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Bits & Pieces Post Magazine's Post Picks from NAB 2013 L AS VEGAS — Post Magazine had many post pros walking the halls, scouting out the latest technology and new products at the NAB Show, here, last month.The following is a list of products that captured the most attention and interest of our judges. These users also voted for the Honorable Mentions. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN'S POCKET CINEMA CAMERA Blackmagic's (www.blackmagicdesign. com) Pocket Cinema Camera (below) is a pocket-sized digital cinema camera that includes a Super 16mm-sized 1080HD sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, a built-in SD card recorder for Apple ProRes, loss-less compressed CinemaDNG RAW capture, and an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount. The camera will be available this summer for $995. Blackmagic designed the Pocket Cinema Camera for situations where a larger camera would not be practical. With its standard Super 16 sensor size, the camera is well suited for use with Super 16 cine lenses via MFT adapters. The 13 stops of dynamic range are almost identical to shooting on a professional Super 16 film camera. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN'S DAVINCI RESOLVE 10 Resolve 10 marks a major upgrade to the color correction tool. Resolve 10 offers upgraded on-set and editing tools, support for OpenFX plug-ins, and new tools for delivering final project masters to cinemas. Timelines can now be moved into and 4 Post • May 2013 Pos0513_004-6,8-BitsMV4.indd 4 out of Resolve and other edit software, such as Final Cut Pro, Avid and Premiere Pro. The new Resolve Live feature allows color grading direct from the video input live with full creative power such as primaries, secondaries, power windows, and custom curves. In addition, grades can be stored and then relinked when the camera files are loaded. New editing features include full multitrack editing with 16 channels of audio per clip and unlimited video and audio tracks in the timeline. Audio can be synced or trimmed and dragged independently to the timeline. Other editing features include extensive ripple, roll, slide and slip clip trimming support, which display dynamically on the timeline and viewer. Resolve 10 will be available in Q3 and will be a free upgrade for existing customers. ADOBE 'NEXT' Adobe ( revealed several updates to its Creative Suite at NAB, though no official version number.The "Next" release will include Anywhere, a creative workflow platform that allows pros using Adobe tools to work together, regardless of their location, giving them access to centralized media and assets. A studio would install Anywhere software on a Windows platform and then users would be able to collaborate via the company's Prelude and Premiere Pro applications. Anywhere takes advantage of the Mercury streaming engine, which allows users to see the same assets at the same time, but without having to transfer files. Next also sees improvement to Premiere Pro, including the integration of the Speedgrade color engine. Pre-baked looks are included, which can be easily applied to footage. Also new is Open CL and CUDA support on both Mac and Windows. In addition, VST3 plug-ins are supported, as are hardware control surfaces. In the Next release of After Effects, users will see seamless integration with Maxon's Cinema 4D (see picture above). After Effects now supports .C4D files, and the Cinema 4D engine is now inside of After Effects. Cinema 4D Lite is included with AE, allowing users to work with real 3D geometry within the application. Users never have to render out of Cinema 4D to get material into After Effects. In addition, AE users can create new Cinema 4D files within After Effects. AVID MEDIA COMPOSER 7 Avid's theme at NAB was "Avid Everywhere," underlying its commitment to create an end-to-end, distributed media production environment. Media Composer 7 will be available in June at a starting price of $999, and features accelerated and simplified file-based workflows, including optimized HD delivery from high-res source material and automated media opera- 5/3/13 9:47 AM

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