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April 2016
Issue: IBC 2007 - Day 2


AMSTERDAM - Blackmagic Design ( 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 audio connections.

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 compatibility.

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.