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  • Blackmagic ATEM 6.6 Upgrade

    Tech Bulletin ATEM 6.6

    ATEM 6.6 is available to download now from the Blackmagic Design website at the following link;

    DOWNLOAD

    This update adds support for Visca compatible PTZ remote control cameras to ATEM hardware control panels and ATEM switchers that have RS-422. You also get enhanced customized labels, and support for native Chinese and Japanese user interfaces.

    What's new in ATEM 6.6
    • Added localization support, can currently support English, Simplified Chinese and Japanese. Users can select their language in preferences. As part of localization support, all source names are now customizable.
    • PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) camera control: Controlled by the joystick on both the ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel and ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel.
    • Enhanced chroma key on all 4K Switchers
    • General performance and stability updates
    Minimum System Requirements for Mac OS X
    • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later
    • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later
    • Display resolution of at least 1366 by 768 or larger
    • A suitable USB 2.0 port for software updates
    • An Ethernet connection for switcher control
    Minimum System Requirements for Windows
    • Microsoft Windows 10 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
    • A suitable USB 2.0 port for software updates
    • An Ethernet connection for switcher control
    Installing ATEM Software
    Before installing the software, we recommend that you run
    "Uninstall ATEM" first.
    The ATEM installer package installs:
    • ATEM Software Control
    • ATEM Setup Utility
    • Blackmagic Media Express
    Please update the internal software in your ATEM Switcher and ATEM Broadcast Panel after installing this software. Simply connect the ATEM Switcher with a USB cable and run the included ATEM Setup Utility software. Then repeat for the ATEM Broadcast Panel. After this update, check your switcher chassis IP address in the ATEM Setup Utility.

    Additional Information
    Please check www.blackmagicdesign.com for additional information on third party software compatibility and minimum system requirements.
    Some applications may use third party code under license. For details please refer to the included "Third Party Licenses.rtf" document.
    © 2015 Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd. All rights reserved. Blackmagic Design, Blackmagic, DeckLink, Multibridge, HDLink, Videohub, and "Leading the creative video revolution" are trademarks of Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd., registered in the U.S.A and other countries.

  • Blackmagic Design updates Resolve, Desktop Video and Videohub software

    Blackmagic is rolling out a number of updates:

    Videohub 6.1 includes:

    Support for Smart Videohub 40 x 40

    Desktop Video 10.3.2 includes:

    Adds support for output of 2160p60 Ultra HD via HDMI on DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G

    General performance and stability improvements for all models

    DaVinci Resolve 11.1.3 includes:

    Improved Media and Edit page playback performance

    Improved tracker stability

    Improved render stability for long renders

    Improved trace intensity for scopes

    Added Rocket-X support for Monochrome clips

    General performance and stability improvements

    All downloads are available now.

  • Blackmagic Design Desktop Video 10.3 Support for the new DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G including the following new video formats:

    Tech Bulletin Desktop Video 10.3

    Desktop Video 10.3 is available to download now from the Blackmagic Design website at the following link;

    DOWNLOAD UPGRADE HERE NOW

    This software update adds support for DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G including 12 bit 4:4:4 and up to 2160p60 Ultra HD frame rates.

    This software includes everything you need to set up your DeckLink, UltraStudio, Intensity and H.264 Pro Recorder for video capture and playback.

    What's new in Desktop Video 10.3

    Support for the new DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G including the following new video formats:
    • Adds support for 2160p60 Ultra HD 10 bit YUV 4:2:2 via 12G-SDI and Dual Link 6G-SDI
    • Adds support for 2K DCI 30p 12 bit RGB 4:4:4 via 3G-SDI and Stereoscopic 3D via Dual Link 3G-SDI
    • Adds support for 1080 HD 30p 12 bit RGB 4:4:4 via 3G-SDI and Stereoscopic 3D via Dual Link 3G-SDI
    General performance and stability improvements.

    Mac OS X Specific

    Minimum system requirements for Mac OS X
    • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later
    • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later
    • Mac OS X computer with either Thunderbolt, PCIe slot
    or USB 3.0
    • 4 GB of system memory
    Third Party Software Support
    • DaVinci Resolve 10 and 11
    • Apple Final Cut Pro X
    • Apple Motion 4
    • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 and earlier
    • Adobe After Effects CC 2014 and earlier
    • Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 and earlier
    • Autodesk Smoke 2013
    • Avid Media Composer 7 or 8
    • Avid News Cutter 11
    • Avid Symphony 6.5
    • Avid Pro Tools 10, 11
    • The Foundry Nuke
    Windows Specific

    Minimum system requirements for Windows
    • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
    • Microsoft Windows computer with either Thunderbolt, PCIe slot or USB 3.0
    • 4 GB of system memory
    Third Party Software Support
    • DaVinci Resolve 10 and 11
    • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 and earlier
    • Adobe After Effects CC 2014 and earlier
    • Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 and earlier
    • Avid Media Composer 7 or 8
    • Avid Media Symphony 6 or 7
    • Avid News Cutter 6 or 7
    • Sony Vegas Pro 9
    • Fusion 7
    • The Foundry Nuke
    • Cyberlink Power Director
    • Corel Video Studio X5
    • VLC
    Linux Specific

    Minimum System Requirements for Linux

    Basic system requirements:
    • 32 bit x86 running Linux 2.6.18 or higher
    • 64 bit x86_64 running Linux 2.6.18 or higher
    A 64 bit kernel and ample memory is strongly recommended.

    Thunderbolt Hotplug Requirements

    Thunderbolt devices cannot be plugged in hot on kernels earlier than 2.6.30.

    Supported kernels older than 3.12 require an extra step after plugging the device in. You must tell the kernel to rescan the PCI bus using the following command:

    # sudo sh -c 'echo 1 > /sys/bus/pci/rescan'

    Kernel 3.12 and later support hotplug without the need for any extra steps.

    Supported Distributions

    This release has been tested on:
    • Ubuntu 10.04 - 14.04
    • Debian 6 - 7
    • Fedora 15 - 20
    • CentOS 5 - 6
    • OpenSUSE 12.3 - 13.1
    Full release notes including installation instructions are available in the ReadMe.txt found in the downloadable tar archive.

    Installing Desktop Video Software

    If you have installed the drivers prior to installing any of these applications, we recommend that you uninstall and reinstall the drivers. This will ensure that all relevant components are installed in their required locations.

    NOTE: Desktop Video 10.3.1 SDK has also been released for developers, this allows updating of hardware control and software interfaces for Desktop Video products and is also available to download now from the same support area of our web site.

    Additional Information

    Please check www.blackmagicdesign.com for additional information on third party software compatibility and minimum system requirements.

    Some applications may use third party code under license. For details please refer to the included "Third Party Licenses.rtf" document.

    © 2014 Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd. All rights reserved. Blackmagic Design, Blackmagic, DeckLink, Multibridge, HDLink, Videohub, and "Leading the creative video revolution" are trademarks of Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd., registered in the U.S.A and other countries.

  • Canon have announced a new EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens

    canon lens

    A favourite focal length range among wildlife, sports and action photographers, the new EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM super-telephoto zoom offers exceptional autofocus ability coupled with stunning sharpness thanks to a new optical construction plus the use of new lens coating technology.

    WHO IS IT FOR?
    The EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM is a compact yet powerful telephoto zoom ideal for covering wildlife, sport and action in even the most challenging environments. Featuring advanced optical engineering, a new 4-stop Image Stabilizer and excellent weather-sealing, it offers stunning image quality in a body that has been designed with ease-of-use in mind. When used on cameras featuring APS-C sized sensors, the EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM offers angles of view equivalent to a 160-640mm on a full-frame camera.

    KEY FEATURES
    Redesigned optical system delivers new levels of image quality. New multi-layered Air Sphere Coating (ASC) prevents flare and ghosting.
    Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to 4-stop benefit, including three IS operation modes.
    Zoom Touch Adjustment ring allows the resistance of the zoom control to be customised to your style of shooting.
    Focus quickly, accurately and in near silence. Full-time manual focus override allows precise fine adjustment.
    Weather sealed against dust and moisture, for use under harsh conditions.
    Ring USM drive, high-speed CPU and optimised AF algorithms to provide quiet and fast autofocus.
    A Fluorine coating on lens surfaces reduces dirt clinging to the lens elements and prevents smearing.

  • Blackmagic Design Download Center

    All the very latest Blackmagic Design downloads can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Support Centre

    Welcome to the Blackmagic Design support center. Here you will find the latest software updates, support notes, instruction manuals and all kinds of helpful information. If you need extra help, then please go to our community forum and connect with the incredible experience of the television industry.

    Click here to access the site

  • Blackmagic Design Revolutionizes the Visual Effects Industry with Free Fusion 7.

    Blackmagic Design today announced that Fusion 7, the world’s most advanced visual effects and motion graphics software, is now available completely free of charge.

    Fusion 7 for Windows can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design website now.

    Previously getting access to high end visual effects tools such as Fusion cost thousands of dollars, so it was more restricted to elite Hollywood visual effects artists. Now with Fusion 7 being available free of charge there is no limit to block anyone from creating world leading visual effects. Blackmagic Design believes this will revolutionize the industry and consumers will be able to watch dramatically better feature films and television shows in the future.

    Also announced was Fusion 7 Studio, a complete bundle of VFX and motion graphics solutions with collaborative tools and unlimited network rendering for creative teams and larger facilities. Fusion 7 Studio drastically reduces the cost of setting up multi user studios. Fusion 7 Studio will be available for $995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

    Fusion has been one of Hollywood’s leading visual effects and motion graphic tools for over 25 years and has been used on thousands of feature film and television projects, including blockbusters like Maleficent, Edge of Tomorrow, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, The Amazing Spider-man 2 and The Hunger Games, as well as hit television shows like Battlestar Galactica, Orphan Black and many more.

    The free of charge Fusion 7 is a fully featured solution and is not limited in it’s features. It has a massive visual effects and motion graphics toolset that can be used for both personal and commercial work. Fusion 7 features an infinite 3D workspace and an easy to use node based workflow for quickly building unlimited effects. Customers get advanced 3D compositing, paint, rotoscope, retiming, stabilization, titling, an amazing 3D particle generator and multiple keyers, including Primatte. Fusion 7 also lets customers import and render 3D geometry and scenes from other applications as well as create their own elements from scratch.

    The $995 Fusion 7 Studio includes everything found in the free Fusion 7 software, plus adds extra high end features such as optical flow tools for advanced retiming, stabilization and stereoscopic 3D production, support for third party OpenFX plug ins, and distributed network rendering so customers can render jobs on an unlimited number of computers at no additional cost! Fusion 7 Studio also includes Generation, a studio wide multi user workflow and collaboration tool that helps creative teams manage, track and review versions of every shot in a production. Customers can also move projects from the free Fusion 7 software to a workstation running Fusion 7 Studio and take advantage of workflow collaboration and unlimited distributed network rendering.

    Unlike other software, Fusion 7 Studio doesn’t require annual maintenance fees, subscriptions, a connection to the cloud, or per node render license costs. That means customers don’t get tricked into hidden or on going costly payments for software they’ve already purchased.

    “Visual effects software has been expensive for way too long and it’s time that this changed. Consumers are screaming for more exciting movies and television programs and so we need to do everything we can to help our customers create stunning visual effects,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “Now, with the free version of Fusion, everyone from individual artists to the biggest studios can create Hollywood caliber visual effects and motion graphics! When combined with DaVinci Resolve Lite, customers can get the world’s most advanced tools for editing, grading, 3D compositing, visual effects and motion graphics, all absolutely free!”

    Availability and Price

    Fusion 7 software for Windows is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design web site free of charge. Fusion 7 Studio will be available for $995 at all Blackmagic Design Resellers. Existing Fusion 7 customers and customers on a current Fusion support plan can upgrade to Fusion Studio at no additional charge by contacting Blackmagic Design.

    Press Photography

    Product photos of Fusion 7, and all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com/press/images.

    About Blackmagic Design

    Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go to www.blackmagicdesign.com.

  • Grass Valley EDIUS 7.4 is released

    EDIUS Pro 7.4 is released

    New Features

    Ripple Marker (engendering much happiness in Germany, evidently)
    QuickTime HQ/HQX exporter with timecode and multichannel audio
    After Effects Plugin Bridge supports Sapphire's Lens flare
    Project importer supports FCP XML import from Plural Eyes
    XAVC exporter supports 720p/50/60
    XAVC Intra exporter with smart rendering
    AJA KONA3G timeline output (no RS422 control)
    New License Packs

    AAF exporter Preset Type 5 for Avid Media Composer
    Dolby Digital Pro and Dolby Digital Plus exporter
    (Both optional and chargeable for EDIUS Pro - both included in EDIUS Elite)

    Bug-fixes

    Does not decode H.264 MVC properly
    Audio Fade button not working
    Duplicate sequence and ripple mode is turned off
    AVC Ultra Long GOP and scrubbing performance
    Doesn't remember the 3-way Color Correction window position
    Creates unnecessary temporary files for waveform cache.
    Fails to overwrite project after switching EDIUS user profile
    "Bus busy" error frequently appears while playing back the timeline in proxy mode
    Loaded clip from player is muted unexpectedly
    "Effect applied" orange line appears on a clip that has no effect applied.
    Audio scratch noise is output from STORM 3G Elite while moving slider in ECW
    DVD menu item does not have same name as sequence marker comment

  • Datavideo introduces versatile HD H.264 multi-port streaming server

    3D NVS-20

    Launching at IBC 2013, Datavideo NVS-20 is a broadcast quality HD H.264 network streaming server. Unlike many encoding devices, NVS-20 is equipped with a variety of video and audio inputs that enable users to integrate the unit quickly into virtually any workflow.

    Designed for live event streaming, the device is lightweight and portable. It encodes at up-to 6Mb/s, delivering a high quality, low latency media stream. Equipped with HD/SD-SDI, HDMI and composite video inputs, XLR connectors and a stereo audio port, the system has the versatility that live event producers, location video crews and AV companies require.

    Allan Leonhardsen of Datavideo UK commented:

    “NVS-20 is all about versatility. It can fit in with a variety of production and distribution workflows. It can sit on the desktop or be easily rack-mounted and it can be controlled locally or remotely. At the same time, it delivers the basic HD and SD encoding function with aplomb.”

    NVS-20 is designed to supports multiple streaming protocols (including HLS, TS over IP, RTP, RSTP and Flash), making it suitable for a range of distribution networks, whether users are streaming to local iPads, globally via a CDN or over a local network.

    Users also have flexibility when it comes to device control and management. Supporting DHCP client the unit can be remotely controlled using any computer or mobile device with a web browser. Real-time video with audio data can be monitored through the web UI. Alternatively, it can be operated using the simple mode selector on the unit itself.

  • Sony announce DWX Digital Wireless Microphones and PMW-400 Camcorder Promotion

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    All XDCAM HD shoulder camcorders, including the new PMW-400, offer a 2 channel slot-in capability for Sony DWX Digital wireless receiver (DWR-S02D), allowing for a fully digital workflow using superb audio quality by AES3 out and 24Bit/48kHz D/A conversion, with up to 72MHz bandwidth. You can pair the digital receiver with a choice of digital wireless transmitters, either the handheld microphone (DWM-02) or belt-pack (DWT-B01/E) both offering simultaneous multi-channel operation and Selectable RF output power (1/10/50 mW).

     

    Terms and conditions

    1. In order to qualify for this promotion the End-User must purchase a DWX transmitter (DWT-B01/E or DWM-02) from a participating Dealer when they purchase the Sony PMW-400 camcorder, or within one month of the purchase (proof and date of purchase required).
    2. The end user must specify their required channel frequency for the transmitter and receiver on purchase.
    3. The promotion is available on a one to one basis, with the offer limited to one per camcorder purchased.
    4. This promotion is only operated by participating Sony Professional Solutions Specialists (SPSS) “Dealers” in the EEA and Switzerland.
    5. The Promoter reserves the right to change the terms of the Promotion, or to terminate the Promotion at any time and without prior notice.
    6. There is no credit or cash alternative available.
    7. The promotion is limited to above models only.
    8. All sales of Sony Camcorders will be made subject to the participating Dealer’s terms of supply; end users should contact Dealers to confirm if they are participating in this promotion and for confirmation of their terms of supply.
    9. Sony will use your personal details for selected future marketing purposes.
    10. Subject to availability participating Dealers will be offering this promotion from 1st September 2013 till 31st December 2013

  • Grant Petty Blackmagic Production Camera 4K Update 04/09/2013

    3D 4K CAMERA 2

     

    Hi, I just want to give you an update on the 4K camera. As we mentioned a few weeks ago, we received the production sensors much later than we expected. When we built cameras from them we saw some big differences in the images between these production sensors vs the pre production samples we originally received. What this means is that we have been working over the last few weeks to replace a bunch of the software in the camera that handles the sensor calibration and image processing.

    It’s taking a bit longer than we expected to do this and we think its going to take about 3 to 4 weeks more to get those changes done and to get the QA process completed before we can start shipping. We apologize for the delays from the original promised date. Ultimately, image calibration is a very important step so we want to make sure this is done properly before shipping.Regards,Grant Petty Blackmagic Design

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