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Blackmagic Design has released its Raw 2.1 update, which adds support for Apple’s M1 processors. This will enable editors to import native BRAW footage quickly, and start editing on Macs with the M1 silicon chip. Additionally, non-BMD cameras that shoot BRAW gain support and improvements, like the Panasonic S1 and S1H, which can now record in BRAW via the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G. Other new features in the update include CPU optimisation for the Ursa Mini Pro 12K, enhancements to the Blackmagic Raw Premiere Pro plug-in, and a generation 5 colour science technical reference.


CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A SINGLE- CAMERA SERIES (HALF-HOUR) • Mark Doering-Powell, Grown-ish • Adam Bricker, Hacks • Nathaniel Goodman, Made for Love • Matthew Jensen, The Mandalorian • Marshall Adams, Servant CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE • Dana Gonzales, Fargo • Ben Richardson, Mare of Easttown • Steven Meizler, The Queen’s Gambit • Shabier Kirchner, Small Axe • James Laxton, The Underground Railroad CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM • Jackson James & Steve James, City So Real • Gavin Thurston, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet • Kirsten Johnson, Dick Johnson Is Dead • Lincoln Else, Rebuilding Paradise • Hayes Baxley, Andy Mitchell & Brian

Netflix’s The Crown and Disney+’s The Mandalorian tie for the most nods – a whopping 24 each – as nominations for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards were unveiled on 13 July. In addition to appearing on the outstanding series list, the shows’ DOPs – Adriano Goldman for The Crown and Baz Idoine for The Mandalorian – are both up for an award in cinematography for a single-camera series (one hour). The other nominees are Jeffrey Jur ( Bridgerton ), Marcell Rév ( Euphoria ), Tat Radcliffe ( Lovecraft Country ), David Franco ( Perry Mason ) and Neville Kidd ( The Umbrella Academy ). The awards come after a TV season that took place amid a global pandemic, creating a whole host of new challenges for filmmakers. The winners will be announced at the Primetime Emmy Awards on 19 September. Here is the full list of cinematography nominations:

ABOVE The update adds optimised CPU decoding for the Ursa Mini Pro 12K

Armstrong, Secrets of the Whales • John Behrens & Jonathan Pope, The Social Dilemma


Lexar has introduced a CFexpress Type B Card Silver Series, built for the increasing bandwidth demands of high-resolution video. The cards come in 128GB and 256GB capacities, can read up to 1000MB/s and write up to 600MB/s, and are ideal for pristine 4K or Raw images. Compatible with firmware-enabled CFexpress cameras, the cards also have backwards compatibility with XQD cameras.

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