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Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Update

DaVinci Resolve 16 Beta 5 About DaVinci Resolve 16 Software The free DaVinci Resolve 16 includes all of the same high quality processing as DaVinci Resolve 16 Studio and can handle unlimited resolution media files. However it does limit project mastering and output to Ultra HD resolutions or lower. DaVinci Resolve 16 only supports a single processing GPU on Windows and Linux and 2 GPUs on the latest Mac Pro. If you need features such as support for multiple GPUs, 4K output, motion blur effects, temporal and spatial noise reduction, de-interlacing, HDR tools, camera tracker, multiple Resolve FX, 3D stereoscopic...
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Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Update

DaVinci Resolve 16 Beta 3 DaVinci Resolve 16 is the world’s only solution that combines professional 8K editing, colour correction, visual effects and audio post production all in one software tool! You can instantly move between editing, colour, effects, and audio with a single click. DaVinci Resolve Studio is also the only solution designed for multi user collaboration so editors, assistants, colourists, VFX artists and sound designers can all work live on the same project at the same time! Whether you’re an individual artist, or part of a large collaborative team, it’s easy to see why DaVinci Resolve is the standard for...
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BirdDog Releases Free Audio Intercom Software For All Customers

World’s First NDI Audio Intercom Solution is Free For All Customers BirdDog (www.bird-dog.tv) have announced the immediate availbility of Comms Lite, the World’s First NDI Audio Intercom system, via free download. BirdDog Comms Lite is the industry’s first Audio Intercom System that integrates live video camera feeds by harnessing the true power of NDI and is 100% free for all BirdDog customers. Comms Lite enhances the already powerful NDI hardware solutions and further reduces the amount of equipment needed for a live production. “We’re extremely proud to offer Comms Lite at no cost to all our customers,” said Dan Miall,...
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Blackmagic Design Announces Major Update for DeckLink 8K Pro

Desktop Video 11 update adds multi channel capture and playback to DeckLink 8K Pro with full 12G-SDI support for the latest HDR workflows and SMPTE standards! Blackmagic Design have announced a major update for its DeckLink 8K Pro capture card, which allows its four 12G-SDI connections to be used for the independent capture and playback of 4 separate video streams. For customers working on high end feature films, this update for DeckLink 8K Pro also adds support for HDR metadata packing via SMPTE ST2108-1 and both HLG and PQ transfer characteristics via SMPTE ST2082-10. This new update makes DecLink 8K Pro like a whole new...
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Blackmagic Design announces Blackmagic Camera Setup 6.1

This software package allows you to update your Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to the latest software release for new features, bug fixes and other enhancements.  Blackmagic Camera 6.1 update is available now as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website. This software update adds pixel remapping and 2:1 monitoring frame guides to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, along with improvements to the media formatting interface, better audio monitoring and cleaner recording from the internal microphones, faster auto focus, improved battery life and more. Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K The new Blackmagic Cameras 6.1 significantly improves audio recording when using the built...
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15.2.2

About DaVinci Resolve 15.2 Software The free DaVinci Resolve 15 includes all of the same high quality processing as DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio and can handle unlimited resolution media files. However it does limit project mastering and output to Ultra HD resolutions or lower. DaVinci Resolve 15 only supports a single processing GPU on Windows and Linux and 2 GPUs on the latest Mac Pro. If you need features such as support for multiple GPUs, 4K output, motion blur effects, temporal and spatial noise reduction, de-interlacing, HDR tools, camera tracker, multiple Resolve FX, 3D stereoscopic tools, remote rendering, an external...
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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K FAQ

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K FAQ With the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K currently the hottest camera on the market, we're giving you the answers to the most frequently asked question. Q)  What does dual native ISO mean? A)  The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features two ‘native’ ISO settings to allow for greater image quality and better performance in lower ambient light. The camera has two analog circuits immediately after each pixel before the gain amp, one dedicated to 400 ISO, the other to 3200 ISO. This provides two native settings which keep the signal to noise ratio the same, allowing...
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DaVinci Resolve 15.1.2 Update

About DaVinci Resolve 15 Software This software update addresses issues with running DaVinci Resolve on case sensitive drive volumes, improves stability on systems running CUDA, makes live save during remote grading sessions more reliable, properly premultiplies RGBA images when using OpenFX plugins. This update also improves Blackmagic RAW setting functionality, makes ResolveFX more reliable on the colour page, addresses issues with Fusion paint, Fairlight audio, and dozens of other general performance and stability issues. Technical support for the free version of DaVinci Resolve is available via the Blackmagic Design community forums. What's new in DaVinci Resolve 15.1.2 Addressed an issue...
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TV Logic VFM-055A — More Features & Lower Price!

This updated model has all the great features that made the original so popular but now with added extras! The TV Logic OLED VFM-055A was a great monitor from the start. A full HD OLED screen, all the popular features you expect from TV Logic, and the battery bracket and protective screen are included in the package. The new monitor takes less power than its predecessor, meaning that it lasts longer on a single battery & runs cooler. The latest firmware includes all of the features below, useful for both cine & video production: HDR emulation Arri meta data display Anamorphic...
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Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 15 is Now Shipping

New upgrade fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, adds even more audio tools plus hundreds of new features and improvements that editors and colourists have asked for! DaVinci Resolve 15 requires a database upgrade from DaVinci Resolve 14.3.1 and previous versions. It is strongly recommend that you backup your existing database (both DiskDB and PostgreSQL) before performing an upgrade.  This week, Blackmagic Design announced that the full release of DaVinci Resolve 15, its professional editing, visual effects, motion graphics, colour correction and audio post production software, is now available as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website. Blackmagic Design would like...
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