Blackmagic Price Drop for Pocket Cinema Camera Plus Major Updates to Entire Camera Line and DaVinci Resolve

by | Jun 25, 2014 | News | 0 comments

BMD PocketBothBlackmagic Design has announced a Summer Special discount on the Pocket Cinema Camera. Until August 31, the Pocket Cinema Camera will be available for a new low price of $495 (USD).

BlackmagicURSABlackmagic Design has announced Camera Update 1.8 and DaVinci Resolve 11.  New Camera firmware, offered free of charge, includes the following improvements:

  • New code base for all Blackmagic cameras for increased performance with a new user interface similar to the Blackmagic URSA.
  • Adds compressed RAW DNG support for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K model.
  • Enhanced lens control support for EF mount lenses including auto focus when pushing the focus button on active EF based lenses; (the cameras will mathematically analyze the center of the image and optimize the focus for maximum sharpness).
  • Improves the focus peaking display allowing more accurate manual focus
  • Iris control has been changed, due to customer request, to hold its setting between record and playback.
  • Updates for the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera models, such as improved audio performance and a completely rewritten new higher quality de-bayer processor allowing cleaner images when recording to file formats such as ProRes or DNxHD.
  • Other benefits for the original Blackmagic Cinema Camera include enhancements to the camera’s dynamic range when shooting at 1600 ISO.
  • Improvements for the Pocket Cinema Camera are also included in this update,such as the new interface, new focus peaking and improved de-bayer quality, plus additional active MFT lens support for lenses including Sigma and Lumix.
DaVinciDaVinci Resolve 11 is now in “Public Beta”, available now for download from the Blackmagic Design website free of charge for all DaVinci Resolve customers.  
As announced at NAB 2014, DaVinci Resolve 11 is a major upgrade with more than 100 new editing and color grading features and improvements in online editing plus context sensitive trimming, onset file cloning, photographer style color grading tools and new collaborative workflows allowing multiple users to work simultaneously on the same timeline.

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