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    Blackmagic Design Announces Avid Media Composer 6

    November 3, 2011, 12:55 pm
    Milpitas CA - November 3, 2011 - Blackmagic Design today announced Desktop Video 9.0, a major new software update with advanced capture and playback for the Avid Media Composer 6 family of software including Avid Symphony and Avid NewsCutter, for both Windows 7 and Mac OS X.
    Blackmagic Design Announces Avid Media Composer 6 Support



    Major new Desktop Video 9.0 software update adds Avid Media Composer 6 support



    Milpitas CA - November 3, 2011 - Blackmagic Design today announced Desktop Video 9.0, a major new software update with advanced capture and playback for the Avid® Media Composer® 6 family of software including Avid Symphony® and Avid NewsCutter™, for both Windows 7™ and Mac OS X™.



    Desktop Video 9.0 is available for download now and free of charge for all Blackmagic Design customers. This update includes support for all current DeckLink, Multibridge, Intensity and UltraStudio models.



    Avid Media Composer has long been respected by the broadcast and film industry. For the first time, Avid customers can use Blackmagic Design’s latest Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 and PCI Express video capture and playback devices.



    Professionals demand frame accuracy and flexible workflows. The combination of Blackmagic Design hardware and the flexibility of Avid Media Composer lets you work with virtually any media format including Uncompressed 10 bit YUV and RGB, Avid DNxHD®, Panasonic DVCPRO HD, Sony XDCAM and more.



    Blackmagic Design’s UltraStudio 3D and DeckLink HD Extreme 3D take full advantage of new advanced 3D editing support in Media Composer 6, saving time and creating a much more fluid editing experience for 3D projects.



    “We have been waiting to do this for years!” said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. “To have full integration with Avid Media Composer 6 with our capture and playback devices, plus AAF round trip with DaVinci Resolve, are truly defining moments for all our creative customers and for the film and television industry, this changes everything.”



    “With support for Blackmagic hardware or Avid accelerated and natively integrated DX systems, customers now have more choice than ever when working with Media Composer, Symphony and NewsCutter,” said Angus Mackay, segment marketing manager at Avid. “Blackmagic’s support of DNxHD and AAF makes for easy project transfer and pipeline design, smoothing workflows and boosting productivity for our mutual customers, who can leverage existing hardware investments and easily add Avid editing systems into current workflow configurations. We’re thrilled to satisfy users with these advancements in openness, productivity and collaboration.”



    Desktop Video 9.0 Key Features


    • Certified by Avid for Avid Media Composer 6, Avid Symphony, Avid NewsCutter.


    • Uncompressed and DNxHD capture and playback in Avid Media Composer 6.


    • RealTime effects in Avid Media Composer 6.
    • Advanced dual stream 3D workflow capturing left and right eye to separate files in Avid Media Composer 6.



    Availability and Price
    Desktop Video 9.0 is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design web site.



    Press Photography


    Product photos of Blackmagic Design products are available at www.blackmagic-design.com/press/images.



    About Avid



    Avid creates the digital audio and video technology used to make the most listened to, most watched and most loved media in the world – from the most prestigious and award-winning feature films, music recordings, television shows, live concert tours and news broadcasts, to music and movies made at home. Some of Avid’s most influential and pioneering solutions include Media Composer, Pro Tools®, Interplay®, ISIS®, VENUE, Sibelius®, System 5, and Avid Studio. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, del.icio.us, Flickr, Twitter and YouTube; connect with Avid on Facebook; or subscribe to Avid Industry Buzz.



    Avid, Avid DNxHD, Avid Studio, Interplay, ISIS, Media Composer, NewsCutter, Pro Tools, Symphony, and Sibelius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. The Interplay name is used with the permission of the Interplay Entertainment Corp. which bears no responsibility for Avid products. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.



    About Blackmagic Design



    Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, 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 quality and affordability, while the company’s DaVinci Emmy™ award winning color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues 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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