Blackmagic Design Decklink 8K Pro Cinema Capture Card

by Blackmagic Design MFG# BMD-BDLKHCPRO8K12G
$645.00

The world's highest performance capture cards for Mac, Windows and Linux

DeckLink capture and playback cards are used every day on Hollywood feature films, episodic television programs, music videos, commercials and more! Featuring the latest cutting edge technologies such as 12G-SDI and 8K support, DeckLink cards give you the highest quality video and work with more applications and platforms than any other card. Every DeckLink PCI Express card can be installed in Mac, Windows and Linux based workstations and servers, giving you ultimate flexibility!

DeckLink 8K Pro is an advanced 8 lane PCI Express capture and playback card designed for the next generation of high resolution 8K workflows. Featuring four 12G-SDI connections, DeckLink 8K Pro supports all SD, HD, Ultra HD, 4K, 8K and 8K DCI frame sizes. DeckLink 8K Pro works in 8 and 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 as well as 10 and 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 with full Rec. 2020 support, giving you deep color for true digital cinema quality images! In addition, you can work at up to 60 frames per second up to 8K, as well as up to 64 channels of audio. The connections are also bi-directional so you can use them to either capture or playback quad link 8K, or they can be used for simultaneous capture and playback of single or dual link SDI sources!

Perfect for Post Production

SD, HD, Ultra HD, 4K and 8K!

Work with any video format and resolution that you need! DeckLink cards let you capture from cameras, decks and live feeds directly into editing, effects and design software applications such as DaVinci Resolve. Depending on the model you choose, DeckLink cards support the complete range of formats used in today’s high end film, television and commercial post production. You get 12-bit RGB support and 4:4:4 image quality for deep color and high dynamic range work, high frame rate support of up to 60 frames per second, stereoscopic 3D and more! There are DeckLink models to support either file or tape based workflows for perfect monitoring in editing and grading suites using professional SDI monitors, HDMI televisions and even digital cinema projectors.

Use Your Favorite Software

DeckLink cards work with the software you love to use!

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Mac

No other capture and playback cards are supported by more software applications for Mac. Get drivers that work with fantastic editing software such as DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and News Cutter. For visual effects get full compatibility with Fusion, Nuke, After Effects and Photoshop. For audio, DeckLink cards work with Fairlight audio in DaVinci Resolve, ProTools, Nuendo and Cubase. For streaming, you can use Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Producer.

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Windows

Get access to a massive range of windows software! DeckLink supports WDM, DirectShow and QuickTime so you can use applications such as DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer and News Cutter, Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro and more. For visual effects use Fusion, After Effects and Photoshop. Audio software supported includes Nuendo, Cubase and more. When streaming you get compatibility with Flash Media Encoder, Xsplit Broadcaster, Wirecast and Livestream Procaster.

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Linux

DeckLink cards are open standard capture cards and are perfect for the development of Linux based video applications. They’re designed to work perfectly with DaVinci Resolve for editing, color correction and professional audio. There’s also a free, well documented SDK that makes it easy for you to develop specific solutions to meet your needs. Blackmagic’s Design Media Express is also available for capture and playback when using DeckLink with Linux operating systems.

DeckLink 8K Pro

DeckLink 8K Pro

Technical Specifications

Description

The ultimate digital cinema capture card! DeckLink 8K Pro features four bi-directional 12G-SDI connections and works in all SD, HD, Ultra HD, 4K and 8K DCI frame sizes. You get support for 8 and 10-bit YUV 4:2:2, as well as 10 and 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 with full Rec. 2020 color. In addition, you can work at up to 120 frames per second in HD and 4K and up to 60 frames per second in 8K. The four 12G-SDI connections support up to 64 channels of embedded audio. DeckLink 8K Pro is perfect for the next generation of high resolution, high frame rate and high dynamic range workflows!

Connections

SDI Video Inputs

4 x bi-directional 12Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K/8K. Supports single, dual link and quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable.

SDI Video Outputs

4 x bi-directional 12Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K/8K. Supports single, dual link and quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable

SDI Audio Inputs

16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K.

64 Channels embedded in 4K/8K

SDI Audio Outputs

16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K.

64 Channels embedded in 4K/8K

Sync Input

Tri-Sync or Black Burst.

Computer Interface

PCI Express 8 lane generation 3, compatible with 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots..

DeckLink 8K Pro

Supported Codecs

AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, DNxHR and DNxHD, Apple ProRes 4444, AppleProRes 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

Software Included

DaVinci Resolve, Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS and 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 3, compatible with 8, 16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS, Windows and Linux. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.

 

Software Applications

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DaVinci Resolve

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Fusion

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Final Cut Pro X

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Adobe Premiere Pro CC

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Avid Media Composer

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Adobe After Effects CC

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Avid Pro Tools

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Steinberg Cubase

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Autodesk Smoke

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Adobe Photoshop CC

Other supported applications include: The Foundry Nuke, Grass Valley Edius, Steinberg Nuendo, Sony Catalyst Production Suite, Tools On Air Just: Play & Live & In, Softron MovieRecorder & MReplay, Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Telestream Wirecast, Livestream Producer, Resolume Arena, Magix Vegas Pro & Movie Edit Pro Premium, Corel VideoStudio Pro, CyberLink PowerDirector, Vidblaster X & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay One & CG, CasparCG Server, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster, DevTek Easy Media Suite, Metus Ingest, Boinx Software MimoLive, Cinegy Capture Pro, vMix Live, Renewed Vision ProPresenter, Ventuz Director, Class X Liveboard & Coral CG, Glookast Capturer, Open Broadcaster Software Studio, Nautilus NEMO3D, Derivative TouchDesigner, Assimilate Scratch.

8K playback and capture is application dependent, check with your software vendor