April 8, 2014

NAB Video: Blackmagic Drops Two New Live Production Units with the 4K & HD Studio Cameras

Blackmagic is making a habit out of causing a ruckus at NAB, and this year they're stirring up the world of live production with two new cameras designed specifically for broadcast. Hit the jump to get on the floor with Joe Marine and Blackmagic Design president Dan May:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW0SDbn97GA

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Is it just me, or is there no audio after the intro?

April 8, 2014 at 5:14PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Rashad

According to Blackmagic's site, audio will be released in Q2 2016, but no guarantees.

April 8, 2014 at 5:58PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Swissted

win

April 8, 2014 at 7:21PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Damon

you sir, win the internet today!

April 8, 2014 at 7:58PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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sean

No sound!!! ;)

April 8, 2014 at 5:29PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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timo

Hey black magic let me have the brodcast camera firmware for my BMCC! Thank you!

April 8, 2014 at 5:32PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Gordon Casey

No audio on int

April 8, 2014 at 5:45PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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John

We're uploading a fixed version momentarily. Damn polarity :(

April 8, 2014 at 6:03PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Micah Van Hove
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director, producer, dp

The URSA looks fantastic. Thanks for asking about an update to the firmware on the older cameras. A little disappointed that my BMCC that is almost a year old still has black dot for the sun.

April 8, 2014 at 7:41PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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casey j

Shouldn't they fix the firmware on the first three cameras before releasing more?? I've said this with each camera release they've had and they are yet to fix anything.

It really says a lot about a company. Only interested in taking money but no support.

Blackmagic you will make more money if you sort your s#it out before making more cameras.

April 9, 2014 at 4:04AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Here's a crazy idea Blackmagic rather than hire a customer service dept or marketing to get yourselves out of the shit storm you guys get yourselves into why don't you just hire some f***ing software developers and get them to write the f***ing software and avoid the backlash? How many more cameras might you sell both now and in the future (people are angry in case you hadn't noticed....) if you had the firmware there because you did your properly??

April 9, 2014 at 9:34AM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Chris Lambert

If you are thinking of buying any of these go take a look at the many fuming threads over on the BMD Forum. Anyone who places a pre order is a darn fool. No customer support for the existing owners. It's a joke.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!

April 10, 2014 at 12:41PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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Iain Philpott

Micah: Your headline is confusing. Normally, when a company "drops" something - it means they dropped it from their product line. Eliminated it. You use it to mean they are offering 2 new products. "Dropping" them in our laps so to speak. I guess. To me, "Blackmagic announces..." would be more clear.

April 10, 2014 at 12:53PM, Edited September 4, 11:56AM

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ronn