When we attended the Blackmagic Day in Burbank last week we were able to speak with Blackmagic’s Tina Eckman about the event, the recent run of firmware updates and what the latest firmware update means for the other Blackmagic Cameras.
As many may know, Blackmagic released a firmware updates for several of their cameras just a few days prior to Blackmagic Day that expandedthe level of ProRes options. On the day itself was the big update that many have been waiting for however. With the 1.9 update for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K came the much awaited audio levels and histogram. And while Blackmagic could have simply added the feature to the options menu and washed their hands of the matter, they actually designed the feature to be a very elegant and handy swipe up on the bottom of the screen.
Eckman does point out that the new interface comes from the URSA, which does have the visual audio. There is also a new media storage feature that lets you know when you’re running low on media space. While only on the BMPC4K for now, Eckman notes that this will trickle down to the other cameras over the next few months.
Blackmagic Day itself was a real treat, and we were blown away by the level of presenters, vendors and even the attendees themselves. As we’ve mentioned before, those on the east coast have a chance to attend the Blackmagic Day coming to New York on August 13th. For those with a chance attend, you should really try to do so. It’s a great opportunity to learn about all of Blackmagic’s products and the community of vendors and users that support them.
For more information on New York’s Blackmagic Day, visit www.BlackmagicDesign.com/SpendADay
*Video shot with the BMCC and the BMPCC with the aid of camera operator and friend Omar Kenji Cruz