Blackmagic Design has released a massive news blast informing us of their acquisition of Ultimatte and Fairlight, as well as the new Teranex AV, DaVinci Resolve’s new 12.5.2, Video Assist Upate, new pricing on the Hyperdeck Studio and more!
Ultimatte is the the best known name for delivering broadcast quality realtime blue and green screen removal hardware and is used in studios around the world to seamlessly composite reporters and talk show hosts into virtual sets. From Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty:
“Ultimatte’s realtime blue and green screen compositing solutions have been the standard for 40 years. Ultimatte has been used by virtually every major broadcast network in the world. We are thrilled to bring Ultimatte and Blackmagic Design together, and are excited about continuing to build innovative products for our customers!”
Fairlight creates professional digital audio products for live broadcast event production, film and television post production, as well as immersive 3D audio mixing and finishing. From Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty:
“The exciting part about this acquisition is that it will add incredibly high end professional audio technology to Blackmagic Design’s amazing video products. We look forward to working with the Fairlight team to build even more exciting new products for our customers!”
The latest version of Resolve is available free for download from our site. It adds support for additional URSA Mini Camera metadata, color space tags on QuickTime export, Fusion Connect for Linux, advanced filtering options and more. It is available for free on Blackmagic Design’s website.
A new broadcast quality standards converter designed specifically for AV professionals. Teranex AV features 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0a inputs, outputs and loop through, along with AV specific features such as low latency, a still store, freeze frame and HiFi audio inputs for professionals working on live, staged presentations and conferences. Teranex AV will be available in September for $1,695 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
We reduced the price of our popular HyperDeck Studio 12G by $1,000 and it is now only $1,495.
A major new update for Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers that improves DNxHD and DNxHR support, adds false color monitoring, expanded focus options and new screen rotation features. It is available for download from the Blackmagic Design website next week, free of charge for all Blackmagic Video Assist 4K customers.
New DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K and DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K PCIe capture cards that include all the features of our HD DeckLink models but now have Ultra HD and HDR (high dynamic range) features. Both models support all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p30. DeckLink Mini 4K models are available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for only $195 each.