Blackmagic debuts new products, including Resolve update and 4K duplicator for SD cards

Da Vinci Resolve
Neal Romanek
April 19th 2016 at 10:49AM : By Neal Romanek

New releases also include an update to the ATEM switcher and an URSA Studio Viewfinder

Blackmagic Design is introducing over a dozen new products at NAB 2016. Here's an overview:

The Blackmagic Duplicator 4K (below) allows delivery of Ultra HD content to consumers by recording files onto inexpensive SD cards, which can be distributed the moment an event finishes. It features 25 built in SD card recorders, multi-rate 12G-SDI connections and a realtime H.265 encoder, offering a way to increase revenue by selling content as an audience leaves the venue.

Blackmagic Duplicator 4K

The Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder (below) turns the Blackmagic URSA Mini into a true professional studio camera. The 7” studio viewfinder has been designed for camera operators working on live events who may be working behind the camera for several hours. It is fully adjustable and has physical buttons for fast operation. Camera Update 3.2 is also available and adds features such as talkback, tally, camera control and lens control from ATEM switchers. Blackmagic has also announced a major new camera operating system for the URSA Mini, which features a new user interface and new features.

Blackmagic URSA studio viewfinder

Customers can now build their own custom controllers for cameras and other SDI devices using the Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield. This will allow broadcast engineers to integrate Blackmagic Design cameras into their own custom systems by using this new SDI expansion board.

The Video Assist 4K (below) is an all in one professional monitor and video recording which can be used to add professional recording and monitoring to any SDI or HDMI camera. As well as a bright, hi res 7 inch monitor, the Video Assist 4K has two high speed recorders and two high quality XLR microphone inputs.

Video Assist 4K

Blackmagic has released a major update of DaVinci Resolve (pictured top). Resolve 12.5 is claimed to feature over 1000 enhancements and 250 new features, including additions to the editing toolset, enhanced color features including improved HDR support, as well as ResolveFX, a powerful new framework for native GPU and CPU accelerated effects. For more advanced visual effects work, the new FusionConnect feature lets customers send clips to Fusion.

Blackmagic MultiView 4 allows customers to monitor 4 completely independent SDI video sources on a single display. If customers output to an Ultra HD display, they will get four times the resolution of a simple HD only multi viewer.

Blackmagic Micro Converters (below): two super small, broadcast quality video converters. The Blackmagic Micro Converter SDI to HDMI converts signals from professional broadcast equipment such as cameras, decks, switchers and routers, and converts it into HDMI so customers can monitor video using big screen televisions and projectors. The Blackmagic Micro Converter HDMI to SDI model lets customers connect their HDMI equipment, such as laptop computers, gaming consoles and consumer video cameras, to professional broadcast equipment. We’ve also announced free converter upgrades that add new features to both Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 4K and Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 12G.

Blackmagic Micro Converter

Featuring the latest 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 technology, the UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 is the world’s most advanced Thunderbolt video capture and playback solution. Blackmagic has also announced DeckLink Duo 2, a new high performance capture and playback solution with 4 independent channels.

The latest ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update now adds control of all HyperDeck Studio disk recorders to all ATEM switchers. Customers can use HyperDecks as fully controllable source into their switcher workflow for live production. The latest Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update adds HDR support to UltraStudio 4K Extreme and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G.

Finally Blackmagic has announced that it has adopted TICO from intoPIX for future video solutions that support live transmission over Ethernet networks. TICO is a visually lossless compression technology designed to be the standard for moving live content efficiently over IP networks.