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Blackmagic Design announce 16 new products at NAB, 2009

Fibre Optics, affordable scopes, new converters, powerful router and monitoring

| Macworld UK


Blackmagic Design - new products NAB, 2009

At NAB 2009 Blackmagic design announced a host of new products, several being built around fiber optic technology, the expansion of their own Videohub routers, support for 3Gb SDI and the introduction of the Ultrascope - the world's first PC-based 3Gb/s SDI and optical fiber SDI scopes designed for editors and colorists with true broadcast engineering technical accuracy.


Blackmagic Design Announces OpenGear Converters with SD/HD auto switching, DashBoard network control and 3 Gb/s SDI. There are 8 new card-based converter products. These converters are virtually identical to Blackmagic Design's popular Mini Converter range and includes models for analog video, HDMI, auto and optical fiber to and from SDI.

Blackmagic Design Announces Two New Videohub Routers.
The world's most affordable SDI router family has grown with the addition of the Studio Videohub - a compact
16 x 32 model for just $4,995 USD, and the incredible Enterprise Videohub for the largest broadcast and post production facilities - a 144 x 288 model for
just $29,995 USD, both with 3 Gb/s SDI, built-in deck control routing, redundant power and switchable SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI, and re-clocking.

Blackmagic Design Announces Major Software Update for Videohub Routers.
New Videohub 4.0 software update has revolutionized the design of router control by using low cost all-in-one computers with touch screens as router control panels. Videohub 4.0 adds support for great-looking, easy-to-use, fully customizable "buttons" on the screen where users can choose from a number of icons of popular video equipment.

Blackmagic Design Announces its products now have support for Sony's new 3 Gb/s SDI products. Blackmagic Design has been shipping products with native 3 Gb/s SDI support for over two years, beginning with the Multibridge Eclipse in 2007.

Blackmagc Design Announces Major Mini Converter Utility 1.0 software update which allows adjustments and settings via USB, plus adds down conversion in the SDI to Analog model, and 1080p/50,60 in the SDI to HDMI model Mini Converters. Users can easily plug their Mini Converters into the USB port to make changes on their computer screens.

Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink Optical Fiber. This is the world's first 10 bit SD/HD broadcast capture card with both optical fiber SDI and regular SDI. Optical fiber cable has advantages because it's commonly available and used in computer networking.Now any PCI Express Windows or Intel based Mac computer can have Optical Fiber SDI and SDI capture and playback. It instantly switches between
SD and HD, includes RS-422, internal SD keyer, reference and 8 channels of audio. This card has the benefit of much longer cable runs, plus will not need to be upgraded as quickly as other cables when SDI data speeds increase. DeckLink Optical

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