Blackmagic Design Demonstrates 9 New Products at IBC 2008


Last Updated: September 13, 2008 4:29 pm GMT
(IBC-Amsterdam, Netherlands--September 13, 2008) Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced they will showcase their new awarding winning product line launched earlier this year, and shown for the first time to the European broadcast and post production industries at IBC 2008.

These new products include DeckLink HD Extreme, the world's most powerful broadcast video capture card, Blackmagic Video Recorder, a low cost H.264 encoding solution for consumer video capture for iPod, Blackmagic Mini Converters and the massive Broadcast Videohub 72 x 144 3 Gb/s SDI routing switcher.

These new products will be at Blackmagic Design’s IBC stand located at 7.B21.

About DeckLink HD Extreme
The new DeckLink HD Extreme will be demonstrated with its new features, including HDMI, SDI and broadcast analog capture and playback, 3D lookup tables, and cutting edge 3 Gb/s SDI connections allowing the ability to instantly switch between standard definition, high definition or full resolution 24 fps 2K 2048 x 1556 feature film capture and playback. The new DeckLink HD Extreme is available now for $995 or €675

About Blackmagic Video Recorder
Blackmagic Video Recorder, a compact USB video capture product, for capturing direct to the H.264 file format files used on iPod™, iPhone™, Apple TV™, YouTube™, IPTV, Web or full resolution archiving. The H.264 file format used with Video Recorder allows direct capture to files compatible with mobile devices such as iPods, so users don’t need to do time consuming rendering. Video Recorder has high quality analog component, NTSC, PAL and S-Video input, and allows capture from any analog source, such as VHS, Video-8, DVD, Set top boxes etc. Video Recorder will be available later this year for only $119 or €79

About Blackmagic Mini Converters
Blackmagic Design’s new family of Mini Converters include many innovative features and technologies. There are 5 models in the Mini Converter family and each model includes powerful features such as redundant SDI inputs, balanced analog and AES/EBU switchable audio, standard ¼-inch jack audio connections and an international power supply which includes adapter plates for all international power sockets. Mini Converters include SDI to Analog, Analog to SDI, SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI models at $495 or €345, plus a Sync Generator model at $295 or €199. Unlike other converters on the market today, Mini Converters are designed to be extremely powerful while also easy to use.

About Broadcast Videohub
Broadcast Videohub is the world’s largest affordable video router with advanced 3 Gb/s SDI technology that supports routing any SD, HD or 3 Gb/s HD-SDI video format. Broadcast Videohub is large enough for the biggest post production studio, and 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 priced at a revolutionary $14,995 or €9,995 and is available now.

Product Availability
All Blackmagic products are available from 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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