Dudes! Seriously…this is major. BlackMagic Design announces BlackMagic ULTRASCOPE. Hardware scopes for $695! This is a hardware card and software…only drawback is that it is WINDOWS only. But, get an inexpensive PC to put the card in, Windows XP Professional with SP3, a cheapie 24″ monitor and you have HD scopes for under $2000. If you know what you are doing you can do this for under $1500.

Wow….just wow.

If you’re tired of hard to use and ugly waveform monitoring, then you’ll love Blackmagic UltraScope. We have included all the features you need when editing or color correcting, and then, combined it with an elegant user interface that looks great when added to your studio! Simply plug into any compatible Windows™ computer with a 24 inch monitor, and Blackmagic UltraScope will display 6 live scope views simultaneously! UltraScope is engineering accurate and includes 3 Gb/s SDI plus 3 Gb/s optical fiber SDI. UltraScope auto detects SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI inputs.

Vectorscope, Waveform, RGB Parade, Histogram, Audio View and Picture View with window code.