updated 09:15 am EDT, Fri September 9, 2005
DeckLink 5.1 for Mac OS X
Blackmagic Design today released software for Mac OS X, which enables new software driver HD down conversion in 720p mode on all DeckLink models, and a new cross-conversion allowing 720p mastering to 1080i broadcast decks in realtime. The new software driven down converter allows all DeckLink cards to play back High Definition video while down converting in realtime to standard definition (in both letterbox and anamorphic modes): all DeckLink SD and HD cards now support 720p and 1080i down-conversion on playback, while all DeckLink HD models support down conversion on the capture input. DeckLink 5.1 also updates the Blackmagic Deck Control application for automated timecode accurate capture and mastering to broadcast decks, including new brushed metal UI improvements, a new timecode and frame count display, gamma corrected output from After Effects, and updated Apple Uncompressed 422 v1.2 codecs.