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Blackmagic Design DeckLink Duo 2
Blackmagic Design DeckLink Duo 2
$495.00

Blackmagic Design DeckLink Duo 2

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MPN: BMD-BDLKDUO2
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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.

The DeckLink Duo 2 has four independent channels. These independent 3G-SDI connections support high HD frame rates, SD and HD up to 1080p60. As completely independent connections, each connection can input or output entirely different video standards and content streams simultaneously. It can also capture and playback at the same time. A reference connection is included for black burst/tri-sync.

Taking up only one PCI slot in the computer makes the DeckLink Duo 2 ideal for completely customizable, flexible I/O configurations on a single card. Though all this functionality is available in one card, the host computer reads it as four independent SDI cards. Reading it as four SDI cards makes the DeckLink Duo 2 ideal for use in servers handling multiple video streams for simultaneous capture and playback.

Developers and OEMs use the DeckLink Duo 2 as an ideal solution for media play-out servers, multi screen digital signage servers, real time processors, and more.

Blackmagic Design DeckLink Duo 2 Features

  • Functions as 4 separate capture or playback cards in one
  • 4 independent 3G-SDI connections
  • Supports SDI formats in SD and HD up to 1080p60
  • Reference connection for black burst/tri-sync
  • Customizable
  • DeckLink Duo 21
  • Three Limited Manufacturer's Warranty1
  • Connections
    • SDI Video Inputs: 4 x bidirectional 12-bit SD/HD independently configurable as either Input or Output
    • SDI Video Outputs: 4 x bidirectional 12-bit SD/HD independently configurable as either Input or Output
    • SDI Audio Inputs: 16 channels embedded in SD and HD
    • SDI Audio Outputs: 16 channels embedded in SD and HD
    • Sync Input: Tri-Sync or Black Burst
    • Computer Interface: PCI Express 4 lane generation 2, compatible with 4, 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots
  • Supported Codecs
    • AVC-Intra
    • AVCHD
    • Canon XF MPEG2
    • Digital SLR
    • DV-NTSC
    • DV-PAL
    • DVCPRO50
    • DVCPROHD
    • DPX
    • HDV
    • HEVC
    • 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
    • Included Software
      • 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 and 8 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS, Windows and Linux. Mac OS systems require a Mac Pro computer with PCI Express slots
    • 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
      • Steinberg Nuendo
      • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Video Standards
    • SD Video Standards: 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
    • HD Video Standards
      • 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
      • 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
      • 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
      • 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
    • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M, 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 48kHz and 24 bit
    • SDI Color Precision: 8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 in all modes up to 1080p30 and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all modes. 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 only supported in playback
    • SDI Video Sampling: 8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 in all modes up to 1080p30 and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all modes. 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 only supported in playback
    • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020
    • HDR Support: HDR static metadata packing, HLG and PQ transfer characteristics
  • Processing
    • Colorspace Conversion: hardware based real time
    • HD Down Conversion: Built in, high quality software down converter on playback and capture. Down converted SD selectable between letterbox and anamorphic 16:9 styles
    • HD Up Conversion: Built in, high quality software up converter from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on input. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 zoom and 16:9 zoom
    • Cross Conversion: Built in, high quality software cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD, 1080HD to 720HD on playback
    • Real Time Effects: DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Adobe Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects
  • Operating Systems
    • Mac 11.1 Big Sur, Mac 12.0 Monterey or later
    • Windows 8.1, 10 and 11, all 64-bit
    • Linux
  • Power Consumption10 Watts
  • Physical Specifications
    • Operating Temperature: 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
    • Storage Temperature: -4° to 113°F (-20° to 45°C)
    • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing
    • Length: 3.7"
    • Weight: 5.64 oz

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