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Unified Communications: Blackmagic Design Announces a New Software Update


January 18, 2011

Offering new video gamut and audio error logging capabilities, as well as customizable profiles, Blackmagic Design introduced a new software update for its Blackmagic UltraScope and Pocket UltraScope waveform monitoring products.

Blackmagic UltraScope now offers an even better SD, HD and 3Gbps HD-SDI waveform monitoring with this new software update. By enabling quality control throughout and automatically checking and logging all RGB gamut, luminance and chroma video levels as well as audio levels, the new error logging features help users save valuable time and money, the company has announced.

UltraStudio Pro is the world’s first broadcast quality SD/HD capture and playback solution for USB 3.0 computers. UltraStudio Pro combines the latest broadcast technology into an attractive ultra-thin design.

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 of Blackmagic Design, in a press release. “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.”

Eliminating guesswork about camera settings when location shooting and greatly reducing costly fixes in post production; UltraScope is perfect for monitoring camera output on set. UltraScope 1.5 also lets customers create custom profiles for any individual operational standards. Specific settings for generating errors can be set by custom profiles 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.

Recently, the company announced the expansion of master agent networks in Russia with the addition of JC Systems Integration, OKNO TV and Feel Systems as new Blackmagic Design master agents. Currently there are two master agents in Russia -- Provis and SVGA. The three new master agents will bring a wide range of expertise across broadcast and post production, the company has stated in a press release.


Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for unified communications. To read more of Raju’s articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard




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