TVN TECH

At IBC, Returning To A New Normal

In Amsterdam this week, there was plenty of talk about broadcasters’ ongoing transition to IP and the cloud, along with the supply chain issues and labor shortages hampering it, but most people were too grateful to see old friends, colleagues and clients to complain.

VFX YouTube Influencer Pwnisher Switches To DaVinci Resolve Studio

Blackmagic Design says that popular director and visual effects (VFX) artist Clinton Jones, known by his YouTube channel name Pwnisher, has switched his post-production workflow to DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, grading, VFX and audio post production software. Jones, who began his career in 2006, was inspired to create 3D art with the thought, “If I can think […]

Blackmagic Design Announces New Ultimatte 12 Models

Blackmagic Design has rolled out four new models of its Ultimatte 12 real time compositing processors that are all designed for creating the next generation of broadcast graphics. Also announced was a new Ultimatte Software Control app for Mac and Windows that’s available for download free of charge. This software lets you control all Ultimatte 12 […]

Atlanta VFX Uses Fusion Studio On Hulu’s ‘Only Murders In The Building’

Visual effects (VFX) house Atlanta VFX used Blackmagic Design’s Fusion Studio VFX and motion graphics software for the hit television series Only Murders in the Building. It used Fusion Studio’s compositing tools to blend camera takes, replace green screens and handle shot replacements for the series’ second season. Only Murders in the Building is a Hulu Original […]

TVN TECH

Slimmed-Down IBC Is Ready For Its Comeback

IBC’s first in-person event since 2019 may have fewer days and attendees than at its high-water mark, but vendors are packing their schedules with meetings and say they’re excited to be doing business in person again.

Blackmagic Design Intros New ATEM SDI Switchers

Blackmagic Design has introduced a new family of “extremely portable” ATEM SDI live production switchers with professional 3G-SDI connections. Designed for broadcasters who need both power and portability, the new ATEM SDI family is designed to be fast to set up and easy to use. “Even with their small size,” the company says, “ATEM SDI switchers […]

Blackmagic Design Debuts DeckLink Mini Monitor HD And DeckLink Mini Recorder HD

Blackmagic Design has introduced DeckLink Mini Monitor HD and DeckLink Mini Recorder HD, new models of PCIe capture and playback solutions featuring 3G‑SDI and HDMI connections. These updated models of the popular DeckLink Mini cards support video formats up to 1080p60 and 2Kp60 DCI, and are designed to work with advanced color spaces such Rec. 2020 […]

Blackmagic Design Debuts New Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2

Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2, a next-generation model of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K. The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K G2 includes an adjustable touchscreen screen for easier framing of shots, a larger battery for longer shooting without needing to charge or change batteries, as well as support for an optional […]

Streambox Supports Blackmagic’s Capture & Playback Devices For Encoding And Decoding With DaVinci Resolve Studio

Blackmagic Design announced that Streambox has integrated its Spectra and Iris software streaming encoding and decoding solutions for use with Blackmagic Design’s family of UltraStudio and DeckLink capture and playback devices. The software works with Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color grading, visual effects (VFX) and audio post production software to create a post-production cloud enabled […]

NAB SHOW 2022

Cloud And IP Tech Dominate NAB Show Floor

With less hardware to demonstrate and a much-reduced exhibition floor footprint, the first post-pandemic NAB Show pointed the way to a future where software demos of cloud, IP and hybrid environments have become the new norm.

NAB Show: Blackmagic Design Announces New 30- and 40-Button Models Of Its ATEM 2 M/E Advanced Panel

Blackmagic Design has introduced two new ATEM hardware control panels for all ATEM switchers. The new 30- and 40-button models of the ATEM 2 M/E Advanced Panel are large enough so the user has dedicated controls for the largest ATEM switchers, but are compact so they fit into any studio space. While including the same […]

NAB Show: Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Constellation HD Switchers

Blackmagic Design unveiled a new family of live production switchers that, it says, “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 […]

KAN-NARI AV Division Uses Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro & ATEM Workflow

Toyama-based KAN-NARI Corp.’s Audio Visual and Communication (AVC) division is using a Blackmagic Design workflow, including a range of ATEM live production switchers and the new Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro and Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus. Using the Blackmagic Design workflow, KAN-NARI has worked on dozens of high-profile events throughout Japan, including the streaming of popular […]

French National Broadcaster Chooses Fairlight For France 3 Newsroom

Blackmagic Design today announced that France Télévisions has upgraded and future-proofed its audio and video post-production capabilities with a digital audio workstation (DAW) solution based on Fairlight. With the support of Paris based reseller Magic Hour, the broadcaster has implemented 31 Fairlight Advanced Consoles in two bay systems, across 24 regional newsroom hubs throughout France for various work. […]

More Than 60 Fall 2021TV And Streaming Series Created With Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design says that more than 60 of the fall 2021 season’s television shows and streaming series, such as Insecure, Scenes from a Marriage and American Horror Story: Double Feature, were created with its digital film cameras, DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, grading, visual effects (VFX) and audio post production software, and more. This season’s new and returning […]

Blackmagic Design Lowers Prices On DaVinci Resolve Keyboards & Panels

Blackmagic Design today announced new lower prices for color correction panels and editor keyboards used with DaVinci Resolve. In addition, the company is ending its DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor bundle. This model will become $395 from today, as a separate product to the DaVinci Resolve Studio software. The new prices are: DaVinci Resolve: Free. DaVinci Resolve Studio: $295. DaVinci Resolve Speed […]

Blackmagic Design Rolls Out New Studio Cameras

Blackmagic Design has introduced a new family of Blackmagic Studio Cameras for live production. The compact all-in-one design will help a wider range of live production customers who need cameras with professional features that are also fast to setup on location. The new Blackmagic Studio Cameras include design features such as carbon fiber reinforced polycarbonate and large integrated 7″ […]

NewBlue Uses Blackmagic APIs To Create New Capabilities For ATEM Switchers

NewBlue Inc. is using Blackmagic Design’s line of ATEM production switchers and DeckLink capture and playback devices as part of its live production and post-production line of products. Through the combination, customers are able to create broadcast quality real time graphics, titling and animations for any type of live event quickly and affordably. NewBlue broadcast […]

Spanish National Sports Streaming Powered By Blackmagic Design

Terrible Producciones, a Spanish live production house, has implemented an end-to-end streaming workflow based on Blackmagic Design hardware for numerous national sporting federations. Based in Valladolid, Spain, the live production and streaming specialist has been producing content for a host of partners including Spanish Segunda División (football), Liga ASOBAL (handball), División de Honor de Rugby (rugby) and la […]

Blackmagic Design Debuts New Products And Updates

The new Blackmagic Design products just introduced include: ATEM Mini Extreme — A new massively larger model of the ATEM Mini live production switcher. This new model 1 M/E switcher features 8 inputs, 4 ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers, a total of 6 independent DVEs, 2 media players, 2 downstream keyers, 16 way multiview, 2 USB connections […]

Blackmagic Design Rolls Out DaVinci Resolve 17

Blackmagic Design has announced DaVinci Resolve 17, a major new release with more than 300 new features and improvements including HDR grading tools, redesigned primary color controls, next generation Fairlight audio engine including Fairlight audio core and support for 2,000 real time audio tracks plus dozens of other time saving tools for editors including a redesigned […]

KABB Fox San Antonio Broadcasts & Live Streams Weather With Blackmagic Design

Sinclair-owned Fox affiliate KABB San Antonio Chief Meteorologist Alex Garcia is using a number of Blackmagic Design products, including an ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K live production switcher, to remotely broadcast and live stream weather segments for the nightly Fox News at Nine newscast. Pivoting to meet the demands of social distancing and the […]

Digital Sprockets Relies On Cintel Scanner For Restoration Of Classic Mexican Films

Blackmagic Design’s Cintel Scanner and DaVinci Resolve Studio are being used at film restoration and post-production facility Digital Sprockets to restore a number of 35mm classic Mexican films from the 1940s, 1950s and 1980s. Digital Sprockets was founded in 1994 by Benjamin Fernández Rodriguez Maribona in Mexico. With facilities in Mexico City and Los Angeles, Digital Sprockets’ […]

Blackmagic Design Announces New ATEM Streaming Bridge

Blackmagic Design today introduced ATEM Streaming Bridge, a new converter that decodes the live stream from any ATEM Mini Pro model switcher and converts it back to SDI and HDMI video. The advantage of ATEM Streaming Bridge is broadcasters can use it to connect high quality video links direct from any ATEM Mini Pro studio. This allows […]

Blackmagic Design Lowers Price Of Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price for its Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K of $1,995. This is a reduction of $500 which the company says “will help make this camera more affordable for users working on digital film as well as live production with the new ATEM Mini switchers.” Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera now works […]

Blackmagic Video Assist 3.1, Blackmagic RAW 1.7 Introduced

Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Video Assist 3.1 and Blackmagic RAW 1.7 which add support for Blackmagic RAW recording from Panasonic EVA1 and Canon C300 MK II cameras on the new Blackmagic Video Assist 12G models. This update lets customers take advantage of Blackmagic RAW workflows and allows dramatically improved quality and creativity in the […]

Blackmagic Design Offers New Products, Updates at IBC

Blackmagic Design today announced a variety of new products and updates at IBC (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam). They include: [NEW] ATEM Mini — A new low cost live production switcher specifically designed to allow live streaming to YouTube and business presentations via Skype. Available in November 2019 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US $295. […]

NAB TECH HOT TOPICS

HDR To Be Focus Of Cameras At NAB Show

The interest in HDR units is due to their ability to improve quality and enable content creators to migrate toward 4K incrementally over time. “We foresee significant growth in HDR products within the next two years, driven by consumer demand for HDR TV sets,” says FujiFilm’s Thomas Fletcher. Above, a Ross ACID HDR camera. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing of camera vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF. 

Changing Sports Production Landscape And OTT

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Canal 13 Selects Blackmagic URSA For Telenovelas

Blackmagic Design Updates Video Assist 2.5

Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Blackmagic Video Assist 2.5 Update that adds support for professional vector scope, waveform monitoring, RGB parade and histogram to Blackmagic Video Assist 4K. This update is available now as a free update for all Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers. Demonstrated at NAB 2017, these new professional scopes can be viewed full screen for evaluating video […]

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Blackmagic Offers Special On Video Assists

NAB 2017 HOT TOPICS

Broadcast Cameras Set To Focus On 4K, HDR

Drip, drip, drip. The trickle of changes in television capture and delivery continues to flow. But as next-gen TV inches towards finalization as a standard and the prospects for FCC authorization grow those drips will turn into a torrent. Broadcasters and camera vendors alike are getting serious about how to prepare for these changes while maintaining and improving existing HD workflow and program delivery. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2017 Resource Guide listing of broadcast camera vendors and products or here to download it as a PDF.

NAB HOT TOPICS

A Sight To See: Cameras In Focus At NAB

With broadcasters making plans to move to an ATSC 3.0 future that supports 4K and — more immediately — looking to leverage IP, the cloud and other technologies to improve workflows, the cameras at this year’s NAB Show will reflect the efforts of vendors to understand the evolving needs of broadcasters and address those requirements with their latest designs. Above, JVC’s GY-HM2005P. For a resources guide to the companies mentioned in this story, click here.

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Blackmagic Design Announces Special Ultra-HD Offer

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German Shopping Ch. Launches 4K Production

IBC 2015 Tech: Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design | Hall 7, Stand H20 | Website: www.blackmagicdesign.com Blackmagic Design has introduced the Blackmagic URSA Mini B4 Mount, a B4 lens mount modification for its new Blackmagic URSA Mini PL camera that lets it use broadcast HD lenses. Since URSA Mini’s launch at this year’s NAB Show, feedback from broadcasters has been overwhelmingly […]

TVN TECH: NAB HOT TOPICS

4K, File Formats Challenge Editing Workflow

TV stations are forced to deal with the arrival of new file formats at a dizzying pace. Fortunately for TV broadcasters, a number of vendors of broadcast editing systems have been at work on this problem, and some new approaches to grappling with it will be on display at the 2015 NAB Show. This is the latest installment of a special series on emerging tech trends, NAB Hot Topics, that will appear each week leading up to the NAB Show that runs April 11-16 in Las Vegas. The schedule: March 19: The IP Transition; and March 26: Audio. Read the earlier installments here.

IBC 2014

Blackmagic Design Rolls Out SmartView 4K Monitor

At IBC in Amsterdam, Blackmagic Design debuted SmartView 4K, what it calls the world’s first full resolution Ultra HD broadcast monitor with 12G-SDI inputs for compatibility with virtually all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60 for $1,995. SmartView 4K is a professional Ultra HD broadcast monitor with a native resolution of 3840 […]

4K Camera Price Wars Begin