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Overview
Capture and playback with 6G-SDI for SD, HD, 2K and Ultra HD.
With Blackmagic's roll out of Ultra HD products and the new DaVinci Resolve 11 their DeckLink family of capture cards have also been upgraded. These are perfect for older MacPro systems as well as Windows and Linux machines.
These new models add 6G-SDI connections for SD, HD and Ultra HD work. These new models are also based on the new Desktop Video 10 design so they include RGB frame buffers, low latency and of course can capture and playback at the same time with software that supports this feature. They are fantastic OEM cards as they include a full SDK as well but developers can even write pixels directly into the frame buffers.
DeckLink capture and playback cards are used every day in the production of television commercials, music videos, episodic television programs and Hollywood feature films....
Included in box
  • DeckLink Studio 4K
  • SD Card
  • Breakout cable for analog and RS-422 control.
  • HDMI bracket

About the DeckLink Studio 4K Card

Capture and playback with 6G-SDI for SD, HD, 2K and Ultra HD.

With Blackmagic's roll out of Ultra HD products and the new DaVinci Resolve 11 their DeckLink family of capture cards have also been upgraded. These are perfect for older MacPro systems as well as Windows and Linux machines.

These new models add 6G-SDI connections for SD, HD and Ultra HD work. These new models are also based on the new Desktop Video 10 design so they include RGB frame buffers, low latency and of course can capture and playback at the same time with software that supports this feature. They are fantastic OEM cards as they include a full SDK as well but developers can even write pixels directly into the frame buffers.

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.

 

Decklink Studio 4K

If you work with a wide range of analogue video and audio gear, and need to move seamlessly between SD, HD, 2K and Ultra HD, then DeckLink Studio 4K is perfect! DeckLink Studio 4K includes a massive number of analogue and digital video connections including SD/HD/Ultra HD 6G-SDI, HDMI 1.4b, SD/HD component, composite, S-video, 4 ch balanced analogue audio, 2 ch AES/EBU switchable to 6 ch out, black burst and tri-sync reference input, RS-422 deck control connections, keying in SD and a hardware down converter. Perform editing, paint and broadcast design with the ultimate future-proof design.

CONNECTIONS
SDI Video Input 1 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports 6 Gb/s 4:2:2 and 3 Gb/s 4:4:4
SDI Video Output 1 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports 6 Gb/s 4:2:2 and 3 Gb/s 4:4:4
Analogue Video Input 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs, 1 x Composite, 1 x S-Video. Component supports HD and SD.
Analogue Video Output 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs, 1 x Composite, 1 x S-Video, 1 x SD-SDI. Component supports HD and SD.
HDMI Video Input 1 x HDMI type A connector
HDMI Video Output 1 x HDMI type A connector
Analogue Audio Input 4 Channels of professional balanced analogue audio via 1/4" jack connectors.
Analogue Audio Output 4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via 1/4" jack connectors. Channels 3 & 4 can switch
to AES/EBU outputs.
AES/EBU Audio Input 2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter.
AES/EBU Audio Output 2 Channels unbalanced. Analog outputs 3 and 4 can switch to AES/EBU outputs for audio 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 output. This provides a total of 6 AES/EBU output audio channels when using this feature.
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, HD, 4K.
HDMI Audio Output 8 Channels embedded in SD, HD, 4K
Sync Input Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD, 2K or 4K 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 Slots.
CODECS
Supported 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
Included Software 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. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.
SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS
Main Supported Applications Apple Final Cut Pro X
Adobe Premiere Pro
Avid Media Composer
Adobe After Effects
Nuke - The Foundry
DaVinci Resolve
Avid Pro Tools
Steinberg Cubase
Autodesk Smoke
Adobe Photoshop
Other Supported Applications include 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, Vidcaster Pro & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Harris 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, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94, 1080i60, and 1080p60.
2K Format Support 2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 x 1080p24, 2048 x 1080p25.
4K Format Support 3840x2160p23.98, 3840x2160p24, 3840x2160p25, 3840x2160p29.97, 3840x2160p30, 4096x2160p23.98, 4096x2160p24,
4096x2160p25.
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M 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)
Colour Precision 10-bit
Colour Space REC 601, REC 709
HDMI Configuration HDMI automatically configures to connected display.
HDMI Resolution Pixel for pixel up to 4K resolutions.
HDMI Colour Precision 8-bit RGB, 10-bit YUV
Multiple Rate Support HDMI and SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K and UHD. 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
Colourspace Conversion Hardware-based real time
HD Down Conversion Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs HD-SDI on SDI output, SD on SD-SDI, Composite and S-Video outputs 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 centre 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 analogue.
Cross Conversion Built-in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD on playback.
Real Time Effects Apple Final Cut Pro™ internal effects. Adobe® Premiere Pro® Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer™ internal effects. DaVinci Resolve.
GENERAL
Operating Systema Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later.
Windows 7 or Windows 8.
Linux
EMC Certifications FCC, CE and C-Tick
Unit Depth 140.9mm
Weight 166g
Operating Temperature 5 to 40C (32 to 104F)
Storage Temperature -20 to +45C (-4 to +113F)
Relative Humidity up to 90%, non-condensing

Perfect for Post Production - SD, HD, 3D and Ultra HD 4K

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 4K Extreme also includes 4:4:4 image quality, 3D stereoscopic for advanced feature film visual effects, editing and colour 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.

 

Decklink Studio

DeckLink Studio is great when you need lots of analogue connections as well as SD/HD/6G-SDI connections.

 

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 Studio 4K includes 6G-SDI, HDMI 1.4b, analogue component, S-Video, composite video, 2 channels of AES/EBU audio and 4 channels of balanced analogue audio in and out. You also get a down converted SD output All models include black burst/tri-sync reference and serial deck control. All models switch between SD and HD.

 

Unrivalled 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 video, 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! Support for industry leading file formats ensures that you can maintain high quality throughout post production should you need to use video compression.

 

Advanced Technology

Get the latest 6G-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, DeckLink Studio 4K and DeckLink 4K Extreme include 6G-SDI as standard while the advanced DeckLink 4K Extreme model includes dual 6G-SDI inputs and outputs for higher color resolution, dual stream 3D stereoscopic support and even higher frame rates! DeckLink 4K Extreme is the perfect choice for DaVinci Resolve color correction.

 

Use with your Favourite Software

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, Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Symphony and Avid News Cutter. For visual effects get full compatibility with Adobe After Effects, The Foundry Nuke and Adobe Photoshop. For audio get compatibility with ProTools, Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase. For streaming use Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster.

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, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio, CyberLink Power Director and MAGIX Video Pro. For visual effects use After Effects, The Foundry Nuke, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop. Audio software supported includes Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase. When streaming you get compatibility with Flash Media Encoder, Xsplit Broadcaster, Wirecast and Livestream Procaster.

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 Design Media Express is also available for capture and playback when using DeckLink with Linux operating systems.

 

Turbocharge your creativity

DeckLink cards support a massive range of video formats and resolutions combined with all types of video and audio connections so you get the ultimate flexibility and quality. Work with the world's most popular audio and video editing software with ease. DeckLink cards capture from cameras, decks and live feeds directly into editing, effects and broadcast design systems. Now with the DeckLink SDI 4K, DeckLink Studio 4K and DeckLink 4K Extreme you can handle any job your client presents to you from regular SD and HD work all the to Ultra HD and 4K feature films.

 

NLE Editing and Acquisition

DeckLink works with the world's most popular editing software and provides the highest quality connections to handle virtually any video format. Connect dual link 6G-SDI to DeckLink 4K Extreme for Ultra HD 4K, 4:4:4, 1080p60 HD or stereoscopic 3D capture and playback within the editing software. If your software does not support direct capture from DeckLink cards then simply use the included Media Express software to capture to a wide range of compressed and uncompressed video formats. DeckLink is also perfect for monitoring, allowing you to connect client monitors to the DeckLink video output to preview work on big screen televisions! DeckLink supports Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve and Premiere Pro, plus with its WDM driver, a massive range of Windows editing software as well.

 

On Set Acquisition

When working on set with DaVinci Resolve, you can now use the new Resolve Live feature to grade live from your camera. Resolve Live allows you to add nodes and correctors live, then store grades to link up with the camera media later. No matter what quality camera you use, there is a DeckLink card with the connections to plug in direct and then grade live. Use DeckLink cards to capture from cameras into specific, rare or custom file formats, so you can use live capture to prepare media in real time for your post production workflow. DeckLink works with any format and new file formats and codecs can be added as third party plug ins.

 

Visual Effects and Graphics

DeckLink 4K Extreme is perfect for VFX work to capture in full color resolution RGB 4:4:4 at full color bandwidth without any sub sampling, giving the sharpest keys possible. Because DeckLink captures and plays back DPX, DVI and QuickTime files you can use your favorite VFX software such as After Effects, Nuke, Photoshop and more. DeckLink also includes a custom Photoshop plug-in allowing you to grab frames off the video input for image editing directly in Photoshop, even in Ultra HD! When working with Photoshop and After Effects, DeckLink uses RGB colorspace eliminating illegal 100% RGB video levels and allowing accurate fill and key output for external keying of graphics and animation.

 

Audio Post

DeckLink is perfect for audio post production when working on sound tracks of television commercials, episodic television production and feature films. DeckLink cards include multiple channels of analog audio, AES/EBU digital audio and 8 or 16 channels of embedded SDI audio depending on the model. All DeckLink drivers work with the world's best Audio Post Production solutions such as ProTools, Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase.

 

Perfect Presentations and Media Play Out
Presentation:

DeckLink can playback and connect to projectors for big screen presentations at incredible resolution and detail. This means your images stay sharp on the largest cinema screens, which makes DeckLink the ideal choice for presentations where the audience needs to see every detail even from the back of the venue. DeckLink is perfect for concerts, worship broadcasts, large scale video art installations, keynote conferences, marketing events or any other large video presentations.

Media Play Out Servers:

Thousands of DeckLink cards are installed in broadcast servers and playing back to air exciting content every day, 24/7. DeckLink cards are compatible with a wide range of server software such as Tools On Air just:in, live:cut, just:play & just:live; Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder, OnTheAir CG and more! Use the built in keyer found in most DeckLink models as a part of the playout workflow when layering graphics over live input. There is a DeckLink card for all types of playout servers and for single channel playout, DeckLink SDI 4K includes SDI in and out plus reference input. For maximum video channels per server, DeckLink Duo and DeckLink Quad gives you dual channel and four channel SDI capture and playback. For rack mount servers that need low profile cards, the DeckLink Mini models feature both full height and low profile shields for mounting in any PCIe slot.

 

Video Encoding

DeckLink cards are fully compatible with popular video streaming software so you can broadcast live to online viewers! Also use DeckLink cards to capture direct from cameras or live production switchers and then integrate the high quality video into your live streaming workflow. DeckLink cards support common streaming software such as Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster and Resolume Avenue 4. With DeckLink it's easy to create high quality live, or on-demand broadcasts for the web of sporting events, webcasts, podcasts or concerts.

 

Connect to virtually any video device

Connect DeckLink to professional equipment with virtually any type of video and audio connection available, as well as professional RS-422 deck control, external reference inputs and more! All DeckLink cards feature advanced SDI video connections, the standard for today's post production and broadcast equipment. Some DeckLink models also include HDMI, analog component, S-video and composite connections, which means that you can connect to a range of older professional and consumer equipment. Work with the widest range of monitors, switchers, routers, broadcast decks and more.

 

Connecting to Decks and Monitors

With DeckLink models you can be assured you have every kind of connection, quality, file format and software compatibility you need for any task! Connect virtually any professional or consumer analog video device or deck. You can connect to digital decks, simply by plugging into the SDI connections for decks such as HDCAM, HD-D5, HDCAM SR and even standard definition Digital Betacam! If you're connecting to older decks such as Betacam SP, then you can use the component analog connections on the DeckLink Studio and DeckLink 4K Extreme to plug in direct using the component analog video connections and balanced analog audio. You even get S-video and composite for connecting to old VHS decks! DeckLink has models with both SDI and HDMI connections, so is perfect for connecting to broadcast monitors and video projectors for massive cinema style monitoring.

 

Connecting to Routers

DeckLink cards are perfect for use with routers because they include support for video, multi channel audio, timecode and close caption data, all down the single SDI cable. This saves costs on installing routers because the single SDI router can handle all the signal types without resorting to expensive multi level routers that cost millions! Different models of DeckLink cards support built in down conversion, so you can send feeds to systems that run separate SD and HD routers. Multi rate SDI connections also support newer router designs such as Blackmagic Design's Videohub range that allow multiple video formats on the same router at the same time.

 

Connecting to Live Production Switchers

Connecting to live production switchers is easy. If you're using DeckLink as a media player then you can run title software or animations in RGB using the DeckLink 4K Extreme model and output fill and key on the dual link SDI outputs. Each link can be connected to two switcher inputs, and the server can use the fill and key internally, to key these graphics live. The included Photoshop plug in also supports RGB graphics and alpha channels in your Photoshop graphics so you can update titles instantly for urgent on air graphics. DeckLink is also perfect for live streaming production switcher program outputs. Simply connect the switcher program or aux output to the DeckLink input and run your favorite streaming software.

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Too many bugs to be of any practical use. I can only comment on it from a Media Composer/Windows perspective. Can't perform an analogue audio only capture unless there is SDI video going to the card input. Audio punch-in on Media Compser doesn't work either - the Blackmagic hardware option is greyed out. And why call this card a Studio device? It can't capture LTC so no use in a studio environment. Stability of card/software also questionable. If there was a no star option that's what this would get.
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Mike Jones on 2017-03-14


Good Product Great price :-)
5 stars

Feefo on 2015-09-07


Does what it says on the tin, but I have spent so many hours trying to tease the bugs out of it. Not completely happy yet. Only time will tell how helpful this really is.
4 stars

Feefo on 2015-01-28


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