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  • Kerry

    BBC One Drama “Broken” Uses Fusion Studio

    June 19, 2017, 7:56 am
    Blackmagic Design has today announced that picture post on BBC One drama “Broken,” including the conform, grade and VFX compositing, has been completed using an editorial pipeline featuring DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio.

    Fremont, CA - June 19, 2017 - Blackmagic Design has today announced that picture post on BBC One drama “Broken,” including the conform, grade and VFX compositing, has been completed using an editorial pipeline featuring DaVinci Resolve Studio and Fusion Studio.
     
    From acclaimed screenwriter Jimmy McGovern, Sean Bean plays Father Michael, a Catholic priest presiding over a parish in the North of England. He serves as a confidante, counsellor and confessor to a congregation struggling to reconcile its beliefs with the challenges of modern day life.
     
    Overseeing post production on the six-part drama was LA Production’s post supervisor, Patrick Hall. “Having completed the offline, we moved the project across to DaVinci Resolve. Relinking the ProRes 4444 media, we were able to work natively in 4K during the conform and grade.”
     
    The references for “Broken” were pretty bold from the start, according to Hall. “The director and DoP drew inspiration from American reportage photography in the 1960s and 70s, guys like William Eggleston and Steven Shore,” he begins. “These photographers spent a lot of time exploring communities in the deep South of America, communities that had very little money, but who had very strong beliefs. It was a fascinating mirror of the characters in Broken, and the story we wanted to tell.”
     
    The starting point for the entire grade was a series of five look up tables (LUTs) which allowed Hall and his team to emulate the different styles reflected in the various photographic references.
     
    “As with any drama series, one of our greatest challenges was consistency. The emulation LUTs alongside Resolve’s ColorTrace proved particularly useful when it came to delivering multiple versions for international distribution. Copying grades across took seconds, rendering a complicated, time-consuming process relatively straight forward.”
     
    VFX for the prime time drama was composited and rendered using Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio.
     
    “We had around 90 VFX shots across the series and then many more flares and OFX plugins which we introduced directly through Resolve,” reflects Hall. “In fact, we even relied on Fusion Connect during the offline assembly edit which afforded us the ability to send VFX shots into Fusion during the offline process as a rough cut. That was incredibly useful once we came to the conform as we were able to simply tweak those early Fusion files based on the online material.”
     
    LA Productions carried out a range of VFX work including the generation of 3D rain particles and sky replacements. “Our production crew shot all of the train footage used on the series in one go. That presented continuity issues when using it across the series. It was our job to make it fit,” Hall explains. “In several instances we needed to add rain to the train window. We did that using Fusion’s particle generator and then applied motion blur to soften those effects and match with the original footage.
     
    “DaVinci Resolve and Fusion is an incredibly powerful, node-based workflow that is incredibly quick and very simple to use once you know how,” concludes Hall. “I don’t know of any workflow that’s quicker and more efficient for the conform, grade and VFX on a prime time television drama.”
     
    Press Photography
    Product photos of the DaVinci Resolve Studio, Fusion Studio and all other Blackmagic Design products are available at https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/media/images.
     
    About Blackmagic Design
    Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go to www.blackmagicdesign.com.

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      Digital Garden Upgrades New 12G-SDI Machine Room

      June 28, 2017, 1:58 pm
      Blackmagic Design today announced that Tokyo based post production house Digital Garden updated to a new 12G-SDI machine room using Blackmagic Design’s Teranex AVs and Teranex Minis.

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      RUNNING TV Installs Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner

      June 27, 2017, 9:31 am
      Blackmagic Design today announced that audiovisual production and distribution company RUNNING TV has implemented the Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner as part of a workflow that has seen it digitize more than 100 archived Italian films spanning the 1920s through to the 1950s.

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      Remote Bluetooth Camera Control for URSA Mini Pro

      June 23, 2017, 8:17 am
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      The Sower Completed Using Blackmagic Design

      June 21, 2017, 12:26 pm
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      Garibaldi Watches TVC Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K

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      Goldcrest Films Relies on Cintel Film Scanner

      June 6, 2017, 11:46 am
      Blackmagic Design has announced that Goldcrest Post has utilized a Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner for a major restoration project to upgrade asset formatting for all of Goldcrest Film’s prestigious library titles, which were scanned to Ultra HD 4K and remastered in 2K.

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      ITN Productions 12G-SDI Blackmagic Design Workflow

      May 31, 2017, 2:02 pm
      Blackmagic Design has today announced that ITN Productions has expanded its post production capabilities following an investment of £1.4 million in a new state of the art facility built on a 12G-SDI backbone and featuring software and infrastructure products from Blackmagic Design.

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      Digital Garden Builds 8K System Around Blackmagic

      May 22, 2017, 1:28 pm
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      Blackmagic Design’s NAB 2017 Roadshow

      May 19, 2017, 11:02 am
      Come and see the latest Blackmagic Design solutions for video, television and film production at the Blackmagic Design NAB 2017 Roadshow! Don’t miss the opportunity for hands-on demonstrations of the newly announced DaVinci Resolve 14, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro and more.

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      Viddsee Uses Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro on New Mothe

      May 19, 2017, 10:38 am
      Blackmagic Design today announced that award winning Singapore-based short film director Daniel Yam shot his new short film, “Time,” using URSA Mini Pro and completed color correction using DaVinci Resolve. The film marks Viddsee’s first original short film, which was commissioned as part of Viddsee’s partnership with the Singapore Film Commission, a division of Singapore’s Info-Communications Media Development Authority.

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