San Jose, California, USA â€“ October 10, 2008 -
today announced that Digidesign, a part of Avid Technology Inc., has certified its
for use with Pro Tools|HDÂ® 8 and Pro Tools LEÂ® 8 on OS X Leopard. â€œHD video monitoring is now the norm in audio suites, and Blackmagic Designâ€™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,â€? said Gordon Lyon, Senior Product Manager, Post Production, Digidesign. With Blackmagic Designâ€™s DeckLink HD Extrem
e, 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. â€œCompatibility with Pro Tools is one of the most requested features from our customers and Iâ€™m very happy that Digidesign has now certified DeckLink HD Extreme. Digidesignâ€™s Pro Tools is a very well respected audio tool and weâ€™re very pleased to be supporting such a powerful tool,â€? said Kristian Lam, Product Manager, Blackmagic Design.
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 â‚¬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 â‚¬675 from all Blackmagic Design
worldwide. Press Photography Product photos of the new DeckLink HD Extreme, and all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at
. About Digidesign Digidesign is a worldwide leading manufacturer of digital audio production systems and the winner of the 2001 Technical GrammyÂ® Award and 2003 OscarÂ® statuette representing the Academy Scientific and Technical Award for the design, development, and implementation of the Pro ToolsÂ® 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
. 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 AvidÂ® Film ComposerÂ® system for motion picture editing. For more information about the company's Oscar, Grammy and EmmyÂ® award-winning products and services, visit
Blackmagic Design Inc. manufactures the worldâ€™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 worldâ€™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.