Blackmagic NAB 2017 Roundup: URSA Mini Pro Bluetooth Features, DaVinci Resolve 14 & More

DaVinci Resolve, ATEM Television Studio, Bluetooth Camera Control, UltraStudio HD Mini with Thunderbolt and so much more.

URSA Mini Pro Bluetooth Features
All URSA Mini Pro cameras feature built in bluetooth, but it hasn’t been enabled until now. The built in Bluetooth will allow customers to send and receive commands from up to 30 feet away. A demonstration iPad app and sample code will be provided to customers that want to use this feature. The iPad app allows customers to create digital slate applications that feed metadata, such as scene, shot, take information and even full script lines to multiple cameras on set while shooting.

DaVinci Resolve 14

Blackmagic Design today announced DaVinci Resolve 14, the biggest release in the history of the product, and an update that has been designed to be more than an incremental software update, but a complete revolution in post production.New features include up to 10 times performance improvement, a whole new audio post production suite with Fairlight audio built into DaVinci Resolve, and multi user collaboration tools that let multiple people edit, color and mix audio from multiple systems, all in the same project at the same time.

New ATEM Television Studio

The ATEM Television Studio Pro HD, is a broadcast quality all in one live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel designed for both broadcast and professional AV users. ATEM Television Studio Pro HD features 8 inputs, multiview, auxiliary and program outputs, analog audio inputs, built in talkback, two flash based media players, professional creative transitions, a DVE for effects and more.

Professional Scopes and Multi Lingual Support for Video Assist:
The Blackmagic Video Assist 2.4 update now adds support for multi-lingual support for 10 separate languages. This means customers can now use Video Assist in their native language. This update is available now as a free update for all Blackmagic Video Assist and Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers.

UltraStudio HD Mini with Thunderbolt 3

UltraStudio HD Mini is the world’s first portable Thunderbolt 3 capture and playback solution. With 3G-SDI, HDMI and analog connections for broadcast quality 10-bit recording up to 1080p60 and 2K DCI. UltraStudio HD Mini has been specifically designed to enable customers to perform archiving, edit monitoring and live broadcast graphics tasks, while using the latest Thunderbolt 3 based computers for maximum performance.

Blackmagic Duplicator 4K Now with H.264

Today announced the addition of realtime H.264 encoding to the Blackmagic Duplicator 4K. Now customers can choose to record H.264 for maximum compatibility with existing HD televisions and computers, or they can choose H.265 for delivering Ultra HD to the latest devices. Blackmagic Duplicator 1.1 update is now available as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website.

Reduces Price of Ultimatte 11

In perhaps the best news for Blackmagic Design, today they announced an immediate 60% price reduction for Ultimatte 11 from $24,995 to only $9,995. Acquired by Blackmagic Design in October, 2016, Ultimatte is the worldwide leader in blue and green screen removal technology for the broadcast television, commercial and feature film industries.


Written by Mark Mapes

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