Blackmagic DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G Capture e Playback Card, SD/HD /2K/4K 3D

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Blackmagic DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G Capture e Playback Card, SD/HD /2K/4K, è una scheda PCIe Gen2 I/O Multi-Rate 12G-SDI e connessioni HDMI supporta UHD 4K e DCI 4K fino a 60 fps Single & Dual Link 4:4:4:4/4:2:2 I segnali 3D, SDI Output a  4:4:4:4 Up/Down/Cross Conversion opzionale in fibra ottica moduli I/O analogici per Breakout Cable / RS-422 Genlock, Compatibile con Mac, Windows e Linux

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The Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G is an 8-lane PCIe Gen2 digital cinema capture and playback card with two multi-rate 12G-SDI inputs and outputs that accept resolutions from SD up to DCI 4K (4096x2160) at 60 fps. The card supports 10-bit YUV and 8-, 10-, and 12-bit RGB color, as well as up/down/cross conversions and 3D stereoscopic output at full bandwidth 4:4:4:4 RGB. The DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G features a mezzanine card design that has 4K HDMI input and output connectors on a second daughter card, along with connections for adding two optional optical fiber modules for Dual Link optical fiber SDI input and output. The card also supports AES/EBU balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs/outputs, analog video I/O, reference input, and RS-422 control via an included breakout cable.

Flexible Format Support

The card offers flexible format and system support, letting you work with compressed video formats such as ProRes and DNxHD, as well as 12-bit 4:4:4 uncompressed video. When working with uncompressed video, all images are pixel-for-pixel identical to the source, without any generational loss. This lets you get sharper keying with green screens, cleaner compositions, superior color correction, and more. Support for common file formats provides ready-to-edit files for use in popular editing, effects, and design software applications. DeckLink Studio 4K is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux based workstations.

Optical Fiber Connections

Two optical fiber connections on the daughter card support optional optical fiber modules for Dual Link optical fiber SDI input and output. SMPTE compatible optical modules can be added for up to 12G-SDI speeds, allowing you to choose to connect equipment using optical fiber connections instead of regular BNC copper cables for much longer cable runs, even at 12 Gb/s speeds.

Key Features

  • 8-Lane PCIe Gen2 I/O card compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux based workstations and servers
  • Multi-rate 12G-SDI and HDMI connections accept SD, HD, 2K, and 4K resolutions
  • Supports UHD 4K (3840x2160) and DCI 4K (4096x2160) up to 60 fps
  • Single and dual link 4:4:4:4/4:2:2 signals
  • 3D stereoscopic SDI output at full bandwidth 4:4:4:4
  • Up/down/cross conversions
  • 4 channels of balanced analog audio I/O, 2 channels of AES/EBU balanced audio I/O, genlock/tri-sync input, and Sony RS-422 deck control port via included breakout cable
  • Optional optical fiber modules for Dual Link optical fiber SDI input and output
  • Breakout cable adds S-Video, composite and component in/out and RS-422 control connectors
  • SD card with Media Express capture and playback software, and developer SDK for Windows, Mac, and Linux

Specifiche Tecniche

SDI Video Input

2 x 12G-SDI

Supports single link and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and is 2D/3D switchable

SDI Video Output

2 x 12G-SDI

Supports single link and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and is 2D/3D switchable

Analog Video Input

1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video or Composite 

Component supports HD and SD

Analog Video Output

1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video and Composite 

Component supports HD and SD

HDMI Video Input

1 x HDMI type A connector (supports Ultra HD 4K 60p in 4:2:0)

HDMI Video Output

1 x HDMI type A connector (supports Ultra HD 4K 60p in 4:2:0)

Analog Audio Input

2 channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors

Analog Audio 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

16 channels embedded in HD/2K/4K 

8 channels embedded in SD

SDI Audio Output

16 channels embedded in HD/2K/4K 

8 channels embedded in SD

HDMI Audio Input

8 channels embedded in SD, HD, and Ultra HD

HDMI Audio Output

8 channels embedded in SD, HD, Ultra HD

Sync Input

Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format

Device Control

Sony compatible RS-422 deck control ports 

Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control

Computer Interface

PCI Express 8-lane generation 2, compatible with 8- and 16-lane PCIe with HDMI mezzanine card

Supported Codecs



Canon XF MPEG2

Digital SLR










Apple ProRes 4444

Apple ProRes 422 (HQ, 422, LT, & Proxy)

Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2

Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2

Uncompressed 10 bit 4:4:4

Uncompressed 12-bit 4:4:4

Supported Applications

Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, Nuke - The Foundry, DaVinci Resolve, Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Autodesk Smoke, Adobe Photoshop, Steinberg Nuendo, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, Tools On Air just:in & live:cut & just:play & just:live, Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder and OnTheAir CG, Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Resolume Avenue 4, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidblaster Pro & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster

SD Format Support

625/25i PAL, 525/59.94i NTSC

HD Format Support

720p 50/59.94/60

1080i 50/59.94/60

1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30

1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60

2K Format Support

2048 x 1080PsF 23.98/24/25

2048 x 1080p 23.98/24/25/47.95/48/50/59.94/60

4K Format Support

3840 x 2160p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60

4096 x 2160p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 435, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601

SDI Metadata Support

VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file 

HD RP188 

Closed captioning



4:2:2, 4:4:4, and 4:4:4:4


Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24 bit

Color Precision

8/10-bit YUV 4:2:2 and 8/10/12-bit RGB 4:4:4 in HD, 2K, and 4K

Color Space

REC 601, REC 709

HDMI Configuration

HDMI automatically configures to connected display

Deep Color Support


Multiple Rate Support

HDMI and SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K and 4K 

Component analog video connections are switchable between SD and HD

HDCP Compatible


Colorspace Conversion

Hardware based real time on output

3D Processing

Dual stream and frame packed capture & playback

HD Down Conversion

Built-in hardware down converter outputs Ultra HD to HD or HD to SD downconverted signal on SDI B and SD on Composite and S-Video. Switch analog video to Component and choose HD or SD output. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9, and center cut 4:3 styles.

HD Up Conversion

Built in hardware up conversion from SD to 720p or 1080p on playback. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 zoom, and 16:9 zoom. HD outputs via HD-SDI, HDMI, and component analog.

Cross Conversion

Built-in hardware cross conversion from 720p to 1080p, 1080p to 720p on playback.

Real Time Effects

Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects 

Adobe Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects 

Avid Media Composer internal effects DaVinci Resolve

Operating Systems Supported

Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later 

Windows 7 64-bit or Windows 8 64-bit


Software Update

Firmware built into software driver; loaded at system start or via updater software

Physical Installation

PCI Express 8 lane generation 2, compatible with 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux

Mac OS X systems require a Mac Pro computer with PCI Express slots

Operating Temperature

32 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)

Storage Temperature

-4 to 113°F (-20 to 45°C)

Relative Humidity

0 to 90% non-condensing


Depth: 6.69" (17 cm)


10.56 oz (299.37 g)


Blackmagic has grown rapidly to become one of the world's leading innovators and manufacturers of creative video technology. And that's because our philosophy is refreshing and simple - to help true creativity blossom.

Blackmagic Design's founders have had a long history in post-production editing and engineering. With extensive experiences in high-end telecine, film and post, harnessed with a real passion for perfection, Blackmagic set out to change the industry forever.

A company dedicated to quality and stability and focusing on where it's needed most; Blackmagic has created some of the most talked about products in the industry. World famous for their unbeatable codecs, Blackmagic envisioned truly affordable high-end quality editing workstations built upon Blackmagic software and hardware.

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