Blackmagic Design’s Latest Release: Resolve 18.5, Vertical Filming, and More

Posted on April 18, 2023

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Blackmagic Design recently released updates to their video editing software, Resolve 18.5, and their Pocket cameras. In this video, Bob from Blackmagic discusses the new tools and features that content creators and marketers need to know about.

Split audio editing has been added to the cut page of Resolve, and icons have been rearranged for better ergonomics. The edit page now allows the user to highlight audio and transcribe it, generating audio-to-text and subtitles. The Blackmagic neural engine powers this feature, and it also includes a relight feature that allows users to add light to a scene while 3D mapping it to ensure natural positioning.

Other updates include new node nesting and universal scene descriptor support in Fairlight and Fusion, respectively. The Blackmagic Pocket cameras now allow shooting vertically, with files automatically flagged as vertical when brought into Resolve.

The company also released a new optical low-pass filter (OLPF) model for its 12K camera. High-resolution footage captured with this camera has been used by content creators for virtual production, VFX plates, and documentary-style footage stabilization.

Blackmagic has added a new product to its cloud storage line, CloudDock2 and CloudDock4, with two or four 10 gigabit ethernet ports for high bandwidth transfers. Additionally, a new ENG kit has been added to the URSA Broadcast model, providing a cover for shooting in the rain, wireless transmitter, and SSD drive mounts.

Finally, the video discusses how Blackmagic has added direct live streaming to its switchers using ATEM streaming bridges. This feature allows users to stream directly from a camera to an ATEM switcher over the internet with full camera control.

Overall, Blackmagic Design‘s latest updates and tools offer content creators and marketers an opportunity to streamline their workflows, improve the quality of their videos, and take advantage of new technologies.

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