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.

blackmagic camera ios
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.

Top Rated Comments

smetvid Avatar
24 weeks ago
I think we can kiss Filmic Pro with their move to a subscription model goodbye.
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zakarhino Avatar
24 weeks 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
24 weeks 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
24 weeks 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
24 weeks 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
24 weeks 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)

Popular Stories

iOS 17

10 New Things Your iPhone Can Do in Next Week's iOS 17.4 Update

Friday March 1, 2024 1:30 am PST by
Apple will this month release iOS 17.4, its biggest iPhone software update of the year so far, featuring a number of features and changes that users have been anticipating for quite a while. Below, we've listed 10 new things that your iPhone will be able to do after you've installed the update, which is projected to arrive by March 7. When the day arrives, be sure to check Settings ➝...
Apple Maps vs Google Maps Feature

Apple Maps vs. Google Maps: Which Is Better?

Friday March 1, 2024 7:10 am PST by
Apple Maps has been providing navigational guidance to Apple users for almost 13 and a half years now, and much has changed about the app in that time. However, according to data from Canalys, the overwhelming majority of iPhones in the U.S. still have Google Maps downloaded as an alternative to Apple Maps, which comes preinstalled on all iPhones. We want to hear from MacRumors readers. Which do...
Google maps feaure

Google Maps Finally Rolls Out Glanceable Directions

Wednesday February 28, 2024 2:07 am PST by
After more than a year since announcing the feature, Google Maps is finally rolling out glanceable directions on Android and iOS (via Android Police). The feature allows users to view turn-by-turn directions and a live ETA directly from their device's lock screen – information that was previously only visible when a phone was unlocked. Glanceable directions also work on the app's route...
apple tv plus banner

Apple TV+ Gains Over 50 Movies for a Limited Time

Friday March 1, 2024 6:29 am PST by
Apple TV+ today gained over 50 movies, adding to its back catalog of content for a limited time. The collection includes a large number of popular and classic titles. Subscribers can access the movies in a "Great Movies on Apple TV+" section in the Apple TV app. Some titles are also available in 3D. Movies in the collection include: 21 Jump Street 300 American Sniper Argo ...
iOS 18 Mock iPhone 16 Feature Gray

iOS 18 Rumored to Be Compatible With These iPhone Models

Tuesday February 27, 2024 6:31 am PST by
iOS 18 will be compatible with the iPhone XR, and thereby also the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max models with the same A12 Bionic chip, according to a post on X today from a private account with a proven track record of sharing build numbers for upcoming iOS updates. The post was spotted by MacRumors contributor Aaron Perris, and it has since been deleted. However, this was likely because the...
M3 MacBook Air Feature

New MacBook Air Models Launching This March: 5 Features to Expect

Wednesday February 28, 2024 1:50 am PST by
The existing 15-inch MacBook Air arrived in June 2023, which is not that long ago in terms of Mac update cycles. However, Apple released the current 13-inch ‌MacBook Air back in June 2022. It is now the oldest Mac in Apple's current crop, having not been updated in 600 days. But rumors suggest that is unlikely to be the case for much longer. According to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, Apple has...
airpods pro 2 pink

Apple Releases New Beta Firmware for AirPods Pro 2

Thursday February 29, 2024 11:41 am PST by
Apple today introduced a new beta firmware update for the AirPods Pro 2, both the USB-C and Lightning versions. The new firmware is version 6E188, up from the prior 6B34 firmware released in December. Apple does not often provide details or notes on what features might be included in the refreshed firmware, so it is unclear what's new. Note that this software is limited to developers at the...