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  • Kerry

    DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio Used for Zurich Spot

    August 21, 2018, 10:33 am
    Blackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio were used to create two exciting sports themed campaigns for Zurich Insurance, both directed, shot and post produced by Munich commercials team The Directors Duo.

    Fremont, CA - August 21, 2018 - Blackmagic Design today announced that URSA Mini Pro and DaVinci Resolve Studio were used to create two exciting sports themed campaigns for Zurich Insurance, both directed, shot and post produced by Munich commercials team The Directors Duo.

    The two spots linked by a ‘Strong Performance’ tagline couldn’t be more different. While the Summer spot follows a female biker skillfully taking on rigorous forest jumps and trails, the Winter spot, ‘Olympia,’ follows an alpine snowboarder risking life and limb on free ride slopes and jumping gaps on Alpine mountaintops. However, both are shot with the cinematic quality and epic scale that has become the hallmark of The Directors Duo, Benjamin Kratzin and Christopher Schlierf.

    Kratzin Schlierf took on all the DP and directing duties for the commercials from Zurich’s agency Butter and production company Fireapple. Shooting the Winter spot entailed big, wide shots with a helicopter and drones as well as tightly framed shots, with the duo staying very close to the action, jumping with a snowboarder and trying to be as close as possible with all the cameras.

    “We went up there with the URSA Mini Pro and chose anamorphic lenses for a great visual look. Using it on a DJI Ronin 2 on an Easyrig gimbal we could attach it to our body and ski down the free ride slopes,” explained Christopher Schlierf. “What is great about the URSA Mini Pro is that the system is so scalable.”

    “Zurich was so happy with our Winter spot that they subsequently asked us for a much smaller project for the Summer season about mountain biking,” said Schlierf.

    Kratzin Schlierf decided to complete picture and audio post on the spot through DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio. “We were able to quickly move the focus of the project between the different tabs from Edit to Color to Deliver, eliminating the need for conforms or round tripping. You’ve got everything in one package.”

    “The creative opportunities within version 15 are on another level altogether,” according to Kratzin. “Features such as the stackable and tabbed timelines in Edit means you have a solid all round platform to cut on alongside some powerful tools for color, VFX and audio.”

    "Its entire interface feels very modern,” he adds. “The interactive timelines in the Edit pages makes the cutting fluid. Simple touches such as how the trimming tools change depending on where you place the mouse in your timeline, for example, make a big difference.”

    With the grade complete, Kratzin imported his entire sound design library into DaVinci Resolve where he designed and mixed the audio using Fairlight, which was a first.

    "We then normalized the levels and only at the final stage of the TVC version did we export to Orange Sound Studio’s in Munich for the final legal mix,” concluded Kratzin. "While the integration of Fairlight is still a relatively new addition to Resolve, it's already a pretty impressive addition to what is an amazing set of creative tools.”

    Press Photography
    Product photos of DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio, URSA Mini Pro, Video Assist 4K and all other Blackmagic Design products are available at 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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      Australia’s Stage Mums Shot with URSA Mini 4.6K

      January 9, 2019, 10:48 am
      Blackmagic Design today announced that season one of the popular Australian television comedy “Stage Mums” was shot using its URSA Mini 4.6K and Pocket Cinema Camera digital film cameras. The show’s editing, audio editing and color correction were also completed using DaVinci Resolve Studio.

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      COLOR

      More than 55 Fall TV Shows Use Blackmagic Design

      December 13, 2018, 11:06 am
      Blackmagic Design today announced that the company’s production and post products were used to complete many of the fall 2018 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series. More than 55 shows rely on Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras; Fusion visual effects (VFX), compositing, 3D and motion graphics software; and DaVinci Resolve editing, color correction, VFX and digital audio software; as well as its switchers, routers, monitors and capture and playback devices.

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    • Kerry
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      DP Eric Koretz Uses Blackmagic Design on Siberia

      December 11, 2018, 8:39 am
      Blackmagic Design today announced that DP Eric Koretz used a Micro Studio Camera 4K and Video Assist 4Kmonitor/recorder while shooting the new film “Siberia.” Koretz also used DaVinci Resolve Studio and a DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel on set to develop various looks while shooting.

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    • Kerry
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      Unreal Engine Supports DeckLink Products

      November 16, 2018, 8:47 am
      Blackmagic Design announced today Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.21 now supports Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink 8K Pro, DeckLink Duo 2 and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G capture and playback cards. DeckLink SDK binaries and source code from Epic will also now be available free to download on the company’s Unreal Engine Marketplace.

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      Austin Film Festival Films Used Blackmagic Designs

      November 15, 2018, 9:57 am
      Blackmagic Design announced today that more than 25 feature length and short films competing at the 2018 Austin Film Festival used Blackmagic Design digital film cameras and DaVinci Resolve Studio professional editing, grading and audio post production software.

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    • Kerry
      EDITING

      New Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G

      November 14, 2018, 9:55 am
      New model features 12G-SDI for working in all formats up to 2160p60, along with a powerful new class D amplifier, dual subwoofers and extended range speakers for crystal clear sound.

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    • Kerry
      EDITING

      Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15.2

      November 14, 2018, 9:30 am
      Major new release adds over 30 features customers have asked for including even faster editing, visual keyboard customization, new beauty correction tools, audio mastering plugins and more!

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    • Kerry
      EDITING

      The Oath Edited with DaVinci Resolve Studio

      November 12, 2018, 8:55 am
      Blackmagic Design today announced that the new film “The Oath” was shot with several URSA Mini Pro digital film cameras and edited and graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio, its professional editing, grading, audio post and visual effects software.

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      Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic eGPU Pro

      October 30, 2018, 1:55 pm
      New model features blazingly fast AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 for up to 22x faster performance!

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      Carlos Vives' Music Video Used DaVinci Resolve 15

      October 25, 2018, 8:05 am
      Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio, along with the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel, were used for color grading and editing on the new music video for “Mañana,” the latest single by Latin American Grammy winning singer/songwriter Carlos Vives.

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