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Blackmagic Design DeckLink Quad 2
Blackmagic Design DeckLink Quad 2

Blackmagic Design DeckLink Quad 2

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Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture and playback cards are put to work in Hollywood feature films, episodic television programs, music videos, commercials, and other filming uses. Cards provide high-quality video and are compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux-based workstations and servers. DeckLink cards provide a perfect postproduction solution, offering professional quality and working in tons of different video formats and resolutions.

High-quality connections on all DeckLink cards ensure pristine video and audio quality and are compatible with a host of professional SDI equipment. The DeckLink Quad 2 allows all 8 3G-SDI BNC connectors to switch direction (between capture or playback) in SD and HD formats up to 1080p60 and as a completely independent channel.

Work in unparalleled video quality. DeckLink supports compressed video formats (such as ProRes and DNxHD), 10-bit uncompressed YUV, and 12-bit RGB video. Uncompressed video doesn’t suffer any loss of quality: all images are mathematically perfect pixel-for-pixel clones of the source without any generational loss. Sharper keying with green screens, cleaner compositions, superior color correction, and more are also available.

DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X, Media Composer, and Premiere Pro are all supported, along with WDM support for Windows editing software. Multiple channels of analog and digital audio ensure excellent audio quality in post-production as well.

Designed for ease of use in postproduction, DeckLink cards capture directly into editing, effects, and broadcast design systems. You can also capture directly from cameras or live production switchers into a live streaming workflow. DeckLink supports common streaming software such as Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Producer, and Resolume Avenue 4.

The DeckLink Quad 2 converts Quad Link SDI to 12G-SDI so you can connect Quad Link Ultra HD equipment to 12G-SDI Ultra HD equipment. Equipment using four BNC cables can be connected with only one 12G-SDI BNC cable to routers, switcher, projectors, and more equipment. DeckLink Quad 2 supports Level A and Level B 3G-SDI equipment.

Blackmagic Design DeckLink Quad 2 Features

  • 8 bidirectional 12-bit SD/HD/3G-SDI connectors
  • Connectors are independent, so can support different video standards
  • 16 channels of audio input and output
  • Blackburst sync input
  • Tri-sync in any HD format
  • Compatible with Mac OS X, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Linux
  • DeckLink Quad 21
  • Three Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty1
  • Connections
    • SDI Video Inputs: 8 x bi-directional 12-bit SD/HD independently configurable as either Input or Output
    • SDI Video Outputs: 8 x bi-directional 12-bit SD/HD independently configurable as either Output or Input
    • 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 8 lane generation 2, compatible with 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 8 lane generation 2, compatible with 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS, Windows and Linux. Mac OS systems require a Mac Pro computer with PCI Express slots. 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
    • Steinberg Nuendo
    • Adobe Photoshop CC
    • Other supported applications include: The Foundry Nuke, Grass Valley Edius, 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, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 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 48 kHz 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 conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on capture. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 zoom and 16:9 zoom.
    • Cross Conversion: Built in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD on playback, 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.
  • Physical Specifications
    • Length: 6.3 inches
    • Weight: 4.59 oz
  • 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: 22 Watts
  • 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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