BlackMagic Firmware Updates for Previous Cameras


As BlackMagic Design announced several new products this year at NAB2014 (as seen above), one question was - Will they continue to support fixes/bugs for previous cameras? A recent response from the Blackmagic Design Forum points to yes. A few notes included

1. New debayering for shooting directly to ProRes or DNxHD on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF and MFT
2. Improved MFT lens support on the Pocket Cinema Camera
3. Compressed RAW support on the Production Camera 4K
4. Autofocus support for EF lenses on Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF and Production Camera 4K

There are a few other improvements with hints to audio level metering and histogram displays among other comments about some requests that may not be possible to fix over at the Blackmagic Design Forum (Found Here).

5 thoughts on “BlackMagic Firmware Updates for Previous Cameras


    I love to see a 100-fps. to 120-fps. version come out thats the real sales piitch and a good investment to buy one ,unless there are otheri issue of overheating as rumoured , of course I heard your technicians say the URSA has resloved it.

  2. Max

    Awesome camera on paper.
    As a matter of fact this shoulder mounted (... able ) 4k camera is " NOT " heavy enough if you want to get half decent unlocked shots out of it. Any experienced DOP would add balanced " Stuff " to it to bring it to around 10 KG for unlocked shooting in 4K.
    10 inch screen is going to be a joy to work with. modular design is crazy plus ... . Hey I have many imperfections and yet I like myself to work with everyday. Short comings of this camera, ... I will replace them with the first perfect camera I could afford to buy - after making a good chunk of cash with this one.

    nice writeup Emm and thanks.

  3. Emm

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    @Cfreak - The URSA is not a DSLR killer by any means, but UHD resolution at 60fps with RAW and dual recording slots is a big deal for some people at this price of under $6K. Right now some guys have to rent the Sony F55 ($29,000 dollars) just to get some of this functionality. Maybe it's not as good as the Sony but at an introduction price of under $6k there are tons of people who are ready to jump at this camera when they can't afford multiple F55s.

  4. Cfreak

    I have tuned them out completely. That 10" screen on the URSA look great, but, may block being able to see anything else. Might be a problem for handheld work. Weight will be a problem for anyone without support gear for heavier cameras. I still insist on using a beefy tripod, so it's not a problem for me.

    In today's climate, I just have a wait and see (what actually arrives) attitude.

  5. Doc Hutch

    Who else is not holding their breath that Blackmagic will actually ship at their promised July ship date?

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