The DeckLink Studio PCI Express Capture Card from Blackmagic Design is a video editing card, for use in Mac and Windows systems. It features support for digital video in SD SDI and HD SDI formats.
The card is compatible with popular editing applications for Mac and Windows, including Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. Video is captured in 10-bit mode, suitable for broadcast environments.
Input and output 10-bit SD/HD SDI video
Hardware downconversion of HD video
Realtime HD video effects
Integrated SD keyer
Mac and Windows compatibility
Supports Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Motion, Combustion, iDVD, DVD Studio Pro, Color Finesse, Cleaner and others
Television standard sample rate of 48kHz and 24-bit
PCI Express x1
Input and Output Connectors
Mac Mac OS X 10.6.5 "Snow Leopard" or 10.7.x "Lion"
2008 Intel Mac Pro (Mac Pro 3,1), 2009 Intel Mac Pro Mac Pro 4,1), or 2010 Intel Mac Pro (Mac Pro 5,1)
Minimum of 4 GB of system memory recommended for SD and HD video.
High-speed storage with plenty of capacity is required to capture and play back uncompressed digital video. Compressed video formats use less space and can usually be captured and played back with one hard disk.
Windows Windows 7 64-bit
Apple QuickTime needs to be installed for some applications to function with a Blackmagic capture card, e.g., Adobe After Effects, Autodesk Combustion. In general, you should choose a CPU that meets or exceeds the system requirements of the software application you are planning on using. The following PC workstations are certified for use with Decklink capture cards: HP Z400, Z600, Z800, XW9300, and XW8600 (not recommended for Decklink PCI or PCI-X cards) The following motherboards are recommended for use with Decklink capture cards: Asus P5E, Asus P5B, Asus P5Q Pro Turbo, Asus P6X58D (Bios later than 12.04.2010), Asus P8P67 PRO (Rev 3.1), Gigabyte EP45-DS3, Gigabyte x48DQ6, Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3 (rev. 1.0), Intel D975XBX, and XFX 790i Ultra. Blackmagic Design recommends a minimum of 4 GB of memory for all systems. For optimal performance, an accelerated graphics card is recommended for use with Decklink cards. The Decklink card requires hard drive storage that can provide a data rate greater than that of the video compression you are using.
Dell workstations are not supported for use with Blackmagic Design capture cards.