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Blackmagic Design UltraScope Wins Broadcast Engineering’s IBC Pick Hit Award

San Jose, CA, USA —

Blackmagic Design Inc.

today announced

Blackmagic UltraScope

as the recipient of the 2009 Broadcast Engineering’s IBC Pick Hit Award. Blackmagic UltraScope is the world’s first PC based waveform monitor with features designed for creative professionals that include both SDI and optical fiber SDI inputs for only US$695.

“We are ecstatic at Blackmagic UltraScope having been selected by Broadcast Engineering,â€? said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design Inc. “Current waveform monitor products are incredibly expensive, look ugly, and are often not technically accurate. With UltraScope, we have worked very hard to change that. This award shows that our approach is where our customers want to go.â€?

The prestigious Broadcast Engineering Pick Hits Award winners are selected by a panel of independent judges who tour the IBC looking for innovative products and technology. The judges then meet to make their selections based on several criteria, including the technical and financial improvements the product can bring to a facility’s operation. Broadcast Engineering Pick Hits Award’s have honored companies and their technology for more than 25 years.

At NAB 2009, UltraScope also won the TV Technology Star Award, the DV Black Diamond Award, and the Videography Vidy Award.

Blackmagic UltraScope is a combination PCI Express card and software package designed to work in a low cost PC with 1920 x 1200 monitors. A 1920 x 1200 monitor allows simultaneous display of 6 waveform views including: RGB/YUV parade display, composite waveform, vector, histogram, 8 channel audio meters, stereo audio scope and picture view. Blackmagic UltraScope is technically accurate which is perfect for master monitoring and quality control tasks.”

Blackmagic UltraScope auto detects between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s HD-SDI video standards. UltraScope also automatically selects between regular SDI and optical fiber SDI inputs.


Blackmagic UltraScope is available now for US$695 or €535 from all Blackmagic Design resellers.

Press Photography

Product photos of the new Blackmagic UltraScope, and all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at


About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s most advanced 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 converters, Videohub routers and UltraScope waveform monitoring continue to make advanced post production tools affordable to thousands of creative professionals. Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Emmy™ award winning color correction products have dominated the television 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.

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Blackmagic Design Worldwide Press Contacts

North America and South America press enquiries, contact Victoria Battison.

T: +1 408 779 4476

Europe, Middle East and Africa press enquiries, contact Samantha Cliffe.

T: +44(0) 1565 830049

Japan press enquiries, contact Rie Akashi

T: +81 3 5846 6110

Asia and China press enquiries, contact Richard Lim.

T: +65 6339 2171