Blackmagic Design's New Camera Development Event is Now Live

Blackmagic Design is back with another livestream. 

Interested in Blackmagic Design camera updates? Well, the company announced via Twitter that it will be hosting another event detailing its new camera developments and it has now officially kicked off.

Via livestream earlier this year, Blackmagic Design introduced the ATEM Mini Pro, a live switcher that combines recording, monitoring, and streaming features that allows you to stream via ethernet to YouTube Live, Facebook, Twitch, and other platforms. 

Blackmagic is known for shaking up the industry with its very capable, inexpensive cameras. This month alone Canon announced the R5 and R6, RED is about to ship Komodo Stormtroopers, Sony is expected to announce the a7S II successor, and now, Blackmagic is getting in the game. Plus, ARRI is developing a new Super 35 4K camera expected later this year. 

The company's latest offerings are the BMPCC 4K and 6K cameras with a Super 35 sensor. Is Blackmagic Design going full-frame? Are they updating existing cameras to unlock more features via software? Here's when to find out:

July 16th: Los Angeles 9AM PDT, New York 12PM EDT, London 5PM BST
July 17th: Singapore 12AM SGT, Tokyo 1AM JST, Sydney 2AM AEST

What do you think will be announced? Let us know in the comments below.      

Updated 7/16/2020 to reflect the livestream. 

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I hope it’s a BMPCC6K but with an RF mount instead of an EF mount. And I know this is probably too good to be true, but it would be awesome if it either came with an articulating screen, or a more standard cube-shaped design (like the Komodo).

July 15, 2020 at 9:55AM, Edited July 15, 9:56AM

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I just want uncompressed raw like the older models. It looked more filmic/celluloid the cartoony b-raw

July 15, 2020 at 10:00AM

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Vincent Gortho
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+1

July 16, 2020 at 11:32AM

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Marc B
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I hope they announce a camera sporting a DCI 8K S35 sensor with a global shutter and 16+ stops of dynamic range.

July 15, 2020 at 2:23PM

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And you want weather proofing, three SD slots, 2 usb slots, IBIS, ProRes Raw and you want it for under $1500.

Yep, we know!

July 15, 2020 at 3:57PM, Edited July 15, 4:14PM

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treykaiza@gmail.com
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Why so expensive?

July 15, 2020 at 5:27PM

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Blackmagic doesn't make their own sensors, they buy from Sony. So they can only use whatever is available in the market.

July 15, 2020 at 4:00PM

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Eugenia Loli
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Didn't CMOSIS (now part of ams AG) and Fairchild also make some of BMD's sensors?

July 15, 2020 at 6:08PM, Edited July 15, 6:09PM

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Only in the very beginning. Now they use only Sony.

July 16, 2020 at 3:23AM

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Eugenia Loli
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No, this is not true. Fairchild Imaging has provided their sensors from the beginning. Cmosis provided the sensor for the Production camera 4k and the original Ursa. BM returned to Fairchild after Cmosis did not live up to their standards and had them build a custom sensor for the Ursa Mini 4.6k.

The pocket camera 4k and 6k are the only cameras in their lineup that use sony sensors.

Their new 12k Ursa uses a new custom sensor. Fairchild has not yet announced a new sensor, but neither has Sony. I am willing to bet that they are using Fairchild since they have a stronger history with that company.

July 16, 2020 at 10:02AM

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McSaint
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At the very least, I'd like a full frame camera, an articulating screen, and really good auto-focus. If any of their current cameras had those 3 things out the gate, I'd probably own at least two of them by now.

The latest trend is to have a full frame sensor with the option to crop to S35 to expand the usability of a single lens and/or increase one's own catalogue of lenses. That would be a nice feature to have.

We don't need 8K right now. We as a species haven't even maxed out 4K features like high frame rates. I would like a new FF 6K cam with super crazy features though. And the ability/option to do 4K RAW and 1080p RAW on the same camera. Increase the stills features as well. I'm throwing it all out there.

Now a selfish and not crucial feature needed by anyone: If BMD could release the cam in Komodo-esque colors, as Tuco would say: "TIGHT! TIGHT-TIGHT!" Probably won't happen, but I'd like to see 3rd party manufacturers make silicon skins for BMD cams.

July 15, 2020 at 6:12PM, Edited July 15, 6:18PM

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Zarf
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Oh! I thought of a new game-changing feature: interchangeable lens mounts.

July 15, 2020 at 11:57PM

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Zarf
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There are cameras like that. They just aren't BM. I personally will dumb the company if it goes that way.

July 16, 2020 at 1:53AM

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Since they don't make lenses, I truly believe if they had the ability to have interchangeable mounts for more than EF and PL, it would appeal to a whole lot more people.

July 18, 2020 at 1:54AM

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Zarf
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I hope they do something innovative like 10k or 12k. A 6k FF camera would be expected.

July 16, 2020 at 11:01AM

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Walter Wallace
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lola lala

The ursa mini pro 4.6g2 has interchangeable lens mounts.

July 16, 2020 at 12:37PM, Edited July 16, 12:37PM

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