AMSTERDAM - Blackmagic Design (www.blackmagic-design.com) is at
IBC with a new Multibridge Pro editing and conversion system. Priced at $1,595,
Multibridge Pro is a PCI Express-based video capture and playback device
designed for Mac OS X and Windows-based computers.
The unit allows capture and playback to any SDI, HDMI,
analog component, analog composite NTSC/PAL, and S-Video device. Audio features
include eight channels of AES/EBU and two channels of pro balanced analog connections.
All AES/EBU inputs feature sample rate conversion for plug-and-play digital
For users working on film projects, Multibridge Pro also
includes Dual Link 4:4:4 SDI video input and outputs, and each SDI link
features the new 3 Gb/s SDI video standard for SD, HD and 2K film
The new product comes in a one rack unit chassis and
connects to host computers via a flexible PCI Express cable. When PCI Express
is connected, Multibridge Pro can be used as a capture and playback editing
solution with Adobe Premiere Production Premium and Apple Final Cut Studio software.
It can also be used as an independent, bi-directional video converter.