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  • Blackmagic Decklink 4K Extreme 12G Image

Blackmagic Decklink 4K Extreme 12G

Quick Overview

4096x2160 at 60 fps, Multi-Rate 12G-SDI and HDMI Connections, Supports UHD 4K and DCI 4K Up to 60 fps, 8-Lane PCIe Gen2 I/O Card.


The ultimate digital cinema capture card featuring two full frame DCI 4K inputs and outputs via 12G-SDI! You get dual link multi rate 12G-SDI connections that work with SD, HD and Ultra HD even in Ultra HD 60p, as well as full frame DCI 4K at 4096 x 2160 resolution up to 60p! Capture 10-bit YUV or full color bandwidth 12-bit RGB. Includes AES/EBU audio, up, down and cross conversion, plus built in 3D stereoscopic output at full bandwidth 4:4:4:4 RGB! No other capture and playback card supports more video formats and video connections!


  • PCIe I/O card compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux based workstations and servers
  • DCI 4K, 4:2:2, or UHD 4K, YUV, 4:2:2 by single-link 6G-SDI 
  • DCI 4K, 4:2:2 by HDMI 
  • 1080p, RGB, 4:4:4 by single-link 3G-SDI 
  • 1080p, 4:2:2 by single-link HD-SDI 
  • 1080p, 4:4:4 by dual-link HD-SDI 
  • Dual-channel 2D/3D stereoscopic by SDI 
  • Component, Composite, S-Video, XLR, RS-422, and genlock on an included breakout cable 
  • Internal SD/HD keyer
  • Broadcast-quality up/down/cross conversion

  • Applications:

  • Editing
  • Video/Photography Effects
  • Design Software
  • Video Capture/Playback 
  • Specifications
    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, 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 AVC-Intra
    Canon XF MPEG2
    Digital SLR
    XDCAM HD422
    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                                                                                                           
    Sampling Video:
    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                           Yes
    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                              No
    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                                                                                                           
    Dimensions                                        Depth: 6.69" (17 cm)                                                                                                           
    Weight                                             10.56 oz (299.37 g)                                                                                                           
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