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Blackmagic Design Releases Camera 2.1 Firmware Update

Blackmagic Design Releases Camera 2.1 Firmware Update

In their ongoing effort to maximize the capabilities of their entire line of cameras, Blackmagic introduced a new firmware for which effects the URSA, Cinema Camera and Pocket Cinema Camera, Camera 2.1.

Key among the new features is lossless RAW compression for the BMCC. It should look identical to the uncompressed RAW. The difference being it compresses the files like a .zip saving you disk space, enabling you to shoot longer.

Here’s a breakdown of what each camera affected will get:

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

  • New Blackmagic Camera Setup software
  • Adds support for more frame guide options
  • Adds Japanese and Chinese language menu support
  • Holding down MENU will bypass Dashboard and go straight into settings
  • Peaking state is remembered after power cycle

Blackmagic Cinema Camera

  • New Blackmagic Camera Setup software
  • Adds lossless compressed RAW support
  • Adds support for more frame guide options
  • Holding down MENU will bypass the Dashboard
  • Peaking state is remembered after power cycle

Blackmagic URSA

  • New Blackmagic Camera Setup software
  • Improved media formatting performance
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The various recording formats of Blackmagic Design’s Line of Cameras

For more information about this latest firmware update or to find out about all of the products from Blackmagic Design, go to their website at: www.blackmagicdesign.com

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