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Blackmagic Design DeckLink Studio 4K
Blackmagic Design DeckLink Studio 4K
$595.00

Blackmagic Design DeckLink Studio 4K

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MPN: BMD-BDLKSTUDIO4K
$595.00
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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 Studio 4K adds 6G-SDI connections to support SD, HD, and Ultra HD work. Other features of the 6G-SDI model include RGB frame buffers, low latency, and simultaneous capture and playback using software supporting that function.

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.

Blackmagic Design DeckLink Studio 4K Features

  • 6G-SDI
  • Supports SD, HD, and Ultra HD formats
  • Reference input
  • RS-422 deck control
  • Analog component
  • Composite
  • S-video
  • 4 channels of balanced analog audio in and out
  • 2 channels of AES/EBU audio in and out
  • Low latency
  • Capture and playback simultaneously
  • DeckLink Studio 4K1
  • Breakout cable for analog and RS-422 control1
  • HDMI bracket1
  • Three Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty1
  • Connections
    • SDI Video Inputs: 1 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports 6G 4:2:2 and 3G 4:4:4.
    • SDI Video Outputs: 1 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports 6G 4:2:2 and 3G 4:4:4.
    • Analog Video Inputs: 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs, 1 x Composite, 1 x S-Video. Component supports HD and SD.
    • Analog Video Outputs: 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs, 1 x Composite, 1 x S-Video, 1 x SD-SDI. Component supports HD and SD.
    • Analog Audio Inputs: 4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via 1/4 inch jack connectors
    • Analog Audio Outputs: 4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via 1/4 inch jack connectors. Channels 3 & 4 can switch to AES/EBU outputs.
    • AES/EBU Audio Inputs: 2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter
    • AES/EBU Audio Outputs: 2 Channels unbalanced. Analog outputs 3 and 4 can switch to AES/EBU outputs for audio 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 output. This provides a total of 6 AES/EBU output audio channels when using this feature.
    • 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.
    • HDMI Video Inputs: 1 x HDMI type A connector
    • HDMI Video Outputs: 1 x HDMI type A connector
    • HDMI Audio Inputs: 8 Channels embedded in SD, HD, 4K
    • HDMI Audio Outputs: 8 Channels embedded in SD, HD, 4K
    • 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, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, DNxHR & DNxHD, 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
      • 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 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 Only)
    • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, 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
    • SDI Video Sampling: 4:2:2, 4:4:4* (*4K is 4:2:2)
    • SDI Color Precision: 8, 10-bit RGB 4:4:4 in all modes up to 1080p25 2K DCI, 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all modes
    • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709
    • HDMI Video Sampling: 4:4:4, 4:2:2 & 4:2:0
    • HDMI Color Precision
      • 10-bit RGB HD
      • 10-bit YUV in HD and 4K
    • HDMI Configuration: HDMI 1.4b. Automatically configures to connected display.
    • Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24 bit
    • Color Precision: 10-bit
    • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709
    • HDMI Resolution: Pixel for pixel up to 4K resolutions
    • Multiple Rate Support: HDMI and SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K and UHD. Component analog video connections are switchable between SD and HD.
    • Copy Protection: HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
  • Processing
    • HD Down Conversion: Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs HD-SDI on SDI output, SD on SD-SDI, Composite and S-Video outputs when working in HD video formats on playback. Switch analog video to Component and choose HD or SD 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. Adobe Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects.
    • Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based real time
  • Physical Specifications
    • Length: 5.55 inches
    • Weight: 5.9 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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