Australian developer Blackmagic Design released on Thursday
to its DeckLink for Macintosh software that brings it to version 4.5. This upgrade is compatible with all of the company’s DeckLink video processing cards and features DVCPRO HD support for capture and playback of video from DeckLink HD cards via SDI and a broadcast quality HD down converter. The company noted that all models of its DeckLink HD card running on Mac OS X include full acceleration for DVCPRO HD, as does Final Cut Pro HD. This is a free update; Blackmagic’s DeckLink cards start at US$295.