02.01.2013 11:38 AM
Blackmagic Releases Camera 1.2 Software Update

Includes time lapse recording, aperture indicator and more
Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF
FREMONT, CALIF. – Blackmagic Design has released software update version 1.2 for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, available on its website now for free. The update adds time-lapse recording, aperture indicator when using compatible EF lenses, as well as ExFAT formatting for SSD disks.

The camera has also been certified by Intel for capture and playback with Thunderbolt computer hardware operating under Windows.

The new time-lapse recording feature allows customers to capture video in CinemaDNG RAW 2.5K, Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD. Customers have a wide selection of capture rates with this recording feature; they can select from every second frame all the way up to one frame per 10 minutes.

The new aperture indicator on the status strip and SDI output overlay for EF compatible lenses also enables customers to check F stop settings on the LCD display screen.

With the addition of Windows for Thunderbolt, users with certified Thunderbolt hardware will now be able to use a range of Windows-based software as well as Blackmagic’s UltraScope and Media Express software over Thunderbolt with the camera.

Support for Windows-formatted ExFAT SSD disk has been added to increase flexibility for customers who can utilize either HFS+ or ExFAT formats. ExFAT is a Windows-based operating file system that features technology, including large-sized disk and file support, wide compatibility and high performance. Mac OS X also supports ExFAT disks, so these disks can be plugged into both Windows and Mac OS X machines without third party software.

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