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Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme

Dual Stream 3D Capture and 4K Playback

Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme

Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme

Dual Stream 3D Capture and 4K Playback

SKU: BMD-BDLKHDEXTR4K

Cat no: 8568

  • Support for 4K and UltraHD resolution via single HDMI connection in and out
  • Dual Stream 3D Capture and 4K Playback via SDI
  • Built in Up, Down and Cross Converter
  • HD Extreme operates up to HD-SDI 4:4:4 quality
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£690.00 (ex vat) £828.00 (incl vat)

Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme


The world's highest performance capture card for Mac, Windows and Linux
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!

Advanced Workflow
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!

World's Highest Quality Connections
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!

Connect to Any Video Eqipment
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.

3 Gb/s SDI Technology
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!

Unmatched Image Quality
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.

Advanced Video Technology
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.

Compatible with all Video Software!
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!

Key Features

  • Support for 4K and UltraHD resolution via single HDMI connection in and out
  • Dual Stream 3D Capture and 4K Playback via SDI
  • Built in Up, Down and Cross Converter
  • HD Extreme operates up to HD-SDI 4:4:4 quality
  • Built in Hardware Down-Converter
  • Real time effects supported in Apple Final Cut Pro™ and Adobe Premiere Pro™
  • True 10 bit and 8 bit

Product Specification


 
 Connections
 SDI Video Input  2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s single link and dual link.
 SDI Video Output  2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s single link and dual link.
 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 to S-Video and Composite. Component supports HD and SD.
 HDMI Video Input  1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing support and Ultra HD support.
 HDMI Video Output  1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing support and Ultra HD 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 Ouput  2 Channels unbalanced.
 SDI Audio Input  16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/4K.
 SDI Audio Output  16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/4K.
 HDMI Audio Input  8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/4K.
 HDMI Audio Ouput  8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/4K.
 Sync Input  Black burst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format, 2K or 4K format
 Device Control  Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.
 Computer Inferface  PCI Express 4 lane generation 2, compatible with 4, 8 and 16 lane PCIe
 
 Codecs
 Supports: AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, 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.
 
 Software
 Software Included  Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X. Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video and Blackmagic driver on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Media Express, Blackmagic Desktop Video 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 with PCI Express slots. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.
 
 Software Applications
 DaVinci Resolve, Fusion, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, After Effects CC, Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Autodesk Smoke, Photoshop CC
 Other supported applications include: Nuke, 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 Media Live Encoder, 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  525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL.
 HD Format Support  720p50, 59.94, 60, 1080i50, 59.94, 60 1080PsF23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30 1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60
 2K Format Support  1080PsF23.98, 24, 25 1080p23.98, 24, 25
 Ultra HD Format Support  2160p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50*, 59.94*, 60*
 *Output only
 4K Format Support  2160p23.98, 24, 25
 SDI Compliance  SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M Level A and B, 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.
 Colour Precision  10-bit YUV up to 4K, 12-bit* RGB in HD and 2K *Output only
 Colour Space  REC 601, REC 709
 HDMI Configuration  HDMI automatically configures to connected display.
 HDMI Resolution  Pixel for pixel up to 4K resolutions.
 HDMI Colour Precision  10-bit RGB* in HD *capture only, output available in future software update. 10-bit YUV in HD and 4K.
 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 HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
 
 Processing
 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  Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects. DaVinci Resolve.
 Colourspace Conversion  Hardware based real time.
 3D Processing  Dual stream and frame packed capture & playback.
 
 Operating Systems
 Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks,
 Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,
 Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later.
 Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.
 Linux
 
 Physical Specifications
 Length  162 mm
 
 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
 
 What's Included
 DeckLink 4K Extreme
 Software and manual SD card
 Breakout cable for analog and RS-422 control.
 HDMI bracket

 Warranty
 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

This product includes:

  • DeckLink 4K Extreme
  • Software and manual SD card
  • Breakout cable for analog and RS-422 control.
  • HDMI bracket

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5 / 5

02/12/2013

nice little kit