Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor


We are now running Desktop Video 10.3 and once again this software version of Media Express v3.3.1 does not allow any SDI or HDMI output to the Media Express viewer. I have two cameras producing 1080 50p outputs from both SDI and HDMI and none of them show up on the Media Express browser window.


I phoned Blackmagic’s UK division who were aware of the problem in fact the chap had set up this very scenario yesterday and confirmed the problem.

Hopefully BM will offer us a solution within the next week and bring back the much needed functionality Media Express.

Media Express for those of you who do not own a Blackmagic device allows you to capture analogue footage like Beta SP, HDV etc transcoding the footage for use in FCPX.


Finally Blackmagic restore Media Express (ME) to its former glory in FW v 10.3.1 just out today (Thursday 20th November 2014) ME = 3.3.2.

I tested both SDI and HDMI with sound and pictures.


Having been working in the video business since 1988 I have amassed a great amount of knowledge of both the kit and production values over the last 30 years.

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