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 CC plug in also supports RGB graphics and alpha channels in your Photoshop CC 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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12G-SDI DeckLink Models
DeckLink 4K Pro
PCIe capture and playback card with advanced 12G-SDI for working in SD, HD, Ultra HD and 4K DCI at up to 60 frames per second.
DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G
Capture and playback 12G-SDI in SD, HD, Ultra HD and 4K DCI up to 4096 x 2160 60p in 10-bit YUV or 12-bit RGB!
DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDI
Add Quad Link SDI input and output to DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G capture cards.
6G-SDI DeckLink Models
DeckLink SDI 4K
Capture and playback with 6G-SDI for SD, HD, 2K and Ultra HD.
DeckLink Studio 4K
Capture and playback 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K and analog in SD, HD and Ultra HD.
DeckLink 4K Extreme
PCIe capture and playback Dual Link SDI, HDMI, Analog, 4:4:4, 3D and 4K.
DeckLink Specialist Models
DeckLink Mini Monitor
Broadcast quality 10-bit SDI and HDMI PCIe playback card for SD and HD formats up to 1080p30.
DeckLink Mini Recorder
Broadcast quality 10-bit SDI and HDMI PCIe capture card for SD and HD formats up to 1080p30.
DeckLink Duo 2
PCIe capture and playback card with 4 independent channels for SD and HD up to 1080p60.
DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K
Low profile PCIe playback card featuring 6G-SDI and HDMI 2.0a for all formats up to 2160p30, including HDR!
DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K
Low profile PCIe capture card featuring 6G-SDI and HDMI 2.0a for all formats up to 2160p30, including HDR!
DeckLink Quad 2
Eight channel configurable PCIe video capture and playback up to 1080p60.