Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced the immediate availability of a new software update that adds support for the new features in Apple Final Cut Studio 2. The new software version 6.2 for all Blackmagic Design DeckLink and Multibridge series capture and playback video products supports the new features in Final Cut Studio 2 including ProRes 422, open format timelines, new easy setup management and video output from Color.
ProRes 422 support allows real time capture directly into a compressed video format for a dramatic reduction in disk space requirements. When editing long form television programming, compressed video allows all source media to be loaded onto a disk array, while the quality is high enough for final program production.
Now all Blackmagic Design cards support capture and playback natively with the ProRes 422 format, and easy setups are included.
Unlike FireWire based products that require recompression before output to the connected video device, all Blackmagic Design cards use an uncompressed video link direct to the Final Cut Studio real time effects renderer. No FireWire recompression means editors get all their computer's CPU processing dedicated to more video layers and effects, and improved video quality.
This update supports the new Open Format Timeline technology which allows various video format files to be simultaneously played back in the editing timeline. Also supported is the new easy setup management, and video monitoring from Color software so you can see the exact color of your video work as customers perform color correction of their programs.
"This is a big update with wonderful new features our customers will really love," said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design "We have worked closely with Apple for months to make this update available the day Final Cut Studio 2 ships, and we are happy to announce its availability today as a free update to all our customers."
DeckLink v6.2 and Multibridge v6.2 software, with support for Final Cut Studio 2, is available today for download from the Blackmagic Design support web site at no charge.