Blackmagic Design unveils DeckLink 5.7 for Windows

October 5, 2006

At IBC2006, Blackmagic Design unveiled DeckLink 5.7 for Windows with a new full-resolution HD and SD codec that combines online quality with substantial disk savings.

Traditionally, DeckLink cards are used for uncompressed work; however, with DeckLink 5.7, users can choose compressed online JPEG video that's full-resolution HD, includes high quality 4:2:2 color sampling and a low compression rate. Fully compatible with Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects and other DirectShow software, users working with online JPEG will see a significant reduction in disk space and bandwidth requirements.

Uncompressed media can be combined on the same Premiere Pro timeline as online JPEG, DV, still image files and HDV files, so users can select the best codec for the work they're doing. Online JPEG can be used for long-form content of camera-based footage, while uncompressed can be used for effects dropped into the edit timeline.

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