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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;

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    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 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.

  • Blackmagic Design offers New Forum to aid with up and coming Blackmagic Cinema Camera

    Blackmagic Forum

    We have a new Blackmagic Forum on our web site now and we think it will allow people to help each other and share knowledge. If you would like to check it out then please go to forum.blackmagicdesign.com.

    Blackmagic Cinema Camera Files

    We have posted some RAW CinemaDNG shots from the Blackmagic Cinema Camera for download, and people have been asking for these. They are RAW so they have the entire image of the camera available for color grading. Because RAW images are a little different to grade than video files, there is a post by John Brawley on our forum with more info on the shots and how to grade them.

    To get more info and the downloads links please to go

    http://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15

    DaVinci Resolve 9 Beta 3

    DaVinci Resolve 9 is a dramatic update to the previous version and apart from powerful audio and onset tools, it has a completely redesigned user interface that's much more friendly. By friendly I mean it's much faster to use, and also easier to learn if you're new to color grading and DaVinci Resolve.

    Of course we have also updated the free DaVinci Resolve 9 Lite, which you can simply download at no charge if you would like to use DaVinci now.

    DaVinci Resolve 9 Lite is quite powerful even when compared to the full version. It has no restrictions in quality, no limitations in types of files it can open, no limitations in number of nodes you can use and no limitations of the number of layers when compared to the full version of DaVinci Resolve. You can even grade high resolution RAW 2K, 4K and even 6K camera files, when outputting to HD.

    If you need to do higher resolution projects with more complicated grades, then you can just purchase the full version for £655.

    There have been some fantastic videos made by people explaining some of the new features in DaVinci Resolve 9 and I have listed some of these below.

    Color Grading Central have a really nice tutorial on how to grade using DaVinci Resolve 9. Just scroll down to the video.

    http://www.colorgradingcentral.com/davinci-resolve-tutorials

    For a great overview of the new DaVinci Resolve user interface, check:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8zrzThKHV8&list=UUnqmgMi2D6KQdFKGq0kKkdQ&index=4&feature=plcp

    Patrick Inhofer has posted an extremely detailed training video on how to set up and get started with DaVinci Resolve 9.

    http://www.taoofcolor.com/blog/davinci-resolve-9-upgrade-the-pain-free-way/

    There is a fantastic audio pod-cast discussing the new features.

    http://coloristos.podomatic.com/entry/2012-07-29T16_49_50-07_00

    Lastly, Alexis Van Hurkman has some info on his blog about the new features in DaVinci Resolve 9.

    http://vanhurkman.com/wordpress/?p=2028

    The version of DaVinci Resolve 9 on our web site is a public beta, but its looking quite stable now. We expect the final release by the end of the month if you prefer to wait for that.

    I hope you find these resources helpful and find the new DaVinci Resolve a much improved tool for the most creative color correction work. It's sure been a lot of fun working on this release and I know personally I really love using this new version!

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