Resolve 9 and the new BMD Cinema Cam look stunning. VERY slowly getting info out of their site (which is gorgeous, BTW). Must be getting hit hard by all the Cow readers! =)
BMD has really internalized (and, more importantly, executed well) the lessons from Apple on the value of integrated hardware and software design. A very impressive business accomplishment, that I don't see any of their competitors or peers doing to this level.
- Allan White, Video Producer, Luis Palau Assoc.
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Nice job pointing to the product page Ryan. The front door is even harder to get into.
To make your life a tiny bit easier if you're trying to see the whole sweep of BMD's announcements, you might also try going straight to the press releases page: http://www.blackmagic-design.com/press/
As I understand it, the Premiere interface with Speedgrade is still at the file-based level (XML). So Resolve should be able to leverage any improvements Adobe makes to its support of FCP XML v5. Of course downstream if Adobe shifts that to an Adobe Bridge interface a-la After Effects, Speedgrade will be heads and tails easier to get timelines up and running (as long as its fed from a Premiere pipeline).
But we have to expect that Adobe will be forced to continue to ingest projects from Avid and FCP, so Resolve should have an on-going way to grow Adobe-based round-tripping.
[Paul Nordin]"But we have to expect that Adobe will be forced to continue to ingest projects from Avid and FCP, so Resolve should have an on-going way to grow Adobe-based round-tripping."
There are few companies that understands "playing nicely with others" than Adobe, because of so many hooking into After Effects, and so many projects pushed out of After Effects to perhaps even more destinations.
This is also true of Premiere. Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Rob Legato described how Thelma Schoonmaker did her editing in Lightworks, he did his work in Avid Media Composer, and they dropped all kinds of NLE sources (as well as surprise surprise After Effects), and all kinds of formats, and dropped it all natively into Premiere for playout.
I agree that in the long run, Adobe will indeed be building better bridges (ha ha) with Resolve and others. My guess is that this is part of why they hired the developer of Automatic Duck, whose only business was facilitating project exchange between products of different companies.
The lesson that everyone is increasingly learning is that, despite whatever advantages one company can offer customers who stay entirely within that ecosystem -- well, it don't happen that way in practice, does it?
And frankly, I can't think of a company more open to work with any and all comers than Blackmagic. It's all a process, but the process is definitely in motion.