Blackmagic Design has announced the release of Blackmagic Camera 8.1 update, which adds support for vertical aspect ratio video to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras. This new feature allows users to create cinematic vertical videos for platforms such as TikTok and YouTube Shorts.
The update includes automatic rotation of the camera’s on-screen heads-up display (HUD) and automatic tagging of files as vertical, making it easy to shoot and edit vertical content. The on-screen HUD rotates automatically so that critical information, such as frame rate, shutter angle, and frame guides, is easy to view, even when the camera is turned upside down. Users can also switch on frame guides so that important details stay in shot for different aspect ratios.
When importing files into DaVinci Resolve, clips are automatically tagged as vertical so they appear correctly in the timeline. Once users have finished their project, they can easily upload it to their channel with direct exporting to TikTok and YouTube.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is better than a simple video camera because it has professional features allowing users to create the same “look” as Hollywood feature films. The combination of high dynamic range, great low light performance, and Blackmagic RAW gives users feature film images with precise skin tones and gorgeous organic colours.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a native sensor resolution of 4096 x 2160, while the 6K models have a native resolution of 6144 x 3456. Whether shooting in bright sunlight or in almost no light at all, the 13 stops of dynamic range with dual native ISO up to 25,600 provide stunning low-noise images in all lighting conditions. Plus, the 6K models feature a larger Super 35 sensor that allows shooting with a shallow depth of field and anamorphic lenses.
DaVinci Resolve Studio is included for editing, colour correction, audio post, and VFX. With the new update, creating vertical videos for social media platforms is now even easier, making the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera an even more versatile tool for content creators.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Features
- Shoots 9:16 vertical aspect ratio for cinematic YouTube and TikTok content creation.
- Choose from 4K 4096 x 2160 sensor or 6K 6144 x 3456 sensor.
- Compatible with a wide range of popular MFT or EF lenses.
- Wide 13 stops of dynamic range for cinematic film looks.
- Up to 25,600 ISO for incredible low-light performance.
- Records full resolution up to 60 fps or 120 fps windowed.
- Adjustable, HDR 1500 nit LCD screen.
- Includes Blackmagic generation 5 colour science.
The Blackmagic Camera 8.1 update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website.