Blackmagic&s current highest resolution cine camera is getting cheaper: instead of being around ,999, the price of the URSA Mini Pro 12K has now been reduced to ,999. Perhaps in keeping with RED&s earlier promise, it&s no longer "4K for 4K" but now "12K for 6K."
We had the 12K with us in the test and were especially by the 8K and 4K possibilities positively surprised.
Blackmagic also released DaVinci Resolve 17.3 today, which is supposed to compute up to three times faster with a new engine on Apple Mac models with the M1 chip. The new engine uses tile-based rendering, in which the image is broken down into individual tiles for computation and can thus be better computed in parallel. In addition to more speed, this should also ensure a longer battery life.
DaVinci Resolve 17.3 also supports H.265 hardware encoding on the M1 now with two options. This allows users to trade off between quality or speed when rendering. In addition, DaVinci Resolve now decodes AVC Intra files using the media engine built into the Apple M1 chip, which should speed up decoding and playback when working with these file formats.
There are also new Resolve FX enhancements for all users. For example, nfresh raster shapes in the Mosaic effect, a rotation control for garbage masks, new saturation and gamma controls for the Glow plug-in, and a simulation for anamorphic fades.
Fairlight Audio is said to have made gains in latency with new drivers, now allowing adjustments in input buffering and processing latency. An improved Fairlight export dialog lets you export selected clips or tracks directly from the Fairlight page, including clip levels, fades, EQ, and effects or iXML metadata, as well as normalize clips to conform to various loudness standards.