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Decklink Duo 2

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

Product Code: BMD-BDLKDUO2

Suggested Retail Price £375+VAT

Where to buy

Stock status: In Stock; available from resellers

Kit List

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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.

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.

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 Duo 2
  • SD card with software and manual

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