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  • Blackmagic announcements NAB 2018

    Posted by Neil Sadwelkar on April 9, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Blackmagic announcements NAB 2018

    DaVinci Resolve 15 with Fusion built-in. Price same – Free and $300.
    Fusion scripting inside Resolve.
    New Fairlight audio mixing desks.

    Missed the Fairlight features as the YouTube Live stream went silent for that portion

    ATEM 4k switcher
    Pocket Cinema camera is 4k. Still MFT, big screen. Can record to SD, CFast, and directly to HFS or ExFAT USB-C drives. Direct to drive. A first.
    New mini converters including a bi-directional converter.

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    Neil Sadwelkar
    neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com
    twitter: fcpguru
    FCP Editor, Edit systems consultant
    Mumbai India

    Simon Ubsdell replied 6 years, 2 months ago 12 Members · 26 Replies
  • 26 Replies
  • Kevin Rag

    April 9, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Resolve 15 is super exciting!!!! And can’t wait for the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K:)
    It’s good to be in TV:D

    K

  • Shawn Miller

    April 9, 2018 at 7:08 pm

    These announcements are just crazy. I love BMD’s vision and commitment to small and independent producers. They really just seem to (honestly) want to empower creative people with powerful and inexpensive tools. I can’t wait to dig into the Resolve/Fusion workflow. I was skeptical about the Fusion panel… but the demo makes me feel like they may have gotten the integration piece right. I’m curious to see if BMD’s approach will make Fusion more appealing to the average editor.

    Shawn

  • Kevin Rag

    April 9, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Love it! Love it! Been using it for over half an hour now. Really, really good. And it is 3am here in Singapore:)

    K

  • Simon Ubsdell

    April 9, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    [Shawn Miller] “the demo makes me feel like they may have gotten the integration piece right”

    I’m on the one hand extremely impressed at how they’ve integrated Fusion – typical BMD genius at work there.

    And on the other hand decidedly unhappy that Fusion as a tool for VFX professionals in its own right might be disappearing.

    Simon Ubsdell
    tokyo productions
    hawaiki

  • Shawn Miller

    April 9, 2018 at 7:54 pm

    [Simon Ubsdell] “And on the other hand decidedly unhappy that Fusion as a tool for VFX professionals in its own right might be disappearing.”

    Good point – I hope that dedicated VFX artists don’t abandon the application to avoid the rest of the Resolve package. I like the look of the integrated UI, but as a rule generally prefer standalone software as well. Fingers crossed for something that makes most users happy! Or at least, the ability to run any of the applications in a standalone mode.

    Shawn

  • Neil Sadwelkar

    April 9, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    BM’s web site still shows Fusion 9 Studio as a product. Priced at $299.

    On the Support page Fusion 9.0.2 Studio and Fusion 9.0.2 are still there, so, they don’t seem to have discontinued it. Whether it will be upgraded or not remains to be seen.

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    Neil Sadwelkar
    neilsadwelkar.blogspot.com
    twitter: fcpguru
    FCP Editor, Edit systems consultant
    Mumbai India

  • Tim Wilson

    April 9, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    [Neil Sadwelkar] “On the Support page Fusion 9.0.2 Studio and Fusion 9.0.2 are still there, so, they don’t seem to have discontinued it. “

    If the three products are all tied up in one executable, the assumption is that you should be able to launch into the one you were in last by default. Then if they gave you a choice of splash screens, you’d be able to — in essence — launch Resolve, Fusion, OR Fairlight, and ONLY the one of your choice. You could ignore the components you don’t use, and functionally launch only “your” application.

    Right?

  • Tero Ahlfors

    April 9, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    [Tim Wilson] “Right?

    Not at the moment and probably not in the future. It’s Reslightsion not separate pieces. Also the standalone Fusion still feels like a different thing compared to the page version. There’s probably not even render farm support for that, though I’ll have to check that. I probably wouldn’t start building hardcore comps in Resolve, but I probably will use that to do small fx stuff.

  • Simon Ubsdell

    April 10, 2018 at 8:26 am

    The Fusion community is not happy:

    https://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=71891

    https://www.steakunderwater.com/wesuckless/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=2035

    This comment more or less sums up the general feeling:

    In the name of all Saints…please let there be an announcement from BMD that Fusion will continue as a standalone product.
    As cool as it is to have it inside Resolve for the occasional quick fix, or to previz stuff for the comp team,
    for major VFX work this is just no solution….

    Fusion fires up in no time, you add your stuff, build your flow, do your magic. Wham-bam, thank you mam. Next shot.
    Having Resolve on every VFX Artists’ desk?
    Start Resolve, wait half an eternity for that to happen, select the appropriate Project (or create a new one),
    add Media, do some editing (place media on timeline), and then go to the Fusion tab?
    That’s like Flame/Inferno workflow back in the olden days…

    Also, from what I see so far, the pipeline stuff I did (and many others did on this forum) for the last couple years
    just won’t work within Resolve. Meaning it’ll bust our entire inhouse pipeline.

    Again: Resolve is great. Fusion in Resolve is fantastic.
    But having a standalone Fusion for the pure vfx work is an absolute must.

    Simon Ubsdell
    tokyo productions
    hawaiki

  • Shawn Miller

    April 10, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    [Simon Ubsdell]
    Again: Resolve is great. Fusion in Resolve is fantastic.
    But having a standalone Fusion for the pure vfx work is an absolute must.”

    I agree with this. I had a chance to play with Resolve 15 last night, and I have to say that I’m quite impressed so far. I like the way Fusion has been integrated and I could see myself going to Resolve/Fusion much more often for keying interviews and lighter projects. What I’m much more skeptical about is using the same workflow when heavier composites, VFX and animation are involved… I think I would prefer a dedicated Fusion in those cases.

    Shawn

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