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Dec 14

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Milpitas, CA, USA – December 4, 2009 -- Blackmagic Design Inc today announced a major new update for all it’s Videohub SDI routers. This new Videohub 4.2 software update features a new updated design, new multipage view, more equipment icons, and a software development kit to let any developer write custom software for Videohub routers.

Blackmagic Design customers who enjoy the powerful broadcast quality of Videohub routers, will love the new updated design of the Videohub user interface with its new elegant look and feel. The new software update also introduces a new multipage view where users can swap whole pages of buttons for a massive 550 sources and 110 destinations. The new Multipage feature makes it even easier to have many more buttons for sources and destinations.

The new buttons view now has more icon types to represent common post production equipment. Another common request from developers, system integrators and broadcasters has been to allow custom programming for all Videohub routers. This new software update introduces an easy to use Software Developer Kit (SDK) so custom programming for all Blackmagic Videohub routers is now extremely easy. This new SDK is free of charge and includes full documentation.

By using the new SDK, any developer can now easily add extra protocol support for integration into other large routing infrastructures. In addition to system integrators who are building custom video systems, it’s now possible to design custom interfaces, web interfaces, or interfaces to custom hardware with all Videohub routers. Blackmagic Design’s new Videohub SDK supports industry standard C++ and includes all libraries and software sample code.

"Both creative and engineering customers can now have the freedom to use the Videohub software, or write their own customized control software to suit their workflows," said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. "With this update, I think Videohub is the easiest to use SDI routers for broadcasters and post houses."

Availability and Price

This new Videohub software update and Videohub SDK are available now for download from the Blackmagic Design website at www.blackmagic-design.com/support/

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s most advanced video editing products, color correctors, film restoration software, video converters, routers and waveform monitors for the feature film, post-production and broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s, DeckLink, Mini Converters, Videohub and UltraScope waveform products revolutionize the television industry by making advanced post production tools affordable to thousands of creative professionals. Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Emmy™ award winning color correction products continue to dominate and lead the industry with ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. www.blackmagic-design.com

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