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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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Chimney Uses DaVinci Resolve Studio for Real-Time Collaboration on The Dead Dont Die Posted: 07/11/2019
Chimney Uses DaVinci Resolve Studio for Real-Time Collaboration on The Dead Dont Die

Blackmagic Design today announced that Chimney relied on DaVinci Resolve Studio to collaborate in real time across its New York, NY, and Gothenburg, Sweden, locations while delivering visual effects (VFX) for the hit zombie movie “The Dead Don’t Die.” The international post production company also used Fusion Studio for select VFX work on the film.

“The Dead Don’t Die” follows the peaceful town of Centerville as it finds itself in a battle against the undead as zombies begin to rise from their graves. Directed by Jim Jarmusch, the zombie comedy stars Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloë Sevigny, Tilda Swinton and more.

The Chimney team produced more than 300 VFX shots for the film, with work happening simultaneously at its New York and Gothenburg locations. With Jarmusch and the film’s DP, Frederick Elmes, located in New York, Chimney needed to be able to collaborate in real time across locations so both teams could work closely with the filmmakers to discuss and implement changes during the VFX process.

“Since this film was Jim’s first VFX heavy project, we wanted to ensure that he felt comfortable and connected to the team throughout the entire process,” explained Chimney’s VFX Supervisor Sam O’Hare.

Chimney turned to DaVinci Resolve Studio’s collaboration capabilities for its ability to review EXR sequences in real time.

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Atomos Acquisition of Timecode Systems Makes Effortless Collaborative Filmmaking an On-Set Reality Posted: 29/10/2019
Atomos Acquisition of Timecode Systems Makes Effortless Collaborative Filmmaking an On-Set Reality

Timecode Systems today announces an exciting new chapter for the company as part of Atomos. Together, the companies are building tightly integrated multicamera workflow solutions that unify all recording devices on set, allowing these devices to work together more cohesively. This allows production teams to experience, for the first time, the full impact of truly collaborative video and audio content creation across all types of program making.

With demand for video bigger than ever, content creators are using more separate devices to add angles and be creative. But they are limited by the time it takes to edit, align, and finish videos that combine multiple sources of video and audio, especially when using prosumer and consumer devices to film alongside professional cameras.

Jeromy Young, CEO and founder of Atomos said:
"Right now, this disconnect between recording devices is holding back multicamera content creation. To truly shoot collaboratively, everything needs to work in perfect, frame-accurate sync — there has to be a robust wireless connection. The Timecode Systems RF protocol is this bulletproof link. Working together, we now have the glue to create a truly connected multicamera solution."

Timecode Systems, a world leader in developing wireless sync technology, burst onto the market in 2012, receiving a prestigious IABM award for innovation before even shipping its first product. The company launched the first-ever Wi-Fi-enabled digislate, created the only timecode sync solution for GoPro® cameras, and pioneered and patented a timecode-over-Bluetooth® timing protocol. The acquisition positions Timecode Systems and Atomos to accelerate this appetite for innovation further and transform content-creation workflows.

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Sneaky Pete Color Corrected in DaVinci Resolve Studio Posted: 30/09/2019
Sneaky Pete Color Corrected in DaVinci Resolve Studio
Blackmagic Design announced today that season 3 of Amazon Prime Videos’ critically acclaimed series “Sneaky Pete” was colored in DaVinci Resolve Studio by senior colorist Scott Ostrowsky of Deluxe’s Level 3.
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Rob Legato Uses Blackmagic Design To Create Virtual Production For The Lion King Posted: 25/09/2019
Rob Legato Uses Blackmagic Design To Create Virtual Production For The Lion King
Blackmagic Design announced today that visual effects supervisor Rob Legato used a wide variety of Blackmagic Design products to create the virtual production environment for Disney’s “The Lion King.” The film, which was directed by Jon Favreau and features the voices of Donald Glover and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, has earned nearly $1.5 billion worldwide since its July 19, 2019 opening.
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Summer 2019s Biggest Film Releases Used Blackmagic Design Posted: 20/08/2019
Summer 2019s Biggest Film Releases Used Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design announced today that a number of the 2019 summer season’s worldwide film releases used numerous Blackmagic Design products during production and post, including its digital film cameras, DaVinci Resolve Studio editing, color correction, visual effects (VFX) and audio post production application, and more. This included some of the biggest blockbusters and expected blockbusters of the summer, such as “John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum,” “Men In Black: International” and “Rocketman.”
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New Australian Sci Fi Film Quanta Shot on URSA Mini Pro and Graded with DaVinci Resolve Posted: 20/08/2019
New Australian Sci Fi Film Quanta Shot on URSA Mini Pro and Graded with DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Design today announced the new sci fi film “Quanta” was shot entirely on an URSA Mini Pro, while grading was done using DaVinci Resolve Studio. The film is one of the first globally distributed films by the new Melbourne based film production company and film collective Raygun, and will begin distribution in the United States and other countries in August.
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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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Diplos So Long Music Video Uses Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic RAW Posted: 17/07/2019
Diplos So Long Music Video Uses Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Pro and Blackmagic RAW
Blackmagic Design announced today that “So Long,” Diplo’s latest music video featuring country artist Cam, was shot using the URSA Mini Pro 4.6K and utilized the Blackmagic RAW format.
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Elton Johns Rocketman Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio Posted: 20/06/2019
Elton Johns Rocketman Graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio
Blackmagic Design has today announced that its DaVinci Resolve Studio was used throughout the color pipeline on Paramount’s new musical biopic about Elton John’s breakthrough years produced by Marv Films & Rocket Pictures and directed by Dexter Fletcher.
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Showtimes The Chi Uses Blackmagic Design Cameras to Bring Chicago South Side to Life Posted: 12/06/2019
Showtimes The Chi Uses Blackmagic Design Cameras to Bring Chicago South Side to Life
Blackmagic Design announced today that Showtime Networks’ “The Chi” incorporated a wide array of Blackmagic Design cameras, including URSA Mini Pros and Micro Studio Camera 4K, for Director of Photography Abraham Martinez’ naturalistic portrayal of Chicago’s south side.
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Sci Fi Short Zero Shot on URSA Mini Pro Gets Tribeca Film Festival Premiere Posted: 20/05/2019
Sci Fi Short Zero Shot on URSA Mini Pro Gets Tribeca Film Festival Premiere
Blackmagic Design has today announced that “Zero,” a new science fiction short from acclaimed British writer director duo The Brothers Lynch, was shot on the URSA Mini Pro. Starring Game of Throne’s Bella Ramsey, “Zero” has premiered in New York as part of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival lineup and will have a European release at SciFi London.
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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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