Blackmagic Design Sweeps (five) Awards at NAB 2008 for Broadcast Videohub and Blackmagic Design Video Recorder

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Last Updated: May 8, 2008 5:43 pm GMT
(San Jose, California--May 8, 2008) Today, Blackmagic Design announced that it is the proud recipient of five awards at the recent National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) 2008 electronic media show. This is the fourth consecutive year that Blackmagic Design has been being recognized by post-production, broadcast users and the media for important innovation in video technology.

Broadcast Videohub received three awards: a Pick Hit Award from Broadcast Engineering, a STAR (Superior Technology Award Recipient) from Television Broadcast, and Vidy Award from Videography. Video Recorder received two awards: a Black Diamond Award from DV, and an Innovation Award from the 4EVER Group.

“We are extremely excited to have our products recognized by industry professionals, NAB attendees and the press, who understand our dream of bringing the highest quality editing and broadcast solutions at an affordable price everyone can afford,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “We appreciate all the hard work done by the judges and editorial staff who reviewed the tremendous products at NAB 2008, and their acknowledgment of the innovations within our new Broadcast Videohub SDI routing switcher and Blackmagic Design Video Recorder H.264 encoder!”

Blackmagic Design has quickly become the world’s leading seller of HD and SD professional and prosumer post-production cards and converters, freeing content creation from the boundaries set by previously high-priced technology. Since 2003, Blackmagic Design products have received over 30 industry awards for outstanding, leading-edge technology designs that continue to revolutionize the post-production and broadcast industries.

About Broadcast Videohub
Broadcast Videohub is the world’s largest affordable 3 Gb/s SDI router. This is the first time a large SDI router has been affordable even for smaller post production studios. Broadcast Videohub includes 72 SDI inputs, 144 SDI outputs, 72 deck control ports, twin redundant power connections, SDI re-clocking, and 3 Gb/s SDI technology all in a compact 8 rack unit chassis less than an inch deep. Broadcast Videohub is a very affordable $14,995 so now even more studios can eliminate complicated manual patching between workstations and decks. It will be available in July from all Blackmagic Design authorized resellers worldwide.



About Blackmagic Design Video Recorder
Blackmagic Design Video Recorder is the first compact USB video capture product that captures files direct to H.264 (MPEG 4) files for iPod™, iPhone™, Apple TV™, YouTube™, IPTV, Web or full resolution archiving. The H.264 file format used with Video Recorder will allow direct capture to files compatible with mobile devices such as iPods, so users don’t need to do time consuming rendering. Long tapes can be captured, and then dropped into iTunes for syncing with iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV devices. There are two models of Blackmagic Video Recorder, an analog one for consumers for US$119, and an SDI one for professionals for US$299. Blackmagic Video Recorder will be available in July from all Blackmagic Design authorized resellers worldwide.

About Blackmagic Design Inc.
Blackmagic Design Inc. manufactures the world’s highest quality video editing products, converters and routers for the post-production and television broadcast industries. The Multibridge, DeckLink and Intensity family of products have revolutionized the post production industry and made HDTV and film editing more affordable. Founded by the world’s leading editors and engineers from the post production industry, this knowledge is constantly fed back into our products. Blackmagic Design has operations in the USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia.

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