Sunday, April 21, 2024

Blackmagic Unveils Software Update for Cinema and Pocket Cinema Cameras

Blackmagic Design has announced a public Beta of its Camera 8.6 software for its range of Cinema and Pocket Cinema cameras.

The software update adds support for cloud workflows and direct uploads to DaVinci Resolve projects on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera and Cinema Camera 6K. In addition, this update adds support for USB-C webcam output, adds a media pool file browser, support for login and secure certificate, REST control API and network time protocol.

The update installer will add Blackmagic Camera Setup software to your system so you can update the software and manage your Blackmagic Camera. It also installs Blackmagic RAW Player, Blackmagic RAW Speed Test, Blackmagic RAW SDK and Blackmagic RAW plugins.

Blackmagic cautions that for updating Blackmagic Cameras from Camera 4.0 or above it is advisable to export your presets and LUT’s onto a card as they will be removed during this update.

Blackmagic Camera 8.6 is designed for the following models:

  • Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
  • Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
  • Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2
  • Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Pro
  • Cinema Camera 6K

New features include:

  • Adds support for using camera as a webcam or UVC device.
  • Adds media pool file browser.
  • Adds clip deletion support.
  • Adds Blackmagic Cloud clip uploads.
  • Adds direct uploads to DaVinci Resolve projects.
  • Adds ability to update and manage camera via ethernet.
  • Adds REST control API for remote control.
  • Adds login and secure certificate support.
  • Adds network time protocol support.
  • Adds web media manager support.
  • Adds file transfer protocol support.
  • Adds SMB file sharing support.
  • Adds mobile phone tethering support for some models.
  • Improves gyro metadata reliability.
  • Improves USB-C drive detection reliability.

Minimum system requirements for Mac OS

  • macOS 13.0 Ventura or later
  • macOS 14.0 Sonoma or later

Minimum system requirements for Windows

  • Windows 10 64-bit or later
  • Windows 11 64-bit or later


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