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Blackmagic’s free camera app is now available on Android, but there’s a catch

An actor in a diner is framed using the Blackmagic Camera app on a smartphone, behind a larger professional-grade camera.
Less than a year after its iPhone debut, Blackmagic’s robust camera app is now available for select Android devices. | Image: Blackmagic Design

After launching on the iPhone last September, the robust Blackmagic Camera app is available on Android devices today, with the same professional-grade shooting features and compatibility with Blackmagic Design’s other video production pipeline tools.

“The Blackmagic Camera app for iPhone has been incredibly popular since it was launched last year,” says Grant Petty, the company’s CEO. “We are excited to be able to give customers with Samsung Galaxy or Google Pixel phones the same controls for shooting digital film as our professional cameras.”

A Blackmagic Design spokesperson, Terry Frechette, confirmed to The Verge that there is one unfortunate limitation to the Blackmagic Camera app on Android. The app “can be used on phones running…

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