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Blackmagic RAW workflow deployed on Channel 5’s Clink

Prison drama shot in 4K using Blackmagic RAW 12:1 constant bitrate

Blackmagic Design has announced the use of the Blackmagic RAW workflow on Channel 5 drama Clink.

Produced by LA Productions in association with Kew Media Group, the new prison drama is based on real events and lensed by director of photography (DP) Tim Pollard, who opted to shoot in 4K using Blackmagic RAW 12:1 constant bitrate.

The edit and grade were completed in DaVinci Resolve Studio and the VFX compositing in Fusion Studio. LA Productions’ Patrick Hall revealed that the project’s fast 10-month turnaround was down to Blackmagic RAW.

“We initially tested a proxy workflow against Blackmagic RAW but found the latter to be more straightforward in terms of speed,” said Hall. “It also meant that we freed up an assistant editor do more work with keyword metadata and exports. That made it much easier finding material further down the line when cutting the promotional trailers.”