|DeckLink capture and playback cards are used every day in the production of television commercials, music videos, episodic television programs and Hollywood feature films.
With cutting edge technologies built in, you get the highest quality video and maximum reliability. No other capture cards support more applications and more platforms than DeckLink, so you
can always work with your favorite software. Every DeckLink PCIe card can be installed in Mac, Windows and Linux based workstations
and media servers to give you ultimate flexibility!
DeckLink SDI 4K is perfect when you need an SDI only solution but demand the highest quality SDI capture and playback. You get
incredible quality 6G-SDI on any PCI Express Mac, Windows or Linux computer. DeckLink SDI 4K is the world's smallest and most affordable multi rate SD/HD and Ultra HD SDI video card that lets
you connect to any SD, HD-SDI, 2K and Ultra HD equipment. You also get RS422 deck control, internal keying and reference input for a complete solution for editing, paint, design and more.
Perfect for Post Production
SD, HD, 3D and Ultra HD 4K!
Work with any video format and resolution that you need! Capture from cameras, decks and live feeds directly into editing, effects and
design software applications. DeckLink Studio 4K and DeckLink SDI 4K feature high resolution Ultra HD, while 4K Extreme also includes 4:4:4 image quality, 3D stereoscopic for advanced feature film
visual effects, editing and color correction. There are DeckLink models to support either file or tape based workflows to precisely deliver perfect monitoring in editing and grading suites using
professional SDI monitors, HDMI televisions and even video projectors.
|Select Your Favorite Model!
There's a perfect DeckLink model for every job! The high performance DeckLink 4K Extreme
features the latest advanced video technology including Ultra HD 4K, Dual Link 3G/6G-SDI, HDMI 4K, 4:4:4, 1080p60 and stereoscopic 3D. DeckLink Studio is great when you need lots of analog
connections as well as SD/HD/6G-SDI connections and DeckLink SDI is the perfect SDI only design with 6G-SDI connections for input or output of SD, HD or Ultra HD video, complete with support for
embedded SDI audio.
|Highest Quality Connections
Every DeckLink card features the highest quality connections so you get pristine video
and audio quality and can connect to the widest range of professional SDI equipment. DeckLink 4K Extreme includes Dual Link 3G/6G-SDI, HDMI, analog video, as well as 2 channels of AES/EBU
audio and 2 channels of balanced analog audio in and out. DeckLink Studio 4K includes 6G-SDI, HDMI 1.4b, analog component, S-Video, composite video, 2 channels of AES/EBU audio and 4 channels of
balanced analog audio in and out. You also get a down converted SD output. Decklink SDI 4K is perfect for high quality 10 bit SDI use only. All models include black burst/tri-sync reference and serial
deck control. All models switch between SD and HD, while the DeckLink 4K Extreme, DeckLink Studio 4K and DeckLink SDI 4K models include 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections for Ultra HD and
DeckLink lets you work with compressed video formats such as ProRes and DNxHD as well as 10-bit uncompressed video. When working with uncompressed video, all
images are a mathematically perfect pixel-for-pixel clone of the source, without any generational loss, so you have the confidence you're working at the absolute highest quality possible. Get
sharper keying with green screens, cleaner compositions, superior color correction and more! Support for industry leading file formats ensures that you can maintain high quality throughout post
production should you need to use video compression.
Get the latest 6G-SDI technology so you can capture and playback in full resolution Ultra
HD video, while remaining fully compatible with all SD and HD-SDI equipment! That's 4 times the resolution of regular 1080 HD video at a massive 3840 x 2160 image size! DeckLink SDI 4K, DeckLink
Studio 4K and DeckLink 4K Extreme include 6G-SDI as standard while the advanced DeckLink 4K Extreme model includes dual 6G-SDI inputs and outputs for higher color resolution, dual stream 3D
stereoscopic support and even higher frame rates! DeckLink 4K Extreme is the perfect choice for DaVinci Resolve color correction!
Use Your Favorite Software
DeckLink cards work with the software you love to use!
Mac OS X
No other capture and
playback cards are supported by more software applications for Mac OS X. Get drivers that work with fantastic editing software such as Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid
Symphony and Avid News Cutter. For visual effects get full compatibility with Adobe After Effects, The Foundry Nuke and Adobe Photoshop. For audio get compatibility with ProTools, Steinberg
Nuendo and Cubase. For streaming use Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster.
For Windows you get access to a massive range of software because DeckLink supports WDM, DirectShow and QuickTime! For editing you can use Avid Media Composer, Avid News Cutter, Adobe Premiere Pro,
Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio, CyberLink Power Director and MAGIX Video Pro. For visual effects use After Effects, The Foundry Nuke, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop. Audio software
supported includes Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase. When streaming you get compatibility with Flash Media Encoder, Xsplit Broadcaster, Wirecast and Livestream Procaster.
DeckLink cards are open standard capture cards and are perfect for the development of Linux based video applications. The availability of
a free well documented SDK makes it easy for you to develop specific solutions to meet your needs or to work with solutions that have been developed by others. Blackmagic Design Media Express
is also available for capture and playback when using DeckLink with Linux operating systems.
|DeckLink cards support a massive range of video formats and resolutions combined with all types of video and audio connections so you get the ultimate flexibility and
quality. Work with the world's most popular audio and video editing software with ease. DeckLink cards capture from cameras, decks and live feeds directly into editing, effects and broadcast design
systems. Now with the DeckLink SDI 4K, DeckLink Studio 4K and DeckLink 4K Extreme you can handle any job your client presents to you from regular SD and HD work all the to Ultra HD and 4K feature films!
||NLE Editing and Acquisition
DeckLink works with the world's most popular editing software and provides the highest
quality connections to handle virtually any video format. Connect dual link 6G-SDI to DeckLink 4K Extreme for Ultra HD 4K, 4:4:4, 1080p60 HD or stereoscopic 3D capture and playback within the
editing software. If your software does not support direct capture from DeckLink cards then simply use the included Media Express software to capture to a wide range of compressed and uncompressed
video formats. DeckLink is also perfect for monitoring, allowing you to connect client monitors to the DeckLink video output to preview work on big screen televisions! DeckLink supports Final Cut
Pro, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve and Premiere Pro, plus with its WDM driver, a massive range of Windows editing software as well!
On Set Acquisition
When working on set with DaVinci Resolve, you can now use the new Resolve Live feature to grade live from your camera. Resolve Live
allows you to add nodes and correctors live, then store grades to link up with the camera media later. No matter what quality camera you use, there is a DeckLink card with the connections to plug in
direct and then grade live. Use DeckLink cards to capture from cameras into specific, rare or custom file formats, so you can use live capture to prepare media in real time for your post production
workflow. DeckLink works with any format and new file formats and codecs can be added as third party plug ins.
Visual Effects and
DeckLink 4K Extreme is perfect for VFX work to capture in full color resolution RGB 4:4:4 at full color bandwidth without any sub sampling, giving the
sharpest keys possible. Because DeckLink captures and plays back DPX, DVI and QuickTime files you can use your favorite VFX software such as After Effects, Nuke, Photoshop and more. DeckLink also
includes a custom Photoshop plug-in allowing you to grab frames off the video input for image editing directly in Photoshop, even in Ultra HD! When working with Photoshop and After Effects, DeckLink
uses RGB colorspace eliminating illegal 100% RGB video levels and allowing accurate fill and key output for external keying of graphics and animation.
DeckLink is perfect for audio post production when working on sound tracks of television commercials, episodic television production and feature films. DeckLink cards include multiple
channels of analog audio, AES/EBU digital audio and 8 or 16 channels of embedded SDI audio depending on the model. All DeckLink drivers work with the world's best Audio Post Production solutions
such as ProTools, Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase.
High color precision, high resolution and stereoscopic 3D
support in the DeckLink 4K Extreme model makes it the perfect choice for DaVinci Resolve color correction.With DeckLink 4K Extreme you can even output live uncompressed Ultra HD 4K
resolution, giving you the ultimate feature film workflow for advanced Hollywood projects. DeckLink 4K Extreme has been developed to be the preferred solution for DaVinci color grading and is the
perfect match for the powerful features of DaVinci Resolve. DeckLink lets you live grade to precision broadcast monitors or video projectors for an amazing client friendly color grading
DeckLink is a powerful choice for use with live production switchers. DeckLink 4K Extreme's dual SDI output can be used for
generating fill and key output from RGB graphics and animations, or direct from Photoshop with the included plug in. Generate titling and graphics for live production on workstations and then present
them to the switcher in real time. For streaming or capture into custom video formats DeckLink cards simply connect to the live production switcher video output and can be used to capture live!
|SDI Video Input
||1 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports 6 Gb/s 4:2:2 and 3 Gb/s 4:4:4
|SDI Video Output
||1 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports 6 Gb/s 4:2:2 and 3 Gb/s 4:4:4
|SDI Audio Input
||16 Channels embedded in HD/2K/4K. 8 Channels embedded in SD.
|SDI Audio Output
||16 Channels embedded in HD/2K/4K. 8 Channels embedded in SD.
||Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD, 2K or UHD format.2K Format Support
||Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.
||PCI Express 4 lane generation 2, compatible with 4,8 and 16 lane PCIe Slots.
|SD Format Support
||625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC.
|HD Format Support
||720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94, 1080i60, and 1080p60.
|2K Format Support
||2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 x 1080p24, 2048 x 1080p25.
|4K Format Support
||3840x2160p23.98, 3840x2160p24, 3840x2160p25, 3840x2160p29.97, 3840x2160p30, 4096x2160p23.98, 4096x2160p24, 4096x2160p25.
||SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.
|SDI Metadata Support
||VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal. VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file. HD RP188. Closed captioning.
||4:2:2 and 4:4:4 (4K is 4:2:2)
||Television rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
||REC 601, REC 709
|Multiple Rate support
||SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K and UHD.
||Hardware based real time.
|HD Down Conversion
||Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs HD or SD on SDI output. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 styles.
|HD Up Conversion
||Built in, high quality hardware up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on playback. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 pillarbox and 16:9 zoom. HD outputs via HD-SDI.
||Built-in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD on playback.
|Real Time Effects
||Apple Final Cut Pro™ internal effects. Adobe® Premiere Pro® Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer™ internal effects. DaVinci Resolve.
||Supports: AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes
422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10 bit 4:4:4.
||Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X. Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Control
Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Media Express, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Linux..
|Internal Software Upgrade
||Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.
||PCI Express 4 lane generation 2, compatible with 4, 8, 16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.
||Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later.
Windows 7 or Windows 8.
||FCC, CE and C-Tick
||5° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
||-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
||0% to 90% non-condensing
||DeckLink SDI 4K