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16/09/2009

Blackmagic Design Releases Software Update

Blackmagic Design has announced the immediate availability of DeckLink 7.3 with loads of features for the video professional. DeckLink 7.3 is a free update and available for download now to all DeckLink customers for Windows, Mac OS X 10.6 and now Linux.
DeckLink 7.3 was demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design IBC 2009 stand.
Included in this software release is Media Express 2.0 public beta which is a major update with DPX support, playlists and an easy to use interface that’s identical between Mac OS X, Windows and Linux platforms. Now Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink cards can be plugged into either of these three computer platforms to allow a total solution for capture and playback of media.
Intensity and Multibridge installers have also been updated to include the new Media Express 2.0.
For customers using advanced 1080 progressive HD video standards, DeckLink 7.3 updates the software in the DeckLink HD Extreme 3 model with full support for 1080p50, 1080p59.94 and 1080p60.
This works in both Dual Link 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI as well as single link 3 Gb/s SDI. For monitoring, HDLink Pro models have also been updated to support the new progressive video formats, and this software update is available now.
DeckLink 7.3 for Mac OS X also supports more new features recently introduced in Final Cut Pro 7. These include support and easy setups for ProRes 4:4:4:4 and RED workflow. DeckLink 7.3 for Windows includes support for Fusion x64 as well as performance improvements.
DeckLink 7.3 Mac OS X New Features
  • Support for the new DeckLink Studio 2.
  • Support for new Final Cut Studio 3.
  • Adds new 1080p50/60 modes in Dual Link or 3Gb/s on DeckLink HD Extreme 3.
  • Adds new Dual Link and 3Gb/s 2K film modes for DeckLink HD Extreme 3.
  • Adds new 1080 RGB to YUV playback conversion on current DeckLink models.
  • Adds new ProRes 4:4:4:4 Final Cut Pro Easy Setups.
  • Adds new RED Easy Setups for Final Cut Pro.
  • Includes new Media Express 2.0.
  • Support for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
DeckLink 7.3 Windows New Features
  • Support for the new DeckLink Studio 2.
  • Includes new Media Express 2.0.
  • Adds new 1080p50/60 modes in Dual Link or 3Gb/s on DeckLink HD Extreme 3.
  • Adds new Dual Link and 3Gb/s 2K film modes for DeckLink HD Extreme 3.
  • Adds new 1080 RGB to YUV playback conversion on current DeckLink models.
DeckLink 7.3 Linux New Features
  • Support for the new DeckLink Studio 2.
  • Includes new Media Express 2.0.
  • Adds new 1080p50/60 modes in Dual Link or 3Gb/s on DeckLink HD Extreme 3.
  • Adds new Dual Link and 3Gb/s 2K film modes for DeckLink HD Extreme 3.
  • Adds new 1080 RGB to YUV playback conversion on current DeckLink models.
Further information is available at: www.blackmagic-design.com.
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