NAB2007 - Blackmagic Design Announces Multibridge Eclipse

Multibridge EclipseBlackmagic Design Inc. today announced Multibridge Eclipse, a new editing system with revolutionary new features. Multibridge Eclipse can be seen on Blackmagic Design’s NAB 2007 stand located at #SL11020. Multibridge Eclipse is most sophisticated editing solution available, with the new 3 Gb/s SDI standard connections, Multibridge Eclipse allows twice the SDI data rate than normal HD-SDI, while retaining compatibility with normal HD-SDI and standard definition SDI equipment. 3 Gb/s SDI allows 4:4:4 video using a single BNC type connection, or Blackmagic Design’s new 2k via SDI allows high resolution real time 2048 x 1556 feature film editing. For greater assistance in the feature film editing process, Multibridge Eclipse includes color management via built in 3D lookup tables. 3D lookup tables allow the accurate matching of film stock so editors can see the correct color of the final film output when editing. “Multibridge Eclipse was developed in response to customers growing complex needs in high end broadcast and post production,† said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “Anyone from freelance editors to broadcasters and high end professionals can take advantage of the latest high speed SDI technologies and elegant design of the new Multibridge Eclipse for any kind of creative task. Multibridge Eclipse is easily the most exciting product we have ever developed!† In addition to 3 Gb/s SDI, Multibridge Eclipse also includes HDMI capture and playback and analog component, NTSC, PAL and S-Video capture and playback. Sixteen channels of SDI audio, 12 channels of AES/EBU audio, and 4 channels of analog XLR audio capture and playback are incorporated in response to feedback from large broadcast networks which were consulted during the research and design phase of Multibridge Eclipse. Multibridge Eclipse includes a new elegant design that shows users instant feedback of operational status, vital in busy broadcast facilities. Multibridge Eclipse includes 32 independent audio level meters for audio monitoring. 16 of these level meters show each audio input, and 16 level meters show each audio output. Indicators are also provided for resolution, genlock format, and video input status. Multibridge Eclipse Key Features †¢ Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI with compatibility with HD-SDI and SD SDI. †¢ HDMI capture and playback. †¢ Analog component, NTSC, PAL and S-Video capture and playback. †¢ Total of 16 simultaneous channels audio capture and playback. †¢ 12 channels of AES/EBU audio capture and playback. †¢ 4 channels of XLR professional analog audio capture and playback. †¢ 16 channels of SDI audio capture and playback. †¢ SDI switches between standard definition, HD and 2K. †¢ Full resolution 2K capture and playback at 2048 x 1556. †¢ RS-422 remote control for broadcast decks and genlock/tri-Sync input. †¢ Compact 2 Rack Unit size less than 4 inches deep. †¢ Real time effects in Apple Final Cut Proâ„ ¢ and Adobe Premiereâ„ ¢ Pro. Multibridge Eclipse will be available in July for $3,495 from

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