Simon Westland, Director of Sales EMEA at Blackmagic Design, runs through 4 killer announcements from Blackmagic Design at NAB 2014:
(i) Ursa: Introducing the worlds first digital film camera designed to revolutionize on set workflow while featuring a user upgradable sensor and lens mount, large 10 inch fold out monitor and more! Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has multiple accessories built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradable Super 35 global shutter 4K image sensor and internal dual RAW and Apple ProRes recorders.
(ii) Studio Camera: inside the incredibly tough and lightweight magnesium alloy body, the Blackmagic Studio Camera features a very large 10 viewfinder, long duration 4 hour battery, talkback, tally indicators, phantom powered microphone connections and built in optical fiber and SDI connections that let you connect to a live production switcher with a single cable! The Blackmagic Studio Camera, a new camera specifically designed for live production and available in 1080 HD and Ultra HD models.
(iii) Cintel Film Scanner: New Cintel film scanner features an innovative new wall mount and desktop design with Thunderbolt 2 for real-time scanning of 35mm and 16mm film up to 30fps in Ultra HD resolution! The new Cintel scanner will scan negative and positive 35mm film into amazing quality Ultra HD so customers can unlock the extra resolution from 35mm film.. 35mm film is natively 4K so the extra quality is already in the film.
(iv) DaVinci Resolve 11: a major upgrade with over 100 new editing and color grading features. This new update includes major improvements in online editing plus context sensitive trimming, onset file cloning, photographer style color grading tools and an amazing new collaborative workflow that allows multiple users to work simultaneously on the same timeline. With DaVinci Resolve 11, editors now have dual monitor support and familiar professional tools like dynamic JKL trimming, audio crossfades and fully customizable keyboard shortcuts for faster editing. Trimming tools are context sensitive, which means DaVinci Resolve automatically knows whether editors want to ripple, roll, slip, slide, extend or shorten edits, based on the position of the mouse. This makes editing super fast because time is not wasted switching tools and clips can be trimmed on multiple tracks simultaneously in the same direction, or asymmetrically.