Blackmagic Design Decklink Duo 2

PCIe capture and playback card with 4 independent channels for SD and HD up to 1080p60

Suggested List Price: £375+VAT

Product Code: BMD-BDLKDUO2

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  • PCIe capture and playback card with 4 independent channels for SD and HD up to 1080p60
  • SDI Video Input/Output: 4 x bidirectional 12-bit SD/HD independently configurable as either Input or Output
  • SDI Audio Input/Output: 16 channels embedded in SD and HD
  • Sync Input: Blackburst in SD 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format
  • Computer Interface: PCI Express 4 lane, compatible with 4 and 8 lane PCIe slots
  • Colorspace Conversion
    Hardware based real time
  • HD Down Conversion
    Built in, high quality software down converter from HD to SD on output. Down converted SD selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 styles
  • HD Up Conversion
    Built in, high quality software up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on input. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 zoom and 16:9 zoom
  • 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

Featuring 4 independent 3G-SDI connections, DeckLink Duo 2 is a PCIe capture and playback card that supports SDI formats in SD and HD up to 1080p60. You get the flexibility of 4 separate capture or playback cards in one. Plus, it’s completely customizable so it’s perfect for media play-out systems, multi screen digital signage servers, real time multi channel capture systems and more.

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 Duo 2
  • SD card with software and manual

Blackmagic DeckLink Duo 2: shipping now!

The new DeckLink Duo 2 is a smaller version of the new DeckLink Quad 2 card, released at IBC 2015.