Blackmagic's New 7" Video Assist 4K, 4.0 Firmware for URSA Mini and Davinci Resolve 12.5
Blackmagic adds functionality and versatility to existing products.
Blackmagic's news this year is not a new line of cameras, but doubling down on the current one. In addition to adding 250+ features to Resolve, revamping the interface on the URSA entirely (what they are calling a whole new "OS" for the camera) and adding a 7" monitor to their catalogue, they're releasing a few other goodies that are shipping right now.
Watch their NAB 2016 product announcement video here (or by clicking through below):
Blackmagic Video Assist 4K — $895
- 7" Touch Screen
- 4k Resolution
- Dual SD Recorder (hot swappable)
- UHS-2 Support for UltraHD Recording
- Built in SDI / HDMI
- Audio inputs
- Dual SD Recorders
Adding over 1,000 "enhancements" and 250 new features including multicam editing, lens flare effects, single point tracking and many, many more. Public Beta available now. Watch their overview video here.
- HDR Support
- New editing features (Speed ramping, multicam)
- Significantly improved noise reduction
- Added audio waveform overlay into the source viewer
- Lens Correction (for distorting wide lenses)
- Resolve FX (Bokeh highlights, lens flares, glow, vortex and more)
- Single Point Tracker
- Integration with Fusion
- Free for DaVinci users
Intended as a reliable version of the cheap (and faulty!) SDI --> HDMI converters you can find on the market, Blackmagic sees this as a simple tool that will get added to everyone's bag of tricks on set. Shipping now.
- Two models: SDI --> HDMI and HDMI --> SDI
- Power from USB
Blackmagic Duplicator 4K — $1,995
This unit allows you to record your media to up to 25 SD cards, live. Blackmagic suggests this could be an incredibly effective way for event filmmakers to immediately be able to commodify (by directly and immediately selling the SDs cards) the footage they've just captured. Shipping now.
Blackmagic MultiView 4 — $495
Use this to view multiple signals on an a single UltraHD monitor or TV. Less intense than the MultiView 16. Shipping now.
- Takes any combination of SD, HD, UltraHD, view out in UltraHD
- With four signals, each quadrant up-reses to HD
- Power over ethernet or internal power supply
URSA Studio Viewfinder — $1,795
Turn your URSA Mini into a studio set up with this highly versatile broadcast-style monitor, complete with manual image control knobs and tally lights. With this and ability to mount B4 lenses with servo power, Blackmagic is aiming to have URSA Mini able to compete in a broadcast environment, or be able to be two cameras in one essentially, with the ability to quickly take it out of the studio and into the field.