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Blackmagic Design Impresses at IBC 2017!


Blackmagic Design has several big announcements that will have attendees and end users extremely pleased. The announcement of Ultimatte 12, a new realtime hardware compositing processor that’s perfectly matched for broadcast quality keying, adding augmented reality elements into any shots, seamlessly works with virtual sets and much more. Is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide and is priced at US$9,995. The advanced 12G-SDI design provides for flexibility to work in HD today and switch to Ultra HD when the time is right for your workflow. The sub pixel processing gives amazing image quality and textures in both HD and Ultra HD. A huge positive is that it is compatible with virtually all SD, HD and Ultra HD equipment, so you can use it with the cameras you already have for your green screen production.

Ultimatte 12 also has new features for augmented reality, which is the more popular buzz in the broadcast industry. “Keying and compositing tinted translucent objects like this is virtually impossible with a traditional keyer. That’s because when you subtract blue or green out of a semi-transparent tinted object, it changes the object’s original color and the composite looks fake. For example, you often see on-air talent interacting with glass like computer generated charts, graphs, displays and other objects with colored translucency. Keying and compositing tinted translucent objects like this is virtually impossible with a traditional keyer. That’s because when you subtract blue or green out of a semi-transparent tinted object, it changes the object’s original color and the composite looks fake.” – from Grant Petty, at Blackmagic Design. This exciting update to Ultimatte 12, gives the look and feel of the tinted “glass look” where talent can walk behind it and the tinted colors transmits flawlessly. Making your production in the virtual world completely realistic. Check it out here: www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/ultimatte

DaVinci Resolve 14, Blackmagic Design‘s professional editing, color correction and digital audio software, is now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website. The new features include up to 10 times performance improvement, a whole new audio post production suite featuring Fairlight audio built in, and multi user collaboration tools that let multiple people edit, color and mix audio from multiple systems, all in the same project at the same time. With over 20 new effects such as automatic facial recognition and tracking editors can quickly refine and enhance faces in their shots. The updated collaboration tools include bin, timeline and clip locking, secure peer to peer chat, a multi user database, and a new timeline comparison tool that lets you visually identify any changes and allows for merge to current sequence. Remember the upgrade to DaVinci Resolve 14 is completely free for existing customers. There are two versions: the free version, which is available for download from the Blackmagic Design website and the paid DaVinci Resolve 14 Studio for just $299.00. You can download DaVinci Resolve 14 now for free please go to www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve,

DaVinci Resolve 14 Studio is now available with a software activation key (which allows for user to have DaVinci Resolve Studio license on both a laptop and desktop computer at the same time) or hardware based USB dongle (which allows for a manual switch from one system to another instantly). Another exciting note is that DaVinci Resolve 14 can import timelines from Final Cut 7. So, if you are a FCP-7 user and the recent announcement of Mac OS “High Sierra” not supporting Apple Final Cut Pro 7 has brought you down, look no further to DaVinci Resolve 14 Studio! The share the same keyboard shortcuts, similar editing and trimming tools, and so much more.  Check out how seamless your transition to DaVinci Resolve 14 from FCP 7 can be: www.blackmagicdesign.com/dvres/vid/switching-from-fcp7

For the Virtual Reality superstars out there, the major update to Fusion 9 will provide you with immense creative powers. Fusion 9 gives full 360º true 3D workspace,  a new panoramic viewer and support for popular VR headsets such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. The VR experience in Fusion is completely interactive with GPU acceleration and gives the creator realtime interaction with your VR scene elements while wearing your favorite headset! It also includes support for stereoscopic VR and a new 360º spherical camera that renders out complete VR scenes in a single pass. The new camera tracker in Fusion 9  analyzes the motion of a live action camera in a scene and reconstructs the identical motion path in 3D space for use with cameras inside of Fusion. With so many new advanced features Fusion 9 Studio is certainly something not to pass up!

Fusion 9 is a free upgrade for existing customers. The free version can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design website. The paid Fusion 9 Studio has been reduced from $995 to only $299. So “Get your VR ON” and download it here: www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/fusion



About Blackmagic Design:

Leading the Creative Video Revolution

Blackmagic has grown rapidly to become one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of creative video technology. And that’s because our philosophy is refreshing and simple – to help true creativity blossom. Blackmagic Design‘s founders have had a long history in post-production editing and engineering. With extensive experiences in high-end telecine, film and post, harnessed with a real passion for perfection, Blackmagic set out to change the industry forever. A company dedicated to quality and stability and focusing on where it’s needed most; Blackmagic has created some of the most talked about products in the industry. World famous for their unbeatable codecs, Blackmagic envisioned truly affordable high-end quality editing workstations built upon Blackmagic software and hardware. In November 2002, Blackmagic launched the DeckLink capture card and in doing so single handedly made working in true 10 bit uncompressed video on a Macintosh OS X™ system an affordable reality. The DeckLink card has become a market-leading product due to Blackmagic Design‘s philosophy of delivering “what ever it takes to give creative editors and designers the very best quality tools”.

Blackmagic Design is dedicated to allowing the highest quality video to be affordable to everyone, so the post production and television industry can become a truly creative industry.” Grant Petty-CEO


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Matthew has worked in both the private sector and in higher education for over twenty years. He specializes in the areas of digital media project management, broadcast engineering and media production. Matthew has extensive knowledge in digital post production, digital asset management, digital cinema production, and broadcast facility integration. Mr. Harchick actively researches state of the art broadcast, cutting edge digital cinema and smart audio visual technologies for client implementation and is available for your consultation needs.

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