Blackmagic Design releases free app that improves iPhone camera performance
September 14, 2023

Blackmagic Design releases free app that improves iPhone camera performance

FREMONT, CA - Blackmagic Design ( has introduced Blackmagic Camera, a free app that adds digital film camera controls to the Apple iPhone. Based on the same operating system as the company’s digital film cameras, these professional features give iPhone content creators the same tools used on feature films, television shows and documentaries. Support for Blackmagic Cloud allows creators to collaborate and share media with multiple editors and colorists around the world instantly. 

Users of the app get the same intuitive interface as Blackmagic Design’s cameras, making it feel just like then are using a professional digital film camera. Users can adjust frame rate, shutter angle, white balance and ISO in a single tap. They can also record directly to Blackmagic Cloud in 10-bit Apple ProRes files up to 4K. Recording to Blackmagic Cloud Storage lets creators collaborate on DaVinci Resolve projects with editors anywhere in the world, all at the same time.

A heads-up display (HUD) shows status and record parameters, histogram, focus peaking, levels and frame guides. Auto focus is achieved by tapping the screen in the area users want to focus. Content creators can shoot in 16:9 or vertical aspect ratios, and even shoot 16:9 while holding the phone vertically. There are also tabs for media management, including uploading to Blackmagic Cloud, chat and access to advanced menus.

Media management on Blackmagic Camera is covered via three options, depending on location and mobile data coverage. Users can record to their phone and transfer clips to a computer, or log into Blackmagic Cloud and select a DaVinci Resolve project before recording. After each individual recording, the media will automatically upload and sync to all members of that project. Blackmagic Camera also has a manual option, where customers can record their footage to their phone and then select which clips they want to upload via Blackmagic Cloud when they have a network connection.

Blackmagic Camera is available now as a free download from the Apple App Store.