[InterBEE 2014] Blackmagic Design: first Japanese showing of items like 4K cameras with PL lens mount support, Cintel scanner with Thunderbolt 2 support, and Fusion 7
Blackmagic Design (headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) exhibited from November 19 through November 21 at Inter BEE 2014 at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba. At its booth (#6505), the company showed 4K cameras like the Blackmagic Studio Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera, the first exhibit of the Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner shown at NAB, and of the SmartVideohub 40 x 40 Router, SmartView 4K Monitor, MultiView16, and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G Capture Card, announced at IBC. It also showed a working demo of Resolve 11, as well as Fusion 7 from eyeon Software, which the company acquired in September.
■PL lens mount versions of the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K and Blackmagic Cinema Camera, two cameras announced at IBC
The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K PL features a super 35mm sensor, global shutter, and supports the depth of field range needed for creative visuals. It offers a 12-stop dynamic range and a large-format sensor that can restrain the crop factor to the smallest ratio. This allows it to capture wide angle, feature length film quality shots. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera PL features a 2.5K sensor with a dynamic range that supports a super wide range up to 13 stops. Both cameras feature a much wider dynamic range than those of the past. The production camera comes equipped with super 35mm equivalent sensors and global shutters. The cinema camera has a 2.5K sized sensor with a dynamic range of 13 stops. The onboard high speed SSD recorders write files in either CinemaDNG RAW or ProRes format. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera also supports DNxHD.
■Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner, a Thunderbolt 2 compatible film scanner, unveiled for the first time in Japan
The Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner, announced at NAB, supports Thunderbolt 2 and allows for real-time scanning of 35mm and 16mm film at a maximum of 30fps and Ultra HD resolution. Featuring HDMI out and compatibility with Ultra HD televisions, it allows for accurate focus and film alignment with the use of a monitor. By using it in conjunction with the Blackmagic Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 4K, the HDMI output can be converted to SDI and sent to an SDI monitor. DaVinci Resolve is also included, allowing full color correction of the scanned footage. This debut at Inter BEE was also the first domestic showing of the Blackmagic Cintel Film Scanner.
■Routers and 4K monitors announced at IBC also on display
The SmartVideohub 40 x 40 Router is the latest model in the company's mixed-format compatible router lineup. It comes equipped with a unique user interface and 6G-SDI, allowing a single router to perform routing for everything from SD to Ultra HD formats.
The SmartView 4K Monitor is a 15.6'' LCD rack-mount monitor with a resolution of 3840x2160 pixels. It includes 12G-SDI in and can automatically switch from SD to Ultra HD at a maximum of 2160/60P and begin playback. A Teranex Processor achieves SD/HD deinterlacing and Ultra HD scaling, improving the quality of video fed in.
The MultiView16 is an SDI/HDMI monitor that supports up to sixteen simultaneous video feeds at different resolutions up to 4K. It is offered in screen layouts of 2x2, 3x3, and 4x4. 2x2 allows for output of four full HD streams, while 4x4 allows for output of 16 streams at 1/2 HD (960x540). Used in conjunction with Blackmagic's Videohub control panel, users can remotely control the units over the Internet.
The DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G Capture Card is a capture and playback card that features PCI Express 2 connection and Dual Link 12G-SDI support. Two simultaneous streams can be used at 10-bit YUV, 12-bit RGB, and all the way up to 4096x2160/60p. Simultaneous fill and key capture and playback is also possible. It also includes reference input and RS422 deck control ports. In addition to HDMI in/out and AES/EBU balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA in/out, it also supports analog video I/O via the included breakout cable.
■Latest versions of DaVinci Resolve and eyeon Software's Fusion 7
Blackmagic Design exhibited Fusion 7 from eyeon Software, which the company acquired in September. Fusion 7 is a visual effect compositing and motion graphics tool. Blackmagic also showed the latest version of DaVinci Resolve, which is now at version 11. A professional colorist gave a live demo of the tool in action.
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Video & broadcast equipment section/Hall 6/Booth 6505