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DeckLink Studio 4K Video Capture and Playback Card with 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K and Analog


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If you work with a wide range of analog video and audio gear, and need to move seamlessly between SD, HD, 2K and Ultra HD, then the Blackmagic Design DeckLink Studio 4K is ideal for you.  DeckLink Studio 4K includes a massive number of analog and digital video connections including SD/HD/Ultra HD 6G-SDI, HDMI 1.4b, SD/HD component, composite, S-video, 4 ch balanced analog audio, 2 ch AES/EBU switchable to 6 ch out, black burst and tri-sync reference input, RS-422 deck control connections, keying in SD and a hardware down converter.  Perform editing, paint and broadcast design with the ultimate future proof design.

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.

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. The DeckLink Studio 4K features high-resolution Ultra HD.  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.

The DeckLink Studio is great when you need lots of analog connections as well as SD/HD/6G-SDI 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 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.  All models include black burst/tri-sync reference and serial deck control.  All models switch between SD and HD, while the DeckLink Studio 4K includes 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections for Ultra HD and 4K.

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 Studio 4K includes 6G-SDI as standard.

DeckLink cards work with the software you love to use.

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.

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 Studio 4K, 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.

DeckLink works with the world's most popular editing software and provides the highest quality connections to handle virtually any video format. 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.

When working on set with DaVinci Resolve, you can now use the 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Support for your favorite software

DeckLink supports more editing, design and video software than any other capture card, freeing you to work with your favorite creative software. DeckLink cards also support any Mac OS X, Windows and Linux video software and you can move your DeckLink card between operating systems as you need. Get full editing compatibility with Final Cut Pro, Media Composer, Premiere Pro and more. Create stunning visual effects with After Effects and Photoshop. Perform unparalleled color correction using DaVinci Resolve. Work seamlessly with ProTools for audio production. With such a wide range of software support, DeckLink is perfect for every part of your workflow.

DaVinci Resolve 11

DaVinci Resolve for Mac and Windows is the world's most popular color correction and online editing software solution compatible with high performance GPU cards and off the shelf control panels including Tangent Devices Element, JL Cooper Eclipse CX and the Avid Artist Color control panels. It includes 64-bit float YRGB processing for all effects, power windows, tracking, primaries and secondaries, and 3D object tracking. It's a great first color correction solution when you are working heavily in SD, HD and Ultra HD 4K! DeckLink cards were developed to be the perfect solution for DaVinci color grading and have been designed to perfectly match the powerful features in the latest DaVinci Resolve 11.

Final Cut Pro

DeckLink cards are qualified by Apple for Final Cut Pro compatibility so you can edit in Final Cut Pro while using the highest quality video connections to any SD, HD or Ultra HD devices including HDCAM SR, HDCAM, HD-D5 and DVCPRO HD, as well as SD decks such as Digital Betacam. DeckLink supports playback of the timeline with absolute sample accurate AV sync. The included Media Express software lets you manage capture from external devices such as decks with wide metadata support. DeckLink supports advanced Final Cut Pro features such as 10 bit rendering, RT Extreme, 16 channel audio, deck control, support for ProRes, JPEG, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO HD, 8 & 10 bit uncompressed video.

Adobe Premiere Pro

DeckLink is the highest quality editing solution for Adobe Premiere Pro with full support for the Mercury Playback engine for massive range of RT effects. Included are a full suite of Premiere plug-ins with deck control and full support for 8- and 10-bit uncompressed AVI and QuickTime files, as well as Motion JPEG and DVCPRO HD which can all be played back on the same Premiere Pro timeline without rendering. QuickTime uncompressed files from Mac OS X systems can also be played back for cross-platform media sharing. You can even playback AVCHD, DSLR and XDCAM HD formats. DeckLink has full support for Premiere Pro's 8 channels of audio capture and playback via SD/HD-SDI, which is great for 5.1 surround sound editing.

Avid Media Composer

The Avid Media Composer 7 family of software, including Avid Symphony and Avid NewsCutter, provides fully integrated support for DeckLink. Capture and play back in full 10-bit uncompressed 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 quality, or directly in Avid DNxHD or other popular compressed video formats. Media Composer 7 has fast and familiar operation and its 64-bit architecture plays back complex layered effects in real time. DeckLink is the perfect choice for professionals looking for the best possible Avid workflow on Mac OS X and Windows 8.

DeckLink supports WDM and DirectShow so you can capture high quality video straight into your Windows NLE workflow. With WDM and DirectShow compatibility, DeckLink allows your acquisition, editing and post workflow to be entirely configured on the Windows platform and works with hundreds of post production and broadcast software utilities like Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Avid Media Composer, Avid NewsCutter, Steinberg Cubase and more. With WDM and DirectShow support, DeckLink gives you the freedom to configure your Windows system the way you want.

Blackmagic Media Express software comes free with every DeckLink card. Media Express lets you batch capture and playback 2D or even dual stream stereoscopic 3D in uncompressed YUV 4:2:2 and RGB 4:4:4 QuickTime, AVI and DPX, or compressed ProRes, DVCPRO and MJPEG files. DeckLink cards also include Blackmagic LiveKey and Blackmagic Disk Speed Test. LiveKey lets you insert logos and other graphics in real time using SDI outputs. Disk Speed Test checks your disk array and gives you an easy to understand speed test with the results in video frames per second.

Feature film and TVC post production of today demands the highest quality compositing technology, so DeckLink works with After Effects, Nuke, Photoshop and Smoke. For powerful digital compositing use Nuke and Hiero which allow you to mix dozens of live action, matte paintings, 2D and 3D CGI layers. Because After Effects is QuickTime based, it works with all Blackmagic Design media, so you can integrate DeckLink effortlessly into your After Effects and Photoshop post production workflow.

DeckLink is fully compatible with the world’s best NLE software systems so you can take your edit from any system and do your audio mastering in ProTools. By adding a DeckLink card to your ProTools system, you can confidently play video and audio together while mixing to avoid dropped audio and lip sync misalignments. Windows audio software support allows you to use Steinberg Nuendo for audio re-recording and multitrack mastering and in Cubase you can score music to a separate video track.

Live VJ

Resolume software supports all DeckLink capture and playback products straight out of the box. With DeckLink and Resolume you can capture and play back any QuickTime and AVI video files, as well as Flash animations and text overlays with your WAV and AIFF audio files. With Resolume Arena you can even use SMPTE timecode captured by DeckLink to synchronize clips with lasers, lights, fireworks displays or anything you can imagine for the most mind-blowing VJ performances.


DeckLink is fully compatible with popular video and audio streaming software so you can get your live stream to millions of online viewers. On Mac, stream live video with Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast and Livestream Procaster. When streaming on Windows, you get compatibility with Flash Media Encoder, Xsplit Broadcaster, Wirecast and Livestream Procaster. Stream high quality video of live events, webcasts, educational seminars, sales presentations, concerts or even video gameplay with DeckLink.

Available free with all DeckLink cards is an advanced developer SDK free of charge for Mac, Windows and Linux. Develop your own custom solutions to use in house or even for sale. DeckLink also includes DirectShow filters, a WDM Windows Driver and QuickTime API that lets DeckLink cards integrate seamlessly with an unbelievably wide range of applications and codecs. Develop your solutions with confidence because DeckLink cards are a flexible, proven foundation which free you to work without limitations. The DeckLink SDK provides both low level control of hardware and high level interfaces which allow you to easily perform common tasks. It even lets you develop once and then easily deploy your solution across the entire range of DeckLink capture cards.

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.

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. 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.

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 is easy. 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.

Media Express is included with all Blackmagic Design capture and playback solutions and is packed full of features to help you manage and organize your project's video media. Media Express is designed to work with all DeckLink cards for video capture and playback. Media Express is perfect for working with software that does not support video capture from within the application such as Adobe After Effects™. You can install Media Express software on every computer you use for either Mac OS X, Windows or Linux. Media Express includes loads of smart features that make it simple to work with compressed and uncompressed video in 2D and even dual stream 3D.

Capture and playback video with complete control

  • Compressed and uncompressed - Capture from VTRs withRS-422 control or from cameras and live sources. Supports uncompressed YUV andRGB QuickTime, AVI and DPX plus compressed ProRes, DVCPRO, MJPEG formats.
  • Log and capture - Log clips with timecode in and outpoints, batch capture from an EDL or import from XML. Plus, you can addsearchable metadata including Name, Description, Reel, Scene, Take and Angle.
  • Playback with playlists - Make your own custom playlistsand load a huge number of clips for playback. You can mix ProRes, DNxHD,Uncompressed YUV and RGB, DVCPRO HD and more all in the same playlist.

Managing video content has never been so easy

  • Create custom bins - Create as many bins as you need fororganizing and managing your project media. Separate clips by day, location,take and angle. Get complete control of every video clip in every project.
  • Pick your favorites - Choose the best clips and mark themas 'favorites', then apply a filter to view only these clips in your medialist. Clips marked as favorites are highlighted with a yellow star for easyreference.
  • Full clip information - Click list view to see videoformats, audio channels, timecode in and out points, duration and logginginformation. Everything you need to know in one easy click

Create amazing quality dual stream 3D productions

  • Dual stream capture - Media Express is perfect forBlackmagic Design hardware that supports dual stream 3D capture. Createseparate left and right eye files from two simultaneous HD-SDI streams
  • 3D file indicator - Separate left and right eye clips areconnected by a 3D indicator in either Thumbnail or Timecode list view. Nowit's easy to identify 3D clips in your media list without having to find thesefiles.
  • Preview 3D playback- Left and right eye clips are playedside by side in video preview to show you're working with 3D material. You caneven 'swap eyes' if clips have been loaded the wrong way around.

A complete capture and playback solution

  • Edit to tape - Media Express is perfect for masteringprojects to decks that use tapes or disks. Use Assemble or Insert edit modesand set VTR pre-roll offsets all from within the application.
  • Grab Frame Stills - Grab perfect digital quality stillimages in full resolution. Click the camera icon in either log and capture orplayback mode to save a still frame from the video preview window.
  • Audio Track Monitoring - Audio meters display the levelsfor up to 16 channels of audio during capture and playback. You can turntracks on and off during capture, playback and mastering processes.
  • Mac, Windows, Linux - Now you can use the highest qualityvideo capture and playback software on every computer you work with. InstallMedia Express for free on all your Mac, Windows and Linux machines.

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