Blackmagic Design DeckLink Duo 2

Blackmagic Design DeckLink Duo 2

Blackmagic Design DeckLink Duo 2

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Product Highlights

  • SD/HD/3G-SDI Input/Output
  • PCI-E Interface
  • 1080p 4:4:4 by Single-Link 3G-SDI
  • 10/12-Bit Processing
  • Down/Up/Cross Conversions
  • Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux Compatible
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  • 1Description

With four bi-directional SDI interfaces, the Blackmagic Design DeckLink Duo 2 is a versatile video I/O card for professional video workflows. Since each SDI interface can be configured to be either an input or an output, a computer with this card installed can be purposed as a media play-out system, a multi-screen digital signage server, a live keyer, a real-time multi-channel capture system, or a combination of the above to fit your specific workflow of the moment. A reference input is also available for syncing with other studio equipment.

Processing
  • Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based real time
  • HD Down Conversion: Built-in, high quality software down converter from HD to SD on output. Down converted SD selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 styles.
  • HD Up Conversion: Built-in, high quality software up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on input. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 zoom and 16:9 zoom
  • Cross Conversion: Built-in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD, 1080HD to 720HD on playback
  • Real Time Effects Support: Final Cut Pro X internal effects, Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects, Avid Media Composer internal effects
Software Compatibility
The DeckLink Duo 2 interfaces with many popular NLE, DAW, and professional software programs including:
  • Blackmagic Design: DaVinci Resolve, Fusion 8
  • Apple: Final Cut Pro X
  • Adobe: Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Photoshop CC
  • Avid: Media Composer, Pro Tools
  • Stienberg: Cubase, Nuendo
For an up-to-date list, see the Blackmagic Design website
In the Box
Blackmagic Design DeckLink Duo 2
  • SD Card with Software and Manual
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    I/O 4 x Bi-directional SDI BNC
    1 x Sync BNC input
    Interface PCI-E x4
    Format Support 1080p23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
    1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97/30
    1080i50/59.94/60
    720p50/59.94
    NTSC
    PAL
    SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M A/B
    Sampling Video: 4:2:2, 4:4:4
    Audio: 24-bit, 48 kHz
    Color Precision 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2
    8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4
    Color Space REC 601, REC 709
    OS Compatibility Mac OS 10.9, 10.10, 10.11 or newer
    Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10
    Linux
    Certification FCC, CE, C-Tick
    Environmental 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
    Form Factor Length: 3.7" / 94 mm
    Form factor: Single slot
    Weight 5.6 oz / 160 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.6 x 5.4 x 1.2"
    DeckLink Duo 2 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product We use this as 4 inputs to our Instant Replay computer. Works great. Be sure to install the software and un-link SDI 1&2 and 3&4 to get 4 different inputs.
    Date published: 2016-11-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Use with MacBook Pro via Thunderbolt Expansion Chassis Works great as a quad-SDI input card for Wirecast. I have an Intensity Extreme in the other slot for analog/hdmi or monitor output.
    Date published: 2016-11-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would definitely recomend this card Using this card to capture cameras at church for live streaming. Easy setup!
    Date published: 2017-03-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Would buy again - Needs better documentation. I use this in a super fast Dell Alienware Area 51 gaming computer to stream programs with 3 cameras using Wirecast. Once the Duo 2 is up and running it works great. I'm able to use 3 of the SDI connectors as inputs, and 1 of the connectors as an output. Because BMD has documentation for all of their capture cards in one PDF, it is difficult to figure out how to install this device only and weed through all the other devices in their document. In fact i never found the Duo 2 listed in their manual, but the Decklink Quad 2 is listed. After much research and contact with technical support I also finally discovered that the Duo 2 won't work with a BMD Intensity Shuttle USB 3 on the same system. I also had to remove the PCIe card and uninstall all the software. I then reinstalled the software, Then installed the PCIe card and let the software update the drivers. When using the Desktop Video Setup, be sure to scroll down and find the connector mapping. The SDI ports on the system aren't labeled so you don't know which is 1, 2 etc. To have independent inputs and outputs, port 1 is set as SDI 1. Port 2 is set as SDI 3. Port 3 is set as SDI 2 and Port 4 is set as SDI 4. Confusing, but now I know how it is configured and works great. Whew.
    Date published: 2017-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazed I own a quad 1 since 4 years, solid product, but this new one in better! You can rename inputs with Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility, makes it easier to manage in vMix. It auto detect and adjust to source plugged to inputs! WOW!
    Date published: 2017-04-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great with vMix Got two Duo 2 in one PC = 8 Inputs! I like the SDI connectors on this one vs Quad.... to me it's better to have two cards, if one die i still get one left!
    Date published: 2017-03-24
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