Blackmagic Design drops more than a dozen product updates - THE ROUND-UP

ATEM software enables HyperDeck control

A new ATEM firmware adds control of all HyperDeck Studio models. An easy set up process enables users to assign HyperDecks as source in the ATEM software. Users are then able to remotely control the units from the ATEM software and hardware.

The update is avalailable now and is free of charge.


Crazily cheap Micro converters

Imagine the old Blackmagic converts but at a price of $85 and as small as possible, est voilà: Micro Converter. The units support up to 1080p60, SDI re-clocking, 10-bit video processing and the same metal housing as in previous versions.

SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI are available for $85 now.


New quad picture multiviewer

The new MultiView 4 creates a quad split window from 4 video sources. The box can also output the multiview at 2160p to make use of new UltraHD monitors for an even better image. All inputs feature automatic frame re-synchronization, so customers can mix and match any combination of video standards and frame rates, including referenced or non-referenced NTSC, PAL, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, and Ultra HD up to 2160p30, all on the same display all at the same time.

The box is available now for $495.


Video Assist gets a big brother with 4k recording

Just as the old one is finally shipping in noticable quantities Blackmagic announces a new one (again). No this is not the new Blackmagic camera, this is the Video Assist 4K.  It features two built in high speed UHS-II recorders that work with the latest high performance SD cards, making them fast enough to record Ultra HD video up to 2160p30.

Shipping now (?!) for $895.


Instantly sell your live video recordings with the Blackmagic Duplicator 4K

Imagine you could tape a live show and sell visitors a recording afterwards. The Duplicator does just that. The built-in H.265 encoders records the Ultra HD content and saves everything on each of the 25 SD card slots. The hardware encoders supports video up to 2160p60 giving visitors the opportunity to view an Ultra HD recording on their television at home. But don't worry, the recorder also does SD and HD.

Available now $1,995.


Further news:

New Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder

A professional 7" viewfinder designed for live usage with RGB tally. Sells for $1,795 in Q3.


3G-SDI Arduino Shield

A $95 extension for Arduino micro controllers to add 3G-SDI in and out for custom controllers. Available mid 2016.


New Operating System and UI for URSA Mini

I guess that already says it all… It's new, it's clean, it'll be available later this year. 


Public Beta for DaVinci Resolve 12.5

The public beta includes 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features such as new color options and better HDR support. Available for download on the Blackmagic website.


Converter Upgrades with HDMI Instant Lock and 33 Point LUT Support

Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 4K and Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 12G both get new HDMI instant lock feature, and Teranex Mini also adds 33 point LUT support. This really powerful upgrade helps when shooting with custom looks, color and gamma in realtime while on set! The upgrades for both models are available now free of charge.


New UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3

This latest model in the UltraStudio family adds the 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 technology and allows users to work with the highest quality 12-bit RGB and highest frame rate video, including stereoscopic 3D and DCI 4K. The only connection the the laptop or computer is a single Thunderbolt 3 cable. It will ship in May 2016 for $2,995.


New DeckLink Duo 2 PCIe Capture and Playback Card

Remember when Blackmagic used to build PCIe cards? They still have them and added a new one with 4 independent channels that can be assigned to either record or playback in any combination, all on a single plug in PCI Express card. Available now for $495.


Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update with HDR

This new update adds HDR support to UltraStudio 4K Extreme and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G and is available now.


Blackmagic Design Selects TICO Lightweight Compression to Move to Live Video Production over IP

Last but not least: Video over IP - a rising topic at this year's NAB if you look at the live production segment.
The TICO compatible products will include the TICO 4:1 visually lossless compression algorithms from intoPIX that make it possible to convert and transmit high-quality video streams with extremely low latency and allows them to transport HD or Ultra HD video streams over IP networks.


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