Blackmagic Camera App - no Log?

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Paul Griswold

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Blackmagic Camera App - no Log?

PostSat Sep 16, 2023 6:16 pm

I realize it's free, but I was surprised to see the new app can't shoot with a LOG profile and can't record in anything but HEVC and h.264. I'm looking for an app to recommend to my students ever since Filmic Pro went from a one-time fee to $5 per week. The plus for Filmic Pro is that it has a decent variety of options like 10-bit HDR, 10-bit SDR with a Log profile, etc.

If BMD is planning on offering a paid version with more features, please make it a one-time fee with paid upgrades instead of the rental model.



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Re: Blackmagic Camera App - no LOG?

PostSat Sep 16, 2023 7:05 pm

Log is only for newer iPhones 15 .

On older iPhones there is no true log , filmic pro and others have pseudo log, you don’t gain anything in dynamic range with this log profiles.

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Re: Blackmagic Camera App - no Log?

PostWed Sep 20, 2023 7:51 pm

Thanks for clearing that up. I wasn't aware of that. So this will indeed be a good solution for students. We have 10 of the BMPCC 6k pros, but in my classes alone I have 30 students, so there's no way they can all get one of the "good" cameras, so having this as a backup will at least let them get their assignments done.

Thanks for the info!


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Re: Blackmagic Camera App - no Log?

PostSat Sep 23, 2023 4:20 pm

I'm on a 15 Pro with updated iOS and there's no option for log. Could I be missing it?

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Re: Blackmagic Camera App - no Log?

PostMon Sep 25, 2023 11:53 am

Try the latest update from the App Store, then look in settings, camera, color space. What options are listed?
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Re: Blackmagic Camera App - no Log?

PostWed Sep 27, 2023 7:30 pm

Several people have run into this. Seems that they installed the app on an earlier phone. Uninstall/reinstall fixed it.
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Re: Blackmagic Camera App - no Log?

PostThu Sep 28, 2023 4:54 pm

I am getting a ProMax for this alone, and I expect to see a lot of material from this app in the nearish future.

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