Blackmagic Design Announces the Beta Release of New Camera Software: Blackmagic Camera 8.6

by | Mar 28, 2024 | News | 0 comments

Blackmagic Design has announced the release of Blackmagic Camera 8.6 Public Beta which adds support for cloud workflows on the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and the Cinema Camera 6K. This update allows users to upload clips from the camera’s new media pool to Blackmagic Cloud and even upload directly to DaVinci Resolve projects. The new release also adds webcam support from the USB‑C connection of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and the Cinema Camera 6K. This means users can connect to computers and stream live video using any major streaming software or platform in full HD resolution. With this new webcam support, you can live stream your shoot to clients from a remote location anywhere in the world. This update also adds the ability to update and manage your camera via Ethernet, support for REST APIs for remote camera control, secure login and password support, network time protocol support, web media manager support, file transfer protocol support and SMB file sharing support.

New features for the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K & 6K, Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2, Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro, and Cinema Camera 6K:

  • Adds support for using camera as a webcam or UVC device.
  • Adds media pool file browser.
  • Adds clip deletion support.
  • Adds Blackmagic Cloud clip uploads.
  • Adds direct uploads to DaVinci Resolve projects.
  • Adds ability to update and manage camera via ethernet.
  • Adds REST control API for remote control.
  • Adds login and secure certificate support.
  • Adds network time protocol support.
  • Adds web media manager support.
  • Adds file transfer protocol support.
  • Adds SMB file sharing support.
  • Adds mobile phone tethering support for some models.
  • Improves gyro metadata reliability.
  • Improves USB-C drive detection reliability.

The new software can be accessed at the Blackmagic Design Support Page: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/readme/66b832f9f1b04e92960a3117d7a741df

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