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Blackmagic Decklink from $145




The world’s highest performance capture cards for Mac, Windows and Linux.

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!

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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 4K Extreme features 4:4:4 image quality, 3D stereoscopic and high resolution Ultra HD 4K for advanced feature film

visual effects, editing and color 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.

Select your Favorite Model!

There are multiple models of DeckLink to choose from. The high performance DeckLink 4K Extreme model features the latest advanced video technology including Ultra HD 4K, Dual Link 3G/6G-SDI, HDMI 4K, 4:4:4, 1080p60 and stereoscopic 3D. DeckLink Studio is great when you need lots of analog connections as well as SD/HD-SDI connections and DeckLink SDI is the perfect SDI only design for input or output of SD/HD-SDI video with support for embedded SDI audio.

Learn more about DeckLink models >

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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 4K Extreme includes Dual Link 3G/6G-SDI, HDMI, analog video, as well as 2 channels of AES/EBU audio and 2 channels of balanced analog audio in and out. DeckLink Studio includes HD-SDI, HDMI, analog component, S-Video, composite video,

channels of AES/EBU audio and 4 channels of balanced analog audio in and out. You also get a down converted SD output. Decklink SDI is perfect for high quality 10 bit SDI use only. All models include black burst/tri-sync reference and serial deck control. All models switch between SD and HD, while the DeckLink 4K Extreme pushes new technical standards with 6G-SDI and HDMI 4K connections for Ultra HD and 4K.


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Unrivaled 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

The DeckLink 4K Extreme model includes all the connections of other models plus the most advanced video technology available today! The built-in Dual Link 3G/6G-SDI operates at 4 times the speed of a regular HD-SDI connections. You can use this speed for stunning Ultra HD and 4K and full color resolution 4:4:4 video that’s great for cutting edge video effects. The built in Dual Link SDI connections allow dual stream 3D

capture and playback from individual left and right eye sources. You also get the latest HDMI support that allows Ultra HD 4K and 3D stereoscopic capture and playback all through a single HDMI cable. No other solution has such advanced technology for precise and efficient monitoring; making DeckLink 4K Extreme the perfect choice for DaVinci Resolve color correction for any format or resolution.

Use your favorite software

DeckLink cards work with the software you love to use!

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Mac OS X Support

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 X, Apple Final Cut Pro 7, 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.

Linux Support

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.

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Windows Support

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.

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Capture and Playback

Install DeckLink cards into workstations and media servers for the highest quality video editing, color correction, streaming and more!

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Use Popular Software

DeckLink cards work with all popular video software on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux so you can use the software you love!

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Connect to Anything

Capture from cameras, decks and live feeds and monitor with professional SDI and low cost HDMI televisions and projectors.

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Advanced Video Technology

DeckLink 4K Extreme includes 3G/6G-SDI and HDMI 4K for stunning Ultra HD 4K that’s 4 times bigger than 1080HD

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