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Pocket Cinema Camera 4Ks and DaVinci Resolve Studio Cut Page Used for Into The Mist Tabletop Gaming Series Posted: 18/05/2020
Pocket Cinema Camera 4Ks and DaVinci Resolve Studio Cut Page Used for Into The Mist Tabletop Gaming Series

Blackmagic Design today announced that RealmSmith.tv is using its products to live stream the hit tabletop gaming series “Into the Mist” on Twitch, and using DaVinci Resolve Studio’s cut page to quickly edit each show’s highlights for YouTube.

RealmSmith.tv is a Toronto, ON based live streaming and tabletop gaming company, and “Into the Mist” features improvised live play of Dungeons & Dragons’ “Curse of Strahd” campaign setting. Jason Azevedo, founder and president of RealmSmith.tv, acts as Dungeon Master alongside weekly players gathered around an immersive table setup, where players and viewers are made to feel they are part of the game experience. Joel Augé, co owner of RealmSmith.tv, manages all aspects of the stream’s production and workflow.

When RealmSmith.tv embarked on “Into the Mist,” they decided to produce the show as a multi camera live stream to keep viewers entertained throughout the episodes. They initially invested in an ATEM Television Studio HD live production switcher, two Blackmagic Micro Cinema Cameras and two Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4Ks to achieve a more cinematic feel. They later incorporated two additional Pocket Cinema Camera 4Ks so they could further enhance the experience by capturing more camera angles.

“While a lot of live streams are based on a single, frontal view where players call in from their own homes with webcams, we wanted ‘Into the Mist’ to show everyone in the same room with multiple camera angles and proper lighting,” said Azevedo. “We really separate ourselves by having such a professional, cinematic look to our live streams.”

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ProBalances New Stay Home PSA Shot and Graded With Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve Posted: 18/05/2020
ProBalances New Stay Home PSA Shot and Graded With Blackmagic Design Cameras and DaVinci Resolve

Blackmagic Design today announced the new ProBalance PSA “Stay Home” was shot by Clio Award winning director Kiran Koshy using a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Koshy shot the PSA in his own backyard using his family dog Nigel and young daughter as talent, and worked with nearby colorist Charles Gerstner using DaVinci Resolve to grade the final spot.

Based in Long Beach, CA. and former agency creative director, now commercial director, Koshy had worked with a number of Asian brands in the past. Malaysian pet food brand ProBalance approached Koshy through his production company in Kuala Lumpur, Directors Think Tank, in mid-March to shoot the PSA even though they knew he would be unable to shoot outside of his home.

Working with creative agency Imaginary Friends and Directors Think Tank, “Stay Home” focuses on a patient dog teaching the importance of staying at home and practicing social distancing. The spot shows the dog in a Western style standoff with his human companion, who he teaches to sit and stay safe.

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Aputure Asia Live Streams with Blackmagic Designs ATEM Mini and Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Posted: 29/04/2020
Aputure Asia Live Streams with Blackmagic Designs ATEM Mini and Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

Aputure’s Asia office has been live streaming updates using a ATEM Mini video switcher and Pocket Cinema Camera 4Ks. The live streams are shot from Aputure’s Singapore office and are aimed at staying in touch with their community and on new product developments.

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Blackmagic Design Announces News Low Price for Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Posted: 29/04/2020
Blackmagic Design Announces News Low Price for Pocket Cinema Camera 6K

Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price for the popular Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K of US$1,995. This is a reduction of $500 which will help make this camera more affordable for users working on digital film as well as live production with the new ATEM Mini switchers. With the current demand for multi camera live streaming from home broadcast studios, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K makes a perfect studio camera when combined with the recent studio camera software update!

Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$1,995.

 

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BLACKMAGIC DESIGN ANNOUNCES BLACKMAGIC CAMERA UPDATE 6.9 Posted: 06/04/2020
BLACKMAGIC DESIGN ANNOUNCES BLACKMAGIC CAMERA UPDATE and nbsp;6.9

Blackmagic Design today announced new software update for its popular Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K models that include powerful studio camera features. Now customers can connect to an ATEM Mini switcher and get control of the camera parameters, lens and tally light. ATEM Mini can control up to 4 cameras via the HDMI video connection and ensure all cameras are perfectly matched for a professional live studio workflow. Now the same Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera can work as a digital film camera and a studio camera!

Blackmagic Camera Update 6.9 is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design web site.

Video and control is via the HDMI connection, which is available as soon as customers plug the cameras in. The record light becomes a tally light so customers can see which camera is on air. The ATEM Software Control camera page has a camera control unit (CCU) style interface for adjusting and matching their cameras. Move the CCU control vertically for iris and left to right to adjust black level. It's the same as a broadcast CCU. There are also controls for color tint to balance the camera as well as focus, gain and shutter speed. Customers can even ISO record Blackmagic RAW in the camera for editing later.

The elegant design of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera packs an incredible number of high end digital film features into a miniaturized, handheld design. Made from lightweight carbon fiber polycarbonate composite, the camera features a multifunction handgrip with all controls for recording, ISO, WB and shutter angle right at their fingertips. Because it's an advanced digital film camera, the sensor is designed to reduce thermal noise allowing cleaner shadows and higher ISO. Plus the large 5 inch LCD makes it possible to get perfect focus at 4K and 6K resolutions.

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Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Shoots Rare Show Content for Mumford and amp; Sons Posted: 15/11/2019
Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Shoots Rare Show Content for Mumford and amp; Sons

Blackmagic Design today announced that award winning live director, Steve Price, used the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K to create a cinematic, slow motion backdrop for Mumford & Sons’ recent appearance at the iHeart Radio music festival in Las Vegas.

Although the rise of LED technology has seen screens become an essential creative element of concert and festival productions, some artists, including the British indie folk band, prefer the focus to be on the live performance, with some clever staging and lighting to help lead the atmosphere.

With two weeks to go till the band were due to headline the festival, where the stage was almost entirely built from LEDs, a new approach was critical. “Other acts on the bill included Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys, Def Leppard and Chance the Rapper, so it was important to stand out visually and create a unique identity for the set given the diverse lineup,” begins Steve.

“We decided to keep things simple with a classically beautiful ‘analogue’ aesthetic, with some slow motion, based around nature and people,” he reveals. “Time was tight as we were also in the midst of a US tour, and I needed to get back to the UK to pick up kit.

“I needed a camera that was capable of 120fps, that also wasn’t too bulky for a one-man shoot. That brought me to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K which allowed me to travel as light as possible, while still being able to produce the stunning image that I like in Blackmagic’s larger cameras.”

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Front and Center Live Performance Delivered in Ultra HD and HDR with Blackmagic Design Posted: 20/08/2019
Front and Center Live Performance Delivered in Ultra HD and HDR with Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design today announced that critically acclaimed television concert series “Front and Center” used a full Blackmagic Design Ultra HD live production workflow to produce several episodes of its ninth season, which were live streamed to Facebook Live and delivered in SDR for public television and HDR10 for DIRECTV. The episodes, which included virtuoso guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Gary Clark Jr., were shot using URSA Broadcasts, Pocket Cinema Camera 4Ks and Micro Studio Camera 4Ks, and switched using an ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K live production switcher.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K Posted: 12/08/2019
Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
Blackmagic Design today announced the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K, a new handheld digital film camera with a full Super 35 size 6K HDR image sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, an EF lens mount and dual native ISO up to 25,600 for incredible low light performance. This new model builds on the popularity of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K but has a larger Super 35 sensor size with 6K resolution, allowing higher image quality. The EF lens mount model works with a wide range of lenses from companies such as Canon, Zeiss, Sigma and Schneider.
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Ben Hausdorff Shoots Pentatonix and Kirstin Maldonado Music Videos with Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Posted: 18/07/2019
Ben Hausdorff Shoots Pentatonix and Kirstin Maldonado Music Videos with Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced director and videographer Ben Hausdorff used the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to shoot music videos for Pentatonix’s new Ariana Grande medley. Hausdorff also used the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to shoot Kirstin Maldonado’s upcoming music video for her cover of Selena’s ‘I Could Fall in Love.’
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Hyper RPG Powers Its YouTube and Twitch Live Streaming Workflows with Blackmagic Design Posted: 18/07/2019
Hyper RPG Powers Its YouTube and Twitch Live Streaming Workflows with Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design today announced that Hyper Rabbit Power Go (Hyper RPG), an online gathering place centered around video and tabletop gaming, comic books, movies and more, has incorporated a Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K and ATEM Television Studio HD live production switchers and more to shoot and live stream around thirty hours of programming per week on its YouTube and Twitch channels.
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Western Fire Chief Association Uses Blackmagic Cameras Posted: 07/05/2019
Western Fire Chief Association Uses Blackmagic Cameras
Blackmagic Design announced today that the Western Fire Chiefs Association used the Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K to document the experiences of 35 fire chiefs on a recent research trip to the city of Paradise, California.
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Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Grip Posted: 09/04/2019
Blackmagic Design Announces New Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Grip
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Pocket Battery Grip, a new battery adapter that features a slide out tray designed to hold two L-series batteries. This allows customers to power external flash disks or run the camera for over 2 hours of record time before charging. Blackmagic Pocket Camera Battery Grip will be available in August from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$245.
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Blackmagic Design Wins and nbsp;Three iF Design Awards 2019 Posted: 18/03/2019
Blackmagic Design Wins and nbsp;Three iF Design Awards and nbsp;2019
Blackmagic Design today announced that it has won three gold award wins at this year’s prestigious iF Design Awards from the International Forum Design GmbH in Hannover.
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YouTube Channel Hashtag United Captures Non League Journey with Blackmagic Design Posted: 07/03/2019
YouTube Channel Hashtag United Captures Non League Journey with Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design today announced that YouTube channel Hashtag United is using the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K and Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K as part of a production package to document the club’s journey into the English national league system.
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Blackmagic Design Adds Blackmagic RAW to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Posted: 05/03/2019
Blackmagic Design Adds Blackmagic RAW to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Camera 6.2 update which adds support for Blackmagic RAW to the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K.
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