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Edition 11/2017

Product Updates


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New Product Shipping Status

  • Blackmagic URSA Mini SSD Recorder  - Shipping- more info
  • Blackmagic URSA Gold Mount Battery Plate  - Shipping- more info
  • Blackmagic 6G SDI Mini Converters (two models)  - Shipping- more info
  • Blackmagic (Low Price, No PSU) Micro Converters  - Shipping- more info
  • Blackmagic DeckLink 8K Pro  - Due Jan 2018- more info

New Blackmagic Design DeckLink 8K Pro

New Product


Blackmagic Design has announced DeckLink 8K Pro, a new high performance capture and playback card featuring quad link 12G‑SDI to allow real time high resolution 8K workflows. This new DeckLink 8K Pro breaks new ground in high quality as it 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 for deeper color and higher dynamic range. DeckLink 8K also handles a massive 64 channels of audio, stereoscopic 3D, high frame rates and more.

DeckLink 8K Pro will be available in early January 2018 for AU$935. In addition, Blackmagic Design has also announced a new low price of AU$1239 for DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G.


Status: Due Jan 2018 / Price: $935 / Code: BDLKHCPRO8K12G (Pre Order Now)


Blackmagic Design New 6G-SDI Mini Converters at an Affordable Price!

New Product


Blackmagic Design today announced new broadcast quality 6G-SDI mini converters for converting SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI. These new models include more advanced features and new lower prices than the previous 3G‑SDI and 4K models that they replace. Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 6G is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for AU$205, and Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 6G is also available for AU$259.

The Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 6G and Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 6G models make it possible to convert SDI to HDMI or HDMI to SDI in all formats up to 2160p30. Both models feature professional multi rate 6G-SDI and are compatible with all existing SDI broadcast equipment. They also feature HDMI along with analog and AES/EBU audio inputs or outputs, depending on the model.

The SDI to HDMI 6G model also includes HDMI instant lock and 33 point 3D LUT support, which are new advanced features that were not available in previous models.

HDMI televisions and projectors can take a long time to lock onto a signal when a new source is connected. To solve this problem, Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 6G features HDMI Instant Lock which continuously sends an active HDMI signal to the display. That means customers get glitch free clean switching when changing to sources that are the same format and frame rate as the previous signal.


Status: Shipping / Priced from: $205 / Code: Various


New Blackmagic Design Micro Converters

New Product


Blackmagic Design have announced new lower cost USB powered micro converters, repacked without the power supply so customers can use the power supplies they already own. The new repackaged, incredibly small, Micro Converter HDMI to SDI and Micro Converter SDI to HDMI are available now from Blackmagic Design resellers for only AU$65.

The existing models, which include the micro converter and an AC power supply, have also been reduced in price. The Micro Converter HDMI to SDI wPSU can now be purchased for AU$79, and Micro Converter SDI to HDMI wPSU can now be purchased for AU$85.

Both models are USB powered and feature the same micro USB connection that’s used on smartphones. This means customers can power the converters from devices with a USB port, such as laptop computers, big screen televisions, or even a smartphone charger. An optional 110 to 240V AC power adapter is available separately and includes 4 different AC socket adapters so customers can plug them into outlets anywhere in the world.

  • Micro Converter HDMI to SDI - RRP $65
  • Micro Converter SDI to HDMI - RRP $65
  • Micro Converter HDMI to SDI wPSU - RRP $79
  • Micro Converter SDI to HDMI wPSU - RRP AU$85

Status: Shipping / Price: As above / Code: Various


Blackmagic Design Camera 4.7 Update for Micro Studio and Micro Cinema Cameras

Product Update


Blackmagic Design has released Blackmagic Camera 4.7 Update for Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K and Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera. This update adds new video formats, dramatically improved sensor performance, new gain settings, RAW output via SDI, and new control options for operating the cameras remotely.

Blackmagic Camera 4.7 Update gives Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K customers new 720p format support at 50, 59.94 and 60 frames per second. This lets broadcasters working in 720p send video directly to air, as 720p is the HD standard for Europe as well as some American broadcasters. In addition, the higher frame rates allow customers to capture incredibly clean slow motion shots during fast action events such as sports.

Blackmagic Camera 4.7 Update also improves image processing on the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K. The update enables better exposure performance from the camera’s sensor, resulting in an additional 2 stops of brightness to the camera’s base sensitivity. This means customers will get improved performance when shooting in low light levels.

In order to enable new types of workflows, the Blackmagic Camera 4.7 Update adds full RAW image output via SDI. This gives customers a way to develop custom solutions that can take the high quality 12-bit camera sensor data out via SDI for use in post production.

The combination of new format support, improved sensor performance and RAW output make the Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4K the world’s highest quality miniature camera system.

Camera 4.7 Update is available free of charge for download now from the Blackmagic Design website for all existing Micro Studio Camera 4K and Micro Cinema Camera customers.


Status: Shipping / Priced from: $1385 / Code: Various


4K Workflow with Blackmagic URSA Mini and DaVinci Resolve

New Video


The world is moving to 4K high dynamic range for streaming and digital broadcast. From the recent Apple TV 4K announcement, to existing 4K HDR services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and others, there is a rapidly growing need to create new high resolution, high dynamic range content. HDR gives you a much larger colour palette and incredibly wide dynamic range so you can use colour and light to help tell your story in new and exciting ways! URSA Mini and DaVinci Resolve are the perfect tools for a complete, end to end 4K dynamic range workflow. Together with Dolby and Moai Films, we’ve created a short video to show you how fast and easy it is to shoot, edit, and master Dolby Vision HDR content. DaVinci Resolve 14 is available now as a free download from here.

Watch the Blackmagic Design Resolve / URSA Mini HDR story video here.


URSA Mini (Includes DaVinci Resolve Studio Software)

Status: Shipping / Code: Various/Starting Price: $4155


Recent Press Releases

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  • Robbie Williams’ Documentary Tour Workflow features URSA Mini Pro & DaVinci Resolve
  • Blackmagic Cintel Scanner Used on Channel 4 George Michael Documentary
  • Thailand’s Bug KookJe Go Inter Shot, Edited and Graded with Blackmagic Design
  • Filmmaker Shoots Short Film for Arts Council England and Channel 4 with URSA Mini 4.6K
  • New Zealand's Department of Post Installs DaVinci Resolve Studio & Mini Panels for HDR
  • AIDA Cruise Integrates Onboard AV Solution with Blackmagic Design
  • Kei Ikeda Uses URSA Mini Pro 4.6K to Shoot Videos for Some of Japan’s Popular Bands
  • Naked Inc. Uses Teranex Minis for Art Project “TOKYO ART CITY by NAKED”
  • Cintel Scanner Helps Preserve Thousands of Reels of Film from Cypress Gardens' Archive
  • Matrox Garners Major Industry Awards at Worship Facilities Expo 2017
  • Rhizomatiks Research uses URSA Mini 4K & U/Studio 4K for Dance Installation “phosphere”
  • India's The Ghazi Attack Film Graded on Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve
  • 2017 Summer Concerts and Music Festivals around the Globe use Blackmagic Design
  • Blackmagic Design Live Solution Used on the 2017 OneRepublic Honda Civic Tour
  • Micro Cinema Cameras Help Capture Web Series for MegaBots’ Giant Fighting Robots
  • Indiana, Oklahoma, and Purdue Universities Choose Matrox Encoders
  • Blackmagic Design Announces New 6G‑SDI Mini Converters at New Affordable Price!
  • Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 4.7 Update for Micro Studio Camera
  • Blackmagic Design Announces Camera 4.7 Update for Micro Cinema Camera
  • Blackmagic Design Announces New Low Price for USB Powered Micro Converters!
  • Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink 8K Pro with Quad Link 12G‑SDI

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