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DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G

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DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G

12G-SDI capture card

Product Code: BMD-BDLKHDEXTR4K12G

Suggested Retail Price £685+VAT

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Stock status: In Stock; available from resellers

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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.

  • 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

Technology Guides

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

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Blackmagic hits lucky at IBC 2014

What's new in Desktop Video 10.9.12

New features for the Cintel Scanner

  • Introduces Compressed RAW LossLess and‭ ‬3:1‭ ‬for reduced file sizes.‭
  • Introduces entirely new image stabilizer.‭
  • Now fully crops for all file types for minimum file size.‭
  • Improves artifacts in highlights in negative film.‭
  • Updates to desktop video utility for Cintel devices.‭
  • Adds support for small film reels.‭
  • Slow advance added when holding frame advance buttons.‭
  • Introduces Cintel audio and keykode reader live audio preview.‭
  • Introduces optical audio equalization for flatter response with optical audio.‭
  • Aligns keykode to back edge of code instead of front edge.‭
  • Adds image flipping option when reading audio from negative.‭
  • General performance and stability improvements.

What's new in Desktop Video 10.9.10

  • Improve UltraStudio Mini Recorder compatibility with some cameras.
  • Fix playback and capture interruption when changing connector assignment on DeckLink Duo 2 and DeckLink Quad 2.
  • Fix intermittent issue where no audio samples are captured.
  • General performance and stability improvements for all models.
  • New features and fixes in Media Express 3.5.4:
    • Improve compatibility with files recorded with Blackmagic Design cameras and Duplicator 4K.
    • General performance and stability improvements.

Mac Updates

  • New features and fixes in Media Express 3.5.4:
    • Reduce high CPU usage during capture.
    • Fix H.265 capture file issue preventing playback in Quicktime Player on macOS Sierra and High Sierra.

Windows Updates

  • Fix issue preventing driver from loading on Windows 10.
  • Prevent accidental unloading of API library causing occasional application crash with H.264 Pro Recorder.
  • Improve general stability of Desktop Video installer package.
  • New features and fixes in Media Express 3.5.4:
    • Remove dependency on Quicktime SDK.
    • Fixed audio playing at varying speed in VLC with H.265 capture files.

Linux Updates

  • Fix installer errors on Ubuntu 16.04.
  • Ensure Desktop Video Helper daemon exits on shutdown.
  • New features and fixes in Media Express 3.5.4:
    • Added support for playback of ProRes files.
    • Fixed audio playing at varying speed in VLC with H.265 capture files.

What's new in Desktop Video 10.9.9

  • Improve UltraStudio Mini Recorder compatibility with some cameras.
  • Fix playback and capture interruption when changing connector assignment on DeckLink Duo 2 and DeckLink Quad 2.
  • Fix intermittent issue where no audio samples are captured.
  • General performance and stability improvements for all models.
  • New features and fixes in Media Express 3.5.4:
    • Improve compatibility with files recorded with Blackmagic Design cameras and Duplicator 4K.
    • 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

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