Capture and playback with 6G-SDI for SD, HD, 2K and Ultra HD.
With Blackmagic’s roll out of Ultra HD products and the new DaVinci Resolve 11 their DeckLink family of capture cards have also been upgraded. These are perfect for older MacPro systems as well as Windows and Linux machines.
These new models add 6G-SDI connections for SD, HD and Ultra HD work. These new models are also based on the new Desktop Video 10 design so they include RGB frame buffers, low latency and of course can capture and playback at the same time with software that supports this feature. They are fantastic OEM cards as they include a full SDK as well but developers can even write pixels directly into the frame buffers.
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
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, 2K and Ultra HD equipment. You also get RS422 deck control, internal keying and reference input for a complete solution for editing, paint and design.
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 colour 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.
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 4K.
Unrivalled Video Quality
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 with your Favourite Software
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.
Turbocharge your creativity
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 Graphics
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.
Perfect Presentations and Media Play Out
DeckLink can playback and connect to projectors for big screen presentations at incredible resolution and detail. This means your images stay sharp on the largest cinema screens, which makes DeckLink the ideal choice for presentations where the audience needs to see every detail even from the back of the venue. DeckLink is perfect for concerts, worship broadcasts, large scale video art installations, keynote conferences, marketing events or any other large video presentations.
Media Play Out Servers:
Thousands of DeckLink cards are installed in broadcast servers and playing back to air exciting content every day, 24/7. DeckLink cards are compatible with a wide range of server software such as Tools On Air just:in, live:cut, just:play & just:live; Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder, OnTheAir CG and more! Use the built in keyer found in most DeckLink models as a part of the playout workflow when layering graphics over live input. There is a DeckLink card for all types of playout servers and for single channel playout, DeckLink SDI 4K includes SDI in and out plus reference input. For maximum video channels per server, DeckLink Duo and DeckLink Quad gives you dual channel and four channel SDI capture and playback. For rack mount servers that need low profile cards, the DeckLink Mini models feature both full height and low profile shields for mounting in any PCIe slot.
DeckLink cards are fully compatible with popular video streaming software so you can broadcast live to online viewers! Also use DeckLink cards to capture direct from cameras or live production switchers and then integrate the high quality video into your live streaming workflow. DeckLink cards support common streaming software such as Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster and Resolume Avenue 4. With DeckLink it’s easy to create high quality live, or on-demand broadcasts for the web of sporting events, webcasts, podcasts or concerts.
Connect to virtually any video device
Connect DeckLink to professional equipment with virtually any type of video and audio connection available, as well as professional RS-422 deck control, external reference inputs and more! All DeckLink cards feature advanced SDI video connections, the standard for today’s post production and broadcast equipment. Some DeckLink models also include HDMI, analog component, S-video and composite connections, which means that you can connect to a range of older professional and consumer equipment. Work with the widest range of monitors, switchers, routers, broadcast decks and more.
Connecting to Decks and Monitors
With DeckLink models you can be assured you have every kind of connection, quality, file format and software compatibility you need for any task! Connect virtually any professional or consumer analog video device or deck. You can connect to digital decks, simply by plugging into the SDI connections for decks such as HDCAM, HD-D5, HDCAM SR and even standard definition Digital Betacam! If you’re connecting to older decks such as Betacam SP, then you can use the component analog connections on the DeckLink Studio and DeckLink 4K Extreme to plug in direct using the component analog video connections and balanced analog audio. You even get S-video and composite for connecting to old VHS decks! DeckLink has models with both SDI and HDMI connections, so is perfect for connecting to broadcast monitors and video projectors for massive cinema style monitoring.
Connecting to Routers
DeckLink cards are perfect for use with routers because they include support for video, multi channel audio, timecode and close caption data, all down the single SDI cable. This saves costs on installing routers because the single SDI router can handle all the signal types without resorting to expensive multi level routers that cost millions! Different models of DeckLink cards support built in down conversion, so you can send feeds to systems that run separate SD and HD routers. Multi rate SDI connections also support newer router designs such as Blackmagic Design’s Videohub range that allow multiple video formats on the same router at the same time.
Connecting to Live Production Switchers
Connecting to live production switchers is easy. If you’re using DeckLink as a media player then you can run title software or animations in RGB using the DeckLink 4K Extreme model and output fill and key on the dual link SDI outputs. Each link can be connected to two switcher inputs, and the server can use the fill and key internally, to key these graphics live. The included Photoshop plug in also supports RGB graphics and alpha channels in your Photoshop graphics so you can update titles instantly for urgent on air graphics. DeckLink is also perfect for live streaming production switcher program outputs. Simply connect the switcher program or aux output to the DeckLink input and run your favorite streaming software.