Blackmagic Design has released Multibridge Pro, a video editing and conversion system for Mac OS X- and Windows-based computers.Multibridge Pro can be seen on Blackmagic Design's IBC 2007 stand located at #7.220.

Multibridge Pro includes capture and playback to any SDI, HDMI, Analog Component, Analog Composite NTSC/PAL, and S-Video device. For audio, 8 channels of AES/EBU digital audio, and 2 channels of pro balanced analog audio connections are included. All AES/EBU inputs feature sample rate conversion for plug-and-play digital audio connections.

For the feature film production, Multibridge Pro also includes Dual Link 4:4:4 SDI video input and outputs, and each SDI link features the new 3Gbps SDI video standard for SD, HD and 2K film compatibility.

Multibridge Pro features a compact 1 rack unit chassis and connects to the host computer via a flexible PCI Express cable. When PCI Express is connected, Multibridge Pro can be used as a capture and playback editing solution with Adobe CS3 Production Premium and Apple Final Cut Studio software.

Multibridge Pro can also be used as an independent bi-directional video converter. When used as a video converter, both analog video and audio conversion is included, so Multibridge Pro is a complete solution for converting analog or HDMI equipment to SDI based broadcast systems. Because Multibridge Pro includes all video and audio conversions, any analog device can be converted to SDI in and out without any additional converters.

With support for the new 3Gbps SDI connections, the new Multibridge Pro allows twice the SDI data rate than normal HD-SDI, while retaining compatibility with normal HD-SDI and standard definition SDI equipment. 3Gbps SDI allows 4:4:4 video using a single BNC type connection, and Blackmagic Design's new 2K via SDI allows high resolution, real-time 24fps 2048-x-1556 feature-film editing.

Multibridge Pro is available now for a US domestic recommended retail price of 1,275 Euros (around £866) from all Blackmagic Design authorized resellers.