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Blackmagic Design Announces That Digidesign Has Certified DeckLink HD Extreme With Pro Tools 8

October 10, 2008

Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced that Digidesign, a part of Avid Technology Inc., has certified its DeckLink HD Extreme card for use with Pro Tools HD(R) 8 and Pro Tools LE(R) 8 on OS X Leopard.

“HD video monitoring is now the norm in audio suites, and Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink HD Extreme provides the perfect balance of flexibility and price for Pro Tools users who want full-quality real time HD QuickTime output,” said Gordon Lyon, Senior Product Manager, Post Production, Digidesign.

With Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink HD Extreme, Pro Tools users can now monitor most common QuickTime HD and SD video formats directly from their Pro Tools video track out to high end professional video monitoring devices such as broadcast monitors, large screen LCDs or plasmas.

“Compatibility with Pro Tools is one of the most requested features from our customers and I’m very happy that Digidesign has now certified DeckLink HD Extreme. Digidesign’s Pro Tools is a very well respected audio tool and we’re very pleased to be supporting such a powerful tool,” said Kristian Lam, Product Manager, Blackmagic Design.

About DeckLink HD Extreme

DeckLink HD Extreme is the world’s first capture card to feature SDI, HDMI and analog component, NTSC, PAL and S-Video capture and playback, combined with 3 Gb/s SDI technology, and 3D lookup tables for only US$995 or EUR 675.

With SDI, HDMI and analog video capture and playback, combined with both balanced analog and AES/EBU digital audio, DeckLink HD Extreme lets customers connect to all decks, cameras and monitors. DeckLink HD Extreme instantly switches between SD and HD video, so is the ideal solution for all post production and broadcast users when working on design, editing, paint and effects tasks.

Now with the new 3 Gb/s SDI, DeckLink HD Extreme can also instantly switch to full resolution 2K feature film editing. DeckLink HD Extreme also includes built in 3D lookup tables that allow customers to simulate feature film stocks.

Availability and Price

DeckLink HD Extreme is available for only US$995 or EUR 675 from all Blackmagic Design authorized resellers worldwide.

Press Photography

Product photos of the new DeckLink HD Extreme, and all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagic-design.com/press/images.

About Digidesign

Digidesign is a worldwide leading manufacturer of digital audio production systems and the winner of the 2001 Technical Grammy(R) Award and 2003 Oscar(R) statuette representing the Academy Scientific and Technical Award for the design, development, and implementation of the Pro Tools(R) digital audio workstation. Digidesign provides the professional music, film, video, multimedia, and radio broadcast industries with tools for digital recording, MIDI sequencing, editing, signal processing, and surround mixing. Digidesign products are marketed in more than 40 countries worldwide through a distribution network of value-added dealers, distributors, and OEM relationships. Digidesign is a part of Avid Technology, Inc. For more information, visit www.digidesign.com.

About Avid Technology, Inc.

Avid (Nasdaq: AVID) is a worldwide leader in tools for film, video, audio, 3D animation, gaming and broadcast professionals – as well as for home audio and video enthusiasts. Avid professional and consumer brands include Avid, Digidesign, M-Audio, Pinnacle Systems, Sibelius, Softimage and Sundance Digital. The vast majority of primetime television shows, feature films, commercials and chart-topping music hits are made using one or more Avid products. Whether used by seasoned professionals or beginning students, Avid’s products and services enable customers to work more efficiently, productively and creatively. Avid received an Oscar statuette representing the 1998 Scientific and Technical Award for the concept, design, and engineering of the Avid(R) Film Composer(R) system for motion picture editing. For more information about the company’s Oscar, Grammy and Emmy(R) award-winning products and services, visit www.avid.com.

About Blackmagic Design Inc.

Blackmagic Design Inc. manufactures the world’s highest quality video editing products, converters and routers for the post-production and television broadcast industries. The Multibridge, DeckLink and Intensity family of products have revolutionized the post production industry and made HDTV and film editing more affordable. Founded by the world’s leading editors and engineers from the post production industry, this knowledge is constantly fed back into our products. Blackmagic Design has operations in the USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia.

Blackmagic Design Worldwide Press Contact

Victoria Battison — Phone: +1 408 779 4476 or email: victoriab@blackmagic-design.com.




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