Blackmagic Design Announces Support for Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium

LAS VEGAS — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 11, 2011 — Blackmagic Design today announced support for Adobe® Creative Suite® 5.5 Production Premium software for its entire range of capture and playback video products for Windows 7 and Mac OS X computers. Blackmagic Desktop Video 8.0 update to support this new Adobe software is available now for download from the Blackmagic Design web site free of charge.

Blackmagic Design’s award-winning DeckLink, Multibridge, Intensity and UltraStudio Pro can now take full advantage of the incredibly powerful new features included in CS 5.5 Production Premium, including the Mercury Playback Engine that provide amazing real time effects in any resolution. Also included is advanced closed caption support in Adobe Premiere® Pro CS5.5 software. The combination of Blackmagic Design’s desktop video range and Adobe’s Creative Suite 5.5 Production Premium provides video editors, post professionals, motion graphics and interactive designers incredible flexibility in the their workflows from SD, HD, 3D, 2K and now 4K!

“Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium builds on the incredible features and performance our customers value,” said Bill Roberts, director of video product management at Adobe. “Adobe Premiere Pro is designed to optimize overall system performance. From real-time effects with Adobe’s Mercury Playback Engine through rock-solid video I/O and monitoring, we strive to provide balanced systems performance on both Macintosh and Windows platforms. Blackmagic Design’s capture cards are a great complement for Adobe CS5.5 Production Premium, giving users the ability to work at the highest resolutions and a wide variety of HD video formats to support their workflows.”

“Blackmagic Design and Adobe have shared the same passion for open systems and the highest quality creative workflows that are within everybody’s reach”, said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. “Our recently announced UltraStudio Pro 3D and DeckLink 4K truly take CS 5.5 Production Premium to a whole new level. Our customers can now have 3D workstation class performance on a MacBook Pro with UltraStudio 3D and uncompressed realtime 4K editing and effects with DeckLink 4K on Mac OSX and Windows! This is something we have dreamed about for years and we know our customers are going to fall in love with these amazing solutions.”

Availability and Price

Desktop Video Version 8.0 update is available now free of charge for all DeckLink, Multibridge, Intensity and UltraStudio customers from the Blackmagic Design web support page.

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About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company’s DaVinci Emmy™ award winning color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check


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