Blackmagic Design

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Blackmagic Design Pty Ltd.
IndustryDigital cinema
Founded2001; 22 years ago (2001)
FounderGrant Petty
Headquarters11 Gateway Court, ,
Number of locations
8 offices (2016)[1]
Area served
Key people
Grant Petty (CEO)
ProductsDigital movie cameras
Digital cinematography
Video editing software

Blackmagic Design Pty Ltd. is an Australian digital cinema company and hardware manufacturer based in Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It designs and manufactures broadcast and cinema hardware, most notably high-end digital-movie cameras, and also develops video editing software, such as the DaVinci Resolve and Blackmagic Fusion applications.


The company was founded in 2001 by Grant Petty[2] and produced its first product, a capture card for macOS called DeckLink that was the first to offer uncompressed 10-bit video, in 2002.[2][3] The company later released newer versions of the product[4][5][6][7][8][9] and added color-correction capabilities,[10] support for Windows,[11] and full support for Adobe Premiere Pro and Microsoft DirectShow.[12]

  • In 2005 the company released several products, including the Multibridge family of PCIe bi-directional converters and the FrameLink family of DPX-based software.[13][14]
  • In 2006 the company released Blackmagic On-Air television production software.[15]
  • In 2009 the company acquired the American based Da Vinci Systems, best known for its color-correction and color-grading products.
  • In 2010 the company acquired the intellectual property of Echolab and the ATEM line of production video switchers.[16]
  • At the 2012 NAB Show Blackmagic announced its first Cinema Camera.[17]
  • In 2014 the company acquired eyeon Software Inc, known for the Blackmagic Fusion compositing software.
  • In 2014 the company acquired Cintel, the film scanning and preservation company, which has its roots as the Baird Television Company, founded by John Logie Baird in 1927.[18]
  • In September 2016 the company acquired Fairlight.
  • In 2018, Blackmagic became a participant in Netflix's all four categories for its Post Technology Alliance which includes both URSA cinema cameras and DaVinci Resolve.[19] In the same year, Blackmagic Design also partnered with Apple to create the Blackmagic eGPU which was sold exclusively through the Apple Store for the first 6 months upon release.[20] This was followed by the Blackmagic eGPU Pro which was also solely sold through the Apple Store.[21]


List of all products developed by the company.

DeckLink HD Extreme 3D dual link 3 Gb/s SDI video capture card for PCIe

Digital Film Cameras

Live Production Cameras

  • Micro Studio Camera 4K
  • Studio Camera HD and 4K
  • Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Plus, and Blackmagic Studio Camera 4K Pro[22]
  • URSA Broadcast
  • URSA Broadcast G2

Editing, Color Correction and Audio Post Production

  • DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio (Video Editing)
  • Blackmagic Fusion Studio (Visual Effects, VR, 3D and Broadcast Graphics)
  • Audio/Video Controller Consoles (Editor Keyboard, Speed Editor, Micro Panel, Mini Panel, Advanced Panel, Fairlight Console Channel Fader, Fairlight Console Channel Control, Fairlight Console LCD Monitor, Fairlight Console Audio Editor, Fairlight Desktop Audio Editor, Fairlight Desktop Console, Fairlight Audio Interface)
  • Cintel Film Scanner[23]

Live Production

  • Home Streaming: ATEM Mini, ATEM Mini Pro/ISO, ATEM Mini Extreme, ATEM Mini Extreme ISO
  • TV Studios: ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K, ATEM Camera Control Panel, ATEM 1 M/E Advanced Panel, ATEM 2 M/E Advanced Panel, ATEM 4 M/E Advanced Panel, ATEM Production Studio 4K, ATEM 1 M/E Production Studio 4K, ATEM 2 M/E Production Studio 4K, ATEM 4 M/E Broadcast Studio 4K, ATEM Constellation 8K
  • Recording and Storage: HyperDeck Studio 12G, HyperDeck Studio Pro, Duplicator 4K, MultiDock 10G, HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR, Video Assist 7” 12G HDR

Capture and Playback

  • UltraStudio HD Mini
  • UltraStudio 4K Mini
  • UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3
  • DeckLink (PCIe cards): Mini Recorder, Mini Monitor, Mini Monitor 4K, Mini Recorder 4K, Duo 2 Mini, Duo 2, Quad 2, SDI 4K, Studio 4K, 4K Extreme 12G, 8K Pro, Quad HDMI Recorder

Network Storage

  • Cloud Store: 20TB, 80TB, 320TB (Built to order)
  • Cloud Store Mini: 8TB
  • Cloud Pod

Broadcast Converters

  • Micro Converter: BiDirectional SDI/HDMI 3G wPSU, HDMI to SDI 3G wPSU, SDI to HDMI 3G wPSU, BiDirectional SDI/HDMI 3G, HDMI to SDI 3G, SDI to HDMI 3G
  • Mini Converters: Audio to SDI, Optical Fiber 12G, SDI Multiplex 4K, Quad SDI to HDMI 4K, SDI Distribution 4K, SDI to Analog 4K, Audio to SDI 4K, SDI to Audio 4K, HDMI to SDI 6G, SDI to HDMI 6G
  • Teranex Mini: SDI Distribution 12G, SDI to HDMI 12G, Audio to SDI 12G, SDI to Analog 12G, SDI to HDMI 8K HDR, SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Blackmagic Design: Offices Worldwide". Blackmagic Design. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Blackmagic Design founder Grant Petty on how a "burning revelation" led him to create his $300 million video technology company". SmartCompany. 11 July 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Price Barrier for Uncompressed Video Slashed". Blackmagic Design. 1 November 2002. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  4. ^ "DeckLink 2 Available Immediately". Blackmagic Design. 18 February 2003. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  5. ^ "DeckLink Pro Advanced SDI Video Card". Blackmagic Design. 2 April 2003. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  6. ^ "DeckLink SP High-End Analog Video Card". Blackmagic Design. 2 April 2003. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  7. ^ "DeckLink HD Plus™ Announced". Blackmagic Design. 10 September 2004. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  8. ^ "DeckLink Multibridge™ Announced". Blackmagic Design. 10 September 2004. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  9. ^ "Workgroup Videohub™ Announced". Blackmagic Design. 10 September 2004. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  10. ^ "World's First Real Time Uncompressed Color Correction". Blackmagic Design. 4 February 2003. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  11. ^ "DeckLink Support for Microsoft Windows™". Blackmagic Design. 29 March 2003. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  12. ^ "Price Barrier Slashed with Blackmagic DeckLink Extreme". Blackmagic Design. 19 March 2004. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Blackmagic Design Introduces Multibridge Family; World's First Bi-Directional Converter with PCI Express". Blackmagic Design. 18 April 2005. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  14. ^ "Blackmagic Design Introduces FrameLink, a New Software Utility for Instant DPX Compatibility". Blackmagic Design. 18 April 2005. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Blackmagic Design Announces Blackmagic On-Air -- The First Affordable Live HD Television Production Studio". Blackmagic Design. 24 April 2006. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  16. ^ "Blackmagic Acquires EchoLab". TV Technology. 12 August 2010. Archived from the original on 15 August 2010.
  17. ^ "NAB 2012: Blackmagic Unveils Surprise 2.5K Cinema Camera for Unprecedented $3,000". 16 April 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  18. ^ "Cintel | Blackmagic Design". Retrieved 27 March 2022.
  19. ^ "Blackmagic Design in Netflix Post Technology Alliance". cinema5D. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  20. ^ "How Melbourne-based cinema and TV company Blackmagic Design landed an exclusive partnership with Apple". SmartCompany. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  21. ^ Pendlebury, Ty. "Blackmagic eGPU Pro sounds spooky, makes Mac graphics faster". CNET. Retrieved 19 February 2019.
  22. ^ "Blackmagic Design announces Studio Camera 4K Pro, Studio Camera 4K Plus & lens control hardware". Newsshooter. 30 July 2021. Retrieved 24 August 2021.
  23. ^ Pennington, Adrian. "Blackmagic's Cintel Scanner 2 makes 35mm film scanning as easy as a photocopier". Retrieved 24 August 2021.

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