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Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 3.4 Update for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Free update adds new features to the original Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Fremont, California - July 5, 2016 - Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 3.4 update for the original Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. This new update adds SDI record trigger, RP-188 timecode output and improved 6G-SDI output compatibility. Camera 3.4 update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic Production Camera 4K customers.

Customers using the original Blackmagic Production Camera 4K can now download the update and get features that were previously only available on newer cameras like Blackmagic URSA and URSA Mini, making it more compatible with external monitors and recorders.

Camera 3.4 update adds support for SDI start/stop record trigger which allows external video recorders, such as Blackmagic Video Assist, to start and stop recording in tandem with the camera automatically. This makes operating both the camera and an external recorder even easier than before.

Customers also get SDI RP-188 timecode output support which allows output of camera timecode via SDI so customers can now record files with the same exact timecode on both their camera and an external recorder. For example, customers can record RAW files on their camera while also using a Blackmagic Video Assist to record ProRes or DNxHD files with matching timecode at the same time. This makes it possible to use the ProRes or DNxHD files for editing, and automatically re-link the camera original wide dynamic range RAW files with matching timecode for grading and finishing in software such as DaVinci Resolve.

“Camera 3.4 update gives customers that bought the original Blackmagic Production Camera 4K incredible new features that were previously available only on newer models,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “This is exciting because now customers can record RAW on their cameras while also recording ProRes on a Blackmagic Video Assist at the same time and with matching timecode. It’s a huge addition that dramatically improves the workflow for customers using the original Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and, best of all, it’s free!”

About the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is a super high resolution 4K digital production camera for Ultra HD television production. Featuring a large Super 35 sensor, professional global shutter as well as EF and PL compatible lens mount models, the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K captures RAW or high quality ProRes files, giving customers a complete solution to shoot amazing high resolution music videos, episodic television productions, television commercials, sport and documentaries.

The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K has everything customers need right out of the box including a built in SSD recorder, rechargeable battery and a large 5” LCD touchscreen. In addition to focusing and monitoring shots, the touchscreen also lets customers enter metadata and change camera settings all on a single easy to use interface. Customers also get a full copy of DaVinci Resolve for amazing quality color grading and finishing for Mac OS X and Windows computers.

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Key Features

  • Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution
  • CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes recording
  • Super 35 sensor
  • Global shutter
  • EF and PL compatible lens mount models
  • Built-in SSD recorder
  • 5” LCD touchscreen
  • Metadata entry
  • 6G-SDI output for 10-bit HD and Ultra HD

Availability and Price
Camera 3.4 update is available now from the Blackmagic Design website free of charge for all current Blackmagic Production Camera 4K customers.

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About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go to

About New Magic Australia Pty Ltd (Australian and New Zealand Blackmagic Design master distributor)
New Magic Australia Pty Ltd is a recognised leader in the distribution and marketing of multimedia hardware and software, representing a carefully selected range of innovative, leading manufacturers and catering for both the professional and consumer markets. New Magic Australia established in 1993 is the Australian distributor of Blackmagic Design, Convergent Design, Hauppauge Computer Works Inc, Cubix, Matrox Video and Telestream Wirecast Software products.