Blackmagic Design Tutorials : Creative COW https://library.creativecow.net/tutorials/blackmagicdesigndecklink Creative COW Library of Blackmagic Design, tips, and strategies. en-us Wed, 13 Nov 2019 07:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Blackmagic Fusion: Frequency Separation Retouching https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_frequency_separation_retouching/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_frequency_separation_retouching.php Blackmagic Fusion offers a variety of powerful retouching tools (as does DaVinci Resolve of course), so why would you want to build your own? As longtime VFX artist, editor, software developer, and business owner Simon Ubsdell explains, once you understand the underlying principles of the tools, you Fri, 08 Mar 2019 07:17:01 GMT Avid, Adobe, Blackmagic: Talking With Titans at NAB 2018 https://library.creativecow.net/lewis_hillary/avid_adobe_blackmagicdesign_nab/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/lewis_hillary/avid_adobe_blackmagicdesign_nab.php As much as each year's NAB Show is about what's completely new, it's about hearing what's new from the industry's most enduring companies. Creative COW Contributing Editor Hillary Lewis sat down with representatives from three of the biggest titan companies in production and post -- Avid's David Col Fri, 04 May 2018 12:04:10 GMT Blackmagic Design Fusion 9 Tutorial: The New Planar Tracker https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_planar_tracker/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_planar_tracker.php Editor, VFX artist, post-house owner, and plug-in developer Simon Ubsdell draws on over 25 years of experience to dig deep into the compelling features found in the new Planar Tracker found in Blackmagic Fusion. Along the way, Simon offers a wide range of tips and tricks, as well as new perspectives Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:01:52 GMT Fairlight + Resolve, Part 1: The DAWn of a Resolved Era https://library.creativecow.net/solorio_marco/blackmagic_davinci_resolve_fairlight/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/solorio_marco/blackmagic_davinci_resolve_fairlight.php Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media gives an introductory overview to the rebirth of the Fairlight digital audio workstation (DAW) that is now part of Blackmagic Design’s powerful DaVinci Resolve post-production system. Is this finally the solution to break away from the Pro Tools stronghold? Wed, 17 May 2017 07:11:54 GMT Advanced Keying in Blackmagic Design Fusion https://library.creativecow.net/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_advanced_keying/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ubsdell_simon/blackmagic_fusion_advanced_keying.php Following his well-received exploration of the power of customized keying inside Blackmagic Design Fusion, Simon Ubsdell goes even further into his look at the liberation from the inevitable limitations of other people's keyers by building your own inside Fusion. Along the way, you'll learn about Ch Sat, 02 Jul 2016 23:13:31 GMT Blackmagic Design Teranex Mini: 4K Monitoring & So Much More https://library.creativecow.net/zelin_bob/Blackmagic-Design_Teranex-mini/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/zelin_bob/Blackmagic-Design_Teranex-mini.php When Blackmagic asked broadcast engineer, systems designer, and all-around straight shooter Bob Zelin to take a look at the new Teranex Mini line, he told them no. Converter stories are too boring. Just one problem, though: his clients couldn't see pictures out of their SDI gear going into HDMI inpu Sun, 24 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT Building a Broadcast Studio with Blackmagic Design https://library.creativecow.net/zelin_bob/blackmagic_design_tv_studio/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/zelin_bob/blackmagic_design_tv_studio.php Master facility designer Bob Zelin has been building studios for his clients based around the offerings from Blackmagic Design, and he's here to tell you: this is for real. The pieces are here now, and they fit together beautifully -- and he's got even more clients lined up for Blackmagic-centered s Mon, 01 Jun 2015 21:40:56 GMT Blackmagic Design's Film Scanner and the 4K Future https://library.creativecow.net/wall_kylee/Blackmagic-Design-Film-Scanner/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wall_kylee/Blackmagic-Design-Film-Scanner.php A film scanner being released in 2014 is kind of a strange thing, but not when you get the full Ultra HD story. Blackmagic Design's new Cintel Film Scanner can create Ultra HD content in real time for a fraction of the price of older scanners, and many movies and television shows over the last thirt Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Blackmagic Introduces New Ultra HD Film and Studio Cameras https://library.creativecow.net/wall_kylee/NAB_2014-Blackmagic-Design_Cameras/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/wall_kylee/NAB_2014-Blackmagic-Design_Cameras.php Continuing what has become true Blackmagic Style, the company introduced a variety of products to cover the full range of content creation -- including film and studio cameras and a film scanner. Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Bob Zelin Looks at the Blackmagic Design Audio Monitor https://library.creativecow.net/zelin_bob/Blackmagic-Design_Audio-Monitor/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/zelin_bob/Blackmagic-Design_Audio-Monitor.php The Blackmagic Audio Monitor offers rack mount audio monitoring from an advanced 6G-SDI input, AES/EBU and analog audio sources in a compact and elegant package. Bob Zelin gives the 'eagle eye' look as he zooms in on its real-world application in XOS Digital's extensive broadcast media asset managem Sun, 13 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT Using a Little Blackmagic to Revisit a Documentary https://library.creativecow.net/coblentz_robbie/Blackmagic-Design_Documentary/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/coblentz_robbie/Blackmagic-Design_Documentary.php Pixie Dust flows from Blackmagic Design's Teranex 2D Processor to integrate and upconvert newly discovered vintage SD footage, photographic stills and new interviews into a re-edited and remastered 2001 documentary memorializing the 1963 NCAA "Game of Change" between Mississippi State Univ Sat, 06 Jul 2013 00:00:00 GMT Arrested Development at Shapeshifter https://library.creativecow.net/kaufman_debra/Randy-Coonfield_Arrested-Development/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kaufman_debra/Randy-Coonfield_Arrested-Development.php Shapeshifter in Los Angeles most recently color-corrected and added VFX to ten of the new 15 episodes of the cult TV show Arrested Development. The job came to the full-service post facility almost accidentally, when colorist Randy Coonfield advised the production on how to best round-trip between t Thu, 30 May 2013 20:35:20 GMT Bob Zelin Looks at the Blackmagic Design SmartScope Duo https://library.creativecow.net/zelin_bob/Blackmagic-Design_SmartScope-Duo/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/zelin_bob/Blackmagic-Design_SmartScope-Duo.php Stop using the high price of HD waveform/vectorscopes as an excuse for not checking your video. Join Bob Zelin for a closer look at a real-world installation of Blackmagic's new SmartScope Duo, a practical, flexible, and yes, affordable approach to broadcast-quality monitoring. Mon, 20 May 2013 19:00:00 GMT MTV Trials 3D for Video Music Awards https://library.creativecow.net/kaufman_debra/MTV-BMD_Video-Music-Awards/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kaufman_debra/MTV-BMD_Video-Music-Awards.php MTV took a step towards 3D broadcasts at its annual Video Music Awards, feeding a 3D signal into the Regal Theatre adjacent to the event's downtown Los Angeles venue. That 3D signal was a real-time 2D-to-3D conversion thanks to Blackmagic Design's new Teranex 3D processor, which was shown at NAB 201 Sun, 16 Sep 2012 20:11:26 GMT IBC 2012: Blackmagic Design Releases https://library.creativecow.net/kaufman_debra/IBC_2012_Blackmagic-Design/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kaufman_debra/IBC_2012_Blackmagic-Design.php Blackmagic Design used IBC to debut seven products, including a second version of its camera, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera MFT. The UltraStudio 4K, UltraStudio Mini Monitor and Mini Recorder, and DeckLink 4K Extreme, as well as Mini Converter 4K and Videohub Master Control emphasized the company's f Mon, 10 Sep 2012 00:00:00 GMT Blackmagic Design President Dan May on Cintel Acquisition https://library.creativecow.net/kaufman_debra/Blackmagic-Design-acquires-Cintel/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kaufman_debra/Blackmagic-Design-acquires-Cintel.php On July 24th, Blackmagic Design announced its acquisition of long-time film/TV telecine, film scanner, and post production technology leader, Cintel International. Blackmagic Design President Dan May spoke with Creative COW's Debra Kaufman about what this means for the company's product line up as w Thu, 26 Jul 2012 07:22:43 GMT The Blackmagic Cinema Camera: Can It Run with the Big Boys https://library.creativecow.net/solorio_marco/BMD-Cinema-Camera-holds-its-own/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/solorio_marco/BMD-Cinema-Camera-holds-its-own.php Marco Solorio of OneRiver Media takes another look into Blackmagic Design's new Cinema Camera to see how this camera further excels. With the camera sporting 13 stops of dynamic range through a 12-bit RAW data structure, there's one aspect of production where it truly might be able to hang with the Wed, 20 Jun 2012 00:00:00 GMT Blackmagic Design's Grant Petty: We Want to Blow Your Mind https://library.creativecow.net/petty_grant/NAB_Blackmagic-Design-Interview/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/petty_grant/NAB_Blackmagic-Design-Interview.php Blackmagic Design Founder and CEO Grant Petty has earned a reputation as one of the industry's straightest shooters, leading one of the industry's consistently disruptive companies. While he doesn't shy away from controversy, what shines through Grant's conversation is his love for this industry, an Fri, 27 Apr 2012 22:04:09 GMT Blackmagic Design’s SmartView HD Monitor & Pocket Ultrascope https://library.creativecow.net/zelin_bob/BMD_smartview-HD-monitor/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/zelin_bob/BMD_smartview-HD-monitor.php With new shows coming in the door for Pink Sneakers Productions, Bob Zelin looked to Blackmagic Design's new SmartView HD Monitor and Pocket UltraScope to make the configuration upgrades while maintaining a sense of budget. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 11:02:19 GMT Blackmagic Design Simplifies Teranex Product Line-up https://library.creativecow.net/kaufman_debra/Blackmagic-Design-acquires-Teranex/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/kaufman_debra/Blackmagic-Design-acquires-Teranex.php Blackmagic Design acquires Teranex Systems Inc., in a strategic move to complement their own efforts for providing extremely high quality image processing for broadcast, feature film and high end post production needs, with plans to simplify the Teranex product line and release the VC-100 broadcast Wed, 14 Dec 2011 14:00:00 GMT The Blackmagic ATEM 1 M/E switcher: AMAZING https://library.creativecow.net/zelin_bob/BMD-ATEM-switcher/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/zelin_bob/BMD-ATEM-switcher.php When Bob Zelin saw the Blackmagic ATEM line of switchers at the 2011 NAB Show, he was blown away by the price and ease of use, and could hardly wait to get his hands on one. He was able to install a pre-release version of the ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher for his clients at Matchpoint Studios in Ta Wed, 13 Jul 2011 17:28:31 GMT Bright Lights, Big Signage https://library.creativecow.net/pelzar_chris/magazine_big-signage/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/pelzar_chris/magazine_big-signage.php "Activate the Space" builds on their experience in post and broadcast to rewrite the rules of digital signage for some of the world’s most visible stages and public spaces. Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:22:20 GMT Blue Ribbon for Best of Show: NAB 2010 -- Blackmagic Design https://library.creativecow.net/petty_grant/blackmagic-design/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/petty_grant/blackmagic-design.php There may have been companies at 2010's NAB Show who brought more new products than Blackmagic Design -- but then again, with a dozen major new releases, there may not have been. There was certainly nobody who brought so many best-of-category products, several of which could merit Best of Show award Wed, 23 Jun 2010 16:38:31 GMT