Black Magic Design DeckLink HD Extreme 3D Video Card
Get the world's highest quality 2D and 3D workflows. The Black Magic Design DeckLink HD Extreme 3D Video Card includes SDI, HDMI 1.4, analog component, analog and AES/EBU audio and more. Now you can capture and play back from virtually any video and audio device, even in 3D. DeckLink HD Extreme 3D also includes the latest technology for advanced full resolution 3D editing, including dual stream SDI capture and playback plus built in HDMI 1.4.
Perfect for post production, broadcast and even feature film work, DeckLink HD Extreme 3D switches between SD and HD, and has built in 3 Gb/s SDI, 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 RGB, native 12 bit and frame rates right up to 1080p60. DeckLink HD Extreme 3D also features built in up, down and cross conversion, plus an internal SD/HD keyer.
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The Black Magic Design DeckLink HD Extreme 3D is the only solution that connects to SDI, HDMI, component analog, NTSC/PAL and S-Video equipment for capture and playback, while instantly switching between SD, HD and 2K. DeckLink HD Extreme 3D includes 2 channels of AES/EBU audio in and out with a sample rate converter on the AES/EBU input as well as 2 channels of XLR professional analog audio in and out. Work with the widest range of equipment, such as HDCAM, HD-D5, HDCAM SR, Betacam SP, Digital Betacam, HD receivers, HDV cameras, televisions, mixers and more. DeckLink HD Extreme 3D now supports Dual Link SDI and 3 Gb/s SDI, so you can capture and play back 4:4:4 video when used with decks such as Sony HDCAM SR, or view real time playback of 2K film resolution at 24 fps with Blackmagic Design's HDLink Pro.
DeckLink HD Extreme 3D is ready for advanced 3D workflows using both interleaved and dual stream capture and playback. Interleaved allows the left and right eye to be combined into a single frame so you can edit 3D using your favorite editing software. Dual stream is also fully supported in DeckLink HD Extreme 3D using the dual SDI and HDMI 1.4 connections for capture and playback of two full resolution video streams for left and right eye into two separate media files. Dual stream 3D allows the highest quality 3D possible because each eye is captured as an independent full resolution media file, although is often less compatible with current editing software. To solve the dual stream compatibility problem, Blackmagic Design's Media Express is included and supports capture and playback of both interleaved and dual stream 3D media files for a complete 3D solution.
The Black Magic Design DeckLink HD Extreme 3D features the latest generation of HDMI 1.4 built in for capture and playback. HDMI 1.4 lets you keep your 3D video in full resolution because it transfers frames using the frame packing method. Frame packing keeps the video frames separate for the left and right eyes using a single HDMI connection. HDMI 1.4 is a massive improvement over the previous generation HDMI for 3D. However DeckLink HD Extreme 3D also keeps compatibility with these previous generation HDMI devices by supporting side by side, line by line and top and bottom method for transferring 3D video which are half resolution 3D modes. DeckLink HD Extreme 3D is intelligent, and adapts when you plug into older HDMI devices or the latest HDMI 1.4 devices. Now you can capture 3D from devices such as cameras and gaming consoles into two separate full resolution video files, one for each eye. Imagine the quality of the latest generation HDMI 1.4 televisions for monitoring dual stream full resolution 3D. That's the highest quality 3D possible.
DeckLink HD Extreme 3D's super fast 10 Gb/s connection plugs directly into your editing software’s real time effects processing. Unlike FireWire products, you get all CPU time for real time effects, as only PCI Express lets you upgrade to HD without limiting real time effects. The higher speed of PCI Express also easily handles advanced formats such as full resolution 2K digital film. Only high speed PCI Express ensures that when you upgrade your studio to high definition, you'll get full real time effects.
DeckLink HD Extreme 3D includes a fast video processor for incredible 10 bit quality hardware up, down and cross conversion. Now you can edit once and deploy in SD, 720HD or 1080HD while leaving all CPU time dedicated to real time effects. You can also select between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and pillar- box 4:3 video. When working in HD video, down conversion lets you monitor in SD and HD at the same time with s-video and composite video outputs active.
The Black Magic Design DeckLink HD Extreme 3D is the first capture card to include high speed 3 Gb/s SDI connections. 3 Gb/s SDI is the latest version of the SDI video standard that allows 4:4:4 RGB and 2K film connection and even 3D with a single BNC type connection. 3 Gb/s SDI runs twice the data rate of normal HD-SDI video, however it can instantly switch to traditional standard definition and high definition SDI. 3 Gb/s SDI allows 4:4:4 RGB workflow or full resolution 2K feature film quality 24 fps 2048 x 1556 capture and playback. 2K via SDI allows a revolutionary change to feature film workflow as now you can connect film resolution video around your facility using the same familiar workflow as a "normal" video job. Only DeckLink HD Extreme 3D gives you film editing features built in for no extra cost.
You'll love the full resolution HDMI input and output built into DeckLink HD Extreme 3D. Use the HDMI output for connecting to any 2D or 3D HDMI television or video projector for full HD resolution monitoring at much lower cost than a dedicated HD broadcast monitor. Imagine presenting your work to your clients using cinema size large screen video projectors or televisions. Use the built in HDMI input for capturing from cameras with HDMI outputs. Unlike FireWire capture, using the HDMI output of consumer cameras means you get the highest quality uncompressed video from the camera, or you can use the native compression of your editing software, such as uncompressed, JPEG, DVCPRO HD, and ProRes. Unlike FireWire compression, using the native compression of your editing software, combined with high speed 10 Gb/s PCI Express gives you all CPU time for maximum real time effects playback direct to large screen displays and broadcast monitors.
Fully compatible with SD-SDI and HD-SDI 4:2:2, the DeckLink HD Extreme 3D also features Dual Link HD-SDI 4:4:4 connections for feature film quality. Dual Link 4:4:4 is used on the latest Sony HDCAM SR decks, and contains additional color detail giving you full RGB color bandwidth and extra precision of up to 10 bit SDI video. When connected via PCI Express to a host computer, this higher quality video can be captured and played back completely uncompressed for amazing feature film quality.
DeckLink HD Extreme 3D also takes a new lead in quality with the latest 3 Gb/s SDI technology, so you can connect RGB 4:4:4 and 2K and even 3D via a single SDI connection. 3 Gb/s SDI technology is the video standard of the future for post production, and allows "beyond HDTV resolutions". DeckLink HD Extreme 3D is ideal for connecting to Digital Betacam, Panasonic HD-D5 or the new Sony HDCAM SR decks. Uncompressed 10 bit video is the highest quality possible from the SDI television system, and only uncompressed video will hold up under heavy working conditions demanded by clients today while retaining a delicate film look.
DeckLink HD Extreme 3D features unbalanced AES digital audio in and out as well as XLR balanced pro audio for incredible quality while maintaining sample accurate AV sync. DeckLink HD Extreme 3D includes a sample rate converter on the AES/EBU input, so you can connect to any digital audio device, as either synchronized or un-synchronized sources. DeckLink HD Extreme 3D also includes a massive 16 channels of SDI embedded audio support for HD capture and playback, and 8 channels of SDI embedded audio for standard definition capture and playback.
DeckLink HD Extreme 3D works in Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Mac OS X and Linux systems. Use your favorite video software such as Apple Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, eyeon Fusion and many more. Instantly switch between 2K, 1080 HD, 720 HD, NTSC and PAL for worldwide compatibility.
Photoshop plug-ins are included for capture and output of still frames. Blackmagic Media Express lets you control a deck remotely via RS-422 for capture and playback of clips with timecode accuracy and Blackmagic Disk Speed Test checks your disk array in frames per second.
The Black Magic Design DeckLink HD Extreme 3D has the higher speed of PCI Express, and when combined with HDLink Pro will support an Apple 30 inch Cinema display and other 30 inch DVI-D or DisplayPort computer monitors. That allows the full resolution of a 30 inch display to be used for native play back 2K feature film resolution, so you see pixel for pixel feature film resolution. That's because DeckLink HD Extreme 3D with PCI Express supports the new 3 Gb/s SDI with 2K real time playback. When combined with HDLink Pro, large 30 inch 2560 x 1600 resolution displays can be used for native 2048 x 1556 playback. Imagine editing 2K video in real time at full resolution without proxies.
Many exciting real time effects are included with the DeckLink. These include Cross Dissolve, Non Additive Dissolve, Additive Dissolve, Fade in Fade out, Dip to Color, Sepia, Desaturate, Brightness and Contrast, Proc Amp, Tint, Gamma Correction and 3 way color correction. DeckLink cards are fully compatible with Final Cut Pro RT Extreme built-in effects for unlimited possibilities.
Access VANC Blanking Data to capture and playback any line of blanking, using any of the top three lines of your media file. This lets you store test signals, timecode, subtitles and many other custom types of data.
DeckLink is an ideal solution for video software. Mac OS X compatible software includes Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Shake, Motion, iDVD, DVD Studio Pro, Color Finesse, Microcosm and many more. Windows compatible software includes Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Encore DVD and many more. DeckLink cards can be switched to keying mode with the Blackmagic LiveKey application. Output graphics from Photoshop or other software in SD or HD direct into production switchers, with fill and key output on the two independent SDI outputs on Black Magic Design DeckLink HD Extreme 3D.
DeckLink cards have been designed to instantly switch between NTSC (USA and Japan) and PAL ( Europe and Asia), as well as all 720HD and 1080HD standards. SDI and analog connections switch easily between NTSC, PAL and all HD television standards. With a simple change of your settings you can have NTSC, PAL and HD media files on the same disk.
All DeckLink cards are built in house with Black Magic's high speed multi million dollar SMT manufacturing facility, for dramatically lower cost and higher quality products. You always get the latest technology with passed on savings, so your DeckLink is even more affordable.
Traditional systems for editing and design in post production and broadcast are sold as a complete system, so you have no choice in the components or even what software and storage you can use. With DeckLink cards and Multibridge based systems, you can choose your favorite software and still have complete compatibility. The big advantage is software and hardware vendors compete to give you the highest quality, more features and the lowest possible price.
Editing systems based on Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro using DeckLink, may be inexpensive but they're certainly professional. Editors demand frame accurate batch capture and perfect AV sync. SDI uses a higher data rate than DV, so it’s got the speed to handle full resolution video in standard definition or high definition, completely uncompressed. That means you can preserve video quality until you need to compress the video, such as the final compression pass for streaming or broadcast.
Black Magic Design DeckLink HD Extreme 3D Video Card Specifications:
-SDI Video Input 2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K and 2D/3D switchable.
-Supports 3 Gb/s single link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4.
-SDI Video Output 2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K and 2D/3D switchable.
-Supports 3 Gb/s single link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4.
-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
-HDMI Video Output 1 x HDMI type A connector
-SDI Audio Input 16 Channels embedded in SD, HD and 2K.
-SDI Audio Output 16 Channels embedded in SD, HD and 2K.
-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.
-HDMI Audio Input 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
-HDMI Audio Output 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
-AES/EBU Audio Input 2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter.
-AES/EBU Audio Output 2 Channels unbalanced.
-Sync Input Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD or 2K format.
-Device Control Sony compatible RS422 deck control ports.
-Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.
-Computer Interface PCI Express 4 lane, compatible with 4, 8 and 16 lane PCIe slots.
-2K Format Support 2048 x 1556PsF23.98, 2048 x 1556PsF24, 2048 x 1556PsF25, 2048 x 1556p23.98, 2048 x 1556p24 and
2048 x 1556p25.
-HD Format Support 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25,
1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94, 1080i60, and 1080p60.
-SD Format Support 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 525/23.98 NTSC and 480p.
-SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 372M, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.
-Multiple Rate support SDI, HDMI and component analog video connections are switchable between standard definition and high
definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s HD and 2K SDI.
-Video Sampling 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
-Color Precision 10 bit
-Color Space 4:2:2 YUV and 4:4:4 RGB
-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 standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.
-HDMI Configuration HDMI automatically configures to connected display.
-HDMI Resolution Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.
-HDMI Color Precision 10 bit
-Copy Protection For legal reasons HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright
ownership before capture or distribution of content.
-Colorspace Conversion Hardware based real time.
-HD Down Conversion Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs HD-SDI on SDI A output, SD-SDI on SDI B output and
Composite and S-Video when working in HD video formats on playback. Switch analog video to Component and choose HD or SD output.
Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3.
-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 pillarbox and 16:9 zoom. HD outputs via HD-SDI, HDMI and component analog.
-Cross Conversion Built-in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD on playback.
-3D Processing Dual stream SDI capture & playback.
-Real Time Effects Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects in DV, DVCPRO HD, ProRes and uncompressed on Intel Mac OS X. Adobe Premiere
Pro internal effects in DV, DVCPRO HD, MJPEG and uncompressed.
-Software Included 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. Media Express, Blackmagic Control
Panel and Blackmagic driver on Linux.
-Firmware Upgrade Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.
-Installation PCI Express 4 lane, compatible with 4, 8, 16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. Mac OS X systems
require a Mac Pro computer.
-Product Warranty 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty (offered directly through Black Magic ONLY)