04.14.2006 12:00 AM
Blackmagic Adds 2K Support to Multibridge Extreme
Blackmagic Design has upgraded its Multibridge Extreme software to include true 2K-resolution support.

Version 5.5 of Blackmagic Design's Multibridge Extreme all-in-one bi-directional converter now includes 2K, 10-bit RGB playout for Apple Final Cut Pro on Mac OS X and Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 on Windows XP. It features SDI digital video, analog component video, 8 channels of AES/EBU digital audio, and a new high-speed 10 GBps PCI-Express connection. It can be used as an audio and video converter, or as an editing and compositing system for broadcast, post-production and film projects. It instantly switches between HD and SD with 4:2:2 and Dual Link 4:4:4 video quality.

"We originally designed Multibridge Extreme with massive bandwidth and processing power for high end tasks, such as true 2K film resolution support. Multibridge Extreme enables digital effects artists to work in full 2048 x 1556 resolution, exceeding the high resolution of the HDTV format, which is perfect for Digital Intermediate feature film work" said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design.

Blackmagic's latest software driver is available free to registered Multibridge Extreme users, and can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design support Web site.

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