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12G SDI is the big news from Blackmagic at NAB 2015


12G SDI is the big news from Blackmagic, and the new Smart Videohub 40×40 is now able to run 4K at 50/60P over a single cable.Smart Videohub 12G has been developed to meet the needs of these broadcasters as it operates identically to other Smart Videohub models however because it includes a native 12G-SDI based design with full SDI re-clocking at 12G-SDI rates, it can handle any SD, HD or Ultra HD video format, all on the same router, all at the same time.



Also, the new ATEM 2ME 4K switcher is also 12G SDI compatible, so now we have cost effective switching in UHD at 50P! I am not sure how much often we will actually use it, but I suppose it is another part of the puzzle filled for cost effective 4K live production.


Another cool product is the Smartview 12×12 Cleanswitch. A 12×12 6G SDI capable router, with perfect switching between sources, ideal for backup switcher applications, or anyone who wants to switch sources out to air perfectly. Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12×12 is a compact 1 rack unit router that features 6G-SDI for SD, HD and Ultra HD routing. Unlike other routers its size, the Smart Videohub CleanSwitch 12×12 has full re-synchronization on every input so it can be used with non-referenced equipment. Customers can plug in everything from the highest end broadcast decks all the way down to consumer grade video equipment and the CleanSwitch 12×12 will automatically synchronize them all. That means video can be routed and the signal can be switched without any glitches, picture rolls or other unwanted artifacts.

There are lots and lots of new toys, including Davinci Resolve 12, with lots of major new features. This new update includes a new modern interface, multi-cam editing, powerful new media management tools, an entirely new professional audio engine with support for VST/AU plug-ins, shot matching, 3D keyer, new 3D perspective tracker, enhanced curve editing and much more.


Fusion now on Mac, Fusion 8 will be released on Mac OS X and Linux. Until now, Fusion has been a Windows only product, and with this new Fusion 8 release, it will now be available on all popular operating systems.Fusion used to cost thousands of dollars, restricting it to Hollywood’s elite visual effects artists.Now, by bringing Fusion to Mac and Linux, Fusion will be available to even more users than ever, opening the door to millions of motion graphic artists, broadcast designers, video editors, visual effects compositors, and 3D animators.

Plus a new range of 12G SDI Mini Converters with a great feature set, needless to say we will have them all available when they are released.

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