Blackmagic Design debuts new low cost dual link HDTV Capture Card

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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14 Comments

  1. “The DeckLink HD Pro PCIe is available now for US$1,195 from authorized Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.”

    Wow!! $1195!! Thanks, but I’ll just stick to using my Sony HDR-FX1 HD cam and my HD-DVR cable box to getting HD stuff on FCP if I want to watch anything on my computer in Hi-Def….I just wish that Blu-Ray would already get here…

  2. “Wow!! $1195!! Thanks, but I’ll just stick to using my Sony HDR-FX1 HD cam and my HD-DVR cable box to getting HD stuff on FCP if I want to watch anything on my computer in Hi-Def”

    you so miss the point of this sweet (according to the specs) card.

    This isn’t about watching HD on you computer, it’s about creating the content that you suck off the HD box.

  3. tired and turd,

    You guys are both wrong…

    This card is for professionals who MAKE movies, who NEEd the highest quality… do you even know what 4:4:4 means? Obviously from both of your comments, the answer is no.

  4. Eric
    i know this is about quality. hence the sarcastic comment to Turd, “This isn’t about watching HD on you computer, it’s about CREATING the content that you suck off the HD box.” or as you essentially paraphrased me, “This card is for professionals who MAKE movies…”

    Anyone sucking content off their HDPVR thinking that it’s good enough is daft.

    You may have also missed my comment regarding the sweet specs for such a cheap card.

    Turd, I stand by my comment.

  5. Tired,

    My apologies…

    I misinterpreted your comments then. The comment about the DVR box part threw me.

    I agree with you, and stnd by you on turd’s comments.

    have a nice day… ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”smile” style=”border:0;” />

  6. ..it means with a proper broadcast video monitor and an eternal raid box and a couple of jbl speakers with the final cut studio about 20 thousands including the deck card u have a system that can hande anything from vhs to telecined 35mm cinema ..a revolution
    also the extra gift is that it WORKS
    avid is doomed

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