April 11, 2007

Apple Qualifies Blackmagic Design's DeckLink HD Extreme and DeckLink HD Pro for Final Cut Studio 5.1

San Jose, Calif. - Blackmagic Design Inc. announced the qualification of its DeckLink HD Extreme and DeckLink HD Pro by Apple for use with Apple FinalCut Studio 5.1 software.
Apple qualification of capture cards is achieved through rigorous testing and analysis to ensure that devices are compatible with current Apple hardware and software.
"Having the first capture card to receive qualification for Apple's Final Cut Studio 5.1 is testament to the high standards of quality and reliability we build into our products," says Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. "Meeting Apple's high level of quality means our customers have the highest level of interoperability and performance and the best solutions for their projects."
DeckLink HD Extreme and DeckLink HD Pro, along with Final Cut Studio 5.1, are professional desktop editing solutions for professional video editors.
ExtremeDeckLink HD Extreme is the first PCIe HDTV capture card to feature both SDI and analog connections, combined with full HD and SD compatibility. DeckLink HD Extreme switches between HD and SD instantly, so it is well suited to customers who work exclusively in SD, but are transitioning to HDTV production.
DeckLink HD Pro is any HDTV capture card featuring dual link 4:4:4 video. DeckLink HD Pro supports dual link SDI, so users can work natively in 4:4:4 10-bit RGB for high-end effects and feature film work. 10-bit RGB 4:4:4 is compatible with the Sony HDCAM-SR 4:4:4 deck, and allows full color resolution. DeckLink HD Pro features dual link 4:4:4 SDI, 4:2:2 HD/SD-SDI, and 14-bit analog monitoring.