Blackmagic Adds Features To DaVinci Resolve, Fusion and Ultimatte


by James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) At IBC 2017, Blackmagic Design revealed key updates to their software, including expanded features for the new kid on the block, Ultimatte, as well as DaVinci Resolve 14 and even Fusion got some Virtual Reality tools. But Blackmagic didn't stop there, as they have … [Read more...]

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 14 Now Shipping


By Heath McKnight Just a quick note that Blackmagic announced DaVinci Resolve 14 is now shipping! First unveiled at NAB 2017, DaVinci Resolve has up to 10 times improvement in performance, plus the addition of Fairlight audio post-production suite, which the acquired in 2016. They've also … [Read more...]

RED RAVEN Camera Package Now Available Through The Apple Store


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) If you don't have a RED dealer near you and are looking to get your hands on a RED rig, you no need to look no further than the mall. That's because RED has just announced that the RED RAVEN 4.5K Cinema Camera Kit is available exclusively through select Apple retail … [Read more...]

SIGGRAPH 2017: Blackmagic Launches Fusion 9


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) SIGGRAPH 2017: Blackmagic Design announced a major update to their special effects and compositing software Fusion. Designed to support ultra high definition workflows, as well as virtual reality, Fusion 9 comes with a ton of new features for crafting visual effects … [Read more...]

Op-Ed: The Fleeting Nature of New Cinema Technology


Editor's Note: With IMAX cutting 3D showings, it seems right to re-run this article from January 2016. By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Ah, technology, so fleeting, with digital pushing advancements at a rapid pace. In the previous century, film lasted us for over 100 years, and although there … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Updates Video Assist 4K, and Puts It On Sale

Blackmagic Video Assist 4K

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Last week, Blackmagic Design updated their camera firmware to open up Bluetooth on the URSA Mini Pro. Since the circuitry was there, we knew it was coming. And with that, they're turning their attention to the Video Assist external monitor-recorders with a firmware … [Read more...]

Blackmagic’s Latest Camera Update Includes Mobile App Control


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With cameras becoming more lighter and more mobile, filmmakers are wanting to control them remotely. That kind of flexibility in a cinema cameras OS is driving manufacturers like Blackmagic to create mobile apps that give shooters that option. Blackmagic … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: Wrap-Up and Best of the Show


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) NAB 2017 was vast with no lack of interesting technology to see. From streaming video boxes to virtual reality, to tiny little drones that fly in formation. There was also announcements for updates to Blackmagic's Davinci Resolve, and Adobe Premiere. But my favorite … [Read more...]

NAB 2017 Interview: Dan May, Blackmagic Design


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) One of my favorite things that I look forward to here at NAB is a chance to catch up with Blackmagic Design USA’s president Dan May. After listening to CEO Grant Petty introduce Davinci Resolve 14, with its new audio editing, facial tracking, and intra network team … [Read more...]

NAB 2017: Blackmagic Unveils DaVinci Resolve 14, Ultimate 11, and More


By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Blackmagic Design holds one of the biggest press conferences at NAB Show every year. They never fail to impress, and this year is no different as they hit the ground running at NAB 2017. Loads of new offerings and updates have been announced, so let's not waste … [Read more...]

NAB 2017 Preview: Blackmagic, Sony, Canon, Drones, VR, and More


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With just over ten days to go before we all travel it to Sin City for NAB 2017, it's time to take a peak over the horizon to speculate what may be coming at the annual professional film and TV confab. What can we expect? What are we going to miss? What will be the … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Unveils URSA Mini Pro, DaVinci Resolve Panels


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) In an unexpected streaming presentation, Blackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty highlighted a trio of new products, including the next generation Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro, which he says is actually three cameras in one. … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Unveils New Products For Live Streaming


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With live streaming one of the hottest things via YouTube and Facebook Live, Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty went live on YouTube today to introduce several products that will help service the live webcast market. … [Read more...]

doddleREVIEWS: Blackmagic 4K Video Assist Monitor-Recorder


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) A few months back, we reviewed the Blackmagic Video Assist Monitor-Recorder, and I said that I found it to be an ideal entry level monitor recorder for 1080p HD recording. That opinion hasn't changed. But what has changed is that Blackmagic has released a larger, The … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Gives DaVinci Resolve More HDR Support In New Update

DaVinci Resolve

By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Just in time for Christmas! Blackmagic has released vs. 12.5.4 for DaVinci Resolve, bringing expanded tools for HDR and support for Apple's new Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro. … [Read more...]

Blackmagic Updates Video Assist Monitor Firmware


By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Today at International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition (IBEE) in Japan Blackmagic Design announced a firmware upgrade to their Video Assist line of field monitor recorders, which will add support for AVID DNxHD and DNxHR codecs, 3D LUTs, and more. … [Read more...]