Blackmagic Design (BMD-BDLKSDI4K) DeckLink SDI 4K with 1080p 4:4:4 by Single-Link 3G-SDI

PCIe interface, SD/HD/3G/6G-SDI input/output, 10-bit processing

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  • Blackmagic Design Smart Videohub 40 x 40 6G-SDI
  • SD Card with Software
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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The Blackmagic Design DeckLink SDI 4K is perfect when you need an SDI-only solution but demand the highest quality SDI capture and playback. You get incredible quality 6G-SDI on any PCI Express Mac, Windows, or Linux computer. DeckLink SDI 4K is the world's smallest and most affordable multi rate SD/HD and Ultra HD SDI video card that lets you connect to any SD, HD, 2K, and Ultra HD equipment. You also get RS422 deck control, internal keying, and reference input - a complete solution for editing, paint, and design.


  • PCIe capture / playback card compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux based workstations and servers
  • 10-bit, 4:2:2 UHD 4K or DCI 4K by single-link 6G-SDI
  • 10-bit, 4:4:4 1080p by single-link 6G-SDI
  • HD to SD down-conversion and SD to HD up-conversion
  • Hardware cross conversion between 720p and 1080p on playback
  • Internal keying
  • RS-422 deck control
  • Blackburst and tri-sync
  • Reference input
  • Supports 16 channels of embedded SDI audio in HD, 2K, and 4K resolutions; 8 channels in SD

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Specifications for the Blackmagic Design (BMD-BDLKSDI4K) DeckLink SDI 4K

{ "SDI Video Input" : [ "1 x 10-bit 6G-SDI", "Supports 6 Gb/s 4:2:2 and 3 Gb/s 4:4:4" ], "SDI Video Output" : [ "1 x 10-bit 6G-SDI", "Supports 6 Gb/s 4:2:2 and 3 Gb/s 4:4:4" ], "SDI Audio Input" : "16 Channels embedded in HD, 2K, and 4K; 8 Channels embedded in SD", "SDI Audio Output" : "16 Channels embedded in HD, 2K, and 4K; 8 Channels embedded in SD", "Sync Input" : "Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD, 2K, or UHD format", "Device Control" : [ "RS-422 deck control port (Sony-compatible)", "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" : "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", "Format Support" : { "SD" : [ "625/25 PAL", "525/29.97 NTSC" ], "HD" : [ "720p 50/59.94/60", "1080i 50/59.94/60", "1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30", "1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60" ], "2K" : [ "2048x1080p 23.98/24/25" ], "4K" : [ "3840x2160p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30", "4096x2160p 23.98/24/25" ] }, "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" : "24-bit, 48 kHz", "Video Sampling" : "4:2:2 and 4:4:4 (4K is 4:2:2)", "Color Precision" : "10-bit", "Color Space" : "REC 601, REC 709", "Multiple Rate Support" : "SDI video connections are switchable between SD, HD, 3G, and 6G formats", "Colorspace Conversion" : "Hardware based, real-time", "HD Down Conversion" : [ "Built in, hardware down converter outputs HD or SD on SDI output", "Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9, and center cut 4:3 styles" ], "HD Up Conversion" : [ "Built in, 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." ], "Cross Conversion" : "Built-in, high-quality hardware cross conversion from 1280x720 to 1920x1080 and 1920x1080 to 1280x720 on playback", "Real-Time Effects" : [ "Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects", "Adobe Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects", "Avid Media Composer internal effects", "Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve" ], "Supported Operating Systems" : [ "Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Max OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later", "Windows 7 or Windows 8", "Linux" ], "Supported Applications" : "Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, Nuke - The Foundry, DaVinci Resolve, Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Autodesk Smoke, Adobe Photoshop, 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, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster", "Software Included" : [ "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", "EMC certifications" : "FCC, CE and C-Tick", "Operating Temperature" : "32 to 104° F (5 to 40°C)", "Storage Temperature" : "-4 to 113°F (-20 to 45°C)", "Relative Humidity" : "0 to 90%, non-condensing", "Length" : "3.75" (9.525 cm)", "Weight" : "4.5 oz (127.6 g)" }

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