San Jose, Calif. - Blackmagic Design Inc. has released the Blackmagic SDK Version 1.2 for its DeckLink, Intensity, and Multibridge broadcast capture and playback products. Blackmagic SDK 1.2 is a cross-platform SDK for developers who want to write software for the capture and playback of high-quality video. The SDK is available now for the Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X platforms.
The new SDK provides access to not only the capture and playback capabilities of Blackmagic Design's products, but also direct access to the features previously not available to customers developing via QuickTime or DirectShow frameworks. This includes access to the capture control panel settings as well as other configuration and programmatic access.
With the new APIs included in this SDK, developers can now rapidly develop applications for Blackmagic Design products on both Mac OS X and both 32- and 64-bit Windows XP and Vista. This eliminates the need to constantly restructure their existing code to work around QuickTime or DirectShow framework limitations.
Blackmagic SDK v1.2 with full documentation and sample code included is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design Web site at www.blackmagic-design.com.