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Blackmagic Design NAB 2016 Product Announcements

Monday April 18th 2016 - It’s another exciting NAB for Blackmagic Design! This year they have announced nine new products along with a number of massive upgrades to existing products. Outlined below is each new announcement below along with a link to the press release with more info.

Blackmagic Duplicator 4K - a revolutionary new SD card duplicator that allows delivery of Ultra HD content to consumers by recording files onto inexpensive SD cards that can be distributed to customers the moment an event is finished. Featuring 25 built in SD card recorders, multi rate 12G–SDI connections and a realtime H.265 encoder, Blackmagic Duplicator 4K is the best way to deliver Ultra HD content that customers can actually view on their 4K televisions and Windows 10 computers today. Blackmagic Duplicator 4K is available now for AU$3,025 (Inc GST).

Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder - a high resolution 7” studio viewfinder with variable tension mounting points, tally, external controls and more that turns Blackmagic URSA Mini into a true professional studio camera. Blackmagic URSA Studio Viewfinder will be available in Q3 for AU$2725 (Inc GST).

Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield - lets customers build their own custom controllers for cameras and other SDI devices. The Blackmagic 3G-SDI Arduino Shield will ship mid year for AU$145 (Inc GST) from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

Major New Operating System and User Interface for URSA Mini - new camera OS that features an incredible new user interface along with dozens of new features, including an  incredible new user interface and heads up display which dramatically reduces the number of menus and submenus needed to find specific settings and commands. In addition, there are now custom white balance and white balance presets, along with tint control settings. The Blackmagic URSA Mini camera OS will be available later this year as a free update for all Blackmagic URSA Mini customers.

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 - a massive update with over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features which includes major additions to the editing toolset, new and enhanced color features, including improved HDR support, and powerful new effects. DaVinci Resolve 12.5 beta is available now for download from the Blackmagic Design website.

Blackmagic Video Assist 4K - a portable all in one professional monitor and video recorder that can be used to add professional recording and monitoring to any SDI or HDMI camera. Blackmagic Video Assist 4K features a bright, high resolution 7 inch monitor for checking focus and framing, two high speed recorders for non-stop HD and Ultra HD recording, two extremely high quality XLR microphone inputs for professional audio recording, a built in speaker and more. Blackmagic Video Assist 4K is available now for AU$1349 (Inc GST).

Blackmagic MultiView 4 - a new multi viewer that lets customers monitor four completely independent SDI video sources on a single display. Customers can monitor any combination of SD, HD and Ultra HD formats and frame rates all at the same time. Blackmagic MultiView 4 can output to regular HD monitors, however when customers plug in an Ultra HD display, they will get four times the resolution of a simple HD only multi viewer. Blackmagic MultiView 4 is now available for AU$755 (Inc GST).

Blackmagic Micro Converter SDI to HDMI and Blackmagic Micro Converter HDMI to SDI - two new super small, pocket size broadcast quality video converters. Both models are available immediately for only AU$135 (Inc GST) each.

Converter upgrades - free converter upgrades that add new features to both Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 4K and Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 12G. Both models will now get the new HDMI Instant Lock feature. Teranex Mini also gets 33 point LUT support. The new features are available via a free software update from the Blackmagic Design website. 

UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 - the world’s most advanced Thunderbolt video capture and playback solution. Featuring the latest 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 technology, UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 has a wide range of digital and analog connections and is designed to work with virtually all formats ranging from SD and HD all the way up to Ultra HD and digital cinema. UltraStudio 4K Extreme Thunderbolt 3 will be available in May for AU$4,505 (Inc GST). 

DeckLink Duo 2 - a new high performance capture and playback solution with 4 independent channels that can be assigned to either record or playback in any combination, all on a single plug in PCI Express card. Designed for developers and OEMs, DeckLink Duo 2 is the ideal solution for media play-out servers, multi screen digital signage servers, real time processors and more. DeckLink Duo 2 is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for AU$765 (Inc GST).

ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update - adds control of all HyperDeck Studio disk recorders to all ATEM switchers. ATEM Switcher 6.8 Update is available for download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is free of charge for all Blackmagic ATEM switcher customers.

Desktop Video 10.6.4 Update - adds support for HDR playback over HDMI to UltraStudio 4K Extreme and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G. Desktop Video 10.6.4 is available as a free download from the Blackmagic Design website.

Blackmagic Design Selects TICO - intoPIX, an innovative technology provider of video compression solutions, welcomes Blackmagic Design, one of the world's leading manufacturers of broadcast video equipment, amongst the adopters of TICO lightweight compression to move to live video production over IP.

Press Photography
Images of all of the new products can be found here.  Product photos of all Blackmagic Design products, are available here.

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

About New Magic Australia Pty Ltd (Australian and New Zealand Blackmagic Design master distributor)
New Magic Australia Pty Ltd is a recognised leader in the distribution and marketing of multimedia hardware and software, representing a carefully selected range of innovative, leading manufacturers and catering for both the professional and consumer markets. New Magic Australia established in 1993 is the Australian distributor of Blackmagic Design, Convergent Design, Hauppauge Computer Works Inc, Cubix, Matrox Video and Telestream Wirecast Software products.