NAB product launches from Blackmagic Design and SmallHD

Here are the last major announcements in this final NAB 2019 blog.

Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design had a large presence at NAB this year and announced a lot of great new products. This included the latest update to their DaVinci Resolve 16 software plus a range of new 8K products.

ATEM Constellation 8K

This is an Ultra HD live production 8 K switcher with lots of features which is ideal for concerts, music festivals and sports events. It has 4 M/Es, 40 x 12G‑SDI inputs, 24 x 12G‑SDI aux outputs, 4 DVEs, 16 Keyers, 4 media players, 4 multi viewers, 2 SuperSource and standards conversion on every SDI input. When switched to 8K, all these features combine to make a powerful 8K switcher. You even get built in talkback and a professional 156 channel Fairlight audio mixer with EQ and dynamics.

Key Features

  • Creative Transitions
  • Upstream Keyers
  • Downstream Keyers
  • Audio Mixer
  • SuperSource
  • Multi View
  • Multiple Television Standards
  • Photoshop CC Plug‑in

Available Now

HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR

The new HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR features the trusted reliability of HyperDeck combined with new innovations such as space saving H.265 files, optional internal cache, 3D LUTs, native 8K and HDR support. With the ability to record native 8K in H.265, you get reduced storage costs and amazing image quality. The large touch screen ensures a perfect view of your recording as well as control over all deck settings.

Key Features

  • 8K broadcast deck
  • Includes advanced H.265 recording, internal cache, 3D LUTs, native 8K and HDR support
  • Large touch screen to view your recording with dedicated buttons for play, stop and record
  • Mini timeline for scrolling through your recordings
  • LCD includes a heads up display of timecode, video standard, media status and audio meters and more

Available: June

HyperDeck Extreme Control

HyperDeck Extreme Control gives you traditional deck control features with a built in editor for automating the ingest of legacy videotape based programming. Combined with HyperDeck Extreme, you get a professional deck solution that’s exciting and fast to use. There are transport control buttons, timecode, deck status, plus a large search dial with electronic clutch for jog, shuttle and positioning. Controlling up to 8 separate decks is possible using standard RS‑422 ensuring compatibility with virtually any type of deck.

Key Features

  • Adds traditional broadcast deck controls to HyperDeck Extreme 8K
  • Works like a traditional broadcast deck with a familiar layout
  • Control up to 8 decks via industry standard RS-422 control

Available: June

Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 8K HDR

Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 8K HDR is an advanced 8K monitoring solution for large screen televisions and video projectors. Unlike basic converters, Teranex Mini can use third party calibration probes to accurately align connected displays for precise colour. There are 2 on‑screen scopes that can be selected between WFM, Parade, Vector and Histogram. Teranex Mini SDI to HDMI 8K HDR is perfect for film studios and broadcasters who need professional but affordable colour accurate monitoring.

Key Features

  • Advanced 8K HDMI monitoring solution
  • Dual on‑screen scopes that can be selected between WFM, Parade, Vector and Histogram
  • Includes 4 HDMI 2.0 output connections
  • Built in down converter
  • HDR formats
  • Monitor calibration probe

Available: May

Multidock 10G

Blackmagic MultiDock 10G is an advanced SSD dock that lets you access 4 separate SSDs via a single high speed 10 Gb/s USB‑C connection. Unlike cheap consumer adapters, Blackmagic MultiDock 10G has been specifically designed for the film and television industry and features a rack mount design with an independent SATA driver chip on each disk, ensuring much faster data transfer speeds.

Key Features

  • Super-fast SSD dock with 4 separate SSDs
  • Can be accessed via a single high speed 10 Gb/s USB-C connection
  • Specifically designed for the film and television industry
  • MultiDock 10G features a rack mount design with an independent SATA driver chip on each disk to ensure fast data transfer speeds
  • Can be connected directly to computers for editing directly from media disks and also used with HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR for recording and playback

Available: June

DaVinci Resolve 16

The updates on the DaVinci Resolve 16 included new CUT page specifically designed for editors that need to work quickly and on tight deadlines. Also they included a new DaVinci Neural Engine for advanced machine learning and dozens of performance and workflow improvements. Blackmagic Design also announced a new dedicated keyboard for Resolve, which will go on sale later in the year.

Key Features

  • Revolutionary tools for editing, visual effects, motion graphics, colour correction and audio post production, all in a single application
  • New! - Cut page
  • New! - Editing Features
  • New! - Fusion VFX Features
  • New! - Colour Features
  • New! - Fairlight Features
  • New! - Collaboration Features

Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Battery Grip

Blackmagic announced a new Pocket Camera Battery Grip, designed to significantly extend the battery life thanks to its intuitive design and ability to hold 2 x Sony L Series batteries giving your camera hours of recording time, while at the same time powering external SSD drives through the USB-C port. The Pocket Camera Battery Grip is expected to ship in August for around £200.

Key Features

  • Battery extender and hand grip for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K lets you shoot for over 2 hours on a single charge
  • Perfect for anyone that needs to shoot for extended periods of time
  • Featuring a unique carbon fiber design, non‑slip hand grips, and a slide out tray that holds 2 L‑series batteries, the Pocket Battery Grip also makes it easier to hold the camera on longer shoots
  • You can charge the batteries in the grip via the camera’s 12V DC connection in between takes

Available: August


A good NAB for SmallHD with the announcement of 2 new monitors the Cine 7 a professional 7" monitor with ethernet camera control and the 702 Touch a rugged, workhorse 7-inch Daylight monitor.

SmallHD Cine7 Monitor

This is the monitor that just keeps on giving…it is not only almost twice as bright as the previous monitor at 1800 nits, you get camera control your via the touch screen and there will be 4 different models that offer built in Teradek Bolt wireless transmission technology !!!!

The big news obviously is that you have access to your camera controls via the touch screen monitor. At the moment is only for the ARRI ALEXA MINI, AMIRA and ALEXA MINI LF Min cameras but going forward that will include other manufactures.

Key Features

  • ARRI camera control (via Ethernet).* Support for additional manufacturers coming soon.
  • Aircraft Grade Aluminum Body
  • Locking Power Connector & Interchangeable Battery Brackets (Gold, V-Mount, Sony L)
  • 7-inch 1920x1200p IPS LCD
  • 1800 nits bright, 100% DCI-P3
  • HDMI: 1x HDMI In, 1x HDMI Out
  • SDI: 1x 3G SDI IN, 1x 3G SDI In/Out
  • Power: 2-Pin Power Input (10 to 34v, 2A DC)
  • Mounting: 4x ¼-20 thread points
  • Dimensions: 7.09in "W x 4.67in "H x 1.29in "D
  • Weight: 18.9 oz.

Available: April

SmallHD 702 Touch

The 702 Touch is a rugged, workhorse monitor with a bright 7-inch LCD screen. It has a compact, lightweight profile that fits easily on top of a DSLR, mirrorless camera, or a gimbal rig with support for HDMI and SDI video input and output. Not as ground breaking as the Cine7 but good all the same.

Key Features

  • Professional grade on-camera monitor with cinema quality colour and daylight visibility
  • 1500nits (bright) | DCI-P3 Colour | 1920x1200 resolution
  • Extremely durable
  • Two 3G SDI inputs, HDMI/SDI cross-conversion
  • DC power input, and Sony L Series battery bracket (Gold and V-Mount available)

Available: April

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