LATEST NEWS FROM BLACKMAGIC…
NAB Show 2018 Press Conference
Blackmagic have a huge amount to share in this video with a number of new product updates and releases! There really is a lot to talk about so I will cover off the announcements in brief below, but you can check out the detailed product information and read the press releases by following the links. Definitely watch the press conference video as Grant Petty gives some useful insight into the thought processes behind the latest development!
Pocket Cinema Camera 4K: Blackmagic Design has announced the all new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, a handheld digital film camera with full 4/3 HDR sensor, dual native ISO with a maximum ISO of up to 25,600 for incredible low light performance as well as 13 stops of dynamic range. It also eliminates expensive external recorders, as it features a unique new USB-C Expansion Port, which allows customers to record using the internal SD/UHS-II and CFast recorders or directly to the same external disks they will use for editing and colour correction. PRESS RELEASE
Resolve 15: DaVinci Resolve 15, a massive update that fully integrates visual effects and motion graphics, making it the world’s first solution to combine professional offline and online editing, colour correction, audio post production, multi user collaboration and now visual effects together in one software tool. DaVinci Resolve 15 adds an entirely new Fusion page with over 250 tools for compositing, paint, particles, animated titles and more. In addition, DaVinci Resolve 15 includes a major update to Fairlight audio, along with over 100 new features and improvements that professional editors and colourists have asked for. PRESS RELEASE
ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K: Blackmagic Design have announced ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K, a professional all in one Ultra HD live production switcher with integrated hardware control panel. ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K features 8 independent 12G-SDI inputs, built in Fairlight audio mixer, ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyer, multiview, auxiliary and program outputs, analogue audio inputs, built in talkback, two flash based media players, professional creative transitions, a DVE for effects and more. PRESS RELEASE
MultiView 4 HD: Blackmagic Design has announced Blackmagic MultiView 4 HD, a new multi viewer that lets customers monitor 4 completely independent SDI video sources on a single display. Customers can monitor any combination of SD and HD formats and frame rates at the same time. Blackmagic MultiView 4 HD features both SDI and HDMI outputs so it can be used with both professional SDI broadcast displays or big screen consumer HD televisions. PRESS RELEASE
Mini Converter UpDownCross HD: Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Mini Converter UpDownCross HD, a new broadcast quality standards converter that lets customers convert any SD or HD video format to any other SD or HD video format via SDI and HDMI input and output connections. In addition, customers also get automatic scaling of computer resolutions to standard broadcast formats. PRESS RELEASE
Mini Converter Optical Fiber 12G: Blackmagic Mini Converter Optical Fiber 12G is a compact converter that extends SDI connections over massive distances by converting SDI to optical fiber and optical fiber to SDI in both directions at the same time. Using the new Blackmagic Mini Converter Optical Fiber 12G is an affordable way to increase camera coverage at live events because it lets broadcasters place cameras up to 10 miles away from their switchers, routers, and decks using low cost optical fiber cable. That makes it perfect for placing cameras around any studio, for use at outdoor sporting events or even concerts and theatrical performances in large venues. PRESS RELEASE
Micro Converter BiDirectional (SDI-HDMI): The Blackmagic Micro Converter BiDirectional SDI/HDMI converts signals between professional SDI broadcast equipment and HDMI sources such as computers, projectors and big screen televisions. The converter can send different video formats in both directions at the same time. For example, customers could use it to convert NTSC format video from SDI to HDMI in one direction, while simultaneously converting 1080p60 video from HDMI to SDI in the other direction. PRESS RELEASE
Grant Petty presents a comprehensive update from Blackmagic Design detailing an incredible array of new and updated products that, while primarily targeting broadcast, live production, events and studios, also deliver affordable and powerful future proof solutions for web producers, churches, schools and corporate video content. More details from this announcement
Blackmagic Design Introduces URSA Broadcast
The world’s most affordable and flexible professional HD and Ultra HD broadcast camera for live production and studio programs, at the same price of a DSLR camera!
February 1, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic URSA Broadcast, a new high end, professional broadcast camera designed for both studio programming and live production. URSA Broadcast works with existing B4 broadcast HD lenses, can be used for both HD and Ultra HD production, features a 4K sensor, extended video dynamic range, traditional external controls and buttons, built in optical ND filters, dual CFast and dual SD card recorders, and much more. Blackmagic URSA Broadcast is available now from Broadcast Bruce
Blackmagic Design Introduces New Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter
Now customers can extend and power cameras from up to 2 km away, all over a single SMPTE fibre optic cable.
February 1, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced the all new Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter and Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter which convert standard television industry connections for video, audio, power, talkback, tally and more into a single SMPTE hybrid electrical and fibre optic cable. This allows cameras to be placed up to 2 km away from a studio or outside broadcast truck using a single cable. Web producers, professional AV customers, houses of worship and educators can now afford to use the same high end broadcast technology that professional broadcasters use! The Blackmagic Camera Fiber Converter is available to order now, as is the Blackmagic Studio Fiber Converter, from Broadcast Bruce!
ATEM Camera Control Panel
To complete the live production solution, Blackmagic Design today also announced a new ATEM Camera Control Panel, which is a compact remote camera control unit designed to control up to four different URSA Broadcast, URSA Mini, Blackmagic Studio or Blackmagic Micro Studio cameras. The ATEM Camera Control Panel works with any ATEM live production switcher and features a large LCD screen, professional joystick, and control buttons that allow a single operator to monitor and adjust a wide range of technical parameters such as the black level, gain, colour balance, shutter speed and more. This leaves camera operators free to focus on the creative aspects of live production such as framing and composition. The ATEM Camera Control Panel will be available later this year.
The world’s most advanced HD and Ultra HD live production switcher with 4 M/E and 16 next generation ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers for creating incredible Ultra HD programs!
February 1, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced the new ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, the world’s most advanced high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 switcher with 20 inputs, 4 M/Es and a massive 16 next generation ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers. In addition, the ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K features 2 Ultra HD multi viewers, full 2D DVE, built in SuperSource compositing engines with 4 picture in picture DVEs, full re-synchronisation on each input and much more. In addition, Blackmagic Design has also announced a free software upgrade that adds all of the same new features to the previous ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K model. That means customers using the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K get twice as many mix effects rows and 16 new next generation ATEM Advanced Chroma Keyers added to their switcher, absolutely free – The ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K is available now from Broadcast Bruce. ATEM Switchers Update 7.3 is available now free of charge from Blackmagic Design Support for all existing ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K customers.
Newly designed, compact 1 M/E panel features updated layout and the latest advanced broadcast technology for working with all ATEM live production switchers.
February 1, 2018 – Blackmagic Design today announced the all new ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel, a new elegantly designed compact hardware control panel designed to work with all ATEM switchers. The ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel features the latest broadcast technology, smooth professional buttons, knobs, T-Bar fader and joystick, a built in LCD and more. The ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel is designed to give customers a new elegantly designed control panel that ensures precise control over their ATEM live production switcher when producing complex live television programs with multiple cameras and sources. The compact size fits in a standard equipment rack, making it perfect for use in fly away kits, outside broadcast trucks, and at live events with limited space. The ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel is available at a new low price from Broadcast Bruce!
Released April 04, 2018 – Blackmagic Cintel 2.1 Update! This software update adds new automatic image stabilisation with sub pixel accuracy, compressed RAW for smaller files, fully cropped images for all file types to further reduce file size, improved negative image quality, support for small film reels, slow film advance options, optical audio equalisation for flatter response, better keykode alignment and more. Download Here – Cintel Scanner
Released March 22, 2018 – New Blackmagic Camera 5.1 Update! New features for URSA Broadcast: Added Level A support for 3G SDI from Front and Main SDI, Improved interlaced recording for DNxHD 220X and 145, Fixed bug where only 3 custom LUT’s could be loaded, Fixed issue preventing driver from loading on Windows 10. Download Here – Camera Products
Released February 15, 2018 – Blackmagic Design Desktop Video 10.9.11 Update. This update ensures that video output preferences are correctly restored on startup, fixes intermittent issues with Premiere Pro, provides improved reliability for importing media when using Final Cut Pro X XML files, and improves performance when capturing Ultra HD with Media Express. Desktop Video 10.9.11 update also features additional performance and stability improvements and is recommended for all customers using DeckLink, UltraStudio and Intensity devices. Download Here – Capture Products
Blackmagic Design – Leading the Creative Video Revolution
Blackmagic Design has grown rapidly to become one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of creative video technology. And that’s because our philosophy is refreshing and simple – to help true creativity blossom.
Blackmagic Design’s founders have had a long history in post-production editing and engineering. With extensive experiences in high-end telecine, film and post, harnessed with a real passion for perfection, Blackmagic set out to change the industry forever.
A company dedicated to quality and stability and focusing on where it’s needed most; Blackmagic has created some of the most talked about products in the industry. World famous for their unbeatable codecs, Blackmagic envisioned truly affordable high-end quality editing workstations built upon Blackmagic software and hardware.
In November 2002, Blackmagic launched the DeckLink capture card and in doing so single-handedly made working in true 10 bit uncompressed video on a Macintosh OS X™ system an affordable reality. The DeckLink card has become a market-leading product due to Blackmagic Design’s philosophy of delivering “what ever it takes to give creative editors and designers the very best quality tools”.
“Blackmagic Design is dedicated to allowing the highest quality video to be affordable to everyone, so the post production and television industry can become a truly creative industry.” Grant Petty-CEO
Introducing URSA Mini Pro, a professional digital film camera that combines the incredible image quality of URSA Mini 4.6K with the features and controls of a traditional broadcast camera! You get a massive number of ergonomically designed controls on the side of the camera so you can adjust most settings by feel, and without ever having to take your eyes off the action. URSA Mini Pro also features built in ND filters, a status display and a revolutionary new interchangeable lens mount that lets you change between EF photographic lenses or PL and B4 lenses. URSA Mini Pro records up to 60fps and features dual C-Fast 2.0 recorders as well as dual UHS-II SD Card recorders. URSA Mini Pro is lightweight and comfortable enough to use all day, has controls that are extremely fast to use, and image quality that’s far superior to broadcast cameras costing ten times more!
Choose URSA Mini or URSA Mini Pro models
The URSA Mini family are powerful and robust cameras that are available in five different versions, so you can choose the camera that best suits your needs. Choose the affordable URSA Mini 4K and URSA Mini 4.6K models with cinema quality, fixed EF or PL lens mounts, and dual C-Fast card recorders. Or choose the all new, advanced URSA Mini Pro 4.6K that adds built in ND filters, an interchangeable lens mount, dual C-Fast UHS-II SD card recorders and powerful broadcast features and controls!
Includes DaVinci Resolve – Professional editing and advanced colour grading included!
All URSA cameras include a full version of DaVinci Resolve Studio. DaVinci Resolve Studio is editing and colour correction software that features an advanced, multi layer timeline with powerful editing and trimming tools, along with Hollywood’s most advanced creative colour correction and creative grading tools!
Pocket / Micro Cinema
Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera – A true Super 16 digital film camera that’s small enough to take anywhere!
Introducing the pocket sized Super 16 digital film camera that’s small enough to keep with you at all times, so you’ll never miss a shot! Get true digital film images with feature film style 13 stops of dynamic range, Super 16 sensor size, high quality lossless CinemaDNG RAW and Apple ProRes recording and the flexibility of an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount, all packed into an incredibly tiny size! The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera records 1080HD resolution ProRes 422 HQ files direct to fast SD cards, so you can immediately edit or color correct your media on your laptop. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is everything you need to bring cinematic film look shooting to the most difficult and remote locations, perfect for documentaries, independent films, photo journalism, music festivals, ENG, protest marches and even war zones.
The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true high dynamic range film look camera in an extremely portable size, so now you can shoot cinema quality in situations never before possible! Imagine shooting a documentary, episodic television production, television commercial or independent film in the true quality of digital film. With its extremely compact size, you can covertly shoot important and historic events such as wars, protests and other conflict in cinema quality and get a more realistic record of the event. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera is a true revolution in how you can shoot digital cinema!
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera – The world’s smallest digital film camera with innovative remote control!
Introducing the Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera, a miniaturised Super 16mm, professional digital film camera that is designed to be operated remotely and capture action anywhere! A revolutionary built in expansion port has PWM and S.Bus inputs so you can use a model airplane remote control to operate the camera wirelessly. Imagine adjusting focus, iris and zoom wirelessly! The Micro Cinema Camera is a true digital film camera that features built in RAW and ProRes recording, 13 stops of dynamic range and an MFT lens mount. You get a true digital film camera that can go where no other digital film camera can!
Get Incredible Action Shots – The digital film camera for action camera shots
The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera is an impossibly small true, professional quality digital film camera that’s perfect for use on quad-copters, as a crash cam, or even hidden on set for reality TV. You can mount it anywhere such as on a skate board or hang glider for spectacular extreme sports shots, to a drone to record panoramic fly overs, or even wear it on a helmet for the most amazing point of view shots! The Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera will make your audience say “Wow! How did they get that shot?”
Studio / Micro Studio
Blackmagic Studio Camera – The world’s smallest broadcast camera with the world’s largest viewfinder!
Introducing Blackmagic Studio Camera, the world’s most advanced broadcast camera for live production! Inside its incredibly tough, lightweight magnesium alloy body you get a massive 10” viewfinder, talkback, remote camera control, tally indicators, phantom powered microphone connections, and SDI or user installable optical fiber connections that let you connect to your switcher with a single cable! The Blackmagic Studio Camera is available in HD and Ultra HD models, and is packed with all the advanced features you need for multi camera production and broadcast!
Designed for Live Production – Perfect for outdoor and indoor live production
Now you can produce multiple camera live production in any location! The super bright large viewfinder and compact size of the Blackmagic Studio Camera makes it perfect for talk shows, sitcoms and broadcast news in the studio, or even live concerts and sporting events. The incredible lightweight compact design, fold-able sunshade and interchangeable lenses mean you can pack an entire multi camera live production rig into a single road case! Because it’s so easy to setup and use, the Blackmagic Studio Camera is also perfect for corporate AV departments, houses of worship, schools and more!
Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K – The world’s smallest Ultra HD live studio camera!
The Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K is an incredibly tiny Ultra HD studio camera that’s perfectly designed for live production. You get a full Ultra HD resolution camera that can be used in HD and Ultra HD video formats and it can be fully controlled from the switcher via the SDI control protocol. Micro Studio Camera 4K includes powerful features such as built in colour corrector, talkback, tally indicator, PTZ control output, built in microphones, backup battery, an adaptable MFT lens mount and B4 lens control output. This means Micro Studio Camera 4K is a true studio camera that is dramatically better quality than the biggest and most expensive studio cameras used today.
Live Multi Camera Production – Broadcast quality Ultra HD that’s small enough to use anywhere
The small size and completely open design of the Micro Studio Camera 4K makes it perfect for any live multi camera production! It’s virtually invisible and can be hidden just about anywhere on set, giving you the ability to have more camera angles than ever before so you can create a more interesting program. You can even hide them on stage to get incredible shots of live performances or, because they’re so small, safely fly them overhead during sporting events. It can also be used in the studio by rigging it with a professional broadcast lens and a Blackmagic Video Assist for monitoring.
Professional Recording and Monitoring
Blackmagic Video Assist – High resolution monitoring and professional recording for any camera!
Now it’s easy to add professional monitoring and recording to any SDI or HDMI camera with Blackmagic Video Assist! You get a super bright touch screen display that’s much larger than the displays found on DSLR cameras. The monitor supports 3D LUTs and includes powerful focus assist and exposure tools that make it easier to accurately set focus, expose and frame shots. Blackmagic Video Assist features high speed SD card recorders for HD or Ultra HD recording in incredible 10-bit 4:2:2 quality ProRes, DNxHD and DNxHR files in Quicktime and MXF formats. With both 7” Ultra HD and 5” HD models, Blackmagic Video Assist works with any camera that needs better quality monitoring and professional format file recording!
Two Great Models – Choose between 5” or 7″ models
Available in 2 exciting models, you can choose the Blackmagic Video Assist with a 5” screen and HD recorder, or the 7” Blackmagic Video Assist 4K with HD and Ultra HD recording, low noise balanced analog mini XLR mic inputs, a built in speaker and more! Both feature 3D LUTs, false colour, focus peaking and 6G-SDI and HDMI connections so you can add professional monitoring and recording to any camera!
HyperDeck: Studio / Pro / 12G / Mini
HyperDeck Studio – Professional broadcast decks that use fast solid state disks!
HyperDeck Studio disk recorders let you record the highest quality uncompressed or compressed ProRes and DNxHD video formats using fast 2.5″ SSDs. Designed with familiar VTR controls, HyperDeck Studio includes innovative features that extend beyond the capabilities of traditional decks. Dual SSD slots let you record continuously, so when one disk is full recording automatically continues on the next SSD. You can mount an SSD recorded from HyperDeck Studio on any computer to access your files, so you can work with your media directly without copying the files! There are three great HyperDeck Studio models to choose from depending on your budget and what video formats you need to work with!
HyperDeck Studio Mini – The world’s smallest Ultra HD broadcast deck with professional 10 bit recording and playback
HyperDeck Studio Mini is a miniaturised broadcast deck that’s so compact and portable you can use it anywhere! Even at this incredibly tiny size, you get a professional deck that records and plays back broadcast quality 10-bit video as ProRes files on commonly available SD and UHS-II cards. It’s packed with features like 6G-SDI for working with all formats up to 2160p30, HDMI 2.0 for monitoring, dual SD card slots for non-stop recording and a reference output with built in sync generator that lets you daisy chain and synchronise multiple decks together! The Dual Link 6G-SDI out can even be used to playback 720 and 1080 HD 4:4:4:4 files to separate fill and key outputs! HyperDeck Studio Mini includes industry standard RS-422 deck control, a built in power supply and Ethernet with PoE+ for custom control solutions and uploading media via FTP!
Blackmagic Duplicator 4K – Now you can real-time encode, duplicate and sell Ultra HD content to customers at live events!
The Blackmagic Duplicator 4K makes it easy to deliver multiple copies of content to customers the moment an event is finished! You get an SD card duplicator with built in realtime H.265 encoding, which is the new standard for delivering Ultra HD. The Blackmagic Duplicator 4K is the best way to deliver Ultra HD content that customers can actually view on their 4K televisions today! The multi rate 12G-SDI connections let you record in all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats, up to 2160p60. The H.265 encoding gives you higher quality video in smaller files so you can use smaller and cheaper SD cards. You can even connect multiple duplicators together to make hundreds of recordings all at once!
Instantly Sell Content – Now you can sell video at live events the moment they finish!
The best time to sell content is right after an event when people are still excited about it! Now you can capture the enthusiasm of impulse buyers and instantly sell them a copy before they walk out the door!
SmartView: 4K / HD Duo
Blackmagic SmartView 4K – The world’s first full resolution Ultra HD broadcast monitor with 12G-SDI
SmartView 4K is the world’s first full resolution rack mount Ultra HD broadcast monitor with 12G-SDI for native display of up to 2160p60. You get a professional broadcast monitor that supports the latest Ultra HD resolutions, plus automatically switches to SD and HD-SDI formats using high quality Teranex processing for a clean and professional display. The machined metal design includes a built in control panel for using features such as the built in 3D LUTs, H/V delay, blue only, zoom, focus peaking, customisation frame markers and more, either from the front panel or via external Ethernet! SmartView 4K supports VESA mounting so you can install on articulated monitor arms or rack mounting.
MultiView 4 / MultiView 16
Blackmagic MultiView – Now you can monitor multiple SDI sources on an Ultra HD monitor or TV!
Blackmagic MultiViews are the world’s first native Ultra HD multi viewers that let you monitor completely independent SDI video sources on a single HD or Ultra HD display! With full frame re-synchronisation on every input, you can monitor any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD formats and frame rates all at the same time, on the same display. When used with an Ultra HD television, the quad split view gives you four full resolution 1080 HD monitors on a single screen! You also get on screen audio meters, custom view labels and much more!
MultiView 4 – The easiest multi view you’ll ever use!
Blackmagic MultiView 4 has four completely independent 6G-SDI inputs that work with all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p30. Simply connect your sources and you’ll get a standard 2×2 grid view on an HD or Ultra HD television. Using the included Ethernet remote control software, you can turn on audio meters, choose which audio to output, as well as create custom labels, and more! MultiView 4 is compatible with the Teranex Mini Rack Shelf so you can use it on your desktop or rack mount it. You can also add an optional Teranex Mini Smart Panel for front panel control! For the ultimate in broadcast reliability and redundancy, you can power MultiView 4 via the AC connection as well as power over Ethernet!
MultiView 16 – View up to 16 independent sources at the same time!
With 16 completely independent 6G-SDI inputs, Blackmagic MultiView 16 is perfect for larger installations where you need to monitor up to 16 SD, HD and Ultra HD sources at the same time. You get full front panel router style controls, along with an LCD screen and spin knob to adjust settings, route sources to different views, turn on overlays, and more. MultiView 16 can display sources in a 2×2, 3×3 or 4×4 grid, or even in a SOLO view for full screen viewing of any single source!
Test & Measurement
SmartScope / Ultrascope
UltraScope – Broadcast accurate wave form monitoring for your studio
Now it’s easy to get accurate and professional waveform monitoring wherever you need it! UltraScope features 6 different scopes for measuring all aspects of a broadcast video signal. You get waveform, vectorscope, RGB parade, YUV component parade, histogram, audio phase and audio level meters, plus picture view! Available as a PCIe card for workstations, as a portable USB 3.0 solution or as part of a dual rack mount display. Get the technical accuracy engineers demand combined with a fast to use interface that creative professionals will love!
Eliminate Technical Errors
Professional waveform monitoring is the only way to ensure your production work meets all international standards. As well as technical monitoring and quality control, waveform monitoring is paramount during editing, mastering and colour correction. During colour correction it’s vital to see the balance of black, mid range and white in an image and UltraScope is the perfect solution because you get 6 big beautiful scopes on a single computer display. Now you can also install SmartScope Duo 4K and get waveform monitoring in racks next to your other equipment.
SmartScope Duo 4K – Dual 8″ 3 RU SDI/HD-SDI/3G-SDI/6G-SDI monitoring with built in scopes for technical waveform monitoring
SmartScope Duo 4K looks like a SmartView Duo but adds independent waveform monitoring so you can select between waveform, vectorscope, RGB parade, YUV parade, histogram and audio phase level displays. Each monitor is independent so can display any combination of scope or picture view!
Blackmagic Audio Monitor – Incredible quality audio monitoring with Ultra HD 4K technology
Blackmagic Audio Monitor provides the finest quality audio monitoring in an incredibly small one rack unit size! Featuring a dual sub-woofer design with extra wide range speakers for amazing audio, all backed by a super powerful class A/B amplifier. This precision audio and video monitoring solution includes an advanced 6G-SDI input, as well as balanced XLR analogue audio, balanced AES/EBU digital audio and consumer level HiFi audio inputs. The elegant front panel has bright multi coloured audio level meters and a built in LCD for monitoring video sources, plus you get an HDMI 4K output for monitoring on larger screens!
ATEM Live Production
ATEM Production Switchers / Television Studio HD
ATEM Production Studio 4K – The World’s Most Advanced Live Production Switchers!
Create stunning multi camera live production with the world’s most advanced production switchers! ATEM switches between SD, HD or Ultra HD video standards so you can form exciting live production with a wide range of video sources such as cameras, disk recorders and slide shows or animation from computers. You get powerful features such as chroma key, creative transitions, media pool, downstream keyers, audio mixer, multi view and more! The more advanced models include features such as up to 20 SDI inputs, SuperSource multi-layer engine, full motion DVE, stinger transitions, larger media pool with full motion clips and up to an incredible 6 auxiliary outputs!
Advanced Live Production – Creative features with advanced technology
Take your live production beyond broadcast quality! ATEM Production Studio 4K has all the features you need for the most innovative live concerts, sporting events, theatre productions, conferences and more! When you’re doing live events with super large high resolution screens, then simply switch your ATEM Production Studio 4K to Ultra HD for incredible quality. Many live events now use massive high resolution LED screens and projectors and now you can drive those screens in full resolution!
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K – The world’s first high frame rate Ultra HD switcher with 12G‑SDI!
When you need absolute performance in live production, the ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K is like no other ATEM switcher! Completely redesigned to operate up to 60 fps in Ultra HD, this new ATEM can easily handle these massive speeds! All connections are native 12G-SDI so you can connect up to 2160p60 video with a single standard BNC cable. This high performance ATEM model also instantly switches to all other HD formats so you can install it today and use it for HD, while being ready for tomorrow. That totally eliminates the cost of moving to Ultra HD in the future because ATEM does it now! This powerful ATEM also includes a larger media pool, 2 native Ultra HD multi viewers, 6 keyers, full DVE, SuperSource and re-sync on each input that all operate in Ultra HD up to 2160p60!
Powerful Software and Hardware Control – Get innovative software control or choose a hardware panel
ATEM live production switchers have the widest range of control options! You get full switcher control from any laptop or desktop computer with the included ATEM software control panel for both Mac and Windows. For demanding live production environments you can add a hardware based ATEM 1 M/E or 2 M/E Broadcast Panel featuring the highest quality buttons, knobs and faders for even faster switching! You also get an SDK for custom control. Only ATEM gives you such a wide range of control options!
ATEM Production Studio 4K: The world’s first Ultra HD 4K live production switcher! Features 6G-SDI in SD, HD and Ultra HD!
ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K: Advanced 1 M/E live production switcher with DVE, stingers and 6G-SDI so you can work in SD, HD and Ultra HD!
ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K: World’s most advanced live production switcher with 20 6G-SDI inputs, DVE, SuperSource and much more!
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K: Powerful 20 input 12G-SDI live production switcher for high frame rate HD and Ultra HD support, DVE, SuperSource, 4 media players, 6 keyers, 2 Ultra HD multi-viewers and more.
ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel: Control panel for ATEM live production switchers. Supports all ATEM switchers.
ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel: Control panel for ATEM live production switchers. Supports all ATEM switchers.
GPI and Tally Interface: Adds 8 Tally relay contacts to any ATEM switcher.
ATEM Television Studio HD is the first production switcher designed for both broadcasters and AV professionals. It includes 4 SDI and 4 HDMI inputs with re-sync on all inputs so you can use it with broadcast or consumer cameras. ATEM Television Studio HD is packed with high end features and is perfect for live production, episodic television programming, web shows, AV or even live coverage of gaming competitions! Simply plug in cameras, game consoles or computers and start switching live!
ATEM Studio and Camera Converters – Get your camera close to the action using low cost optical fibre!
Now you can position your cameras a long distance away from your switcher and get closer to the action with ATEM Camera and Studio Converters. ATEM Camera Converter is a super tough optical fibre converter with talk-back, tally, microphone inputs and a built in long life battery. Using low cost optical fibre you can connect to your cameras up to 28 miles away and even at those great distances you still get full bi-directional video, audio, talk-back and tally signals!
The ATEM Converters – Designed for live production
There are two ATEM converters for use at opposite ends of a live camera connection! ATEM Camera Converter converts your camera’s SDI or HDMI output to optical fibre, with embedded external audio and talk-back from the camera position. The machined aluminium design is lightweight, strong and includes an internal long life battery for increased portability. ATEM Studio Converter’s rack mount design has 4 bi-directional optical fibre connections so you can connect multiple camera converters and convert the optical fibre input to SDI and de-embed audio using XLR connections.
During busy live production it’s vital to be able to talk to your camera operators. ATEM Camera and Studio Converters take advantage of the 16 channel SDI audio standard and embed the talkback into rarely used channels 15 and 16. ATEM Camera Converter uses standard PC or iPhone type headsets while the ATEM Studio Converter uses more robust aviation headsets that are available in hundreds of different styles! ATEM Studio Converter also features a built in microphone input and speaker so you don’t need to use a headset.
It’s important for camera operators to know when their camera is on air, so they don’t inadvertently change their shot when millions of people could be viewing! ATEM Camera and Studio Converters support SDI tally output from the program feed of switchers, such as Blackmagic Design’s ATEM range of live production switchers. When a camera is on air a red LED illuminates on the ATEM Camera Converter and a red tally border is displayed on the converter’s SDI and HDMI monitoring outputs!
GPI and Tally Interface
Add tally to your ATEM switcher with Blackmagic Design’s GPI and Tally Interface! With 8 contact closure tally outputs, you can send a tally signal to your cameras, replay machines and monitors so everyone knows which camera is ‘on-air’! If you need more tally outputs, simply connect multiple GPI and Tally Interfaces together because it connects via Ethernet to your ATEM production switcher.
ATEM Talkback Converter 4K
ATEM Talkback Converter 4K handles up to 8 cameras for SDI talkback using embedded audio channels 15 and 16 as used on the Blackmagic Studio Cameras and ATEM Camera Converter. Supports 12G-SDI for all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60 and provides BNC connections to each camera, and an optical fiber socket for adding an optical fiber SFP module for extending camera distances when required. Includes push to talk buttons, support for tough and common aviation headsets, loop through for more than 8 camera support, built in speaker, front panel mic input and much more.
Computer Capture and Playback
Decklink PCIe Cards
DeckLink – The world’s highest performance capture cards for Mac, Windows and Linux
DeckLink capture and playback cards are used every day in the production of television commercials, music videos, episodic television programs and Hollywood feature films. With cutting edge technologies built in, you get the highest quality video and maximum reliability. No other capture cards support more applications and more platforms than DeckLink, so you can always work with your favourite software. Every DeckLink PCIe card can be installed in Mac, Windows and Linux based workstations and media servers to give you ultimate flexibility!
DeckLink 8K Pro: Featuring four quad link multi rate 12G‑SDI connections, DeckLink 8K Pro can work in all SD, HD, Ultra HD, 4K, 8K and 8K DCI formats. Available early Jan 2018.
DeckLink 4K Pro: PCIe capture and playback card with advanced 12G-SDI for working in SD, HD, Ultra HD and 4K DCI at up to 60 frames per second.
DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G: Capture and playback 12G-SDI in SD, HD, Ultra HD and 4K DCI up to 4096 x 2160 60p in 10-bit YUV or 12-bit RGB!
DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G – Quad SDI: Add Quad Link SDI input and output to DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G capture cards.
DeckLink SDI 4K: Capture and playback with 6G-SDI for SD, HD, 2K and Ultra HD.
DeckLink Studio 4K: Capture and playback 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K and analogue in SD, HD and Ultra HD.
DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K: Low profile PCIe playback card featuring 6G-SDI and HDMI 2.0a for all formats up to 2160p30, including HDR!
DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K: Low profile PCIe capture card featuring 6G-SDI and HDMI 2.0a for all formats up to 2160p30, including HDR!
DeckLink Duo 2: PCIe capture and playback card with 4 independent channels for SD and HD up to 1080p60.
DeckLink Quad 2: Eight channel configurable PCIe video capture and playback up to 1080p60.
UltraStudio for Thunderbolt – The highest quality capture and playback solutions for your Thunderbolt™ computer!
Built with blazingly fast Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 technology, UltraStudio lets you work with the highest quality video resolutions all the way up to Ultra HD 4K! Choose from a range of rack mount and portable UltraStudio for Thunderbolt models featuring SDI, HDMI and analogue video connections. UltraStudio works with all your favourite video software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Suite. UltraStudio are QuickTime and WDM based and work with any Mac OS X and Windows video software!
Choose the model that’s perfect for your needs!
UltraStudio 4K models have a rack based ‘breakout box‘ design with the latest high performance 6G and 12G-SDI video technology, and are perfect for equipment racks, post production suites or flyaway kits! UltraStudio Mini Recorder and UltraStudio Mini Monitor include SDI and HDMI connections and are great when you require either capture or playback in SD or HD. UltraStudio Mini models are Thunderbolt powered so you just plug in and go!
UltraStudio Mini Recorder: Ultra small pocket sized Thunderbolt powered recording from SDI and HDMI.
UltraStudio Mini Monitor: Ultra small pocket sized Thunderbolt powered playback for SDI and HDMI.
UltraStudio 4K: Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 solution, Dual Link 6G-SDI, HDMI, Analog, 4:4:4, 3D, Ultra HD and 4K.
UltraStudio 4K Extreme: Thunderbolt and PCIe solution, with 12G SDI, HDMI 2.0, Analog, 4:4:4, Ultra HD and 4K up to 2160p60 and hardware encoder for H.265.
UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3: Advanced 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 and PCIe solution with 12G SDI, HDMI 2.0, Analog, 4:4:4, Ultra HD and 4K up to 2160p60 and hardware encoder for H.265.
Intensity Pro 4K / Shuttle
Intensity Pro 4K – Incredible quality capture and playback in SD, HD and Ultra HD for your HDMI, YUV, S-Video and NTSC/PAL devices!
Introducing the new Intensity Pro 4K, the easiest and highest quality way to capture video on your computer! Intensity Pro 4K has all the same great features of the original Intensity Pro capture card but now you also get Ultra HD and 1080p60 high frame rate support! Now you can capture Ultra HD images at up to 30 frames per second or 1080HD at an incredible 60 frames per second! You can save files with or without compression and use it with the most popular Mac and Windows video software. Intensity Pro 4K also includes DaVinci Resolve so you get a full capture and playback solution along with professional video editing and colour grading, without having to buy any extra software!
Intensity Shuttle for USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt – Incredible 10 Bit HDMI and analogue video editing in SD and HD!
Intensity Shuttle lets you capture and playback in the most incredible quality HDMI and component analogue video in both SD and HD. Smash the quality barrier for your video work because Intensity is not only the highest quality, but also affordable! Intensity features all the video connections you need to connect to video cameras, set-top boxes, game consoles, large screen TVs and projectors. Intensity is available in a choice of models featuring either USB 3.0 or lightning fast Thunderbolt™ technology!
Web Presenter / H.264 Pro Recorder
Blackmagic Web Presenter – Now you can make any professional SDI and HDMI video source appear as a USB webcam for high quality streaming on the internet!
Blackmagic Web Presenter makes any SDI or HDMI video source appear as a USB webcam for higher quality web streaming using software such as Skype or streaming platforms such as YouTube Live, Facebook Live, Twitch.tv, Periscope and more! Blackmagic Web Presenter includes 12G-SDI and HDMI inputs, an XLR microphone input, HiFi audio input, and Teranex quality down conversion for converting any SD, HD or Ultra HD video source to 720p for easy, low data rate, high quality streaming. Plus, Blackmagic Web Presenter can even live switch programs using its built in 2 input production switcher if you add the optional Teranex Mini Smart Panel!
H.264 Pro Recorder – Capture from broadcast decks to SD and HD H.264 files!
Now it’s easy to distribute your client’s H.264 video files to websites, YouTube, iPhone and even iPad! Blackmagic Design’s H.264 Pro Recorder handles capture from all popular video formats so you can encode directly from professional broadcast decks!
H.264 Pro Recorder is for the industry professional who needs professional encoding from SDI, HDMI, analogue component/composite and balanced audio! H.264 Pro Recorder includes Blackmagic Design’s powerful Media Express software for frame accurate capturing and encoding on Mac and Windows!
Blackmagic Mini Converters: Make the move to Ultra HD with the world’s most advanced 6G-SDI converters!
Blackmagic Mini Converters are the world’s most advanced converters because they include the latest 6G-SDI technology, automatically detect the input video format and instantly change between virtually all SD, HD and Ultra HD video standards up to 2160p30! You get advanced features such as redundant SDI inputs, re-clocked loop outputs, and full analogue and AES/EBU audio connections so you can convert video, as well as embed or de-embed audio! Choose from a wide range of 3G and 6G-SDI models, depending on the conversion you need! There are even 4 super tough heavy duty models that are built to last when used under extreme conditions!
Convert Anything: Connect SD, HD and Ultra HD gear together
Millions of broadcast, news, post production and AV professionals rely on Blackmagic Mini Converters to connect all of their equipment together and keep their studios running. With over 20 different models available, there are Mini Converters with analogue, SDI, and HDMI connections that let you work with virtually all SD, HD and Ultra HD equipment! That means you can connect analogue decks to digital equipment, switch HDMI to SDI, de-embed or embed audio, or even extend signals over massive distances with Fibre Optic cables! With so many conversion options, there’s no limit to the equipment you can connect!
Simple, Compact and Rugged: Built for any environment!
Blackmagic Mini Converters are designed to be used anywhere! You can put them in equipment racks in the studio, on news trucks, or use them outside for live sports and other events. Mini Converters have a straightforward, compact design that makes them easy to use and super reliable for 24/7 operation. The built-in connections are easy to access and use standard cables, plus all models feature built-in mini switches to quickly change settings. There’s even a diagram with switch settings printed on the back so you never have to look for the manual! The Heavy Duty models are machined out of a solid block of aircraft grade aluminium and feature recessed connections that protect and shield the cables from damage, making them tough enough to keep on working, even if they get run over by a tank during production!
Teranex Mini Converters
Introducing Teranex Mini: Next generation mini converters with better technology and features!
Introducing Teranex Mini, the next generation 12G-SDI converters with award winning Teranex quality and support for all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60! All Teranex Minis include an internal AC power supply, professional XLR analogue and AES/EBU audio connections and an Ethernet connection for remote management and PoE alternate power! Teranex Mini features a user upgrade-able front panel that includes a colour display and user controls so you can quickly monitor video and change settings right from the front of the converter! You get all of the same great features of regular mini converters and so much more!
Use Anywhere: The world’s most versatile converters!
The all new Teranex Mini converters make building facilities and supporting all different types of video equipment easier than ever before. Teranex Mini is perfect for broadcast installations because they can be rack mounted and the optional front panel lets you see what’s being converted on the screen! They can even be remote managed over Ethernet. Their compact size makes them great for portable racks at live events or in broadcast trucks, plus they have professional XLR audio connections for connecting to mixers and other audio gear! You can even use them in editing and colour grading suites to drive big screen displays and projectors!
Reinventing the Mini Converter: The first mini converter you don’t have to hide!
Teranex Minis are so small that you can use them like regular mini converters such as hiding them in cable ducts, behind equipment and attached to televisions for monitoring. Teranex Mini’s new flexible design lets you use them on the desktop where you can see them, or rack mount them in larger broadcast systems. Unlike regular mini converters, you get full size professional XLR audio connections built into the converters, plus each converter has an Ethernet connection so they can be administered remotely. You get mini switches so you can change settings instantly or, when you’re doing mission critical work, you can add the optional front panel to see exactly what you’re converting.
Blackmagic Micro Converters: The world’s smallest broadcast converters!
The Blackmagic Micro Converters are incredibly tiny broadcast quality video converters that come in two models, one for converting from SDI to HDMI, and one for converting from HDMI to SDI. The rugged, miniaturised design of Blackmagic Micro Converters makes them small enough to be used anywhere and conveniently hidden out of sight! You get HDMI and professional 3G-SDI connections for working with all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60, along with an external power supply. You can even power them over USB, so Micro Converters can be powered by big screen televisions or laptop computers without having to plug them into the wall!
Use Anywhere: Pocket size broadcast quality converters!
Blackmagic Micro Converters are so small you can use them anywhere! Whether you’re carrying one in your laptop bag or in your outside broadcast van and road cases, they’re professional, broadcast quality converters that can be easily hidden so the audience never sees them. They’re perfect for use on set in broadcast news, at live events that have screens and cameras all around, or even in episodic television shows feeding big screen televisions that are part of the set!
Broadcast Quality: Big converter quality, miniaturised!
Whether you’re working in SD or HD, Micro Converters feature the same broadcast quality 10-bit video processing found in full size converters, so you always get professional industrial strength SDI signals. Blackmagic Micro Converters work with 8 and 10-bit broadcast quality video in all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60. Full support is included for embedded audio and closed captioning. With Blackmagic Micro Converters, you get a truly professional converter that’s perfectly suited for high end broadcast applications.
Teranex Standards Converters
Teranex Standards Converters – Mandated by broadcasters everywhere, Teranex is the world’s most trusted name in standards converters!
Teranex converters are the ultimate SD, HD and Ultra HD standards converters, and give you the quality and speed mandated by broadcasters worldwide. You can choose from models that give you up to a massive 1089 conversions, a wide range of broadcast connections, low latency processing, HDMI loop through and more! You get up, down, cross and standards conversions between virtually all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats and frame rates, including 3:2 cadence removal and insertion! Featuring advanced patented algorithms, Teranex converters give you visually transparent, high quality conversions in full 10-bit quality, complete with audio, closed captions, timecode and more!
Convert Anything to Anything – More real time conversions so you’ll be ready for anything!
Whether you’re out in the field or in the studio, you never know what kind of video format you’re going to get or which video format you’re going to have to provide. Teranex converters give you so many real-time conversions that you’ll be ready for anything at anytime! Convert incoming feeds from overseas, use them in front of older broadcast decks to ensure they always receive the correct signal, or carry them in broadcast trucks so you’ll be ready to work with anything that comes your way! With Teranex converters you can even convert SD to HD or Ultra HD in real time and then display it on massive outdoor LEDs or digital signs at live concerts or sporting events!
Teranex Quality – Amazing detail, sharpness and clarity
Teranex converters feature advanced patented algorithms that allow for the processing of millions of pixels simultaneously in X/Y positions and between video frames, so you get true super computer imaging power! You get full 10-bit image processing, extremely high quality de-interlacing and optical quality scaling. That means your video is converted in real time with amazing detail, sharpness and clarity. That’s why Teranex conversions are often indistinguishable from the original source video!
Teranex Express: The ultimate 12G-SDI real time up, down, cross and standards converter with 1089 conversions, embedded audio, closed captions, timecode and more!
Teranex AV: The world’s first standards converter designed for professional AV with 12G-SDI, HDMI 2.0a, XLR and HiFi connections, low latency, a still store and 1089 conversions!
Teranex 3D Processor: Full resolution dual stream 3D format and frame-rate converter with 3G-SDI, 2D to 3D image conversions, camera alignment and more for all formats up to 1080 HD.
Routing and Distribution
Smart Videohub – The world’s first SD, HD and Ultra HD mixed format routers!
Introducing the exciting new Smart Videohub, the world’s first Ultra HD mixed format routers with built in video monitoring and spin knob router control. Smart Videohub includes the latest 6G-SDI or 12G-SDI technology depending on the model, so you can simultaneously connect and route any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD video, all the way up to high frame rate 2160p60, all on the same router at the same time! You also get revolutionary new visual routing that lets you see your router connections as video on the built in LCD as you scroll the knob to select your routing. Now you can route your video simply by looking at the video!
Compact Design – Innovative control and monitoring in a compact design!
Smart Videohub’s beautiful machined aluminium design features new innovative video monitoring control. Now you can visually route video because the built in monitor lets you see live video, cross-point connection labels and TV formats displayed simultaneously. You can make selections with the spin knob or switch video with the dedicated button panel. Choose from three incredible models! The Smart Videohub 12×12, 20×20 and 40×40 all feature the amazing new control panel, built in power supply, network control and advanced 6G-SDI connections in a compact design. You can even configure all IP settings on the front of the unit without a computer!
Smart Videohub 12×12: Advanced 12 x 12 multi format SD, HD and Ultra HD SDI router with built in video monitoring, spin knob control, 6G-SDI technology.
Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12×12: Compact 6G-SDI 12 x 12 video router with built in re-synchroniser in each input. Supports SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p30. Includes push button and spin knob control, LCD, Ethernet remote control and more.
Smart Videohub 20×20: Advanced 20 x 20 multi format SD, HD and Ultra HD SDI router with built in video monitoring, spin knob control, 6G-SDI technology.
Smart Videohub 40×40: Advanced 40 x 40 multi format SD, HD and Ultra HD SDI router with built in video monitoring, spin knob control, and 6G-SDI technology.
Smart Videohub 12G 40×40: Advanced 12G-SDI router supports all SD, HD and Ultra HD SDI video formats simultaneously. Includes spin knob or push button control, LCD monitoring and Ethernet router control.
Videohub Smart Control: 40 button control panel for XY or single destination control. Supports Ethernet. Videohub Master Control
Spin knob and direct entry control panel with LCD status. Supports Ethernet.
Universal Videohub – Build your own 3 Gb/s SDI and optical fibre router!
Universal Videohub lets you build your own broadcast quality 3 Gb/s SDI and optical fibre SDI router for SD, HD, 4:4:4 and 2K video formats. Universal Videohub frames come in a choice of two sizes that let you expand your router up to either a 72 x 72 or 288 x 288 cross-point size. Every interface module in the router is card based, with each card featuring 4 inputs and 4 outputs. Mix and match interfaces and build a router with all SDI, all optical fibre SDI or a combination of both.
Innovative Features: Universal Videohub 72 lets you add up to 18 interface cards, and Universal Videohub 288 up to 72 cards, which is great for broadcast and post facilities with lots of equipment. You can hot swap interface cards while working live without the need to power down the router.
Intelligent Design: Universal Videohub models feature a frame based design with the freedom to build a router to suit your needs. The design also integrates cross-point and power redundancy and when you need to expand you can use the same interface cards in a larger frame.
Automatic SDI Switching: 3 Gb/s SDI connections automatically switch between SD, HD, 4:4:4 and 2K video formats, so you can move the highest quality video between all your editing systems, decks, monitors and more. Simultaneously route copper SDI and optical fibre SDI signals in the same router.
Modular Interface Cards: Each SDI and optical fibre SDI interface card features 4 inputs and 4 outputs, plus a breakout cable port for deck control. The Universal Videohub Deck Control Cable breaks out to 4 separate RS-422 connections. SDI and optical fibre interface cards also support 16 channels of embedded SDI audio, so all the audio channels in your signal are routed together with the video. For maximum flexibility, interface cards are all the same size and fit both Universal Videohub 72 and Universal Videohub 288, which is great if you need to use an alternative frame size in the future.
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