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Blackmagic Design DeckLink HD Extreme 4K
4K Capture Card

OUR PART #:  DECKLINK-HD-EXT-4K

High performance DeckLink cards are the solution you need when you’re looking to go well beyond regular HD workflows.
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High performance DeckLink cards are the solution you need when you’re looking to go well beyond regular HD workflows. With cutting edge video and feature film technologies built in, you get the best quality and technology available. DeckLink HD Extreme 3D includes the highest 4:4:4 quality and advanced 3D technology for both single stream and dual stream stereoscopic work. DeckLink 4K Extreme adds high resolution 4K playback that’s 4 times the resolution of regular 1080 HD for amazing quality you need to see to believe!

High performance DeckLink cards are the solution you need when doing high performance work that demands quality. Plus you get the connections to handle any type of media your client requires! If you’re editing with Media Composer, Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro then you get the highest quality possible plus virtually every type of video and audio connection that exists! DeckLink takes care of moving your media in and out of your computer so it’s perfect for modern file based workflows. The DeckLink HD Extreme 3D and DeckLink 4K Extreme cards were developed to be the perfect solution for DaVinci color grading and has been designed to perfectly match the powerful features in the latest DaVinci Resolve 9.0!

With Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI connections and instant switching between SD, HD, 2K and 4K, DeckLink is the perfect capture and playback device for your work now, and well into the future! Connect all your I/O devices with 3 Gb/s HD-SDI, HDMI, and analog video in and out, as well as 16 channel SDI audio, genlock and tri-level sync, and serial deck control. The Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI connections easily handle 4:4:4 video, 1080p60 frame rates and dual stream 3D stereoscopic capture and playback. The DeckLink 4K Extreme model includes all these features as well as as full resolution 4K monitoring!

The golden rule in television is you never know what your client is going to need next! That’s why high performance DeckLink cards have the connections and the quality to handle any job you throw at them! In demanding client environments, you are assured you have every kind of connection, quality, file format and software compatibility you need to do anything! Combined with the built in Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI and analog connections, is the highest precision audio that includes 2 channels of AES/EBU audio in and out with a sample rate converter on the AES/EBU input as well as 2 channels of XLR professional analog audio in and out. Work with the widest range of equipment, such as HDCAM, HD-D5, HDCAM SR, Betacam SP, Digital Betacam, HD receivers, HDV cameras, televisions, mixers and more. With built in Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI, you can capture and playback 4:4:4 video when used with decks such as Sony HDCAM SR™, or view real time playback of 2K film resolution at 24 fps with Blackmagic Design's HDLink Pro.

DeckLink HD Extreme 3D and DeckLink 4K Extreme both include high speed 3 Gb/s SDI connections. 3 Gb/s SDI is the latest version of the SDI video standard that allows 4:4:4 RGB and 2K film connection and even 3D with a single BNC type connection. 3 Gb/s SDI runs twice the data rate of normal HD-SDI video, however it can instantly switch to traditional standard definition and high definition SDI. 3 Gb/s SDI allows 4:4:4 RGB workflow or full resolution 2K feature film quality 24 fps 2048 x 1556 capture and playback. When using both connections for Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI you can get full 4K playback which is 4 times the resolution of regular 1080HD. Now you can handle film workflow as you can connect film resolution video around your facility using the same familiar workflow as a "normal" video job!

Now you can handle any job your client presents to you, from TVC to 2K and 4K feature films. DeckLink operates with both compressed and uncompressed video, so it can handle anything and you’re not locked into a single codec quality. When working with uncompressed video, all captured images are a perfect pixel-for-pixel clone of the source, without any generational loss or damaging compression, so you have the confidence you’re working at the absolute highest quality possible! Get the sharpest green screens, cleanest compositions, superior color correction and more! With mature drivers, award winning Media Express software, attractive design, and the highest quality video possible up to an amazing 4K, there is simply no more advanced capture and playback solution available.

High performance DeckLink cards include some of the latest and most advanced video technologies available today! The built-in Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI operates at 4 times the speed of a regular HD-SDI connection. You can use this speed for higher quality full color resolution 4:4:4 video that’s great for video effects and keying. 3 Gb/s SDI also allows higher frame rates video up to 1080p60! The built-in Dual Link SDI connections allow dual stream 3D where capture and playback is done via two independent channels. The new DeckLink 4K Extreme model with Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI allows a new video standard for handling 4:2:2 4K playback for monitoring, and is fully compatible with the Blackmagic Design Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 4K and Mini Converter SDI Multiplex products. Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI allows 4K with only 2 BNC cables, instead of the 4 BNC cables required in the past.

DeckLink is fully compatible with your favorite software. Blackmagic Design was one of the pioneers in open standard capture cards for high end broadcast and post production, so we have mature drivers that work with more software! All DeckLink files are open standard DPX and QuickTime format, so are compatible with all software. Decklink even includes a developer SDK and QuickTime API so you can develop your own custom solutions for Mac, Windows and Linux!

Features:

  • Move between SD, HDTV and 2K
  • Hardware Down Converter
  • Incredibly Low SDI Jitter
  • Built in SD Keyer
  • Live Broadcast Graphics Presentation
  • True Professional Quality Audio
  • QuickTime™ and DirectShow™ Drivers
  • Online or Offline Editing

Specifications:

Connections

  • SDI Video Input:  2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3 Gb/s single link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4.
  • SDI Video Output:  2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3 Gb/s single link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4.
  • Analog Video Input:  1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video or Composite. Component supports HD and SD.
  • Analog Video Output:  1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable toS-Video and Composite. Component supports HD and SD.
    HDMI Video Input: 1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing support.
  • HDMI Video Output: 1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing and 4K monitoring support.
  • Analog Audio Input: 2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors.
  • Analog Audio Output: 2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors.
  • AES/EBU Audio Input: 2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter.
  • AES/EBU Audio Output: 2 Channels unbalanced.
  • SDI Audio Input: 8 Channels embedded in SD, HD and 2K.
  • SDI Audio Output: 16 Channels embedded in SD, HD and 2K.
  • HDMI Audio Input: 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • HDMI Audio Output: 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • Sync Input: Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD or 2K format.
  • 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 4,8and 16 lane PCIe Slots.

Standards

  • SD Format Support: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC
  • HD Format Support: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94, 1080i60, and 1080p60.
  • 2K Format Support: 2048 x 1556PsF23.98, 2048 x 1556PsF24, 2048 x 1556PsF25, 2048 x 1556p23.98, 2048 x 1556p24 and 2048 x 1556p25.
  • 4K Format Support:  3840x2160p/23.98, 3840x2160p/24, 3840x2160p/25, 3840x2160p/29.97, 3840x2160p/30.
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 372M, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.
  • SDI Metadata: Support VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal. VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file. HD RP188. 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 SpaceL REC 601, REC 709.
  • HDMI Configuration: HDMI automatically configures to connected display.
  • HDMI Resolution: Pixel for pixel up to 4K resolutions.
  • HDMI Color Precision: 10-bit
  • Multiple Rate support: HDMI and SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K and 4K. Component analog video connections are switchable between SD and HD.
  • Copy Protection: HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMIsources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution ofcontent.

Processing

  • Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based real time.
  • 3D Processing: Dual stream and frame packed capture & playback.
  • HD Down Conversion: Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs HD-SDI on SDI A output, SD-SDI on SDI B output and Composite and S-Video 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: Built-in, high quality hardware up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on playback. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 pillarbox and 16:9 zoom. HD outputs via HD-SDI, HDMI and component analog.
  • Cross Conversion: Built-in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD on playback.
  • Real Time Effects: Apple Final Cut Pro™ internal effects. Adobe® PremierePro® Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer 6™ internal effects.

Extras

  • Software Included: Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X. Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows 7. Media Express, Blackmagic Control Panel 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 X, Windows and Linux. Mac OS X systems require a Mac Pro computer. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.
  • Product Warranty: 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
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