Blackmagic Design has announced four new models of Ultimatte 12 real time compositing processors that are all designed for creating the next generation of broadcast graphics.
The new models include Ultimatte 12 HD, Ultimatte 12 4K and Ultimatte 12 8K model.
The release also includes the Ultimatte 12 HD Mini model which has been specifically designed to let ATEM Mini customers get the benefits of broadcast quality keying to build innovative fixed camera virtual sets, said Blackmagic.
All models of Ultimatte 12 include built in frame stores enabling users to key using stills for backgrounds, eliminating the cost of external equipment.
Ultimatte 12 features one touch keying technology that analyses a scene and automatically sets over a 100 parameters so customers get keys without having to do a lot of extra work. One touch keying is dramatically faster and helps customers accurately pull a key with minimum effort, leaving them free to focus on the programme, said the company.
Blackmagic said users also don’t have to worry about shadows or transparent objects with reflections as the processor automatically samples the colours, creates mattes for walls, floors and other parts of the image, and then applies the necessary corrections.
The Ultimatte 12 4K and Ultimatte 12 8K models feature advanced 12G-SDI connections so users can operate with current HD video formats as well as future Ultra HD and 8K video formats. 12G-SDI gives customers high frame rate Ultra HD via a single BNC connection that also plugs into all of their regular HD equipment.