Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme

Dual Stream 3D Capture and 4K Playback

Suggested List Price: £755+VAT

Product Code: BMD-BDLKHDEXTR4K

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It's the first SD, HD, 2K and 3D capture card with up-to 4K playback. It's a true high resolution companion to Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro but it may be just as useful for playing out 4K graphics onto the big screen.

  • Support for 4K and UltraHD resolution via single HDMI connection in and out
  • Dual Stream 3D Capture and 4K Playback via SDI
  • Built in Up, Down and Cross Converter
  • HD Extreme operates up to HD-SDI 4:4:4 quality
  • Built in Hardware Down-Converter
  • Real time effects supported in Apple Final Cut Pro™ and Adobe Premiere Pro™
  • True 10 bit and 8 bit

Technology Guides

The world's highest performance capture cards for Mac, Windows and Linux
 
High performance DeckLink cards are the solution you need when you’re looking to go well beyond regular HD workflows. With cutting edge video and feature film technologies built in, you get the best quality and technology available. DeckLink HD Extreme 3D includes the highest 4:4:4 quality and advanced 3D technology for both single stream and dual stream stereoscopic work. DeckLink 4K Extreme adds high resolution 4K playback that’s 4 times the resolution of regular 1080 HD for amazing quality you need to see to believe!
 
Advanced Workflow
 
High performance DeckLink cards are the solution you need when doing high performance work that demands quality. Plus you get the connections to handle any type of media your client requires! If you’re editing with Media Composer, Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro then you get the highest quality possible plus virtually every type of video and audio connection that exists! DeckLink takes care of moving your media in and out of your computer so it’s perfect for modern file based workflows. The DeckLink HD Extreme 3D and DeckLink 4K Extreme cards were developed to be the perfect solution for DaVinci color grading and has been designed to perfectly match the powerful features in the latest DaVinci Resolve 9.0!
 
World's Highest Quality Connections
 
With Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI connections and instant switching between SD, HD, 2K and 4K, DeckLink is the perfect capture and playback device for your work now, and well into the future! Connect all your I/O devices with 3 Gb/s HD-SDI, HDMI, and analog video in and out, as well as 16 channel SDI audio, genlock and tri-level sync, and serial deck control. The Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI connections easily handle 4:4:4 video, 1080p60 frame rates and dual stream 3D stereoscopic capture and playback. The DeckLink 4K Extreme model includes all these features as well as as full resolution 4K monitoring!
 
Connect to Any Video Equipment
 
The golden rule in television is you never know what your client is going to need next! That’s why high performance DeckLink cards have the connections and the quality to handle any job you throw at them! In demanding client environments, you are assured you have every kind of connection, quality, file format and software compatibility you need to do anything! Combined with the built in Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI and analog connections, is the highest precision audio that includes 2 channels of AES/EBU audio in and out with a sample rate converter on the
 
AES/EBU input as well as 2 channels of XLR professional analog audio in and out. Work with the widest range of equipment, such as HDCAM, HD-D5, HDCAM SR, Betacam SP, Digital Betacam, HD receivers, HDV cameras, televisions, mixers and more. With built in Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI, you can capture and playback 4:4:4 video when used with decks such as Sony HDCAM SR™, or view real time playback of 2K film resolution at 24 fps with Blackmagic Design's HDLink Pro.
 
3 Gb/s SDI Technology
 
DeckLink HD Extreme 3D and DeckLink 4K Extreme both include high speed 3 Gb/s SDI connections. 3 Gb/s SDI is the latest version of the SDI video standard that allows 4:4:4 RGB and 2K film connection and even 3D with a single BNC type connection. 3 Gb/s SDI runs twice the data rate of normal HD-SDI video, however it can instantly switch to traditional standard definition and high definition SDI. 3 Gb/s SDI allows 4:4:4 RGB workflow or full resolution 2K feature film quality 24 fps 2048 x 1556 capture and playback. When using both connections for Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI you can get full 4K playback which is 4 times the resolution of regular 1080HD. Now you can handle film workflow as you can connect film resolution video around your facility using the same familiar workflow as a "normal" video job!
 
Unmatched Image Quality
 
Now you can handle any job your client presents to you, from TVC to 2K and 4K feature films. DeckLink operates with both compressed and uncompressed video, so it can handle anything and you’re not locked into a single codec quality. When working with uncompressed video, all captured images are a perfect pixel-for-pixel clone of the source, without any generational loss or damaging compression, so you have the confidence you’re working at the absolute highest quality possible! Get the sharpest green screens, cleanest compositions, superior color correction and more! With mature drivers, award winning Media Express software, attractive design, and the highest quality video possible up to an amazing 4K, there is simply no more advanced capture and playback solution available.
 
Advanced Video Technology
 
High performance DeckLink cards include some of the latest and most advanced video technologies available today! The built-in Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI operates at 4 times the speed of a regular HD-SDI connection. You can use this speed for higher quality full color resolution 4:4:4 video that’s great for video effects and keying. 3 Gb/s SDI also allows higher frame rates video up to 1080p60! The built-in Dual Link SDI connections allow dual stream 3D where capture and playback is done via two independent channels. 
 
The new DeckLink 4K Extreme model with Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI allows a new video standard for handling 4:2:2 4K playback for monitoring, and is fully compatible with the Blackmagic Design Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 4K and Mini Converter SDI Multiplex products. Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI allows 4K with only 2 BNC cables, instead of the 4 BNC cables required in the past.
 
Compatible with all Video Software!
 
DeckLink is fully compatible with your favorite software. Blackmagic Design was one of the pioneers in open standard capture cards for high end broadcast and post production, so we have mature drivers that work with more software! All DeckLink files are open standard DPX and QuickTime format, so are compatible with all software. Decklink even includes a developer SDK and QuickTime API so you can develop your own custom solutions for Mac, Windows and Linux!

What's new in Desktop Video 10.9.7

Fixes for DeckLink Duo 2 and DeckLink Quad 2:

  • Remove scaling of vertical blanking data during internal keying.
  • Fix occasional stability issues when outputting custom VANC data during playback.
  • Ensure AV sync remains consistent across reboots.

Fixes on DeckLink 4K Extreme:

  • Restore timecode pass-through when keying.
  • Remove scaling of vertical blanking data during internal keying.

Other fixes and improvements:

  • Fix audio and video dropouts during playback with USB 3.0 devices.
  • Fix intermittent system crash when switching between HDMI and SDI inputs on DeckLink Micro Recorder.
  • Fix occasional capture issue in Adobe Premiere CC in UHD modes.
  • General performance and stability improvements for all models.

What's new in Desktop Video 10.9.5

New features and fixes on UltraStudio 4K:

  • Support for keying in 1080p50, 1080p59.94 and 1080p60.
  • Support for 3G-SDI level A in 1080p23.93 to 1080p30.
  • Improved support for 3D modes over HDMI.
  • Improved genlock support.
  • Fix intermittent distortion on LCD screen during playback.
  • Fix audio playback compatibility issue with some monitors.

Fix on DeckLink 4K Extreme:

  • Fix issue causing alpha channel to be clipped while keying.

Other fixes and improvements:

  • Fix stability issues on computers using Xeon E5 v4 CPUs.
  • Fix intermittent Final Cut Pro X crash.
  • Fix H.264 Pro Recorder and ATEM TV Studio not detected by software.
  • Reinstate missing device control selection in Adobe Premiere CC.
  • General performance and stability improvements for all models.

Disk Speed Test 3.1.1:

  • Improve support for faster disks.

What's new in Desktop Video 10.9.4

Changes for Cintel Film Scanner:

  • Introduces support for the Cintel Audio and KeyKode Reader.
  • Support for new Blackmagic Desktop Video software.
  • Improves support for frames per second in metadata.
  • Improves download speed of firmware.
  • Various general improvements and bug fixes.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • DeckLink 4K Extreme
  • Software SD Card
  • Breakout cable for analog and RS-422 control.
  • HDMI bracket