Shooting with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera can help you create some very nice shots , but it can also be a hassle . Unfortunately some needed features are still missing .
And this doesn 8217 ; t change with new firmware version 1 . 3 .
The blackmagic cinema camera was presented in April of 2012 . Still many users feel that some essential firmware functions are missing . Hence the much anticipated firmware update 1 . 3 seems quite disappointing and raises a lot of concern among filmmakers as it prolongs the wait until at least the next release .
Here 8217 ; s a list of basic features many BMCC users are waiting for :
8211 ; Audio Meters Display ( in order to check audio levels one has to connect a Mac computer via Thunderbolt that has the Blackmagic Ultrascope App running )
8211 ; Proper on offset - audio ( currently audio files have a dc - offset . These assymetrical audio files always have to be converted before use .)
8211 ; assign button to focus - assist zoom in ( currently screen has to be double - tapped , sometimes results in camera shakes during recording ).
8211 ; possibility to format SSD and delete clips ( currently you can only do that via a computer )
8211 ; unformatted SSD 8217 ; s sometimes result in drop frames making prior point worse .
8211 ; Menu not outputted via SDI , only displayed on Blackmagic Screen ( which is unreadable on sunny days )
8211 ; Sunspot error ( black dot when pointed at sun or too bright sources , firmware related )
For help on blackmagic cinema camera audio consult this nice tutorial with Robert : LINK