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Blackmagic Design DeckLink 8K Pro, price drop for Micro Converters, and new firmware for the Micro Studio and Micro Cinema Cameras

At Interbee in Japan Blackmagic Design announced the DeckLink 8K Pro, price drop for Micro Converters, and new firmware for the Micro Studio and Micro Cinema Cameras.

DeckLink 8K Pro

The DeckLink 8K Pro is a new high performance capture and playback card featuring quad link 12G‑SDI to allow real time high resolution 8K workflows. The 8K Pro supports all film and video formats from SD all the way up to 8K DCI, 12‑bit RGB 4:4:4, plus it also handles advanced color spaces such as Rec. 2020, 64 channels of audio, stereoscopic 3D, and high frame rates.

DeckLink 8K Pro

DeckLink 8K Pro supports capture and playback of 8 or 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 video and 10 or 12‑bit RGB 4:4:4. Video can be captured as uncompressed or to industry standard broadcast quality ProRes and DNx files. DeckLink 8K Pro lets customers work at up to 60 frames per second in 8K and supports stereoscopic 3D for all modes up to 4K DCI at 60 frames per second in 12‑bit RGB.

DeckLink 8K Pro

DeckLink 8K Pro is designed to work with the upcoming DaVinci Resolve 14.2 Studio and other professional applications such as Final Cut Pro X, Media Composer, Premiere Pro, After Effects, ProTools, and Nuke. DeckLink 8K Pro will be available in early January for US$645 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

In addition, Blackmagic Design has also announced a new low price of US$895 for DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G.

Micro Converter HDMI>SDI

Another part of the announcement was the price reduction of the Micro Converter HDMI>SDI and SDI>HDMI, with the respective prices now $39 USD and $45 USD respectively.

Micro Cinema Camera

Lastly, Blackmagic have also released a firmware update v4.7for the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera and Micro Cinema Camera adding new video formats, improved sensor performance, new gain settings (-12-12DB), RAW output via SDI, and new control options for operating the cameras remotely.

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