How To Update Blackmagic Cinema Camera

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How to Update Blackmagic Cinema Camera – Getting Started

The BMPCC 4K, 6K, and 6K Pro are the latest in Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera series, all of which have received acclaim for their balance of features, quality, and price.
Blackmagic Design continually updates its products in response to user feedback and ongoing research.

The release of Blackmagic Update 7.3 is a testament to this commitment, offering significant enhancements to the Pocket Cinema Series Cameras.

Let’s explore the features introduced in the Blackmagic Update 7.3 for the BMPCC 4K, 6K, and 6K Pro and guide you through the installation process.

The Blackmagic Update 7.3 at A Glance

The Blackmagic Update 7.3 brings several new features to the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, 6K, and 6K Pro, including:

  1. Upgrading from luminance histogram to RGB histogram.
  2. Improving active lens control and autofocus.
  3. Enhancing focus peaking visibility.
  4. Fixing the issue of importing Presets and LUTs.
  5. Adding on-screen calibration settings.
  6. Introducing false-color guide display.
  7. Implementing color channel clipping gauges.
  8. Supporting screen dimming for power saving.
  9. Incorporating Gen 5 color science.
  10. Adding Blackmagic Q1 and Q3 RAW footage recording options.

How to Install the Update On Your Pocket Cinema Camera

Follow these steps to install the Blackmagic Update 7.3:

  1. Visit Blackmagic’s support page to locate the update.
  2. Filter search results by clicking on ‘Pro Cameras’.
  3. Under ‘Latest Downloads’, find the newest camera update. Use ‘Read More’ for details to ensure it’s the correct update for BMPCC 4K, 6K, and 6K Pro.
  4. Select your operating system, Mac OS or Windows OS.
  5. Download the compressed file to your PC.
  6. Unzip the downloaded file by double-clicking it.
  7. You’ll see the installer, uninstaller, manual, and other documents.
  8. Double-click the installer to begin the installation. If a previous version exists, run the uninstaller first.
  9. Follow the prompts to install the Blackmagic Camera Setup.
  10. After installation, access the ‘Blackmagic Design’ folder from the Windows start menu.
  11. Double-click ‘Blackmagic Camera Setup’.
  12. Connect your BMPCC 4K, 6K, or 6K Pro to your PC using a USB cable.
  13. Turn on your camera. Ensure it’s fully charged or plugged into a power outlet.
  14. The utility will detect the camera and prompt if an update is needed.
  15. Click ‘Update Now’ then ‘Update’.
  16. Wait for the update to complete without touching the camera. Click ‘Close’ to exit the utility.
  17. The camera will reboot, displaying flickering on the screen for a few minutes, which is normal.
  18. Your Pocket Cinema Camera is now updated to Blackmagic Update 7.3.

Note: The Camera Utility does not automatically search for updates; you must download a new Camera Utility for each update.

Final Thought

You have now installed Blackmagic Update 7.3 on your Pocket Cinema 4K, 6K, or 6K Pro. For future updates, visit the Blackmagic support site, download the updates, and follow these steps to keep your camera updated.
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