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AJA Ki Pro Rack with Bonus Storage

Published on Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Customers purchasing a Ki Pro Rack, a 1RU tape replacement for video facilities, at AJA-Ki_Pro_rack
New Media in September are eligible for a special offer on HDD storage.


When you buy a Ki Pro Rack with a single HDD Storage Module Digistor will include a second Storage Module to record, store and transfer hours of additional footage at no additional charge.As a 1RU tape replacement for video facilities, Ki Pro Rack helps transition from tape decks to file-based workflows without interruption. The front panel interface is already familiar in the machine room, and the professional video and audio connections, RS-422 control and ability to record directly to high-quality ready- to-edit files makes Ki Pro Rack a competitive deck replacement.
By recording 10-bit, full raster files, Ki Pro Rack can help you handle most post processing requirements. Compared to 8-bit recording devices, 10-bit 4:2:2 recording can provide greater dynamic range and allow more flexibility in post when adjusting colour and balance. Also, by utilizing ProRes and DNxHD codes, file sizes are kept in check.Ki Pro Rack uses RS-422 control, supporting integration with editing systems, external controllers and other tape decks, and traditional VTR functions. Systems can perform assemble edits direct to the Ki Pro Rack Storage Modules, often faster than rendering to ProRes or DNxHD files within an editing system. Ki Pro Rack’s RS-422 connection can also be used to directly capture tape-based media into Ki Pro Rack as ProRes footage ready for editing or archiving.

This offer is available for a limited time until 28 September 2012. Please contact Digistor or visit the website to arrange a demonstration, purchase or make enquiries.

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NewTek TriCaster 40 Puts Live Production on the Desktop

TriCaster 40 is designed for broadcasters and producers looking for full-resolution HD, Newtek-Tricaster40-keyboard
multi-camera live production and streaming at low cost in an integrated, desktop system.


NewTek says opportunities for this type of media producer are expanding due to the growth in online viewing and other outlets such as cable channels and Internet companies.
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TriCaster 40 is a turnkey, desktop video production studio for delivering live video to broadcast, Web and projectors.It handles live multi-camera video production and streaming by removing the need for setup and cabling between production components, and building video switching, graphics, titles, effects, media playback, virtual sets, keying, recording and streaming tools into a single compact device.With the TriCaster 40 a user can incorporate multiple cameras, video inputs, stored clips, graphics, laptops, iOS devices and other sources to create and deliver television programming in real time at the native resolution of the source media, without altering the quality.
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The small desktop size and weight allows you to produce a broadcast-quality show from most locations, and use it as part of a cart set-up to make an available room into a studio. As a turnkey operation, the user is not involved in cabling, integration points or configuring individual components. A 14-channel switcher – with four live camera inputs, multiple view monitor, digital disk recorder, program record storage, network inputs, streaming encoder, downstream keyer, graphics, titles and effects, virtual sets, and chroma key –  is integrated into the system. When live streaming, the user chooses the content delivery network.
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If a green screen set up is available, you can use the Tricaster 40’s chroma key to make background replacements with the 24 supplied virtual broadcast studio sets. These sets include multiple camera angles, distinct set locations, moving backgrounds, active video monitors, real-time reflections and over-the-shoulder double box effects. You can add network-style visual elements such as titles and graphics and video transitions.TriCaster 40 is available now in Australia and New Zealand from Adimex Authorised Dealers priced at AU$5,654 inc GST. Educational pricing is available.

Blackmagic Design Releases Support for new Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion

Blackmagic Design Releases Support for new Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion™

Fremont, CA – July 25, 2012 – Blackmagic Design today released a series of new software updates for its products that adds full support for Apple’s new Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion operating system. These software updates include support for Apple’s new Gatekeeper anti malware security protection for all products, including DaVinci Resolve 9, Desktop Video products including DeckLink, Intensity, UltraStudio, H.264 Pro Recorder and Media Express, ATEM Switchers, UltraScope, Mini, Heavy Duty and Battery Converters, Videohub Routers, SmartView Monitors, HyperDeck Studio and Shuttle Disk Recorders, HDLink and Video Recorder.

Gatekeeper is a new security feature which protects your computer from downloading and installing malicious software. Blackmagic Design is one of the first companies to support this new security standard from the first day Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion is available to customers. As an Apple Identified developer, when Gatekeeper is set to the default option, our customers will continue to be able to download software, easily maintaining full security protection.

“Being an Apple Identified Developer has enabled Blackmagic Design to take full advantage of the many exciting new features in Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, such as Gatekeeper, right from the very first day of its release,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. ”Our customers can be assured that they will continue to be able to easily download our software and enjoy performance improvements when they upgrade to Mac OS X 10.8 and Blackmagic Design products.”

These new software updates support all of Blackmagic Design’s products.

Availability and Price
The software updates are available now free of charge for all DeckLink, Intensity, UltraStudio, H.264 Pro Recorder, UltraScope, ATEM Switchers, Mini Converter, Heavy Duty Mini Converter, Battery Converter, Videohub and Universal Videohub routers, SmartView, HyperDeck, HDLink and Video Recorder customers from the Blackmagic Design web support page at

About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, 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

About New Magic Australia Pty Ltd (Australian and New Zealand Blackmagic Design master distributor)
New Magic Australia Pty Ltd is a recognised leader in the distribution and marketing of multimedia hardware and software, representing a carefully selected range of innovative, leading manufacturers and catering for both the professional and consumer markets. New Magic Australia established in 1993 is the Australian distributor of Blackmagic Design, Convergent Design, NewTek LightWave 3D, Hauppauge Computer Works Inc, Rotolight, Cubix, Matrox Video Products and Sony Creative Software products.