DeckLink SDI is perfect when you need an SDI only solution but demand high quality 10 bit 4:2:2
based SDI capture and playback. DeckLink SDI plugs into Windows, Mac OS X and Linux computers and features HD/SD-SDI capture and playback combined with tri-sync/black burst reference input and
RS-422 deck control. Media Express software is included so you get capture and playback for AVI, QuickTime and DPX on Mac, Windows and Linux. DeckLink SDI is a perfect choice when all your connections
are SDI and you don't need analog connections
Hardware Down Converter
If you've ever wanted to
monitor in both HD and SD while you work, then you'll love the built in high quality down converter on the DeckLink Studio model that's always active on the SD-SDI, S-Video and composite video
More HD Real Time Effects
DeckLink's super fast PCI Express connection plugs directly into Media Composer 6, Final Cut
Pro and Premiere Pro's real time effects processing engines. Unlike FireWire products, you get all your CPU time dedicated to more multi layer HD real time effects. Only DeckLink's high speed PCI
Express lets you upgrade to HD without limiting your HD real time effects! The higher speed of PCI Express easily handles both compressed and uncompressed video file formats, such as DNxHD,
ProRes, DVCPro HD, JPEG, DV, HDV playback, uncompressed 8 bit and uncompressed 10 bit.
Mac OS X, Windows and Linux!
DeckLink cards are compatible
with Mac OS X™, Windows™ and Linux™! The new Media Express 3.0 is included, so you can capture and playback DPX, DVI & QuickTime media all platforms with full compatibility!
Perfect for 3D graphics work or use our Linux™ SDK to develop your own solutions.
The Highest Quality
For highest quality digital broadcast workflows, DeckLink cards include incredible 10 bit SD/HD-SDI video with low SDI jitter, combined with AES/EBU digital audio with a high performance
linear phase digital filtered sample rate converter.
Built in SD Keyer!
When working in standard definition, DeckLink cards include
the most amazing quality digital internal keyer that lets you key RGBA images over the video input. The built in keyer works great when used with Blackmagic Design's included Photoshop
Live Broadcast Graphics Presentation
Use the built-in SD keyer for overlaying graphics live into production switchers. Even
if you're only adding station indents, keying makes it easy when using the two SDI outputs as fill and key. Use the Blackmagic LiveKey application for turning on and off the keying function.
Blackmagic LiveKey will also automatically fade graphics on and off for specific times. DeckLink works with all available QuickTime™ software tools
Connect to Anything
The DeckLink Optical Fiber model includes incredible quality 10 bit SDI capture and playback as well as optical fiber SDI capture and playback, all built into the one card. Eliminate the
cost of optical fiber editing. Also included is RS-422 deck control and reference input. DeckLink SDI is the world's most affordable HD/SD-SDI capture card, with 10 bit SDI capture and playback, plus
RS-422 deck control and reference input
Built in Optical Fiber
The DeckLink Optical Fiber
model is the world's first capture card to include 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
Compatible with Popular Video Software
DeckLink cards are perfect for editing, broadcast graphics and digital effects work with built
in support for your favorite video software such as Apple Final Cut Pro™, Adobe Premiere Pro™, Adobe After Effects™, Adobe Photoshop™, eyeon Fusion™ and many more. DeckLink
includes plug ins for Photoshop so you can capture and output frames directly from within Photoshop. Real time playback from Adobe After Effects is supported so you can live preview your
animations on your broadcast monitor. For ultimate flexibility, you can install on Windows XP™, Windows Vista™, Windows 7™ and Intel-based Mac Pro systems and instantly switch
between 1080i, 1080p and 720p formats in HD, or NTSC and PAL formats for worldwide compatibility.
Loads of Free Software and Utilities
DeckLink cards include the
Media Express deck control software which lets you control a deck remotely via RS-422 for capture and playback of DPX, AVI and QuickTime™ clips with timecode accuracy. Media Express is
supported on Mac OS X™, Windows™ and Linux™. To help set up high speed disk arrays for uncompressed 10 bit HD editing, DeckLink includes Blackmagic Disk Speed Test™
software that checks your disk array and gives you an easy to understand speed test with the results in video frames per second! DeckLink cards are designed for anyone who needs a bridge between
the 'SD and HD worlds' with maximum analog compatibility for the widest range of video equipment. Check out DeckLink for your facility today!
Online or Offline
DeckLink lets you edit in uncompressed online quality or use compressed video formats for offline work, where you have a large amount of media. Using
uncompressed 10 bit capture eliminates the need to recapture media for a separate online process. This saves you time, lets you work right up to deadlines, and means you always work with highest
picture quality! Alternatively, you can work with the native camera codecs you shoot with, like DVCPRO HD and HDCAM SR, or edit with a codec like ProRes or DNxHD. DeckLink works with all popular
compressed video formats!
Customize your Systems
You can mix and match system components such as DeckLink models and software applications any
way you like to build a system that perfectly suits your needs! For example, if you need large screen monitoring for a graphics or compositing system, then simply connect the HDMI output of DeckLink
Studio or DeckLink HD Extreme 3D to an LCD or Plasma display. If you work in a facility with SDI cabling and routing, then DeckLink SDI can provide all the connectivity you need for your editing
workstation. Talk with your local Blackmagic Design reseller about your workflow needs and they'll customize a solution that's perfect for you. Or if you prefer you can build your own!
|SDI Video Input
||1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.
|SDI Video Output
||1 x 10-bit SD/HD switchable
|SDI Audio Input
||8 Channels embedded in SD and HD
|SDI Audio Output
||8 Channels embedded in SD and HD
|1 x sync input. Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format.
||Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.
||PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 4, 8 and 16 lane PCIe slots.
|SD Format Support
||625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 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.
||SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M
|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.
||Television rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
||REC 601, REC 709
|Multiple Rate support
||SDI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI and 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI.
||Hardware based real time.
|HD Down Conversion
||HD to SD on video capture or video playback.
|HD Up Conversion
||SD to 720HD or 1080HD on video capture
||720HD to 1080HD on video capture.
|Real Time Effects
||Apple Final Cut Pro™ internal effects. Adobe® Premiere Pro® Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer 6™ internal effects.
||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™. 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.
||PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1, 4, 8, 16 lane PCI Express slots. Please see the full system requirements for Mac OS X and Windows 7. Mac OS X systems require an Intel-based Mac Pro computer.
||3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
||Test card was taken from a typical production run. The HD/SD-SDI output from DeckLink SDI was
connected to a Tektronix WFM-700 HD-SDI waveform monitor and test signal video files were used. Test results can vary slightly from these results between different models tested due to component tolerances used in production.