Here’s another potential virtual production game-changer from IBC 2022. Check out the full press release below:
Blackmagic Design today announced 4 new models of Ultimatte 12 real-time compositing processors that are all designed for creating the next generation of broadcast graphics. Also announced was a new Ultimatte Software Control app for Mac and Windows that’s available for download free of charge. This software lets you control all Ultimatte 12 models without the additional cost of a hardware control panel.
The new Ultimatte 12 models are designed at lower cost while retaining the same high-quality processing for incredible edge handling, greater color separation, amazing color fidelity, and better spill suppression. There are 4 new models, Ultimatte 12 HD, Ultimatte 12 4K, and a massive Ultimatte 12 8K model. This allows customers to get an Ultimatte 12 for the television standard they are using.
In addition to these 3 models, there is a lower-cost Ultimatte 12 HD Mini model with HDMI connections priced at only US$495. Ultimatte 12 HD Mini was specifically designed to let ATEM Mini customers benefit from broadcast quality keying to build innovative fixed camera virtual sets. All models of Ultimatte 12 include built-in frame stores so you can key using stills for backgrounds, eliminating the cost of external equipment. This means all compositing can be done in the Ultimatte itself!
Even at these new lower prices, all Ultimatte 12 models, even Ultimatte 12 HD Mini, have the same incredibly advanced image processing algorithms and a huge internal color space. This means all models produce identical quality compositions. The processing automatically generates internal mattes, so different parts of the image are processed separately based on the colors in each area. This means customers get fine edge detail where it’s needed the most, like on hair, and smoother transitions between colors or other objects in the scene. Everything is handled by new math and sub-pixel processing that’s designed for incredible quality and clarity.
All new Ultimatte 12 models are available now. The Ultimatte 12 HD Mini will be priced at $495 Ultimatte 12 HD is $895, Ultimatte 12 4K is $2,495 and the Ultimatte 12 8K is $6,995.
For more information, please visit: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/ultimatte