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Blackmagic Camera 6.6 update – anamorphic de-squeeze options – battery grip support

Blackmagic Camera 6.6 update – anamorphic de-squeeze options – battery grip support

Blackmagic Design announced today a new update Blackmagic Camera Setup 6.6. This update adds a new on-screen horizon tool, new anamorphic de-squeeze options, USB PTP control support, and custom frame guide ratios for all Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera models. Customers using the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K also getnew recording options for Super 16mm and anamorphic formats in Blackmagic RAW. Camera 6.6 update also adds support for the Blackmagic Pocket Camera Grip.

New features include:

• Added support for Blackmagic Pocket Battery Grip.
• Added support for language localization.
• Added support for built-in camera horizon tool.
• Added support for pinch to zoom up to 8x magnification.
• Added USB PTP control support.
• Added ability to type in customized frame guide ratios.
• Improved autofocus performance.

Here’s more from the Blackmagic Design Website:

This software package allows you to update your Blackmagic Camera to the latest software release for new features, bug fixes and other enhancements.

The software installer no longer installs the Desktop Video or UltraScope applications and they will need to be downloaded separately from the Blackmagic Design website: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support

To use UltraScope via Thunderbolt with Blackmagic Cinema Camera or Production Camera 4K, download and install the Blackmagic UltraScope software. If you want to use Media Express with the supported cameras, download and install the Blackmagic Desktop Video software.

Please ensure that your device is plugged into mains power before running the software update. To update Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter you will need to ensure that the unit is powered from the camera using the URSA 12V power supply rather than SMPTE fiber during the update.

For updating Blackmagic Cameras from Camera 4.0 or above it is advisable to export your presets and LUTs onto a card as they will be removed during this update.

What’s new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 6.6
New features in Blackmagic RAW

Blackmagic RAW Avid Media Composer plugin general performance and stability improvements.
Blackmagic RAW Adobe Premiere Pro plugin general performance and stability improvements.
CUDA general performance and stability improvements.
New features for Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Added support for Blackmagic Pocket Battery Grip.
Added support for language localization.
Added support for built-in camera horizon tool.
Added support for 4K 2.4:1 4096 x 1712 recording in Blackmagic RAW up to 75 fps.
Added support for 2.6K 2688 x 1512 up to 120 fps recording in Blackmagic RAW suitable for Super16mm lenses.
Added support for 2.8K 4:3 2880 x 2160 recording in Blackmagic RAW up to 80 fps for anamorphic lenses.
Added support for 2x desqueeze preview when recording 4K 4:3.
Added support for 1.33x desqueeze preview.
Added support for pinch to zoom up to 8x magnification.
Added USB PTP control support.
Added ability to embed custom 3D LUTs in Blackmagic RAW clips as metadata.
Added common off-speed frame rate options above slider when changing frames.
Added common ISO options above slider when changing ISO settings.
Added 1:1 and 4:5 frame guide options.
Added ability to type in customized frame guide ratios.
Added ability to monitor voltage level when powering via 12V DC connector.
Improved auto focus performance.
New features for Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

Added support for Blackmagic Pocket Battery Grip.
Added support for language localization.
Added support for built-in camera horizon tool.
Added support for pinch to zoom up to 8x magnification.
Added USB PTP control support.
Added ability to type in customized frame guide ratios.
Improved auto focus performance.
No new features in 6.6 for other camera models.

Minimum system requirements for Blackmagic Camera Setup on macOS
macOS Catalina 10.15 or later
macOS Mojave 10.14 or later
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 Blackmagic RAW on macOS
macOS Catalina 10.15 or later
macOS Mojave 10.14 or later
AVX, AVX2, or SSE compatible chipset
Adobe CC 2019 or later for Adobe Premiere Pro plug-ins
Avid Media Composer 2018 for Avid Media Composer AMA plug-in
Minimum system requirements for Blackmagic Camera Setup on Windows
Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
A suitable USB 2.0 port
A suitable Thunderbolt port when using Blackmagic Cinema Camera or Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Minimum system requirements for Blackmagic RAW on Windows
Windows 10 or later
AVX, AVX2, or SSE compatible chipset
Adobe CC 2019 or later for Adobe Premiere Pro plug-ins
Avid Media Composer 2018 for Avid Media Composer AMA plug-in
Installing Blackmagic Camera Utility
Before installing the software, we recommend that you run “Uninstall Blackmagic Camera Setup” first.

While installing Camera Update on URSA Mini and URSA Mini Pro you may notice a pause around the 10% mark in the install process, this is normal and will continue installing after around 20 seconds.

While installing Camera Update on Pocket Cinema Camera 4K you may notice a pause around the 70% mark in the install process, this is normal. Please do not power off the camera as it may still be in the middle of the update process. When the update is completed, the camera will restart into its normal operating state.

After loading the software on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera PL, EF or MFT, you may notice a slight flickering on the built-in LCD screen. This is normal and expected behavior. The flickering will go away after a few minutes of operation.

The Blackmagic Camera Installer package installs:
Blackmagic Camera Setup
Blackmagic RAW Player
Blackmagic RAW Speed Test
Blackmagic RAW plugin for Adobe Premiere Pro
Blackmagic RAW plugin for Avid Media Composer
Uninstall Blackmagic Camera Setup
User Manuals
Additional Information
Some applications may use third party code under license. For details please refer to the included “Third Party Licenses.rtf” document.

More information on the update can be found here: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/readme/87b4fe06fa204273a05c69a28ba09d3b

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