Blackmagic Camera’s Get New ProRes Flavors With Firmware 1.8.2

July 17, 20142 Comments

Today Blackmagic released an update for the Blackmagic Cameras that give you several new flavors of ProRes. This is great for projects that don’t require the HQ version that creates very large files and also eats up your media. I like ProRes 422. It’s just right when I use my Ninja Blade with the C100. I would probably use that a lot with a Blackmagic camera. Especially the Pocket Cinema Camera.

Also announced is a big discount of 50% off the Pocket Camera for a limited time. With ProRes 422 you can really take advantage of the space on those compact flash cards.

Below is the full description.

What’s new in Blackmagic Camera Utility 1.8.2

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

  • Adds support for Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 LT and Apple ProRes 422 Proxy recording support.

Blackmagic Cinema Camera

  • Adds support for Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 LT and Apple ProRes 422 Proxy recording support.

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

  • Adds support for Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 LT and Apple ProRes 422 Proxy recording support.

Blackmagic Studio Camera

  • No changes

Minimum system requirements for Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later

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  1. Carlos Martinez says:

    Mine is a BMPCC, and edit all my stuff in Windows 7 with Avid MC. I wonder if that improvement in Prores 422, which is also the format I use, will help me too.

    • Erik Naso says:

      It will make the files much smaller. If you don’t need the HQ or DMG resolution for certain projects it will be much easier to work with and save space on your hard drives and media cards. Nice benefits!

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