Blackmagic Design on Thursday formally announced the release
2.0, a software update for its routing switcher for professional video editors. The US$4,995 device eliminates the need to manually patch cables from video devices to computers, and features 12 independent dual-rate SDI inputs and 24 SDI outputs. This new software release adds real-time High Definition (HD) to Standard Definition (SD) down conversion and RGBA keying frame store for test signal generation and logo keying. Other enhancements and changes have been made as well. The free update has a release date of November 5, and is available for download for both Mac OS X and Windows XP from Blackmagic Design’s
tech support page.