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Blackmagic Design HDLink Pro 3D DisplayPort

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Blackmagic Design HDLink Pro 3D DisplayPort

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Product Highlights

  • Supports Full 3D Stereoscopic & HDMI 1.4
  • 4:4:4, 4:2:2, & 2K SDI Video
  • HDTV-Resolution Monitoring Conversion
  • Use with DVI & HDMI Monitors
  • 3D Lookup Tables via USB
  • Analog Audio Output
  • Compatible with LCD Displays
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Now supporting full 3D stereoscopic and HDMI 1.4, the HDLink Pro 3D DisplayPort from Blackmagic is the world's first SDI monitoring solution for deep bit-depth DisplayPort monitors. Providing the highest image quality in both 4:2:2 and 4:4:4, HDLink Pro is perfect for SD, HD and feature film 2K monitoring. It supports 1.62 and 2.7 Gb/s DisplayPort monitors with 1, 2 and 4 lanes, as well as DVI and HDMI monitors with an adapter (not included).

Please note: Power supply requires separately available IEC power cable.

Full Resolution HD Monitoring
HDLink connects SDI video directly to any supported DVI-D and DisplayPort based LCD computer monitor for incredible true HDTV resolution video monitoring. HDLink includes 3 Gb/s SDI for high resolution 2K film monitoring when connected to a large 30 inch DVI or DisplayPort display.
Supports both DVI and HDMI
HDLink supports all DVI-D and DisplayPort based digital computer displays and also includes HDMI video support. HDMI supports video at 1080i/50, 1080i/59.94 and 720p/59.94 on any HDMI device. DVI-D and DisplayPort supports displays at 1920 x 1200 (16:10) resolution for all 1080 HDTV formats. When working in 720 HDTV formats you can even use lower cost 1280 x 800 resolution display for pixel for pixel 720p viewing. When working in NTSC or PAL, HDLink can scale to fill the screen making viewing easier.
World's Highest Quality 3 Gb/s SDI in 4:4:4
HDLink introduced the world's first full HDTV resolution 4:4:4 monitoring solution that supports both standard definition SDI, HD-SDI and HD-SDI 4:4:4 for full resolution color monitoring. HD-SDI 4:4:4 features twice the color resolution. Conventional SD and HD video is 4:2:2 based, which limits color detail while 4:4:4 HD video preserves the full color detail which is important for critical keying and feature film work.
Affordable 3D SDI Monitoring
Now HDLink Pro supports 3D monitoring for the latest 3D production workflows! HDLink Pro 3D lets you display both dual stream as well as interleaved 3D inputs and then display them on any compatible 3D DVI display or HDMI television. When used with a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, HDLink Pro 3D DisplayPort also supports HDMI 1.4 for compatibility with the latest full resolution 3D televisions!
Standard Definition, HDTV or 2K
HDLink supports all SDI based formats from standard definition NTSC/PAL to HD-SDI 1080 and 720 and even 2K film resolution when used with DVI displays. HDLink features 3 Gb/s SDI, so also works with real time 2K monitoring as used on Blackmagic Design's Multibridge Eclipse, Multibridge Pro and DeckLink HD Extreme. With HDLink you'll get the best image quality possible with format compatibility guaranteed years into the future. HDLink's SDI video input automatically switches between SD, HD and 2K. Unlike CRT based monitors, HDLink also supports all HDTV frame rates and formats including progressive HD formats.
Color Management via 3D Lookup Tables
For matching LCD display colorimetry and simulating various types of film stocks, HDLink Pro model features more advanced 3D lookup tables. Advanced 3D lookup tables increase color control because a blend of red, green and blue video can be output to each primary color on the connected display. Only advanced 3D lookup tables can give full color control for accurate simulation of almost any feature film stock.
Supports LCD Displays
HDLink supports DVI-D and DisplayPort based digital computer displays. For 1080 and 720 HDTV formats, a 1920 x 1200 (16:10) resolution display is recommended. However, if you're working in 720 HDTV formats only, then a lower cost 1280 x 800 resolution display is recommended. When working in NTSC or PAL, HDLink can scale up the displayed image to fill the display making viewing easier.
Analog Audio Monitoring Output
Audio outputs are de embedded from the SDI input and then converted to analog at an incredible 24 bit. HDLink supports 6 channels out allowing easy monitoring of 5.1 surround sound audio. Audio is output on RCA connectors so you can easily connect to standard HiFi systems. If the connected display requires pull-down processing then HDLink will apply a variable audio delay ensuring perfect audio to video sync. To protect speakers and eliminate loud pops and other audio glitches, HDLink gently mutes the audio if video formats change or when SDI signals are connected and disconnected.
Inputs/Outputs SDI Video Input:
1 x BNC input switches between SD-SDI, HD-SDI 4:2:2, HD-SDI 4:4:4 and 2K via SDI or use 2 x BNC inputs for dual-link HD-SDI 4:4:4
SDI Video Output:
1 x BNC active loop through output switches between SD, HD 4:2:2, HD 4:4:4 and 2K
Multi Rate SDI Support:
270 Mbs standard definition, 1.5Gbs high definition 4:2:2
3Gbs 4:4:4 high definition and 2K film
Analog Audio Output:
6 x unbalanced 24 bit analog outputs on RCA connectors -10db, de-embedded from SDI input
DVI-D Video Output:
Supports SD, HD and 2K using Dual Link DVI-D displays up to 30 inches 2560 x 1600 in size when used with a DisplayPort to dual link DVI adapter (not included)
DisplayPort Video Output:
Supports SD, HD and 2K using DisplayPort monitors up to 30 inches 2560 x 1600 in size.
HDMI Video Output:
DisplayPort to HDMI adapter (not included). Supports HDMI displays, such as a TV or video projectors up to 1920 x 1080 resolution
HDMI Audio Output:
DisplayPort to HDMI adapter (not included)
Updates and Configuration:
USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbs) interface
Standards 2K Format Support via DVI-D, DisplayPort: 2048 x 1556p23.98, 2048 x 1556p24 and 2048 x 1556p25
HD Format Support via DVI-D, HDMI & DisplayPort:
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
SD Format Support via DVI-D, HDMI & DisplayPort:
625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC
SDI Compliance:
SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 425M-B, ITU-R BT.656, ITU-R BT.601 and SMPTE 297M for Optical Fiber SDI
SDI Video Sampling:
4:2:2 and 4:4:4.
SDI Color Precision:
4:2:2 10 bit and 4:4:4 10 bit
SDI Color Space:
4:2:2 YUV, 4:4:4 YUV and 4:4:4 RGB
SDI Audio Sampling:
Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
3D Muxing Modes:
Side by Side, Line by Line, Top and Bottom. Horizontal and/or vertical image flip can be applied to either the left or right eye input.
DVI-D, DisplayPort Configuration:
Automatic adjustment using VESA E-EDID1.3
DVI-D, DisplayPort Resolution:
Pixel-for-pixel display on LCD displays
HDMI Configuration:
HDMI automatically configures to connected display
HDMI Resolution:
Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.
System Requirements Interface:
DisplayPort connection to LCD computer monitor or use an adapter to connect to a DVI-D or HDMI display
Resolution via DVI-D, DisplayPort:
1920 x 1200 required for HD1080 video SDI formats
1280 x 800 recommended for HD720 video SDI formats
2560 x 1600 required for 2K feature film formats
(DVI-D displays generally do not support 720p50 or 1080p50 but most recent HDMI displays do.)
Resolution via HDMI:
The HDMI input of a display must accept either:
1920 x 1080 for HD1080 video SDI formats
1280 x 720 for HD720 video SDI formats
Refresh Frame Rate for DVI:
Nominal 60Hz (48-72Hz recommended)
Power 12 VDC universal power supply (IEC power cable required)
Dimensions (HxWxD) 9.25 x 5.5 x 1.5" (23.5 x 14.0 x 3.8 cm)
Weight 1.3 lb (0.6 kg)
Blackmagic Design HDLink Pro 3D DisplayPort
  • Power Supply
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty Against Defects in Material & Workmanship
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    Blackmagic DesignHDLink Pro 3D DisplayPort
     
    2.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    50%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

      Cons

      • Limited compatibility (3)
      • Poor performance (3)

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (3)
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        • Business owner (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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      1.0

      SDI OUT DOESN'T WORK WITH LUT

      By DITLA

      from Los Angeles, CA

      About Me Business Owner

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Lacks Functionality
      • Limited Compatibility
      • Poor Performance

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Independent Films

      Comments about Blackmagic Design HDLink Pro 3D DisplayPort:

      I bought this unit to run with livegrade... According to Blackmagic, the SDI-OUT will only "maybe" work when you have a displayport monitor hooked up.

      Thats pointless. I bought it to send SDI in and then back out... If the functionality doesn't completely work, state it, don't make me wait on hold for 35 min to find out.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect!

      By udhay

      from Chennai,India

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
      • Easy to Customize
      • Easy to Navigate

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Multimedia

        Comments about Blackmagic Design HDLink Pro 3D DisplayPort:

        I got a product as per schedule....this is my 3rd product from B&H photo..basically am from india..here professionals..never buy online...becz of safety...but i got a every product from B&H store..till now i dont have any problem...really am happy a very happy customer...am looking more products and discounts...

        Regards
        Udhay
        Dazu studio
        India

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        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac

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        2.0

        does not work well

        By Chris from California

        from Los Angeles

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Performance
          • Pricey / Poor Value

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about Blackmagic Design HDLink Pro 3D DisplayPort:

          Sometimes I get a picture on my 2nd monitor with the HDLink. Sometimes I do not. To switch between Final Cut Pro and Resolve. I have to shut down my computer, unplug/replug the HDlink... and then maybe... just maybe... I'll get a picture.

          It also gets very hot with stand or screws to elevate it or mount it to anything.

          It would be nice if I didn't need a capture card to use Resolve, it would also be nice if the Decklink capture card I did need and have had a display port out.

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          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great value, more features pending

          By Vortex-IV

          from Toronto, ON

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films
            • In The Studio

            Comments about Blackmagic Design HDLink Pro 3D DisplayPort:

            Monitoring on a HDMI 1.4 3D HDTV unit works perfect in Side by Side, Top/Bottom and Line by Line modes. Though latest firmware states there is Frame Packing support I have not been able to achieve, nor have I read of anyone else doing it. Still a great value!

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            4.0

            Watchout for Red

            By Bucnasty

            from NY,NY

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Limited Compatibility

            Best Uses

              Comments about Blackmagic Design HDLink Pro 3D DisplayPort:

              This product cannot take a signal from RED Cam directly. It must be run through a reclocking DA before the HDLink with RED 720p59.94. Otherwise it works fine.

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              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Pretty much nothing works on these now..

              By Dave

              from Washington, DC

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Lacks Functionality
                • Limited Compatibility
                • Poor Performance

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Blackmagic Design HDLink Pro 3D DisplayPort:

                  Just an FYI to ANYONE buying this unit...the 3d portion doesn't work right now, nor do ANY display port or HDMI cables or adaptors available at any store. No one even makes displayport->HDMI 1.4 cables, so I have no idea how they say that it is compatible...

                  The firmware update is available that allows for supposed 3d features, but the displayport does not work, rendering it essentially useless.

                  There is very little information from the manufacturer on this, and help is very little if any. I would call to make sure you exact setup will work.

                  We are currently stuck with a few of these and no solution on the horizon...

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