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Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve Used for Color Grading Support on "Call of Duty®: Black Ops II"


Fremont, CA - - Blackmagic Design today announced its DaVinci Resolve color correction software was used for color grading on Activision Publishing, Inc.’s record setting blockbuster Call of Duty®: Black Ops II.

Dedicated specifically to offering color grading and other high end post production services for the gaming industry, post house Company 3 worked with Activision’s award winning game developer, Treyarch, throughout the color grading process on the blockbuster title. Blackmagic Design’s Resolve software was used in combination with Company 3 Games’ proprietary technology in concert with Treyarch to deliver feature film quality grading.

“We’re delighted that our Resolve software was chosen for use in such an epic title as Call of Duty: Black Ops II. There are some very powerful movie production techniques that games, like Call of Duty®, can now take advantage of,” said Malte Wagener, Company 3’s Vice President of Games. “And in the post production phase, color grading is an extremely important example of one of these. We now offer publishers and developers the same kind of signature ’looks’ that players can associate with a certain franchise in the same way audiences immediately recognize the visual style in popular and innovative movies.”

As the world’s most advanced color correction tool, DaVinci Resolve is the standard for high end post production workflows and color correction in film, television programs, commercials and gaming.

About Call of Duty®

Call of Duty: Black Ops II is developed by award winning studio Treyarch and published by Activision Publishing, Inc. The title is rated “M” for Mature by the ESRB.

About DaVinci Resolve

Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve is the world’s highest performance color correction solution for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux computers. DaVinci Resolve supports more real time color correction than any other system because it’s not limited by the performance of the computer it’s running on. DaVinci Resolve eliminates this performance barrier because it’s based on a cluster of high performance GPU cards, so all processing is always real time. DaVinci Resolve has the power of a true real time performance solution so handles complex color grades even when using dozens of primaries, secondaries, Power Windows™, multi point tracking, blurs, and more. DaVinci Resolve provides incredible performance in a low cost solution which can be easily upgrade by adding extra GPUs for supercomputer power to handle 4K resolutions, stereoscopic 3D and real time grading direct from raw camera files such as Blackmagic Cinema Camera, ARRI raw, RED r3d and Sony F65 files which can be handled with ease.

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About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company’s DaVinci Emmy™ award winning color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check

About Company 3

Company 3 is a group of post production facilities for features, commercials, games and music videos. Known for our creative color artistry, pioneering technology and global reach, Company 3 is trusted to deliver a quality product every time.

Company 3’s incredible talent roster includes John Bonta, Sean Coleman, Siggy Ferstl, Bob Festa, Billy Gabor, Adam Glasman, Dave Hussey, Beau Leon, Tim Masick, Stephen Nakamura, Mike Pethel, Rob Pizzey, Tom Poole, Tyler Roth, Rob Sciarratta and Stefan Sonnenfeld. Twitter: @Company3

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