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14th December 2016

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David Vincent Clarke Ltd
Unit 11, Woodingdean Business Park,
Sea View Way, Brighton, Sussex,
BN2 6NX.
Tel: 01273 205700

DVC Christmas opening times

DVC will close for the Christmas break on Friday 23rd December at 1 o'clock.We will re-open again on Tuesday 3rd January. We would like to wish all our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Order a system before midday on Monday 19th and we should be able to deliver to you before Christmas

If you order a system before midday on Monday we should be able to build, test and deliver it to you before the end of the week. Obviously there are a large variety of possible systems so if you order something that is quite rare we may not be able to do this but we can advise you if there is likely to be a problem when you place your order. For all the most commonly ordered desktop and laptop systems we should still be able to to get one made and tested in time for you to have it for Christmas. Email or ring for more details.

You can see full details of our systems here: http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/DVC_systems.html

EDIUS WorkgroupEDIUS 8.31 released

Grass Valley have released a small update to EDIUS which fixes a few bugs found in version 8.3. The main fix was to do with making a DVD or Blu-ray disc from a project that was not the correct settings for a disc. In 8.3 it would work but the menus probably did not work properly. This is fixed in 8.31.
Grass Valley have also added individual reset buttons to the curves in the primary colour corrector.
If you have the Pro version of EDIUS it will prompt you to download the update. If you have the Workgroup version you will need to visit the Grass Valley support site:
https://www.grassvalley.com/support/downloads.

You can see the videos on the new features of the 8.3 EDIUS update on our YouTube channel and on the website here: http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/What-s-new-in-EDIUS-8.3.html

EDIUS individual sections available

EDIUS WorkgroupWe have had several customers who have asked if they can just buy a section of our comprehensive EDIUS tutorial rather than whole thing, so we have made the tutorial available in 5 individual sections, with each section available for 20+VAT.  The sections are available by download only. When you order a second section and install it it will simply add chapters to the section you have already downloaded.  Obviously you also have the option to order the entire tutorial for 80+VAT .

The sections are:

  • A complete edit, tour and introduction to EDIUS 8.
  • Editing picture and sound
  • EDIUS' Effects
  • Importing and "how to.."
  • Exporting and burn to disc

Full details of what is included in each section and to order for immediate download please visit the website: http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/Order-a-section-of-the-tutorial.html

Blackmagic Resolve 12.5.4 released with support for Grass Valley HQ/HQX and MP3 files on Windows.

Blackmagic have released an update to DaVinci Resolve - their editing and grading program. This update includes two major features which will be of interest to owners of DVC editing systems:

  • Support for Grass Valley HQ & HQX MOV files
  • Support for importing MP3 files on a PC

Support for Grass Valley HQ and HQX MOV files

Resolve was able to import Grass Valley HQ and HQX MOV files since version 11. However, when they stopped using QuickTime for Windows to import QuickTime files Resolve could no longer import HQ and HQX. They have now written a new way of importing files in this codec which means we can once again import Grass Valley codec files. This is really important for users of Grass Valley EDIUS because it is the best way to get an edit out of EDIUS and into Resolve for grading.

The other good thing about this is that Blackmagic have now done this the "proper" way. Previously it was done via QuickTime for Windows, which was a 32bit application and caused a "bottleneck" when Resolve tried to play or create these kinds of files. Now it is supported directly which means they perform better in Resolve. We have tested this support on the PC, but have not been able to test it on a MAC to see if it works properly on there as well. Certainly on a PC it appears to be performing as expected.

Support for MP3

Another interesting addition is the abilityy to import MP3 files on a PC. The Mac version of Resolve has been able to do this for some time and now we can also do this on the PC version.

There are other changes, of course, which include support for the "Touch Bar" on the new MacBook Pro and a list of other updates and fixes which you can see on the Blackmagic support site, where you can also download both the Studio version and the free version: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/family/davinci-resolve-and-fusion.

You can see our Resolve systems here: http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/Blackmagic_Systems.html, and a series of free video we created about editing in Resolve here: http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/Editing-in-Resolve-12.5.html.

New Blackmagic 10.8.4 drivers

Blackmagic have produced some updated drivers for their range of cards. The changes in the read-me for the 10.8.4 drivers all relate to the Cintel Film scanner and nothing is listed regarding any other device. In our own tests they appear to work ok, although we did have an issue in Premiere Pro where the sound through HDMI appeared to drop out intermittantly. If you have a system which is working perfectly, we cannot see a good reason to update your drivers. If you have a problem then it may be worth trying them, as it is very easy to revert to earlier drivers.

You can download the new drivers here: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/uk/support/family/capture-and-playback

Avid Media ComposerAvid Media Composer update probably imminent

We believe, from comments made on the Avid Forum, that an update for Avid is going to be announced in the next few days.  If it is we will also post the information on our Facebook pages and on the DVC News website.

If an update is availabe you will be able to download it from the Avid website: https://my.avid.com/account/orientation?returnUrl=https%3a%2f%2fmy.avid.com%2faccount

You can read more about Avid DVC systems here: http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/Avid_Systems.html, and read more and order Avid and Avid updates and subscriptions from here: http://www.dvc.uk.com/acatalog/Avid_Media_Composer.html

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Current special offers

We have a couple of special offers running currently:

  • Premiere and Encore tutorials 20 - for a limited time we are offering our Premiere Pro CC and Encore CS6 tutorials at just 20+VAT for the download versions.
  • Ex-demo Teradek Cube- this Cube 255 can encode and transmit video recieved through HDMI into H.264 and send it to a Cube reciever or a computer connected via wireless. The ex-demo cube is half price at 700+VAT.
  • Editor's Keys backlit Avid keyboard - this is a completely new keyboard at a bargain price: 67+VAT
  • Atomos HD-SDI-HDMI converter - this coverter is brand new in a sealed box. It is normally 195+VAT. We are selling one only for 163+VAT.

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David Vincent Clarke Ltd
Unit 11, Woodingdean Business Park,
Sea View Way, Brighton, Sussex, BN2 6NX
Tel: 01273 205700
Web: www.dvc.uk.com
Email:  sales@dvc.uk.com

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