Blackmagic Releases Firmware Update 2.5 With 720p/60 Slow-Motion

Blackmagic Design just released firmware update 2.5, which primarily adds new features such as 720p/60 slow-motion to the Blackmagic Studio Camera and the Studio Camera 4K. The feature update is just for those two cameras, with the rest of the line-up unaffected, however the question still begs - will we see more slow-motion updates ported to the rest of the line up soon?

In the meantime see the details of the latest update below:

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 2.5 BlackmagicStudioCameraHD_1_18887 Blackmagic Studio Camera

  • New support for 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60

Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K

  • New support for 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60
  • Updated 6G-SDI to match updated SMPTE draft specification

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

  • No changes

Blackmagic URSA

  • No changes

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera

  • No changes

Blackmagic Cinema Camera

  • No changes

Minimum system requirements for Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
  • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later
  • A suitable USB 2.0 port
  • Thunderbolt port for UltraScope and Media Express when using Blackmagic Cinema Camera or Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Minimum system requirements for Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
  • A suitable USB 2.0 port
  • A suitable Thunderbolt port when using Blackmagic Cinema Camera or Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Installing Blackmagic Camera Setup

Before installing the software, we recommend that you run "Uninstall Camera Utility" first.

After loading the software on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera EF or MFT, you may notice a slight flickering on the built-in LCD screen. This is normal and expected behaviour. The flickering will go away after a few minutes of operation.

The Blackmagic Camera Installer package installs:

  • Blackmagic Camera Setup
  • Blackmagic Media Express
  • Blackmagic UltraScope
  • Blackmagic Disk Speed Test
  • Blackmagic Multibridge Utility

To download Camera Update 2.5 head over to Blackmagic Design.