Once again I get of the latest updates from Dan May President of Blackmagic Design. This is a three part series of booth videos. Part 1 is the new Ultra HD URSA Camera all it’s highlights. Part 2 Dan goes over the possibilities with the new Studio Camera. Part 3 we get more updates to Davinci Resolve including some very useful editing capabilties. So kick back and check out all the latest Blackmagic has to offer..!
Hollywood’s most powerful and creative color correction!
DaVinci color correctors have been the standard in post production since 1984. There are thousands of colorists worldwide who understand the performance, quality and workflow of DaVinci. DaVinci is the name behind more feature films, television commercials, documentaries, television production and music videos than any other grading system.
When you’re in a room full of demanding clients with conflicting ideas, colorists know that only DaVinci has the quality, real time performance, creative features and powerful control panel you need to work fast! You can upgrade DaVinci Resolve as you grow! Start by downloading DaVinci Resolve Lite free of charge, then upgrade when you need more power!
New DaVinci Resolve 10
DaVinci Resolve uses node based image processing where each node can have color correction, power windows and effects. Nodes are similar to layers, but more powerful as you can change the connections between the nodes. Join nodes sequentially or in parallel to combine grades, effects, mixers, gaussian blurs, keys and custom curves in any order for mind blowing creativity. You can reconnect nodes in any order for all types of exciting and cutting edge creative looks.
The World Leader
DaVinci Resolve is the world’s most advanced color grading system and with DaVinci you get the system that’s used on more feature films and television programming worldwide. DaVinci Resolve is the difference that makes high-end work so breathtaking! Invented in partnership with Hollywood studios for high-end feature film work, DaVinci Resolve is also perfect for episodic television production, commercials, independent films, music videos and more!
Award Winning DaVinci Resolve Colorist Control Surface
True Real Time
Computer based solutions are normally limited to a single GPU or a single computer. DaVinci Resolve smashes this limitation because it lets you add extra GPU cards or even clusters of multiple computers for super computer power! This means you get the real time performance you need when you’re in a room full of clients. Add dozens of primaries, secondaries, power windows, multi point tracking, blurs and more. Then just hit play, it always works!
DaVinci Resolve’s Powerful Node Display
Wide Camera Support
With an incredible range of digital film cameras available, DaVinci Resolve includes more native camera file support so you can grade directly from the camera files to get the best results. Grade direct with CinemaDNG RAW files, ARRI Alexa™ RAW files, RED One™, EPIC™ and Scarlet™ R3D files with premium de-bayer including 5K, monochrome and HDRx with image blend. Also supported is Cineform™, Cineform 3D, Phantom™, GoPro™, Canon™ C300, C500 and 1D, 5D, 7D and Sony™ F65/F55/F5 RAW and XAVC and many more!
“Once you’ve graded using the DaVinci Resolve Control Surface, you can’t go back – there’s too much you’d miss using anything else.”
DaVinci Resolve combines powerful features and real time performance so your creativity is never slowed down! Get the following incredible tools; Unlimited Grades, Primaries, Secondaries, Optical ReFraming, 3D Object Tracking, Live Grading, Image Stabilization, High Dynamic Range, RGB Mixing, Custom Curves, Custom HSL Curve Grading, Power Windows, Grouped Clip Grading, Dynamic Timeline, Color Decision Lists, Gallery Stills and Grades, MetaData Management, Export 3D LUT from Grade, Copy and Paste Grades, Safe Area Markers, Blanking Presets and more!
All image processing is at the deepest 32-bit floating point YRGB so all corrections are always operating at the highest bit depths in real time. Deeper bit depths combined with YRGB colorspace mean you get dramatically wider color correction range and can generate “looks” that simple NLE color correction cannot match. DaVinci’s YRGB processing means you can adjust the luminance gain without rebalancing the color of your whites, mids or blacks so you’re not chasing the correction you’re aiming for!
DaVinci Resolve’s powerful Curves Pallete
Optical Quality Processing
DaVinci’s high quality image processing is so revolutionary it won an EmmyTM award for contributions to the television industry! All image processing is at the deepest 32-bit floating point and the unique DaVinci correction algorithms mean you get a more optical feel to corrections. When pushing grades, whites blow out in a more subtle and delicate way without the horrible clipped look. Then, when you need to resize, reposition or zoom any shot, the full quality is retained and all in real time!
“DaVinci Resolve is an incredible tool for an independent film-maker”
DaVinci Resolve comes in three powerful solutions. Start with DaVinci Resolve Lite that you can download for free! It’s extremely powerful with unlimited correction nodes, layers, quality and file types. Then when you need extra power for noise reduction, multi GPUs, film resolutions and 3D tools, simply purchase DaVinci Resolve Software for only US$995. When you need the speed and power of the elegant DaVinci control surface, then the full DaVinci Resolve can be purchased!
Fast Creative Features
DaVinci Resolve has been designed by colorists for colorists! Get the same powerful features and real time performance that’s the force behind Hollywood post production! Read more >
Efficient Project Workflows
Edit with Apple Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and other leading applications and simply move your projects in and out of DaVinci Resolve for color correction! Read more >
Complete Hands on Control
The elegant DaVinci Resolve Control Surface lets you make fine creative adjustments over every aspect of your picture, without taking your eyes off the screen! Read more >
DaVinci Resolve Lite Entry level DaVinci color correction software for use with third party panels.
Dan May President of Blackmagic Design gives us the scoop on their newest and coolest cameras from the BMD Pocket Cinema Camera $1k(with DNG Raw for $995), or the new BMD 4K Cinema Camera for $4k($3,995)shipping begins in July 2013.
A true Super 16 digital film camera that’s small enough to take anywhere!
Introducing the pocket sized Super 16 digital film camera that’s small enough to keep with you at all times, so you’ll never miss a shot! Get true digital film images with feature film style 13 stops of dynamic range, Super 16 sensor size, high quality lossless CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes™ recording and the flexibility of an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount, all packed into an incredibly tiny size! The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records 1080HD
resolution ProRes 422 (HQ) files direct to fast SD cards, so you can immediately edit or color correct your media on your laptop. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is everything you need to bring cinematic film look shooting to the most difficult and remote locations, perfect for documentaries, independent films, photo journalism, music festivals, ENG, protest marches and even war zones.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Features an active MFT lens mount and high resolution 3.5″ LCD.
Shoot True Digital Film
The digital film camera that’s always with you!
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true high dynamic range film look camera in an extremely portable size, so now you can shoot cinema quality in situations never before possible! Imagine shooting a documentary, episodic television production, television commercial or independent film in the true quality of digital film. With its extremely compact size, you can covertly shoot important and historic events such as wars, protests and other conflict in cinema quality and get a more realistic record of the event. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true revolution in how you can shoot digital cinema!
Wide Dynamic Range
Retain more image detail for more color grading power
Regular video cameras shoot limited dynamic range, which is why their pictures look like video. Digital cinema cameras have a much wider dynamic range and is the reason why high end television commercials and feature films look so beautiful.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera delivers a true film look because it captures a super wide dynamic range of 13 stops, so your images look truly cinematic. This means you retain all sensor data for DaVinci Resolve color grading!
Common DSLR Shot RAW Wide Dynamic Range Final Color Graded Shot
The technology of a digital film camera packed into a tiny size
Precision engineered with state of the art technology, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera takes all the high quality features of a professional digital cinema camera and packs them into an incredibly small size. This premium quality design features a solid magnesium alloy chassis, an MFT mount for interchangeable optics, Super 16 size sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and high quality ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless CinemaDNG RAW file formats! Every aspect of the image path has been totally optimized for quality!
Micro Four Thirds Lenses
Flexible lens mount for all types of quality glass
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera lets you use the most incredible range of lenses. With the Super 16 size sensor you can use a wide range of adapters for film quality Super 16 lenses, or use commonly available low cost Micro Four Thirds lenses and more. With full electronic control of your lens, you can simply point and set iris all on command! The Micro Four Thirds lens mount also gives you the flexibility to adapt to PL or other lens mounts as required.
Record to SD Cards
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features a built in SD card recorder that captures stunning ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG files to fast SDXC cards. As an open format, it’s compatible with most popular NLE software so you get a digital camera that’s perfectly designed for post production workflows. When you’ve finished recording you can easily mount the card straight into a laptop, ready for editing. You can even color grade direct from the card with the included DaVinci Resolve Lite! SD cards are commonly available and can be formatted for either HFS+ or exFAT, making them compatible with either Mac OS X or Windows.
Open File Format
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records into high quality ProRes 422 (HQ) and lossless compressed CinemaDNG files so you retain fine image detail with wide dynamic range for amazing images. This means that Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is one of the few cameras to support true open file formats, so you’re not locked into a strange file format that your editing software can’t handle. You get two dynamic range settings, film Log or video REC709, so you can choose the right dynamic range for your project. Using DaVinci Resolve Lite you can color correct files natively or transcode them into a different file format to suit your post production workflow.
Ultra Portable Design
Lightweight and incredibly strong
Designed as the world’s most compact digital film camera, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera features a lightweight, elegant design that fits into your pocket. Produced from magnesium alloy for incredible strength, it includes a high resolution LCD for precise focusing and a built in SD recorder, so you get a complete solution without the need to buy expensive accessories. That’s vital in such an ultra compact design! With integrated stereo microphones you can also capture great quality sound. The removable rechargeable battery can be swapped quickly, so is perfect when you’re on the run!
High Resolution Display
Crystal clear view of your work
The extremely high resolution 3.5” LCD allows you to monitor while shooting and review recorded files on the SD card. The high resolution screen makes it easy to focus accurately and lets you zoom in to 1:1 size so you focus precisely every time. Camera status displayed at the bottom of the screen shows record status, shutter angle, time lapse interval, aperture setting, ISO, battery level and record time. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera even includes built in metadata entry.
The professional connections on the side include a micro HDMI out with optional overlays for easy on set monitoring. You also get a standard mini jack microphone input that’s compatible with common AV style microphones, plus a mini jack headphone socket for audio monitoring using headphones. A LANC control input is included for remote operation, and you can power the camera and recharge the removable battery with the 12V DC input.
MFT Lens Adapters Using an MFT lens adapter you can mount almost any professional lens.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera can be used with a huge amount of lenses and third party accessories.
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera Features Super 16 size 1080HD sensor, 13 stops of Dynamic Range, MFT mount, SD recorder and display.
Blackmagic Design 4K Digital Cinema Camera..!
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
World’s most portable 4K digital film camera!
Shoot Ultra HD TV or 4K feature films with the new Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. You get a large Super 35 size sensor with professional global shutter combined with precision EF mount optics, high quality visually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ)™ file recording for a complete self contained solution. The built in touchscreen lets you monitor, change settings and enter metadata directly on the camera!
Stunning Beauty of 4K
Utilize the power of 4K resolution in your work
The latest high end televisions and video projectors support Ultra HD which is four times the resolution of 1080 HD. The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K creates visually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes 422 (HQ) files that are perfect for editing and grading with the software tools you already own.
Now you can shoot the most amazing high resolution music videos, episodic television productions, television commercials, sport, documentaries, interviews and feature films. The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K features a single 6G-SDI output for incredible Ultra HD live production.
Compact solid metal design
The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K is precision engineered for quality in an incredibly small size. You get a beautifully crafted design featuring a machined aluminum chassis, EF lens mount for interchangeable optics, high resolution 4K Super 35 size sensor, global shutter, visually lossless compressed CinemaDNG RAW and ProRes 422 (HQ) file format. With built in uncompressed audio recording you can record professional audio straight to the ProRes files and totally eliminate separate audio syncing during post production.
Large Super 35 Sensor
With a large Super 35 size sensor you get familiar framing and behavior from the lenses you already own! The sensor features a global shutter so you get perfect panning and with minimal crop factor you also get beautiful wide angle shots from your wide angle lenses. If you’re working in HD you’ll love the freedom to reframe and zoom into shots without any resolution loss, and when down scaling from 4K to HD you get incredibly smooth and clean images.
Canon Cinema Zoom 14.5-60mm T2.6 Zeiss Planar T* 50mm T1.4 ZE ZEISS Compact Prime CP.2 28mm T2.1 Schneider Cine-Xenar III 18mm T2.2
EF Compatible Lens Mount
Supports the world’s best lenses
With the EF compatible lens mount you can choose high quality optics that are designed to take advantage of the large Super 35 size sensor with minimal cropping. Use the world’s most amazing optics from leading lens crafters like Canon, Zeiss and more, with full electronic control!
The EF compatible lens mount means you’re not locked into a specific lens, so you have the freedom to work with professional cinema lenses using rails, follow focus and other professional accessories!
Super Fast SSD Recorder
Capture 4K ProRes™ directly to a removable SSD!
With a built in SSD recorder, Blackmagic Production Camera 4K easily captures 4K in ProRes 422 (HQ) and compressed CinemaDNG files. You get a 4K camera designed from the ground up to be part of your post production workflow! Capturing to a removable SSD means that once you’ve finished shooting you can simply connect the SSD to your computer and edit or color correct your shots straight from the disk! Disks can be formatted in either HFS+ or exFAT for Mac and Windows compatibility.
Record Times for 4K Resolution using ProRes™
Open File Formats
Standard files for your NLE
Unlike traditional cameras that record obscure file formats that take time to convert before you can start post production, the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K records directly to files that are compatible with your editing software. The wide dynamic range of the Super 35 size sensor can be mapped into the quantizing range of the file, so you can color grade shots with greater detail in highlights and shadows. If you’re working fast, simply select ‘Video’ and shoot in regular REC709 color space.
Beautifully Crafted Design
Machined from solid aluminum for strength and beauty
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K has been designed with portability and durability in mind. With standard connections and an internal battery inside a beautiful machined aluminum design, you can be confident that the Blackmagic Production
Camera 4K will easily handle the rigors of location work! A high resolution LCD display shows settings such as shutter speed, color temperature, aperture and timecode in an easy to read status strip.
Easy to Use Touchscreen
Enter metadata on the camera
Use the capacitive touchscreen to access menus to change settings such as recording format, shutter angle and more! Double tap the screen to zoom into the image for fast and accurate focus. Tap once on the screen to display the metadata entry page where you can enter information such as shot number, search tags, scene number, timecode and more. You can even set shot number and other data to increment automatically! This metadata saves directly into your files and is compatible with popular editing software. Managing your files in post production is now much simpler!
Higher image quality means even more grading power
With 12 stops of dynamic range you get amazing looking images beyond those of regular video cameras or even the highest end broadcast cameras. All this dynamic range is captured into ProRes or CinemaDNG files at 4K resolution, so images retain a
beautiful film look. By capturing more detail from the sensor you can make creative decisions during DaVinci Resolve color grading! You can really push the shadows or highlights in either direction and preserve fine details in the image!
Common DSLR Shot RAW Wide Dynamic Range Final Color Graded Shot
No need to buy expensive custom cables!
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K uses standard connections, so you never need to source custom cables! It includes a 6G-SDI connection for Ultra HD resolution or down converted HD output over a single SDI cable. The built in Thunderbolt connection lets you plug into a laptop computer and use the included UltraScope software for real time waveform monitoring. There are 1/4” jack mic/line inputs for recording the highest quality uncompressed audio, plus a 12V to 30V DC input, a 3.5mm headphone input socket and LANC remote control!