IBC Product Introductions Include PL-Mount Cameras, Resolve Update, UHD Multiviewer and Broadcast Monitor

If you're at IBC, you may have noticed something funny — Eyeon Software's Fusion 7 VFX compositing software is at the Blackmagic booth. That's because Blackmagic Design has bought Eyeon.

Blackmagic said development and support of Eyeon Fusion will continue, with Toronto-based Eyeon functioning as a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackmagic Design. Eyeon's product portfolio also includes playback system Generation 4K, asset-management front-end Generation AM, rotoscoping system Rotation, stereography toolset Dimension, and the Eyeon Connection plug-in for Avid.

The acquisition suggests that Blackmagic is looking to fill in the gaps between its camera line-up, its plethora of post-production hardware, and its high-powered Resolve finishing software. "We're really excited about the acquisition of Eyeon," said Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty in a prepared statement. "When used together with DaVinci Resolve for editing and grading, Fusion … gives customers the world's most advanced tools for 3D compositing, visual effects, motion graphics design and more."

Is a full-fledged NLE next on the list? Well, those rumors have been flying for years, with no action so far—though Resolve does get new editing features with each version release.

Speaking of which, DaVinci Resolve 11.1 is now available, with improvements to Final Cut Pro X compatibility, new color-correction features, and support for DNG raw, VariCam vRaw and AVC-I, and Dolby Vision.

In other IBC News, Blackmagic announced the release of PL-mount versions of its Blackmagic Cinema Camera and Blackmagic Production Camera 4K, selling for $2,295 and $2,995, respectively. 


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Blackmagic set a November ship date for the new MultiView 16, a $1,495 multi-viewer that routes up to 16 SDI inputs (mixing SD, HD, and UHD) to a single display. It's designed to take advantage of the real-estate offered by large-screen UHD display devices.

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Blackmagic also bowed the $1,995 SmartView 4K, a 15.6-inch Ultra HD broadcast monitor with a native resolution of 3840×2140 and Blackmagic's 12G-SDI inputs. The SmartView 4K has a Teranex processor built-in to de-interlace and upscale SD and HD sources to the display's UHD resolution. The display is 6RU and has a built-in control panel allowing users to control built-in 3D LUTs, the ability to view the horizontal and vertical blanking areas, customizable frame markers, and more. It's expected to be available in December.

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Other Blackmagic announcements today included the Smart Videohub 40×40 router (October, $2,995) with 6G-SDI connectivity; the DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G capture and playback card (October, $1,495) supporting resolutions up to 2160p60; new UHD-compatible Mini Converters (October, $295 standard, $345 heavy-duty) with 6G-SDI connectivity; and new Blackmagic Videohub Software v6.0 (available now for free download) for configuring and controlling the company's Videohub SDI routers.