Design Announces New Apple ProRes formats for all Blackmagic Design Cameras
Fremont, CA - July 17, 2014 - Blackmagic
Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.8.2 software
which adds three new Apple ProResTM file formats for the Blackmagic Cinema
Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K.
Camera 1.8.2 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design
Design camera customers have always been able to record in both CinemaDNG RAW
or compressed ProRes 422 HQ formats, however now this new software update adds
three additional Apple ProResTM file formats, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT and
ProRes 422 Proxy. This means customers using Blackmagic Design cameras will be
able to get significantly smaller video file sizes allowing much longer
recording durations on the same media card, all while preserving full frame
10-bit 4:2:2 quality.
this update is available to our camera customers free of charge, they simply
need to download it, and install the update from their Mac or Windows machine
using a simple USB cable connection to the camera. Once the update is complete,
customers will see these new formats available in the camera menus.
this update reduces the data rate of recording, it means customers can now
choose lower cost SSD or SD cards while still recording high quality video in
SD, HD and Ultra HD resolutions. Using ProRes 422 Proxy it is 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 on screen menus and all
ProRes types can be played back instantly.
Apple ProRes 422 formats are designed specifically for multi-stream non linear
editing, minimal generation loss and fast export, making them very popular
video file formats 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 XTM for
immediate color correction, editing and finishing.
are extremely excited to release this next update for our camera customers ,"
said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. "With the addition of the 3 new
ProRes formats, cinematographers can now record for longer on low cost SSD's
and SD cards without sacrificing image quality, as they are still recording in
full 10 bit 4:2:2 quality. Because our cameras feature a software centric
design, we are very excited to be able to update our cameras with more and more
features over time and make the cameras better and better! And there is more to
Availability and Price
1.8.2 is available now for download from the Blackmagic Design web site free of
charge for all Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K customers.
photos of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, and all other Blackmagic Design products, are
available at www.blackmagicdesign.com.
About Blackmagic Design
Design creates the world's highest quality video editing products, digital film
cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production
switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for
the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries.
Blackmagic Design's DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and
affordability in post production, while the company's EmmyTM award winning
DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film
industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations
including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD
workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers,
Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia.
For more information, please go to www.blackmagicdesign.com.