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Blackmagic Design DeckLink SDI 4K
Blackmagic Design DeckLink SDI 4K

Blackmagic Design DeckLink SDI 4K

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DeckLink SDI 4K is an ideal SDI only solution for high quality capture and playback. The card is compatible with SD, HD-SDI, 2K and Ultra HD formats.

Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink cards support embedded SDI audio for use with professional broadcast decks, monitors, projectors, and more. DeckLink products are often used for work on feature films, episodic TV shows, music videos, and commercials.

When connected to a PCI Express Mac, Windows or Linux computer, you'll get 6G-SDI quality. Other features include RS-422 deck control, internal keying and reference input so you have a complete solution for editing, paint, and design work.

Blackmagic Design DeckLink SDI 4K Features

  • SDI only solution
  • Compatible with SD, HD-SDI, 2K and Ultra HD formats
  • 6G-SDI with Mac, Windows, or Linux computers
  • RS-422 deck control
  • Internal keying
  • Reference input
  • DeckLink SDI 4K1
  • Three Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty1
  • Connections
    • SDI Video Inputs: 1 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports 6 Gb/s 4:2:2 and 3 Gb/s 4:4:4.
    • SDI Video Outputs: 1 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports 6 Gb/s 4:2:2 and 3 Gb/s 4:4:4.
    • SDI Audio Inputs: 16 Channels embedded in HD/2K/4K. 8 Channels embedded in SD.
    • SDI Audio Outputs: 16 Channels embedded in HD/2K/4K. 8 Channels embedded in SD.
    • Sync Input: Tri-Sync or Black Burst.
    • Device Control: Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.
    • Computer Interface: PCI Express 4 lane generation 2, compatible with 4,8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots
  • Supported CodecsAVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, DNxHR & DNxHD, 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.
  • Software
    • Software Included: Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS and Windows. Media Express, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Linux.
    • Internal Software Upgrade: Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.
    • Physical Installation: PCI Express 4 lane generation 2, compatible with 4, 8, 16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS, Windows and Linux. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.
  • Software Applications
    • DaVinci Resolve
    • Fusion
    • Final Cut Pro X
    • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
    • Avid Media Composer
    • Adobe After Effects CC
    • Avid Pro Tools
    • Steinberg Cubase
    • Autodesk Smoke
    • Adobe Photoshop CC
    • Other supported applications include: The Foundry Nuke, Grass Valley Edius, Steinberg Nuendo, Sony Catalyst Production Suite, Tools On Air Just: Play & Live & In, Softron MovieRecorder & MReplay, Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Telestream Wirecast, Livestream Producer, Resolume Arena, Magix Vegas Pro & Movie Edit Pro Premium, Corel VideoStudio Pro, CyberLink PowerDirector, Vidblaster X & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay One & CG, CasparCG Server, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster, DevTek Easy Media Suite, Metus Ingest, Boinx Software MimoLive, Cinegy Capture Pro, vMix Live, Renewed Vision ProPresenter, Ventuz Director, Class X Liveboard & Coral CG, Glookast Capturer, Open Broadcaster Software Studio, Nautilus NEMO3D, Burst Video WebClip2Go & [REC]Marker, Autodesk Flame, Zoom.
  • Video Standards
    • SD Video Standards: 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
    • HD Video Standards
      • 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
      • 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
      • 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
      • 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
    • 2K Video Standards (SDI Only): 2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p
    • Ultra HD Video Standards: 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30
    • 4K Video Standards: 4K DCI 23.98p, 4K DCI 24p, 4K DCI 25p
    • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M, SMPTE 2081, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601
    • SDI Metadata Support: RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning
    • Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24 bit
    • Video Sampling: 4:2:2 and 4:4:4* (4K is 4:2:2)
    • Color Precision: 10-bit
    • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709
    • Multiple Rate Support: SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K and UHD
  • Processing
    • 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: Software based up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on capture. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 pillarbox and 16:9 zoom.
    • Cross Conversion: Software based cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD on playback.
    • Real Time Effects: DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects.
    • Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based real time
  • Operating Systems
    • Mac 11.1 Big Sur
    • Mac 12.0 Monterey or later
    • Windows 8.1, 10 and 11, all 64-bit
    • Linux
  • Power Requirements
    • Power Consumption: 11 Watts
  • Physical Specifications
    • Length: 3.75 inches
    • Weight: 4.5 oz
  • Environmental Specifications
    • Operating Temperature: 5° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
    • Storage Temperature: -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
    • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing

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