Blackmagic has followed through with their promise for regular updates, announcing firmware version 1.8.2 bringing all flavours of Apple ProRes 422 to their current cameras.
So here we are, it’s only been a matter of time – there’s a bunch of daredevils in Berlin who are shooting a feature length film entirely with a 5D Mark III using the Magic Lantern firmware hack (click here to read our extensive Magic Lantern...
UPDATE (November 28):
Canon pulled the update described below quickly after C300 owners discovered a weird color shift in their color balance. They have now released an updated version of that firmware update.
Here are the facts:
The new C300 firmware is now [November 28] available for download.
CLICK HERE to download.
Blackmagic Design has released firmware version 1.5 for the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, enabling the camera to record in Cinema DNG Raw....
Canon just announced that they will release a hardware(?)/firmware upgrade for the Canon Cinema EOS C100 – their entry-level cinema camera (watch and read our very own Sebastian Wöber’s review here) – that will unlock a continuous autofocusing function similar to the one found in the Canon 70D. And I have to say, that function isn’t half-bad (considering that AF is usually a big no-no in professional productions), watch Johnnie Behiri’s video test of the 70D’s autofocus function by clicking here.
Canon have released firmware update 188.8.131.52 for the EOS C100, which now features continuous focus tracking of moving subjects and XLR modification.
Our friends over at Planet5D picked up on this first, with one of their moderators commenting on the functionality of the feature:
“OK I downloaded it and installed it on the C100 just before the camera left our building and did some very quick tests using the 18-135mm STM lens. The AF in Focus Lock mode was very fast and smooth. Much better than before.
AF in Continuous mode (which is accessible as a setting in the camera menu) is fully continuous which means it keeps focusing without any interaction.
The One Shot (focus lock) AF mode still requires you to push the Focus button on the front of the camera body.
In my initial test, I was very impressed with the speed and smoothness of the Continuous Focusing. It was very good in very low light, and would probably be even better in good light. It seemed to track a moving person diagonally very well, which is not easy for most contrast detection systems.”...
Recently, Canon announced the availability of the long-awaited 25p 4K firmware for its filmmaking-focused DSLR, the Canon 1DC (watch my Canon 1DC review video here and our comparison to the Sony F55 here). So far, the camera was only able to record 24p in 4K, basically making it irrelevant for any TV production in Europe and other PAL countries around the world (which rely on 25p/50i workflows and broadcasting).
This makes the camera a whole lot more interesting to filmmakers and production companies in said countries. However, if you think you can download the firmware update and install it yourself, you are mistaken: Canon requires you to hand your 1DC over to a Canon-certified service center to perform the upgrade....
In a seemingly endless sequence of Canon-related news (sorry about that) – most of them dealing with the 1080p RAW hack for the Canon 5D Mark III – Canon has presented new picture styles for their DSLR cameras called “Camcorder X Series Look”, specifically targeted at video shooters....
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