Blackmagic DeckLink Mini Recorder

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Record uncompressed 10-bit video from SDI and HDMI video sources. DeckLink Mini Recorder switches between SD and HD video formats and is perfect for building ingest servers or other video solutions where you need to capture only in a low profile card! Includes two PCIe shields for both full height and low profile slots.




SDI Video Input

1 x 10-bit SD/HD switchable

HDMI Video Input

1 x HDMI type A connector.

SDI Audio Input

8 channels embedded in SD and HD.

HDMI Audio Input

8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.

Computer Interface

PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1, 4, 8 and 16 lane PCIe slots.

DeckLink Mini Recorder


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.


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 or 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 1 lane, compatible with 1, 4, 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS X, Windows 8 and Linux. Mac OS X systems require a Mac Pro computer. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.

Software Applications

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Icn -premiere -proPremiere Pro CC
Icn -media -composerAvid Media Composer
Icn -after -effectsAfter Effects CC
Icn -pro -toolsAvid Pro Tools
Icn -cubaseSteinberg Cubase
Icn -nuendoSteinberg Nuendo
Icn -photoshopPhotoshop CC
Icn -media -expressMedia Express
Other supported applications include: Nuke, 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 NTSC.

HD Format Support

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

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M and 292M.

SDI Metadata Support

VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal. VANC capture using up to 3 lines of video in file. HD RP188 and closed captioning.

Audio Sampling

Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.

Video Sampling


Color Precision


Color Space

REC 601, REC 709

HDMI Configuration

HDMI automatically configures to connected display.

HDMI Resolution

Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.

HDMI Color Precision


Multiple Rate support

SDI and HDMI are switchable between standard definitlon and high definition.

Copy Protection

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


Colorspace Conversion

Hardware based real time.

HD Up Conversion

Software based up conversion during video capture.

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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Physical Specifications

DeckLink Mini Recorder

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 Mini Recorder

Low profile slot bracket

Software CD


3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.



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