Blackmagic responds: Yes to Castilian & Mandarin; no to PsF removal

Blackmagic has clarified that its Video Assist firmware update includes Castilian & Mandarin, but no PsF removal or reverse telecine. What does this mean to you?

After its obscure press release at NAB last week, Blackmagic has now clarified that its Video Assist’s new updated firmware indeed includes Castilian & Mandarin (among 9 other languages), but does not currently include Cantonese, Catalán, Basque, Galician, PsF removal or reverse telecine. Blackmagic says that it will be adding more languages later. What does this situation mean to you? The first issue obviously depends upon your language needs or preferences. The second pair of issues depends upon whether your camera can output native pure progressive over HDMI or SDI at your desired framerate — or if not, whether you are willing and able to compensate for the pseudo-interlaced recording in post, via a workaround, or perhaps choose a competitive device from Átomos or Video Devices which can take care of this issue before recording. Ahead I’ll go into detail about all of that, and give you examples. Read the full article free in ProVideo Coalition magazine…

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