Blackmagic Design Accelerates Editing With DaVinci Resolve 16

Grant Petty with the DaVinci Resolve Editor KeyboardGrant Petty with the DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard

Blackmagic Design CEO Grant Petty is on a mission to eliminate wasteful steps that make the modern editing workflow too slow. With the debut of Resolve 16, the company has made great strides in achieving that goal, he said. The software redesign process gave Blackmagic a chance to re-evaluate how editing has evolved since nonlinear editing tools launched several decades ago.

Petty wants to take the best of linear editing and combine it with nonlinear. The result is a new DaVinci Resolve Editor Keyboard that empowers users to edit much faster than with a mouse because they can use both hands simultaneously.

“It’s all about speed,” Petty said.

Another theme for Blackmagic this year is 8K. Product introductions on that theme include the ATEM Constellation 8K switcher featuring 24 independently routable, customizable 12G-SDI outputs, as well as HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR, a broadcast deck with H.265 8K recording combined with a touchscreen user interface and traditional broadcast deck controls.

Also new is the Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 8K HDR, an 8K HDMI monitoring solution with dual on-screen scope overlays, HDR, 33-point 3D LUTs and monitor calibration for color-accurate SDI monitoring on HDMI 8K screens.

A new Pocket Battery Grip for Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera 4K features a battery adapter with a slide-out tray that holds two L-series batteries.