Today, Blackmagic Design announced the immediate availability of a new low cost dual link HDTV 4:4:4 12-bit SDI capture card with high quality 14-bit analog video monitoring. The DeckLink HD Pro PCIe instantly switches between HDTV and standard definition modes, giving editors greater flexibility and choice when working in a variety of formats. Due to it’s dual link 4:4:4 video quality and unique Blackmagic designed 14-bit analog video outputs, DeckLink HD Pro PCIe is the highest quality broadcast video card available, perfect for the most demanding high-end television and feature film post production.
“We have repeatedly been asked by the high end feature film industry and visual effects post production houses for a very low cost uncompressed high definition dual link 4:4:4 card that also easily handles 4:2:2 video and standard definition” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design in the press release. “Now our customers can afford to install multiple workstations with 4:4:4 video quality, cost effectively – that’s vital when working on very large creative jobs that involve many people.”
DeckLink HD Pro PCIe features twin HD-SDI inputs and outputs for 4:4:4 high definition connections, or it can instantly switch to 4:2:2 HD-SDI or standard definition SDI. DeckLink HD Pro PCIe also includes high quality 14-bit analog video monitoring output that also switches between high definition and standard definition, so users don’t need to reconnect cables when switching standards. With all high definition and standard definition standards supported, DeckLink HD Pro PCIe will connect to all broadcast and post production systems.
For additional connectivity, DeckLink HD Pro PCIe also features SPDIF/unbalanced AES audio input and SPDIF/unbalanced AES audio out, word-clock out, Tri-Sync/Black Burst reference input and a built in RS-422 remote control port for broadcast deck control.
DeckLink HD Pro features a new high speed PCI Express 4 lane interface for the latest Apple PowerMac G5 that features all PCI Express slots. DeckLink HD Pro PCIe is the only capture card on the market that supports both Mac OS X and Windows XP with the same hardware card, and is immediately compatible with Apple Final Cut Pro HD, Premere Pro 2.0, and many other applications on both platforms.
The DeckLink HD Pro PCIe is available now for US$1,195 from authorized Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide. Additional information is available at the Blackmagic Design web site located here.
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