Blackmagic announces novelties
Blackmagic Design announces new features at DaVinci Resolve, its professional editing and color correction software. In the other hand, the company announces the program is now available on Red Hat and CentOS Linux. This allows customers with Red Hat or CentoOS 6.8 or 7.2 systems to download and use the free version of DaVinci Resolve or the full DaVinci Resolve Studio. Adding Linux support gives customers more choice in hardware, allowing them to build extremely high performance, low cost workstations for editing and color correction, according to the company.
Previously, DaVinci Resolve Studio was only available on a special build of Linux for customers using the high end DaVinci Resolve Advanced control panel for professional colorists. Like the existing Mac and Windows version, the new Linux version of DaVinci Resolve is available as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website. The full DaVinci Resolve Studio is available for $995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide. Existing DaVinci Resolve Studio customers can easily move their dongle between Mac, Windows and Linux systems as they upgrade their hardware.
At the same time, Blackmagic Design has announced two new portable hardware control panels for DaVinci Resolve. These new control panels are designed to allow color correction workflows to be mixed in with editing workflows.
The new DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel and the DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel are professional grade hardware control panels that feature, according to the company, three exceptional quality high resolutions trackballs, precision machined control knobs or illuminated buttons.
The small USB powered DaVinci Resolve Micro Panel is available now for $995, while the larger DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel with built in LCD screens and dozens in instantly accessible menus is available now for $2,995.
Blackmagic Design announces new URSA Mini Pro 4.6K camera
Finally, Blackmagic Design has announced URSA Mini Pro 4.6K, a new professional camera that combines high end digital film quality with the ergonomics and features of a traditional broadcast camera, as the company confirms. According to Blackmagic Design, URSA Mini Pro features a great number of tactile control buttons, switches and dials that make it faster to use, built in optical ND filters, a new interchangeable lens mount, dual CFAST 2.0 and dual SD/UHS-II card recorders.
URSA Mini Pro 4.6K is available now for $5,995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
“Professional DoP’s and cinematographers love the incredible image quality of URSA Mini and we have been working with them and listening to their feedback,” claims Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design.
“URSA Mini Pro is so exciting because it combines high end digital film quality with broadcast camera and live production features, all into a single camera. URSA Mini Pro is powerful enough to be used on high end feature films and television shows, versatile enough to be used for broadcast news and live multi camera event production, and affordable enough for indie filmmakers and even students! It’s like getting 3 cameras in one!”