updated 07:50 am EST, Fri November 26, 2004
Blackmagic HDLink Utility
Blackmagic Design has released DVI monitoring converter. HDLink Utility automatically uploads new firmware to USB connected HDLink devices and adds new features for color settings, as well as adding a new standard definition anamorphic mode for 16:9 display. It also adds the ability to save settings and lookup tables to the host computer for sharing with other HDLink DVI converter units, which the company says is useful when setting up multi-display installations where color accuracy across many displays is critical. The Lift, Gain and Gamma controls have been improved, adding an option to enter a number of for each of the values as well as increment/decrement buttons for fine adjustment. HDLink ($700) connects post production quality SDI video directly to any supported DVI-D based LCD computer monitor for true HDTV resolution video monitoring.