29 July 2014

Blackmagic's Production Camera 4K
Blackmagic’s Production Camera 4K

Blackmagic Design’s newly released free Camera 1.8.2 software adds three new Apple ProRes file formats for its Cinema Camera, Pocket Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K, giving users significantly smaller video file sizes while preserving full frame 10-bit 4:2:2 quality.

The update adds ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT and ProRes 422 Proxy to the existing CinemaDNG RAW or compressed ProRes 422 HQ formats, and gives users the option to choose lower cost SSD or SD cards for recording SD, HD or UHD resolutions. Using ProRes 422 Proxy, for instance, it’s now possible to record 230 minutes of 1080HD video on a single 64GB SD drive. Selecting the type of ProRes format for recording can be set via the screen menus and all ProRes types can be played back instantly.

The Apple ProRes 422 formats are designed specifically for multi-stream non linear editing, minimal generation loss and fast export, and are ideal for post production and broadcast. All ProRes files recorded with Blackmagic Cinema Cameras and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K can be opened directly in DaVinci Resolve 11 and Apple Final Cut Pro X for immediate colour correction, editing and finishing.

Camera 1.8.2 is available from the website – simply download to Mac or Windows, install the update to the camera via the USB connection and the new formats will be available in the camera menus.

Source: media release

Blackmagic Design: www.blackmagicdesign.com


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