Blackmagic Camera Update 1.8 is now available for download free of charge and updates all Blackmagic Design cameras including the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC), the 2.5K Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BCC) and the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K (BPC). This update is based on a completely new code base bringing these cameras’ user interfaces (UI) into line with that of the recently announced Blackmagic URSA.
Other features included in this update include improved lens control support for Blackmagic’s EF lens mount cameras – the original BCC EF and the BPC 4K – making mathematically-optimized autofocus available when pushing the focus button on active EF lenses. This is a bonus when shooting 4K given how crucial accurate focus is to making the most of this super-sized video format.
Other improvements for the original Blackmagic Cinema Cameras include better audio performance and higher quality de-Bayer processing. The cameras’ dynamic range also gets a boost when shooting at 1600 ISO. Dynamic range and image quality markedly improves with this update.(Read the full article HERE.)
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DaVinci Resolve 11 is a major upgrade with over 100 new editing and color grading features. This new update includes major improvements in online editing plus context sensitive trimming, onset file cloning, photographer style color grading tools and an amazing new collaborative workflow that allows multiple users to work simultaneously on the same timeline.
The new DaVinci Resolve 11 has over 70 new editing features based on feedback from professional editors. With DaVinci Resolve 11, editors now have dual monitor support and familiar professional tools like dynamic JKL trimming, audio crossfades and fully customizable keyboard shortcuts for faster editing. Trimming tools are context sensitive, which means DaVinci Resolve automatically knows whether editors want to ripple, roll, slip, slide, extend or shorten edits, based on the position of the mouse. This makes editing super fast because time is not wasted switching tools and clips can be trimmed on multiple tracks simultaneously in the same direction, or asymmetrically.
One of the most exciting advantages of the enhanced editing features in DaVinci Resolve 11 is the dramatically better round trip collaboration with Apple Final Cut Pro X. This is possible because more of the features in each application are compatible so projects can be moved back and forward easily. A powerful example of this integration is when a Final Cut Pro X customer might be shooting an independent film but then wants to move their edit to a large Hollywood post production facility for color grading and finishing. This is an exciting workflow that makes it possible to allow independent filmmakers to integrate with the largest post production facilities.
Color correction features have also been upgraded in DaVinci Resolve 11, including all new RAW image and color grading controls that are designed for photographers who are moving into cinematography. The new camera RAW palette features highlight and shadow recovery, mid tone detail, color boost, saturation, lift, gain and contrast. DaVinci Resolve 11 solves the single frame limitations of photo enhancement systems and gives photographers advanced control over RAW images so they can pull the maximum detail from high dynamic range footage in real time. (Read More HERE.)
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