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

This week we are featuring the new collaboration between Cooke Optics and EZTrack on a revolutionary new cinematography technique, the upcoming Nanlux Evoke 2400B LED, and the latest DaVinci Resolve 18.5 Beta 3 update from Blackmagic Design.

Cooke Optics and EZTrack collaboration

Cooke Optics recently combined forces with EZtrack to develop a new way to visualise CGI on set. The new immersive technology blurs the lines between production and post-production by allowing filmmakers to merge images from on-set cameras with CG elements in Near Real Time, so that DoPs and directors can see a nearly finalised shot. EZTrack's extensive expertise in precise camera movement tracking paired with Cooke's /i Technology frame accurate distortion maps makes this incredible image fusion possible by allowing the VFX team to create photorealistic and lens accurate CG images just as the lens would see them. This new cinematography technique has the potential to be incredibly useful for highly complex shots involving mechanical cranes for example and was first used on the film "Comandante", shot on Cooke Anamorphic Full Frame Plus lenses.

Nanlux Evoke 2400B LED

NANLUX is teasing their most powerful point source LED to date. Note many details are available at this stage, however on thing is certain, the Evoke 2400B is shaping up to be quite the powerhouse. Offering twice the output of their current flagship the Evoke 1200, the upcoming bi-colour 2400B model packs a whopping 2400W of LED power with full Green Magenta tint in addition to IP55 rating for protection against the elements. Due to land sometime in Q4 this year, the Nanlux Evoke 2400B also teases a Bowens Mount with electronic pins for attachments, as well as DMX and LAN ports for remote control.

Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve 18.5 Beta 3

Blackmagic Design has released details for their latest DaVinci Resolve 18.5 Beta 3 update. This new release includes important updates around subtitles such as support for transcribing and generating subtitles from 14 languages, improved padding for subtitle backgrounds and the ability to edit and delete words from transcribed text. Transcription now automatically detects and displays silent segments, and users can remove such silent segments from the transcribed text. Beta 3 also adds support for Blackmagic film colour spaces in Fusion, as well as improved support for large layer counts in MultiMerge.

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