Welcome to the latest episode of our weekly roundup of news from the TV and film industry.

This week we are checking out some more of the latest announcements from the NAB show in Las Vegas...

We take a look at the new flagship 4K HDR reference monitor from Sony as well as their unveiling of the new HDC-5500V studio camera. We then have a run-down of the highly anticipated Inspire 3 cinema drone and Zenmuse X9-8K camera from DJI, plus we catch up on the latest from Blackmagic Design including a new version of DaVinci Resolve and big firmware updates for the Pocket Cinema Camera range.

Sony BVM-HX3110

Sony has announced a new flagship 4K HDR monitor and a new portable systems camera with a variable ND filter. Part of the Trimaster HX Reference Monitor Range, the new BVM-HX3110 flagship is a 30.5 inch 4K HDR monitor designed for colour grading and post-production employing state of the art technologies such as Sony’s dual-layer anti-reflection LCD with proprietary signal processing. Boasting a maximum brightness of 4000 nits, the monitor also offers even wider viewing angles complemented by additional optional licenses for Faster Pixel Response, HDR to SDR conversion output, 3D LUT output and more. Also at NAB, Sony announced the new HDC-5500V 2/3-inch 4K portable systems camera featuring for the first time a Variable ND filter system. The camera comes with a slide mechanism to enable use with Sony’s new viewfinders HDVF-EL760 and EL740. When used with the HDCU-5000 camera control unit, the camera can support up to 4x slow motion in 4K and 8x in HD.

DJI Inspire 3 & Zenmuse X9-8K

DJI has unleashed the long anticipated Inspire 3 cinema drone. Featuring the latest professional aerial technology, the Inspire 3 has been designed to fly the Zenmuse X9-8K Air camera offering stunning ProRes RAW in 8K up to 75fps as well as 4K/120p slow motion, both in full frame. The camera also features dual native ISO and is rated at 14+ stops dynamic range. The Inspire 3 has 9 visual sensors for omnidirectional obstacle avoidance in addition to a secondary ultra FOV built-in camera with night vision designed to help the drone operators fly within tight spaces and also provide extra visibility at night. The Inspire 3 comes with a dual battery system that allows for a maximum flight time of 28 minutes and a top speed of 94 km/h.

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 18.5 & Camera Update 8.1

Blackmagic has announced DaVinci Resolve 18.5 update with plenty of new features and improvements such as speech to text editing, automatic subtitling, AI audio classification, Universal Scene Description file support and new menus on the Cut page that save you time. On the Colour page, DaVinci Resolve colour management can now be configured on a timeline level, while the new Relight FX lets users add virtual light sources into a scene to creatively adjust environmental lighting, fill dark shadows or change the mood. In addition, the auto subtitle feature on the Cut and Edit pages can transcribe speech to text automatically into a subtitle track on the timeline. Blackmagic also released Camera Update 8.1, which adds support for vertical aspect ratio video to the Pocket Cinema Camera range, allowing users to create cinematic vertical video for social media platforms.

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