IBC 2019: Blackmagic Design highlights Atem Mini, Video Assist 12G, Videohub Master Control Pro and Videohub Smart Control Pro
Blackmagic Design has unveiled a host of new products.
The Video Assist 12G is an update to the popular field monitor and recording solutions. Available as 5” and 7” models, they feature a HDR screen, four built in scopes, upgraded batteries, 12G-SDI and native Blackmagic RAW recording from supported cameras. These will be available in September 2019 from US$795.
Blackmagic RAW 1.5 is here. This new update adds plugins that support editing native Blackmagic RAW files in Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer. It also includes benchmarking tool Blackmagic RAW Speed Test, which is now on Mac, Windows, and Linux for the first time. Blackmagic RAW 1.5 is now available for download from the Blackmagic website.
The ATEM Mini is a low cost live production switcher specifically designed to allow live streaming to YouTube and business presentations via Skype. Features include a miniature control panel based design and 4 independent HDMI inputs making professional multi-cam productions easy. This will be available in November 2019 for US$295.
The Videohub Master Control Pro is the newly designed router control panel that allows spin knob scrolling of all router sources and destinations as well as direct button entry of any router crosspoint. Available in November 2019 for US$695.
The Videohub Smart Control Pro is a new model of cut-bus style router control panel for all Videohub routers. Available in November 2019 for US$695.
And to conclude, the new URSA Broadcast Update adds Blackmagic RAW support, as well as improved sensor response on URSA Broadcast cameras, resulting in better color fidelity and cleaner images. Image gain controls can now be adjusted in 1/3 stop increments for finer control to get cleaner images with less noise. Available in November 2019 for download on the Blackmagic website.