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Blackmagic Design Releases Camera & Control App Updates

Blackmagic Design Releases Camera & Control App Updates

Blackmagic Design recently released an update for their Camera Control Update, as well as the 5.1.1 update for the URSA Broadcast, URSA Mini Pro, URSA Studio Viewfinder and URSA Viewfinder.

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Blackmagic Camera Control App

The Blackmagic Camera Control app allows you to control URSA Mini Pro cameras over Bluetooth from your iPad.

Now you can control your Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro camera from up to 30 feet away via Bluetooth from your iPad! Once successfully paired, you can remotely power the camera on or off, change settings, control your lens, adjust metadata and trigger recording. Blackmagic Camera Control is perfect for when you need to control cameras in hard to reach places such as on cranes, drones, in underwater housings and more!

Requires an URSA Mini Pro running Blackmagic Camera 4.4 Update or above.

What’s New – Version 1.0.2

  • Fixed compatibility bug with URSA Mini SSD Recorder.
  • Improved dropped frame indicator.
  • General performance improvements.

 

What’s new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 5.1.1 – MAC OS X / Windows

New features for URSA Broadcast

  • Smoother, faster iris control for B4 and PL servo lenses from camera.
  • Smoother, faster iris control for EF ‘Hybrid Compact Servo’ lenses.
  • Smoother, faster iris control for servo lenses via SDI Camera Control.
  • Fixed ‘status text’ bug for Viewfinder & Studio Viewfinder ‘clean feed’.
  • Updated URSA Broadcast manual recommended CFast, SD and SSD list.

 

New features for URSA Mini Pro

  • Smoother, faster iris control for B4 and PL servo lenses from camera.
  • Smoother, faster iris control for EF ‘Hybrid Compact Servo’ lenses.
  • Smoother, faster iris control for servo lenses via SDI Camera Control.
  • Fixed Quicktime compatability bug with some third party NLE’s.
  • Fixed ‘status text’ bug for Viewfinder & Studio Viewfinder ‘clean feed’.
  • Fixed menu freeze that occurs when selecting 3K Anamorphic and 4.6K 2.4:1.
  • Updated URSA Mini manual recommended CFast, SD and SSD list.

 

New features for URSA Studio Viewfinder

  • Support for smooth iris readout on Studio Viewfinder ‘status text’.
  • Adds support for ‘fiber’ logo in UI when powered from SMPTE fiber.

 

New features for URSA Viewfinder

  • Support for smooth iris readout on Viewfinder ‘status text’.
  • Adds support for ‘fiber’ logo in UI when powered from SMPTE fiber.

 

No new features in 5.1.1 for other camera products.

Minimum system requirements for macOS

  • macOS High Sierra 10.13 or better
  • macOS Sierra 10.12 or better
  • A suitable USB 2.0 port
  • Thunderbolt port for UltraScope and Media Express when using Blackmagic Cinema Camera or Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

 

Minimum system requirements for Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • A suitable USB 2.0 port
  • A suitable Thunderbolt port when using Blackmagic Cinema Camera or Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

 

You can download both updates for free (Camera Control App, Camera Updates for MAC OS X, Windows) and for more information be sure to visit BlackmagicDesign.com

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