Cheshire, UK, 25 May 2010 â€“ Blackmagic Design today announced that Condor Digital, the largest independently owned post production network in Europe, has purchased a DaVinci Resolve non-linear color correction system. The purchase was completed as part of a DaVinci 2K upgrade program.
Condor provides solutions for film, video and digital media and the new Resolve, which is being installed at the companyâ€™s Amsterdam facility, will support a wide range of digital image processing services, such as color-correction and 3D grading. The latest version of Resolve provides Condor with improved performance and a workflow allowing them to handle a number of different tasks, such as conforming and rendering, in a single Resolve system.
â€œI have been ecstatic with what Blackmagic has done with DaVinci products,â€? said Barry Clarke, senior colorist, Condor. â€œThe upgrade will give us a much faster and less complicated workflow, and Blackmagic has made it very easy to move up. The Resolve is the only system I will work on and its new features let me work in real time and in all the formats or resolutions I want.â€?
Condor moved to the new DaVinci Resolve as part of a worldwide 2K upgrade program by Blackmagic Design. 2K users can use the latest file resolutions and nonlinear workflows of Resolve without giving up any of the features and benefits of their 2K systems. Supplementary hardware is installed in parallel with the customerâ€™s existing 2K system, with both Resolve and the 2K operated by their existing control panels.
â€œThis program, which has already been used by a large number of customers worldwide, gives 2K users the easiest possible path to a new Resolve. They are now able to move into a nonlinear environment with the most powerful DI tool available,â€? said Simon Westland, Director of Sales, EMEA, Blackmagic Design.
For additional information regarding the DaVinci 2K upgrade program, please contact your local Blackmagic Design office or for a list of DaVinci resellers www.blackmagic-design.com/davinci.
About DaVinci Resolve
Blackmagic Designâ€™s DaVinci Resolve is the industry standard for color correction and 3D grading technology, supporting more real time color correction than any other system. Eliminating performance barriers by using a cluster of computers with high performance GPU cards, DaVinci Resolve handles real-time performance demands of color grades when using dozens of primaries, secondaries, power windowsâ„¢, multi-point tracking, blurs, and can work within the industryâ€™s newest digital workflows. Also, DaVinci Resolve can easily handle new workflows needed for full stereoscopic 3D, offering the ability to grade and view two eyes simultaneously, in real-time with no rendering and no proxies.
Product photos of the DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Revival, as well as all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagic-design.com/press/images.
About Condor Digital
Condor International is the largest independently owned post production network in Europe, with offices in Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Cape-Town and Kiev.â€¨ Specialising in leading edge solutions for film, video and digital media, Condor is a network of creative boutique facilities. Creatively focused and digitally linked, the Condor international post production network creates and delivers award winning content for commercials, broadcast and features from low cost film production centres such as Cape Town and Kiev right into the heart of Europe.
About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the worldâ€™s most advanced video editing products, video converters, routers, color correctors, film restoration software and waveform monitors for the feature film, post production and broadcast industries. Blackmagic Designâ€™s DeckLink, Mini Converters, Videohub routers and UltraScope waveform monitoring products revolutionize the television industry by making advanced post production tools affordable to thousands of creative professionals. Blackmagic Designâ€™s DaVinci Emmyâ„¢ award winning color correction products continue to dominate and lead the industry with ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia.