updated 11:15 pm EDT, Mon April 20, 2009
Media Express 2.0 launched
Blackmagic Design is using NAB 2009 to announce multiple products for post-production and broadcast industries and new workflow tools. Media Express 2.0 software is being launched, including direct capture and playback of DPX, QuickTime and AVI files, list-based batch capture and a new software interface for the Mac (also Windows and Linux support). Media Express works on all Blackmagic Design DeckLink, Multibridge and Intensity products.
Blackmagic's Linux support in Media Express 2.0 allows for fully cross-platform development on Macs, Windows or Linux machines. Version 2.0 adds new double-speed capture from Sony HDCAM SR decks and ships in June 2009.
New products include OpenGear converters, two Videohub Routers, new Mini Converters and a reduced-price Waveform Monitor. Linux support for Blackmagic Design capture cards is being launched and Blackmagic is also announcing three Optical Fiber solutions, including its Mini Converter, HDLink monitoring converter, and DeckLink capture card.