Red Dot Design Award
Broadcast Equipment

Blackmagic Broadcast Suite

Blackmagic Broadcast Suite | Red Dot Design Award

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Productions in the field of media are often highly complex. The Blackmagic Broadcast Suite is a modular range of over 20 products designed specifically for video productions like news gathering, sporting events and concerts. In an innovative manner, it combines professional video format conversion, live switching, recording and playback. As a highly cost-effective solution, it allows the creation of tailor-made systems for specific individual workflows, while also providing the necessary flexibility for those systems to adapt to changing needs. Moreover, it features innovative thermal management, since such systems are often mounted in hot, confined spaces such as outside broadcast vehicles. The “crossflow” cooling system enables all units in the suite to work together to effectively move cold air, providing optimal heat dissipation even when the units are mounted side-by-side. Compact and versatile, the individual components of the series can be used as stand-alone desktop products or rack mounted side-by-side for larger broadcast systems. The Broadcast Suite impresses with a minimal yet coherent visual appearance as well as an intuitive control layout. It thus provides error-free operation even in high-pressure, volatile live production scenarios. Emerging from following an outstandingly logical and consistent approach, this highly advanced modular system opens up new horizons to the media sector.

Statement by the Jury

The Blackmagic Broadcast Suite fascinates with the perfect organisation of all elements. Packed into a portable and effective system, its design is compact and geared toward enabling highly adaptable settings. The purist and consistent language of form is highly convincing, as it is complemented by an intuitive ease of operation that is outstanding for devices in this field. This innovative, highly user-friendly system is ideally suited to professional live production scenarios.

Red Dot Design Award

  • Manufacturer:
    Blackmagic Design Pty Ltd, Melbourne, Australia
  • In-house design:
    Blackmagic Design Pty Ltd
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