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Blackmagic Design makes a whole range of hardware and software dedicated to production and post. This we’re highlighting their Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.
Also, many readers will of course be aware of Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve and Fusion products, which relate to color grading, editing and compositing. Here’s a look at these tools, below.
DaVinci Resolve 16
DaVinci Resolve 16 features a revolutionary new cut page specifically designed for editors that need to work quickly and on tight deadlines! The cut page isn’t about simplification, it’s about building a whole new powerful editing interface with professional tools that help you work faster. We’ve even borrowed some old concepts from the days of linear editing and completely modernized them for a high performance non-linear workflow. It’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen and we can’t wait to get your feedback!
But that’s not all, there are other powerful new features across the rest of the application. The new DaVinci Neural Engine uses machine learning to enable powerful new features such as facial recognition, speed warp, auto color balancing and shot matching, object removal and more. New adjustment clips let you apply effects and grades to clips on the timeline below. The quick export menu has been added to all pages so you can output instantly or even direct upload to YouTube and Vimeo. The new GPU accelerated scopes provide more technical monitoring options than before. Plus, parts of the rendering engine have been rewritten so Fusion is dramatically faster. There is also a major update for Fairlight audio post production include new immersive 3D audio, elastic wave alignment for precisely syncing dialog replacement with video, new bus tracks, loudness meters, a foley sampler and much more! DaVinci Resolve 16 is a massive release with hundreds of features customers have asked for!
You can learn more about DaVinci Resolve here.
DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard
The DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard is designed for professional editors who need to work faster and turn around work quickly. It’s a bit like a physical enhancement to the new cut fast editing page! More than just a simple keyboard, the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard has been designed as an alternative way to edit that’s much faster than a mouse because you can simultaneously use both hands at the same time! It also features an integrated search dial built right into the keyboard.
Simply plug the keyboard into any USB-C computer and you are ready to go! While most keys will work as a standard USB keyboard, the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard has been designed for DaVinci Resolve 16 to enable an editing experience that’s dramatically faster than previously possible.
Find out more about the keyboard here.
Fusion 16 Studio
Fusion 16 Studio is a major new upgrade that brings all of the improvements made to Fusion inside of DaVinci Resolve to the stand alone version! You get an updated and more modern user interface, along with dramatically faster performance. All 3D operations are now GPU accelerated, making Fusion much more responsive and interactive. In addition, there are dozens of GPU accelerated tools such as time effects, dissolves, stereo tools, vector motion, corner pinning, color tools and more! B-spline and bitmap mask operations are also accelerated, as are the planar and camera trackers. Improved memory management makes large compositions with high tool counts more reliable, making Fusion 16 dramatically faster and more stable than ever before!
Here’s where to find out more about Fusion.
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