announces new "heads up display" for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
2014-7-28 -- Blackmagic Design this week announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.9 software which includes new
"heads up display" on screen metering that provides customers with
histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining for the Blackmagic
Production Camera 4K.
Camera 1.9 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design
Using these additional displays for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K means
that customers can easily and quickly check important camera settings such as
exposure, audio level and the remaining space on their recording disk.
Using the histogram scope, customers can now easily and rapidly set exposure in
a shot as the histogram shows the the distribution of luminance in their images
and if highlights or shadows are being clipped. Images with clipped highlights
or shadows make it much harder to color grade the shots in post production, so
having the histogram feature helps DOP's shoot with confidence. The histogram
scope is real time so highlights and shadows can be adjusted interactively with
the lens setting, ensuring images are not clipped and maximum detail in tonal
ranges is preserved, critically important for allowing colorists to create
amazing grading effects in post production using the full contrast range of the
Camera 1.9 software update also includes a new audio metering with peak hold
feature to allow setting audio levels for Channels 1 and 2 when using the built
in microphone as well as externally connected audio sources. The audio meters
make it fast to view audio levels and adjust camera audio gain so that audio is
not clipped or distorted.
The new heads up display also includes a recording time remaining indicator
that shows remaining space on the recording disk. The time remaining indicator
is automatically re-calibrated to ensure an accurate time remaining value if
the either the frame rate or codec are changed, and displays red when the disk
is getting full.
This update is available to our Blackmagic Production Camera 4K customers free
of charge. Customers can download this update now and install it onto their
camera from either Mac or Windows computers using a simple USB cable connection
to the camera. Once the update is complete, customers can view the new on
screen menus by simply swiping their finger up from the bottom of the
capacitative touch screen.
This new heads up display will be released for other models of Blackmagic
Design cameras over the coming weeks, so an even wider range of Blackmagic
Design camera customers can get the benefits of this new display.
"We are extremely excited that we have been able to provide yet another
release for our camera customers," said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic
Design. "Having this new heads up display with on screen scopes will
enable film makers to shoot the most amazing images with confidence that they
will get incredible results in post production!"
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Key Features
high resolution 4K Super 35 mm sized sensor with superior handing of image
global shutter for smooth pans and image motion.
12 stops of dynamic range allows capture of increased details for feature
with extremely high quality EF mount lenses.
in SSD recorder allows long duration recording onto solid state disks.
file formats compatible with popular NLE software, such as Apple ProRes
and compressed CinemaDNG 12 bit RAW. No custom file formats.
all standard connections, including jack mic/line audio in, 6G-SDI output
for monitoring with camera status graphic overlay, headphone mini jack,
Thunderbolt, LANC remote control and standard DC 12 power connection.
in touch screen LCD for camera settings and metadata entry compatible with
popular video editing software including Final Cut Pro X.
Ultra HD and 1080HD resolution capture in 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97 and 30 fps.
UltraScope software for live scopes via the built in Thunderbolt
DaVinci Resolve color grading software.
Availability and Price
Camera 1.9 is available now for download from the Blackmagic Design web site
free of charge for all Blackmagic Production Camera 4K customers.
Product photos of the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, and all other Blackmagic
Design products, are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com.
About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic 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
Emmy(TM) 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.