Blackmagic Design's Decklink Pro and HDLink were used to create more than 60 visual effects shots in "The Aviator." Blackmagic Design--based in South Melbourne, Australia--also used gear from Digital Neural Axis (DNA), a Venice, Calif. design and digital post house.
"With the HDLink and HD pro, not only were we able to stay in sync with the other company's work, but we were also able to see the entire sequence in action," said Darius Fisher, president of DNA.
The new HD cards offer built-in 14-bit analog outputs, DVCPRO HD capture and playback.
Blackmagic Design Announces Upgrade Program
(November 20, 2003) Tokyo, Japan--Blackmagic Design has announced an upgrade program for all Kona HD and Kona SD users to DeckLink HD for $995. For two years, Kona SD and Kona HD have been compatible with the Blackmagic Design QuickTime drivers. As systems get faster, and PCI-X becomes standard on new Apple G5 tower systems, customers can now upgrade to DeckLink HD to take advantage of that speed.