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As if this wasn't already the hottest summer on record, Blackmagic Design's Grant Petty rolled out some blazing news across a wide range of the company's product lines.
• Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
. New handheld digital film camera with a full Super 35 size 6K HDR image sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, an EF lens mount and dual native ISO up to 25,600
• Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 16.1
Final release of Resolve 16 plus public beta for 16.1 emphasizes speed in the new Cut page to help create the world's fastest editing experience
• Blackmagic Design Announces New UltraStudio 4K Mini
. Capture, playback, live internet streaming solution for Thunderbolt 3 computers with 12G‑SDI, HDMI, analog video and audio connections
• Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic RAW Speed Test
. Real world performance testing using Blackmagic RAW image decode speeds allows a more accurate way of measuring computer processing speeds
And of course you're going to want to hear this from Grant himself, along with a closer look at all of these goodies.
Hyper RPG goes live five days a week during the afternoons, and its YouTube and Twitch channels attract more than 44 million unique viewers during these live streams, incorporating Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K, ATEM Television Studio HD and more
There's no such thing as an eternal codec, but recent news coming out of the Infinite Loop has archivists, animators, documentarians, and digital cinema creators reeling. Among the dozens of codecs that Apple will no longer support includes the venerable Animation codec, and JPEG2000, the heart of DCP, among many others. This discussion from the Creative COW forums is a reminder to best practices for digital format management that will touch virtually every artist working on Mac. Don't miss this!
Ready for some fresh Mac & Cheese? Apple announces the return of the Cheese Grater form factor for Mac Pro, coming this fall. Folks are talking about it all over the COW, comparing notes, sharing rumors, and generally stirring the pot until the cheese is nice and smooth and piping hot. If you're looking for the latest news about what we know, what we hope, and more, start here!
This 2011 article by Debra Kaufman was the first time we'd ever seen a single story that looked at the work of all of the effects houses that worked on a motion picture, laying out precisely what they did. Visual effects have grown up considerably in the years since then, but Debra's story still holds up, as indeed does Captain America: The First Avenger itself, and its vfx work. While this chapter of the Steve Rogers story is (apparently?) turning its final page, we only have one prediction to make: that this will continue to be one of the most popular stories in the Creative COW Library, as it has been since Debra wrote it in 2011!
How do you add SCARS, TATTOOS or DIGITAL MAKEUP to a person's face? Learn how to use Mocha Pro's planar tracker and the Mesh Warp tool to insert a flat image/video on a (non flat) human face! Join VFX guru Tobias G from Surfaced Studio for a closer look!
Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 16, a major update that adds a revolutionary new cut page specifically designed for editors that need to work quickly and on tight deadlines. In addition, DaVinci Resolve 16 includes dozens of other new features for professional editors, colorists, VFX artists and sound engineers. DaVinci Resolve 16 public beta is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design web site.
Blackmagic once again delivers a jaw-dropping lineup of advanced hardware -- ATEM Constellation 8K with built-in Fairlight mixing in the industry's largest live production audio mixer, plus 16 hardware keyers, 24 8K outputs, and more; the New Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 8K with dual on screen scope overlays, HDR, 33 point 3D LUTs and monitor calibration; HyperDeck Extreme 8K broadcast deck with advanced H.265 recording, touch screen interface, internal cache, built in scopes, HDR, and traditional deck control; and the URSA Mini Pro G2 camera featuring new electronics, Super 35 4.6K HDR image sensor, 15 stops of dynamic range, 300 fps high frame rate shooting, and Blackmagic RAW -- for prices even lower than how low your jaw just dropped reading them.
Ahead of the 2019 NAB Show, Adobe today announced performance updates and new innovations for video and audio tools in Adobe Creative Cloud to improve efficiency in video production.
Going from talking physical preparedness and emotional wellness in years past, this guide from Kylee Peña dives a little deeper into balancing what seems to be a hot label to give yourself these days: being an introvert. Shyness is real, and social anxiety is its own thing to be managed carefully, but think carefully when it comes to big conferences. Are you selling yourself short before you give yourself a chance to warm up?
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