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Blackmagic Camera update adds support for 3 ProRes formats

July 17, 2014
Blackmagic Camera update adds support for 3 ProRes formats
FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design has announced the availability of Camera 1.8.2 software, which adds three new Apple ProRes file formats for the Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Pocket Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K. Camera 1.8.2 update is available for free of charge from the Blackmagic Design Website (www.blackmagicdesign.com).

Blackmagic Design camera customers have always been able to record in both CinemaDNG RAW or compressed ProRes 422 HQ formats, however now this new software update adds three additional Apple ProRes file formats: ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT and ProRes 422 Proxy. Users will now get significantly smaller video file sizes, allowing much longer recording durations on the same media card, all while preserving full frame 10-bit 4:2:2 quality. The free update can be downloaded to a Mac or PC and then installed on the camera via a USB cable. Once the update is complete, customers will see these new formats in the camera menus.

Using ProRes 422 Proxy, it is possible to record 230 minutes of 1080HD video on a single 64GB SD drive. The Apple ProRes 422 formats are designed specifically for multi-stream nonlinear editing, minimal generation loss and fast export, making them very popular video file formats for post production and broadcast. All ProRes files recorded with Blackmagic Cinema Cameras and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K can be opened directly in DaVinci Resolve 11 and Apple Final Cut Pro X for immediate color correction, editing and finishing.