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Blackmagic Design Updates DeckLink Card Features on OS X

Support for Final Cut Pro 5 and capture gamma table features added (April 22, 2005)

Blackmagic Design just announced that its DeckLink for Macintosh product now includes full compatibility with Apples new Final Cut Pro 5 and improvements for DI feature film workflow with new custom capture gamma table support and instant DPX file format support with our new FrameLink utility.

Final Cut Pro HD v5 Support
With support for the v5.0, DeckLink cards now include support for HDV playback via DeckLink, 12 channels of audio HD capture and playback, mixed media formats in the timeline, and real time effects in HD.

Capture Gamma Tables
DeckLinks new capture gamma tables feature allows custom gamma tables, and lift, gain, and gamma adjustments to be applied directly to capture video. This allows gamma encoded video, as used in feature film editing, to be removed during the capture process.

Users can load custom gamma tables, or use the built in preset gamma tables for Panasonic CineGamma, or gamma tables from other industry-standard cameras.

Users can also do color adjustments and correction during capture, and these settings are added to the loaded gamma table, and can be saved and loaded to files. Gamma tables are 10 bit, and fully compatible with Blackmagic Designs HDLink DVI monitoring converter, allowing users to move custom gamma tables around all systems in their facility.

Blackmagic Designs new DPX utility, FrameLink is included with this software release. FrameLink allows users to instantly open and render DPX files for DI feature film work.

DeckLink for Macintosh v5.0 includes all of these new features and will be available from the Blackmagic Design web site at no charge when Final Cut Pro 5 is released. Check for download details.

Blackmagic DeckLink cards are available now from authorized Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide starting from an amazing US$295 for uncompressed 10 bit 4:2:2. Please check for more product details and reseller locations.

About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design manufactures the world's highest quality video cards for the post production and television broadcast industries. It's DeckLink family of leading quality video cards has changed the industry and made HDTV more affordable for everyone.

Blackmagic Design is a company founded by leading editors and engineers from the post production industry. This industry knowledge and experience from our Singapore post production operations is constantly fed back into our products allowing us to introduce the most amazing creative tools for the industry.

Blackmagic Design has sales offices in Las Vegas, USA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Tokyo, Japan and International Plaza in Singapore. Blackmagic Design's headquarters, manufacturing, and development facility is located in the post production district of South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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