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Blackmagic offers support for Final Cut Studio 2

Blackmagic products include the DeckLink capture cards and the Multibridge I / O device; a rack-mountable system for importing and exporting video from a Mac-based video editing system. The manufacturer sells a comprehensive set of professional segment-oriented video capture and playback devices that work with SDI, analog video and HDMI among others.

The 6.2 software update supports new features introduced in Final Cut Studio 2, including Apple’s new “ProRes 422” video codec, which allows users to use a compressed video format in real time during capture. Blackmagic indicates that this allows users who need to edit a long-length program to capture all the video on a disk array with all the quality necessary to face the final production of the program.

All Blackmagic Design cards now support the ProRes 422 codec.

This version also supports the “Open Format Timeline” (open format editing line), and it allows the simultaneous playback of various video formats from the editing line. It is also possible to make a simpler configuration, as well as monitor the video from the new Color application included with Final Cut Studio 2, thus allowing you to perform color correction in real time.