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    Hi There,

    Good news: Finally the official manual and a utility is available at the BMD support page. Enjoy!

    Cheers,
    Remo

  • #2
    Curiously there's no mention of DNxHD in the manual apart from rendering out from Resolve

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    • #3
      There's a new, shorter list of recommended SSDs in the manual.

      (Sorry, I was away from my desk. Here's the list: )

      SSD’s recommended for use with Blackmagic Cinema Camera and RAW 2.5K video recording include:
      ‚‚ Crucial 256GB C300
      ‚‚ Crucial 512GB M4 (firmware 009)
      ‚‚ Kingston 64GB SSDNow V+100
      ‚‚ Kingston 128GB SSDNow V+100
      ‚‚ Kingston 240GB SSDNow V+200
      ‚‚ Kingston HyperX 240GB
      ‚‚ Sandisk Extreme 480GB.
      Please check the tech notes on the Blackmagic Design web site for the latest compatibility information.
      Last edited by randyman; 08-28-2012, 05:01 AM.
      Randy Walters
      boundlessinformant.com

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      • #4
        Originally posted by theois View Post
        Curiously there's no mention of DNxHD in the manual apart from rendering out from Resolve
        Choosing the Recording Format
        You can choose to record to CinemaDNG RAW 2.5K video or to the Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) video format in high definition. To select the desired video format:
        Step 1. Press the MENU button below the touchscreen.
        Step 2...
        Yep...That is VERY odd indeed!

        And again on page 13:

        Recording Format
        You can choose to record to CinemaDNG RAW 2.5K video or to the Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) video
        format in high definition. Choose RAW 2.5K for maximum quality especially if you intend to color
        grade your video. Choose ProRes if you want to record in a high definition format suitable for
        broadcast.
        To select the recording format, tap the arrow icons on the touchscreen.
        Whazup wit dat?????

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        • #5
          it could mean that they were waiting for DnxHD certification and decided to ship the camera without it until the format's use is cleared.
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          • #6
            I certainly hope they do something about the DNxHD before customer's cameras ship.

            Are they so Apple-centric that they forgot it?

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            • #7
              Worth noting for those not aware, any electronic device sold within the EU comes with a manditory 24month warrenty regardless of what the seller/manufacturer states.


              (a two-year guarantee applies for the sale of all consumer goods everywhere in the EU (Directive 1999/44/EC). In some countries, this may be more, and some manufacturers also choose to offer a longer warranty period.)
              Last edited by Tom; 08-28-2012, 06:23 AM.
              Tom Majerski
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              • #8
                Originally posted by randyman View Post
                There's a new, shorter list of recommended SSDs in the manual.

                (Sorry, I was away from my desk. Here's the list: )

                SSD’s recommended for use with Blackmagic Cinema Camera and RAW 2.5K video recording include:
                ‚‚ Crucial 256GB C300
                ‚‚ Crucial 512GB M4 (firmware 009)
                ‚‚ Kingston 64GB SSDNow V+100
                ‚‚ Kingston 128GB SSDNow V+100
                ‚‚ Kingston 240GB SSDNow V+200
                ‚‚ Kingston HyperX 240GB
                ‚‚ Sandisk Extreme 480GB.
                Please check the tech notes on the Blackmagic Design web site for the latest compatibility information.
                They've updated the list on their FAQ page:

                http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/supp...d=27542&os=mac

                What SSD's should I use with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera?

                SSD's which are qualified for RAW CinemaDNG video capture will also work well for compressed video capture. There are some SSD's which we have tested and found to drop frames when capturing RAW CinemaDNG video. However, they still work well when capturing compressed video.*
                The following SSD's are recommended for RAW CinemaDNG video capture:
                * OCZ 240GB Vertex 3 (VTX3-25SAT3-240G)
                * OCZ 480GB Vertex 3 (VTX3-25SAT3-480G)
                * Crucial 256GB C300 (CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1)
                * Crucial 512GB M4 (firmware 009) (CT512M4SSD2)
                * Kingston 64GB SSDNow V+100 (SVP100S2/64G)
                * Kingston 128GB SSDNow V+100 (SVP100S2/128G)
                * Kingston 240GB SSDNow V+200 (SVP200S3/240G)
                * Kingston HyperX 240GB (SH100S3/240G)
                * Samsung SSD 830 512GB (MZ-7PC512N/AM)
                * Sandisk Extreme 480GB (SDSSDX-480G-G25)
                *
                The following SSD's are recommended for compressed video capture:
                * Crucial 25GB M4 (firmware 000F) (CT256M4SSD2)
                * OCZ Agility 3 240GB (AGT3-25SAT3-240G)
                * Sandisk Extreme 120GB (SDSSDX-120G-G25)
                *

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                • #9
                  Really? This looks like the old list... I thought OCZs were history.
                  Randy Walters
                  boundlessinformant.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Paul Flack
                    So... how do I format SSDs in HFS+ on Windows?

                    Seriously, this mac-centric business pisses me off a bit...

                    go get macfour mediadrive.

                    Its a fairly useful program anyway, but it is all you need to format your ssd correctly.

                    :-)
                    Tom Majerski
                    Cinematographer / Photographer / CGI Artist / Filmmaker

                    http://www.TetraGrade.com
                    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5157752/

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Paul Flack
                      So... how do I format SSDs in HFS+ on Windows?

                      Seriously, this mac-centric business pisses me off a bit...
                      I hear you loud and clear. I was actually told to buy a Mac on the BMD Website. Unbelievable!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Tom View Post
                        go get macfour mediadrive.

                        Its a fairly useful program anyway, but it is all you need to format your ssd correctly.

                        :-)
                        Got a link please? Folks are saying MacDrive is "unreliable"...we Windows folks really need something (is something officially BMD approved too much to ask?).

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by mhood View Post
                          I hear you loud and clear. I was actually told to buy a Mac on the BMD Website. Unbelievable!
                          Hahahaa thats a good one... you know, i have both systems... and now i'm a lot angry with apple...! I will let my macs for video work for real... and let them for web and documents work. Thats the reality...! And i am a big fan...
                          Jorge De Silva - Photography & Filmmaking
                          Personal Quote: "We should always learn from others! Life always teaches us something! Sharing is the key!"
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mhood View Post
                            Got a link please? Folks are saying MacDrive is "unreliable"...we Windows folks really need something (is something officially BMD approved too much to ask?).
                            I use MacDrive here in the company (professional) to read and copy big film masters in Quicktime (apple drives) to windows servers... not a problem yet!
                            Jorge De Silva - Photography & Filmmaking
                            Personal Quote: "We should always learn from others! Life always teaches us something! Sharing is the key!"
                            http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1843499/

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                            • #15
                              -> http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive
                              Jorge De Silva - Photography & Filmmaking
                              Personal Quote: "We should always learn from others! Life always teaches us something! Sharing is the key!"
                              http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1843499/

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