At NAB New York Content Creation +, Coral Springs, Fla.-based da Vinci Systems will be showcasing the Resolve RT, a nonlinear, software-based, resolution-independent, and scalable digital color grading system with auto conforming. Resolve RT will be demonstrated running Version 3.4 software, featuring drag-and-drop editing with multiple VFX timelines and new creative tools used in primary […]
At NAB New York Content Creation +, Coral Springs, Fla.-based da Vinci Systems will be showcasing the Resolve RT, a nonlinear, software-based, resolution-independent, and scalable digital color grading system with auto conforming. Resolve RT will be demonstrated running Version 3.4 software, featuring drag-and-drop editing with multiple VFX timelines and new creative tools used in primary and secondary color processes. Demos will feature polygon multisided PowerWindows for isolation of specifically selected parts of an image, as well as advanced object tracking for quick application of consistent color enhancements to specific image areas as they are repositioned on the timeline.
Company representatives attending NAB New York (Oct. 23-26) include Peter Glassberg, vice president, sorldwide sales and service; Bob Caniglia, North America eastern sales representative; and David Catt, director of product design. The company will be in booth 309
Resolve Version 3.4—With Version 3.4, Resolve now provides a series of new editing tools that can be used to construct a grading timeline or to trim an existing EDL to match an offline master tape. Users can assemble timelines from scratch, creating dissolves and other effects, and then generate a CMX-style EDL to reflect the result. Resolve Version 3.4 also adds a batch recording mode that allows the user to build a record queue so recordings can be deferred until a more convenient time, allowing the record process to run unattended. This improves facility scheduling by allowing the colorist to continue grading rather than waiting for a record to finish.
Workflow efficiency is further improved with da Vinci’s PowerMastering, which provides on-the-fly, real-time creation of varying playout versions from a single color-graded master. This deliverables process doesn’t require data to be remastered and/or copied back through the SAN to output, so whether the job specifies SD, HD, or 2K, Resolve can play out multiple formats from a single master, each with uniquely applied color space and sizing. This means a facility need only store a single copy of a graded project, saving the cost and significant storage space of multiple copies.
Conform Station for Resolve—The new Resolve Conform Station takes the conforming and QC processes out of the expensive DI suite, allowing them to be done in a less-expensive environment, at a fully integrated parallel workstation. Now time can be spent ensuring an EDL’s conform of image files matches the offline before color enhancement begins, speeding up the grading session while saving time and money. The Resolve Conform Station utilizes Resolve’s drag-and-drop edit functionality, allowing scenes to be selected and dropped onto a timeline in any desired order. With any number of Resolve stations sharing the same database, multiple work processes are completed simultaneously, and image files are quickly accessed without time-consuming data transfer.
Splice—Splice creates a “virtual telecine” for the worldwide-standard da Vinci 2K/2K Plus, offering users a bridge to nonlinear workflow with playback and pan, tilt, zoom, and rotate capabilities in real-time. Splice blends key technologies from da Vinci’s Resolve. digital mastering suite to allow new and existing da Vinci 2K/2K Plus users to expand and leverage their equipment investment.
Powered by da Vinci’s exclusive Transformer image processing accelerator, which provides real-time sizing and rotation, Splice allows colorists to conform, transform, grade, arrange, and deliver images in any order, in real time, and at unsurpassed quality. Operating as a front end for the da Vinci 2K, Splice presents itself as a new device on the 2K control panel and provides operators with the types of controls one would normally only associate with a telecine environment.
Enhancements to da Vinci’s 2K Plus:
ColorTrace enables colorists to update 2K color sessions automatically to match editorial changes as they occur within program material, essentially doing in seconds what used to involve hours of manual copying and list-manipulation time, and offering postproduction facilities a more efficient DI workflow.
Revival—With the integration of Revival into the Resolve digital mastering suite, colorists now have direct access to a robust set of restoration tools while completing color grading. This integration saves post houses time, money, and hassle by eliminating the need for moving data between workstations, allowing colorists to address unexpected restoration tasks without delay. With this new platform, facilities are able to operate an image restoration toolset concurrent with digital color grading, without having to purchase additional hardware.
New DI tools for Revival include a color registration tool that realigns color channels warped at varying degrees due to uneven fading and shrinking over time. With one click, color layers are woven back into synchronization without loss of any material from the original image. Revival also offers a new, improved grain- and noise-reduction tool. By isolating both high- and low-frequency noise, the high-quality noise-reduction feature will allow the user to make adjustments to noise independent to grain.