Blackmagic Design DeckLink Optical Fiber

The worlds first Optical Fiber SDI card

Blackmagic Design DeckLink Optical Fiber

Blackmagic Design DeckLink Optical Fiber

The worlds first Optical Fiber SDI card


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£325.00 (ex vat) £390.00 (incl vat)

Blackmagic Design DeckLink Optical Fiber

DeckLink Optical Fiber is the world's first capture card to include optical fiber SDI connections. DeckLink Optical Fiber is identical to DeckLink SDI, but lowers the cost of using optical fiber SDI, by building optical fiber directly into the card. DeckLink Optical Fiber is compatible with Windows, Mac OS-X and Linux and features HD/SD-SDI, optical fiber SDI capture and playback, reference input, RS-422 deck control and SD keying. DeckLink Optical Fiber let you use common low cost optical fiber networking cable that electricians can install. Optical Fiber is virtually future proof and is the future of SDI video for the television industry.

Built in Optical Fiber
The DeckLink Optical Fiber model is the worlds first capture card to include built in optical fiber SDI connections. Optical fiber easily handles long distances, is low cost, and optical fiber cables last virtually forever because you can keep plugging them into faster equipment in the future, and the same cables will go much faster. Optical fiber cables can be installed by your local electrician, and the cables can be purchased from your local electrical wholesaler. That's because optical fiber is used all the time in computer networking, so it's low cost and commonly available. Now you can build a native optical fiber facility.

High Quality
For highest quality digital broadcast workflows, DeckLink cards include incredible 10 bit SD/HD-SDI video with low SDI jitter, combined with AES/EBU digital audio with a high performance linear phase digital filtered sample rate converter. Only DeckLink cards provides all the quality you need for the most demanding broadcast environments and ensures your work retains that wonderful film look.

More HD Real Time Effects
DeckLink's super fast 2.5 Gb/s 1 lane PCI Express connection plugs directly into Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro's real time effects processing engine. Unlike FireWire products, you get all your CPU time dedicated to more multi layer HD real time effects. Only DeckLink's high speed PCI Express lets you upgrade to HD without limiting your HD real time effects. The higher speed of PCI Express easily handles both compressed and uncompressed video file formats, such as ProRes(Mac), DVCPro HD, JPEG, DV, HDV playback, uncompressed 8 bit and uncompressed 10 bit. 1 Lane PCI Express also allows DeckLink's to work in lower cost computers and is fully compatible with 1, 4, 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots.

Compatible with Popular Video Software
DeckLink cards are perfect for editing, broadcast graphics and digital effects work with built in support for your favorite video software such as Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, eyeon Fusion and many more. DeckLink includes plug ins for Photoshop so you can capture and output frames directly from within Photoshop. Real time playback from Adobe After Effects is supported so you can live preview your animations on your broadcast monitor. For ultimate flexibility, you can install on Windows XP, Windows Vista and Intel-based Mac Pro systems and instantly switch between 1080i, 1080p and 720p formats in HD, or NTSC and PAL formats for worldwide compatibility.

Loads of Free Software Utilities
DeckLink cards include the new Media Express 2.0 (coming in June) deck control software lets you control a deck remotely via RS-422 for capture and playback of DPX, AVI and QuickTime clips with timecode accuracy. Media Express will be supported on Mac OS, Windows and Linux. To help setup high speed disk arrays for uncompressed 10 bit HD editing, DeckLink includes Blackmagic Disk Speed Test software that checks your disk array and gives you an easy to understand speed test with the results in video frames per second.

DeckLink cards are designed for anyone who needs a bridge between the 'SD and HD worlds' with maximum analog compatibility for the widest range of video equipment. Check out DeckLink for your facility today.

Mac OS, Windows and now Linux.
DeckLink cards are fully compatible with Mac OS, Windows and now Linux. The new Media Express 2.0 will be included in June 09, so you can capture and playback DPX, DVI and QuickTime media all platforms with full compatibility. Perfect for 3D graphics work or use our Linux SDK to develop your own solutions.

SDI Inputs

  • 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable

SDI Outputs

  • 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable

Optical Fibre Inputs

  • 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable

Optical Fibre Outputs

  • 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable

Optical Fiber Audio Input

  • 8 channel embedded

Optical Fiber Audio Output

  • 8 channel embedded

Supported Video Formats

  • 525i NTSC, 625i PAL, 720HD and 1080HD

Multiple Rate support

  • Standard definition SDI and high definition SDI

Sync Input

  • Blackburst in SD and 1080i50, 720p50, 1080i59.94, 720p59.94 HD formats or TriSync in all HD formats

Device Control

  • Sony compatible RS422 deck control ports.
  • Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control

Card type

  • PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1,4,8 and 16 PCIe slot

Software Included

  • Media Express 2.0 (coming in June), Deck Control, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, FrameLink and Blackmagic driver

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