Blackmagic Design Announces DeckLink SDI

Blackmagic Design has announced DeckLink SDI, a new model of capture card. DeckLink SDI is designed for high-end broadcast and post production customers who are working in large SDI based facilities needing many creative workstation seats at the lowest possible cost.

DeckLink SDI includes the highest quality quality 10 bit SD/HD-SDI capture and playback, while also including features high end customers really need, such as black burst/HD tri-sync reference input, and RS-422 deck control. DeckLink SDI replaces Blackmagic Design's original SD only DeckLink model, while adding PCI Express, 10 bit HD-SDI capture and playback, and reference input.

Because DeckLink SDI features broadcast quality SDI, and can instantly switch between SD-SDI and HD-SDI formats, it's perfect for connecting to decks such as HDCAM, HD-D5, Digital Betacam and more. DeckLink SDI is also fully compatible with all SDI based cameras and monitors. DeckLink SDI includes 8 channels of embedded SDI audio support, so all video and audio connections are made with a single BNC type SDI video cable.

DeckLink SDI is fully compatible with the largest enterprise level broadcast routing switchers, such as Blackmagic Design's Broadcast Videohub 72 x 144 SDI router, and is perfect for use with a wide range of SDI video converters such as Blackmagic Design's Mini Converter range.

DeckLink SDI features a 1 lane PCI Express connection that works in lower cost computers, while still retaining incredibly high data speeds to the computer, so it's perfect for HD video and real time effects.

While DeckLink SDI has powerful HD features, it's also designed to be the perfect choice for customers who are only working in SD. If HD is required at any time, DeckLink SDI will instantly switch to HD video.

When doing live broadcast graphics work, DeckLink SDI has a built in SD keyer, that allows RGBA graphics to be keyed over the SDI input in standard definition. This lets broadcasters overlay live titles and graphics all in the one solution.

DeckLink SDI key features:
10 bit SDI capture and playback with full HD-SDI and SD-SDI compatibility.
SDI switches between SD and HD.
Built in internal SD keying of RGBA graphics over live video input.
8 channels of SDI audio capture and playback in HD and SD.
Genlock/Tri-Sync reference input for locking card to large systems.
RS-422 remote control for broadcast decks.
PCI Express plug in card at 2.5 Gb/s speeds for maximum real time effects.
Real time effects in Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro.

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