Vendor Spotlight: Blackmagic Design

Founded in 2001, Blackmagic Design is based in Melbourne, Australia, with offices in Fremont and Burbank, Calif. in the U.S., as well as Manchester, England, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

With one of the most extensive product portfolios in the industry, the company offer products for content creators, whether they’re in feature film, post-production or the television broadcast industries. The strategy going forward is to develop and market new solutions that revolutionize remote project collaboration using cloud-based workflows.

“Our goal is to always deliver tools that our customers can use to bring their projects to life, no matter their budget, location or accessibility,” said Dan May, President, Blackmagic Design. “We pride ourselves on being one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of creative video technology, with a focus on helping true creativity blossom.”

Among the products offered are cameras (both cinema style and broadcast-ready), production switchers (large and small), Hard disc recorders (HyperDeck), edit systems and color correction software (DaVinci Resolve Studio), and more.

At the upcoming IBC Show in Amsterdam, Blackmagic will show its existing products along with some new ones, including DaVinci Resolve 18, Blackmagic Cloud and the company’s new network storage solutions.

Dan May, President, Blackmagic Design.

Dan May, President, Blackmagic Design.

DaVinci Resolve 18 introduces a major new cloud collaboration update that allows multiple editors, colorists, VFX artists and audio engineers to work simultaneously on the same project, on the same timeline, anywhere in the world. Blackmagic Cloud is used for hosting and sharing projects, so users can collaborate on the same project in real-time with multiple users globally.

The company’s IBC exhibit (Stand 7.C49) will also feature three new network storage devices, Blackmagic Cloud Store, Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini and Blackmagic Cloud Pod. Blackmagic Cloud Store is an extremely high performance network storage solution with four 10G Ethernet connections and a parallel memory core that can sustain maximum possible transfer speeds on each 10G Ethernet port, all at the same time. Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini is a new network storage solution with the high performance of 4 M.2 flash memory in a RAID 0 configuration. With its built-in 10G Ethernet, Blackmagic Cloud Store Mini is extremely fast, allowing multiple users to collaborate on video editing in software such as DaVinci Resolve. Lastly, Blackmagic Cloud Pod lets customers use any USB-C disk as network storage, so they can build their own network storage using USB-C flash disks they already own.

As we’ve all seen, the industry has retained remote and hybrid workflows which rely on adaptable, versatile technologies that enable real-time collaboration regardless of location,” said May. “With location no longer a factor, it has opened the door for more talent diversity. To help our customers meet these workflows and expand the possibilities beyond, we’ve introduced DaVinci Resolve 18, Blackmagic Cloud and our network storage solutions. We’ve also increased the capabilities of our current products so they are more flexible and versatile than ever, so our customers can better meet the industry’s evolving needs.”

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