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Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Recorder

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Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Recorder
Key Features
  • 1-Lane PCIe Slot Capture Card
  • SDI and HDMI Inputs
  • Inputs Uncompressed 10-Bit Video
  • 4:2:2 Video Sampling
The Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Recorder is a PCIe slot capture card with both SDI and HDMI inputs for capturing uncompressed 10-bit video from a camera directly into your computer. You'll be able to ingest footage as the camera's recording live or from a playback of the camera's recording. The inputs are active, so once you plug a cable into them, they'll begin functioning. This card automatically switches between SD and HD, so it'll be able to handle all common video formats. The point of ingesting through a capture card is to bypass unnecessary compressions and hence data loss. The card performs just one compression, upon delivery to your computer, where your footage gets encoded into an edit-ready codec of your choice.
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Blackmagic Design Mini Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Inputs
  • 31-Lane PCI Express Card
  • 4Codecs Supported
  • 5Internal Software Upgrade

The Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Recorder is a PCIe slot capture card with both SDI and HDMI inputs for capturing uncompressed 10-bit video from a camera directly into your computer. You'll be able to ingest footage as the camera's recording live or from a playback of the camera's recording. The inputs are active, so once you plug a cable into them, they'll begin functioning. This card automatically switches between SD and HD, so it'll be able to handle all common video formats. The point of ingesting through a capture card is to bypass unnecessary compressions and hence data loss. The card performs just one compression, upon delivery to your computer, where your footage gets encoded into an edit-ready codec of your choice.

Inputs

  • SDI 10-bit SD/HD switchable video with 16 ch HD / 8 ch SD embedded audio
  • HDMI type A video with 8 ch audio embedded in SD and HD

1-Lane PCI Express Card

The Mini Monitor is a 1-lane PCI Express card and is compatible with 4, 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. The only Mac capable of accepting the card is a Mac Pro as other Macs can't be opened to enable installation. The card features two PCIe shields for both full height and low profile slots.

Codecs Supported

AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2

Internal Software Upgrade

Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.

Blackmagic Design Mini Specs

Host ConnectionPCIe x1 (PCIe 1.0)
Input
Video Input Connectors1 x HDMI (HDMI 1.4) Female
1 x BNC (HD-SDI) Female
Input Video FormatHDMI / SDI (8/10-Bit 4:2:2 YUV)
1080p at 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
1080i 50/59.94/60 fps
720p 50/59.94/60 fps
PAL
NTSC
Audio Input ConnectorsNone
Embedded Audio InputHDMI: 8-Channel
SDI: 8-Channel
Standards
Video Standard ComplianceSMPTE 259M/292M
OS CompatibilityWindows 7 or Later
macOS 10.14 or Later
Linux
*As of April, 2020: check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Power Consumption5 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Operating Humidity0 to 90%
General
Dimensions3.62" / 9.19 cm
Weight1.98 oz / 56 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.28 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.4 x 7.35 x 1.15"

Blackmagic Design Mini Reviews

Great

By Ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-07

We use these in conjunction with larger video mixers they are great for streaming.

Too Easy!

By Ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-19

I have purchased several of these cards. They are easily installed and integrate flawlessly with just about any video mixing software on the market. The entire Blackmagic line is professional quality at wallet friendly prices.

Easy install and setup

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-15

We installed this in a Win 10 x64 system with no issues. We will be using it with OBS and DaVinci with some legacy SDI equipment. Everything was working within an hour after a few quick web searches for setup configurations. Great product!

Works as it should

By Chantal
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-02

I use this capture card to stream on Livestream Studio software. It is silent and efficient, nothing to complain about.

So far, not great

By Gary
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-09

I installed this for our church live stream and download Blackmagic's latest Desktop Video app (11.6). The audio was choppy and terrible, so I put my old Intensity 4K back in and had the same problem. The hardware has been great, but I had to revert the software (11.5.1) in order to get usable audio. We figured it out, but definitely docking a star for the software issues.

Excellent Capture Card

By Fernando
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-06

Very versatile capture card for any video feed. SDI or HDMI

BMD Mini Recorder not quite plug and play!

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-23

The Blackmagic Decklink works great. The SDI input was a little finicky. We used a SMTAV PTZ camera 30X, make sure you have the correct settings (1080 30fs). BMD support was awesome. Make sure you have enough PCIe slots before purchasing!

Cheap and Reliable

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-28

These are great for our streaming towers because of the 1x slot width. I did a day of color and quality side by side tests with a Magewell ProCapture SDI single channel card and couldn't tell the difference.

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