Blackmagic DeckLink 4K Pro




Blackmagic DeckLink 4K Pro

Manufacturer Blackmagic Design
Part Number BMD-BDLKHCPRO4K12G
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DeckLink- The world's highest performance capture cardsfor 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!

Perfect for Post Production

SD, HD, 3D and Ultra HD!

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 DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G and DeckLink 4K Pro also includes dual link 12G-SDI, 2160p60 support, 4:4:4 image quality, 3D stereoscopic 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.

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. All models include black burst/tri-sync reference and serial deck control. All DeckLink 4K models switch between SD and HD and Ultra HD, while the advanced DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G and DeckLink 4K Pro support DCI 4K and other high frame rate feature film formats!

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, 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! Should you need to use compression, support for industry leading file formats ensures that you can maintain the highest quality throughout post production.

Advanced Technology

Get the latest 6G-SDI and 12G-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! The advanced DeckLink 4K Pro includes Dual Link 12G-SDI connections for higher color resolution, dual stream 3D stereoscopic support and frame rates up to Ultra HD 60p! The DeckLink 4K Pro is the perfect choice for DaVinci Resolve editing and color correction!

Use Your Favorite Software

DeckLink cards work with the software you love to use!

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, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, Symphony and News Cutter. For visual effects get full compatibility with Fusion, After Effects CC and Photoshop CC. For audio get compatibility with ProTools, 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, Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio, CyberLink Power Director and MAGIX Video Pro. For visual effects use Fusion, After Effects CC and Photoshop CC. 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’s 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, DeckLink 4K Extreme and DeckLink 4K Pro you can handle any job your client presents to you from regular SD and HD work all the way up to Ultra HD and 4K feature films!

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 12G-SDI to DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G or the DeckLink 4K Pro for Ultra HD 4K, 4:4:4, 2160p60 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 CC, 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 use Resolve Live 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.

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.

Media Play Out Servers

Thousands of DeckLink cards are installed in broadcast servers and are playing back exciting content to air 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!  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 4K Pro includes SDI in and out plus reference input. 

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!

Live Streaming Made Easy

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!

Color Grading

With DeckLink 4K models you can even output live uncompressed Ultra HD 4K resolution, giving you the ultimate feature film workflow for advanced Hollywood projects. DeckLink 4K models have been developed to be the preferred solution for DaVinci color grading and is the perfect match for the powerful features of DaVinci Resolve. DeckLink lets you live grade to precision broadcast monitors or video projectors for an amazing client friendly color grading experience.

Supports your favorite software!

DeckLink supports more editing, design and video software than any other capture card, freeing you to work with your favorite creative software. DeckLink cards also support any Mac OS X, Windows and Linux video software and you can move your DeckLink card between operating systems as you need! Get full editing compatibility with Final Cut Pro, Media Composer, Premiere Pro CC and more! Create stunning visual effects with After Effects CC and Photoshop CC. Perform unparalleled color correction using DaVinci Resolve. Work seamlessly with ProTools for audio production. With such a wide range of software support, DeckLink is perfect for every part of your workflow!

DaVinci Resolve 12

DaVinci Resolve for Mac and Windows is the world’s most popular color correction and online editing software solution compatible with high performance GPU cards and off the shelf control panels including Tangent Devices Element, JL Cooper Eclipse CX and the Avid Artist Color control panels. It includes 64-bit float YRGB processing for all effects, power windows, tracking, primaries and secondaries, and 3D object tracking. It's a great first color correction solution when you are working heavily in SD, HD and Ultra HD 4K! DeckLink cards were developed to be the perfect solution for DaVinci color grading and have been designed to perfectly match the powerful features in the latest DaVinci Resolve 12!

Final Cut Pro X

DeckLink cards are qualified by Apple for Final Cut Pro compatibility so you can edit in Final Cut Pro while using the highest quality video connections to any SD, HD or Ultra HD devices including HDCAM SR, HDCAM, HD-D5 and DVCPRO HD, as well as SD decks such as Digital Betacam. DeckLink supports playback of the timeline with absolute sample accurate AV sync. The included Media Express software lets you manage capture from external devices such as decks with wide metadata support. DeckLink supports advanced Final Cut Pro features such as 10 bit rendering, RT Extreme, 16 channel audio, deck control, support for ProRes, JPEG, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO HD, 8 & 10 bit uncompressed video!

Adobe Premiere Pro CC

DeckLink is the highest quality editing solution for Premiere Pro CC with full support for the Mercury Playback engine for massive range of RT effects. Included are a full suite of Premiere plug-ins with deck control and full support for 8 and 10 bit uncompressed AVI and QuickTime files, as well as Motion JPEG and DVCPRO HD which can all be played back on the same Premiere Pro CC timeline without rendering. QuickTime uncompressed files from Mac OS X systems can also be played back for cross-platform media sharing! You can even playback AVCHD, DSLR and XDCAM HD formats. DeckLink has full support for Premiere Pro CC's 8 channels of audio capture and playback via SD/HD-SDI, which is great for 5.1 surround sound editing.

Avid Media Composer

The Avid Media Composer 7 family of software, including Avid Symphony and Avid NewsCutter, provides fully integrated support for DeckLink. Capture and play back in full 10 bit uncompressed 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 quality, or directly in Avid DNxHD or other popular compressed video formats. Media Composer 7 has fast and familiar operation and its new 64-bit architecture plays back complex layered effects in real time. DeckLink is the perfect choice for professionals looking for the best possible Avid workflow on Mac OS X and Windows 8.

WDM Driver for Windows

DeckLink supports WDM and DirectShow so you can capture high quality video straight into your Windows NLE workflow! With WDM and DirectShow compatibility, DeckLink allows your acquisition, editing and post workflow to be entirely configured on the Windows platform and works with hundreds of post production and broadcast software utilities like Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Photoshop CC, Avid Media Composer, Avid NewsCutter, Steinberg Cubase and more! With WDM and DirectShow support, DeckLink gives you the freedom to configure your Windows system the way you want!

Blackmagic Utilities Included!

Blackmagic Media Express software comes free with every DeckLink card. Media Express lets you batch capture and playback 2D or even dual stream stereoscopic 3D in uncompressed YUV 4:2:2 and RGB 4:4:4 QuickTime, AVI and DPX, or compressed ProRes, DVCPRO and MJPEG files. DeckLink cards also include Blackmagic LiveKey and Blackmagic Disk Speed Test. LiveKey lets you insert logos and other graphics in real time using SDI outputs. Disk Speed Test checks your disk array and gives you an easy to understand speed test with the results in video frames per second!

Broadcasting Design

Feature film and TVC post production of today demands the highest quality compositing technology, so DeckLink works with Fusion, After Effects CC, Photoshop CC and Smoke. For powerful digital compositing use Fusion and Hiero which allow you to mix dozens of live action, matte paintings, 2D and 3D CGI layers!  Because After Effects CC is QuickTime based, it works with all Blackmagic Design media, so you can integrate DeckLink effortlessly into your After Effects CC and Photoshop CC post production workflow!

Support for your favorite professional audio software

DeckLink is fully compatible with the world’s best NLE software systems so you can take your edit from any system and do your audio mastering in ProTools! By adding a DeckLink card to your ProTools system, you can confidently play video and audio together while mixing to avoid dropped audio and lip sync misalignments. Windows audio software support allows you to use Steinberg Nuendo for audio re-recording and multitrack mastering and in Cubase you can score music to a separate video track!

Live VJ

Resolume software supports all DeckLink capture and playback products straight out of the box! With DeckLink and Resolume you can capture and play back any QuickTime and AVI video files, as well as Flash animations and text overlays with your WAV and AIFF audio files. With Resolume Arena you can even use SMPTE timecode captured by DeckLink to synchronize clips with lasers, lights, fireworks displays or anything you can imagine for the most mind blowing VJ performances!

Streaming

DeckLink is fully compatible with popular video and audio streaming software so you can get your live stream to millions of online viewers! On Mac, stream live video with Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast and Livestream Procaster. When streaming on Windows, you get compatibility with Flash Media Encoder, Xsplit Broadcaster, Wirecast and Livestream Procaster. Stream high quality video of live events, webcasts, educational seminars, sales presentations, concerts or even video gameplay with DeckLink!

Developer SDK

Available free with all DeckLink cards is an advanced developer SDK free of charge for Mac, Windows and Linux. Develop your own custom solutions to use in house or even for sale! DeckLink also includes DirectShow filters, a WDM Windows Driver and QuickTime API that lets DeckLink cards integrate seamlessly with an unbelievably wide range of applications and codecs. Develop your solutions with confidence because DeckLink cards are a flexible, proven foundation which free you to work without limitations. The DeckLink SDK provides both low level control of hardware and high level interfaces which allow you to easily perform common tasks. It even lets you develop once and then easily deploy your solution across the entire range of DeckLink capture cards.

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!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.

Media Express

Capture, organize and manage all your media!

Media Express is included with all DeckLink models and is packed with features that help you capture, playback, manage and organize your video. You can create bins, add metadata, manage your entire library and more! Media Express is perfect for working with applications like Final Cut Pro X and After Effects CC software that don’t capture video on their own. You can install Media Express software on Macs, Windows PCs, or Linux computers. Media Express includes loads of smart features and supports standard file formats, making it easy to work with compressed and uncompressed video in virtually any application!

Uncompressed Formats

True broadcast qualityvideo capture

Whether you’re a professional video editor or a consumer working on your own projects, Media Express supports the highest quality, professional video formats. This is especially important if you’re going to do any effects, like compositing or green screen work or if you’re going to be encoding video for the web, DVD or Blu-Ray authoring. Media Express lets you capture fully uncompressed 8 or 10-bit video in every format from SD NTSC/PAL, to 720HD and 1080HD, all the way up to Ultra HD 4K!

Compressed Formats

High performance, high quality video options

Uncompressed video is the professional standard, but it requires lots of super fast storage. Media Express can also capture video using the latest compressed formats so you get great looking video in smaller files that the computer can process faster. If you’re working on a Mac, Media Express supports ProRes which is compatible with software like Final Cut Pro X, Motion, and more. You can also use DVCPRO, MJPEG, DNxHD and more on both the Mac and Windows.

Log and Capture

Frame accurate capture from tapeYou get professional deck remote control from your desktop! That means you can Log clips with timecode in and out points, or automatically batch capture entire sequences from an EDL or import sequences from XML files. Plus you can add searchable metadata including Name, Description, Reel, Scene, Take and Angle.

Manage Media

Managing video hasnever been so easy!

Media Express lets you create as many bins as you need for organizing and managing your media. Separate clips by day, location, take, age and more. Once your clips are organized you can choose the best clips and mark them as favorites, then apply a filter to view only those clips. Media Express can display clips as icons or in a list view. The list view includes columns for metadata like video format, audio channels, duration, logging information and more! Media Express gives you complete control of every video clip in every project across your entire system!

Edit to Tape

Professional Mastering to decks

Media Express is perfect for mastering projects to decks that use tapes or disks! Use Assemble or Insert edit modes and set VTR pre-roll offsets all from within the application! You get full RS422 VTR control as well as up to 16 channels of professional audio meters so you can master projects to tape with confidence.

Mac, Windows and Linux

Media Express works on allof your computers!

Now you can use the highest quality video capture and playback software on every computer you work with! Install Media Express for free on all of your Mac, Windows, and Linux machines!

Connections

SDI Video Input

2 x 12Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single link and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4.

SDI Video Output

2 x 12Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single link and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4.

SDI Audio Input

16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/4K.

SDI Audio Output

16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/4K.

Sync Input

Black burst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format.

Computer Interface

PCI Express 8 lane generation 2, compatible with 8 and 16 lane PCIe Slots.

 

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

Software Included

Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X. Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video and Blackmagic driver on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Media Express, Blackmagic Desktop Video 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 8 lane generation 2, compatible with 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

 

Video Standards

SD Format Support

525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL.

HD Format Support

1280 x 720p50, 1280 x 720p59.94, 1280 x 720p60, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080i59.94, 1920 x 1080i60, 1920 x 1080PsF23.98, 1920 x 1080PsF24, 1920 x 1080PsF25, 1920 x 1080PsF29.97, 1920 x 1080PsF30, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080p30, 1920 x 1080p50, 1920 x 1080p59.94, 1920 x 1080p60.

2K Format Support

2048 x 1080PsF23.98, 2048 x 1080PsF24, 2048 x 1080PsF25, 2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 x 1080p24, 2048 x 1080p25.

4K Format Support

3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97, 3840 x 2160p30, 3840 x 2160p50, 3840 x 2160p59.94, 3840 x 2160p60, 4096 x 2160p23.98, 4096 x 2160p24, 4096 x 2160p25.

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M Level A and Level B, 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.

SDI Video Sampling

4:2:2, 4:4:4 and 4:4:4:4

SDI Color Precision

8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 and 8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 in HD, 2K and 4K

Color Space

REC 601, REC 709

Multiple Rate Support

SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K and 4K.

Processing

Colorspace Conversion

Hardware based real time on output.

3D Processing

Left eye/right eye dual stream capture & playback.

Ultra HD to HD Down Conversion

Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs Ultra HD to HD or HD to SD down converted signal on SDI B. Down converted SD selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center 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 zoom and 16:9 zoom.

HD Cross Conversion

Built-in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD, 1080HD to 720HD on playback.

Real Time Effects

Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects. DaVinci Resolve.

Physical specifications

 

Operating Systems

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later. Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 64-bit. Linux

EMC Certifications

EMC, UL, FCC, CE, C-Tick and KCC.

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

5° to 40° C (41° to 104° F)

Storage Temperature

-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing

Manufacturer # BMD-BDLKHCPRO4K12G
Manufacturer Blackmagic Design



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