Blackmagic Design has announced the Multibridge Extreme and Multibridge Studio, bi-directional converters capable of switching between HD and SD with PCI Express. The Multibridge converts analog equipment to SDI-based systems by simultaneously converting from digital to analog and analog to digital at the same time.
When connected via the built-in high speed PCI Express connections, Multibridge can be used as a high quality capture and playback system. Using the built-in PCI Express 10Gb/s connection, Multibridge is capable of supporting high video data rate capture and playback from 10-bit uncompressed SD, HD, or 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 feature film quality.
Multibridge is available for Windows XP and Mac OS and is compatible with QuickTime and DirectShow X support, including support for Final Cut Pro 5, Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Shake, Combustion and Adobe Photoshop.
It supports bi-directional analog video and audio conversion, and can be rack mounted and used for converting analog equipment such as Betacam SP decks of HDV cameras, in HD or SD.
For more information, visit www.blackmagic-design.com.