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April 15, 2011, 10:19 am
All of BlackMagic's NAB Announcements in the same location.
Davinci Resolve 8.0 and Resolve Lite
Two big pieces of news for our Resolve world. We are introducing version 8 of our Resolve color correction software, which is available to existing Resolve customers free of charge. The new version adds a number of major features, nclude multi layer timeline support with editing, and XML import and export with Apple Final Cut Pro. The new DaVinci Resolve 8 now includes OpenCL processing to allow use on Apple iMac and MacBook Pro computers. New advanced processing tools have been added for real time noise reduction, curve grading, advanced multi point stabilization as well as automatic stereoscopic 3D image alignment.
Free version of Resolve -- DaVinci Resolve Lite
This includes many powerful features found in the full version of DaVinci Resolve. DaVinci Resolve Lite is based on DaVinci Resolve 8, and will run on the latest model iMac, 17inch MacBook Pro and Mac Pro computers. It includes all the same high quality processing of the full DaVinci Resolve, however limits projects to SD and HD resolutions, only two color correction nodes, a single processing GPU and a single RED rocket card.
UltraStudio Pro 3D
The first product available with Thunderbolt technology. The UltraStudio Pro 3D is a new portable Thunderbolt‚Ń˘ based capture and playback device with full resolution dual stream 3D support, 12 bit hardware architecture, dual link 3 Gb/s SDI, support for up to 1080p60 in SDI and component analog and HDMI 1.4a connections, as well as full SD, HD and 2K support, for only US$995. It is perfect for 3D workflow as it features both interleaved/side by side and dual stream capture and playback. Interleaved 3D allows the left and right eye to be interleaved as fields into a single video connection and file, so customers can edit using current editing software.
The Hyperdeck Studio
The HyperDeck Studio ($995) is a new uncompressed 10 bit broadcast recorder for SSDs that is perfect for outside broadcast vans, a master control room and for on-set recording and viewing of dailies, as a video server or for replays at live events. It features dual slots to allow automatic recording onto the next disk when one record disk fills, allowing unlimited duration recording. It features a beautiful user friendly VTR style design with function buttons, a jog wheel for jog and shuttle, plus external RS-422 control. The high resolution LCD screen displays timecode and transport information plus a full color thumbnail preview of the current clip in record and playback.
The Hyperdeck Shuttle
The HyperDeck Shuttle is the worldâ€™s smallest SSD recorder for $345. Now thereâ€™s no need to haul around a computer on set because the lightweight HyperDeck Shuttle does full capture and playback in uncompressed 10 bit HD video, yet fits easily in a backpack. Customers can also add HyperDeck Shuttle to their tripod along with the camera. Perfect as a field recorder, it captures uncompressed 10 bit SDI or HDMI video onto Solid State Disks (SSDs) in a portable design that is battery powered so itâ€™s designed for recording high quality on location shoots, or for use as a deck with live production switchers. The HyperDeck Shuttle bypasses the camera's compression and records from SDI and HDMI directly into the highest quality uncompressed video. It is built out of a solid block of aircraft-grade aluminum, so a beautiful product that is rugged enough for location use.
Blackmagic Design Announces SmartView Duo
SmartView Duo ($695) is a dual rack monitor with large 8 inch LCD screens in a compact rack mount design that's less than an inch thick. It handles all SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI video standards, and all screens can be remotely adjusted via an Ethernet network, so setup is much simpler when users need to color match all the monitors in a large video wall setup. It can be installed into equipment racks for local monitoring in post production, or for multi-monitor video walls in master control rooms or for camera monitoring for production switchers.
Blackmagic Design Announces UltraStudio SDI
This is the world's smallest (fits in your hand) and most affordable SDI capture and playback solution with HDMI monitoring for USB 3.0 computers for only $395. Built with a machined aluminum design, UltraStudio SDI also includes built in HDMI 1.4 output for low cost local monitoring, genlock and RS-422 deck control.
Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 4K
The DeckLink 4K is a new 3 Gb/s Quad Link SDI capture card that supports SD, HD, 3 Gb/s HD, 2K and 4K capture and playback using a single PCI Express slot for only $595. It is a SDI capture and playback card for 8 lane PCI Express computers that supports all SDI formats, and can be instantly switched between SD, HD, 2K and 4K so customers can do any kind of work from standard post production and broadcast work, right up to digital film in 4K, all on the same card.
Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink Quad
A new quad channel DeckLink card ($995) that is 4 SDI capture and playback cards on a single PCB that can be switched between SD and HD video formats. It is perfect for developers who need 4 channel SDI capture and playback in a single PCIe slot, and can capture and playback at the same time.
Blackmagic Design Announces Media Express 3
A new update for our capture and playback software for DeckLink, Multibridge, Intensity and UltraStudio Pro products. It includes support for advanced 3D workflows with DPX , QuickTime and AVI files, clip bins, more metadata, realtime capture and playback up to 4K resolutions and a visually stunning new user interface. It is major free for all Blackmagic Design customers.
Support for Adobe CS 5.5 for Windows 7 and Mac OSX
We announced support for CS 5.5 for all of our capture and playback product lines.
January 27, 2020, 2:30 pm
In this video, Neil Parfitt who is a composer, music editor, synth sound designer based in Toronto has set up his new rack mount Mac Pro 7,1 computer to show some real-world tests both about the fan noise and how well it handles a very large Pro Tools project and turns up some surprises during his tests.
January 27, 2020, 2:30 pm
Over recent decades many of the tools used in video production and post have become smaller, easier to use, and less expensive. It is possible to edit and finish projects on a single iMac or iMac Pro that would have taken an entire edit facility in the past. This trajectory has also applied to media storage – the lifeblood of post-production. Both spinning and solid state hard drives are cheaper and offer larger capacity than ever before. Less costly systems and storage make it easier for small and medium production and post companies to ramp up the number of edit/graphics/audio seats within the facility.
January 27, 2020, 2:30 pm
The Stateside ASIFA Annie Awards have announced their 2020 winners. Among those awarded were Henry Selick (director of The Nightmare Before Christmas, James and the Giant Peach and Coraline), Ron Clements and John Musker (who have worked as one of Walt Disney Animation Studio’s leading director teams over the past three decades) and, posthumously, Satoshi Kon (acclaimed manga artist and director of such films as Perfect Blue and Paprika), all whom were selected by the ASIFA-Hollywood Board of Directors tp receive Winsor McCay Awards for exemplary industry careers.
January 24, 2020, 2:11 pm
As NLEs have become more user-friendly over the years, green screen technology has become more accessible to everyday content creators. You don’t need a studio or a big editing rig to get it done. For most programs, it only takes a few clicks to get the desired effect. In this walkthrough, we’re going to show you how to chroma-key a green screen in Final Cut Pro X.
January 24, 2020, 2:10 pm
There’s an exceptional level of craftsmanship among this year’s nominees for the Cinema Audio Society Awards, which recognizes outstanding accomplishments in sound mixing, a collaborative discipline that requires sound editors, re-recording mixers, Foley and ADR artistry to work together to create a harmonious finished product.
January 24, 2020, 2:10 pm
Adobe is continuing its dominance in the film editing business, as an official survey of films appearing at the Sundance Film Festival finds Premiere Pro is the preferred editing software of the majority of the movies, with 56% of the films using the programme.
January 24, 2020, 2:10 pm
With the Sundance Film Festival 2020 opening today, we decided to take a closer look at the “Boys State” screening in the U.S. Documentary Competition, a work that promises to be a political, coming-of-age film examining the well being of the American democracy. The documentary covers an unusual trial: The gathering of a thousand 17-year-old boys in Texas who band together to build a representative government from the ground up. Produced and directed by Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine, “Boy’s State” hones in on the story of four boys of diverse background as they attempt to establish a governor.
January 23, 2020, 7:49 pm
At the VES Awards in Los Angeles in late January, one of those to be honored at the event will be visual effects supervisor Sheena Duggal.
Gordon sits down to discuss the VFX of The Lion King with VFX supervisor Rob Legato
In this bonus episode, Gordon sits down with Dan Deleeuw, the visual effects supervisor for Avengers: Endgame.
Gordon sits down with Jinmo Yang to discuss the editing of Parasite, the hit Korean film and a must see for everyone.
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