Blackmagic 4K Firmware 2.4 Adds Frame Guides

Blackmagic 4K Firmware 2.4 Adds Frame Guides

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Blackmagic 4K firmware version 2.4 has been released and adds support for frame guides.

This isn’t a huge firmware update, but it does add one very helpful feature that other Blackmagic cameras already have – improved frame guides. In March, firmware version 2.1 for other Blackmagic cameras added frame guide support for those shooting at 1.66, 1.85:1, 2.39:1, etc. Blackmagic 4K firmware version 2.4 now includes support for those frame guides as well.

Other improvements include:

  • Updated camera utility
  • Will remember peaking state
  • Adds support for more frame guides option
  • Holding down MENU will bypass the Dashboard

It’s nice to see Blackmagic continuing to improve the original 2.5K and Production 4K cameras with these firmware updates. But it’s safe to say all users of these cameras are still waiting for the ability to delete individual clips. Formatting in camera was a much needed feature that was added a few months ago, but deleting individual clips is still one essential feature that’s missing. Still, the features that have been rolled out in the firmware updates over the last year have made shooting out of the box with these cameras much, much user friendly.

Other improvements include:

  • Updated camera utility
  • Will remember peaking state
  • Adds support for more frame guides option
  • Holding down MENU will bypass the Dashboard

To download firmware version 2.4 for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K go to Blackmagic’s website.

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What’s new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 2.4

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

  • Updated camera utility
  • Adds support for more frame guides option
  • Holding down MENU will bypass the Dashboard

Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K

  • No changes

Blackmagic URSA

  • No changes

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

  • No changes

blackmagic cinema camera

  • No changes

Blackmagic Studio Camera

  • No changes

Minimum system requirements for Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later
  • A suitable USB 2.0 port
  • Thunderbolt port for UltraScope and Media Express when using blackmagic cinema camera or Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Minimum system requirements for Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
  • A suitable USB 2.0 port
  • A suitable Thunderbolt port when using blackmagic cinema camera or Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Installing Blackmagic Camera Setup

Before installing the software, we recommend that you run “Uninstall Camera Utility” first.

After loading the software on the blackmagic cinema camera EF or MFT, you may notice a slight flickering on the built-in LCD screen. This is normal and expected behaviour. The flickering will go away after a few minutes of operation.

The Blackmagic Camera Installer package installs:

  • Blackmagic Camera Setup
  • Blackmagic Media Express
  • Blackmagic UltraScope
  • Blackmagic Disk Speed Test
  • Blackmagic Multibridge Utility

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