Blackmagic Design has added PL mount models to its Cinema Camera and Production Camera 4K lines and also updated its software offerings.


The Blackmagic Cinema Camera body. (Source: Blackmagic Design.)

This means cinematographers now have a professional PL mount digital film camera that is compact and able to fit into tight locations, which enables users to take advantage of professional cinema lenses and also vintage cinema lenses. Blackmagic Design has also acquired eyeon Software, a leading developer of high end digital compositing, visual effects and motion graphics software for the feature film, commercial, television and broadcast industries. The take-over is effective immediately and sees eyeon Software become a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design.

The company’s existing DaVinci Resolve software has been updated to version 11.1, which includes the following new editing features: improved Final Cut Pro X integration, improved asymmetric trimming, a new Swap Edit command, the ability to trim gaps in the timeline, editable in/out points in the source viewer, graphical fade sliders for video opacity, action and title safe overlays, independent track heights, a full screen timeline option, the ability to add transitions to multiple clips at the same time and more. New colour correction features include support for object tracking and stabilisation of compound clips, second layer input support for OpenFX plugins, the ability to pick colours in the viewer for OFX plug-ins, and new group menu options to load, delete and rename groups. DaVinci Resolve 11.1 also includes support for visually lossless compressed DNG RAW clips, Panasonic Varicam vRAW and AVC-I, improved colour decoding for Phantom CINE RAW files, new Phantom Cine Log gamma selection in the camera raw settings, VFX I/O LUTs for Gamma 2.2 and Gamma 2.4, and more. Linux customers also get OpenCL support for AMD GPUs. Finally, the new version adds support for Dolby Vision image processing. DaVinci Resolve 11.1 Update is  available now via this link.