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OS X 10.9.4 makes unannounced fixes to Mac Pro rendering problems

07/02, 4:21pm

Solves issues with video editors, multiple displays

This Monday's OS X 10.9.4 update appears to have made undocumented fixes to rendering problems with the 2013 Mac Pro, users say. Under v10.9.3, people running video editors like Adobe Premiere Pro and Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve were encountering problems such as crashes, freezes, pink and green lines in exported clips, and videos stalling during the export process. Posts on Adobe and Blackmagic's forums indicate that after updating OS X, video output is back to normal.

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera leaks ahead of NAB reveal

04/08, 1:52pm

Micro Four Thirds camera uses Super-16 1080HD sensor

A Micro Four Thirds camera from Blackmagic has leaked online, ahead of its official reveal at the NAB show in Las Vegas. The Pocket Cinema Camera, a more consumer-oriented version of the Cinema Camera MFT, will retain the same lens mounting capability as its predecessor while also adding a number of user-friendly features.

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Blackmagic Design outs three new editing products at NAB

04/16, 2:40pm

Blackmagic shows new gear with Thunderbolt ports

Blackmagic Design at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show outed three new products for professional video editors. The Universal Videohub Editing Interface has a Thunderbolt interface with four ports and four reference signal inputs. It plugs into the company's Universal Videohub 72 and 288 models.

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Blackmagic ships UltraStudio 3D capture box with Thunderbolt

08/29, 12:10pm

Blackmagic UltraStudio 3D now ready to use

Blackmagic became one of the first with shipping video-oriented Thunderbolt hardware as it released the UltraStudio 3D. The device first shown in April uses the high-speed interface to support as much as dual-stream 3D video, 2K 2D video, and 1080p, 60FPS 2D over SDI. The choice of Thunderbolt lets even an 11-inch MacBook Air potentially process video it might not otherwise.

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Apple posts Final Cut Pro X FAQ, promises multicam and more

06/29, 7:30am

Apple FCPX FAQ talks big features in updates

Apple has quietly posted an FAQ for Final Cut Pro X to tackle the complaints and concerns in the wake of a controversial release. The answers more formally address questions to the media and make multiple promises of updates. Multicam editing is coming to a future Final Cut Pro update, something which Apple says it couldn't roll into a minor patch but had to come soon.

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Blackmagic UltraStudio capture boxes get Thunderbolt, USB 3

04/11, 2:30pm

Blackmagic intros UltraStudio 3D with Thunderbolt

Blackmagic used the start of the NAB media show to bring out a pair of video capture boxes to use the latest in input. The UltraStudio 3D is one of the first of its kind to use Intel and Apple's Thunderbolt and uses it to provide a separate video stream for the left-eye and right-eye feeds in a single stereoscopic 3D image, even on a notebook like the MacBook Pro. The single connection can also feed dual link 3Gbps SDI video, HDMI 1.4a, and balanced analog and AES/EBU audio.

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DaVinci Resolve 7.0 boasts new UI, 3D capabilities

09/10, 6:30pm

Supports more formats, 3D, speed increases

Blackmagic Design today unveiled the Mac upgrade to v7 of the Emmy-winning professional DI color grader, DaVinci Resolve. The software, which requires a 17-inch MacBook Pro for standard-definition or web projects and a top-end Mac Pro for higher-level work, sports an all-new interface, now incorporates Apple ProRes and H.264 formats, supports RED Rocket cards and boasts new stereoscopic 3D grading as well as other features.

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Blackmagic intros HDLink Pro 3D DaVinci Resolve 7.0

04/13, 9:35pm

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.

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Blackmagic intros 2 Videohub Routers, software update

04/21, 6:50am

Blackmagic intros routers

Blackmagic Design is adding two new Videohub routers, and has updated software for the line. Announced at NAB, the Enterprise VideoHub has a 144x288 SDI capacity, while the new Studio Videohub is a 16x32 model. Blackmagic has also released VideoHub 4.0 software for Mac OS X and Windows featuring a new interface.

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NAB: Media Express 2.0 improves Mac compatibility

04/20, 11:15pm

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.

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NAB: Blackmagic DeckLink HD Extreme adds HDMI, more

04/15, 1:05am

Blackmagic Decklink HD

Blackmagic yesterday unveiled a new DeckLink HD Extreme at NAB 2008, an update to its PCI-based video capture card, adding support for HDMI and 3Gb per second SDI. The card allows users to switch between SD, HD, and 2K formatted video for capture and editing purposes. Users can also connect S-Video, PAL, NTSC, and analogue component video sources to the card. DeckLink HD Extreme is selling for $1000 from Blackmagic.

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