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Blackmagic Design at IBC and Photokina 2014

Posted by: René Shoukier  /   Category: Manufacturer   /   Reageren?

September 2014: A Blackmagic Design Month!
September 2014 was made for Blackmagic Design. Two of the most important Shows of the industry back to back and Blackmagic leading both with more new products then everybody else. Blackmagic Design at IBC and Photokina 2014 definately made the difference. Together with Zeiss and AF Marcotec Blackmagic also sponsored Photokina MOVIE.

Blackmagic Design announces acquisition of eyeon Software, Inc.
eyeon Software, Inc., is a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. eyeon, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design. Fusion 7 is one of Hollywood’s leading visual effects compositing and motion graphics tools and has been used on thousands of feature film and television projects. Most recently, Fusion 7 has been used on feature films like Maleficent, Edge of Tomorrow, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Amazing Spiderman 2, Captain America, Gravity and more. The great thing about using Fusion for motion graphics is that you have an unlimited number of ways to create and design shots so you don’t have to leave the package to get the job done. With its full true 3D compositing environment, motion graphic tools, Spline editor for precise animation curves, Timeline for timing effects and Node based system for compositing, Fusion 7 can overcome any challenge.

Blackmagic Design announces DaVinci Resolve 11.1
A major new update based on customer feedback is available. This includes dozens of features and improvements that professional editors and colorists have been asking for. DaVinci Resolve 11.1 is available for free download now for all existing DaVinci Resolve customers. Editing enhancements in the new DaVinci Resolve 11.1 are designed to help editors work even faster than before. Resolve 11.1 includes improved asymmetric trimming, a new Swap Edit command, the ability to trim gaps in the timeline, editable in/out points in the source viewer, graphical fade sliders for video opacity, action and title safe overlays, independent track heights, a full screen timeline option, the ability to add transitions to multiple clips at the same time, and more.

DaVinci Resolve 11.1 Key Features are:
– Editable in and out points in the source viewer
– Graphical fade sliders for video opacity
– Action and title safe overlays in the edit page
– mproved asymmetric trimming
– A new Swap Edit command
– The ability to trim gaps in the timeline
– A full screen timeline option
– Improved Final Cut Pro X XML import and export
– Improved FCP X XML import and export
– Trim support for Quicktime and MXF clips
– Native mixed frame rate support for compound clips
– Allow transitions to be added to multiple selected clips via Cmd+T
– Find Source Viewer clip in Media Pool via Option+F
– Second layer input for OFX plugins
– OpenCL support for Linux to support AMD GPUs

New Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K and Blackmagic Cinema Camera comming up
Two new cameras, the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K PL and Blackmagic Cinema Camera PL are available now. Both cameras include PL mounts for using professional cinema lenses or even vintage cinema lenses. The new PL lens mount options for the classic Blackmagic Cinema Camera design now provides customers with an extremely small and extremely strong design. The strength comes from the chassis which is machined out of a solid block of aluminum. With the combination of the PL lens mount, the whole camera design has enough strength to hold an extremely heavy PL mount lens. This means cinematographers now have a professional PL mount digital film camera that’s so small, the camera body is only a little larger than the lens mount itself. Customers then get a design that can fit into the tightest locations while still allowing decades of classic professional film lenses to be used.

New Products presented at IBC and Photokina 2014 also included:
– Blackmagic MultiView 16
– SmartView 4K
– Smart Videohub 40×40
– DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G
– Mini Converter SDI to Audio 4K
– Mini Converter Audio to SDI 4K
– Mini Converter H/Duty SDI to HDMI 4K
– Mini Converter H/Duty HDMI to SDI 4K
– Mini Converter H/Duty SDI to Analog 4K
– New Blackmagic Videohub Software

The new Blackmagic Videohub 6.0 update includes 2 new software applications for both Mac OS X and Windows computers. The Blackmagic Videohub Control features a new user interface that includes elegantly designed buttons that allow users to customize and control their Videohub routing from their desktop. Blackmagic Videohub Control is perfect when customers are working on editing, color correction or other computer based workstations and want to change routing in their facility.

Blackmagic Videohub is simple and easy to use and supports the latest technologies such as high resolution “Retina” displays that use paper resolution screen displays. Blackmagic Videohub Control can be installed on multiple computers in a post production facility or broadcaster so all users can quickly launch the software and change route cross points with the press of a button.


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René Shoukier, joined AF Marcotec in 2008 and is our Managing Director with a strong passion for filmmaking and photography. He has a love for creativity and enjoys experimenting with various technicques in both print and web. Follow AF Marcotec on Twitter and get in touch with him and be sure to check out AF Marcotec on Facebook as well as Instagram, and Youtube.