has arrived. This will allow you to shoot 12bit Cinema DNG in full 1080p.

Blackmagic recommend the Sandisk Extreme Pro 64GB card for raw.

I am going to be using the LOMO anamorphic rig shown above, which is mounted via an OCT-18 adapter to the Pocket Camera.

I can highly recommend upgrading from Resolve 9 to Resolve 10. There’s no reason to keep the old version. The new one is much better for editing Cinema DNG raw. You may also want to give the EOSHD Film LUT a go with Pocket Cinema Camera raw. It should give you an instantly appealing film-like look in Resolve 10 with no grading effort required.

Full article later in the week!

After a very limited initial release, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is slated for an end of September ship date  in greater quantity. The good news is that the extra time has given Blackmagic some leeway to tweak the camera.

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Blackmagic Cinema Camera - anamorphic rig

Above: my EF mount camera with Iscorama 54 and ReWo BMCC cage

UPDATE. Cameras are now in stock in the US at the new prices of $1995 -

At Hot Rod Cameras

Full Blackmagic range – both EF and mFT cameras now in stock

At Adorama

Blackmagic Cinema Camera with EF Mount

Blackmagic Cinema Camera with Micro Four Thirds Mount

At B&H Photo Video

Blackmagic Cinema Camera with EF Mount

Blackmagic Cinema Camera with Micro Four Thirds Mount

Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty has today mapped out the company’s camera roadmap.

  • The Blackmagic Cinema Camera has a new aggressive price point. A drop of $1000 to the price of a Canon 6D – $1995.
  • Next firmware V1.5 will add new features
  • The first sensors for the 4K Production Camera only arrived this week

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