DaVinci Resolve 10 Used for Advanced Color on Hollywood Blockbuster Need for Speed

Date: 28/03/2014
DaVinci Resolve 10 Used for Advanced Color on Hollywood Blockbuster Need for Speed
Blackmagic Design today announced that DaVinci Resolve 10 was used by freelance colorist Mark Todd Osborne for advanced color on the Hollywood film Need for Speed. Osborne worked at LA based production and post company Bandito Brothers state of the art facility on the 2K DI color for various screenings and previews. 
 
There was a team aspect that went into the post process for this film that enabled us to start work on color much earlier than the norm, which also allowed the color to evolve with the cut over time, said Mark Graziano, Executive Vice President of Post Production at DreamWorks Studios. In addition, this collaborative workflow afforded us the luxury of having screenings at a higher resolution with a more refined picture.
 
Mark put us in a really fantastic place early on in the post process as far as 2K DI color, he continued. The workflow at Bandito Brothers coupled with Mark's color helped us put our best foot forward for important screenings very early on, five to six months in advance of delivery. It also enabled us to take our time through the process of refining the picture, as opposed to the frantic pace at the end of the film that is typical.
 
In addition, Bandito Brothers were able to provide 2K color corrected footage for 3D conversions. According to Graziano, very rarely does a stereo conversion provider receive color corrected files to use for its conversion process, and Osborne's advanced color work made it much easier to address creative notes and made the overall 3D process smoother.
Based on the popular series of video games, Need for Speed is a high octane, action packed thrill ride that follows a street racer on a cross country race of revenge. Osborne was tasked with enhancing the films authentic look, while also creating a rich setting with high saturation and strong contrasts to help convey mood, tone and intensity. With numerous high energy race scenes and real life stunts, Osborne used DaVinci Resolve 10 to subtly heighten emotion and excitement, helping to draw the audience in through color.
 
DP Shane Hurlbut introduced me to photographer Todd Hido, and we used his work as inspiration to achieve a natural look that still had an edge, said Osborne. We often had three or four different sources of greens, yellows and blues, so a mixture of warms and cools with different gradients across the frame, but still maintained a source of light. DaVinci Resolves Power Windows, custom curves, chroma keys and luminance keys helped me finesse these looks and enhance the qualities in Shanes footage.
 
Osborne noted that there were several major race scenes where color not only enhanced the intensity, but was also necessary for consistency. The lighting alternated between sun and heavy clouds in one scene, and that change can distract the audience and take them out of the experience. I used Power Windows, keys and curves to maintain a consistent overcast look with cooler colors and a saturation pop for effect, which also helped convey a darker, more turbulent mood, he explained.
 
Osborne added: On the flip side, there was a big race sequence in the Red Rock Canyon desert, and the red rocks weren't filming consistently. We wanted them warm and yellow to play up the heat and tension, but sometimes they looked cool and blue. On top of that, the scene is shot in and out of cars, between the rocks and then back in the cars. DaVinci Resolves tracker was a big help in delivering precise color in a snap.
 
Osborne was also able to rely on DaVinci Resolves auto key frame tracker without having to extensively track and key frames manually. Tracking made so much difference for me, said Osborne. DaVinci Resolves auto tracking got it right the first time. Some shots can move too fast for a system to handle, and you have to go in manually and fix them, but that rarely happened with DaVinci Resolve. Its these things that add up and save on time.
 
Its also so user friendly that I dont have to think about the technology and tools when I work. Instead, I can focus on crafting the image and stay in the creative process. There was a lot of meticulous color that went into this film, and it draws the audience in and helps tell the story, he concluded.
 
We don't just have a dedicated DaVinci Resolve suite at our facility. Blackmagic Design makes up the backbone of our operations with a Videohub router, numerous DeckLink cards and HyperDeck Studio Pro SSD recorders. We were thrilled to have an artist like Mark showcase his creativity and sophistication in our color suite, said Jacob Rosenberg, CTO and Director at Bandito Brothers. Scott Waugh is not only the films director, but hes also a co founder of Bandito and an editor on the film. So Need for Speed was a really personal project, and we were all deeply invested. Mark came in and immediately invested himself 100 percent.


Tags: Colour Grading | DaVinci Resolve | Film | 2014
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Timeline Television, a major provider of outside broadcasts, post-production and studio-based services for major UK networks, continues to invest in TSL Products to supply its RF truck fleet with Precision Audio Monitoring (PAM2-MK2) units. Timeline’s RF1 truck has been used for major sporting and live events, including the IAAF Athletics, BBC’s Live Lesson series and the ITV’s Love Island reality television series, which recently contracted RF1 again for the current season. Timeline’s new RF truck, RF2, was deployed at the UEFA Champions League Final for BT Sport followed by the Royal Wedding in May for BBC, whilst the recently commissioned RF3 was used for BBC’s coverage of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on its first outing.

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Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens Wins Prestigious 2018-19 EISA Award Posted: 15/08/2018
Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 Art Lens Wins Prestigious 2018-19 EISA Award
Sigma Corporation of America, a leading still photo and cinema lens, camera, flash and accessories manufacturer, announced today that it has been honored with the esteemed 2018-19 EISA DSLR Zoom Lens Award for its large-aperture, ultra-wide-angle, full-frame 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art lens. It is the fourth award this year for the lens that boasts imperceptible distortion, great sharpness and virtually no chromatic aberration, making it the ideal solution for landscape and architecture photography. With robust build quality and protective sealing against dust and splashes, this lens can be used with confidence in most weather conditions. Available in Canon, Nikon and Sigma mounts for just $1299 USD, the Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 Art radically outperforms its competitors and furthers Sigma’s mission to facilitate artistic expression with the best quality optics available on the market.
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Cogeco Connexion selects MediaKind end-to-end IPTV solution to drive next generation media experiences to viewers in Canada Posted: 15/08/2018
Cogeco Connexion selects MediaKind end-to-end IPTV solution to drive next generation media experiences to viewers in Canada

MediaKind, a global media technology leader, today announces it has been selected by Cogeco Connexion, the second largest cable operator in Ontario and Quebec, to deliver immersive consumer experiences through the deployment of its next generation end-to-end IPTV solution. The new rollout of the end-to-end MediaKind solution will include MediaFirst TV Platform with Android Google Mobile Services, Encoding On-Demand, Video Storage and Processing Platform (VSPP), Content Management System (CMS) and Professional Services.

Tags: IPTV | Cogeco | MediaKind | broadcast | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Post House DigitalFilm Tree Moves Facility to DaVinci Resolve 15 Studio Posted: 15/08/2018
Post House DigitalFilm Tree Moves Facility to and nbsp;DaVinci Resolve 15 and nbsp;Studio
Blackmagic Design announced today that post production facility DigitalFilm Tree (DFT) has moved its full pipeline, including editorial, color, visual effects (VFX) and delivery, into the newest release of DaVinci Resolve Studio, version 15, which was released this month.
Tags: Blackmagic Design | DaVinci Resolve | Resolve 15 | DigitalFilm Tree | Post Production | VFX | Editing | Color | Fusion | Fairlight
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ChyronHego at IBC2018 Posted: 14/08/2018
ChyronHego at IBC2018
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At IBC2018, ChyronHego will preview CAMIO 4.5, the next release of the company’s industry-leading graphic asset management solution, with key features designed to make producer-driven news workflows even more versatile, flexible, and cost-effective. CAMIO 4.5 enhancements include a powerful new render engine; the ability to publish content straight from the newsroom to social media; and the latest version of LUCI5, the HTML5 plugin for fulfillment interface.
Tags: ChyronHego | graphic servers | graphic asset management | weather graphics | news production | news workflows | IBC2018 | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Combination of Dejero GateWay and FileCatalyst gives broadcast field crews even faster on the go file transfer abilities Posted: 14/08/2018
Combination of Dejero GateWay and FileCatalyst gives broadcast field crews even faster on the go file transfer abilities
Dejero, an innovator in cloud-managed solutions that provide video transport and Internet connectivity while mobile or in remote locations, has partnered with FileCatalyst, a pioneer in managed file transfers with a world-leading accelerated file transfer solution, to enable broadcasters to move large data quickly, securely, and reliably back to base while in the field.
Tags: Dejero | GateWay | FileCatalyst | cloud-managed solutions | accelerated file transfer solution | fast transfers | video content | blending cellular connections | Kevin Fernandes | IBC2018 | MKM Marcomms | MKM Marketing Communications | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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MBO gives Argosy renewed focus Posted: 14/08/2018
MBO gives Argosy renewed focus
Argosy, a leading international supplier of broadcast and AV cables and infrastructure products, has completed a management buyout from its previous parent company. It is now under the direct control of the existing directors, Chris Smeeton and Josh Simons.
Tags: Argosy | service technology distribution | infrastructure products | Chris Smeeton | Josh Simons | management buyout | AV industry | cutting edge technologies | life-style management | termination services | bespoke solutions | IBC2018 | MBO | MKM Marketing Communications | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Apantac Showcases New Modular Multiviewer with Router Outputs at IBC 2018 Posted: 14/08/2018
Apantac Showcases New Modular Multiviewer with Router Outputs at IBC 2018
Apantac, internationally recognized manufacturer and pioneer of cost-effective yet feature-rich multiviewers, video walls, extension and signal processing solutions will be demonstrating its new TX # (pronounced TX Sharp) Multiviewer with Router Outputs at IBC 2018, stand 8.E37.
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Apantac Showcases HDMI 2.0 Multiviewer for 4K UHD at IBC 2018 Posted: 14/08/2018
Apantac Showcases HDMI 2.0 Multiviewer for 4K UHD at IBC 2018
Apantac, internationally recognized manufacturer and pioneer of cost-effective and feature-rich multiviewers, video walls, extension and signal processing solutions is growing its already expansive range of Multiviewers with HDMI 2.0 supported products.
Tags: HDMI 2.0 Multiviewer | 4K Multiviewer | UHD Multiviewer | Apantac | UE Series | IBC 2018 | IBC 2018
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Apantac Launches KVM over IP Extenders Matrices at IBC 2018 Posted: 14/08/2018
Apantac Launches KVM over IP Extenders and amp; Matrices at IBC 2018
Apantac, an internationally recognized manufacturer and pioneer of cost-effective and feature-rich multiviewers, video walls, extension and signal processing solutions expands its line of KVM over IP extenders and matrices, which it will showcase at IBC 2018, stand 8.E37. These new solutions offer pristine picture quality and very low latency.
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IBC 2018: Broadcast Pix Introduces BPswitch RX Mobile Integrated Production Switcher Posted: 14/08/2018
IBC 2018: Broadcast Pix Introduces BPswitch RX Mobile Integrated Production Switcher

Broadcast Pix will introduce BPswitch™ RX, a portable model in its popular line of integrated production switchers, at IBC2018 (Hall 7, Stand C06), which runs Sept. 14-18 at RAI Amsterdam. A self-contained unit complete with touchscreen display and integrated streaming to Facebook Live and other CDNs, BPswitch RX provides multi-camera production and high-end motion graphics for live production on location.

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Euronews and Dalet Nominated for the IBC2018 Innovation Award Posted: 14/08/2018
Euronews and Dalet Nominated for the IBC2018 Innovation Award

Dalet, a leading provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, announced today that they have been shortlisted alongside Euronews for the IBC2018 Innovation Awards content creation category. Lauded as one of the most coveted awards in the media industry, the competitive competition celebrates technical and creative excellence, acknowledging collaboration between organizations like Euronews and Dalet to achieve clever and innovative solutions for real business challenges.

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Qligent Amplifies QoE Monitoring with Vision-VOD at IBC2018 Posted: 14/08/2018
Qligent Amplifies QoE Monitoring with Vision-VOD at IBC2018

Qligent, a specialist in cloud-based, enterprise-level content monitoring and analysis, will introduce Vision-VOD, a new automated, file-based solution for front-end QC and back-end quality of experience (QoE) verification ofvideo-on-demand (VOD) content. The fully virtualized application stands apart from competitive systems by taking the responsibility for last-mile content verification out of the broadcaster’s hands, and without limitation as to where and how widely it can be deployed.

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