Blackmagic Design BDLKHDEXTR4K12G
DeckLink 4k Extreme 12G


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Blackmagic Design's DeckLink 4k Extreme 12G [model BDLKHDEXTR4K12G] is the ultimate digital cinema capture card featuring two full frame DCI 4K inputs and outputs via 12G-SDI. It features dual link multi rate 12G-SDI connections that work with SD, HD and Ultra HD even in Ultra HD 60p, as well as full frame DCI 4K at 4096 x 2160 resolution up to 60p. The DeckLink 4k Extreme 12G captures 10-bit YUV or full color bandwidth 12-bit RGB, and includes AES/EBU audio, up, down and cross conversion, plus built in 3D stereoscopic output at full bandwidth 4:4:4:4 RGB. No other capture and playback card supports more video formats and video connections.

DeckLink: The world's highest performance capture cards for Mac, Windows, and Linux
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.

Perfect for Post Production: SD, HD, 3D and Ultra HD!
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 DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G also includes dual link 12G-SDI, 2160p60 support, 4:4:4 image quality, 3D stereoscopic for advanced feature film visual effects, editing and color 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.

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 12G includes Dual Link 12G-SDI, HDMI 4K, analog video, as well as 2 channels of AES/EBU audio and 2 channels of balanced analog audio in and out. It includes black burst/tri-sync reference and serial deck control. The DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G switches between SD and HD and Ultra HD, plus it supports DCI 4K and other high frame rate feature film formats.

Unrivaled 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, 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. Should you need to use compression, support for industry leading file formats ensures that you can maintain the highest quality throughout post production.

Advanced Technology
Get the latest 6G-SDI and 12G-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 4K Extreme 12G is the perfect choice for DaVinci Resolve editing and color correction.

Use Your Favorite Software:  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, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro® CC, Symphony and News Cutter. For visual effects get full compatibility with After Effects® CC, Nuke and Photoshop® CC. For audio get compatibility with ProTools, 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® CC, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio, CyberLink Power Director and MAGIX Video Pro. For visual effects use After Effects® CC, The Foundry Nuke and Photoshop® CC. 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’s Design Media Express is also available for capture and playback when using DeckLink with Linux operating systems.

Blackmagic Design BDLKHDEXTR4K12G Includes:

  • DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G
  • HDMI mezzanine card
  • SD card
  • Breakout cable for analog and RS-422 control.

Blackmagic Design BDLKHDEXTR4K12G Specifications:


  • SDI Video Input
    2 x 12Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single link and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4:4 and 2D/3D switchable.
  • SDI Video Output
    2 x 12Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single link and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4:4 and 2D/3D switchable.
  • Analog Video Input
    1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video and Composite. Component supports HD and SD.
  • Analog Video Output
    1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video and Composite. Component supports HD and SD.
  • Analog Audio Input
    2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors.
  • Analog Audio Output
    2Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors.
  • AES/EBU Audio Input
    2Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter.
  • AES/EBU Audio Output
    2Channels unbalanced.
  • SDI Audio Input
    16 Channels embedded in HD/2K/4K. 8 Channels embedded in SD.
  • SDI Audio Output
    16 Channels embedded in HD/2K/4K. 8 Channels embedded in SD.
  • HDMI Video Input
    HDMI type A connector with support for Ultra HD 4K 60p in 4:2:0.
  • HDMI Video Output
    HDMI type A connector with support for Ultra HD 4K 60p in 4:2:0.
  • HDMI Audio Input
    8 Channels embedded in SD, HD and Ultra HD 4K.
  • HDMI Audio Output
    8 Channels embedded in SD, HD and Ultra HD 4K.
  • Sync Input
    Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50, and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format.
  • Device Control
    Sony™compatible RS422deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.
  • Computer Interface
    PCIExpress 8 lane Gen 2, compatible with 8 and 16 lane PCIe with HDMI mezzanine card.


  • Supports: AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAMHD, XDCAM HD422, 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, Uncompressed 12-bit4:4:4.


  • Software Included
    MediaExpress, 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 and Windows 8.  Media Express, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Linux.
  • Internal Software Upgrade
    Firmware built in to software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.
  • Physical Installation
    PCIExpress 8 lane generation 2, compatible with 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OSX, Windows and Linux. Mac OS X systems require a Mac Pro computer with PCI Express slots. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.

Software Applications

  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Adobe® Premiere Pro® CC
  • Avid Media Composer
  • After Effects® CC
  • The Foundry
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Autodesk Smoke
  • Photoshop® CC
  • Other supported applications include: Steinberg Nuendo, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, Tools On Air just:in & live:cut & just:play & just:live, Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder and OnTheAir CG, Flash MediaEncoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Resolume Avenue 4, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4,Vidblaster Pro & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity, & InfoCaster.

Video Standards

  • SD Format Support
    625/50i PAL,525/59.94i 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, 1080p60.
  • 2K Format Support
    2048 x1080PsF23.98, 2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 x 1080PsF24, 2048 x 1080p24, 2048 x 1080PsF25, 2048 x 1080p25, 2048 x 1080p47.95, 2048 x 1080p48, 2048 x 1080p50, 2048 x 1080p59.94, 2048 x 1080p60
  • 4K Format Support
    3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97, 3840 x 2160p30, 3840 x 2160p50, 3840 x 2160p59.94, 3840 x 2160p60.
    4096 x 2160p23.98, 4096 x 2160p24, 4096 x 2160p25, 4096 x 2160p29.97, 4096 x 2160p30, 4096 x 2160p50, 4096 x 2160p59.94, 4096 x 2160p60
  • SDI Compliance
    SMPTE 435, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 372M, ITU-R BT.656, and ITU-R BT.601.
  • SDI Metadata Support
    VANCcapture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file. HD RP188. Closed captioning.
  • Audio Sampling
    Televisionstandard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24-bit.
  • SDI Video Sampling
    4:2:2, 4:4:4 and4:4:4:4
  • SDI Color Precision
    8, 10-bit YUV4:2:2 and 8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 in HD, 2K and 4K.
  • Color Space
    REC 601, REC709
  • HDMI Configuration
    HDMI 1.4b supports Deep Color and automatically configures to connected display.
  • Multiple Rate Support
    HDMIand 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 HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.


  • Colorspace Conversion
    Hardware-based real time on output.
  • 3D Processing
    Dual stream and frame packed capture & playback.
  • HD Down Conversion
    Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs Ultra HD to HD or HD to SD downconverted signal on SDI B and SD on Composite and S-Video. 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 zoom and 16:9 zoom. HD outputs via HD-SDI, HDMI and component analog.
  • HD Cross Conversion
    Built-in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD, 1080HD to 720HD on playback.
  • Real Time Effects
    Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects. Adobe Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects. DaVinci Resolve.

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later.
  • Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 64-bit.
  • Linux

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


  • 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

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