Blackmagic Camera Update 4.8 and Fusion 9.0.2 Now Available

Blackmagic Camera Update 4.8 is the latest firmware update from the Australian camera, accessories, and post-production kit maker. Camera Update 4.8 adds support for the URSA Mini SSD Recorder along with lower SDI output latency and LCD monitoring latency for URSA Mini 4.6K. In addition, both the Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and URSA Mini Pro 4.6K now get the ability to switch between shutter speed and angle, and also get scrubbing support for playback in camera. The new firmware update also adds autofill option for lens manufacturer metadata, and improves the on screen keyboard and metadata slate.

New URSA Viewfinder features include added overlay support for URSA Mini SSD Recorder, and improved overlay and film to video functionality for both URSA Viewfinder and URSA Studio Viewfinder.

Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K Camera

Blackmagic Camera Update 4.8 Details:

New Features for URSA Mini 4.6K

  • Added support for URSA Mini SSD Recorder on URSA Mini 4.6K.
  • Lowers SDI output latency to less than 1 frame for live production.
  • Lowers LCD monitoring latency.
  • Added ability to switch between shutter speed and angle.
  • Added scrubbing support for playback in camera.
  • Added autofill option for lens manufacturers in metadata slate.
  • Improved keyboard for metadata slate.
  • Improved support for B4 lenses.
  • Fixed zoom control bug on Canon 18-80mm T4.4
  • Fixed focus control on Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 STM and USM lenses.
  • Fixed iris control on Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM zoom lens.
  • Fixed bug where lens change was not recognised in metadata if powered off.

New Features for URSA Mini Pro 4.6K

  • Added ability to switch between shutter speed and angle.
  • Added scrubbing support for playback in camera.
  • Added autofill option for lens manufacturers in metadata slate.
  • Improved keyboard for metadata slate.
  • Fixed zoom control bug on Canon 18-80mm T4.4.

New Features for URSA Viewfinder

  • Added overlays support for URSA Mini SSD Recorder.
  • Improved overlays functionality.
  • Improved film to video functionality.

New Features for URSA Studio Viewfinder

  • Fixed bug where f-stop would show incorrectly when manual lens is mounted.
  • Improved overlays functionality.
  • Improved film to video functionality.

Download Camera Update 4.8 from this link here.

Blackmagic Design Fusion 9.0.2 Update

Blackmagic Design also released a new update for their VFX software Fusion. The latest Fusion 9.0.2 Studio update adds significant performance improvements for tools such as gaussian blur, Delta keyer, colour curves and more.

In addition, this update improves colour accuracy when working with DNx files and adds support for 12-bit RGB DNx media. Blackmagic Design Fusion 9.0.2 also adds new trigonometry functions that deal with radians rather than degrees, more efficient OpenCL performance, enhanced fit to view functionality, and over 40 general performance and stability improvements.

For full details of the update and to download the latest version head over to Blackmagic Design’s support page here.

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