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NEWS MANIPULATE & EDIT GRADING Blackmagic Design has announced that the final release of DaVinci Resolve 12.5, its professional editing and colour correction software, is now available for download from its website. Version 12.5 has more than 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features including additions to the editing toolset, improved colour features with better HDR support, and new effects. The editing and trimming features include swap and shuffle edits and seven new trim operations. The latter has head and tail trimming, ripple cut and paste insert commands. For colourists, 12.5 introduces enhancements to the node editor that make it possible to navigate between nodes, swap nodes, select multiple nodes with a lasso, copy node contents, extract nodes and use embedded alpha channels in mattes. When dragging a saved grade from the gallery, users can also have the option to drag the grade in as a single compound node, or as a fully expanded node tree. AUDIO PROCESSING NUGEN Audio (stand 8.D56) will introduce an audio batch file processing application and showcase an upgrade of its Halo Upmix plugin at IBC. The AMB (Audio Management Batch) processor is built on the concept of the company’s Loudness Management Batch (LMB) processor. It includes threaded algorithm processing and multiple processing threads that are addressable for simultaneous parallel handling of files and queues. As a result AMB is said to be able to allow post facilities to speed workflows and reduce delivery times. The Halo Upmix plug-in is for up-mixing stereo audio to surround. The latest version adds a new set of algorithms for up-mixing from multichannel audio to higher channel counts, including LCR to 5.1, 5.1 to 7.1, and 7.1 to 9.1. The 9.1 option allows the introduction of vertical positioning into the up-mix, generating a 7.1.2 Dolby Atmos bed track-compatible up-mix. BROADCAST AUDIO Calrec Audio (stand 8.C61) will use IBC to showcase Brio, the smallest broadcast console in its Bluefin2 range. The desk is 892 mm wide and features 36-faders. It is described as being “entirely self-contained” with analogue and digital I/O and GPIO built-in. Also at the Amsterdam show will be Calrec’s RP1 remote production unit. The 2RU device contains built-in FPGA-based DSP that allows a console surface at another facility in another location to control all mixing functionality during event coverage. It can embed audio into existing video-transport mechanisms, with its modular I/O backbone accepting any of Calrec’s I/O cards. This allows the RP1 to connect via analogue, AES, MADI, SDI, and AoIP options from AES67, Ravenna, Dante, and SMPTE 2022. Calrec will also showcase four new networking interfaces, including an AES67/Ravenna interface, an AVB interface, and a modular I/O Dante card that also has AES67 compatibility plus a SMPTE 2022-6 video interface. 18 | KITPLUS - THE TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 116 AUGUST 2016