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Blackmagic Design Decklink SDI 4K Capture & Playback Card

B&H # BLDLSDI4K Mfr # BDLKSDI4K
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You Pay: $280.25
Product Highlights
  • SD/HD/3G/6G-SDI Input/Output
  • PCIe Interface
  • UHD / DCI 4K 4:2:2 by Single-Link 6G-SDI
  • 1080p 4:4:4 by Single-Link 3G-SDI
  • 10-Bit Processing
  • RS-422 Deck Control
  • Internal Keying
  • Reference Output
  • Down/Up/Cross Conversions
  • Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux Compatbile

The Decklink SDI 4K Capture & Playback Card from Blackmagic Design features a single multi-rate SDI input and multi-rate SDI output. These multi-rate connections accept single-link SD, HD, 3G, and 6G-SDI signals, providing support for resolutions from SD to Ultra HD 4K (3840x2160) and DCI 4K (4096x2160). Additionally, the Decklink SDI 4K includes RS-422 deck control, internal keying, and a reference input.

Decklink SDI 4K offers flexible format and system support, letting 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 pixel-for-pixel identical to the source, without any generational loss. This lets you get sharper keying with green screens, cleaner compositions, superior color correction, and more. Support for common file formats provides ready-to-edit files for use in popular editing, effects, and design software applications. Decklink SDI 4K is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux based workstations.

Key Features
  • PCIe capture/playback card compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux based workstations and servers
  • 10-bit, 4:2:2 UHD 4K or DCI 4K by single-link 6G-SDI
  • 10-bit, 4:4:4 1080p by single-link 6G-SDI
  • HD to SD down-conversion
  • SD to HD up-conversion
  • Hardware cross conversion between 720p and 1080p on playback
  • RS-422 deck control
  • Internal keying
  • Reference input
  • Blackburst and tri-sync
  • Supports 16 channels of embedded SDI audio in HD, 2K, and 4K resolutions; 8 channels in SD
SDI Video Input 1 x 10-bit 6G-SDI

Supports 6 Gb/s 4:2:2 and 3 Gb/s 4:4:4
SDI Video Output 1 x 10-bit 6G-SDI

Supports 6 Gb/s 4:2:2 and 3 Gb/s 4:4:4
SDI Audio Input 16 Channels embedded in HD, 2K, and 4K; 8 Channels embedded in SD
SDI Audio Output 16 Channels embedded in HD, 2K, and 4K; 8 Channels embedded in SD
Sync Input Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD, 2K, or UHD format
Device Control RS-422 deck control port (Sony-compatible)
Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control
Computer Interface PCI Express 4 lane generation 2, compatible with 4, 8, and 16 lane PCIe slots
Codecs Supported 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
Format Support SD
625/25 PAL
525/29.97 NTSC

HD
720p 50/59.94/60
1080i 50/59.94/60
1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60

2K
2048x1080p 23.98/24/25

4K
3840x2160p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
4096x2160p 23.98/24/25
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M, 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 24-bit, 48 kHz
Video Sampling 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 (4K is 4:2:2)
Color Precision 10-bit
Color Space REC 601, REC 709
Multiple Rate Support SDI video connections are switchable between SD, HD, 3G, and 6G formats
Colorspace Conversion Hardware based, real-time
HD Down Conversion Built in, hardware down converter outputs HD or SD on SDI output
Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9, and center cut 4:3 styles
HD Up Conversion Built in, 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.
Cross Conversion Built-in, high-quality hardware cross conversion from 1280x720 to 1920x1080 and 1920x1080 to 1280x720 on playback
Real-Time Effects Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects
Adobe Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects
Avid Media Composer internal effects
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve
Supported Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Max OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later
Windows 7 or Windows 8
Linux
Supported Applications Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, Nuke - The Foundry, DaVinci Resolve, Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Autodesk Smoke, Adobe Photoshop, 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 Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Resolume Avenue 4, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidcaster Pro & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster
Software Included Media Express, 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 into software driver; loaded at system start or via updater software
EMC certifications FCC, CE and C-Tick
Operating Temperature 32 to 104° F (5 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 113°F (-20 to 45°C)
Relative Humidity 0 to 90%, non-condensing
Length 3.75" (9.525 cm)
Weight 4.5 oz (127.6 g)
Blackmagic Design Decklink SDI 4K Capture & Playback Card
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  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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