Blackmagic Designs Editing Hardware

Blackmagic Design's editing cards and break-out boxes give users countless options for ingesting content into their systems, monitoring incoming feeds and previewing output. Whether you are working with archive footage, 720, 1080, 2K, 4K or 3D media, Blackmagic has a solution for you.

Importing and Previewing Media

Blackmagic cards use software encoding to record your content either uncompressed or compressed.

Bundled with the cards is Blackmagic's Media Express software. This works in conjunction with the hardware device to manage the input and output of video and audio content. It is a complete package for timecode accurate playback as well as capture to a multitude of formats: DV, HDV, AVCHD, uncompressed (QuickTime, AVI and DPX), ProRes (Mac environments only), Infinity JPEG 2000, XDCAM and XDCAM EX, P2 (DVCPRO and AVC-Intra) & GFCAM.

Alternatively, users can capture content directly in their preferred editing software, using any codec supported by that particular tool, such as Avid DNxHD. Currently Blackmagic editing hardware is compliant with Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer 6, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop and Sony Vegas Pro. Additionally, the Intensity Pro card also supports Grass Valley's EDIUS 6.



Capture and Monitoring Boards for SDI environments

  • Internal Hosted PCI Cards
  • Specialist Optical & Developer Cards

 

Capture and Monitoring Devices for HDMI environments

  • The Intensity Range

 

Capture and Monitoring Stand alone boxes for SDI environments

  • External, USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt attached devices




These portable devices are ideal for laptop editors or where editing duties are shared between several workstations.

UltraStudio 3D UltraStudio SDI UltraStudio Pro UltraStudio Express
Record, preview & monitor SD, HD, 3D or 2K content. Thunderbolt-connected unit with device control, dual 3G-SDI and HDMI & analogue ports. Record, preview & monitor SD and HD. USB-connected hardware with device control, HD-SDI capture and HDMI for preview and monitoring Record, preview & monitor digital and analogue SD and HD. USB-connected hardware with device control, HD-SDI capture and HDMI and analogue ports. Record, preview & monitor digital and analogue SD and HD. Thunderbolt-connected hardware with device control, HD-SDI capture and HDMI and analogue ports.



 

Internal Hosted PCI Cards

Resident PCI cards with multiple input and output and resolution options.

DeckLink Studio DeckLink Duo DeckLink 4K DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G
Record, preview & monitor digital and analogue SD and HD. Affordable system with SDI, HDMI and analogue ports Record, preview & monitor two channels of HD content. HD-SDI capture & playout. Capture and play back SD, HD, 3D, 2K & 4K film. Includes audio monitoring. Capture and play back two channels of SD, HD, 2K & 4K film. Supports 3D and 4:4:4 codecs.



Specialist Optical & Developer Cards

DeckLink Optical DeckLink Quad
Equipped with optical fibre & HD-SDI connections. 4 Stream SDI/HD-SDI capture card for system developers.



Capture and Monitoring Devices for HDMI environments

The Intensity Range

The Intensity series eliminates the constraints of in-camera AVCHD and HDV compression by using direct capture from the camera image sensor at full 1920 x 1080 resolution and at high bitrates. They handle uncompressed video, support professional codecs and feature high quality analogue capture.

Intensity Pro Intensity Extreme Intensity Shuttle
Record, preview & monitor digital and analogue SD and HD. PCI card with HDMI and analogue ports. Record, preview & monitor digital and analogue SD and HD. Thunderbolt-attached device with HDMI and analogue ports. Record, preview & monitor digital and analogue SD and HD. USB 3.0-attached device with HDMI and analogue ports.

 

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  Intensity Pro
Intensity Extreme
Intensity Shuttle
Host Connection PCI Express Thunderbolt USB 3.0
Real-time playout software down conversion Yes Yes Yes
Up-conversion Yes Yes Yes
HDMI - In and Out Yes Yes Yes
HD/SD component Yes Yes Yes
Composite - In and Out     Yes
S-Video - In and Out Yes Yes Yes
HDMI embedded autio - In and Out 2 channels 2 channels 8 channels
2 Channel RCA audio 24 bit Yes Yes Yes
SPDIF Audio Output 2 channel 24 bit 2 channel 24 bit  

 

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  UltraStudio 3D
UltraStudio SDI
UltraStudio Pro
UltraStudio Express
Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express
Host Connection Thunderbolt USB 3.0 USB 3.0 Thunderbolt
Real-time playout down conversion Yes - in hardware Yes Yes - in hardware Yes
Up-conversion on capture Yes Yes Yes Yes
HD-SDI - In and Out 2 x HD in / SD or HD out Yes Yes 1 x SD/HD - in
yes 1 x SD/HD - output
1 x SD - output only
Yes
HDMI - In and Out Yes Yes - out only Yes Yes
HD/SD component Yes   Yes Yes
Composite - In and Out Yes   Yes Yes
S-Video - In and Out Yes   Yes Yes
HDMI embedded audio - In and Out Yes - 8 channels Yes - 8 channels - out only Yes - 8 channels Yes - 2 channels
Analogue audio - In and Out 2 channels of professional balanced analogue audio via XLR connectors   2 channels of unbalanced via RCA connectors 2 Channels of analogue audio via professional balanced XLR connectors or unbalanced RCA connectors
AES/EBU - In and Out 2 channels of unbalanced   2 channels of unbalanced - output only via BNC connectors 2 channels of unbalanced
RS-422 deck control Yes Yes Yes Yes
Real time effects Media Composer 6 internal effects in DNxHD, XDCAM & uncompressed. Final Cut Pro internal effects in DV, DVCPRO HD, ProRes & uncompressed on Intel Mac OS X. Premiere Pro® Mercury Playback Engine effects in DV, MJPEG, DVCPRO HD, DSLR, AVCHD, XDCAM, XDCAM HD & uncompressed. Media Composer 6 internal effects in DNxHD, XDCAM & uncompressed. Premiere Pro Mercury Playback Engine effects in DV, MJPEG, DVCPRO HD, DSLR, AVCHD, XDCAM, XDCAM HD & uncompressed. Media Composer 6 internal effects in DNxHD, XDCAM & uncompressed. Premiere Pro Mercury Playback Engine effects in DV, MJPEG, DVCPRO HD, DSLR, AVCHD, XDCAM, XDCAM HD & uncompressed. Apple Final Cut Pro™ internal effects. Adobe® Premiere Pro® Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer 6™ internal effects.

 

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  DeckLink Studio
DeckLink SDI / Duo
DeckLink 4K
DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G
Host Connection PCI Express PCI Express PCI Express PCI Express
Real-time playout down conversion Yes Yes Yes Yes
Up-conversion on capture Yes Yes Yes Yes
HD-SDI - In and Out HD in / SD out Yes; 2 with Duo version 4 x 10/12 bit switchable 2 - 12G
HDMI - In and Out Yes     Yes
HD/SD component Yes     Yes
HDMI embedded audio - In and Out Yes - 2 channels     Yes
Analogue audio - In and Out 2-4 channels switchable via 1/4" jack connectors   2 channels of unbalanced via RCA connectors Yes
AES/EBU - In and Out 2-6 channels switchable   2 channels unbalanced - output only via BNC connectors Yes
RS-422 deck control Yes   Yes Yes

 

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  DeckLink Optical Fiber
DeckLink Quad
Host Connection PCI Express PCI Express
Real-time playout down conversion Yes Yes
Up-conversion on capture Yes Yes
HD-SDI - In and Out Yes + Optical Fiber Video I/O 4
Optical Fiber Audio - In and Out 8 channel embedded  
RS-422 deck control Yes  



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