October 14, 2008

Digidesign Certifies Blackmagic Design DeckLink HD Extreme with Pro Tools 8

San Jose, Calif. - Blackmagic Design Inc. announced that Digidesign, a part of Avid Technology Inc., has certified its DeckLink HD Extreme card for use with Pro Tools|HD 8 and Pro Tools LE 8 on Mac OS X Leopard.
“HD video monitoring is now the norm in audio suites, and Blackmagic Design's DeckLink HD Extreme provides the perfect balance of flexibility and price for Pro Tools users who want full-quality, real-time HD QuickTime output,” says Gordon Lyon, senior product manager, Post Production, Digidesign.
With Blackmagic Design's DeckLink HD Extreme, Pro Tools users can now monitor most common QuickTime HD and SD video formats directly from their Pro Tools video track out to high-end professional video monitoring devices, such as broadcast monitors, large screen LCDs, or plasmas.
“Compatibility with Pro Tools is one of the most requested features from our customers and I'm very happy that Digidesign has now certified DeckLink HD Extreme. Digidesign's Pro Tools is a very well respected audio tool and we're very pleased to be supporting such a powerful tool,” says Kristian Lam, product manager, Blackmagic Design.