Blackmagic Design has announced a major software update with multiple new features for the Blackmagic URSA digital film camera.

The new update, Blackmagic Camera 1.9.9, has been developed in conjunction with the high end cinematographers that are using URSA cameras for high end work. It adds support for higher frame rate recording (up to 80 frames/second) plus a new menu control of recording frames rates for URSA cameras. Other enhancements include:
– A variable frame rate feature so off-speed clips now play back in project frame rate, enabling users to shoot slow motion or fast motion shots and see the effect of the higher or slower frame rate when playing.  
– A new CinemaDNG 12 bit RAW format that uses 3:1 compression to allow RAW files to be recorded in one third of the size of uncompressed RAW files allowing double the storage capacity on the same sized CFast card.  
– In camera formatting for CFast 2.0 media.
– A new Dashboard menu screen allowing features such as formatting and other settings to be selected, as well as new user interface is scrolling menus.
– On screen framing guides allowing a range of common feature film aspect ratios to be displayed on the fold out monitor, such as 2.35:1, 1.85:1 and more.

The Blackmagic Camera 1.9.9. update is available for free download now from the Blackmagic Design website for all Blackmagic URSA customers. Visit