Blackmagic Design at Sundance with Multibridge Extreme, DeckLink HD Pro and New Software Support for Adobe Production Studio
Posted Jan 27, 2006

Blackmagic Design has announced that it is demonstrating the new Adobe OpenHD turnkey system in Intel's booth, at the Sundance Film Center in Park City. The Adobe OpenHD turnkey configuration includes an HP XW8200 dual core Xeon workstation with Adobe Production Studio, Blackmagic's Multibridge Extreme, DeckLink HD Pro, with their latest software drivers supporting Adobe's Production Studio, and WorkgroupVideohub.

The Film Center explores the craft of filmmaking by offering the opportunity to engage in a dialogue with industry leaders and filmmakers. At Intel's booth, Blackmagic is demonstrating the perfect solution for filmmakers of every genre - whether indies or feature films, episodic television, documentaries, or broadcast studios. Seamless transition between HD and SD is enabled with these latest tools from Blackmagic.

Key points:

This new software is the first of its kind with Dual Link 10 bit RGB 4:4:4 workflow capabilities for Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0. It also supports real time effects in HD resolutions and a full 10 bit workflow within Adobe Production Studio applications, enabling seamless transition between the video and graphics applications, including Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, Adobe After Effects 7.0 and Adobe Photoshop CS2.

The Multibridge Extreme breakout box is a bi-directional A/D and D/A converter that allows editors to switch seamlessly between HD and SD material, and supports dual-link HD-SDI 4:4:4. The Multibridge connects to editing systems via PCI Express boards at 10GBps, a connection that is 25 times faster than FireWire.

All DeckLink HD series cards are dual rate, enabling instant switching between HD-SDI and SD-SDI, and featuring the highest quality 10 bit SDI. This enables the video capture to retain all the subtle detail in the images, even during multi generation rendering and video processing. Access DPX Files for Digital Intermediate workflow to instantly mount QuickTime or AVI movie files as volumes full of DPX frames. Blackmagic's Framelink is also great for color finishing or for dirt and scratch removal in Adobe Photoshop.

Workgroup Easily connect everyone together in both HD or SD and eliminate the mess of manually patching editing systems to decks together into a fully featured professional routing switcher - which previously only large television companies could afford. Workgroup Videohub automatically switches between SD-SDI and HD-SDI with full 12x24 routing.

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