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Blackmagic DeckLink 4K Extreme

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DeckLink 4K Extreme features a high performance design for working in the highest film quality! Get 4 times the resolution of 1080 HD with full Ultra HD 4K capture and playback using 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K support. DeckLink 4K Extreme includes single and dual channel SDI connections for both regular 2D and 3D stereoscopic workflows as well as full resolution color RGB 4:4:4 capture and playback. Includes dual link 6G-SDI, HDMI 3D/4K and analog component, composite, S-video connections. Work in SD, HD and Ultra HD 4K. Also includes AES and analog balanced audio, 16 channel SDI audio, genlock, deck control, broadcast quality up, down and cross conversion, plus built in SD/HD internal keyer.

 

 

DeckLink

The world's highest performance capture cards for Mac, Windows and Linux

DeckLink capture and playback cards are used every day in the production of television commercials, music videos, episodic television programs and Hollywood feature films. With cutting edge technologies built in, you get the highest quality video and maximum reliability. No other capture cards support more applications and more platforms than DeckLink, so you can always work with your favorite software. Every DeckLink PCIe card can be installed in Mac, Windows and Linux based workstations and media servers to give you ultimate flexibility!

 

Perfect for Post Production

SD, HD, 3D and Ultra HD!

Work with any video format and resolution that you need! Capture from cameras, decks and live feeds directly into editing, effects and design software applications. DeckLink Studio 4K and DeckLink SDI 4K feature high resolution Ultra HD, while DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G and DeckLink 4K Pro also includes dual link 12G-SDI, 2160p60 support, 4:4:4 image quality, 3D stereoscopic for advanced feature film visual effects, editing and color correction. There are DeckLink models to support either file or tape based workflows to precisely deliver perfect monitoring in editing and grading suites using professional SDI monitors, HDMI televisions and even video projectors.

 

Highest Quality Connections

Every DeckLink card features the highest quality connections so you get pristine video and audio quality and can connect to the widest range of professional SDI equipment. DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G includes Dual Link 12G-SDI, HDMI 4K, analog video, as well as 2 channels of AES/EBU audio and 2 channels of balanced analog audio in and out. DeckLink Studio 4K includes 6G-SDI, HDMI 1.4b, analog component, S-Video, composite video, 2 channels of AES/EBU audio and 4 channels of balanced analog audio in and out. You also get a down converted SD output. DeckLink SDI 4K is perfect for high quality 10 bit SDI use only. All models include black burst/tri-sync reference and serial deck control. All DeckLink 4K models switch between SD and HD and Ultra HD, while the advanced DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G and DeckLink 4K Pro support DCI 4K and other high frame rate feature film formats!

 

Unrivaled Video Quality

DeckLink lets you work with compressed video formats such as ProRes and DNxHD as well as 10-bit uncompressed video. When working with uncompressed, all images are a mathematically perfect pixel-for-pixel clone of the source, without any generational loss, so you have the confidence you’re working at the absolute highest quality possible. Get sharper keying with green screens, cleaner compositions, superior color correction and more! Should you need to use compression, support for industry leading file formats ensures that you can maintain the highest quality throughout post production.

 

Advanced Technology

Get the latest 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI technology so you can capture and playback in full resolution Ultra HD video, while remaining fully compatible with all SD and HD-SDI equipment! That’s 4 times the resolution of regular 1080 HD video at a massive 3840 x 2160 image size! DeckLink SDI 4K and the DeckLink Studio 4K include 6G-SDI, while the advanced DeckLink 4K Pro and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G include Dual Link 12G-SDI connections for higher color resolution, dual stream 3D stereoscopic support and frame rates up to Ultra HD 60p! The DeckLink 4K Pro and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G are the perfect choice for DaVinci Resolve editing and color correction!

 

Use Your Favorite Software

DeckLink cards work with the software you love to use!

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Mac OS X

No other capture and playback cards are supported by more software applications for Mac OS X. Get drivers that work with fantastic editing software such as Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, Symphony and News Cutter. For visual effects get full compatibility with Fusion, After Effects CC and Photoshop CC. For audio get compatibility with ProTools, Nuendo and Cubase. For streaming use Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Producer.

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Windows

For Windows you get access to a massive range of software because DeckLink supports WDM, DirectShow and QuickTime! For editing you can use Avid Media Composer, Avid News Cutter, Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio, CyberLink Power Director and MAGIX Video Pro. For visual effects use Fusion, After Effects CC and Photoshop CC. Audio software supported includes Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase. When streaming you get compatibility with Flash Media Encoder, Xsplit Broadcaster, Wirecast and Livestream Procaster.

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Linux

DeckLink cards are open standard capture cards and are perfect for the development of Linux based video applications. The availability of a free, well documented SDK makes it easy for you to develop specific solutions to meet your needs, or to work with solutions that have been developed by others. Blackmagic’s Design Media Express is also available for capture and playback when using DeckLink with Linux operating systems.

 

Connections

SDI Video Input

2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s single link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4.

SDI Video Output

2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3 Gb/s and 6Gb/s single link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4.

Analog Video Input

1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video or Composite. Component supports HD and SD.

Analog Video Output

1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video and Composite. Component supports HD and SD.

HDMI Video Input

1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing support and Ultra HD 4K support.

HDMI Video Output

1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing and 4K monitoring support.

Analog Audio Input

2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors.

Analog Audio Output

2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors.

AES/EBU Audio Input

2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter.

AES/EBU Audio Output

2 Channels unbalanced.

SDI Audio Input

16 Channels embedded in HD/2K/4K. 8 Channels embedded in SD.

SDI Audio Output

16 Channels embedded in HD/2K/4K.

8 Channels embedded in SD.

HDMI Audio Input

8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.

HDMI Audio Output

8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.

Sync Input

Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD or 2K format.

Device Control

Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.

Computer Interface

PCI Express 4 lane generation 2, compatible with 4, 8 and 16 lane PCIe 

 

Codecs

Supports: 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, Uncompressed 10 bit 4:4:4.

Software

Software Included

Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X. Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Media Express, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Linux.

Internal Software Upgrade

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

Physical Installation

PCI Express 4 lane generation 2, compatible with 4, 8, 16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. Mac OS X systems require a Mac Pro computer with PCI Express slots. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.

Software Applications

Icn -davinci -resolveDaVinci Resolve
Icn -fusionFusion
Icn -final -cut -proFinal Cut Pro X
Icn -premiere -proPremiere Pro CC
Icn -media -composerAvid Media Composer
Icn -after -effectsAfter Effects CC
Icn -pro -toolsAvid Pro Tools
Icn -cubaseSteinberg Cubase
Icn -smokeAutodesk Smoke
Icn -photoshopPhotoshop CC
Other supported applications include: Nuke, Steinberg Nuendo, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, Tools On Air just:in & live:cut & just:play & just:live, Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder and OnTheAir CG, Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Resolume Avenue 4, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidblaster Pro & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster.

Video Standards

SD Format Support

625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSCC.

HD Format Support

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94, 1080i60, and 1080p60.

2K Format Support

2048 x 1556PsF23.98,2048 x 1556PsF242048 x 1556PsF25,2048 x 1556p23.982048 x 1556p24,2048 x 1556p25 and2048 x 1080p23.982048 x 1080p24,2048 x 1080p25.

4K Format Support

3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97, 3840 x 2160p30, 4096 x 2160p23.98, 4096 x 2160p24, 4096 x 2160p25, 4096 x 2160p29.97, 4096 x 2160p30.

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 372M, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.

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. Closed captioning.

Audio Sampling

Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24 bit.

Video Sampling

4:2:2 and 4:4:4 (4K is 4:2:2)

Color Precision

10-bit

Color Space

REC 601, REC 709

HDMI Configuration

HDMI automatically configures to connected display.

HDMI Resolution

Pixel for pixel up to 4K resolutions.

HDMI Color Precision

10-bit RGB in HD
10-bit YUV in 4K

Multiple Rate support

HDMI and SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K and 4K. Component analog video connections are switchable between SD and HD.

Copy Protection

HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.

Processing

HD Down Conversion

Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs HD-SDI on SDI A output, SD-SDI on SDI B output and Composite and S-Video when working in HD video formats on playback. Switch analog video to Component and choose HD or SD output. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 styles.

HD Up Conversion

Built in, high quality hardware up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on playback. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 pillarbox and 16:9 zoom. HD outputs via HD-SDI, HDMI and component analog.

Cross Conversion

Built-in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD on playback.

Real Time Effects

Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects. DaVinci Resolve.

Colorspace Conversion

Hardware based real time.

3D Processing

Dual stream and frame packed capture & playback.

Operating Systems

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Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.

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Windows 7 or Windows 8.
 

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Linux
 

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

5° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)

Storage Temperature

-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing

What's Included

DeckLink 4K Extreme

Software CD

Breakout cable for analog and RS-422 control.

HDMI bracket

Warranty

3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

 

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