Blackmagic Design has confirmed that its DeckLink HD Extreme and DeckLink HD Pro products have been qualified by Apple for use with Final Cut Studio 5.1.

Apple qualification of capture cards is achieved through rigorous testing and analysis to ensure complete and robust compatibility with Apple's professional video editing suite of tools.

"We are extremely proud that our video capture products have been qualified for Final Cut Studio 5.1," said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. "Being the first capture card to receive qualification for Apple's Final Cut Studio 5.1 is testament to the high standards of quality and reliability we build into our products. Meeting Apple's high level of quality means our customers have the highest level of interoperability and performance and the best solutions for their projects."

DeckLink HD Extreme is a PCIe HDTV capture card that offers both SDI and analogue connections, combined with full HD and SD compatibility and instant format-switching technology.

DeckLink HD Pro is an HDTV capture card featuring dual link 4:4:4 video. The product supports dual link SDI, so users can work natively in 4:4:4 10 bit RGB for high end effects and feature
film work.