Kessler has released its camera motion control software, kOS, for the Second Shooter platform. kOS was originally developed as part of the CineDrive motion control system, but now you can control the Second Shooter via a wired connection on both Mac and Windows platforms. Unfortunately due to hardware limitations on the Second Shooter, the useful iPad wireless connection is not available.
It’s been a long, interesting, often frustrating and ultimately an incredibly rewarding journey watching Sony go from fledgling camera maker to likely the most feared manufacturer today. They have come a really long way, and what at first seemed like strange decisions have culminated now into an incredibly well-conceived long term plan. As disappointed as I was in the Sony a7R, the a7S gave me hope that there was much to love about their future. Now, the Sony a7R II is that future, and it’s a brilliant camera that, though not without its flaws, is easily the best overall camera Sony has ever produced.
Blackmagic today announced the release of Firmware 2.6, specifically aimed at the URSA. The update adds support for the URSA viewfinder, adds timecode display options and overall enhances and improves the camera.
Firmware 2.6 has been released with new features and bug fixes including:
- Added support for the URSA Viewfinder, which is now shipping
- Option to display timecode input by tapping on the timecode display
- Performance enhancements and improvements