DeckLink Duo

MSRP: $495.00

$470.25

Desktop Video Manual

Product Highlights

  • Video-editing Capture Card
  • Independent SDI Inputs & Outputs
  • 2 SDI Inputs, Supports SD & HD 10 bit
  • 2 SDI Outputs, Supports SD & HD 10 bit
  • Independent Capture & Playback Streams
  • Common Tri-Sync/Black Burst Reference
  • Uses a Single PCI Express Slot
  • Supports Mac, Windows, & Linux
SKU: BMD-BDLKDUO Category:

Description

Overviewkey Features
The Blackmagic Design DeckLink Duo is a video-editing capture card consisting of 2 independent SDI inputs and outputs, both supporting SD and HD video formats that can be inter-switched; each SDI input or output could be a different video standard as well as a different content stream.

DeckLink Duo is perfect for developers who need two completely independent capture and playback streams in and out of a computer, as both capture and playback channels are completely independent. There are two SDI inputs, and two SDI outputs plus a common tri-sync/black burst reference. DeckLink Duo appears as two independent SDI cards to the computer, but only uses a single PCI Express slot. DeckLink Duo is perfect for servers where there are multiple streams or simultaneous capture and playback per system. DeckLink Duo is compatible with Windows™, Mac OS X™ and Linux™.

Connect to Anything

DeckLink Duo features two independent SDI capture and playback engines built into the single card with a 4 lane PCI Express connection. DeckLink SDI is the world’s most affordable HD/SD-SDI capture card, with 10 bit SDI capture and playback, plus RS-422 deck control and reference input.

DeckLink cards let you capture and playback to the widest range of equipment, such as HDCAM, HD-D5, HDCAM SR 4:2:2, Betacam SP, Digital Betacam, HD receivers, HDV cameras, televisions, VHS recorders, analog broadcast monitors, mixers and many more!

Hardware Down Converter

If you’ve ever wanted to monitor in both HD and SD while you work, then you’ll love the built in high quality down converter on the DeckLink Studio model that’s always active on the SD-SDI, S-Video and composite video output connections. This lets you use the main SD/HD-SDI output for HD, while simultaneously using the SD-SDI, S-Video and composite outputs for standard definition. When working in HD the built in down converter lets all video outputs remain active in both capture and playback mode, and in all HD video formats! You can instantly select between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 down conversion styles.

Two Capture Cards in One!

The new DeckLink Duo is like having two DeckLink cards in one! DeckLink Duo is perfect for developers who need two completely independent capture and playback streams in and out of a computer, as both capture and playback channels are completely independent. There are two SDI inputs, and two SDI outputs plus a common tri-sync/black burst reference. DeckLink Duo appears as two independent SDI cards to the computer, but only uses a single PCI Express slot. DeckLink Duo is perfect for servers where there are multiple streams or simultaneous capture and playback per system.

Incredible Analog Connections

DeckLink Studio includes enhanced analog connections to make it easy to connect to a wider range of analog broadcast equipment. You can simultaneously connect to analog component, S-Video and composite equipment, because DeckLink Studio has independent connections for each. All outputs are always active and will output via the built in down converter when you’re working in HD. DeckLink Studio is the perfect capture card for working with decks such as Betacam SP, as it includes 4 channels of balanced analog audio, so you can capture and playback all 4 channels of Betacam SP audio at the same time. DeckLink Studio has more analog connections than SD only capture cards and costs hundreds of dollars less!

True Professional Quality Audio

DeckLink Studio features a massive 4 channels of balanced professional analog audio in and out, as well as 2 channels of AES/EBU digital audio in and out, for broadcast quality and sample accurate AV sync. DeckLink Studio also includes a sample rate converter on the AES/EBU input, so you can connect to any digital audio device, from either synchronized or un-synchronized sources. DeckLink Studio includes 8 channels of SDI embedded audio that are perfect for Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro’s multi channel audio support. When working with multi channel audio, DeckLink Studio can switch it’s analog audio output 3 and 4 to AES/EBU digital audio outputs. That means you get an extra 2 digital audio outputs for a total of 6 channels of AES/EBU digital audio out! DeckLink Studio is perfect for 5.1 surround sound editing and multi language digital audio monitoring.

High Quality

For highest quality digital broadcast workflows, DeckLink cards include incredible 10 bit SD/HD-SDI video with low SDI jitter, combined with AES/EBU digital audio with a high performance linear phase digital filtered sample rate converter. DeckLink Studio features a total of 10 on board power supplies to isolate high precision analog electronics from digital noise, so you get pristine quality analog video and audio. Only DeckLink cards provides all the quality you need for the most demanding broadcast environments and ensures your work retains that wonderful film look!

More HD Real Time Effects

DeckLink’s super fast PCI Express connection plugs directly into Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro’s real time effects processing engine. Unlike FireWire products, you get all your CPU time dedicated to more multi layer HD real time effects. Only DeckLink Studio’s high speed PCI Express lets you upgrade to HD without limiting your HD real time effects! The higher speed of PCI Express easily handles both compressed and uncompressed video file formats, such as ProRes(Mac), DVCPro HD, JPEG, DV, HDV playback, uncompressed 8 bit and uncompressed 10 bit. 1 Lane PCI Express also allows DeckLink Studio to work in lower cost computers and is fully compatible with 1, 4, 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots.

Mac OS X™, Windows™ and now Linux™!

DeckLink cards are fully compatible with Mac OS X™, Windows™ and now Linux™! The new Media Express 2.0 is included, so you can capture and playback DPX, DVI and QuickTime media all platforms with full compatibility! Perfect for 3D graphics work or use our Linux™ SDK to develop your own solutions.

Built in SD Keyer!

When working in standard definition, DeckLink cards include the most amazing quality digital internal keyer that lets you key RGBA images over the video input. That’s a total keying solution built right into DeckLink Studio. The built in keyer works great when used with Blackmagic Design’s included Photoshop plug-ins, or even with RGBA animated video software for keying. If you want to perform keying externally, such as an external video mixer, then just select external key and DeckLink Studio will output the key channel on the SD-SDI output, with the fill channel on the main SD/HD-SDI output.

Compatible with Popular Video Software

DeckLink cards are perfect for editing, broadcast graphics and digital effects work with built in support for your favorite video software such as Apple Final Cut Pro™, Adobe Premiere Pro™, Adobe After Effects™, Adobe Photoshop™, eyeon Fusion™ and many more. DeckLink includes plug ins for Photoshop so you can capture and output frames directly from within Photoshop. Real time playback from Adobe After Effects is supported so you can live preview your animations on your broadcast monitor. For ultimate flexibility, you can install on Windows XP™, Windows Vista™, Windows 7™ and Intel-based Mac Pro systems and instantly switch between 1080i, 1080p and 720p formats in HD, or NTSC and PAL formats for worldwide compatibility.

Loads of Free Software Utilities

DeckLink cards include the Media Express deck control software which lets you control a deck remotely via RS-422 for capture and playback of DPX, AVI and QuickTime™ clips with timecode accuracy. Media Express is supported on Mac OS X™, Windows™ and Linux™. To help set up high speed disk arrays for uncompressed 10 bit HD editing, DeckLink includes Blackmagic Disk Speed Test™ software that checks your disk array and gives you an easy to understand speed test with the results in video frames per second!

DeckLink cards are designed for anyone who needs a bridge between the ‘SD and HD worlds’ with maximum analog compatibility for the widest range of video equipment. Check out DeckLink for your facility today!

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 6 x 5.75 x 1.2 in

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