The latest upgrade to the Blackbird platform was released on February 14th 2023. This release includes some notable additions for publishing workflows.
16 Bit Video Optimization
The Blackbird Platform now has improved 16 Bit per pixel internal video support on highlight effects, colour adjustments and overlays. This results in greater accuracy in publishing where source media has greater than 8 bits per pixel.
10Bit Video Support
Users can now export 10 Bit per pixel video in the DNxHD format. There is also improved 10bit export for AVCi and H264 as well as an additional 422 colour subsampling option on H264 exports. This again is targeted at greater accuracy and quality of output media.
24 Bit Audio
Audio publishing at 24 Bit is available for XDCAM, DNxHD, AVCi and WAV. As with video, this is an increased processing depth for greater output quality.
Media Status Updates for source recognition
The platform now has improved media status updates for handling extra source registration. This allows the user to register a file on a secondary edge meaning they can file share across edges. This benefits customers with multiple edge locations and can help all customers with redundancy across edge sites.
Blackbird is best-of-breed
Jon Hanford - Group CTO, Deltatre