Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Web Presenter, ATEM Switcher, and Hyperdeck Studio Mini Review

By Brian Hallett

Web Presenter

One little box can make a world of difference. Add two more small boxes from Blackmagic and one can turn any live streaming video event into a professional tv production usually reserved for much more expensive budgets. Will we soon see the days where facebook live and live video streaming overtake live TV broadcast to living rooms nationwide? With the Blackmagic Web Presenter, Hyperdeck Studio Mini, and ATEM Television Studio HD one can have live TV broadcast quality when web streaming video right now. As for the take-over of Live Broadcast TV… that we will have to wait and see.

(L to R) Web Presenter, Hyperdeck Studio Mini, and ATEM HD Switcher

Blackmagic’s Web Presenter

This one little box has the potential to have a big impact. This box can replace a computer’s built-in web camera with any SDI or HDMI camera or video source. The Web Presenter converts professional cameras into web cameras for Skype, Facebook Live, Youtube Live, Periscope, Twitch, and Wirecast meaning a user is no longer beholden to a crummy laptop built-in camera and blah picture quality. This was the number one item I wanted to test outside of cameras from Blackmagic Design. I used it for Facebook Lives, Youtube Live, and a fantastic Skype interview presentation with The Nashville Filmmaker’s Guild and Jacques Haitkin the 2nd Unit DOP for Kong: Skull Island.

If everyone expects online video to suck then it is time to stand out from the crowd. The Web Presenter is one tool a cinematographer / DOP, Director, Editor or Producer could use to elevate their online interviews. So often now productions and companies will interview prospective hires via Skype. I see the Web Presenter as one way to show off a shooter’s skill level and professionalism. If you are looking to be hired → continue…

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Watch “An Experiential Review of the Blackmagic Mini Control Panel” On-Demand at moviola.com

By moviola.com

This webinar explores the benefits and advantages of the new Mini Control Panel from Blackmagic Design, and how it allows filmmakers to enhance the quality of their work while mitigating post-production time.

  • Introduction to the Mini Panel
  • Who It Is Designed For
  • Build Quality & Design
  • Shortcuts & Buttons
  • Trackballs
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Blackmagic Design Announces NAB 2017 Roadshow

By Brian Hallett

Roadshow

Blackmagic is coming to a town near you this summer with their newly announced roadshow. Think of this as Blackmagic Design’s NAB 2017 show booth hitting the road for all of those who could not make the trip to Las Vegas for the April broadcasting convention. The extension of NAB tour will hit up eight major North American cities in nine weeks.

NAB 2017 Roadshow

At these events, you will be able to stop by and get your grubby hands all over Blackmagic’s new gear they showed off at NAB 2017. But, hands-on is only part of the tour. Blackmagic Design will also demonstrate the newly released DaVinci Resolve 14, ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, the Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro, my favorite camera of theirs, as well as all of their other products. Seriously, if you are wondering about the Web Presenter, or any other streaming technology Blackmagic announced a month before NAB 2107, then this tour might be a great place to see that little converter box in action.

What cities will Blackmagic Design visit while on their roadshow? Well, you could just look at the image above, or I can list them. Blackmagic will go to Vancouver, Portland, Salt Lake City, Denver, Toronto, Boston, and Washington DC. Blackmagic has already gone through Los Angeles. It is a shame for this Southern writing this post to see Blackmagic will not be stopping by either Austin or Atlanta, but I bet Blackmagic has its reasons.

To find out more go here: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/usatour-2017 and register to attend the Blackmagic Design NAB 2017 Roadshow.

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First CFast card reader with Thunderbolt 3

By Jose Antunes

First CFast card reader with Thunbderbolt 3

The new SF3 Series – CFast 2.0 Pro Card Reader from Sonnet is an industry’s first: it has a Thunderbolt 3 interface, for fast transfer of data.

With the increasing popularity of profession digital cinema cameras from Canon, ARRI and Blackmagic Design, the use of CFast 2.0 memory cards has soared, and the need for a truly high-speed card reader is undeniable. With current CFast 2.0 cards’ rated read speeds near 550 MB/s, it’s clear that USB readers don’t fill that need. Sonnet’s SF3 Series – CFast 2.0 Pro Card Reader does.

The SF3 Series – CFast 2.0 Pro Card Reader from Sonnet Technologies is the first in a new family of professional media readers that feature a 40Gbps Thunderbolt 3 interface. The Sonnet reader employs dual card slots to take advantage of the tremendous bandwidth Thunderbolt 3 offers. Sonnet’s CFast 2.0 Pro Reader, the industry’s first card reader with Thunderbolt 3, can ingest files simultaneously from two cards at concurrent data transfer speeds up to 1,000 MB/s — more than double the average ingest speed of USB 3.0 card readers.

“Our CFast 2.0 Pro Card Reader was designed to meet the time-sensitive demands our customers face on location as they ingest footage from Canon, ARRI, and Blackmagic Design professional cameras,” said Robert Farnsworth, CEO of Sonnet Technologies. “Not only do they need a rugged and portable reader, but they also need to be able to ingest a whole stack of CFast cards as quickly as possible. The SF3 Series — CFast 2.0 Pro Card Reader gives users the ability to ingest content from two cards at once and at the fastest speeds the cards will support.”

Measuring just 5.75 inches wide by 3.5 inches deep by 1 inch tall, the compact CFast 2.0 Pro Card Reader’s shell is made from extruded aluminum, making → continue…

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Fairlight Part 1: The DAWn of a Resolved Era

By Marco Solorio Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media gives an introductory overview to the rebirth of the Fairlight digital audio workstation (DAW) that is now part of Blackmagic Design’s powerful DaVinci Resolve post-production system. Is this finally the solution to break away from the ProTools stronghold? With the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas officially over […] → continue…

From:: One River Media

Announcing DaVinci Resolve 14: The upgrade the film industry has been waiting for and it’s only US$299 for new professional users

By Posted by Jody Michelle Solis, Editor

Blackmagic Design announced DaVinci Resolve 14, the biggest release in the history of the product, and an update that has been designed to be more than an incremental software update, but a complete revolution in post production. Blackmagic Design believes the new DaVinci Resolve will break through the stagnant toolsets used in post production, and offer a new path forward for the smallest as well as the largest facilities in the world.

New features include up to 10 times performance improvement, a whole new audio post production suite with Fairlight audio built into DaVinci Resolve, 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.

What this means is that DaVinci Resolve 14 is like 3 high end applications in one. Customers get professional editing, color correction and the new Fairlight audio tools. All it takes is a single click to switch between editing, color and audio. Then the new multi user collaboration tools let everyone work on the same project at the same time, so customers no longer have to import, export, translate or conform projects.

DaVinci Resolve 14 dramatically changes post production from a linear to a parallel workflow, so everyone can work at the same time, giving editors, colorists and audio engineers more time to be creative.

A public beta of DaVinci Resolve 14 is available and for immediate download from the Blackmagic Design website. DaVinci Resolve 14 demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2017 booth at #SL216.

DaVinci Resolve 14 Detailed Overview

DaVinci Resolve 14 features a new high performance playback engine that’s up to 10 times faster than before.

In addition to extensive CPU and GPU optimizations, customers also get better threading and GPU pipelining, lower latency, much faster UI refresh rates, support for Apple Metal → continue…

From:: Student Filmmakers

Announcing DaVinci Resolve 14: The upgrade the film industry has been waiting for and it’s only US$299 for new professional users

By Posted by Jody Michelle Solis, Editor

Blackmagic Design announced DaVinci Resolve 14, the biggest release in the history of the product, and an update that has been designed to be more than an incremental software update, but a complete revolution in post production. Blackmagic Design believes the new DaVinci Resolve will break through the stagnant toolsets used in post production, and offer a new path forward for the smallest as well as the largest facilities in the world.

New features include up to 10 times performance improvement, a whole new audio post production suite with Fairlight audio built into DaVinci Resolve, 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.

What this means is that DaVinci Resolve 14 is like 3 high end applications in one. Customers get professional editing, color correction and the new Fairlight audio tools. All it takes is a single click to switch between editing, color and audio. Then the new multi user collaboration tools let everyone work on the same project at the same time, so customers no longer have to import, export, translate or conform projects.

DaVinci Resolve 14 dramatically changes post production from a linear to a parallel workflow, so everyone can work at the same time, giving editors, colorists and audio engineers more time to be creative.

A public beta of DaVinci Resolve 14 is available and for immediate download from the Blackmagic Design website. DaVinci Resolve 14 demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2017 booth at #SL216.

DaVinci Resolve 14 Detailed Overview

DaVinci Resolve 14 features a new high performance playback engine that’s up to 10 times faster than before.

In addition to extensive CPU and GPU optimizations, customers also get better threading and GPU pipelining, lower latency, much faster UI refresh rates, support for Apple Metal → continue…

From:: Student Filmmakers

Interesting Insider Look at The Runnings of Blackmagic Design

By Cinescopophilia

Kelly On A Tangent attended the NAB 2017 trade show and sat down to chat with Bob Caniglia Sr. Regional Manager, Eastern North America at Blackmagic Design. Instead of the normal boring PR verbatim regurgitation we normally see from these shows, Kelly and Bob simply talked BMD shop. See the full article over at Kelly […] → continue…

From:: Cinescopophilia

All The DaVinci Resolve 14 Videos In One Place

By Cinescopophilia

Announced at NAB 2017 and initially released as a public beta by the Melbourne based Australian company Blackmagic Design; all the official DaVinci Resolve videos are here in one place for you. More about DaVinci Resolve 14, and how to download a copy: HERE. → continue…

From:: Cinescopophilia