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Blackmagic Design Unveils Universal Version of HDLink Software

The HDLink connects post production quality SDI video directly (February 22, 2006)

Blackmagic Design today announced Universal version 2.1 for its highly popular HDLinkT HD/SD-SDI to DVI monitoring converter. HDLink, one of the most advanced full HD resolution monitoring converters available for LCD computer monitors, now features Universal support for IntelT and PowerPC- based MacsŪ. The HDLink connects post production quality SDI video directly to any supported DVI-D based LCD computer monitor for true HDTV resolution video monitoring. Its compact design, combined with full resolution HD, makes it the perfect choice for post-production studios, edit suites, telecine or even location video shoots.

The latest software release for HDLink is designed to run seamlessly and at peak performance on both Intel- and PowerPC-based workstations and laptops. HDLink now also automatically detects DVI-D or HDMI display types and includes new improvements to 24 PsF mode and HD 720p/50 support for DVI-D and HDMI.

About HDLink
HDLink connects SDI video directly to any supported DVI-D based LCD computer monitor for true HDTV resolution video monitoring. With every pixel in the HD-SDI video standard mapped digitally onto a 1920x1200 resolution LCD display, HDLink delivers perfect digital-to-screen pixel for pixel HDTV monitoring. HDLink also supports large screen HDMI televisions for cinema style monitoring. HDLink can switch instantly between HD and SD, and features 4:2:2 and Dual Link 4:4:4 video quality, complete with two unbalanced audio outputs for low cost in-suite audio monitoring.

About HDLink Utility
HDLink Utility is a simple to use interface with pop up menus and settings for matching LCD display colorimetry. The utility allows color calibration, adjustment of lift, gain and gamma, and features pre-loaded lookup tables for a 'CRT look' and PanasonicT Cine-gamma and Thompson's Viper cameras. With a USB connection via a computer running Mac OSŪ X or later or Windows XPT, the HDLink can upload custom look up tables or add new features and updates instantly.

Pricing & Availability
HDLink is available now for US$695 from authorized Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide. Blackmagic Design's latest software driver is available free to registered HDLink users, and can be downloaded immediately from the Blackmagic Design support web site located at

About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design manufactures the world's highest quality video cards and converters for the postproduction and television broadcast industries. The Multibridge Extreme and DeckLink family of leading quality video cards have changed the post-production industry and made HDTV more affordable for everyone. Blackmagic Design was founded by some of the world's leading editors and engineers from the post-production industry. This industry knowledge and experience is constantly fed back into our products allowing us to introduce the most amazing creative tools for the industry. Blackmagic Design has operations in the USA, Netherlands, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.

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