Black Magic Design Decklink Studio 2
Turbocharge your creativity!
Turbocharge your creativity with DeckLink Studio, the SD/HD broadcast video card that costs hundreds of dollars less than standard definition solutions! DeckLink Studio features SDI, HDMI and enhanced analog connections, plus a built in hardware down converter, and an incredible 4 channels of balanced analog audio. DeckLink Studio lets you move seamlessly between SD and HD workflows for the ultimate in creative flexibility!
Connect to Anything with DeckLink!
DeckLink Studio includes highest quality 10 bit SDI video combined with enhanced analog connections to support a massive range of video equipment. DeckLink Studio includes fully independent connections for SDI, HDMI, analog component, S-Video and composite video. Both the SDI and analog component connections auto switch between SD and HD, plus there's an extra SD SDI output via a built in hardware down converter for when you're working in HD.
Built in Optical Fiber
The DeckLink Optical Fiber model is the world's first capture card to include built in optical fiber SDI connections. Optical fiber cables can be installed by your local electrician, and the cables can be purchased from your local electrical wholesaler.
Hardware Down Converter
If you've ever wanted to monitor in both HD and SD while you work, then you'll love the built in high quality down converter on the DeckLink Studio model that's always active on the SD-SDI, S-Video and composite video output connections.
Two Capture Cards in One!
DeckLink Duo is like having two DeckLink cards in one! DeckLink Duo is perfect for developers who need two completely independent capture and playback streams in and out of a computer, as both capture and playback channels are completely independent.
True Professional Quality Audio
DeckLink Studio features a massive 4 channels of balanced professional analog audio in and out, as well as 2 channels of AES/EBU digital audio in and out, for broadcast quality and sample accurate AV sync. DeckLink Studio also includes a sample rate converter on the AES/EBU input, so you can connect to any digital audio device, from either synchronized or un-synchronized sources. DeckLink Studio includes 8 channels of SDI embedded audio that are perfect for Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro's multi channel audio support. When working with multi channel audio, DeckLink Studio can switch it's analog audio output 3 and 4 to AES/EBU digital audio outputs. That means you get an extra 2 digital audio outputs for a total of 6 channels of AES/EBU digital audio out! DeckLink Studio is perfect for 5.1 surround sound editing and multi language digital audio monitoring.
More HD Real Time EffectsDeckLink's super fast PCI Express connection plugs directly into Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro's real time effects processing engine. Unlike FireWire products, you get all your CPU time dedicated to more multi layer HD real time effects. Only DeckLink Studio's high speed PCI Express lets you upgrade to HD without limiting your HD real time effects! The higher speed of PCI Express easily handles both compressed and uncompressed video file formats, such as ProRes(Mac), DVCPro HD, JPEG, DV, HDV playback, uncompressed 8 bit and uncompressed 10 bit. 1 Lane PCI Express also allows DeckLink Studio to work in lower cost computers.
Mac OS X, Windows and Linux!
DeckLink cards are compatible with Mac OS X™, Windows™ and Linux™! The new Media Express 3.0 is included, so you can capture and playback DPX, DVI & QuickTime media all platforms with full compatibility! Perfect for 3D graphics work or use our Linux™ SDK to develop your own solutions.
The Highest Quality
For highest quality digital broadcast workflows, DeckLink cards include incredible 10 bit SD/HD-SDI video with low SDI jitter, combined with AES/EBU digital audio with a high performance linear phase digital filtered sample rate converter.
Built in SD Keyer!
When working in standard definition, DeckLink cards include the most amazing quality digital internal keyer that lets you key RGBA images over the video input. The built in keyer works great when used with Blackmagic Design's included Photoshop plug-ins.
Incredible Analog Connections
DeckLink Studio includes enhanced analog connections to make it easy to connect to a wider range of analog broadcast equipment. You can simultaneously connect to analog component, S-Video and composite equipment, because DeckLink Studio has independent connections for each. All outputs are always active and will output via the built in down converter when you're working in HD. DeckLink Studio is the perfect capture card for working with decks such as Betacam SP, as it includes 4 channels of balanced analog audio, so you can capture and playback all 4 channels of Betacam SP audio at the same time. DeckLink Studio has more analog connections than SD only capture cards and costs hundreds of dollars less!
Compatible with Popular Video SoftwareDeckLink cards are perfect for editing, broadcast graphics and digital effects work with built in support for your favorite video software such as Apple Final Cut Pro™, Adobe Premiere Pro™, Adobe After Effects™, Adobe Photoshop™, eyeon Fusion™ and many more. DeckLink includes plug ins for Photoshop so you can capture and output frames directly from within Photoshop. Real time playback from Adobe After Effects is supported so you can live preview your animations on your broadcast monitor. For ultimate flexibility, you can install on Windows XP™, Windows Vista™, Windows 7™ and Intel-based Mac Pro systems and instantly switch between 1080i, 1080p and 720p formats in HD, or NTSC and PAL formats for worldwide compatibility. Read more >
Loads of Free Software and Utilities
DeckLink cards include the Media Express deck control software which lets you control a deck remotely via RS-422 for capture and playback of DPX, AVI and QuickTime™ clips with timecode accuracy. Media Express is supported on Mac OS X™, Windows™ and Linux™. To help set up high speed disk arrays for uncompressed 10 bit HD editing, DeckLink includes Blackmagic Disk Speed Test™ software that checks your disk array and gives you an easy to understand speed test with the results in video frames per second! DeckLink cards are designed for anyone who needs a bridge between the 'SD and HD worlds' with maximum analog compatibility for the widest range of video equipment. Check out DeckLink for your facility today!
Connect to Anything!
DeckLink Studio includes highest quality 10 bit SDI video combined with enhanced analog connections to support a massive range of video equipment. DeckLink Studio includes fully independent connections for SDI, HDMI, analog component, S-Video and composite video. Both the SDI and analog component connections auto switch between SD and HD, plus there's an extra SD SDI output via a built in hardware down converter for when you're working in HD. When you're working in NTSC and PAL, you can use the SD-SDI output as a key output! Also included are a massive number of audio connections, with 4 channels of balanced analog audio, 8 channels of SDI audio plus 2 channels of AES/EBU digital with sample rate converters. For a broadcast strength solution, DeckLink Studio also has RS-422 deck control and blackburst and tri-sync reference input.
The DeckLink Optical Fiber model includes incredible quality 10 bit SDI capture and playback as well as optical fiber SDI capture and playback, all built into the one card. Eliminate the cost of optical fiber editing. Also included is RS-422 deck control and reference input. DeckLink SDI is the world's most affordable HD/SD-SDI capture card, with 10 bit SDI capture and playback, plus RS-422 deck control and reference input.
DeckLink Duo features two independent SDI capture and playback engines built into the single card with a 4 lane PCI Express connection.
DeckLink Quad gives you four completely independent DeckLink capture cards each with bypass relays and watchdog timer, all designed into a single PCI Express card! Perfect for developers and OEMs, now you have an ideal solution for media playout servers and real time processors.
DeckLink cards let you capture and playback to the widest range of equipment, such as HDCAM, HD-D5, HDCAM SR 4:2:2, Betacam SP, Digital Betacam, HD receivers, HDV cameras, televisions, VHS recorders, analog broadcast monitors, mixers and many more!
Hardware Down Converter
If you've ever wanted to monitor in both HD and SD while you work, then you'll love the built in high quality down converter on the DeckLink Studio model that's always active on the SD-SDI, S-Video and composite video output connections. This lets you use the main SD/HD-SDI output for HD, while simultaneously using the SD-SDI, S-Video and composite outputs for standard definition. When working in HD the built in down converter lets all video outputs remain active in both capture and playback mode, and in all HD video formats! You can instantly select between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 down conversion styles.
The Highest QualityFor highest quality digital broadcast workflows, DeckLink cards include incredible 10 bit SD/HD-SDI video with low SDI jitter, combined with AES/EBU digital audio with a high performance linear phase digital filtered sample rate converter. DeckLink Studio features a total of 10 on board power supplies to isolate high precision analog electronics from digital noise, so you get pristine quality analog video and audio. Only DeckLink cards provides all the quality you need for the most demanding broadcast environments and ensures your work retains that wonderful film look!
Built in SD Keyer!
When working in standard definition, DeckLink cards include the most amazing quality digital internal keyer that lets you key RGBA images over the video input. That's a total keying solution built right into DeckLink Studio. The built in keyer works great when used with Blackmagic Design's included Photoshop plug-ins, or even with RGBA animated video software for keying. If you want to perform keying externally, such as an external video mixer, then just select external key and DeckLink Studio will output the key channel on the SD-SDI output, with the fill channel on the main SD/HD-SDI output.
Live Broadcast Graphics Presentation
Use the built-in SD keyer for overlaying graphics live into production switchers. Even if you're only adding station indents, keying makes it easy when using the two SDI outputs as fill and key. Use the Blackmagic LiveKey application for turning on and off the keying function. Blackmagic LiveKey will also automatically fade graphics on and off for specific times. DeckLink works with all available QuickTime™ software tools.
Built in Optical FiberThe DeckLink Optical Fiber model is the world's first capture card to include built in optical fiber SDI connections. Optical fiber easily handles long distances, is low cost, and optical fiber cables last virtually forever because you can keep plugging them into faster equipment in the future, and the same cables will go much faster. Optical fiber cables can be installed by your local electrician, and the cables can be purchased from your local electrical wholesaler. That's because optical fiber is used all the time in computer networking, so it's low cost and commonly available! Now you can build a native optical fiber facility!
QuickTime™ and DirectShow™ Drivers
DeckLink cards works with all video software because of DirectShow™ and QuickTime™ compatibility. What’s QuickTime™ and DirectShow™? They are file formats within Mac OS X™ and Windows™ operating systems that let application software capture and play back via hardware cards. Once a card is QuickTime™ or DirectShow™ compatible, then it’s also compatible with hundreds of software utilities, ranging from large editing software to small custom utilities. Unlike expensive prebuilt systems, with QuickTime™ and DirectShow™ compatibility you have the freedom to configure your system exactly the way you want. To make things even easier, we include setups for editing software such as Final Cut Pro™ and Premiere Pro®. Simply click, and start editing!
Online or Offline Editing
Do your offline editing and then move to online editing using the same tool! DeckLink supports uncompressed online quality and on Mac OS X™, DeckLink also supports ProRes, DV and JPEG compression for offline work. A faster alternative to offline is using DeckLink for uncompressed 10 bit capture and playback. You can do all of your work in uncompressed and when your job is finished you won't need to do online at all. That’s great when deadlines are tight as you can work right up to the deadline before outputting to tape. Eliminating the offline process can really save time and lowers costs.
Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X. Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows 7. Media Express, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Linux.
Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.
PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1, 4, 8, 16 lane PCI Express slots. Please see the full system requirements for Mac OS X and Windows 7. Mac OS X systems require an Intel-based Mac Pro computer.
3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
SDI Video Input: 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable
SDI Video Output: 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable
Supported Video formats: 525i NTSC, 625i PAL, 720HD and 1080HD
SDI Audio Input: 8-channel embedded in SD and HD
SDI Audio Output: 8-channel embedded in SD and HD
Analog Audio Input: 4 channels of professional balanced analog audio via 1/4" jack connectors
Analog Audio Output: 4 channels of professional balanced analog audio via 1/4" jack connectors. Channels 3 and 4 can switch to AES/EBU outputs
HDMI Audio Input: 2 channels
HDMI Audio Output: 2 channels
HDMI Video Input: Direct HDMI connection supports HDMI capture from HDMI compatible cameras, set-top boxes, decks and video games
HDMI Video Output: Direct HDMI connection supports HDMI digital compatible displays, such as a TV or video projector (includes both audio and video)
HDMI Configuration: HDMI automatically configures to connected display
HDMI Resolution: Pixel-for-pixel HD resolution input to connected device.
Multiple Rate Support: Standard-definition SDI and high-definition SDI
Blackburst in SD and 1080i50, 720p50, 1080i59.94, 720p59.94 HD formats
TriSync in all HD formats.
Sony compatible RS422 deck control ports
Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control
DeckLink System Preferences (Intel Mac OS X)
DeckLink Control Panel (Windows)
Firmware for cards built into software driver
Loaded at system start, or via updater software
Standards HD Format Support: 1080PsF23.98/24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 720p50 and 720p59.94
SD Format Support: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC
SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, 292/296M
Video Sampling: 4:2:2
Color Precision: 4:2:2 10-bit
Color Space: 4:2:2 YUV
SDI Metadata Support: VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal
VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file. HD RP188
Audio Sampling: Television rate of 48kHz at 24 bit
Card Type: PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1,4,8 and 16 PCIe slots
Copy Protection: For legal reasons, capture devices from Blackmagic Design are designed not to capture, convert or transmit video or audio from copy-protected sources, e.g. video devices using HDCP
Signal Processing Colorspace Conversion: Hardware-based real time
HD Down Conversion: Built-in hardware down conversion. High-quality down converter always outputs to SD-SDI, composite and S-video outputs when working in HD video formats. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 styles
HD Up Conversion:
Real-time up conversion from 720HD to 1080HD during video capture
Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects in DV, ProRes and uncompressed on Intel Mac OS X
Adobe Premiere Pro internal effects in DV, MJPEG and uncompressed
Dimensions (HxWxD) PCI-Express 1-lane card type
Weight Not specified by manufacturer