Blackmagic Releases Version 5.6 Software for Multibridge, DeckLink

Blackmagic Design has launched its new Version 5.6 software for all Multibridge and DeckLink products.

The update includes new support for eyeon Fusion 5, support for 720p/50 on DeckLink high definition cards, new HDV playback support in Premiere Pro 2.0 on Windows XP and XP x64 systems. Fusion 5 is a full-featured, node-based compositing system used for digital film pipelines; when integrated with Blackmagic's Multibridge Extreme, compositors can take full advantage of a true 10 bit uncompressed 4:4:4 RGB workflow.

"We are excited to support Fusion 5 which is one of the hottest finishing tools for visual effects professionals working in the high-end film industry," said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. "With DeckLink HD Extreme and Multibridge Extreme, Fusion 5 users now have access to the highest quality and most cost effective hardware options on the market today."

Blackmagic's latest software driver Version 5.6 is available free and can be downloaded immediately from the Blackmagic Design Web site.