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Warren Manser

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CLOSER LOOK BLACKMAGIC DESIGN > MAKING VIDEO MAGIC WORDS BY CLAUDIA PAREDES Blackmagic Design was founded by leading post production editors and engineers, and it creates the highest- quality video editing products. Currently it offers digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Since 1984, the company's DaVinci Emmy-award winning color correction products has dominated the TV and film industry. Today, Blackmagic Design has offices in the United States, Britain, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. It continues to create ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Start to capture and playback feature film quality SDI, HDMI and analog video on your Thunderbolt computer. UltraStudio 3D, developed in collaboration with Apple, is the most innovative video capture and playback device, which uses Intel's new lightening fast Thunderbolt technology. This device is portable, compact and affordable while still having high performance for SD, HD or 2K capture and playback that Hollywood film, broadcast television, and post production demand. It is powerful with full hardware built in. In addition, the UltraStudio 3D supports two streams of full resolution video up to 1080pHD for new stereoscopic 3D workflow. There are many reasons why UltraStudio 3D is a must-have gadget for video producers. First, it is perfect for 3D workflow as it features both interleaved/side by side and dual stream capture and playback. "Dual stream 3D allows customers to use the UltraStudio 3D dual link SDI connections to capture and playback two streams, one for the left eye and one for the right eye," said the Blackmagic Design Team. There are two streams which are recorded into two separate media files. The UltraStudio 3D is compatible with everything. Use Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premier Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop. This genius device lets you use all the video software you need to make award from the Intensity Pro, the first HDMI and analog component. This card is ideal for HDTV or standard definition editing. It works with uncompressed SD or HHD video, and compressed codecs, and in addition also has full integration with Adobe After Effects and Photoshop. It is the professional editing device that you need that features maximum real time effects. The Intensity Shuttle for USB 3.0 is portable and simple to use. Plug it and winning films. Plus the super fast 10 Gb/s Thunderbolt connection is up to 10 times faster that USB. Now you can get the workstation class performance you need even on a notebook. "We are excited to support the new Thunderboltâ„¢ technology with UltraStudio 3D. Now there is an all in one solution to allow everyone to have access to the highest quality 3D workflows", said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. "UltraStudio 3D is the best way to get advanced 3D, 4:4:4 and 2K capture and playback, combined with conventional SD and HD at a price everyone can afford." In addition, it is also based on a new internal hardware design with support for 12 bit SDI video and full support for video rates up to 1080p60 via SDI, HDMI and analog component. Blackmagic Design offers four intensity card models. Get incredible 10 Bit HDMI and analog video editing in SD and HD start getting access to incredible quality 10 bit HDM, analog component, composite and s-video capture and playback. The Shuttle comes ready with advanced video technology such as HDMI and 1080p electronics, so it will grow as faster high performance USB 3.0 computers are released in the future! The Intensity Shuttle for Thunderbolt is powered through the Thunderbolt cable so there is no need for cumbersome power supplies. This device uses the same high- quality electronics as Blackmagic Design's high-end capture and playback solutions. Last but not least, the Intensity Extreme is the world's first HD/SD editing solution featuring Thunderbolt technology. This device is the perfect solution for videographers who look for compatibility with video editing software. Visit for more information. 80 MacDirectory

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