Video professionals gather for Blackmagic roadshow

Blackmagic demonstrated latest technology at Dubai event
Richard Lackey, product specialist at MediaCast, presented Blackmagic cameras including the Ursa and the Pcoket Cinema Camera.
Richard Lackey, product specialist at MediaCast, presented Blackmagic cameras including the Ursa and the Pcoket Cinema Camera.

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About 150 Film professionals converged at Dubai’s Crowne Plaza hotel yesterday to learn about Blackmagic’s latest cameras and workflow software.

The event, which was organised by MediaCast, Blackmagic’s distributor in the Middle East, included demonstrations of Blackmagic’s URSA, Studio Camera, ATEM broadcast & live systems, and DaVinci Resolve workstation.

Attendees appeared particularly impressed with innovations such as Blackmagic’s Pocket Cinema Camera, an HD digital film camera. The device has 13 stops dynamic range, MFT lenses and offers ProRes and RAW recording.

The roadshow also highlighted small but important details about the devices on show. For example, Blackmagic Ursa, which is billed as the world’s first upgradeable 4K digital film camera, features multiple touch screens, allowing three operators to work on the camera simultaneously without getting in each others way.

The company also gave a comprehensive live demonstration of its Davinci Resolve colour grading and workflow software. Attendees were able to see how multiple people can work on the same footage simultaneously without locking the file, while the editor can view overall progress.

The event, which closed at about 6.30pm, will move on to other countries in the region, with the next stop in Kuwait.

 

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