Incredible quality rack mount editing and design!

Multibridge
Incredible quality rack mount
editing and design!
Multibridge
Blackmagic Design Catalog Spring 2010
Industrial strength SD, HD and 2K editing and
design solution for post production and broadcast!
Massive Video and Audio Connections!
Multibridge is the highest quality PCI Express rack mount
Multibridge connects to SDI, HDMI, component analog,
capture and playback solution that instantly switches
NTSC/PAL and S-Video equipment for capture and playback,
between SD, HD and 2K, in 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 video quality.
while instantly switching between SD, HD and 2K. Now
Connect to your PC or Mac with high speed 10 Gb/s PCI
you can work with the widest range of equipment, such as
Express for the world’s highest quality editing system. With
HDCAM, HD-D5, HDCAM SR, Betacam SP, Digital Betacam,
two models to choose from, there is a powerful Multibridge
HD receivers, AVCHD and HDV cameras, televisions, video
model for every workflow.
projectors, mixers and many more!
Capture and playback from any SDI, HDMI or analog
broadcast deck, camera or monitor! SDI, HDMI and
analog connections switch between SD, HD, plus all
Multibridge models support dual link 3 Gb/s SDI,
so you can capture and playback 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
video or even real time 2K film resolution at 24
fps! Nothing else has more audio connections!
Multibridge Eclipse supports a massive 16 channel
SDI audio, 12 channel AES/EBU audio and 4 channels
of balanced analog audio!
Multibridge Eclipse
World’s Highest Quality
Multibridge Eclipse is the most sophisticated SD, HD and 2K film
Multibridge is the first solution with
editing system available. Featuring 32 broadcast accurate VU
meters you get dual link 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI, analog component,
composite and S-Video connections, 4 channel balanced analog
audio, 12 channel AES/EBU with sample rate conversion, 16
channel SDI audio, reference input and deck control! Instantly
switches between SD, HD and 2K, as well as 4:2:2 and 4:4:4!
2,395
$
3 Gb/s SDI allowing native 2K editing,
while retaining full compatibility with
HD-SDI and SD-SDI equipment. Both
Multibridge
Pro
and
Multibridge
Eclipse feature incredible quality Dual Link 4:4:4 SDI
and Single Link 4:2:2/4:4:4 SDI in 8 and 10 bit. Dual
Link 4:4:4 can be used for connecting to decks such as
the Sony’s HDCAM SR.
High Speed PCI Express Connection
Both Multibridge Pro and Multibridge Eclipse have a
super fast 10 Gb/s connection that plugs directly into
the computer’s motherboard. Unlike FireWire, PCI
Express doesn’t suffer latency or require any video
compression, so you get the fast-acting and most
fluid editing experience at the highest video quality.
More HD Real Time Effects!
Multibridge Pro
Multibridge lets you create as fast
as your mind works, because you
Compact, but packed with powerful features, Multibridge Pro is
get more online quality HD real
an advanced editing system in a compact 1 rack unit size. You
time effects! Unlike FireWire which is only half the
get dual link 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI, analog component, composite
data speed of HD video and needs to use heavy video
and S-Video connections, 2 channel balanced analog audio,
compression to handle HD, PCI Express eliminates this
8 channel AES/EBU with sample rate conversion, 16 channel
problem because it’s faster than HD video and even
SDI audio, reference input and deck control! Instantly switches
2K film. This means Multibridge won’t waste CPU time
between SD, HD and 2K, as well as 4:2:2 and 4:4:4! Multibridge
compressing video just for playback, so all your CPU
Pro is incredible value!
time is dedicated to more HD real time effects.
1,595
$
Multibridge
Blackmagic Design Catalog Spring 2010
Works on Mac, Windows and Linux!
Advanced 3 Gb/s SDI Technology
Multibridge works with the software you love to use! Use the
With the exciting new 3 Gb/s SDI connections built in,
Connections
world’s most popular editing software such as Final Cut Pro™
Multibridge allows twice the SDI data rate than normal HD-SDI.
SDI Video Input: 2 x 10 bit SD, HD, 3Gb/s HD and 2K switchable. Usable as Dual Link HD-SDI for 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 connection or 3 Gb/s for HD-SDI 4:4:4 or 2K.
and Premiere Pro ! You also get Photoshop plug-ins to grab
Use 3 Gb/s SDI for 4:4:4 HD with a single BNC connection, or
SDI Video Outputs: 2 x 10 bit SD, HD, 3Gb/s HD and 2K switchable. Usable as Dual Link HD-SDI for 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 connection or 3 Gb/s for HD-SDI 4:4:4 or 2K.
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and output frames, plus real time preview in After Effects ,
use Blackmagic Design’s new 2K via SDI for high resolution
Supported SDI Formats: 525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD, 1080HD and 2K 2048 x 1556 switchable.
Fusion
and Nuke . No other edit solution supports more
real time 2048 x 1556 feature film editing. Only 3 Gb/s SDI
Analog Video Input: Component YUV, NTSC, PAL and S-Video switchable between SD and HD in Component.
software on Windows™, Mac OS X™ or Linux, so now you have
technology provides full compatibility with SD, HD and 2K, in
the freedom to build your studio your own way!
4:4:4 or 4:2:2, all with a single BNC cable.
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Multibridge Pro
Multibridge Eclipse
Analog Video Output: Component YUV, NTSC, PAL and S-Video switchable between SD and HD in Component.
Supported Analog Formats: 525 NTSC, 625 PAL, 720HD and 1080HD switchable.
SDI Audio Input: 16 Channels in HD and 2K capture and playback mode. 8 Channels supported in SD. 16 Channels de-embedding supported from SDI input in converter mode.
SDI Audio Output: 16 Channels in HD and 2K capture and playback mode. 8 Channels supported in SD. 16 Channels embedding supported to SDI output in converter mode.
Media Express Software Included!
Blackmagic Media Express is free software that comes with both
Multibridge Pro and Multibridge Eclipse. Media Express lets
Analog Audio Input: 2 Channels of professional balanced XLR analog audio.
Analog Audio Input: 4 Channels of professional balanced XLR analog audio.
Analog Audio Output : 2 Channels of professional balanced XLR analog audio. 2 Channels of
unbalanced RCA analog audio for monitoring.
Analog Audio Output : 4 Channels of professional balanced XLR analog audio. 2 Channels of
unbalanced RCA analog audio for monitoring.
AES/EBU Audio Input: 4 x inputs on DB-25 for 8 audio channels. Sample rate converted.
AES/EBU Audio Input: 6 x inputs on XLR connectors for 12 audio channels. Sample rate converted.
AES/EBU Audio Output : 4 x outputs on DB-25 for 8 audio channels.
AES/EBU Audio Output : 6 x outputs on XLR connectors for 12 audio channels.
you batch capture and play back DPX, ProRes, uncompressed
HDMI Audio Input: 2 Channels.
YUV and RGB, DVCPRO HD and MJPEG files. You can even
HDMI Audio Output: 2 Channels.
create your own playlist. Media Express also supports CMX
Audio Capture Support: 16 Channels in HD and 2K, 8 channels in standard definition.
EDL import and export, frame accurate deck control via
Audio Playback Support: 16 Channels in HD and 2K, 8 channels in standard definition.
RS-422, and will even insert and assemble to tape!
HDMI Video Input: Direct HDMI connection supports HDMI capture from HDMI compatible cameras, set top boxes, decks and video games.
Media Express is fast, accurate and easy to use and works on
HDMI Video Output: Direct HDMI connection supports HDMI digital compatible displays, such as a TV or video projector. Includes both audio and video.
HDMI Configuration: HDMI automatically configures to connected display.
Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. You can even grab still frames
HDMI Resolution: Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.
directly from your deck!
HDMI Color Precision: 4:2:2 10 bit.
Multi Rate Support: SDI and component analog video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and
3 Gb/s HD and 2K SDI.
2K Film Support: 2048 x 1556 at 24fps and 23.98fps capture and playback via SDI.
Sync Input: Blackburst in SD or TriSync HD.
Device Control: Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control port. Serial ports TxRx direction-reversible under software control.
Processing
Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based real time.
HD Down Conversion: Supports playback from HD to SD. Supports down conversion on capture from HD video input to SD files. Anamorphic and letter box formats selectable.
HD Up Conversion: Supports capture from SD and 720HD video input to 1080HD files.
Real Time Effects: Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects on Mac OS X™. Adobe® Premiere Pro® internal effects in DV, MJPEG and uncompressed edit formats.
DeckLink Driver Extras
Configuration Software: Blackmagic Design System Preference and Control Panel.
Software Included: Media Express, Disk Speed Test and Blackmagic driver.
Installation: Connected via PCI Express cable and plug in adapter card on compatible PCIe Windows systems and PCIe Apple Mac OS X systems. Requires PCI Express x4 lane slot or faster. Please see the full
system requirements for Mac OS X™ and Windows™.
Extras
Software Control: Multibridge Utility included free for Windows XP™, Windows Vista™, Windows7™ and Mac OS X™.
Firmware Upgrade: Automatically upgrades when new software is installed.
Installation: Rack Mount. Adhesive rubber feet included.
Product Warranty: 3 Year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty.
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