Blackmagic respond to EOSHD about supporting existing cameras – audio levels and histograms on the way!

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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Sony NEX-Hack update – 1st camera purchased for Someone1.00

NEX-Hack (NEX 5N and NEX 7 pictured)

NEW: Donate and view the latest donations here

Read the full update at EOSHD NEX-Hack.com

Today myself and Malcolm of Magic Lantern were able to transfer $700 to Someone1.00 to buy his first test body from the NEX-Hack.com donations fund.

We are well on the path to improvements in video image quality and features on the Sony NEX and Alpha cameras.

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New Official GH2 firmware out, adds 25p, early findings

Mandorla - a feature by Roberto Miller shooting on the hacked GH2

Mandorla – a feature directed by Roberto Miller in production now on the hacked Panasonic GH2

The new official GH2 firmware is out now, you can download it at Panasonic here. Please be aware when you install it that any hacked firmware is overwritten and lost although one forum member at Vitaliy Kiselev’s site said he was able to roll back the hacked version 1.0 firmware again just fine with PTools and the new firmware doesn’t block anything. Take this with a pinch of salt until more people have tested it and if you need the hacked firmware for an important upcoming project don’t install this update.

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