Quick Update On That Blackmagic Camera Utility 1.8 Version:

Blackmagic Camera Utility 1.8: why you can’t have it and where is it now?

#NB 1.8 is now officially available

Blackmagic Camera Utilty 1.8

As most of you will know we posted details and links to the Blackmagic Camera Utility 1.8 update. We have received information telling us that the update inadvertently leaked early to the ones quick enough to get it. We did grab the Mac Blackmagic Camera Utility 1.8 version and we can report we have not seen anything wrong with it yet.

Here is the official line from Blackmagic Design to us about the leaked Blackmagic Camera Utility 1.8:

You may have seen something going around about a new firmware update for Blackmagic Design cameras. I just wanted to make you aware that this is not a software release we have approved. We don’t support it and it should not be installed on cameras. We will definitely let you know officially when the new firmware will be available to download.

And just to recap here is the information readily available from that Blackmagic Camera Utility 1.8

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

• Updated user interface
• Losslessly compressed RAW DNG recording support
• Addresses an issue where pixel artefacts are seen in edges with strong highlights while shooting in 1080 mode
• Adds autofocus support for compatible EF lenses

Blackmagic Cinema Camera

• Updated user interface
• Adds autofocus support for compatible EF lenses
• Improved debayering when shooting to ProRes or DNxHD
• Improved focus peaking display
• Improved ISO handling when shooting at ISO 1600
• Improved general audio performance
• Iris setting is retained when switching between camera recording and clip playback

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

• Updated user interface
• Improved performance when recording using internal microphones
• Improved instances where a grid-like pattern may occur in some flare highlights
• General improvements in autofocus with active MFT lenses
• Adds supports for stabilization in MFT lenses without physical O.I.S switches
• Improved support for Sigma MFT lenses
• Improved support for Lumix 12-42mm PZ lens
• Improved support for Olympus 60mm f/2.8 MFT lens
• Iris setting is retained when switching between camera recording and clip playback

Blackmagic Studio Camera

• Improved phantom power compatibility
• Addresses an issue with interlace video being output as progressive video

Download 1.8 HERE.


Download Davinci 11 Beta HERE.


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