Blackmagic Design ( has announced Desktop Video 9.0, a software update with capture and playback for the Avid Media Composer 6 family of software including Avid Symphony and Avid NewsCutter, for both Mac OS X and Windows 7.

Desktop Video 9.0 is available for download now and free of charge for all Blackmagic Design customers. This update includes support for all current DeckLink, Multibridge, Intensity and UltraStudio models.

Desktop Video 9.0 is certified by Avid for Avid Media Composer 6, Avid Symphony, Avid NewsCutter. It offers uncompressed and DNxHD capture and playback in Avid Media Composer 6 and real time effects in Avid Media Composer 6. Desktop Video 9.0 also supports dual stream 3D workflow capturing left and right eye to separate files in Avid Media Composer 6.