Blackmagic Design has announced support for Adobe’s forthcoming Creative Suite 5, with a range of capture cards for Mac and Windows creatives now compatible.

Blackmagic Design offers video editing products, colour correctors, video  converters, routers, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post-production and television broadcast industries.

Blackmagic Design products, such as DeckLink and Multibridge, will take full advantage of the number of new features in Adobe CS5 Production Premium software, such as Adobe Mercury Playback Engine for realtime effects, enhanced paint, 3D workflows and improved NLE integration.

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"The combination of the impressive real-time Adobe Mercury Playback Engine combined with our capture card products, is a real game changer  for our users, allowing them to build incredibly high performance workflows that we only dreamed about a few years ago," said Grant Petty CEO of Blackmagic Design.

"Blackmagic Design products are able to handle just about any resolution or desired workflow, from SD to HD to 2K, on any platform, which gives our Adobe Creative Suite 5 users the ability to work within their budgets and with the tools they choose," added Simon Hayhurst, senior director, product management for Digital Video and Audio Group at Adobe.

Free updates for Blackmagic Design products, compatible with Adobe CS5 Production Premium, will be available in May from the Blackmagic Design web support page.

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