Blackmagic Announces New iOS Camera App That Ties Into DaVinci Resolve

Blackmagic Design today announced the launch of Blackmagic Camera, a new iPhone app that integrates with Blackmagic Cloud and uploads content directly to the DaVinci Resolve video editing app.

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The app features the same digital film camera controls and image processing functions that are available with Blackmagic Design's cameras. The company says that users can create YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram content with a "Hollywood" cinematic look and feel.

All settings are adjustable, including frame rate, shutter angle, audio levels, tint, shutter speed, lens, white balance, and ISO, with a simple tap-based interface. The interface includes record parameters, histogram, focus peaking, levels, and frame guides, and it can be brought up with a swipe. Focusing can be done by tapping on the screen, and there are options for shooting in 16:9 or vertical aspect ratios.

4K ProRes video can be recorded directly to Blackmagic Cloud and synced directly into DaVinci Resolve. Cloud integration allows video footage to be sent to a post production studio in a matter of minutes for simpler editing, and it is available to all members of a project.

Video can also be recorded to the phone's storage and then exported to an external drive for those who prefer not to use Blackmagic Cloud, or uploaded manually to Blackmagic Cloud. Footage from multiple iPhones can be sent to DaVinci Resolve and lined up using the software's Sync Bin tool.

More information on the Blackmagic Camera app for iOS can be found on the Blackmagic website.

Blackmagic Camera is free to use and can be downloaded from the App Store as of today. [Direct Link]

DaVinci Resolve for Mac is also free to download, and the DaVinci Resolve Studio version is priced at $295.

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Top Rated Comments

smetvid Avatar
10 months ago
I think we can kiss Filmic Pro with their move to a subscription model goodbye.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zakarhino Avatar
10 months ago
I, like many others, have recently moved over to Davinci Resolve from the disaster that is Final Cut. I'll probably start using this over Filmic too. Davinci is so good.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
triton100 Avatar
10 months ago

They stopped providing any major updates to FCPX and the workflow on DaVinci is just so much more intuitive and faster. There are also plenty of small QOL improvements to DaVinci that add up. Overall it seems like Apple have mostly abandoned FCPX whereas Blackmagic are constantly improving DaVinci.

Also DaVinci is cross platform so it's nice being able to edit on my much more powerful PC if the project calls for it.
Interesting I feel the complete opposite. I tried resolve following all the hype and no doubt it’s fully fledged etc but I find fcpx so much more intuitive and most importantly fast. I’m so much slower in davincie resolve. Fcpx is amazing in my opinion. It does everything that resolve does just much more easily.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CookItOff Avatar
10 months ago

AirDrop has nothing to do with your SIM card. ??‍♂️
Calm down Francis. Of course it doesn’t. That was an autocorrect from SD.

“Video can also be recorded to the phone's storage and then exported to an external drive for those who prefer not to use Blackmagic Cloud”

This was my point, using Airdrop instead of SD or External SSD
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lazyrighteye Avatar
10 months ago
Innnteresting. I’ve used their cameras. They’re sick.
I also use they're Speed Disk Test app (free).
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
spicynujac Avatar
10 months ago

DaVinci Resolve is the best video app period. So happy that they are getting better.
This reminds me of people who would say "Photoshop is the best photo editor"

A more accurate statement is Davinci Resolve (or Photoshop) can do just about anything you want with video (or photos). But they don't always do those tasks quickly or easily or efficiently. (There are plenty of professional photographers who never touch Photoshop!)

I tried Davinci Resolve and didn't care for it. I tried a bunch of free software too, and some were alright, but ended up going with Final Cut Pro for its ease of use, fast speed, and intuitive interface.

There is no one best software for everyone. Some people prefer command line text editors, some like the bloat but features of Microsoft Word, and some pick something between the two. You could say "MS Word can do almost anything you want a word processor to do" but I wouldn't say it is the best document writer out there.

For the record, I tried probably a dozen video editors. If you are looking for free, check out:
iMovie (used to be the best, still better than most, excellent user interface)
Olive (intuitive, great feature set, especially if you need to use Windows)
Openshot (similar, just depends which layout you prefer)
Capcut (great for quickly adding music, effects, and transitions rapidly, versus manually adding each one)

Paid: Final Cut Pro,
Adobe Premiere
if you can stomach a subscription fee,
Resolve if you don't like Final Cut. I have a friend with a video studio. His take: Adobe is good if you already are used to other Adobe products, many like Resolve especially on Windows, Final Cut has a different interface from the other two that many "professional" video people reject out of hand because it's so unique (I think the way they present the timeline maybe?), but if you learn it, it's actually easier and most people who learn it find it a superior workflow but he is not going to re-learn editing at this point (he uses Adobe).

(Note: I did not try Avid)

Those are the best programs of about a dozen I tried.. the right one for you is the one that is intuitive and will easily and elegantly execute the commands you use most frequently.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)