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Old June 24th, 2014, 04:11 AM   #1
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Unofficial Version 1.8 Firmware Got posted late Sunday evening

Late last evening a user was able guess at at a location for the long awaited Blackmagic update. it looked like an official version to me based on the link address. I was able to download it, but this morning Blackmagic announced users should not using the version released.

As I had already uploaded it to my BMCC ef, I did test it today. It seemed to run stable. So far, I have noted vastly improved tonal range in the audio. However, there are no level meters as those were projected for a second release. Also new is actual auto focus in which a box is displayed at center of screen as the autofocus area. Works with EF lenses like my tokina 11 -16mm f 2.8 zoom. For manual focus there is an improved focus assist that displays in focus areas in a bright green. While I havent actually tested it, the new Prorez has been reported to be much better in the Cinema series, due to new debayering applied. Also, the GUI has been modified in the Cinema cameras, giving it a different look.
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Old June 24th, 2014, 11:06 AM   #2
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Re: Unofficial Version 1.8 Firmware Got posted late Sunday evening

Now 1.8 is official on the BM Website.

Audio appears to greatly improved!!!! Yeah!
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Old June 24th, 2014, 02:24 PM   #3
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Re: Unofficial Version 1.8 Firmware Got posted late Sunday evening

Yes. I saw that posting, so 1.8 is now official.

I expect that audio meters will be added on next firmware upgrade, whenever that is, but it is good to have functionality with sound available again. To accomplish professional in camera sound, we still need meters, though.
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Old June 27th, 2014, 07:38 PM   #4
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Re: Unofficial Version 1.8 Firmware Got posted late Sunday evening

Firmware 1.8 successfully installed, and it's pretty snazzy. Seems to be worth the wait. Really nice job on the new ProRes code, BMCC folks.
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Old June 28th, 2014, 07:57 AM   #5
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Re: Unofficial Version 1.8 Firmware Got posted late Sunday evening

The audio is nothing short of magical. It just took so long the magic is nearly gone.
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Old June 28th, 2014, 07:06 PM   #6
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Re: Unofficial Version 1.8 Firmware Got posted late Sunday evening

Installed last night - everything went smoothly. Will be testing over the next few days.
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