Blackmagic Design HDLink Optical Fiber

Blackmagic Design HDLink Optical Fiber

Blackmagic Design HDLink Optical Fiber


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Product Highlights

  • Optical-Fiber SDI
  • HDTV-Resolution Monitoring Conversion
  • Use with DVI & HDMI Monitors
  • Supports 4:4:4 SDI Video
  • 3D Lookup Tables via USB
  • Analog Audio Output
  • Compatible with LCD Displays
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Blackmagic Design Optical Fiber overview

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The HDLink Optical Fiber from Blackmagic is an HDTV-resolution monitoring converter for DVI and HDMI monitors. Designed to eliminate the high cost usually associated with HDTV monitoring, it includes 6 channels of RCA analog audio out, 3D lookup tables, single link 3Gbs SDI input, single link 3Gbs SDI loop-thru output, optical fiber SDI input, optical fiber SDI loop-thru output and support for 24" displays for HD monitoring and 30" displays for real time 2K monitoring. This model additionally features optical-fiber SDI connectivity.

Full Resolution HD Monitoring
HDLink connects SDI video directly to any supported DVI-D and DisplayPort based LCD computer monitor for incredible true HDTV resolution video monitoring. HDLink includes 3 Gb/s SDI for high resolution 2K film monitoring when connected to a large 30 inch DVI or DisplayPort display.
Supports both DVI and HDMI
HDLink supports all DVI-D and DisplayPort based digital computer displays and also includes HDMI video support. HDMI supports video at 1080i/50, 1080i/59.94 and 720p/59.94 on any HDMI device. DVI-D and DisplayPort supports displays at 1920 x 1200 (16:10) resolution for all 1080 HDTV formats. When working in 720 HDTV formats you can even use lower cost 1280 x 800 resolution display for pixel for pixel 720p viewing. When working in NTSC or PAL, HDLink can scale to fill the screen making viewing easier.
World's Highest Quality 3 Gb/s SDI in 4:4:4
HDLink introduced the world's first full HDTV resolution 4:4:4 monitoring solution that supports both standard definition SDI, HD-SDI and HD-SDI 4:4:4 for full resolution color monitoring. HD-SDI 4:4:4 features twice the color resolution. Conventional SD and HD video is 4:2:2 based, which limits color detail while 4:4:4 HD video preserves the full color detail which is important for critical keying and feature film work.
Built in Optical Fiber
The HDLink Optical Fiber model is the world's first broadcast monitoring solution with built in optical fiber SDI connections. Optical fiber easily handles long distances, is low cost, and optical fiber cables last virtually forever because you can keep plugging them into faster equipment in the future, and the same cables will go much faster. Optical fiber cables can be installed by your local electrician, and the cables can be purchased from your local electrical wholesaler. That's because optical fiber is used all the time in computer networking, so it's low cost and commonly available! Now you can build a native optical fiber facility!
Standard Definition, HDTV or 2K
HDLink supports all SDI based formats from standard definition NTSC/PAL to HD-SDI 1080 and 720 and even 2K film resolution when used with DVI displays. HDLink features 3 Gb/s SDI, so also works with real time 2K monitoring as used on Blackmagic Design's Multibridge Eclipse, Multibridge Pro and DeckLink HD Extreme. With HDLink you'll get the best image quality possible with format compatibility guaranteed years into the future. HDLink's SDI video input automatically switches between SD, HD and 2K. Unlike CRT based monitors, HDLink also supports all HDTV frame rates and formats including progressive HD formats.
Color Management via 3D Lookup Tables
For matching LCD display colorimetry and simulating various types of film stocks, HDLink Pro model features more advanced 3D lookup tables. Advanced 3D lookup tables increase color control because a blend of red, green and blue video can be output to each primary color on the connected display. Only advanced 3D lookup tables can give full color control for accurate simulation of almost any feature film stock.
Supports LCD Displays
HDLink supports DVI-D and DisplayPort based digital computer displays. For 1080 and 720 HDTV formats, a 1920 x 1200 (16:10) resolution display is recommended. However, if you're working in 720 HDTV formats only, then a lower cost 1280 x 800 resolution display is recommended. When working in NTSC or PAL, HDLink can scale up the displayed image to fill the display making viewing easier.
Analog Audio Monitoring Output
Audio outputs are de embedded from the SDI input and then converted to analog at an incredible 24 bit. HDLink supports 6 channels out allowing easy monitoring of 5.1 surround sound audio. Audio is output on RCA connectors so you can easily connect to standard HiFi systems. If the connected display requires pull-down processing then HDLink will apply a variable audio delay ensuring perfect audio to video sync. To protect speakers and eliminate loud pops and other audio glitches, HDLink gently mutes the audio if video formats change or when SDI signals are connected and disconnected.
In the Box
Blackmagic Design HDLink Optical Fiber
  • Power Supply
  • DVI-D to HDMI Adapter
  • Three-Year Warranty Against Defects in Material & Workmanship
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    Blackmagic Design Optical Fiber specs

    Inputs/Outputs SDI Video Input:
    1 x BNC input switches between SD-SDI, HD-SDI 4:2:2, HD-SDI 4:4:4 and 2K via SDI
    SDI Video Output:
    1 x BNC active loop through output switches between SD, HD 4:2:2, HD 4:4:4 and 2K
    Optical Fiber Video Input:
    1 x LC connector switches between SD-SDI, HD-SDI 4:2:2, HD-SDI 4:4:4 and 2K via SDI
    Optical Fiber Video Output:
    1 x LC connector active loop through output switches between SD, HD 4:2:2, HD 4:4:4 and 2K. Use Single-mode for 25 km output
    Multi Rate SDI Support:
    270 Mbs standard definition, 1.5Gbs high definition 4:2:2
    3Gbs 4:4:4 high definition and 2K film
    Analog Audio Output:
    6 x unbalanced 24 bit analog outputs on RCA connectors -10db, de-embedded from SDI input
    DVI-D Video Output:
    Supports SD, HD and 2K using Dual Link DVI-D displays up to 30 inches 2560 x 1600 in size
    HDMI Video Output:
    DVI-D to HDMI adaptor. Supports HDMI displays, such as a TV or video projector, up to 1920 x 1080 resolution
    HDMI Audio Output:
    DVI-D to HDMI adapter
    Updates and Configuration:
    USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mbs) interface

    Only single-mode LC type fiber optic cables are recommended for all fiber optic connections above
    Standards 2K Format Support via DVI-D: 2048 x 1556p23.98, 2048 x 1556p24 and 2048 x 1556p25
    HD Format Support via DVI-D, HDMI:
    720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
    SD Format Support via DVI-D, HDMI:
    625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC
    SDI Compliance:
    SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 425M-B, ITU-R BT.656, ITU-R BT.601 and SMPTE 297M for Optical Fiber SDI
    SDI Video Sampling:
    4:2:2 and 4:4:4.
    SDI Color Precision:
    4:2:2 10 bit and 4:4:4 10 bit
    SDI Color Space:
    4:2:2 YUV, 4:4:4 YUV and 4:4:4 RGB
    SDI Audio Sampling:
    Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
    DVI-D Configuration:
    Automatic adjustment using VESA E-EDID1.3
    DVI-D Resolution:
    Pixel-for-pixel display on LCD displays
    HDMI Configuration:
    HDMI automatically configures to connected display
    HDMI Resolution:
    Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.
    System Requirements Interface:
    DVI-D connection to LCD computer monitor or HDMI Type A connection to HDMI display
    Resolution via DVI-D:
    1920 x 1200 required for HD1080 video SDI formats
    1280 x 800 recommended for HD720 video SDI formats
    2560 x 1600 required for 2K feature film formats
    (DVI-D displays generally do not support 720p50 or 1080p50 but most recent HDMI displays do.)
    Resolution via HDMI:
    The HDMI input of a display must accept either:
    1920 x 1080 for HD1080 video SDI formats
    1280 x 720 for HD720 video SDI formats
    Refresh Frame Rate for DVI:
    Nominal 60Hz (48-72Hz recommended)
    Power 12VDC universal power supply (IEC power cable required)
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 9.25 x 5.5 x 1.5" (23.5 x 14.0 x 3.8 cm)
    Weight 1.35 lb (0.6 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.2 x 5.4 x 1.5"

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