Blackmagic Design Announces new DeckLink Mini 4K models

Blackmagic Design Announces new DeckLink Mini 4K models

Popular DeckLink PCIe cards are now upgraded with Ultra HD and HDR support!

Blackmagic Design recently announced at IBC, new DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K and DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K PCIe capture cards that include all the powerful features of the HD models but include new Ultra HD and HDR (high dynamic range) features.

These new cards are available in two models, DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K and DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K and both models support all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p30. DeckLink Mini 4K models are available from John Barry Sales now.

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The new DeckLink Mini 4K models are low profile 4 lane generation 2 PCI Express cards that include 6G-SDI and HDMI 2.0a connections. This means the high quality connections support broadcast quality 10-bit YUV and 12-bit RGB video, along with the latest Rec. 2020 color and support for high dynamic range (HDR) formats and HDR metadata. Both DeckLink Mini 4K models are fully compatible with the Blackmagic Desktop Video SDK, making them perfect for OEMs or developers that are building custom playback or recording solutions.

DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K lets customers capture broadcast quality video directly from SDI and HDMI sources like decks and cameras to their computer. The low profile design of DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K makes it incredibly versatile and ideal for integrating into mobile live capture environments and outside broadcast trucks. Both models work with uncompressed and compressed video in open standard file formats such as QuickTime and DPX so they are compatible with virtually all professional editing, color correction and visual effects software. That means customers can use the DeckLink Mini 4K models with software such as DaVinci Resolve, Fusion, Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro and more.

“Customers have been asking for an Ultra HD version of our incredibly popular DeckLink Mini Monitor and Recorder cards,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “We are very excited that we’ve been able to add Ultra HD as well as high dynamic range support in our popular PCIe cards. Now customers can work with the latest equipment more affordably than ever before, which means that it’s possible for every editing and color correction workstation to monitor or record Ultra HD and even HDR!”

Availability and Price

DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K and DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K models are available now from John Barry Sales.

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 Update Now Available

Blackmagic Design Announces DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 Update Now Available

New update adds support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, Fusion Connect on Linux and more!

Blackmagic Design recently announced a new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update for its professional editing and color correction software. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 features support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, color space tags on QuickTime export, Fusion Connect for Linux, advanced filtering options and more. DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update is available now for both DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio customers, and can be downloaded free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.

DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update adds support for additional metadata that is embedded into RAW files from URSA Mini cameras running the new URSA Mini camera operating software. The new software gives URSA Mini customers a completely new “slate” that uses tap and swipe gestures along with predictive data entry and a dictionary of commonly used shooting terminology to make entering metadata faster than ever before. This means customers using URSA Mini with DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 can now take advantage of this new metadata to organize footage, create smart bins, filter clips and more when editing and color correcting.

Customers that need to export QuickTime files from DaVinci Resolve will now be able to export color space tags with their files. Color space tags are used to identify the color space of a file such as SMPTE-C, Rec. 709, Rec. 2020 and others. This means files generated by DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 will now include the correct color space metadata information for more consistent playback in other software applications.

DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 also adds support for Fusion Connect for Linux. Fusion is Blackmagic Design’s advanced visual effects, 3D compositing and motion graphics software for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. Fusion Connect lets editors and colorists send a clip or a stack of clips from their timeline to Fusion. This creates a linked connection between Fusion and DaVinci Resolve so that when visual effects are added and rendered in Fusion, the results automatically show up in the DaVinci Resolve timeline. Fusion Connect also supports versioning, so artists can create different versions of a shot and view them in context of the entire program in the DaVinci Resolve timeline.

In addition, DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 provides additional sorting and filtering options for both editors and colorists. For example, editors can now create smart bins for timelines based on their creation or modification date, colorists can filter their timeline based on clips that have OpenFX plug-ins applied and more. Power Windows have also been improved so that opacity is now retained when converting a circular window to a custom curve, and customers that use remote grading can now copy local grades to remote grades.

“We have so many incredible ideas for DaVinci Resolve and we are extremely pleased to be able to offer so many new features to this update! Customers simply love DaVinci Resolve and the response has been overwhelming, especially from editors that are switching to Resolve for the first time.” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “This update is the direct result of customer feedback and Blackmagic Design engineers are working harder than ever to deliver the features customers want. We hope that customers benefit from our commitment and our promise to build the world’s best editing and color correction software!”

What’s new in DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2

New Features

  • Support for new URSA Mini camera metadata in RAW files
  • Support for color space tags on QuickTime export
  • Support for Fusion Connect on Linux
  • Ability to filter timeline on Color page based on clips that have OFX applied
  • Support for up to 24 audio channels on the Edit and Deliver page
  • Support for manually enabling and disabling GPUs in preferences
  • Support for display name on ALE export
  • Support for apply grade and append node graph in the main menu
  • Ability to clear tracking data for the current Power Window
  • Support for OpenCL on NVIDIA cards on Microsoft Windows
  • Ability to copy local grades to remote
  • Additional utility functions in DCTLs
  • Support for date created and data modified for timelines when using smart bins

Availability and Price

DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update and DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 Studio update are now available for download from the Blackmagic Design website free of charge for all current DaVinci Resolve customers.

Click here to download DaVinci Resolve

Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for HyperDeck Studio 12G

Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for HyperDeck Studio 12G

Blackmagic Design reduces the price of HyperDeck Studio 12G to only $1,495.

IBC 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands – September 9, 2016 – Blackmagic Design today announced a new low price for the popular HyperDeck Studio 12G of only $2,175 inc GST. HyperDeck Studio 12G is the world’s most advanced solid state disk broadcast deck, featuring VTR style controls with 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 connections for recording all formats up to high frame rate Ultra HD over a single cable.

HyperDeck Studio 12G will be demonstrated at IBC on the Blackmagic Design booth in Hall 7, Stand 7 H.20.

Since Blackmagic Design introduced 12G-SDI, customers have been adopting it as the new standard for Ultra HD. Multi rate 12G-SDI is compatible with all existing SD, HD and Ultra HD formats and equipment, up to high frame rate 2160p60, all over a single SDI cable. Customers have been replacing older quad link equipment with new 12G-SDI equipment and, as adoption has increased, manufacturing and component costs for products featuring 12G-SDI have dropped. This benefit, combined with recent manufacturing enhancements at Blackmagic Design, has made it possible to now reduce the price of HyperDeck Studio 12G to only $1,495.

HyperDeck Studio 12G gives customers an advanced technology replacement for broadcast decks that were limited to HD only. Customers get the same functionality and control of a traditional broadcast deck but with the advantage of recording directly to 10-bit 4:2:2 uncompressed files for SD and HD, or to broadcast quality Apple ProRes and DNxHD files for SD, HD and Ultra HD.

HyperDeck Studio 12G is the only deck that’s future proof and ready for every kind of production. Customers can use HyperDeck Studio 12G with all of their existing SD and HD equipment today, with the confidence of knowing that it will automatically switch to high frame rate Ultra HD 2160p60 when they need it.

 

The clarity, sharpness, detail and smooth motion of high frame rate Ultra HD makes it perfect for live sports programming. HyperDeck Studio 12G can be used with the latest broadcast switchers, such as the ATEM Broadcast Studio 12G, to record the master program output. Multiple HyperDecks can even be used to record clean feeds from the switcher, or even ISO recordings from every camera so you have full frame rate 2160p60 video available for instant replays or later post production.

HyperDeck Studio 12G features the latest multi rate 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 connections, making it compatible with virtually all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats, including high frame rate 2160p60.

There are two SSD slots allowing for continuous recording of full 10-bit 4:2:2 quality video onto standard 2.5” solid state disks. When one disk is full recording automatically continues onto the next disk. HyperDeck Studio 12G creates files that are ready for post production and SSD cards can be mounted directly on a Mac or PC computer. That means editors and colorists can instantly use the files off the disk without having to convert or transcode them. Files are compatible with all popular post production applications such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro, Media Composer and more.

HyperDeck Studio 12G has a compact, single rack unit design that easily fits into any equipment rack, flyaway kit or outside broadcast vehicle. The machined metal design makes it rugged and durable enough to use in even the harshest production environments. The VTR style controls on the front panel are designed to make HyperDeck Studio 12G easy and familiar to use. There are illuminated play, record, rewind, and fast forward buttons, along with a standard jog/shuttle wheel on the front panel. HyperDeck Studio 12G can also be controlled remotely using standard RS-422 deck control or via SDI start/stop triggers.

“The rate at which customers are adopting 12G-SDI as the new standard for Ultra HD is incredible,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “The growing popularity of 12G-SDI combined with a huge investment work in our manufacturing operations has made it possible for us to reduce the price by $1000 to only $1,495. This is exciting because now customers have an even more affordable way to perform professional recordings using state of the art solid state disk technology that’s compatible with every SD, HD and Ultra HD format available!”

HyperDeck Studio 12G Key Features

  • Record and playback of HD and Ultra HD up to 60 fps or 2160p60.
  • Capture and playback with SSDs in uncompressed 10-bit, DNxHD and ProRes quality.
  • Supports QuickTime format to uncompressed, DNxHD and ProRes files and MXF files for DNxHD.
  • Dual slots for continuous recording, when one disk is full it continues to record to the next disk.
  • 12G-SDI inputs and outputs, automatically switch between all SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats.
  • HDMI 2.0 input and outputs with support for Ultra HD 4K.
  • USB connection for software updates to add new features and video formats.
  • RS-422 deck control interface for external control.
  • Ethernet for transport control and setting changes.
  • 1 rack unit size with universal 110/240V built in power supply.

Availability and Price

HyperDeck Studio 12G is available now for US$1,495 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Video Assist 2.2 Update

Blackmagic Design Announces Major New Video Assist 2.2 Update

Major new update adds improved DNxHD and DNxHR support, as well as new monitoring options!

Blackmagic Design today announced Video Assist 2.2, a major new update for Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers that dramatically improves DNxHD and DNxHR support, adds false color monitoring, expanded focus options and new screen rotation features. The Video Assist 2.2 update will be available for download from the Blackmagic Design website next week, free of charge for all Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers.

The new Video Assist 2.2 update lets customers save DNxHD and DNxHR files in MXF containers which improves compatibility with Avid systems running on Windows and removes dependencies on the .mov file format. In addition, customers can now choose between DNxHD 220, 145 and 45 bit rates, or between DNxHR HQ, SQ and LB formats when recording.

The Video Assist 2.2 update also adds false color monitoring exposure tools to the Blackmagic Video Assist 4K. False color exposure tools make it easier to properly set exposure in different parts of the image by highlighting specific color ranges of luminance with a solid color overlay. For example, green indicates neutral grey, while pink tones are good references for skin, which is typically one stop over neutral grey. Using false color helps camera operators keep exposure consistent from shot to shot.

In addition, Video Assist 2.2 update also expands the options for focus assist so customers can now choose whether they want to see red, green, blue, black, white or traditional focus peaking indicators. This makes it easier for customers to accurately adjust focus in a wider range of scenes and under a variety of different lighting conditions. Customers will now also have the ability to manually control the screen orientation and turn off the auto rotate feature which makes it easier for customers to use Blackmagic Video Assist 4K with handheld gimbals and other equipment designed to move the camera and rig simultaneously.

“Customers love the new Blackmagic Video Assist 4K and it has become an indispensable part of every filmmakers toolkit,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “This new update is exciting because it gives customers more recording and file compatibility options than ever before, along with some incredible new monitoring tools that will help filmmakers properly expose their shots and focus them more quickly than ever before so they can shoot with confidence!”

Availability and Price

Blackmagic Video Assist 2.2 update will be available soon as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website.

Click here to visit the Blackmagic Support Center

About Blackmagic Video Assist 4K

Introduced at NAB this year, the Blackmagic Video Assist 4K is a portable all in one monitor and video recorder that can be used to add professional recording and monitoring to any SDI or HDMI camera. It features a bright, high resolution 7 inch screen for checking focus and framing, two high speed UHS-II recorders that work with the latest high performance SD cards for non-stop HD and Ultra HD recording, two extremely high quality XLR microphone inputs for professional audio recording, a built in speaker and more.

Blackmagic Video Assist 4K is perfect for customers that need better monitoring and higher quality recording. Older cameras often feature custom and hard to use file or tape formats, while lower cost consumer cameras often have poor quality file formats and small screens, limiting their professional use. Blackmagic Video Assist 4K solves this problem because it works with every type of camera from DSLRs to older tape based camcorders, and even the latest digital film cameras.