Blackmagic launches DaVinci Resolve 18 with real-time cloud collaboration

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Blackmagic Design has unveiled a raft of recent merchandise together with the DaVinci Resolve 18 video enhancing/coloration correction app and Blackmagic Cloud, a cloud collaboration system designed for editors, VFX artists and others. It additionally launched the “Cloud Store” networked storage field that makes use of a familiar-looking enclosure. 

The key product is DaVinci Resolve 18 which now features a characteristic known as Blackmagic Cloud designed to assist content material creators work collectively. Multiple customers around the globe can immediately share initiatives, permitting editors, colorists, VFX artists and audio engineers to collaborate in actual time on the identical timeline. 

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A giant a part of that’s the Blackmagic Proxy Generator App, which mechanically generates smallish proxy video recordsdata (H.264, H.265 and Apple ProRes) that may be transferred rapidly by web. The thought is that distant editors can full their work on proxies, then the colorist or VFX editor may mechanically relink to the a lot bigger unique digicam recordsdata. It additionally has new clever media location administration, eliminating the necessity to manually relink or seek for video, music and different belongings.

Resolve 18 additionally introduces new inventive options, with the largest being a brand new object masks that may acknowledge and monitor hundreds of varieties of objects. “The DaVinci Neural Engine intuitively isolates animals, vehicles, people and food, plus countless other elements for advanced secondary grading and effects application,” Blackmagic wrote in a press launch. 

It additionally helps you to create a 3D depth matte of a scene to rapidly coloration grade the foreground individually from the background. Another cool characteristic it demonstrated was a warp tracker that allows you to create a mesh over advanced objects like the brand on somebody’s T-shirt, then erase it or substitute it with one thing else in a means that appears pure and sensible.

There are a number of different new options like “ultra beauty” for corrective magnificence work, new transitions, improved subtitle help and extra — verify Blackmagic’s press release for an in depth listing. DaVinci Resolve 18 beta is now accessible to obtain without cost, or you may pay $295 for the Studio model. 

Blackmagic additionally introduced Cloud Store, a networked storage field that makes use of the identical enclosure as its eGPU for Intel Macs. The thought is that you may load it up with 20TB, 80TB or 320TB of storage constructed from excessive pace M.2 SSDs. It makes use of a RAID 5 configuration for fault tolerance and has sufficient pace to fully saturate the 4 10G Ethernet connections. “It’s so fast, multicam editing is incredibly smooth, even if it’s used with massive digital film camera files,” the company mentioned.

Blackmagic used the eGPU field because it has a fairly skilled look, and it is also almost silent so it may be positioned proper on a desktop. Each port will be plugged right into a separate computer or used collectively for 40G Ethernet. It has a USB-C to Ethernet adapter in-built so it may be plugged instantly into the USB-C port on a laptop computer for location work, for instance. It can sync footage with a number of editors utilizing Dropbox recordsdata, which might mechanically be moved to the Blackmagic Cloud for collaboration.

The Cloud Store is designed for skilled installations, so it is priced at $10,000 for the 20TB mannequin and $30,000 for the 80TB mannequin (that storage contains the additional RAID 5 parity drives required). There’s no pricing for the 320GB field, nevertheless it is likely to be over $100K. If all that is an excessive amount of, Blackmagic Design additionally unveiled the Cloud Store Mini priced at $3,000 for 10TB with fewer ports and RAID 0 (no redundancy), alongside with the $395 Cloud Pod, a “bring your own disk” setup with 10G connectivity. 

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Finally, Blackmagic launched the HyperDeck Shuttle HD, a recorder/participant designed for use on the desktop with merchandise just like the Atem Mini switcher. You can playback media from USB-C disks or SD playing cards, or report an HDMI sign from a digicam or different supply. From there, you may scroll by way of footage utilizing the jog dial and even use it as a teleprompter. The HyperDeck Shuttle HD is now accessible for $495.

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