Blackmagic Announces Their Free Digital Film Camera Control App is Now Available for Android

by | Jun 25, 2024 | News | 0 comments

Blackmagic Design has announced Blackmagic Camera for Android, which adds digital film features and controls to Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel phones. This greatly improves the results customers can get so shots can be used for television and film production. Based on the same operating system as Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras, these professional features give Android content creators the same tools used in feature films, television and documentaries. Support for Blackmagic Cloud allows creators to collaborate and share media with multiple editors and colorists around the world instantly. Blackmagic Camera is now available from Google Play, free of charge.

Blackmagic Camera unlocks the power of the phone by adding digital film camera controls and operating systems so customers can create unique cinematic ‘looks.’ App users can adjust settings such as frame rate, shutter angle, white balance and ISO all in a single tap. Or record directly to Blackmagic Cloud in industry standard files up to 8K. Recording to Blackmagic Cloud Storage lets customers collaborate on DaVinci Resolve projects with editors anywhere in the world, all at the same time. The heads up display, or HUD, shows status and record parameters, histogram, focus peaking, levels, frame guides and more. Show or hide the HUD by swiping up or down. Auto focus by tapping the screen in the area customers want to focus. Customers can shoot in 16:9 or vertical aspect ratios, plus customers can shoot 16:9 while holding the phone vertically if they want to shoot unobtrusively. There are also tabs for media management including uploading to Blackmagic Cloud, chat and access to advanced menus.

Blackmagic Camera for Android Features

  • Works with Samsung Glaxay and Google Pixel phones
  • Shoot in 16:9 or vertical aspect ratios.
  • Stealth mode for shooting 16:9 while holding phone vertically.
  • Capture H.264 with and H.265 with auto proxy generation.
  • Frame rate, shutter speed, exposure, white balance, tint and color space camera controls.
  • Focus assist, zebra, frame guides, histogram.
  • Time of day or run time, timecode recording.
  • VU or PPM audio meters.
  • Thumbnail view of all recorded clips in media tab.
  • Preview clips with scrubber, duration, timecode and file name display.
  • Fully integrated with Blackmagic Cloud and DaVinci Resolve.
  • Record to phone, select recorded clips to share via Blackmagic Cloud or sync automatically. 


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