Blackmagic Design Evolves With Resolve 15, Intros Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

DaVinci Resolve 15

Before introducing a range of production, broadcast and post-production tools at the Blackmagic Design press conference, CEO Grant Petty promised some “killer products,” before clarifying with a laugh, “It’s not that they’re not great — they are — but they almost killed the development teams.”

These killer products include DaVinci Resolve 15, the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K, Cintel Film Scanner 2, an HD multiview, video converters and HyperDeck software updates.

Integrating visual effects and motion graphics, DaVinci Resolve 15 offers a new Fusion page with more than 250 tools for compositing, paint, particles, animated titles and more. DaVinci Resolve 15 also includes an update to Fairlight audio and new features developed for editors and colorists. With these additions, Petty explained, “We’re trying to create as much possibility for freedom as we can.”

The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K — which Petty admitted he “couldn’t come to the show without” — is a handheld digital film camera with full 4/3 HDR sensor, dual native ISO with a maximum ISO of up to 25,600 and 13 stops of dynamic range. The ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K is an HD live-production switcher with integrated hardware control that offers eight independent 12G-SDI inputs, built-in Fairlight audio mixer, ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyer, multiview, auxiliary and program outputs and analog audio inputs.