Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme SD/HD/2K/4K with 4:4:4 and 3D

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    Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme SD/HD/2K/4K with 4:4:4 and 3D

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    Jigsaw Code: X310AAG
    Manufacturer Code: BMD-BDLKHDEXTR4K

    • Form Factor: Internal Card
    • Connection: PCIe

    Platform:  cross platform cross platform

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    £665.00£798.00 incVAT

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    The Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme with 4K monitoring extends the video quality of the DeckLink family, because the dual link 3 Gb/s SDI allows four times the resolution of regular HD video, using only two BNC SDI cables. The dual link 3 Gb/s SDI connection for 4K is a new video standard being pioneered by Blackmagic Design and takes the old quad link HD-SDI connections and multiplexes them to reduce cable count and router cross points required to route 4K signals.

    With 4K required for high end DaVinci Resolve feature film projects, DeckLink 4K Extreme combined with the new Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI connections will make this workflow simple, low cost and fully compatible with existing video infrastructure.

    For customers interfacing to 4K devices, Blackmagic Designs new Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 4K supports HDMI 4K devices such as new video projectors and televisions being introduced into the market. For customers who need to connect to older Quad Link HD-SDI devices that use four regular HD-SDI connections for 4K, Blackmagic Designs new Mini Converter SDI Multiplex is an ideal solution to converting the Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI to Quad Link HD-SDI 4K.

    DeckLink 4K Extreme also includes all the latest technologies and video connections, such as HDMI 1.4 frame packing 3D, which allows full resolution frames for the left and right eyes down the single HDMI connection so each eye gets a full resolution image. Previous generation HDMI 1.3 can be used for 3D video, however it's limited to side by side, line by line and top and bottom method for transferring 3D video which are half resolution 3D modes.

    DeckLink 4K Extreme also includes full SDI 3D capture and playback modes for the widest compatibility with all 3D workflows. Dual steam 3D allows customers to use the DeckLink 4K Extreme dual SDI connections to capture and playback two streams, one for the left eye, and one for the right eye. The two streams are recorded into two separate media files. Dual stream 3D is higher quality because each eye is full resolution video, but dual stream is less compatible with current editing software. To solve this problem, Blackmagic Design?s Media Express has been upgraded to handle both interleaved and dual stream 3D for capture and playback of 3D media for a complete 3D solution.

    The new DeckLink 4K Extreme also includes powerful features such as hardware up, down and cross conversion, 12 bit hardware architecture, 3 Gb/s SDI, support for up to 1080p60 in SDI, component analog and HDMI connections, as well as full SD, HD, 2K and 4K playback. Down conversion allows 4K playback to output as 1080 HD if required.

    With SDI, HDMI and analog video capture and playback, combined with balanced analog and AES/EBU digital audio, DeckLink 4K Extreme still lets customers connect to all decks, cameras and monitors! DeckLink 4K Extreme instantly switches between SD, HD, 2K and 4K, so it?s the ideal solution for all post production and broadcast users when working on design, editing, paint and effects tasks.

    DeckLink 4K Extreme also includes a fantastic new high quality up, down and cross converter so customers can edit in SD and play out HD, or edit in HD and play out SD. The cross converter lets customers edit in 720p and output in 1080i, or edit in 1080i and play back in 720p. Customers can also edit in 4K and output in 1080p. The new up, down and cross converter uses the highest quality 10 bit processing and filtering.

    DeckLink 4K Extreme is based on a new internal hardware design with new PCI Express Generation 2 computer connection, support for 12 bit SDI video and full support for video rates up to 1080p60 via SDI, HDMI and analog component. For developers, two DeckLink 4K Extreme cards can be sync'ed together with a cable for dual card operation.

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    General Specifications

    Form Factor
    Internal Card
    Connection
    PCIe

    Video Inputs

    SDI Inputs
    2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3 Gb/s single link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4.
    HDMI Input
    1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing support.
    Analogue Inputs
    1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video or Composite. Component supports HD and SD.

    Video Outputs

    SDI Outputs
    2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3 Gb/s single link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4.
    HDMI Output
    1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing and 4K monitoring support.
    Analogue Outputs
    2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors.

    Audio Inputs

    Digital Audio
    2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter.
    SDI Inputs
    8 Channels embedded in SD, HD and 2K.
    HDMI Inputs
    8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
    Analogue Inputs
    2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors.

    Audio Outputs

    Digital Audio
    2 Channels unbalanced.
    SDI Outputs
    16 Channels embedded in SD, HD and 2K.
    HDMI Outputs
    8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
    Analogue Outputs
    2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors.

    General Connections

    Device Control
    Sony compatible RS422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.
    Sync/Reference
    Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD or 2K format.

    Formats and Standards Supported

    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, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94, 1080i60, and 1080p60.
    2K Format Support
    2048 x 1556PsF23.98, 2048 x 1556PsF24, 2048 x 1556PsF25, 2048 x 1556p23.98, 2048 x 1556p24 and 2048 x 1556p25.
    4K Format Support
    3840x2160p/23.98, 3840x2160p/24, 3840x2160p/25, 3840x2160p/29.97, 3840x2160p/30.
    Video Sampling
    4:2:2 and 4:4:4 (4K is 4:2:2)

    Processing

    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.
    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.
    Cross Conversion
    Built-in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD on playback.
    3D Processing
    Dual stream and frame packed capture & playback.

    Support

    Warranty
    3 Year limited manafacturing warranty
    System Requirements
    PCI Express 4 lane generatoion 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
    Included Software
    Media Express Disk Speed Test LiveKey Blackmagic System Preferences Blackmagic Drier
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