Blackmagic have announced they have created the Blackmagic Forum and have posted some shots from the Blackmagic Cinema Camera for download. The DaVinci Resolve 9 Beta 3 is also now available for download.
A new Blackmagic Forum has been created on the web site which allow people to help each other and share knowledge. If you would like to check it out then please go to forum.blackmagicdesign.com.
Blackmagic Cinema Camera Files
Blackmagic have posted some RAW CinemaDNG shots from the Blackmagic Cinema Camera for download. They are RAW so they have the entire image of the camera available for color grading. Because RAW images are a little different to grade than video files, there is a post by John Brawley on the forum with more info on the shots and how to grade them.
To get more info and the downloads links please to go http://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15
DaVinci Resolve 9 Beta 3
DaVinci Resolve 9 is a dramatic update to the previous version and apart from powerful audio and onset tools, it has a completely redesigned user interface that’s much more friendly. That means it’s much faster to use, and also easier to learn if you’re new to color grading and DaVinci Resolve.
Blackmagic has also updated the free DaVinci Resolve 9 Lite, which you can simply download at no charge.
DaVinci Resolve 9 Lite is quite powerful even when compared to the full version. It has no restrictions in quality, no limitations in types of files it can open, no limitations in number of nodes you can use and no limitations of the number of layers when compared to the full version of DaVinci Resolve. You can even grade high resolution RAW 2K, 4K and even 6K camera files, when outputting to HD.
If you need to do higher resolution projects with more complicated grades, you can purchase the full version for $995.
There have been some fantastic videos made by people explaining some of the new features in DaVinci Resolve 9 which, a few of which are listed below…
- Color Grading Central have a really nice tutorial on how to grade using DaVinci Resolve 9. Just scroll down to the video. http://www.colorgradingcentral.com/davinci-resolve-tutorials
- For a great overview of the new DaVinci Resolve user interface, check: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8zrzThKHV8&list=UUnqmgMi2D6KQdFKGq0kKkdQ&index=4&feature=plcp
- Patrick Inhofer has posted an extremely detailed training video on how to set up and get started with DaVinci Resolve 9. http://www.taoofcolor.com/blog/davinci-resolve-9-upgrade-the-pain-free-way/
- There is a fantastic audio pod cast discussing the new features. http://coloristos.podomatic.com/entry/2012-07-29T16_49_50-07_00
- Alexis Van Hurkman has some info on his blog about the new features in DaVinci Resolve 9. http://vanhurkman.com/wordpress/?p=2028
The version of DaVinci Resolve 9 on our web site is a public beta, but its looking quite stable now. Blackmagic expects the final release by the end of the month.
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Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company’s DaVinci Emmy™ award winning color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check http://www.blackmagicdesign.com.