updated 09:35 pm EDT, Tue April 13, 2010
NAB introductions for video production
Blackmagic has expanded its line of professional video production gear with the HDLink Pro 3D and DaVinci Resolve 7.0. The HDLink Pro 3D converter enables regular or 3D stereoscopic SDI monitoring using standard DisplayPort displays or HDMI 1.4 SDI-connected 3D televisions. The device supports interleaved/side-by-side or dual stream 3D inputs via two SDI inputs.
Users with HDMI televisions must use a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter to interface with the TV. The device also features 17-point lookup tables, six-channel audio monitoring, and support for 30-inch DVI and DisplayPort displays and 2K pixel-for-pixel monitoring.
The company's DaVinci Resolve color-correction system has been updated with support for Mac OS X. Version 7 also adds a revamped user interface, improved video field support, a new EDL library, improved support for shared databases, and new pricing.
Blackmagic now offers three levels of DaVinci Resolve, starting with the software-only solution for Macs. Customers can also choose the Mac version paired with the DaVinci Resolve control surface, or a high-end linux version that allows users to bind multiple GPU supercomputer-based systems for additional processing power.
DaVinci resolve allows users to rotate images, re-frame, or add corrections, blurs, and trackers. Users must add a third-party control panel such as the Tangent Wave, along with a single CUDA-capable GPU card.
The HDLink Pro 3D will be available later this month for $495, while a 3D software update will enable the same functionality on existing HDLink Pro models. The DaVinci Resolve 7 software-only product is available for $1000, while the control surface can be added for $20,000.
HDLink Pro 3D
DaVinci Resolve control surface