The NAB show floor opened today and approximately 90,000 attendees clammored to discover the new toys, technologies and services offered by the world’s best television related companies. I scouted for editing and live streaming goodies and scheduled some key interviews for Wednesday to stream live.
The most interesting annoucement to me came from Blackmagic Design who released major upgrade info on the new DaVinci Resolve 10 which now allows upgraded NLE editing and live on-set color correction! They also announced some very cool new cameras like the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera, a beautifully designed, pocket sized digital cinema camera with a Super 16mm sized 1080HD sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range and records on SD cards for Apple ProRes, and RAW capture all for only a grand.
It seems that with cameras, color correction and now NLE editing, Balckmagic Design is working it’s way from opposite ends to the middle in order to dominate the full spectrum of television production. Time to buy some stock. Wednesday, I will be shooting a video demo and interviewing Bob Caniglia of Blackmagic for this blog…so stay tuned!
Cutting it Close from NAB,
The new Pocket Cinema Camera
From the press release:
The new Resolve Live feature allows color grading direct from the video input live with full creative power such as primaries, secondaries, power windows, custom curves and more. Grades can be stored and then relinked when the camera files are loaded. DaVinci Resolve 10 includes enhanced editing features and allows online finishing of edits performed in other popular editing software. This means multiple users can submit scenes in large complex jobs from the applications they prefer to use, and DaVinci Resolve 10 can finish online from the original camera RAW files for dramatically better quality than would be available when finishing in a standard NLE software package. If any scene needs additional editing, it can be moved back to the NLE software letting editors use the tools they love.
New editing features include full multi track editing with 16 channels of audio per clip and unlimited video and audio tracks in the timeline. Audio can be synced or trimmed and dragged independently to the timeline. Other new editing features include extensive ripple, roll, slide and slip clip trimming support which display dynamically on the timeline and viewer. The viewer also allows split screen display to show in and out points of adjacent clips.
A good example of the online editing process is when an edit has been completed in Final Cut Pro X that includes mixed frame rates, mixed media types, multiple audio tracks and even color corrections. DaVinci Resolve 10 will support import of that project via XML and will online it including full translation of all these elements while rendering the master from the original RAW camera files. This means that Final Cut Pro X editors can use DaVinci Resolve 10 as the tool to online their work for cinema release and generate the Digital Cinema Package file directly from the camera RAW files.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]