Blackmagic Camera App Now Supports Off Speed Shooting and Expanded Cloud Tools

Blackmagic has recently launched an update to its free Blackmagic Camera app, version 1.4. This update introduces support for “off-speed video clips” and expands cloud support for organizations and teams.

It also includes a new widescreen overlay and addresses issues related to audio input and incorrect aspect ratio when using the de-squeeze option.

The highlight of the Camera 1.4 update is the support for recording off-speed video clips. The app can now capture time-lapse or slow-motion footage and display it accordingly.

Blackmagic Camera App

Image Credit: Blackmagic Design

For example, when shooting at 48 fps and replaying at 24 fps, the clip will display in slow motion as intended. This feature will also benefit DaVinci, where an off-speed clip can be extended to create more frames through interpolation.

Additionally, the Camera Update 1.4 has expanded cloud support for organizations. This enables groups or teams to have simultaneous access to original camera files shot on the Camera app and then uploaded to Blackmagic Cloud from within DaVinci 19.

The update also introduces support for a widescreen 2.76:1 overlay. Camera operators can now see the widescreen aspect ratio within the display and frame their scenes accordingly. Blackmagic has also enabled a frame guide, safe area, and other options when connected to an external output device via HDMI.

Blackmagic Camera App Media

Image Credit: Blackmagic Design

Users can adjust the screen brightness with a simple swipe on the screen to the right while recording, as well as customize the grid overlay opacity with a simple slide.

Finally, Blackmagic has resolved a couple of issues. Users found that an audio input source like an external microphone could be reset to “none,” in some situations, losing audio while recording.

That issue has been addressed. Additionally, users have complained that while enabling anamorphic de-squeeze in the menu settings, the app would preview the image incorrectly, showing a squeezed or skewed image. BMD has cleaned up the code to account for de-squeezing the image so that it is displayed correctly.

Availability

The Blackmagic Camera 1.4 app is available as a free download from the Apple iOS app store. Unfortunately, the app is still under development for Android, but it looks to be released soon, as the app was being showcased on Android devices during NAB this year. It’s only a matter of time, so Android users stay tuned.

[source: Blackmagic Design]

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