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Blackmagic Design Decklink SDI 4K Capture & Playback Card

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Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design Decklink SDI 4K Capture & Playback Card
Key Features
  • 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
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.
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Blackmagic Design SDI Overview

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

Blackmagic Design SDI Specs

Host ConnectionPCIe x1 (PCIe 1.0)
Input
Video Input Connectors1 x BNC (6G-SDI)
Input Video FormatSDI (10-Bit 4:4:4/4:2:2)
PAL: 50 fps
NTSC: 59.94 fps
720p: 50/59.94/60 fps
1080p: 23.98/24/25/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080PsF: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
1080i: 50/59.94/60 fps
UHD 4K: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
DCI 4K: 23.98/24/25 fps
DCI 2K: 23.98/24/25 fps
Output
Video Output Connectors1 x BNC (6G-SDI)
Output Video FormatSDI (10-Bit 4:4:4/4:2:2)
PAL (768 x 576): 50 fps
NTSC: 59.94 fps
720p: 50/59.94/60 fps
1080p: 23.98/24/25/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080PsF: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
1080i: 50/59.94/60 fps
UHD 4K: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
DCI 4K: 23.98/24/25 fps
DCI 2K: 23.98/24/25 fps
Standards
Video Standard ComplianceSMPTE 259M/292M/296M/372M/425M/ST-2081
ITU -R BT.601/BT.656
HDCP SupportNone
Environmental
Operating Temperature41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
General
CertificationsC-Tick, CE, FCC, as per Manufacturer
Dimensions3.75" / 9.53 cm
Weight4.5 oz / 128 g
Warranty LengthLimited 3-Year Warranty
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5.5 x 5.3 x 1.1"

Blackmagic Design SDI Reviews

Excellent card

By Hiram
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-29

Great product. As good as all the Blackmagic products.

Excellent Value.

By kingdarrick
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-03-06

I'm using this device for various captures from SDI devices.

It Works ... once you figure it out

By Greg D.
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2015-08-10

Product is great. Installing however is typically Blackmagic confusing. I eventually guessed how the various components worked (the documentation shows you how to install the hardware but stops there). I also had to guess which SDI port is for which purpose (input or output etc). There is NO documentation showing you which is what. Unbelievable!

Solid

By Hondo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-05-21

There is apparently a more rugged version for about $ more, but this is solid and the real question is not the device but getting the right kind of BNC cable. The only real competitor here is Decimator.

Works like a charm

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-13

The install is as simple as it gets, just insert the card into an available PCI slot and let Windows take care of the rest. Once the card is installed and ready to go, Being an internal component of the PC now, this capture card removed all external possibilities of latency. Great product.

Decent card - Works like a charm

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-01

Inserted in the proper slot, installed drivers and it worked perfectly in Windows 10 machine.

Works great

By Simon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-06

Great alternative to expensive card

Perfect

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-08-08

The card I purchased is working very fine with no problem.

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