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  • Kerry

    The Birthday’s Tour Shot with Blackmagic RAW

    May 22, 2019, 7:53 am
    Blackmagic Design announced today that URSA Mini Pro 4.6K and Pocket Cinema Camera 4K were used for live shooting of The Birthday's TOUR 19 NIGHTS 2018 AUTUMN, the sold out recent tour by the popular UNIVERSAL SIGMA Japanese rock band.
    Fremont, CA - May 22, 2019 - Blackmagic Design announced today that URSA Mini Pro 4.6K and Pocket Cinema Camera 4K were used for live shooting of The Birthday's TOUR 19 NIGHTS 2018 AUTUMN, the sold out recent tour by the popular UNIVERSAL SIGMA Japanese rock band.    


    A total of 10 Blackmagic Design cameras, including four Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and six URSA Mini Pro 4.6K's recording in Blackmagic RAW, were used. DaVinci Resolve Studio was used for post production editing and grading workflows.    

    The Birthday is a popular Japanese garage rock band, and the tour was recorded by Japanese production company MAZRI Inc.    

    Mr. Toru Nomura of MAZRI Inc., who directed live shooting, said: "I decided to unify all workflow from shooting to editing to grading with Blackmagic products. Because I wanted to get the most in grading in order to make the live image wonderful I used the Blackmagic cameras to record in RAW. Combined with the Blackmagic camera's high mobility, they were the best choice."    

    "The Pocket Cinema Camera 4K was mounted on a hand held gimbal and shot the seated audience. When shooting with a conventional hand held camera, an external monitor was always required, but with the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K there was no need for an external monitor because there is a 5 inch rear monitor, and a very compact camera setup can be realized. The user interface is so simple that you can operate without getting lost and I was able to capture the gradation of concert smoke beautifully with the camera. The dynamic range of the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K is really amazing. The highlights and shadows remained beautiful," said cameraman Mr. Masatoshi Toyonou.    

    "The built in ND filter of the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K was really active. Shooting a concert live could not be done without an ND filter because the lighting varies widely depending on the stage. This was also the first recording we did using Blackmagic RAW format," said Mr. Nomura. "I was really surprised at Blackmagic RAW! Data recorded for more than 2 hours had a very small file size. Its data can be read in a short time, and we could start work on editing immediately. Blackmagic RAW is a much faster workflow, and does not require large capacity recording media. Blackmagic RAW is the best for live concerts that require long shooting and many cameras."    

    For the concert, they used six URSA Mini Pro 4.6K, including a mix of EF mount, PL mount and B4 mount, while using active MFT lenses with the four Pocket Cinema Camera 4Ks. "The versatility of the URSA Mini Pro allowed us to be able to handle various situations with one camera system. Both the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K and Pocket Cinema Camera 4K capture very beautiful skin tones and provide a unified cinema look and was really surprised at the wide dynamic range of the two cameras," said cameraman Mr. Shinya Yamada.    

    Mr. Yamada was also in charge of color grading. "I used DaVinci Resolve Studio for color grading. I was conscious that I would finish the look to feel the presence of live. Even if the material was shot in various live lighting conditions, if it is a RAW material, many colors can be drawn out during grading, and adjustments can be made to fine parts. The performance of Blackmagic RAW with DaVinci Resolve is much faster than the other RAW formats, so it is very easy to handle and speeds up all workflows."    

    Press Photography  
    Product photos of URSA Mini Pro, Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, DaVinci Resolve Studio 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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      Diplo’s “So Long” Music Video Uses URSA Mini

      June 24, 2019, 7:17 am
      Blackmagic Design announced today that “So Long,” Diplo’s latest music video featuring country artist Cam, was shot using the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K and utilized the Blackmagic RAW format.

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      Elton John’s Rocketman Graded with DaVinci Resol

      June 20, 2019, 7:59 am
      Blackmagic Design has today announced that its DaVinci Resolve Studio was used throughout the color pipeline on Paramount’s new musical biopic about Elton John’s breakthrough years produced by Marv Films & Rocket Pictures and directed by Dexter Fletcher.

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      KPOP Music Videos Created with Blackmagic Design

      June 14, 2019, 7:09 am
      Blackmagic Design today announced that South Korea based independent record label Areia Creations shot its latest music videos for the artists Musky and Ferry with a combination of Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and URSA Mini Pro cameras using Blackmagic RAW codec. The videos were then edited and graded using Davinci Resolve Studio with a DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel.

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      Blackmagic Design Announces Proland Group

      June 5, 2019, 7:01 am
      Blackmagic Design has today announced the appointment of the Proland Group Ltd as its authorized distribution partner in the Russian Federation and Belarus markets.

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      New Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR

      June 4, 2019, 6:32 am
      Advanced 8K monitoring solution that lets you use the new Apple Pro Display XDR as a color critical reference monitor on set and in post production!

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      Blackmagic RAW Format Used on Clink

      May 30, 2019, 8:32 am
      Blackmagic Design has today announced that new British television drama series Clink, created by Colin McKeown and produced by Donna Molloy, has relied on a Blackmagic RAW workflow for both acquisition and post production.

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      TBS SPARKLE, Inc. Installs Cintel Scanner

      May 17, 2019, 6:58 am
      Blackmagic Design announced today that TBS SPARKLE, Inc. has installed a Cintel Scanner and DaVinci Resolve Studio to digitize a huge amount of 16mm footage from 1955 to the 1980s. This will include the digitization of more than 3,000 films, documentaries and news shows, as well as other footage shot by TBS SPARKLE, Inc.

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      Chimney Group Continues Expansion with Resolve

      April 29, 2019, 7:45 am
      Blackmagic Design has today announced that Chimney Group, one of Europe's largest post production facilities, has continued to invest in DaVinci Resolve Studio as part of its rapid expansion into regions including the US, South East Asia, and Australia.

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      Dumbo Delivered with Blackmagic Design

      April 25, 2019, 7:25 am
      Blackmagic Design has today announced that DaVinci Resolve Studio was used throughout the full color pipeline on Disney’s live action remake of Dumbo. Directed by Tim Burton with a screenplay by Ehren Kruger, the DI was delivered by Goldcrest Post’s Adam Glasman, who collaborated with Director of Photography Ben Davis, BSC.

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      Panic! At The Disco’s Video Shot in Blackmagic R

      April 24, 2019, 10:13 am
      Blackmagic Design announced today that the latest music video from Panic! At The Disco titled “Dancing’s Not A Crime” was shot on the URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K using Blackmagic RAW. The video, shot by music video veteran Brandon Dermer, has become one of the fastest watched videos in the world and supports the bands hugely popular “Pray for the Wicked” world tour.

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