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    Blackmagic Design Announces UltraScope Update

    January 17, 2011, 12:23 pm
    This morning Blackmagic Design announced a new software update for Blackmagic Design’s UltraScope and Pocket UltraScope. Enhancements to the SD, HD and 3Gb/s HD-SDI waveform monitoring solutions include new video gamut, audio error logging and customizable profiles. UltraScope v1.5 is available now for both Mac and PC platforms and will help users save time and money, and improve quality control throughout their workflows.
    Blackmagic Design Announces a New Software Update for its UltraScope Waveform Monitoring Family




    Milpitas, CA – January 17, 2011 - Blackmagic Design today announced a new software update for its Blackmagic UltraScope and Pocket UltraScope waveform monitoring products. This new update includes new video gamut and audio error logging as well as customizable profiles so different post production and broadcasters can define their own operation standards for quality control.  

    This new UltraScope v1.5 is available now for both Mac and PC platforms.



    With this new software update, Blackmagic UltraScope now offers an even better SD, HD and 3Gb/s HD-SDI waveform monitoring solution that broadcasters and post production facilities can use for quality control, edit suites, color correction, equipment rooms and video engineering.



    The new error logging features help users save valuable time and money by enabling quality control throughout and automatically checking and logging all RGB gamut, luminance and chroma video levels as well as audio levels. This means UltraScope is perfect for monitoring camera output on set, eliminating guesswork about camera settings when location shooting and greatly reducing costly fixes in post production.




    UltraScope 1.5 also lets customers create custom profiles for any individual operational standards. Custom profiles allow specific settings for generating errors based on various types of video level products, and all errors can be saved to a simple log file with timecode and time of day so all errors are recorded and can be easily referenced. Logging allows a single file to describe all errors in a television program in a completely automated way, so allowing multiple hours of time savings when quality control checking video content.



    UltraScope’s customizable error logging is the best way to ensure video meets specifications, and that video masters will not suffer from expensive and embarrassing rejections by broadcasters worldwide.



    "The new error logging and customizable profiles are features that I feel will really help our customers quality control their work to ensure they are finishing top quality work that can be syndicated worldwide without any quality problems" said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. "I am excited that this software update adds all these new complex features, at no charge and on both Mac OS X and Windows platforms. I think it’s going to be received well by our UltraScope customers!"

     

    About Blackmagic UltraScope

    Blackmagic UltraScope is a combination PCI Express card and software designed to work for both Mac and PC. UltraScope has six waveform monitor displays that can show RGB and YUV parade, luminance, luminance & composite, vector-scope, histogram, eight channel audio metering, 2D audio scope, and picture view with video standard display and HD RP-188/SD VITC reader display. Display all six waveforms in a "Full Screen" view or for a more compact view use the "2-up" side-by-side view. UltraScope has advanced features such as a high resolution zoom and pan function for pixel accurate matching of blacks. UltraScope is available in both PCI Express and USB 3.0 models. UltraScope for PCI Express includes both optical fiber and BNC SDI inputs with loop out, while the Pocket UltraScope model features a compact USB 3.0 pod based design perfect for laptop use when  high quality waveform monitoring is needed on set, at live events or in equipment areas.




    Availability and Price

    UltraScope for PCI Express is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers for US $695 and Pocket UltraScope for USB 3.0 is available now for US $595.

     

    Press Photography

    Product photos of Blackmagic Design UltraScope and Pocket UltraScope, as well as all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagic-design.com/press/images.



    About Blackmagic Design

    Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, color correctors, video converters, routers, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in the television industry, while the company’s DaVinci EmmyѢ award winning color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984 and continue ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagic-design.com.

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