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  • Kerry

    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.
    Fremont, CA - May 29, 2019 - 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.  


    Produced by LA Productions in association with Kew Media Group and inspired by real events, the gritty ten part series was directed by Gary Williams and lensed by director of photography (DP) Tim Pollard. The URSA Mini Pro G1 was chosen for acquisition with Williams and Pollard opting to shoot in 4K using Blackmagic RAW 12:1 constant bitrate.  

    “I used to be a DP myself for many years, and I’ve always been impressed by the look and skin tones that you get out of the URSA Mini Pro. I find it responds very well to light,” reveals Williams. “I’ve used it before on numerous documentary projects and felt it translated well to drama.”  

    “Its latitude came into its own shooting with Blackmagic RAW. It meant much more freedom on a shoot that involved a lot of confined spaces that were especially difficult to light. Knowing that all of that detail was in the frame, to begin with, meant we could lift that information out from the blacks or the highlights and put it back during post.”

    With principal photography complete, the project went into post production overseen by LA Production’s Patrick Hall. While the edit and grade were completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio, the VFX compositing was carried out in Fusion Studio.  

    Taken from inception to air in just ten months it was the decision to acquire with Blackmagic RAW that enabled LA Productions to deliver the production in record time, according to Hall. There were four editors in all and two assistant editors piggybacking each of the four blocks.  

    Filming for each episode took place over seven days with the post team assembling an episode cut as the rushes came in at the end of each day. The editor then spent two and a half days with the director to get a fine cut done, and then it was straight on to the grade and finishing.  

    “We initially tested a proxy workflow against Blackmagic RAW but found the latter to be more straight forward in terms of speed. It also meant that we freed up an assistant editor do more work with keyword metadata and exports. That made it much easier finding material further down the line for the promotional trailers much easier.”  

    Learn more about LA Productions work on Clink from Patrick Hall at EditFest London, where he will be speaking on June 29, 2019 at the BFI on Southbank.

    Press Photography  
    Product photos of Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G1, DaVinci Resolve Studio, Fusion 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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      COLORSPACE 4K HDR Vehicle Uses DaVince Resolve

      July 16, 2019, 7:27 am
      Blackmagic Design announced today that Picture Block used DaVinci Resolve Studio and DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel to provide HDR color correction and editing as part of the new COLORSPACE 4K HDR screening room vehicle. COLORSPACE also includes a 12G and 4K workflow using a number of other Blackmagic Design products.

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      Free DaVinci Resolve Training at VidCon

      July 3, 2019, 8:19 am
      At this year’s Los Angeles VidCon, Blackmagic Design will be offering free hands on training for its DaVinci Resolve Studio post production software at Booth 1400. VidCon attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with popular YouTubers Bri Heart and Jervy Hou at the Blackmagic Design booth to hear how they created their newest video using DaVinci Resolve Studio and Blackmagic Design cameras.

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      Duplitech Relies on Cintel for HDR Film Scanning

      June 28, 2019, 7:36 am
      Blackmagic Design today announced that Duplitech, one of L.A.’s most respected independent media service labs, is using a host of Blackmagic Design gear, including Cintel Scanner 2 for high dynamic range (HDR) film scanning. Duplitech found that Cintel Scanner 2 performs exceptionally well on 16mm film, having recently worked with the element while onboarding the “Blondie” television series from the 1950s.

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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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      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.

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      TBS SPARKLE, Inc. Installs Cintel Scanner

      May 17, 2019, 6:58 am
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