(San Francisco, California, USA - March 28, 2006) Today, Blackmagic Design announced 64 bit driver support with its software Version 5.5 for the highly popular DeckLink family of products.
DeckLink are the world's first uncompressed video products to take advantage of the larger memory architecture within Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. Featuring 128 gigabytes of RAM and 16 terabytes of virtual memory, Windows XP x64 provides a higher performance platform that supports both 32 bit and the latest 64 bit applications.
All DeckLink products can now take advantage of high-performance computing environments with full support for powerful 64 bit hardware and increased stability on Windows XP x64. Because DeckLink products have drivers written natively for Windows XP x64, all users now get a complete solution specifically built for high-performance server and workstations.
"This exciting update will enable our customers, who need to run the most demanding video applications, to take advantage of the new Windows XP x64 operating system with its industrial strength and higher performance," said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. "The entire DeckLink family is the only uncompressed video products designed specifically to support the new higher performance Windows XP x64, as well as the traditional 32 bit version of Windows XP. This is another first-to-market for Blackmagic Design."
Software release DeckLink 5.5 for Windows XP x64 includes:
Support for Windows XP x64 for 64 bit and 32 bit based applications
True 10 bit RGB or YUV support for Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0, with real time preview in Adobe After Effects 7.0, Photoshop and Combustion
Closed caption support in High and Standard Definition analog and digital video
Fill and Key output on the DeckLink HD Pro (4:4:4) models
The DeckLink range of capture cards have been responsible for making HDTV more affordable for editors, broadcast paint and special effects artists. Famous for their 10 bit uncompressed high end quality video, DeckLink has become an essential tool for any professional working on Windows XP or MAC OS X with applications such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, After Effects, Combustion, Shake, Motion and Photoshop. Available in PCIe or PCI-X, there are DeckLink cards for High Definition SDI, Dual Link 4:4:4, and are instantly switchable to Standard Definition. In Standard Definition, DeckLink cards feature both SD-SDI and Analog Component video. With DeckLink cards starting as low as US$295, there is a DeckLink card suitable for everyone.
Blackmagic's latest software driver is available free to registered Multibridge Extreme and DeckLink users, and can be downloaded immediately from the Blackmagic Design support web site located at http://www.blackmagic-design.com/support/software/
About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design manufactures the world's highest quality video cards and converters for the post-production and television broadcast industries. The Multibridge Extreme and DeckLink family of leading quality video cards have changed the post-production industry and made HDTV more affordable for everyone. Blackmagic was founded by some of the world's leading editors and engineers from the post-production industry. This industry knowledge and experience is constantly fed back into our products allowing us to introduce the most amazing, creative tools for the industry.
Blackmagic Design has operations in the USA, the Netherlands, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.