DaVicini Resolve 14

Sony Vegas used to be the poor man’s goto video editing software but it hasn’t been kept competitive and MAGIX hasn’t worked their magic on it yet to bring it back to the forefront of viable alternatives to Adobe Premiere Pro.

Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve is a serious product, and given the improvements to playback in version 14, along with a slew of other wonderful useability improvements and hardware accessories, it’s hard to ignore. We’re all hoping for a viable alternative to the $50 a month Adobe tax and Blackmagic may have given it to us. Time will tell to see how version 14 progresses.

For $299 for the pro version (and dongle-less), we will be giving Davinci Resolve a try now that it can playback 4K footage smoothly.

Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro Review

Early indications make me wonder if Blackmagic did some tweaking with the sensor for the Blackmagic Ursa Mini Pro as fix patterned noise issues and magenta issues seem to be significant reduced. More time is need to be sure, but some of those issues were overemphasized and did not necessarily present a problem after post processing. Regardless, we’re happy for the seeming improvement.

Blackmagic Announces the Ursa Mini Pro


Take the Blackmagic Ursa Mini and add in a ton of desirable additional features and you have the Ursa Mini Pro. Well we were hoping for a new, smaller, more affordable high-dynamic range video camera, this is hard not to like too.

The camera will be $6000 and uses the same sensor that is in the Ursa Mini 4.6K.

Some of the desirable additional features include:

  • Built-in ND filters
  • CFast and SD Card Slots
  • Interchangeable lens mount (including a forthcoming Nikon mount)
  • Optional SSD recorder module that attaches to the back of the camera
  • Side LCD panel
  • Upgrade price is $3500 if you already have the Ursa Mini 4.6K

See the Blackmagic website for more.