LAS VEGAS—Blackmagic Design unveiled a variety of new products and software updates on day one of the 2023 NAB Show, including the ATEM Television Studio 4K8, updates to DaVinci Resolve and the ATEM 4 M/E Constellation 4K.
“We recently launched the new ATEM Television Studio HD range and customers have been very pleased with it,” said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design, announcing the ATEM Television Studio 4K8. “But we were also working on a 4K model. ATEM Television Studio 4K8 is exciting as it has 10 independent 12G-SDI outputs that can be used for external recording. This is great when clients want a high quality multi-cam editing solution as all outputs are in sync and have matching timecode with full audio mapping.”
The company said that the ATEM TV Studio 4K8 (opens in new tab) would cost $4,595 when available in July. The new live production switcher combines all the broadcast features of ATEM Television Studio HD with added support for Ultra HD standards up to 2160p60.
Other new products and updates include:
- ATEM 4 M/E Constellation 4K (opens in new tab) ($8,995, available June) – a new Ultra HD model in the ATEM Constellation family, featuring 40 x 12G-SDI standards-converted inputs with support for standards up to Ultra HD 2160p60.
- DaVinci solution 18.5 (opens in new tab) (free update, beta available now) – a major new update that brings new AI tools, 150+ feature upgrades like Resolve FX Relight, speech-to-text editing, automatic subtitling, AI audio classification, Universal Scene Description support files, new menus, adds the Cut page that allows customers to work faster while leaving more time for creativity, and Fusion USD support for faster workflows. Additionally, content creators can now upload videos directly to TikTok, and a new vertical aspect ratio output option makes creating content for social media even easier.
- Blackmagic Camera 8.1 (opens in new tab) (free update, available now) – an update that adds vertical aspect ratio video support to Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras, allowing users to create cinematic quality vertical videos for platforms like TikTok.
- Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K OLPF (opens in new tab) ($6,385, available now) – a new model of the world’s most advanced digital film camera that adds a high-performance optical low-pass filter to the 12K Super 35 image sensor. The OLPF reduces artifacts such as moiré and aliasing while preserving the color and important image details that Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro 12K is known for.
- Added URSA Mini Pro 12K to Netflix Approved Cameras list (opens in new tab) – The camera was recently added List of Netflix Approved Cameras. The list, officially titled “Cameras and Image Capture: Requirements and Best Practices,” highlights the capture requirements needed to be qualified by the streamer as an approved camera, including dynamic range, resolution, codec, workflow compatibility, and more.
- DeckLink IP ($345, available June) – a new family of PCIe cards that capture and play uncompressed broadcast-quality 10-bit video directly into 2110 IP-based broadcast systems.
- Blackmagic 2110 IP Converter 3x3G (opens in new tab) ($595, available June) – a new rackmount converter that converts 3G-SDI devices into 2110 IP broadcast systems.
A video by CEO Grant Petty discussing the new products is available Here (opens in new tab),