Blackmagic Design DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G PCIe - BMD-BDLKHDEXTR4K12G
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    • 8-Lane PCIe Gen2 I/O Card
    • Multi-Rate 12G-SDI and HDMI Connections
    • Supports UHD 4K and DCI 4K Up to 60 fps
    • Single & Dual Link 4:4:4:4/4:2:2 Signals
    • 3D Stereoscopic SDI Output at 4:4:4:4
    • Up/Down/Cross Conversion
    • Optional Optical Fiber I/O Modules
    • Breakout Cable for Analog / RS-422
    • Genlock & Deck Control
    • Compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux
    UPC # 9338716002881
    BA # BLDL4KE
    AS # B00PE6YSQC
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    Blackmagic DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G

    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 25p! 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!

    Blackmagic DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G


    SDI Video Input
    2 x 12Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single/dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable.

    SDI Video Output
    2 x 12Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single/dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 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.

    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 SD/HD/2K/4K.

    SDI Audio Output
    16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/4K

    HDMI Video Input
    HDMI type A connector with support for 2160p60.

    HDMI Video Output
    HDMI type A connector with support for 2160p60.

    HDMI Audio Input
    8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/4K.

    HDMI Audio Output
    8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/4K.

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

    Device Control
    Sony compatible RS422 deck control port. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.

    Computer Interface
    PCI Express 8 lane Gen 2, compatible with 8 and 16 lane PCIe with HDMI or SDI mezzanine card.


    DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G


    Supports: AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes LT, Apple ProRes 422 Proxy, Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:4:4.


    Software Included

    Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X. Windows. Media Express, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Linux.
    Internal Software Upgrade

    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.

    Software Applications

    DaVinci Resolve

    Fusion Icon
    Fusion 8
    Final Cut Pro Icon
    Final Cut Pro X
    Premiere Pro Icon
    Premiere Pro CC
    Avid Media Composer Icon
    Avid Media Composer
    After Effects Icon
    After Effects CC
    Avid Pro Tools Icon
    Avid Pro Tools
    Steinberg Cubase Icon
    Steinberg Cubase

    Autodesk Smoke
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    Photoshop CC

    Nuke, 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 Live Encoder, Flash Media Live 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.

    Video Standards

    SD Format Support
    525i29.97 NTSC, 625i25 PAL.

    HD Format Support
    720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
    1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
    1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
    1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

    2K Format Support
    2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p
    2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI 25PsF

    Ultra HD Format Support
    2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60

    4K Format Support
    4K DCI 23.98p, 4K DCI 24p, 4K DCI 25p

    SDI Compliance
    SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M level A, SMPTE 425M level B, 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.

    Audio Sampling
    Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24-bit.

    SDI Video Sampling
    4:2:2, 4:4:4 and 4:4:4:4.

    SDI Color Precision
    8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 in all modes up to UHD 30p, and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all modes

    Color Space
    REC 601, REC 709

    HDMI Configuration
    HDMI 2.0 supports Deep Color, HDR and REC 2020, and automatically configures to connected display.

    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.

    Copy Protection
    HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.


    Ultra HD Down Conversion
    Built in, high quality 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, high quality hardware up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on playback. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 zoom and 16:9 zoom.

    HD Cross Conversion
    Built-in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD, 1080HD to 720HD on playback.

    Real Time Effects
    DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects.

    Colorspace Conversion
    Hardware based real time on output.

    3D Processing
    Dual stream and frame packed capture and playback.

    Operating Systems

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    Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,
    Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later.

    Windows 10 Icon

    Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, all 64-bit

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    EMC Certifications

    FCC, CE and C-Tick

    Physical Specifications

    DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G

    Environmental Specifications

    Operating Temperature

    5° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
    Storage Temperature

    -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
    Relative Humidity

    0% to 90% non-condensing

    Blackmagic DeckLink 4K Extreme

    What's Included
    • DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G
    • HDMI mezzanine card
    • SD card with software and manual
    • Breakout cable for analog and RS-422 control.
    • External power cable
    Warranty 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.