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Oliver Peters
Resolve 15.2
on Nov 14, 2018 at 2:45:42 am

Today. Tons of nice editing enhancements. If only other NLE developers were this fast and responsive to customers. 😊

Oliver

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Michael Hancock
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 14, 2018 at 3:30:17 am

Do you ever sleep Oliver? This was just released! 😁

Does Blackmagic ever sleep?!

For anyone interested in the new features, here's an overview:







My jaw is on the floor at their pace of development. If only any other NLE developer was even half as responsive as they are.

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Neil Goodman
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 14, 2018 at 3:53:15 am

Looks good. Between Avid PPro and FCPX i feel like Ive got my editorial needs covered already - but its great to know a free option like this is around and growing at an alarming rate. Kind of looks like the best of all 3 apps smooshed into one.


Hows the trimming in Davinci? Can you mimic Avids functionality?


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Steve Connor
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 14, 2018 at 8:26:13 am

It will be interesting to see what the next release of FCPX brings, Resolve development is clearly still on an upward curve, much as I love FCPX it really feels like development has been slowing down over the last couple of years.


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Steve Connor
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 14, 2018 at 10:34:17 am

I just downloaded it and have loaded up a project with 4K XAVC files, FCPX works with these really well, PPro, not so well on my 2015 MBP.

I have to say, on first impressions Resolve is even more responsive than FCPX now, the speed improvements have been spectacular over the last year. I'm going to try a client project with it today and see how it goes


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Oliver Peters
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 14, 2018 at 1:47:58 pm

I use Resolve pretty regularly for color correction jobs and a bit of light editing (mainly trimming stringouts of footage). My son uses it for some basic YouTube editing. It's definitely capable, but of course, if you want certain specific tools that you are used to from other NLEs, then they may or may not be there. For example, specific titling attributes. But there are plenty of bell-and-whistles.

The ideal set-up is a single installation with local storage. It gets a bit trickier with larger installations and SAN/NAS operations. First of all, Resolve uses a central database for its projects, not discrete project/library files, like Premiere Pro or FCPX. This is stored on your local host machine. But, let's say you have media on your NAS volumes and the project local. If you try to launch Resolve without your NAS volumes already mounted, Resolve will give you major complaints. Not a simple "media offline" prompt. Not a problem - just something to get used to.

Since projects are contained within a single, larger database, you have to individually export a Resolve project file, whenever you need to archive it or have it be transportable. A good habit to get into.

- Oliver

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Claude Lyneis
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 14, 2018 at 7:51:52 pm

With my Canon XF400 I now have the option to record in XF-AVC at 4k 160 Mbs in addition to the existing MP4 4K at 150 Mps option. I know AVC files carry more meta data, but is there any other advantage? FCPX seems to work fine with either one.


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Oliver Peters
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 14, 2018 at 1:10:24 pm

[Michael Hancock] "Do you ever sleep Oliver? This was just released! "



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Scott Witthaus
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 14, 2018 at 4:07:50 pm

[Oliver Peters] " If only other NLE developers were this fast and responsive to customers."

Or are they just playing catch up?

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Michael Hancock
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 14, 2018 at 4:29:13 pm

Everyone is playing catch up in some respects, but also innovating along the way. Blackmagic is just doing it faster than everyone else.

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Andrew Kimery
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 14, 2018 at 5:47:41 pm

[Michael Hancock] "Blackmagic is just doing it faster than everyone else."

Are they though? Things like dupe detection, active window highlighting, sub-frame editing of audio transitions, faster timeline redrawing, entering TC w/o having to use ";" or ":"... are mainly quality of life improvements that all major NLEs eventually pickup. Once Resolve hits a more mature development status and all the low hanging fruit features are checked off I think it's upgrade pace will slow the way it does for all mature software.

Resolve still seems to be the backup QB of NLEs; it looks great on paper, everyone crows about its potential, but it can't manage to get meaningful playing time over starters like X, MC and PPro. I think I picked up my first copy in 2011 or 2012 and every NAB it feels like 'this year' will be the year Resolve is a break out NLE that takes the world by storm.


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Michael Hancock
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 14, 2018 at 6:53:16 pm

[Andrew Kimery] "Things like dupe detection, active window highlighting, sub-frame editing of audio transitions, faster timeline redrawing, entering TC w/o having to use ";" or ":"... are mainly quality of life improvements that all major NLEs eventually pickup. "

Do they all pick them up though? I know of one NLE that still doesn't have dupe detection, and it's debated a lot in this forum. LOL

Seriously though, you're correct - a lot of what Blackmagic is adding are quality of life improvements. It's the pace that they're implementing them that I find incredible, and shows that they're actively listening to users. Avid just now got a live timeline and its color corrector isn't going to be updated until the end of the year. FCPX still doesn't have an audio mixer whereas Davinci got Fairlight. For a company that basically started building their NLE from scratch a few years ago they're making huge strides. I think it's very exciting. And hopefully it's keeping the three big As on their toes and motivating them to compete.

[Andrew Kimery] "Resolve still seems to be the backup QB of NLEs; it looks great on paper, everyone crows about its potential, but it can't manage to get meaningful playing time over starters like X, MC and PPro."

Agree 100%. It's going to be hard for them to pull users away from X, MC, or PPRo. But kids just getting into editing? I think they have a huge opportunity there, especially for the low low price of free. And if you can get them on Resolve early, they may be able to slowly push the industry toward it. Or if one big player adopts it and makes it work it will start to turn heads (like FCP did back in the day).

I've cut a few things in Resolve to test it out (usually after every big release), and it's not quite there yet. But every big release I go back and try it again, because I want it to get there. Maybe one day!

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Andrew Kimery
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 14, 2018 at 8:45:02 pm

[Oliver Peters] "That's development pace squared."

At what point, from an NLE perspective, would you consider Resolve to be a 'mature' product and once it hits that point do you think their pace of development will be able to continue at the same rate?


[Michael Hancock] "I've cut a few things in Resolve to test it out (usually after every big release), and it's not quite there yet. But every big release I go back and try it again, because I want it to get there. Maybe one day!"

Two editors at NAB:
"Did you see all the features they added to Resolve?!?"
"I know, isn't it awesome?"
"Yeah, I wish Avid, Apple and Adobe would crank out new features that fast."
"Me too."
"So, are you going to start cutting in Resolve?"
"lol, no."
"Me neither."

That's always been my big hangup with the hype around Resolve, everyone (including me) coos over it every time a new version comes out, but every time a new version comes out it's always 'one version away' from really being able to contend with X, MC and PPro. If Resolve can't displace any of its competitors in a meaningful way does its pace of development really matter?


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Steve Connor
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 14, 2018 at 10:28:26 pm

[Andrew Kimery] "If Resolve can't displace any of its competitors in a meaningful way does its pace of development really matter?

"


Well FCPX hasn't displaced any competitors in a meaningful way either!


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Oliver Peters
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 14, 2018 at 10:32:58 pm

[Andrew Kimery] "That's always been my big hangup with the hype..."

There are several openings for Resolve.

1. The people who want the FCP7/PremierePro track-based, modern NLE, but without subscription.
2. The finishing folks who want a DS or Smoke/Flame replacement and don't find Symphony adequate.
3. The newer facilities looking for a modern all-in-one, start-to-finish solution.
4. Young editors or those working in certain sectors, where NLE choice isn't determined by project interchange with other NLEs.

Right now in LA and other markets working on entertainment shows, where facilities are on Avid, the norm is for an offline-online workflow. Still. This will be the first place where Resolve has the biggest chunk of the "pro" market to gain. Simply because Resolve is the preferred color corrector. Rather than roundtrip, move in one direction - from Avid to Resolve. Then master.

Of course, in order for Resolve to because a dominant *creative* first choice NLE, there has to be a critical mass of enthusiastic editors at a high enough level to influence the market. That's a wild card and will be for a while.

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Andrew Kimery
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 14, 2018 at 10:57:06 pm

[Steve Connor] "Well FCPX hasn't displaced any competitors in a meaningful way either!"

I think X has meaningfully displaced MC, PPro and/or PPro in places where people have to edit as part of their job, but their job isn't editing for 40-50hrs a week (which is probably the broadest market for NLEs with the proliferation of video creation). It also seems to be more popular in the EU and SA markets than in NA.


[Oliver Peters] "There are several openings for Resolve.

1. The people who want the FCP7/PremierePro track-based, modern NLE, but without subscription.
2. The finishing folks who want a DS or Smoke/Flame replacement and don't find Symphony adequate.
3. The newer facilities looking for a modern all-in-one, start-to-finish solution.
4. Young editors or those working in certain sectors, where NLE choice isn't determined by project interchange with other NLEs.
"


Yes, the backup QB who'll be amazing once he gets in the game... but no one is ready to actually put him in the game yet outside of garbage time. 😉

I've been sold on the potential of Resolve for years, I'm just musing on when we'll stop saying Resolve is almost there and we'll start saying it's time to ditch X, MC, and/or PPro in favor of Resolve.


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Oliver Peters
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 14, 2018 at 11:25:34 pm

[Andrew Kimery] "I've been sold on the potential of Resolve for years, I'm just musing on when we'll stop saying Resolve is almost there and we'll start saying it's time to ditch X, MC, and/or PPro in favor of Resolve."

No one is stopping you ☺

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Andrew Kimery
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 15, 2018 at 12:29:14 am

[Ricardo Marty] "Resolve is already making its foot print in hollywood. Check this out:

Starting on 16:52"


For coloring/finishing Resolve has been in Hollywood for a long time. For offline/creative editing though... not so much.


[Oliver Peters] "No one is stopping you ☺"

People who use it way more than I do say it's still not ready yet, and no one that I know of in my neck of the woods will pay me to use it, so my incentive to choose learning Resolve (as an NLE) is currently incredibly low. There's only so much time in a day. ;)


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Oliver Peters
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 15, 2018 at 1:10:34 am

[Andrew Kimery] "People who use it way more than I do say it's still not ready yet, and no one that I know of in my neck of the woods will pay me to use it, so my incentive to choose learning Resolve (as an NLE) is currently incredibly low. "

Agreed about the incentive issue. But... It's certainly plenty fine for most jobs, especially corporate videos and commercials. Heck - it's pretty much on par with FCP "legacy" and probably FCPX. I mean come on - people were doing challenging stuff in the original FCPX layout and that left a LOT to be desired. I think titling is the weak spot in Resolve right now. Also the various modules cause a bit of a challenge. Mainly when to do what in which module. Where is audio best handled? Do you do effects in the edit page, color page, or Fusion? That sort of thing.

- Oliver

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Michael Gissing
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 15, 2018 at 2:36:47 am

[Oliver Peters] "I think titling is the weak spot in Resolve right now."

Only if you don't embrace the Fusion page. I'm guilty of that but I have watched a few tutorials recently and there are some cheap templates to buy online from enthusiastic online trainers that show the power of Fusion. I have been overcoming the previous title limitations with Boris CC but Fusion in Resolve as it now stands is an immensely powerful title tool in the same way the grade page is. Just need to break the ice with a node based compositor like we all did with node based grading years ago.


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Michael Gissing
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 15, 2018 at 2:07:54 am

[Andrew Kimery] "I've been sold on the potential of Resolve for years, I'm just musing on when we'll stop saying Resolve is almost there and we'll start saying it's time to ditch X, MC, and/or PPro in favor of Resolve."

Surely the only argument for 'almost there' is one of the four pages in Resolve. If you only judge the software by the edit page then you might think Resolve is playing catchup. Well of course it is. Basic edit functionality with a text generator is less than three years old. Performance was slow. It was a basic editor attached to a mature grade tool. Since then development of just the edit functionality has been faster than any NLE. At the same time they have dropped in Farilight and Fusion. Sure work in progress but when we talk about catchup in audio, compositing, titles & VFX almost everyone else is now playing catchup. No NLE is close to Resolve for grading so my perspective is Resolve is getting ahead of all in terms of an integrated collaborative tool.

I get that editors here are fixating on the one page where Resolve lags but given where they have come from and the pace of development, it's hardly fair to think that we have been waiting for Resolve to finally catchup when it is arguable ahead in all but a few edit functions. I was joking the other day that it has been a month since the last significant upgrade to Resolve and bang they drop this latest one.


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Andrew Kimery
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 15, 2018 at 10:38:39 pm

[Oliver Peters] "But... It's certainly plenty fine for most jobs, especially corporate videos and commercials. Heck - it's pretty much on par with FCP "legacy" and probably FCPX. I mean come on - people were doing challenging stuff in the original FCPX layout and that left a LOT to be desired."

It's not that you *can't* do it in Resolve, its why choose Resolve today over X, PPro or MC? Especially if you are already an X, PPro or MC user? People gravitated to FCP Legend because it was good enough and waaaaaaaaaaaaay cheaper than an MC license. People gravitated to X, PPro and Avid because Apple canned Legend and created a hole in the market. If Resolve 15.2 was released in 2011 I think it would've gained a lot of traction, but that landscape is long gone. Heck, even if it was released in 2008 (when it was mainly a two way race between FCP and MC) I think Resolve could've become a legit third option. But now we already have three entrenched NLEs and being just as good as them isn't going to be good enough.

Going the 'super-app' route sets Resolve apart, but in reality how viable is a super app? More on that below.


[Michael Gissing] "Sure work in progress but when we talk about catchup in audio, compositing, titles & VFX almost everyone else is now playing catchup."

Are you sure that's a race very many people really care about though? Do rerecording mixers care about Fusion? Do colorists care about Fairlight? How many generalists are willing to learn Resolve-the-NLE, Fairlight, Fusion and Resolve-the-Grader just so they can edit a video and do some basic sound mixing, basic GFX/text and basic color grading?

As a package Resolve looks impressive AF, but outside of a full service post house that decides to become a Resolve-only shop I'm having trouble seeing where it can gain significant traction in the marketplace because it's greatest assets, collaboration and being four-apps-in-one, depends on specialists across four disciplines all deciding to make Resolve their weapon of choice. So, yeah, as an editor I'm mainly looking at Resolve as an NLE because everything else is secondary. If, for whatever reason, I don't think Resolve is up to snuff as an NLE having Fairlight and Fusion isn't going to change my mind.

There is also the trend with NLEs to put what I call 'good enough for editors' tools into the NLE while also providing ways to send the edit to other speciality apps if need be. Adobe adding the Lumetri, Essential Sound, and Essential GFX panels is a recent, and very obvious, example of this. As odd as it may sound, I think Resolve needs to add an 'easy mode' for audio, grading and GFX capabilities to Resolve to lower the barrier to entry a bit.


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Michael Gissing
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 15, 2018 at 11:28:43 pm

[Andrew Kimery] "There is also the trend with NLEs to put what I call 'good enough for editors' tools into the NLE while also providing ways to send the edit to other speciality apps if need be"

The world is rapidly moving to do it all so the next gen really are generalists. They get across all four tabs. But even for those that don't I have a group who recently asked me to coach them about making podcasts. When they asked about editing the sound, it was hard not to go past Fairlight in the free version. They used it and loved it. There really isn't a better free audio editor. Next thing they start thinking about Vlogging and want some pointers about editing. Same with a stills person who is now producing stop motion. She saw me edit, grade & sound post her recent animation and was blown away. Once she saw the grade tools, she asked if she might use Resolve to replace photoshop.

So while I get the concerns about old school editors not wanting to drill into the grade, VFX and sound post, even many of them are switching. Last night I was booked to do a day training a local production company in Resolve as they are ditching Adobe CC. All their editorial team also shoot and they are a one stop that has to deliver everything from cinema commercials to web. The future as well as the present seems to be demanding generalists and so a brilliant NLE with so so grade & mix tools is not going to cut it. Once they go through the realisation that they have to move to Resolve anyway, they will do what this company is doing and say, lets just stay in Resolve and that's why rare beast like me that cross the grade, mix, edit, finish divide are going to be busy training the new breed. It happened a few months back at a local media college and inquiries are coming in.


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Oliver Peters
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 14, 2018 at 6:05:14 pm

[Scott Witthaus] "Or are they just playing catch up?"

It doesn't matter. Even if they are playing catch-up, the fact that a feature exists in another product doesn't make the development effort any easier for the engineers and UI team. Add that on top of this, they are also actively merging products acquired from different companies and blending them into a single all-in-one product. That's development pace squared.

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Ricardo Marty
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 14, 2018 at 11:18:48 pm

Resolve is already making its foot print in hollywood. Check this out:

Starting on 16:52








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Oliver Peters
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 15, 2018 at 12:01:17 pm

The Mac App Store versions of 15.2 are now also available.

- Oliver

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Steve Connor
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 15, 2018 at 1:11:44 pm

Just finished my first edit in Resolve, very impressed for the most part, really responsive across all of the interface and the timeline is also very quick. Had a few crashes and the so called "live save" which is meant to save everything you do doesn't seem to work well.


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Tero Ahlfors
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 15, 2018 at 2:13:09 pm

[Oliver Peters] "The Mac App Store versions of 15.2 are now also available.
"


Do. Not. Get. The. App. Store. Version. It has serious Apple sandboxing issues and limitations. The dongle/activation code version has the same price and doesn't have the limitations. One could also buy the Fusion dongle. You can run both standalone Fusion and Resolve with that.


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Oliver Peters
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 15, 2018 at 2:20:04 pm

[Tero Ahlfors] "Do. Not. Get. The. App. Store. Version. It has serious Apple sandboxing issues and limitations. "

I beg to differ. The main limitation seems to be shared projects with multiple editors. Otherwise it works fine. I'm running Resolve Studio on 9 workstations connected via a NAS and have no issues with it. To move a project from one machine to another, we simply bounce over a project file, since each is maintaining their own local Resolve database. Plus, for individuals, depending on your Apple account type, you can run multiple installs on a single purchase (personal accounts), within Apple's guidelines.

- Oliver

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Scott Witthaus
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 15, 2018 at 5:39:51 pm

Is it best to uninstall the previous version?

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Michael Gissing
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 15, 2018 at 11:32:34 pm

[Scott Witthaus]"Is it best to uninstall the previous version?"

I never have. Sometime they advise backing up the database in case the conversion of the DB corrupts. Again that hasn't happened to me over the past four years but it isn't hard to do and a good way to backup all your projects at once so I do it regularly anyway in case of a drive crash.

Otherwise install over the top. I presume Mac is the same as Win & Linux but if you search the Blackmagic Resolve forum that question may be more specifically answered


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Tim Wilson
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 16, 2018 at 2:14:57 am

[Oliver Peters] "That's development pace squared."

There's no question that Blackmagic gets ALL the style points for degree of difficulty. Nobody has ever attempted to integrate as many pieces as they have, as quickly, OR as thoroughly. Seriously, Apple never even got FCPL to even look like it was made by Apple, much less integrated with all the apps they bought and killed that weren't Motion, which they bought but never got very far integrating.

But to echo a point made upthread by a couple of folks, the fact that some of these are "catch-up, quality of life" features isn't a negative. It's the most positive possible outcome. For every single NLE, the overwhelming reaction to virtually every new product is, "Yeah, but what about this super-basic thing we've been waiting for that we still don't have, where are the performance improvements, etc etc."

I was hyper-aware of this as I transitioned out of full-time editing into full-time product management -- and you might be amazed...or you may not be....by how few of us that's EVER been the case for, to this very day. Stop building releases around bullet points for the brochure. You've done enough to help me climb mountains for a while, so pay more attention to helping me get the pebbles out of my shoe. THOSE are what's slowing me down.

Most companies never get this, or barely get this, or pay it lip service while continuing to build up bullet points for the brochure. Blackmagic is putting the bulk of their development efforts EXACTLY where MOST people wish MOST companies would put the MOST effort -- the day to day stuff.

I do like the look of Apple's new release, with the first new feature set to get my attention in years, so I'm not bringing this up as a "Who Won Today's Upgrade" conversation. (I'm never using the D word again.) The answer is, the company whose product I'm using. To hell with the rest. 😂

But I had two overwhelming reactions to today's festivities from Blackmagic.

1. This is a POINT TWO RELEASE? ARE YOU KIDDING ME????

and

2. I don't care what this is. I need to buy a rack, then buy two of THESE things for my living room just because they look so g-d d-amn cool. (Wait, did I do that right? 😂)



The new Blackmagic Audio Monitor 12G features 12G-SDI video input, HDMI output, analog and AES/EBU inputs, a powerful class D amplifier, dual subwoofers, extended range speakers, an LCD and precision meters that can display VU, PPM and Loudness ballistic scales. Where's my 'drool' emoji?

As a general-purpose fan of this industry and its tech since the 60s, Blackmagic is one the companies that endlessly delights me with their own endless delight. I get the impression that Grant is having fun with all this, and now that I live on the sidelines instead of in the game, it's sure fun to watch.

And yeah, looping Apple back in, plus frame.io, some cool stuff from AJA, and a solid handful of other announcements (Facilis, Roland, and WAVES come to mind, I'm sure there are more) -- this is easily the best couple of days of releases in ages. Certainly more here than at NAB, imo.


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Michael Gissing
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 16, 2018 at 2:23:41 am

[Tim Wilson]"I get the impression that Grant is having fun with all this, and now that I live on the sidelines instead of in the game, it's sure fun to watch."

I know he is having fun and his passion for the industry is like a little nuclear reactor at the heart of BM. But it's also good to see Apple coming out with some interesting features, especially opening up hooks to X so third parties can do the lifting but inside the app not as brittle external plugins. Smart and hey I'm happy when Blackmagic get the odd reminder that they are in competition.


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Bill Davis
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 19, 2018 at 4:38:23 pm

Fascinating days, for sure.

To my eye, there are three very generalized major themes that it feels to me are emerging...

Adobe is video creation as a part of a "spokes feed multiple hubs" approach.
Lots of discrete software stand alone programs that work independently, but also interchange with each other as needed. You pick a different program from the CC Menu, depending on where you are focused currently.

Apple's approach to video creation has a " spokes feed ONE hub" approach - with FCP X forming the command center for everything they do. You focus on ONE program. Motion and Compressor are extensions. The Extensions Manager brings third party elements fully inside the one central hub that is FCP X.

BlackMagic's theme appears to me to be more like "Video over IP will rule the world !"and flips Apple's traditional "software sells hardware" philosophy - fully into a "hardware drives software" space.

I don't comment on AVID since I know so little about them, but it appears that they are trying to navigate a transition from a traditional post suite orientation into something more agile and modern, but with so many marquee editors invested in the AVID way of thinking and working, they always need to move VERY cautiously. For better or worse.

It's a major transitional era in this stuff. No telling what will happen next.

It's also the era of the tech company comets - as witnessed by GoPro. Nowhere on the screen, then rocketing to dizzying heights, and apparently a bit of a fiery re-entry back to earth after gravity proves inescapable.

Strange days indeed.

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Oliver Peters
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 19, 2018 at 11:30:02 pm

[Bill Davis] "BlackMagic's theme appears to me to be more like "Video over IP will rule the world !""

How so? Cameras and switcher maybe, but not the entire line. Of course, that's a direction that Telestream, Grass Valley, and NewTek have been on for a while. It seems like part of their strategy, but not the whole strategy.

[Bill Davis] "It's also the era of the tech company comets - as witnessed by GoPro"

Hmm... In part. But they are the go-to product for 360, however large or small that market might be. Still the key product for "stunt" cameras, too.

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Neil Goodman
Re: Resolve 15.2
on Nov 20, 2018 at 2:56:47 am

At the endof the day -

I think Every NLE was playing catchup this year. Nothing jawdropping in the way of new features but standard features integrated back in and efficiancy seemed to be the focus.

FCPX - color wheels/ graphs, timecode window, frame viewer etc = catchup.
Avid - live timeline, title tool, multicam enhancements = catchup
Premiere - a million little catchup things - too many to mention
Davinci - a million little catchup things too many to mention.

Hopefully we see some real innovation next year but really what are we hoping for? These nify little apps now do everything and then some and for peanuts basically.


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