Twelve months after Blackmagic Design announced the acquisition of Ultimatte, the company is launching Ultimatte 12, a notable redesign of the real-time hardware compositing processor.
“It’s become a product for all forms of entertainment,” Blackmagic Design’s Bob Caniglia said, explaining that the company aims to take the technology beyond broadcast keying to include use for augmented reality and virtual sets/previs/visual effects production.
Since the acquisition, Blackmagic also dropped Ultimatte’s pricing, with Ultimatte 12 listing for $9,995.
Ultimatte 12 features new algorithms and colour science, and updated edge handling, colour separation, colour fidelity and spill suppression.
With the new 12G-SDI design, costumers can work in HD or Ultra HD. Blackmagic reported that it’s compatible with most SD, HD and Ultra HD equipment, allowing customers to use the cameras they already own.