Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - HDMI 2.0

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Blackmagic Design BDLKHDEXTR4KHDMI2

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Blackmagic Design's DeckLink 4K Extreme capture card 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.

Features

  • Full Ultra HD 4K capture and playback
  • SDI connections for both regular 2D and 3D stereoscopic workflows
  • Work in SD, HD and Ultra HD 4K
  • Built in SD/HD internal keyer

Specifications

Connections

SDI Video Input
2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s single link and dual link.
SDI Video Output
2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s single link and dual link.
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 or Composite. Component supports HD and SD.

 

HDMI Video Input
1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing support and Ultra HD support.
HDMI Video Output
1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing support and Ultra HD support.
Analog Audio Output
2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors.

 

Analog Audio Input
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 with sample rate converter.
SDI Audio Input
16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/4K.

 

SDI Audio Output
16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/4K.

 

 

HDMI Audio Input
8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/4K.

 

HDMI Audio Output
8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/4K.

 

Sync Input
Black burst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format.

 

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

 

Computer Interface
PCI Express 8 lane Gen 2, compatible with 8 and 16 lane PCIe with HDMI or SDI mezzanine card.

 

DeckLink 4K Extreme HDMI 2 capture card connections diagram

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 Desktop Video and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X. Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video and Blackmagic driver on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Media Express, Blackmagic Desktop Video 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 8 lane generation 2, compatible with 8 and 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

DaVinci Resolve Fusion Final Cut Pro X Premiere Pro CC Avid Media Composer
After Effects CC Avid Pro Tools Steinberg Cubase Autodesk Smoke Photoshop CC

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 Live 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.

Standards

SD Format Support
525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL
HD Format Support
1280 x 720p50, 1280 x 720p59.94, 1280 x 720p60, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080i59.94, 1920 x 1080i60, 1920 x 1080PsF23.98, 1920 x 1080PsF24, 1920 x 1080PsF25, 1920 x 1080PsF29.97, 1920 x 1080PsF30, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080p30, 1920 x 1080p50, 1920 x 1080p59.94, 1920 x 1080p60.
2K Format Support
2048 x 1080PsF23.98, 2048 x 1080PsF24, 2048 x 1080PsF25, 2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 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, 3840 x 2160p50*, 3840 x 2160p59.94*, 3840 x 2160p60*, 4096 x 2160p23.98, 4096 x 2160p24, 4096 x 2160p25. *Output only

 

SDI Compliance
SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M Level A and B, 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 YUV up to 4K, 12-bit* RGB in HD and 2K *Output only
Color Space
REC 601, REC 709
HDMI Cofiguration
HDMI automatically configures to connected display.
HDMI Resolution
Pixel for pixel up to 4K resolutions.
HDMI Color Precision
HDMI and SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K and 4K. Component analog video connections are switchable between SD and HD.
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

Ultra 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.
HD 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 and playback

Operating Sustems

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later
Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 64-bit Linux

Physical Specifications

  • 6.38 inches
  • .67 lbs.

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

5° to 40° C (41° to 104° F)
Storage Temperature

-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing

Box Contains

  • DeckLink 4K Extreme 
  • Software SD Card
  • Breakout cable for analog and RS-422 control.
  • HDMI Bracket
  • 3-Year, Limited Manufacturer's Warranty

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