Award winning real-time blue and green screen compositing solution has been recognized with an Emmy, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy, and an Oscar for scientific and technical achievement
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS – Blackmagic Design announced its acquisition of Ultimatte, a leader in blue and green screen removal technology for the broadcast television, commercial and feature film industries. The announcement was made at IBC 2016.
Known worldwide for delivering broadcast quality compositing results that make virtual sets indistinguishable from real sets, Ultimatte creates real-time blue and green screen removal hardware that is used in broadcast studios around the world to seamlessly composite reporters, talk show hosts and more into virtual sets. Almost every newscaster and weather reporter stands in front of a green or blue screen while delivering the news and weather. For the past 40 years, Ultimatte has been the industry standard hardware or software responsible for keying these people in front of weather maps, stock charts, and other info graphics. In fact, many of these newscasters are using Ultimatte to place them into completely virtual sets.
Ultimatte uses advanced 4:4:4:4 image processing and provides enhanced matte controls that lets customers accurately separate the subject from the background. Customers also get matte correction features, indirect and direct lighting features, spill suppression tools, edge artifact controls and more, all in real-time.
Ultimatte was founded in 1976 and has won an Emmy for their real-time compositing technology, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, as well as an Oscar.
“Ultimatte’s real-time blue and green screen compositing solutions have been the standard for 40 years,” commented Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “Ultimatte has been used by virtually every major broadcast network in the world. We are thrilled to bring Ultimatte and Blackmagic Design together, and are excited about continuing to build innovative products for our customers!”
Source: Black Magic Design