Blackmagic Design to Announce New Products on April 3, 2020

April 1st, 2020
Blackmagic Design to Announce New Products on April 3, 2020

Blackmagic Design just announced there will be a Live Production and Camera Update live stream at 10 am PDT on April 3, 2020, where the company will traditionally announce new products.

Blackmagic Design has a tradition of announcing new products and technologies via their Youtube live stream. Last time they made a huge announcement was in August 2019, when they (aside from other things) surprisingly announced the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K with a Super 35 image sensor. While waiting for the new live stream, you can check our Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K coverage – Initial Announcement, Review & Footage, Lab-Test, and Comparison with the BMPCC 4K.

The Live Production and Camera Update live stream will happen on April 3, 2020. The exact time will naturally depend on the timezone you find yourself in.

  • Los Angeles 10 am PDT 3 April 2020
  • New York 1 pm EDT 3 April 2020
  • London 6 pm BST 3 April 2020
  • Singapore 1 am SGT 4 April 2020
  • Tokyo 2 am JST 4 April 2020
  • Sydney 4 am AEDT 4 April 2020

Naturally, the speculations and rumors are already in full swing on Twitter and other social media channels. In the area of camera technology, some people expect to see a new (possible full-frame) URSA Cinema Camera, some people expect a full-frame Pocket Cinema Camera. Are we going to see an 8K camera from Blackmagic Design? Our guess is as good as yours.

From other business areas of Blackmagic Design, are we going to see the new DaVinci Resolve 17? Or updates to Fusion? Judging from the name of the live stream, we should expect news from the live production area. We will have to wait two more days to see.

What do you expect Blackmagic Design will announce? What would you like them to announce? Let us know in the comment section below the article.

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Cuthbert Miti
Cuthbert Miti
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April 18th, 2020

Help with professional advice. I am planing of setting up a Television station with minimum funding. And I am hopping of using this Studio Black-magic camera., Kindly advice.

Ffrc
Ffrc
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April 3rd, 2020

Please
Pocket battery life

 Derek Morrison
Derek Morrison
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April 3rd, 2020

Broadcast updates, last year the introduction of 8K Constellation, I’d expect an 8K camera this year to go with that and maybe a larger 8K ATEM, also some other control interfaces perhaps or recording devices. It’ll be interesting for sure. And with all the work from home orders here in the states I hope there’s some NDI integration into their switchers for all the remote feeds that will be happening for the foreseeable future.

Jason Knight
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April 3rd, 2020

Groooaaannn. 4am? Isn’t Blackmagic an Australian company? How did we draw the short straw for this announcement. No loyalty – that’s it. Double groan.

 Noah Sargent
Noah Sargent
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April 2nd, 2020

Love the comments here, but I think the majority of the hopes won’t fit what blackmagic is covering as far as “Live Production Camera Updates”. I think their broadcast camera and studio cameras will be the focus, and I’d LOVE to see some better PTZ integration, maybe even a PTZ head that can be controlled by the TV Studio pro 4k.

It would be great for an updated version of the 2/ME as well, which is the industry standard switcher for MANY live shows. Having scalers and some of the features of the Tv Studio Pro would be great. Maybe a 1k version of the ATEM mini with SDI and 4k.

 Claudio Bozzolo
Claudio Bozzolo
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April 2nd, 2020

Great timing! now that everyone has all the time in the world to fuck around with a “cinema” camera. Now i just have to decide if i buy food or a shiny new camera. It would be nice to film the end of the world on a full frame 6k Ursa mini though. I wonder how many Ursas you can buy with 2.3 Trillions.

 Tristan Chaika
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April 2nd, 2020

Whatever it is, I hope is has a simple name and doesn’t have an arbitrary amount of word soup like “production” “pro” “cinema” “camera” “pocket”

Pablo
Pablo
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April 2nd, 2020

I’d like to see a continuation of the Micro Cinema line. Don’t like those to be abandoned.

The current one, even at 1080 is still super gorgeous if you use it right.

 Anthony Jacoway
Anthony Jacoway
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April 2nd, 2020

My hope is a redesigned Ursa style camera that smaller lighter and in the C300/500 form factor, with a full frame 6k sensor. I think this is reasonable because the form factor of the Ursa is getting old and they’ve essentially had 4 cameras with the same form factor. So I think they’ve got their money worth out if it.

But what I really want is a full frame pocket 6k. I would truly be smitten if they added IBIS, ND filters, and an articulating screen. Additionally, if they changed the form factor to be a bit more narrow, I’d be ok with that. I’m good with the frame rates. 6k48 is the perfect speed for me.

Raghu
Raghu
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April 2nd, 2020

Hope this time they will give BRaw to URSA MINI 4.6 and all of their other older cameras.

BOUNCE
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April 2nd, 2020

I’d love to see a new S35 Micro Studio Camera 4K that downsamples from 6K.

Clayton Moore
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April 2nd, 2020

Fingers crossed for update to the ATEM Mini that adds four input Muti-view. More, small, compact ultra studio boxes that use Thunderbolt 3/USB C imputes.

 Shane Harder
Shane Harder
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April 2nd, 2020

I’d love to see an updated Ursa. A FF sensor with 6k and no crop in 4k, HD, or slow motion would be amazing. Starting to integrate quality autofocus like canon, and IBIS would be amazing. Any of those features would also be very welcome in the pocket cam too.
The bmpcc would benefit from a new battery solution, a movable screen and/or evf. I’d also like to see adjustment on focus peaking intensity in the camera menu. Sometimes it’s hard to see. I also think the pocket cam would benefit from moving it’s HDMI port and creating 2 mini XLR ports on the front of the camera below the tally light. It gets crowded on the side of the camera with too many cables. Lastly, in the audio section of the camera firmware, it would be great to allow the XLR cable to record different levels on the right and left audio tracks. It’s really helpful as a safety track.

Dean
Dean
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April 2nd, 2020

If they announce anything re: bmcpc guessing it will be a full frame to compete with Komoda — 8k is overkill for bmcpc. I’ve owned a 6k and it’s more than enough for resizing etc…

Perry
Perry
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April 2nd, 2020

The only addition to their camera line that makes sense to me is an Ursa Mini Pro Large Format (Full Frame) camera with 6K BRAW, probably keeping the EF/F/PL mounting options and ND. 6K is more than enough, as light sensitivity is the weak point of the URSA line anyway. Im Still happy with my UMP G2, maybe all we will get this time around are some more features in a firmware update?

Chris Monk
Chris Monk
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April 1st, 2020

Please god tell me it’s global shutter, B-Raw and possibly 6k or 8k with higher dynamic range and bit rate.

Tim
Tim
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April 2nd, 2020
Reply to  Chris Monk

Aimed squarely at the RED Komodo, if so!

paul ross jones
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April 2nd, 2020
Reply to  Chris Monk

I own the G2. The readout is so fast that I have never noticed the rolling shutter. A big improvement from the previous model. I guess this why global shutter isn’t a common request for ARRI, if the readout is quick enough.

Kitae Lee
Kitae Lee
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April 3rd, 2020
Reply to  Chris Monk

good!!

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