Blackmagic Design launches Blackmagic Cloud Live Sync and DaVinci Resolve 19 Beta 3 with Snapdragon X Elite support

Blackmagic Cloud Live Sync: Aiming to change the game for broadcast workflows

Blackmagic Design has announced a new feature for its Blackmagic Cloud storage: Blackmagic Cloud Live Sync. This innovative technology allows cameras to sync media directly into a DaVinci Resolve bin while recording, enabling editors to access and start editing footage in real-time, even as the camera continues to capture the scene. This development is set to revolutionize broadcast workflows by allowing concurrent post-production and shooting from any location globally.

The live sync feature will be showcased at the Blackmagic Design Cine Gear 2024 booth #S5125. The system leverages the capabilities of the latest Blackmagic cameras, including the Cinema Camera 6K, PYXIS, URSA Cine, and URSA Broadcast G2, which can record full-resolution HD proxies in H.264. These files are live synced to Blackmagic Cloud and then distributed to all connected DaVinci Resolve workstations.

This feature is particularly beneficial for news workflows, where immediate editing and broadcasting are crucial. For instance, a camera like the URSA Broadcast G2 can start recording and syncing into the editing system as soon as an event begins, allowing editors to create news segments in real-time.

“Live syncing media from our cameras directly into DaVinci Resolve bins is a workflow revolution. This simply has never been possible before,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “It’s just like live streaming into the DaVinci Resolve bin, even when dozens of DaVinci Resolve systems are collaborating via the same Blackmagic Cloud project. This is very exciting and it looks amazing when you see it working live!”

The Blackmagic Cloud Live Sync feature will be available as a public beta in mid-June, free for Blackmagic Cinema Camera 6K and Blackmagic URSA Broadcast G2 users. It will also be included in the Blackmagic Camera app for iPhone and extended to other cameras like the Blackmagic PYXIS 6K and Blackmagic URSA Cine 12K.

DaVinci Resolve 19 Beta 3: enhanced performance with Snapdragon X Elite

In addition to the live sync feature, Blackmagic Design has released Beta 3 of DaVinci Resolve 19, which introduces full support for Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon X Elite processors. This update is a significant step forward for Windows on ARM, offering enhanced performance and efficiency for video editing tasks.

The Snapdragon X Elite processor, featured in devices like Dell’s latest XPS 13 laptop, promises multi-day battery life of up to 27 hours and processing power that rivals Apple’s M3 Pro. With DaVinci Resolve 19 Beta 3, users can now leverage the Snapdragon X Elite’s capabilities, achieving up to 4.7 times faster performance for AI tools such as magic mask and 2 times faster performance for Smart Reframe functionality.

The new beta version also includes several AI-powered tools designed to streamline the editing process. These include UltraNR spatial noise reduction, IntelliTrack AI for object tracking and stabilization, and transcription features that allow users to edit videos directly from transcribed text. Grant Petty commented, “We’re excited about our customers being able to do their creative work with lightweight machines with long battery life running on Snapdragon X Elite and Windows that are optimized for many of our AI processes.”

The first computers to benefit from these optimizations will be available under the Copilot+ PC brand later this month, including the new Surface Pro 11th Edition and Surface Laptop 7th Edition, as well as laptops from Samsung, Dell, and Lenovo.

With these new developments, Blackmagic Design keeps on pushing the boundaries of broadcast and media content creation with its latest innovations. The Blackmagic Cloud Live Sync feature and DaVinci Resolve 19 Beta 3 with Snapdragon X Elite support are set to transform the industry, offering never seen before real-time editing capabilities and enhanced performance for video professionals worldwide.


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