Blackmagic Design adds DVCPRO HD capture and playback for Premiere Pro

Milpitas, CA, USA -- 11 November, 2009 -- Blackmagic Design today announced the major update for capture and playback of DVCPRO HD and DVCPRO 50 formats in Adobe’s new Premiere Pro for Windows.

The updates for Blackmagic’s DeckLink, Multibridge and Intensity Pro, now feature direct capture and playback of DVCPRO HD and DVCPRO 50 as well as many performance improvements in Adobe's new Premiere Pro 4.2 for Windows.

DVCPRO HD features an incredibly low data rate for an online codec, and users can edit using a single internal disk such as a SATA drive or even an external USB 2 disk. Blackmagic Design also provides presets for quick and easy set-ups as part of this update.

This great new feature will mean Blackmagic Design customers producing indies, documentaries, sports, event videos, TV series and any long form video, can now take advantage of DVCPRO HD’s incredibly high video quality without the cost of expensive disk arrays.

“Our close development relationship with Adobe, has enabled Blackmagic Design to take full advantage of DVCPRO HD’s incredible video quality with Premiere Pro" said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “Our customers will love the power of Premiere Pro’s real time effects combined with the advantages of working with DVCPRO HD. The quality is extremely high and fantastic for online finishing!”


Updates to DeckLink 7.4 and Intensity 3.4 for Windows software installers are available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website at

These new software updates support all Blackmagic Design’s, Multibridge, DeckLink and Intensity editing products for Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.

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 Miniconverters, 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.