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Arsenal Football Club Produces FA Cup Parade Coverage with Blackmagic Design

Fremont, CA – June 17, 2014 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Arsenal Media Group (AMG) delivered a three hour live production of the FA Cup trophy parade with a live production workflow built around the ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K and Smart Videohub 4K. The live event was watched outside the Emirates Stadium on a 100m2 mobile LED screen, and online by 200,000 worldwide.

Due to the scale of the production, coverage of the event was split in two. The first was an OB involving a presenter interacting with fans outside the club’s flagship store, the Armoury, as part of the Arsenal Player show and rolling in VTs. Presenter Nigel Mitchell also had to interact with presenters from inside the Emirates who were involved in a second production looking back at the club’s FA Cup run.

The live production workflow had to ensure that not only could every part of the production chain communicate effectively, but more importantly, be able to get the vision from an outside broadcast (OB) to television studio underneath the Emirates, allowing talent and directors to see and make a call on everything that was happening.

Needing a robust and reliable system capable of handling five channels of HD acquisition, AMG Production Manager Petro Mnych turned to Blackmagic Design.

“Five camera channels with talkback and a live camera feed from the Sky Sports helicopter overhead were fed via a Blackmagic Design 12×12 Smart Videohub 4K router into an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K where a program mix was created. Pushing that output back down to our main studio, we could then provide access to the OB program for playout on the worlds largest mobile LED screen,” explained AMG production manager Petro Mnych. “We also provided isolated monitoring feeds of each camera on a series of SmartView HD and SmartScope Duo 4K monitors while three HyperDeck Studio Pro SSD recorders allowed us to record all five channels for use in post production.”

Adding: “In all we used three drums of armored fiber optic, totaling around 1200 meters, to link the OB via a series of fiber tie lines to a Blackmagic Compact Videohub router and vision mixer in our studio underneath the Emirates. We had a triax based talkback and tally solution allowing each element of the production to communicate and a backup fiber solution based around the ATEM Studio Converter and ATEM Camera Converter.”

“The main product we delivered was a live video feed for fans gathering outside the stadium, which we played out on a massive 100m2 LED screen, and a second smaller 25m2 screen. Our online stream was just as important in terms of the club’s digital membership. We had one hundred thousand supporters watching live online at the same time, and over the course of three hours our total audience was closer to two hundred thousand,” said Mnych. “That is massive for a one day live event and Blackmagic Design was a key component in ensuring we could give our fans the very best possible product on the day.”

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Product photos of the ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K, Compact Videohub, HyperDeck Studio Pro, SmartView HD and SmartScope Duo are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com/press/images

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, 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 Emmy™ award winning DaVinci 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, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagicdesign.com.

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Orienteering Championship Broadcast Live with ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K

Fremont, CA – June 12, 2014 – Blackmagic Design today announced that a live production workflow featuring the ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K was used to broadcast the 2014 10MILA, one of Europe’s biggest and most watched orienteering competitions.

Organizers Tiomilakavlen Association challenged production company TVPRO with improving the experience for participants and spectators alike. Now in its 50th year, the competition followed multi person teams through day and night relays as they attempted to navigate to different locations in unfamiliar terrain.

Tasked with creating a more spectator friendly arena featuring two giant screens and a live stream of the full competition, TVPRO also produced a two day program for national broadcaster Swedish Television (SVT). The production company produced a live two day pay per view HD stream and a separate stream optimized for mobile devices, featuring competition build up and coverage of the big races. A third stream consisting of beauty shots and CG from the main arena was produced and streamed free of charge.

Underpinning the entire production was an SDI distribution network based on two 40×40 Compact Videohub routers from Blackmagic Design. The first video router handled all of the incoming camera signals and allowed the production team to de-embed audio from the video signal before the feeds were routed to a temporary Studio Control Room (SCR). The main master output on this production was mixed using an ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K with an ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel. A secondary ATEM 1 M/E Production Switcher was used to produce an independent master output for the arena’s second 56m2 LED screen.

“One of the main reasons for upgrading to the ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K was the additional four SDI inputs, giving us a total of 20 from the one vision mixer, and the ability to embed timecode over SDI while also future proofing our workflow for Ultra HD,” said TVPRO technical director David Thåst.

“Another ground breaking feature for us is the ability to control the six auxiliary output sources using a touch panel keypad and screen on the front of the ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K. In the past we would normally have to provide the technical operations manager with dedicated matrix output, however now they can simply use a single AUX to monitor, and if necessary live AUX switch, during a production.”

Concluding: “We also relied on some software automation during this production from JustMacros. Written using the ATEMs SDK, it allowed our production teams to take synchronized takes on multiple switchers using an XKeys panel. For example, we could instantly feed one camera source to two large screens while using the DVE’s on both production switchers to stretch the image across two LED’s and add CG over the top.”

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Product photos of the ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com/press/images.

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, 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 Emmy™ award winning DaVinci 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, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagicdesign.com.

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Blackmagic Design Announces Powerful ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K

New advanced Ultra HD live production switcher allows live production in SD, HD and Ultra HD, with 20 6G-SDI sources, SuperSource™, DVE, motion graphics and much more!

NAB 2014, Las Vegas, USA – April 7, 2014 – Blackmagic Design today announced ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, a new extremely powerful 2 M/E based Ultra HD live production switcher with 20 6G-SDI inputs, SuperSource layering engine and much more for $3,995.

ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K will be shown on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2014 booth at #SL219.

The new ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K includes 20 independent SD, HD or Ultra HD 4K video inputs with each input featuring a full frame synchronizer. ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K also includes all the features expected from a professional switcher, including chroma key, transitions, DVE, media pool, downstream keyers, audio mixer, two multi view outputs and 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K video connections.

This new high end model of the ATEM Production Studio family includes all the powerful features of the other models as well as the exciting SuperSource multi layer processor. SuperSource provides customers with a completely separate 5 layer switcher with the power of 4 picture in picture DVEs and 4 keyers assigned to any ATEM video input. SuperSource allows for multi camera interviews or picture in picture production while leaving all M/Es, keyers and the DVE completely free for other tasks.

ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K supports 6G-SDI so it can be switched between most SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats instantly. Ultra HD is four times the resolution of regular high definition video for a massive 3840 x 2160 frame size. The new 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K video connections effortlessly handle Ultra HD and customers can connect all cameras using a single cable. There is also a high definition down converted HD-SDI program output for when the switcher is operating in Ultra HD formats, but a regular HD program feed is required.

The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K features a strong and elegant 2 rack unit machined aluminum front panel based design. The front panel keypad lets customers select between each of the 6 independent auxiliary output sources and the 5 inch LCD screen provides instant feedback on the status of the auxiliary output. The aux switching is also a valuable tech monitoring tool for setting up and for live aux switching during production.

The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K includes the ATEM Software Control Panel for both Mac and Windows that provides complete control of the switcher from a laptop or desktop computer. This software provides full control of transitions, keyers, built in audio mixer and switcher settings. If customers prefer working with a traditional hardware control panel they can add either a ATEM 1 M/E Broadcast Panel or ATEM 2 M/E Broadcast Panel.

ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K features two built in multi view monitoring outputs so customers can view all sources on a single SDI monitor or HDMI TV. Because the multi view outputs are down converted to HD, even when operating in Ultra HD, customers can still use commonly available HD monitors or televisions. Each of the two multi view outputs includes independent views for program, preview and 8 switcher sources.

ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K includes the same high quality transitions found on regular high definition professional switchers, but now all these transitions operate in native Ultra HD. Customers get the choice of mix, dip and wipe effects with full control of the transition type, pattern, length and other attributes. ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K includes 2 built in media players that can store up to 32 full resolution Ultra HD still frames with key and fill. Media players are ideal for lower third name straps, logos and more. ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K also includes a Photoshop™ plug in that allows direct download of graphics and titles from Photoshop to the switcher.

For seamless multi layering, ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K includes 4 upstream keyers and 2 downstream keyers. The upstream keyers includes independent chroma, pattern, shaped and linear keying. These keyers are independent of the SuperSource processor which adds another 5 layers to the massive number of layers available in this switcher.

A built in audio mixer is also included that allows any switcher to use embedded HDMI and SDI audio from cameras as well as external audio from the analog XLR and HiFi audio inputs. Customers can use the mixer in direct input mixing or in audio follow video where the audio from each camera will automatically be cross faded while switching. The analog audio inputs are great for microphones, audio mixers or music players.

ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K uses an aviation grade operating system that ensures mission critical reliability, unlike cheap computer based switchers that interrupt video if the computer crashes.

“With a flood of Ultra HD televisions hitting the market, consumers are gearing up for an amazing transition into a cinema viewing experience in the home! This new ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K is a massive switcher that’s $1000 less than the model it replaces, but features a better design, better technology and many more inputs, plus of course the ability to operate in Ultra HD!” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “Live production is the fastest way to generate massive amounts of Ultra HD content quickly and live events offer some of the most exciting sources for entertainment. We think even the largest broadcaster will find the new ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K has all the features and inputs they require for large complex live production jobs!”
ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K Key Features

Full 2 M/E switcher with each M/E featuring media players, chroma key, transitions and more.
Switcher can be switched between SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats instantly.
2 x built in multi view allows 16 sources, 2 x previews and program on HD-SDI and HDMI outputs.
20 x inputs for a total of 20 x 6G-SDI and 1 x HDMI input. All inputs feature auto re-sync.
2 x 6G-SDI program outputs, 1 HDMI 4K program out and 1 down converted HD-SDI program out.
Built in media pool graphics storage for 32 RGBA Ultra HD stills and 180 frame Ultra HD clips.
Built in full motion 2D DVE with position, scale, resize and rotate features.
Built in SuperSource allows 4 DVE’s and 4 keys layered as an independent video source.
2 media players allow graphics to be connected to keyers for fill and key layering.
Transitions include cut, mix, dip to color, SMPTE wipes and more.
4 upstream keyers include chroma keyer and 2 downstream keyers are included.
6 auxiliary outputs include front panel aux switching buttons and LCD screen for viewing.
Built in audio mixer live mixes embedded audio from all video inputs and independent audio inputs.
Balanced XLR stereo analog audio inputs and 1 HiFi RCA stereo audio inputs into built in audio mixer.
Audio mixer main and preview outputs onto balanced XLR audio outputs and on all video outputs.
Internal sources include black, color bars, two color generators and media pool.
Ethernet connection for control panel connection. Mac and Windows control panel software included.
Compatible with all ATEM Broadcast Panel control panels when hardware panel is required.
Black Burst and HD-Tri-Sync genlock input for integration into large systems.
Compact 2 rack unit size is perfect for when a lot of power is required in a portable solution.

Availability and Price

The ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K is available now for US$3,995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Product photos of the ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, and all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagicdesing.com/press/images
About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD 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 go to www.blackmagicdesign.com.

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Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic Studio Camera

Introducing the world’s smallest live broadcast camera with the world’s largest viewfinder!

NAB 2014, Las Vegas, USA – April 7, 2014 – Blackmagic Design today announced Blackmagic Studio Camera, a new camera specifically designed for live production and available in 1080 HD and Ultra HD models starting from only $1,995.

Blackmagic Studio Camera will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2014 booth at #SL219.

Blackmagic Studio Camera is one of the most advanced broadcast cameras for live production because it includes features specifically targeted at the requirements of live production! Currently customers often need to use cameras designed for general video production for live work and this means they don’t get features that live production demands, such as large viewfinder, talkback, tally, optical fiber and a super strong metal design.

Inside the incredibly tough and lightweight magnesium alloy body, the Blackmagic Studio Camera features a very large 10” viewfinder, long duration 4 hour battery, talkback, tally indicators, phantom powered microphone connections and built in optical fiber and SDI connections that let you connect to a live production switcher with a single cable!

One of the problems of cameras used in live production is small viewfinders and the Blackmagic Studio Camera includes a massive 10 inch screen that allows incredible creativity when framing and accurately focussing. The viewfinder’s LCD is extremely bright and has a very wide viewing angle so it is perfect for use even in direct sunlight. The camera also includes a large fold up sun shield making it perfect for outdoor use and the sun shade also acts as a privacy shield when in use.

The Blackmagic Studio Camera features an active Micro Four Thirds lens mount that is compatible with an incredibly wide range of lenses and adapters. This allows customers to use high quality photo lenses for smaller setups or fixed camera use, and then use high end broadcast ENG lenses for large live broadcasts using an MFT to B4 lens mount adapter. This means customers can start out with a more affordable setup based on photo lenses and then move to larger but more expensive ENG lenses as they grow their business.

The Blackmagic Studio Camera includes a built in fiber optic connection, allowing customers to get the many advantages of long lengths and small size and weight of optical fiber for a single thin tether cable to connect cameras to your live production switchers. The optical fiber connection is bi-directional and carries HD or Ultra HD video with embedded audio, talkback, tally and even camera remote control. The built in talkback allows the camera operator and crew to communicate at all times during production using commonly available and very robust general aviation headsets for better quality talkback with better noise canceling at a much lower cost.

The Blackmagic Studio Camera supports the tally SDI standard used on the ATEM range of live production switchers and tally lights illuminate automatically with a light on the front for talent, and a light above the viewfinder for the operator, making it easy for the cast and crew to see which cameras are on air. To allow independent operation with only a single optical fiber cable, the Blackmagic Studio Camera also includes a massive 4 hour battery that means the camera has enough power for use on long live productions as well as setup time before the event starts. The operator side control panel allows instant access to focus, iris and on screen menu settings. On screen menus are overlaid on the viewfinder and slide on and off as needed.

“I have dreamed of a camera perfectly designed for live production for a long time”, said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design, “When we looked at how we would design a camera for live production what really surprised us was how small we could make it, but then the viewfinder would also become small. We did not want a small viewfinder, we wanted a very large viewfinder and so we ended up with this amazing camera that’s incredibly tiny, but then the viewfinder is incredibly large. It’s really a dream to operate a camera with such a large viewfinder and it’s amazing the detail in focus and framing that’s available to the operator! I totally love this camera and it’s my dream product!”
Blackmagic Studio Camera Key Features

High resolution 1080HD in HD model and Ultra HD sized sensor in 4K model.
Built in large 10 inch super bright wide viewing angle LCD viewfinder with sun shade.
Built in optical fiber and regular SDI connections for camera output and monitoring input.
Compatible with high quality Micro Four Thirds lenses. Compatible with other mounts via common third party adapters such as B4 broadcast lens mount.
Built in, two way digital quality talkback using high quality affordable general aviation headsets.
Includes front and rear tally indicators using tally over SDI protocol.
Features all standard connections, including dual XLR balanced mic/line audio in with switchable phantom power, headphone and microphone jack for talkback, LANC remote control and standard 4 pin XLR broadcast standard DC 12V power connection.
On screen menus for all camera settings.
Supports 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 and up to 60 fps in HD model, up to 30 fps in 4K model.
Compatible with ATEM range of live production switchers.

Availability and Price

Blackmagic Studio Camera HD is available now for US$1,995 and the Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K will be available in June for US$2,995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.
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Product photos of the Blackmagic Studio Camera, and all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagicdesing.com/press/images
About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD 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 go to www.blackmagicdesign.com.

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Sky News Arabia Puts Blackmagic Design at the Heart of Skynet Initiative

Fremont, CA – March 24, 2014 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Sky News Arabia, the Arabic language 24 hour breaking news broadcaster, has launched The Content Hub, a new virtual production, transmission (TX) and playout environment, equipped with broadcast infrastructure from Blackmagic Design, including the ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher, Compact Videohub and UltraStudio 4K.

Engineers for the Skynet project have built in high levels of redundancy across every aspect of the new virtual studio workflow. 40 x 40 Compact Videohub routers handle signal distribution for The Content Hub, while separate 16 x 16 Micro Videohubs are responsible for monitoring. The smaller router handles multiview outputs from the vision mixers and other sources while also feeding streaming encoders.

Receiving feeds from studios and live positions around the world, Sky News Arabia routes those signals via the Compact Videohub to the ATEM 2 M/E Production Switchers where the show is crafted. A second ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher is used for adding graphics. Four UltraStudio 4K I/O devices are connected to Mac Minis in the studio outputting Internet based programs.

Using the ATEM’s SDK, Sky News Arabia’s developers have built a custom control system and graphical user interface (GUI) for the system, providing a simple, user friendly interface that manages the multiple devices, redundancy and system flexibility. Each component in the workflow has a mirrored counterpart, which means operators can lose either and remain on air uninterrupted.

“The system we’ve developed allows multiple workflows incorporating two or more of every component; so that’s two Compact Videohub routers feeding four ATEM 2 M/E Production Switchers,” explains Dave Mace, Project Manager for Sky News Arabia. “However, the custom GUI means operators only see this as one system regardless of what is actually controlled to achieve their objective. If any components should fail, the GUI automatically detects this and changes what is available within the user interface.”

Dominic Baillie, CTO for Sky News Arabia adds: “Our in house development team worked closely with Blackmagic’s developers to get the GUI operating how we wanted it. Having the SDK available was a massive selling point when it came to choosing Blackmagic Design. The solution offers the perfect mix of high redundancy and broadcast quality output in flexible and extremely easy to use systems. We opted to go with Blackmagic’s ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher because it was rich in features, reasonably priced and we had access to the SDK. This afforded us a higher degree of flexibility when it came to developing the virtual studio.”

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Product photos of the ATEM 2 M/E Production Switcher, Compact Videohub and UltraStudio 4K are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com/press/images

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, 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 Emmy™ award winning DaVinci 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, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagicdesign.com.

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ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K Used at Justin Bieber’s Australia Concert

Fremont, CA – Blackmagic Design today announced that ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K was used at one of Justin Bieber’s recent Melbourne, Australia concerts, providing all of the concert’s video switching. Blackmagic Design’s HyperDeck Studio Pro, SmartView Duo and SmartView HD products were also used for the live event and recording of the concert.

The concert, sponsored by Vevo TV, was held for a special fan of Justin’s who had recently been in a car accident and was unable to attend his main concerts held in Australia. The fan, along with fifty of her friends and family, were treated to a private concert, which was also captured for future replay on Vevo TV.

Rapid TV and Power AV, Melbourne, Australia based video production suppliers, handled the live switching facilities for the event with Blackmagic Design equipment provided by New Magic Australia. Peter Morris of Rapid TV was the OB manager for the concert and said the ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K was used with five HD cameras. Feeds from the cameras were switched to a number of large monitors around the stage and then pulled together into a line cut.

“This was a very special night for Justin’s fans, and he wanted to provide the feeling of a full concert but still have a small, intimate setting,” said Peter. “There were 50 fans there and a crew of approximately 30, so it was a very intensive production. It had to be a high quality live broadcast and we had to get high quality concert footage. That is why we chose the ATEM switchers, because it gave us broadcast quality switching that could handle the scope of the event, and they were reliable,” finished Peter.

Grant Villiers from Power AV commented, “We had two fixed, one dolly, one steadi and one crane camera, all being fed into the ATEM. These were all straight shots, without any graphics or effects, and they were sent to several large monitors around the stage, as well as to SmartView HD and SmartView Duo monitors used by the crew. A cut of the show was recorded in a HyperDeck Studio Pro, with a second being used as backup.”

ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K is an advanced Ultra HD live production switcher with 6G-SDI technology that is available for only US$2,495. It includes ten independent 6G-SDI inputs each with frame sync, built in DVE with zoom, scale and rotate, four upstream chroma keyers, three independent aux outputs with front panel control and a large media pool that holds both still frame graphics as well as motion video clips. ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K also features a strong and elegant machined aluminum front design, the ATEM Software Control Panel for complete control of the switcher from a laptop or desktop computer and built in multi view monitoring so customers can view sources on a single SDI monitor or HDMI TV.

“The ATEM was perfect for the event. I was able to work in 25p through the whole workflow and I had all the inputs and outputs I could have wanted. The whole Blackmagic setup worked great,” finished Grant.

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Product photos of ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K, SmartView Duo, SmartView HD and HyperDeck Studio Pro are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com/press/images.

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, 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 Emmy™ award winning DaVinci 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, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagicdesign.com.

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Harvard University Builds New Sports Broadcast Workflow Around ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K

Fremont, CA – February 4, 2014 – Blackmagic Design today announced that Harvard University installed six ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K switchers as part of a new production workflow supporting the broadcast of Harvard athletics to the Ivy League Digital Network. These switchers join other Blackmagic Design products at Harvard, including the Compact Videohub, Micro Videohub, ATEM Television Studio and several Mini Converters.

Initially, the new workflow is being used to broadcast and stream the Harvard tennis season, with an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K installed at each of the six indoor tennis courts located at Harvard. Each match is streamed directly to the Ivy League Digital Network, a new nine channel network that includes live and on demand content from a variety of sports across all eight United States Ivy League schools.

Imry Halevi, Harvard’s Director of Multimedia and Production for the Department of Athletics, built and maintains the broadcast workflow. “The tennis coach approached me about streaming matches online, and while I knew we could do it, I did a lot of research to figure out the best way to go about it,” said Imry. “I needed something with a DVE channel, something that added audio, and I needed it to be affordable. The ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K was by far the best solution for us.”

Each of the six tennis courts has a camera at one end for a wide angle shot, which is fed into an ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K. Audio input for the commentators’ feed is fed into the switchers, as well as a second video input for a shot of the scoreboard, which is then used in the wide angle shot for the DVE effect.

Imry is even able to link the ATEMs to share scoreboard shots. The tennis center houses two scoreboards, one scoreboard for each set of three tennis courts, and during matches, scoreboard feeds are input into an ATEM switcher, then connected to the other switchers via an auxiliary output. HDMI feeds from the switchers are outputted to a Teradek VidiU online streaming box for streaming directly to the web. Imry controls everything remotely with the ATEM Software Control Panel.

“The ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K does everything I need it to do at such an affordable price,” said Imry. “We’ve done a few test runs with this setup for scrimmages, and everything has worked great. The switcher has been very easy to use and reliable.

“It is also very powerful and has a lot of scalability,” Imry continued. “It will even prepare us to stream in 4K down the line, which I am very happy about. I’m excited to expand on what we are doing now as the seasons go on.”

Imry plans to implement the same setup for Harvard’s six outdoor tennis courts to continue streaming matches after they move outdoors in the warmer months.

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Product photos of the ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K, and all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com/press/images.

About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, 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 Emmy™ award winning DaVinci 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, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagicdesign.com.

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Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for SmartView Duo

Fremont, CA – January 16, 2014 – Blackmagic Design today announced a new lower price on its popular dual rack monitor SmartView Duo to US$495, as well as a free software update SmartView 3.0.1 which adds support for DCI 2K video monitoring. SmartView 3.0.1 software update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.

SmartView Duo features two large 8 inch LCD screens in a compact rack mount design that’s less than an inch thick. SmartView Duo handles all SD, HD and 3G-SDI video standards and all screens can be remotely adjusted via your Ethernet network from a single computer. The fully digital design with high quality SDI inputs ensures precise color that’s easy to manage across multiple displays. SmartView Duo can be installed into equipment racks for local monitoring in post production, or for multi-monitor video walls in master control rooms and broadcast vehicles for camera or production switcher monitoring!

Only SmartView Duo is compatible with the widest range of SD and HD-SDI video formats for broadcast and post production monitoring, as well as the latest 2K DCI support for feature film workflows. SmartView Duo also features network remote control and integrated tally support making it the perfect solution to install anywhere customers need high quality rack mount video monitoring.

“We designed the SmartView Duo with high quality filtering and scaling for the highest end broadcast quality monitoring,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “Now, with this new affordable price, SmartView Duo is now available to smaller studios on the tightest budgets. You can never have enough monitoring, and now with SmartView Duo it’s possible! SmartView Duo customers get all the professional features they need without any limitations!”

SmartView Duo Key Features:
2 independent 8 inch LCD displays in a 3 rack unit size chassis, less than 1 inch thick.
SDI/HD-SDI/3G-SDI input for each monitor, with re-clocked loop outputs.
Ethernet input with loop output for connecting to computers for central adjustments.
Tally input for each monitor allowing red, green or blue tally indication.
Control software panel included free for Windows and Mac OS X.
Full 10 bit data path and image scaling for high quality displays.
Ideal for use in broadcast, post production and camera monitoring for switchers.

Availability and Price
SmartView Duo is available now for US$495 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide, and the new SmartView 3.0.1 software update is available free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.

Press Photography
Product photos of the SmartView Duo, and all other Blackmagic Design products, are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com/press/images.

About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, 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 Emmy™ award winning DaVinci 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, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagicdesign.com.

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Blackmagic Design Announces New Apple ProRes™ formats for HyperDeck Studio

Fremont, CA, USA – December 2, 2013 – Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of HyperDeck 4.1 software which adds three new Apple ProRes™ file formats for the HyperDeck Studio broadcast recorder. HyperDeck 4.1 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.

HyperDeck Studio customers can already record and playback in uncompressed, or compressed ProRes 422 (HQ) and DNxHD formats. This new software update adds three additional Apple ProRes™ file formats, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT) and ProRes (Proxy) which provides customers with significantly reduced video file sizes while preserving full frame 10-bit 4:2:2 quality.

This update allows customers to get longer recording times for the same file size so they can use low cost SSD drives while still recording high quality video in all SD and HD resolutions. Using ProRes 422 (Proxy) it is possible to record over 24 hours of 1080HD video in a single 480GB SSD drive. Selecting the type of ProRes format for recording can be set via the built in on screen menus and all ProRes types can be played back automatically.

The Apple ProRes 422 formats are designed specifically for multi-stream non linear editing, minimal generation loss and fast export, making them very popular video file formats for post production and broadcast. All ProRes files recorded with HyperDeck Studio can be opened directly in Apple Final Cut Pro X™ for immediate editing.

“We are extremely excited to be delivering yet another amazing free update for all HyperDeck Studio customers,” said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. “HyperDeck Studio was originally launched as a 10-bit uncompressed SSD based broadcast deck for rack mount recording and playback. Since launch, we have delivered multiple free software updates that have given our customers incredible new features including DNxHD recording and playback, enhanced built in menus, ProRes 422 (HQ) recording and playback, new Ethernet protocol for deck control, timecode run triggered recording and we also launched the advanced HyperDeck Studio Pro model featuring Ultra HD formats and 6G-SDI technology. Now with the addition of 3 ProRes formats, HyperDeck Studio is the ideal replacement for aging broadcast decks and is perfect for fast paced broadcast and live production environments.”

About HyperDeck

HyperDeck Studio is a broadcast deck SSD recorder, that lets customers record and play back the highest quality uncompressed and compressed video formats using fast 2.5” SSD’s. HyperDeck Studio records and plays back uncompressed, compressed ProRes or DNxHD formats. HyperDeck Studio features dual SSD slots and a beautiful user friendly VTR style design with function buttons, a control wheel for jog and shuttle, plus external RS-422 emulated control.

The high resolution LCD screen displays timecode and transport information, plus a full color thumbnail preview of the current clip in record and playback. Crystal look buttons give customers full transport control just like a broadcast deck. HyperDeck Studio features SDI and HDMI connections giving customers the highest quality SD or HD recording and playback from a single SSD!

Availability and Price

HyperDeck 4.1 software update is available now for download free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website for HyperDeck Studio customers.

Press Photography

Product photos of the HyperDeck Studio, and all other Blackmagic Design products are available at HYPERLINK “http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/press/images” www.blackmagicdesign.com/press/images.

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, 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 Emmy™ award winning DaVinci 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, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check www.blackmagicdesign.com.

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