FREMONT, CA — Blackmagic Design (www.blackmagicdesign.com) announces a range of new products at the 2015 IBC show in Amsterdam, including the B4 mount for the company’s Ursa Mini cameras, a new edition to its Decklink line of capture and playback called the Decklink Quad 2, a new version of MultiView 16, new models of Teranex Mini video converters and the newest version of Teranex software. In addition, the company announces that Resolve 12 is now shipping.
The Ursa Mini B4 Mount ($295; available November) modification for the Ursa Mini PL camera is designed to replace the existing PL lens mount on Blackmagic Ursa Mini PL, turning it into a B4 camera for HD. To install the B4 mount, customers simply take the PL lens mount off where it is normally removed for shimming PL lenses and bolt on the B4 lens mount. According to Blackmagic, this is a true lens mount replacement that features precision glass optics specifically designed to match Blackmagic Ursa Mini’s sensor with high definition broadcast B4 lenses. The B4 mount also features spherical aberration correction so customers can use their lenses wide open with no blooming effect. It can be used with both 4K and 4.6K PL models of the URSA Mini.
The company’s Decklink Quad 2: ($995; available Q4) is a high-performance capture and playback solution that puts the power of eight DeckLink cards onto a single circuit board that plugs into a single PCI Express slot. Designed for developers and OEMs, DeckLink Quad 2 intended for media play-out servers, multi screen digital signage servers, real-time processors and more.
MultiView 16 update (Free of charge to existing customers; available November) is a major update for its Blackmagic MultiView 16 that features new audio meters, enhanced on screen labels, RGB output over HDMI and more. With the update, customers can now view audio meters independently for each video input. The meters are superimposed over the video in all layouts including 2 x 2, 3 x 3, 4 x 4 and solo view; and they feature correct VU ballistics that accurately conform to the VU meter standard. This means broadcasters can rely on the on-screen meters and use them as an accurate tool since they are designed to adhere to professional specifications and behave in the same way as a mechanical VU meter. In addition, on-screen view labels now resize proportionally based on the selected layout so they better match the view size. Both audio meters and labels can now be turned on and off independently using the on screen menus.
SD anamorphic support is also added to let customers view 16 x 9 anamorphic SD video sources in widescreen. This update adds support for RGB output over HDMI for greater compatibility with even more Ultra HD displays or televisions, and improves the clarity of output when MultiView 16 is used with regular HD displays.
Three new Teranex Mini video converter models are now available ($995), allowing customers to convert from 12G-SDI to Quad SDI, from Quad SDI to 12G-SDI, and to distribute a single SDI source to eight SDI outputs.
Teranex 4.2 (available now) update adds advanced noise reduction algorithms, Level A SDI support, audio metering and more to Teranex Express. With this new software update customers can dramatically improve the picture quality of noisy source footage, as well as convert between 1089 different SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats up to 2160p60, all in realtime.
The new DaVinci Resolve 12 ($995), one of the software’s biggest updates with new features, making it both a powerful editor and advanced color grading system, is now shipping.