Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera gets firmware update to fix strange motion blur


posted Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 1:22 PM EDT


Hot on the heels of the Blackmagic Pocket Camera getting Raw video comes another firmware update — but rather than add functionality, this fixes a niggling bug with motion blur when shooting with 180° shutter.

You can see the before and after in the video below, but the complaints amongst the users was that when shooting 24fps or 23.98fps with 180° shutter, the motion blur looked more like a 360° shutter.

The official announcement of the update simply stated:

Blackmagic Camera v1.5.1 has just been released.

This is just a quick update to address an issue with the weird motion blur observed when shooting at 180º shutter angle in 23.98 and 24 fps on the Pocket Cinema Camera.

There are NO changes to the Blackmagic Cinema Camera in this release.

I strongly recommend running the uninstaller first before installing the new software.

(via No Film School)