Blackmagic Design and SQUID Bring World Cup to Argentina’s Top Broadcasters


Last Updated: June 21, 2010 7:28 pm GMT
(Milpitas, California--June 21, 2010) Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced that its Blackmagic Design DeckLink Studio capture and playback cards, in conjunction with XV-Tech’s SQUID broadcast workflow software, are currently being used by Argentinean broadcasters TyC Sports, Telefe and Torneos y Competencias for the airing and playback of FIFA World Cup 2010 games and highlights.

The combination of the Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink products and XV-Tech’s SQUID solution has a long history of use in Argentina, which includes TyC Sports’ recent broadcast of the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. It is currently being used by more than 60 channels within Argentina.

All three broadcasters are using the joint product as part of a tapeless workflow to allow them to record and playback both SD and HD audio and video of the World Cup games. This end-to-end solution enables them to ingest feeds and integrate signals from all World Cup games for post-production and playback, and will allow for future playback and editing. All footage will be available through archiving systems once the games conclude on July 11.

XV-Tech’s SQUID provides a complete system for the management of video clips for open air and cable stations. The system includes the SQUID LoopRecorders feature, which allows broadcasters to constantly record feeds and manage them for immediate and future use, with media being recorded directly in LoopRecorders and then sent to editing and playout servers without interruption. With the LoopRecoders, DeckLink Studio is being used as the primary capture and playback device for both SD and HD signals.

“Blackmagic has been a key partner to XV-Tech for a number of years, and the combination of its products with XV is already in many of the stations here in Argentina and across South America. Decklink Studio in particular has provided reliable and affordable capture and playback capabilities that allow our broadcast customers the freedom to work in any number of formats,” said Ariel Mindiuk, president, XV-Tech.

About Decklink Studio
The world’s most compatible 10 bit video card that works in SD and HD, DeckLink Studio includes SDI, HDMI and analog video, analog and digital audio, keying in SD and a built in hardware down converter that always down converts to a separate SD SDI output, composite and s-video outputs, all in a compact and incredibly low cost solution that's perfect for broadcast editing, paint and design. DeckLink Studio supports both SD and HD and plugs into any PCI Express Windows, Linux or Intel-based Mac Pro computer. DeckLink Studio includes SD/HD-SDI, SD/HD component, composite, S-Video, 4 ch balanced analog audio, 2 ch AES/EBU, blackburst and tri-sync reference input and RS-422 deck control connections.

About XV-Tech
XV-Tech is a leading company in the supply of workflow solutions for television stations. Their software development department provides consistent innovation and support for their offerings, and their technical department is widely experienced in the integration and support of automation systems, advanced edition, and digital workflows. XV-Tech’s product line of tools, SQUID, efficiently and intuitively solves the different problems within complex broadcast structures.

About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, color correctors, video converters, routers, 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 the television industry, while the company’s DaVinci Emmy™ award winning color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984 and continue 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


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