May 18, 2007

Blackmagic Design Announces Support for Apple Final Cut Studio 2

San Jose, Calif. - Blackmagic Design Inc. has released a software update that adds support for the new features in Apple Final Cut Studio 2.
The new software version 6.2 for all Blackmagic Design DeckLink and Multibridge series capture and playback video products supports the new features in Final Cut Studio 2, including ProRes 422, open format timelines, new easy setup management, and video output from Color.
ProRes 422 support allows real-time capture directly into a compressed video format for a dramatic reduction in disk-space requirements. When editing long-form television programming, compressed video allows all source media to be loaded onto a disk array, while the quality is high enough for final program production.
Now all Blackmagic Design cards support capture and playback natively with the ProRes 422 format, and easy setups are included. Unlike FireWire-based products that require recompression before output tothe connected video device, all Blackmagic Design cards use an uncompressed video link direct to the Final Cut Studio real-time effects renderer.
This update supports the new Open Format Timeline technology which allows various video format files to be simultaneously played back in the editing timeline. Also supported is the new easy setup management, and video monitoring from Color software so users see the exact color of their video work as customers perform color correction of their programs.
DeckLink v6.2 and Multibridge v6.2 software, with support for Final Cut Studio 2, is available for download from the Blackmagic Design support Web site at no charge.