DaVinci Resolve 18 Among Blackmagic Updates

Announcements from Blackmagic Design include DaVinci Resolve 18, which has a new cloud workflow, plus some new high performance network storage solutions designed for film and television. It also released ATEM Constellation HD, a new family of live production switchers, as well as 2 new HyperDeck models.

DaVinci Resolve 18 adds a lot of new features, but the really big news is the collaborative workflow support. It supports multiple people working on the same product from anywhere on the planet

It works with our new Blackmagic Cloud web site. It’s really easy to use as the DaVinci Resolve project window now has a local tab for your local projects and a cloud tab for projects on Blackmagic Cloud. You can use the cloud projects in the same way as local projects, but the cloud projects can be shared with any other user who has a Blackmagic Cloud ID. This means you could work on a project in New York and then share the project with a colorist in London and they could grade while you edit. All at the same time.

DaVinci Resolve 18 also includes the new Blackmagic Proxy Generator app that automatically creates and manages proxies from camera originals. You can create a watch folder and any new media is automatically converted into H.264, H.265 or ProRes proxies. It’s fully automatic! There is also a new proxy menu in DaVinci Resolve for switching between camera original footage and proxies in a single click.
Not only can you do collaboration with Blackmagic Cloud, but you can even live stream the viewer to a remote user such as a client. This is important when color grading as your client can watch the session from their location. There is a new viewer app called DaVinci Remote Monitoring, which they use to watch the grade. It’s designed for high end film and features low latency, high quality 12-bit image quality and can output to a DeckLink card.

This update also features incredible new tools for colorists. Located in the magic mask palette, the new object mask is able to recognize and track the movement of thousands of unique objects. The new depth map effect lets you instantly generate a 3D depth map of a scene to quickly grade the foreground separately from the background, and vice versa, while ultra beauty gives you advanced control over a subject when performing corrective beauty work.

FlexBus is Fairlight’s flexible audio busing and routing system designed for managing high track counts, extensive plug-in processing, perfect synchronization and multiple project deliverables. DaVinci Resolve 18 now lets you convert legacy fixed bus Fairlight projects to FlexBus with a single click. The Dolby Atmos deliverable toolset has also been expanded to support rendering of a binaural output from a complex Dolby Atmos mix.

In Fusion, GPU acceleration allows paint brush strokes to be generated and displayed in real time, for a more intuitive approach when performing cover up work or graphic design. Instant visual feedback allows you to assess your work and make corrections in any stroke style or shape. Subtitle support has also been expanded to include TTML and XML timed texts and embedded MXF/IMF subtitles.

Introducing Blackmagic Cloud Store

To assist with sharing media globally for global cloud workflows, we have introduced some new network storage products that have unique features for the film and television industry.

These new Blackmagic Cloud Store products are extremely fast with high speed 10G Ethernet and massive parallel and actively cooled memory cores based on industrial grade M.2 flash memory cards. This lets the Blackmagic Cloud store sustain high data rates for multiple users all at the same time. Plus the Blackmagic Cloud Store products use Blackmagic OS, so they are quite intelligent. This lets them sync media globally to Dropbox. They even understand the new DaVinci Resolve 18 proxies, and will sync them before camera original media, so you can move jobs globally within minutes.

The main model is the Blackmagic Cloud Store, and it will be available in 3 sizes, 20TB, 80TB and 320TB. This model features 4 x 10G Ethernet ports, USB for backup and ingest, HDMI monitoring with full storage status, RAID 5 redundancy, dual power supplies and very quiet cooling. It features an attractive design so it looks good in a modern post production facility and its small size is portable so it can be used on set.
Blackmagic Cloud Store will be available in Q2, 2022.

New Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini

The Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini is a smaller and lower cost model. It combines high performance with a compact rack mount design. It features a single high speed 10G Ethernet connection and four internal M.2 flash memory cards operating in a RAID 0 configuration for extremely fast file access. It also has the Dropbox live sync and the HDMI monitoring output. Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini is the perfect solution for smaller facilities or freelancers who need portable storage that’s very fast and works with the DaVinci Resolve 18 collaborative workflow.

Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini is available now for US$2,995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

Introducing Blackmagic Cloud Pod

For the most affordable network storage solution, the Blackmagic Cloud Pod lets you turn any USB-C disk into network storage. That’s perfect when you want to share a media disk recorded on a camera with multiple users on your network. It features a high speed 10G Ethernet connection for extremely fast file access. It’s fast, even with lots of simultaneous users all accessing files at the same time. With Dropbox live sync, files can be distributed between multiple units globally, for very fast local file access, even on lower cost internet connections. There’s even an HDMI monitor output. Blackmagic Cloud Pod is the perfect solution for sharing files on your network.

The Blackmagic Cloud Pod is a fantastic solution for getting USB media disks onto the network instantly. You don’t need to waste time copying files because the media disk from the camera is accessible by everyone on your network.

Blackmagic Cloud Pod is available now for US$395 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

Introducing ATEM Constellation HD

At the NAB 2022 show we also announced a new family of live production switchers that include powerful broadcast features, while including the latest electronics technology so they are extremely affordable.
The new models are a 1 M/E model with 10 x 3G-SDI inputs, 2 M/E model with 20 x 3G-SDI inputs and a 4 M/E model with 40 x 3G-SDI inputs. All models include full standards conversion on every SDI input, 4 ATEM advanced chroma keyers per M/E row, a DVE per M/E row, media players, larger media pool and much more. Plus the built in Fairlight audio mixer includes a compressor, limiter, 6 band parametric EQ and expander on each input. The free ATEM Software Control is included, or you can add a 1 M/E, 2 M/E or 4 M/E ATEM Advanced Panel.

These new switchers are designed as a professional upgrade for ATEM Mini customers who need to expand, or for large broadcasters who want to upgrade their studios to get a modern switcher.

Plus at the show we also introduced 2 new ATEM control panels and one is a 30 button version of the 2 M/E Advanced Panel and a 40 button version of the 2 M/E Advanced Panel. The 2 M/E panel can be used to select between up to 4 separate M/E rows on a switcher so it’s a really compact design, but still able to handle a 4 M/E switcher. With models that include more buttons, I think they will be a good solution for use with the new 2 M/E and 4 M/E Constellation HD switchers.

Introducing HyperDeck Shuttle HD

HyperDeck Shuttle HD is a recorder and player with a unique desktop based design that makes it an amazing media player. The large search dial is perfect for scrolling through lots of media to find the clip you want to play.

It supports recording and playback in ProRes, DNx and H.264 files formats in NTSC, PAL, 720p and 1080p video formats. It features HDMI connections so its the perfect clip player or mastering recorder for ATEM Mini switchers. It’s even the same depth as ATEM Mini Extreme so it fits perfectly next to it. It even has a built in teleprompter!

HyperDeck Shuttle HD is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$495.

New HyperDeck Extreme 4K HDR

The new HyperDeck Extreme 4K HDR features the trusted reliability of HyperDeck combined with new innovations such as space saving H.265 files, optional internal cache, 3D LUTs and HDR support. With the ability to record up to 4K in H.265, you get reduced storage costs and amazing image quality. The large touch screen ensures a perfect view of your recording as well as control over all deck settings. You can then add HyperDeck Extreme Control to transform it into a traditional broadcast deck. This means HyperDeck Extreme 4K HDR is the perfect solution for the next generation of broadcast, live production and digital signage.

HyperDeck Extreme 4K HDR will be available in June 2022 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide from US$2,995.

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