That Old Black Magic Design

Staff Writer By: Ricky Grove (gToon)

That Old Black Magic Design | Black Magic Design, Da Vinci Resolve, Video Editing,

I first heard about Black Magic Design when a filmmaker friend told me about this fantastic small pro-level camera (Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera) he had just bought for a short horror film he was shooting in L.A. When I checked the company out I discovered Black Magic Design was on the cutting edge of indie filmmaking AND had a video editor as well - DaVinci Resolve. At that point, I didn't try it out though. I'm not sure why. Perhaps it was because I've been Premiere Pro editor for almost two decades now and am set in my ways, I suppose.

Well, that old Black Magic's got me in it's spell. I've been following the development of Da Vince Resolve and it's companion visual effects application - Fusion, for several years. And it's the recent release of Da Vince Resolve 12.5 that's finally got me. I'm stoked about the way the application handles media, color correction, titles and, in particular, the Deliver page for outputting your video project. So, I'm diving in.

For the next several months, I plan on learning Da Vinci Resolve 12.5 with the goal of editing my weekly Gallery of the Week and News of the Week videos for in the application. I'll periodically check in here to let you know how I'm doing.

In the meantime, you can find out more info about Da Vinci Resolve and Fusion at the website. Both apps have free, non-commerical versions available for download.

Here's a video on "what's new" in Da Vinci Resolve 12.5.