Post Production - Blackmagic Resolve

Cricket Lane/Boardwalk Pictures finishes content for Netflix using a custom Key Code Media engineered Resolve.  Real time 4k 16bit OpenEXR.

Start with Key Code Media, finish with Resolve

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 15 has taken the post production industry by storm.  Now integrated is a full suite of finishing tools including Fusion, Fairlight and now found in multiple places during production and post production.  DaVinci Resolve 15 has over 250 tools for compositing, vector paint, keying, rotoscoping, text animation, tracking, stabilization, particles and more. With new Apple Metal and CUDA GPU processing, the Fusion page is faster than ever! Fairlight audio gets a massive upgrade with new ADR tools, audio normalization, 3D panners, audio and video scrollers, a sound library database, and built in cross platform plug-ins such as reverb, hum removal, vocal channel and de-esser. There are also dozens of new features and improvements that editors and colorists have asked for. These include a new LUT browser, shared grades, multiple playheads, Super Scale HD to 8K up-rezzing, stacked timelines, on-screen annotations, subtitle and closed captioning tools, better keyboard customization, new title templates. Onset to generate dailies and in post to generate proxy media.  But where it really excels is in the conform and color grading process.  Resolve’s powerful software feature-set, coupled with harnessing the power of multiple GPUs,

Resolve is cross-platform, running on Mac, Windows, and Linux.  But which one is right for your production?  And what control surfaces give you the flexibility your talent needs, with the footprint and price tag you can handle?  What monitors do I need to display color accurately?

Key Code Media has been configuring, deploying, and supporting Resolve since day one.  Working in some of the most demanding situations out there (have you seen Netflix’s requirements?) has enabled us to choose the best of breed solutions to recommend a system that fits within your budget and generates the outcome you demand.

A complete Resolve finishing system includes:

More GPUs = more power.  But which one – and how many – should you choose? Will they fit inside your computer, or do you need an expansion chassis?

Internal cards:

  • Nvidia
  • AMD

External chassis

  • Cubix

A tactile control surface brings a new level of control to your grade.  We carry:

  • Blackmagic Panels
  • Tangent Design
  • JL Cooper

Is shared storage right for your team?  Perhaps you’d be best served with caching locally with internal storage, or to a direct attached volume?

  • Storage Area Network (SAN)
  • Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  • Direct Attached Storage (DAS)
  • Solid State OS drives
  • Flash memory or internal SSD drives (cache drives)

It’s critical that you check your color on external monitors.  How are you outputting to them?  Can they handle the frame size and frame rate you need?

  • Blackmagic Internal PCIe cards (Decklink family, Intensity Pro)
  • External Thunderbolt I/O devices (UltraStudio, Intensity family)

Can you accurately monitor your HD or UHD/4K image?  What about HDR support?  We carry the top models from:

  • Sony
  • Panasonic
  • JVC
  • Boland
  • Flanders Scientific (FSI)

Have you thought about…?

Resolve is picky about your computer’s components.  Are your systems fast enough to handle the camera formats you’re getting?  Are they optimized for best performance?

Does your SAN and infrastructure support shared Resolve databases?

Can your storage support the amount of video you need retain while at the same time giving your editors the throughput they need with newer codecs and formats?

Is your media backed-up? Offsite or in the cloud? Do you have a system to track the data?

Beefy Resolve systems – especially those with expansion chassis –  can be extremely loud.  Save your ears by putting your system in a whisper rack or in a machine room and extend control into the edit suite.

Offloading intensive rendering can speed up your workflow.  Our experts can design a render solution for your needs.

Are your monitors calibrated and balanced to faithfully reproduce your content accurately?

Do you have a support team you can rely on that understands your specialized Resolve technology and workflows?

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