Blackmagic Design Announces New Desktop Video 10

Blackmagic Design announced Desktop Video 10, a major new software update for its UltraStudio 4K and DeckLink 4K Extreme capture and playback products that replaces all processing with a wholly new design. This new software update allows for innovative features such as simultaneous capture and playback and will be available in October free of charge.

UltraStudio 4K running simultaneous capture and playback will be demonstrated with DaVinci Resolve 10 on the Blackmagic Design IBC 2013 booth in Hall 7, Stand H20. This demonstration will show live capture, color grading and then output live on the single UltraStudio 4K.

After 11 years of shipping thousands of capture and playback products for Mac, Windows and Linux, it was time to redesign the firmware and drivers to allow a new generation of features and performance. This new architecture has been designed from the ground up to be optimized for high speed Thunderbolt and PCIe computers and the new emerging Ultra HD television formats that require massive data speeds to support. This new design has also been driven by the needs of high end DaVinci Resolve customers who are working on high end feature films.

The new design replaces the entire driver set and internal processing in the UltraStudio 4K and DeckLink 4K Extreme models. This change is a purely modern design that allows exciting features such as capture and playback at the same time and in different video formats. The new design features almost zero latency, depending on the host computer for the highest performance Direct GPU support.

DaVinci Resolve 10 customers will benefit from the capture and playback support as this lets them capture direct from cameras on set, then grade the live video with multiple nodes of correction and then to output to an on set monitor all live. This makes lighting a film set easy and allows DOP’s, directors and colorists to work together to optimize the film’s look on set. Other features included in Desktop Video 10 for DaVinci Resolve include new frame buffers supporting R10K RGB, 12 bit support, higher frame rates and much more.

OEM developers will also like multiple new features to help support custom system development. These new features include full frame genlock timing, closed caption in all bit rates, automatic input detection support, better CRC input checking, extremely low latency and Direct GPU support, plus the ability to write pixels direct into frame buffers and the ability to write their own custom drivers.

About UltraStudio 4K

UltraStudio 4K, an attractively designed rack mount capture and playback device based on Thunderbolt™ technology developed by Intel® with collaboration from Apple®. UltraStudio 4K instantly switches between all SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats, supports dual stream 3D capture/playback, and includes a modern 12 bit hardware architecture, Dual Link 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K, support for up to 1080p60 and a wide range of SDI, HDMI and analog video and audio connections all for only US$995. UltraStudio 4K is the ideal solution for all post production and broadcast users when working on design, editing, paint, color correction and effects tasks.

About DeckLink 4K Extreme

DeckLink 4K Extreme is a high performance PCIe based capture and playback card that instantly switches between all SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats, supports dual stream 3D capture/playback, and includes a modern 12 bit hardware architecture.

DeckLink 4K Extreme features powerful features such as Dual Link 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K, support for up to 1080p60 and a wide range of SDI, HDMI and analog video and audio connections all for only US$995. DeckLink 4K Extreme is the perfect solution that can be installed inside high performance workstations for broadcast design, editing, paint, color correction, visual effects and more.

“We have been working on this new design for a long long time and its exciting to show it at IBC working with DaVinci Resolve 10” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “The previous driver and firmware design for our capture and playback products had served us well over the last 11 years, however it’s now time to start again by throwing away the old code and engineer a totally new design that includes all our exciting ideas into this new design. This new design is a complete reinvention of the desktop video products and is what UltraStudio 4K and DeckLink 4K Extreme were designed for. We have already seeded this update to developers and they are very excited by this update and we think customers will also love it too!”

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, 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 quality and affordability, while the company’s DaVinci Emmy™ award winning color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues 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.


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