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BLACKMAGIC DESIGN INTROS THREE NEW PRODUCTS

May 4, 2007
BLACKMAGIC DESIGN INTROS THREE NEW PRODUCTS The Multibridge Eclipse is an external PCI Express capture and playback solution that switches between SD, HD and 2K, in 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 video quality. PCs or Macs can connect to the unit via PCI Express to create a high-end editing system. The unit can also be used independently as a bi-directional SDI video converter.

Multibridge Eclipse includes the new high speed 3 Gb/s SDI connection, the latest version of the SDI video standard that allows 4:4:4 RGB and 2K film monitoring with a single BNC type connection. 3 Gb/s SDI runs twice the data rate of normal HD-SDI video, however instantly switches to traditional standard definition and high definition SDI. The 3 Gb/s SDI allows 4:4:4 RGB workflow or Blackmagic Design's new full resolution 2K feature film quality 2048 x 1556 capture and playback. The Multibridge Eclipse will be available in July for $3,495. 

The HDLink Pro is a new model of the company's HDLink converter and allows low cost DVI and HDMI displays to be used for SDI monitoring. HDLink Pro allows any supported DVI or HDMI display to be used for HD-SDI monitoring. The unit supports the new 3 Gb/s SDI standard and features color management via 3D look-up tables. HDLink Pro will be available in July for $795.

Intensity Pro is a new low-cost, high-quality video capture and playback card for pro videographers. It combines the high quality of HDMI capture and playback with the wide compatibility of analog component, NTSC, PAL and S-Video, and analog audio capture and playback. Intensity Pro enables users to capture directly from the HD camera's image sensor, bypassing the video compression chip for true uncompressed video quality. The card is now available for $349. 

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