At this year’s NAB, Blackmagic showed off two important updates—one software, one hardware—in glass cases prominently displayed in the front of their very large booth in the south hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The first was the more recent of the two: The company announced earlier this week a major update to its DaVinci Resolve, the company’s “professional 8K editing, color correction, visual effects and audio post-production” software.
In this update, DaVinci Resolve 16, one of the new features is the addition of a new cut page, which the company says, “is specifically designed for editors that need to work quickly and on tight deadlines.” The cut page lets customers import, edit, trim, add transitions, titles, automatically match color, mix audio and more. Whether you’re delivering for broadcast or for YouTube, the cut page has everything customers need to get the job done, all in one place. However, Blackmagic says the software still includes the regular edit page. In fact, according to the company, users can move quickly between the edit and cut pages to change editing style right in the middle of a job.
DaVinci Resolve 16 has other enhancements as well. The public beta of this version is available for download now on the Blackmagic Design website.
The second update, which was announced last month, was the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2, a second-generation URSA Mini Pro camera featuring a new product design and a new Super 35mm 4.6K image sensor. According to the company, the new Mini Pro, available now for $5,995, will have 15 stops of dynamic range, a high frame rate of up to 300 frames per second, support for Blackmagic RAW and features a new USB-C expansion port for direct recording to external disks.
For more on both updates, go to Blackmagic.com.
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Filmmakers and cinematographers had some powerful accessories to choose from, including Manfrotto’s new Nitrotech 612, which has intuitive controls for continuous counterbalance (for constant control despite the tilt degrees) and a fluid drag system control.