Blackmagic announces Media Composer 6 support3 November 2011
Blackmagic Design has released Desktop Video 9.0, a major new software update for its products, with advanced capture and playback for the newly announced Avid Media Composer 6 family (including Symphony and NewsCutter), for both Windows 7 and Mac OS X, writes David Fox.
Desktop Video 9.0 is a free download and includes support for all current DeckLink, Multibridge, Intensity and UltraStudio hardware, and allows Avid customers, for the first time, to use Blackmagic Design’s latest Thunderbolt, USB 3.0 and PCI Express video capture and playback devices.
The UltraStudio 3D (pictured) and DeckLink HD Extreme 3D take full advantage of new advanced 3D editing support in Media Composer 6, offering an advanced dual stream 3D workflow capturing left and right eye to separate files, saving time and creating a much more fluid editing experience for 3D projects.
“We have been waiting to do this for years,” said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. “To have full integration with Avid Media Composer 6 with our capture and playback devices, plus AAF round trip with DaVinci Resolve, are truly defining moments for all our creative customers and for the film and television industry, this changes everything.”
“With support for Blackmagic hardware or Avid accelerated and natively integrated DX systems, customers now have more choice than ever when working with Media Composer, Symphony and NewsCutter,” added Angus Mackay, segment marketing manager at Avid. “Blackmagic’s support of DNxHD and AAF makes for easy project transfer and pipeline design, smoothing workflows and boosting productivity for our mutual customers, who can leverage existing hardware investments and easily add Avid editing systems into current workflow configurations.”