Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G

  • Flexible Format Support
  • Optical Fiber Connections
  • Key Features
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SKU
BMD-BDLKHDEXTR4K12G

The Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G is an 8-lane PCIe Gen2 digital cinema capture and playback card with two multi-rate 12G-SDI inputs and outputs that accept resolutions from SD up to DCI 4K (4096x2160) at 60 fps.

The card supports 10-bit YUV and 8-, 10-, and 12-bit RGB color, as well as up/down/cross conversions and 3D stereoscopic output at full bandwidth 4:4:4:4 RGB.

The DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G features a mezzanine card design that has 4K HDMI input and output connectors on a second daughter card, along with connections for adding two optional optical fiber modules for Dual Link optical fiber SDI input and output.

The card also supports AES/EBU balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs/outputs, analog video I/O, reference input, and RS-422 control via an included breakout cable.

SDI Video Input2 x 12G-SDI Supports single link and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and is 2D/3D switchable
SDI Video Output2 x 12G-SDI Supports single link and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and is 2D/3D switchable
Analog Video Input1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video or Composite Component supports HD and SD
Analog Video Output1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video and Composite Component supports HD and SD
HDMI Video Input1 x HDMI type A connector (supports Ultra HD 4K 60p in 4:2:0)
HDMI Video Output1 x HDMI type A connector (supports Ultra HD 4K 60p in 4:2:0)
Analog Audio Input2 channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors
Analog Audio Output2 channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors
AES/EBU Audio Input2 channels unbalanced with sample rate converter
AES/EBU Audio Output2 channels unbalanced
SDI Audio Input16 channels embedded in HD/2K/4K 8 channels embedded in SD
SDI Audio Output16 channels embedded in HD/2K/4K 8 channels embedded in SD
HDMI Audio Input8 channels embedded in SD, HD, and Ultra HD
HDMI Audio Output8 channels embedded in SD, HD, Ultra HD
Sync InputBlackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format
Device ControlSony compatible RS-422 deck control ports Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control
Computer InterfacePCI Express 8-lane generation 2, compatible with 8- and 16-lane PCIe with HDMI mezzanine card
Supported CodecsAVC-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, 422, LT, & Proxy) Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2 Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2 Uncompressed 10 bit 4:4:4 Uncompressed 12-bit 4:4:4
Supported ApplicationsApple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, 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, Vidblaster Pro & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster
SD Format Support625/25i PAL, 525/59.94i NTSC
HD Format Support720p 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 Format Support2048 x 1080PsF 23.98/24/25 2048 x 1080p 23.98/24/25/47.95/48/50/59.94/60
4K Format Support3840 x 2160p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 4096 x 2160p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
SDI ComplianceSMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 435, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601
SDI Metadata SupportVANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file HD RP188 Closed captioning
SamplingVideo: 4:2:2, 4:4:4, and 4:4:4:4 Audio: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24 bit
Color Precision8/10-bit YUV 4:2:2 and 8/10/12-bit RGB 4:4:4 in HD, 2K, and 4K
Color SpaceREC 601, REC 709
HDMI ConfigurationHDMI automatically configures to connected display
Deep Color SupportYes
Multiple Rate SupportHDMI and SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K and 4K Component analog video connections are switchable between SD and HD
HDCP CompatibleNo
Colorspace ConversionHardware based real time on output
3D ProcessingDual stream and frame packed capture & playback
HD Down ConversionBuilt-in hardware down converter outputs Ultra HD to HD or HD to SD downconverted signal on SDI B and SD on Composite and S-Video. Switch analog video to Component and choose HD or SD output. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9, and center cut 4:3 styles.
HD Up ConversionBuilt in hardware up conversion from SD to 720p or 1080p on playback. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 zoom, and 16:9 zoom. HD outputs via HD-SDI, HDMI, and component analog.
Cross ConversionBuilt-in hardware cross conversion from 720p to 1080p, 1080p to 720p on playback.
Real Time EffectsApple Final Cut Pro internal effects Adobe Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects Avid Media Composer internal effects DaVinci Resolve
Operating Systems SupportedMac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 64-bit Linux
Software UpdateFirmware built into software driver; loaded at system start or via updater software
Physical InstallationPCI Express 8 lane generation 2, compatible with 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux Mac OS X systems require a Mac Pro computer with PCI Express slots
Operating Temperature32 to 104 degrees F (5 to 40 degrees C)
Storage Temperature-4 to 113 degrees F (-20 to 45 degrees C)
Relative Humidity0 to 90% non-condensing
DimensionsDepth: 6.69" (17 cm)
Weight10.56 oz (299.37 g)
Package Weight1.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.85 x 6.1 x 3.15"

  • Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G Capture & Playback Card
  • HDMI Mezzanine Card
  • Breakout Cable for Analog I/O and RS-422 Control
  • SD Card with Software
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty

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