Blackmagic today released Blackmagic RAW 1.7 as well as the update Camera 6.9.3, which adds many new features to URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G1 that already dominate the other Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 and URSA Broadcast models.
Custom 3D LUTs can now be embedded directly into the .BRAW file as metadata to give your images the look you want. Editing such clips with software such as Blackmagic&s Davinci Resolve is then easier, because the appropriate 3D LUTs can be used for editing and color correction immediately, since they are always included in the .BRAW file.
URSA Mini Pro 4.6K
Improvements have also been made in the audio area - you can now choose between -18 or -20dB audio alignment levels. The new side tone adjustment for talkback allows camera operators to speak loudly in noisy environments while the voice in the headphones remains downmixed. In addition, XLR input signals with line level can now be adjusted and the audiometers have improved ballistics.
The 6.9.3 update also brings the ability to disable the HFR button to prevent accidental changes in frame rate between recordings. The HFR key can also be assigned new functions - just like the VTR and Return keys on the Cine-servo PL and B4 lenses. In addition, the time code at the SDI input can be locked; the time code for jam synchronization is retained between power-up cycles, and the ND filter symbol is always visible in the status display when in use.
The update also provides new international language support in English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese and Korean. When switching the language, all screen overlays, setup menus and monitoring information are immediately displayed in the selected language.
The Blackmagic Camera 6.9.3 update also brings general performance improvements and greater stability when using external reference. In addition, automatic exposure speed and performance as well as playback of renamed clips have been improved.
The Blackmagic OS has also been updated to the latest version. Its new features include ⅓ stop ISO increments to the ISO slider and the ability to switch media quickly from the heads-up display. New 2:1, 1:1 and 5:4 frame guides have also been added, as well as the option for custom frame guides. The media formatting interface has been improved and made more intuitive, making it less likely to accidentally format a card.
The new features of Blackmagic Camera Setup 6.9.3 for the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K (G1) in detail (there are no new features for the other cameras)
- New features for the original URSA Mini Pro G1. - Add support for language localization. - Added sliders and 1/3 steps in ISO setting. - Added the usual off-speed frame rate options above the slider. - Added the ability to embed custom LUTs into Blackmagic RAW clips. - Add a sidetone level adjustment. - Improved ballistics and scaling of audiometers. - Ability to select -18 or -20dB reference levels for audio meters. - Ability to reassign the HFR key. - Ability to disable the function and the HFR buttons. - Possibility to reassign the VTR and Ret buttons on B4 lenses. - Quick media change from the heads-up display. - Support for HDR metadata in SDI output. - Added the &LUT& symbol to status text overlays. - Adding the &PRE& icon to status text overlays for preset timecode. - Adding 2:1, 1:1 and 4:5 monitoring frame guides. - Add customizable frame guides. - Add the ability to lock timecode at the SDI input. - Maintain jam-synchronized time code after power-up. - Improved accuracy of Jam Sync time code after playback. - Improved stability when using an external or program reference. - Improved compatibility for embedded audio on SDI outputs. - Improved accuracy of status text on SDI outputs. - Improved ND filter status text. - Improved auto exposure speed and performance. - Improved user interface for media formatting.
New features in Blackmagic RAW 1.7 - Added support for Panasonic EVA1 Blackmagic RAW clips recorded with Blackmagic Video Assist. - Added support for Blackmagic RAW clips of the Canon EOS C300 Mark II recorded with Blackmagic Video Assist, wu more infos at bei www.blackmagicdesign.com