With the release of not one, but two new cameras at NAB 2014, current Blackmagic Camera owners have been going nuts over unreleased firmware updates for the full camera lineup. While many officials of Blackmagic Design are present at their booth, Kristian Lam was able to give some info on a future firmware release that's promised "within a month's time from today."
The update includes:
- New debayering for shooting directly to ProRes or DNxHD on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera
- Improved MFT lens support on the Pocket Cinema Camera.
- RAW support on the Production Camera 4K.
- Autofocus support for EF lenses on Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF and Production Camera 4K
There is no mention of three growing issues on Blackmagic Design's own forum and BMCuser.net: audio performance, black dot fix on the 2.5k and 4k cameras when highlights are overblown, and fixed pattern noise seen on some sensors in the 4k production camera.
Many fans of Blackmagic Design, including myself, were pretty sure about this new firmware update happening in April. Now that we are well into May, the update could be coming any day now.