Blackmagic Design has announced an SDK for software creators who want to work with DeckLink Intensity and Multibridge products on the open-source Linux platform. Combining the low-cost of the Linux OS with Blackmagic’s extensive line of hardware ingest and playback solutions should be an attractive combination for developers. Full press release below…
San Jose, CA, USA – June 30, 2009 – Blackmagic Design Inc. today released support
for software developers who want to use DeckLink, Intensity and Multibridge products
on the Linux platform.
Support includes the software driver and an SDK for developers, and can be downloaded
now from the Blackmagic Design web site, free of charge.
All developers now have a full featured Software Developer Kit (SDK) that allows
any software developer to build custom Linux solutions. With products such as
Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink SDI at only US$295, customers now have a true 10
bit SD and HD-SDI capture and playback solution with tri-sync/black burst reference,
low SDI jitter and RS-422 deck control that’s extremely affordable. When combined
with low cost PC hardware, Linux developers now have everything they need to
build high end broadcast solutions.
“Using the Blackmagic DeckLink Linux SDK, we’ve been able to quickly add SD and
HD-SDI capture to our web-based video editing platform, FORscene,” said Jeremy
James, Forbidden Technologies plc. “The affordable DeckLink SDI will allow us
to offer integration without requiring unnecessary hardware features or external
Linux SDK support is available from the Blackmagic Design web site at www.blackmagic-design.com/support/.
Product photos of all Blackmagic Design products are available at www.blackmagic-design.com/press/resources/images/.
About Blackmagic Design Inc.
Blackmagic Design Inc. manufactures the world’s highest quality video editing
products, converters and routers for the post-production and television broadcast
industries. The Multibridge, DeckLink and Intensity family of products have revolutionized
the post production industry and made HDTV and film editing more affordable.
Founded by the world’s leading editors and engineers from the post production
industry, this knowledge is constantly fed back into our products. Blackmagic
Design has operations in the USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia.
For more information, please check www.blackmagic-design.com.