The DeckLink Optical Fiber from Blackmagic is an SD/HD broadcast video card that features 10-bit and optical-fiber SDI capture and playback. This solution is designed to eliminate the cost of optical-fiber editing. It includes an RS-422 deck control and reference input.
Other features include software-based down-conversion and packaged software utilities. This unit is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux machines. It is a PCI-Express, 1-lane card type that is compatible with 1, 4, 8 and 16 PCIe slots.
Editing System & Converter
This video card supports both 10-bit and optical-fiber SDI capture and playback.
Control & Reference
It features an RS-422 deck control and reference input.
This unit is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux systems and 1, 4, 8 and 16 PCIe slots.
In the Box
Blackmagic Design DeckLink Optical Fiber
Software: Deck Control, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, FrameLink, and Blackmagic Driver
Three-Year Warranty Against Defects in Material & Workmanship
Only single-mode LC type fiber optic cables are recommended for all fiber optic connections below
SDI Video Input: 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable SDI Video Output: 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable Optical Fiber Video Input: 1 x LC type, 10 bit SD/HD switchable Optical Fiber Video Output: 1 x LC type, 10 bit SD/HD switchable Supported Video formats: 525i NTSC, 625i PAL, 720HD and 1080HD SDI Audio Input: 8-channel embedded in SD and HD SDI Audio Output: 8-channel embedded in SD and HD Optical Fiber Audio Input: LC type, 8-channel embedded Optical Fiber Audio Output: LC type, 8-channel embedded Multiple Rate Support: Standard definition SDI and high definition SDI Sync Input:
Blackburst in SD and 1080i50, 720p50, 1080i59.94, 720p59.94 HD formats
TriSync in all HD formats. Device Control:
Sony compatible RS422 deck control ports
Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control Settings Control:
DeckLink System Preferences (Intel Mac OS X)
DeckLink Control Panel (Windows) Updates:
Firmware for cards built into software driver
Loaded at system start, or via updater software
HD Format Support: 1080PsF23.98/24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 720p50 and 720p59.94 SD Format Support: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, 292/296M and SMPTE 297M for Optical Fiber SDI Video Sampling: 4:2:2 Color Precision: 4:2:2 10-bit Color Space: 4:2:2 YUV 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 Audio Sampling: Television rate of 48kHz at 24 bit Card Type: PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1,4,8 and 16 PCIe slots Copy Protection: For legal reasons, capture devices from Blackmagic Design are designed not to capture, convert or transmit video or audio from copy-protected sources, e.g. video devices using HDCP
Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based real time HD Down Conversion: Software based down conversion HD Up Conversion:
Real-time up conversion from 720HD to 1080HD during video capture Real-Time Effects:
Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects in DV, ProRes and uncompressed on Intel Mac OS X
Adobe Premiere Pro internal effects in DV, MJPEG and uncompressed