Capture and Playback Hardware

DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G

Blackmagic Design
Rackbuilder

DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G

12G-SDI capture card

Product Code: BMD-BDLKHDEXTR4K12G

Suggested Retail Price £715+VAT

Where to buy

Kit List

View your Kit List

A dual channel 4K video card that's equipped with next-generation fibre connectivity, HDMI and 12G-SDI. It's ideal for high end playout, grading, editing and vfx environments.

Technology Guides


  • 2 full frame DCI 4K inputs and outputs via 12G-SDI
  • Dual link multi rate 12G-SDI connections that work with SD, HD and Ultra HD even in Ultra HD 60p
  • SDI Video Input: 2 x 12Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single link and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4:4 and 2D/3D switchable
  • SDI Video Output: 2 x 12Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single link and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4:4 and 2D/3D switchable.
  • Analogue Video Input/Output: 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video and Composite. Component supports HD and SD
  • Analogue Audio Input/Output: 2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors
  • AES/EBU Audio Input: 2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter
  • AES/EBU Audio Output: 2 Channels unbalanced
  • SDI Audio Input/Output: 16 Channels embedded in HD/2K/4K. 8 Channels embedded in SD
  • HDMI Video Input/Output: HDMI type A connector with support for Ultra HD 4K 60p in 4:2:0
  • HDMI Audio Input/Output: 8 Channels embedded in SD, HD and Ultra HD 4K
  • Sync Input: Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format
  • Device Control: Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control
  • Computer Interface: PCI Express 8 lane Gen 2, compatible with 8 and 16 lane PCIe with HDMI mezzanine card

Warranty

Warranty information available from Blackmagic Design's website

The ultimate digital cinema capture card featuring two full frame DCI 4K inputs and outputs via 12G-SDI. You get dual link multi rate 12G-SDI connections that work with SD, HD and Ultra HD even in Ultra HD 60p, as well as full frame DCI 4K at 4096 x 2160 resolution up to 60p. Capture 10-bit YUV or full colour bandwidth 12-bit RGB. Includes AES/EBU audio, up, down and cross conversion, plus built in 3D stereoscopic output at full bandwidth 4:4:4:4 RGB. No other capture and playback card supports more video formats and video connections.

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 4K Extreme 12G features high resolution Ultra HD and also includes dual link 12G-SDI, 2160p60 support, 4:4:4 image quality, 3D stereoscopic for advanced feature film visual effects, editing and colour correction.

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. DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G includes Dual Link 12G-SDI, HDMI 4K, analogue video, as well as 2 channels of AES/EBU audio and 2 channels of balanced analogue audio in and out, black burst/tri-sync reference and serial deck control. DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G switches between SD and HD and Ultra HD and supports 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 colour 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. DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G includes Dual Link 12G-SDI connections for higher colour resolution, dual stream 3D stereoscopic support and frame rates up to Ultra HD 60p. DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G is the perfect choice for DaVinci Resolve editing and color correction.

Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDI
DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G - Quad SDI

DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G Expanasion Plate - Quad SDI
[BMD-BDLKHDEXTR4KQUAD]

Easy streaming using Blackmagic Design capture cards

There’s a streaming solution available that you may not have considered before. It’s easy to install and use, and delivers superb results. It also is pretty inexpensive. While it can get you streaming very quickly, it’s also got the flexibility and functionality to take your productions much further when you’re ready. From Camera to YouTube and Facebook

New launches at ISE 2020

Here's an overview of our vendors exhibiting at ISE 2020. Please call us on +44 (0)1457 851000 if you would like to book a stand tour with one of our manufacturers. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN HALL 3, STAND C140 The Video Assist 12G 5” and 7” monitor recorders are now shipping. The original HD versions were incredibly popular with AV technicians who wanted to verify SDI and HDMI feeds and check waveform levels. For production teams, their 4K HDR capture makes them a superb on-camera SD card recorder. The ATEM Mini is a very small, cost-effective 4 channel HDMI video switcher with streaming output. Great as a portable mixer or a signal switcher, it’s being adopted by everyone from conference producers to AV technicians looking for simple HDMI switching.

Major announcements from Blackmagic Design

Not just some new products and technical updates from Blackmagic Design. No, these are major new products and massive technical updates.

How do I add video (and other) inputs to my MacBook Pro?

Apple laptops have evolved to become minimalist powerhouses. Over the years, MacBook Pro designers have engineered a beautiful, sleek chassis and reduced the weight significantly. The result is a travel-friendly powerhouse, a light-weight editing workstation, a super-slim 4K grading system. But this progress has come at the cost of reducing laptop's connectivity. A point of contention for many users is that Thunderbolt 3 USB C connections are now the only remaining options. What's wrong with Thunderbolt? Nothing. But creatives often need a fast 10-gigabyte network port, HDMI out and an SD reader among other things. Read TechCrunch for a full rundown on the "Ins & Outs" of the MacBook Pro. For video professionals, there's one more conundrum to solve: how can I add video inputs or outputs to my MacBook Pro?

Blackmagic gets lucky at IBC 2014

Blackmagic hits lucky at IBC 2014

What's new in Desktop Video 11.5.1

New features and fixes for DeckLink 8K Pro:

macOS and Windows only
  • Fix intermittent issue when playing back SD video modes in Media Composer.
All platforms
  • Improve genlock compatibility when using multiple channels.
  • Improve compatibility with SMPTE 425-1 when outputting 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 UHD and 4K DCI signals.
  • Improve compatibility with Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 chassis.
  • Fix issue where captured audio may appear on unintended channels.
  • Fix audio and video input stream time misalignment after a repeated source change.
  • Add support for VANC passthrough during internal keying.

New features and fixes for DeckLink Quad HDMI Recorder:

  • Improve compatibility with PlayStation 4 Pro and Canon DSLR cameras.
  • Fix intermittent issue where some inputs may not be available on startup.
  • Improve support for DVI video modes.
  • Fix issue where captured audio may appear on unintended channels.

New features and fixes for DeckLink Duo 2 and DeckLink Quad 2:

  • Fix issue where captured audio may appear on unintended channels.
  • Add support for VANC passthrough during internal keying.
  • Fix issue with VANC output when pixel format conversion is enabled.
  • General performance and stability improvements for all models.

What's new in Desktop Video 11.5

  • Add HDR support for Adobe Premiere Pro for:
    • UltraStudio 4K Mini
    • UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3
    • DeckLink 8K Pro
    • DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G
    • Avid Artist DNxIQ and Avid Artist DNxID
  • Fix issue in Adobe Premiere Pro that might cause timeline to flash.
  • Fix issue with analog audio level sliders in admin utility on UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3.
  • Improve compatibility with UHD RGB formats on DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K.
  • Fix audio muting issue in Adobe Premiere Pro after moving clips on the timeline during playback.
  • Add ability to recover from failed firmware update for DeckLink PCIe devices.
  • General performance and stability improvements for all models.
  • New feature in Media Express 3.6.1:
    • Add support for Rec. 2020, HLG and PQ in Quicktime files for capture and playback.
  • Desktop Video 11.5 is the last release to support Windows 7.

What's new in Desktop Video 11.4.1

  • Add HDR support for Avid Media Composer for:
    • UltraStudio 4K Mini
    • UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3
    • DeckLink 8K Pro
    • DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G
    • Avid Artist DNxIQ and Avid Artist DNxID
  • General performance and stability improvements.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G
  • HDMI mezzanine card
  • SD card containing Blackmagic software driver
  • SD card containing DaVinci Resolve Lite
  • Breakout cable for analog and RS-422 control.
  • External power cable

Also Consider

Sonnet Echo Express III-D
Sonnet Echo Express III-D

Desktop 3-slot Thunderbolt 2 Expansion Chassis for PCIe cards
[SON-ECHOEXP3FD]

Cookies

We use cookies to help us offer you the best online experience. By continuing to use our website/or clicking Accept, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.