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Blackmagic Design: supported models

Here is a list of Blackmagic Design devices that we've tested in our labs:

 Device
 Inputs
 Outputs
 Supported formats and features
DeckLink SDI 4K

Interface:
PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1, 4, 8 and 16 lane PCIe slots

Driver version:
10.5.0.0
Video:
1 x 10-bit SD/HD SDI

Audio:
8 channels embedded in SD and HD
Video:
1 x 10-bit SD/HD SDI

Audio:
8 channels embedded in SD and HD  
SD formats:
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC

HD formats:
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080i60

Metadata:
  • VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal
  • VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file
  • HD RP188
  • Closed captioning
DeckLink Quad

Interface:
PCI Express 4 lane, compatible with 4, 8 and 16 lane PCIe slots.

Driver version:
10.5.0.0

Video:
4 x 10-bit SD/HD SDI


Audio:
8 channels per input, embedded in SD and HD
Video:
4 x 10-bit SD/HD SDI


Audio:
8 channels per input, embedded in SD and HD  
SD formats:
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC

HD formats:
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080i60

Metadata:
  • VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal
  • VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file
  • HD RP188
  • Closed captioning
DeckLink Studio

Interface:
PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1, 4, 8 and 16 lane PCIe slots

Driver version:

10.5.0.0
Video:
  • 1 x 10-bit SD/HD SDI
  • 10-bit  HDMI 
  • 1 x composite
  • 1 x S-Video
  • 1 x component  
Audio:
8 channels embedded in SD and HD
Video:
  • 1 x 10-bit SD/HD SDI
  • 10-bit HDMI 
  • 1 x composite
  • 1 x S-Video
  • 1 x component
 
Audio:
8 channels embedded in SD and HD
SD formats:
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC

HD formats:
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080i60

Metadata:
  • VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal
  • VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file
  • HD RP188
  • Closed captioning
DeckLink 4K Extreme

Interface:
PCI Express 4 lane generation 2, compatible with 4, 8 and 16 lane PCIe

Driver version:
10.5.0.0
Video:
  • 2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K SDI
  • 1 x component
  • 1 x HDMI
Audio:
  • 16 channels embedded in SDI
  • 8 channels embedded in HDMI
  • 2 channels analog
  • 2 channels AES/EBU
Video:
  • 2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K SDI
  • 1 x component
  • 1 x HDMI


Audio:
  • 16 channels embedded in SDI
  • 8 channels embedded in HDMI
  • 2 channels analog
  • 2 channels AES/EBU
SD formats:
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC

HD formats:
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

4K formats:

3840x2160p23.98, 3840x2160p24, 3840x2160p25, 3840x2160p29.97, 3840x2160p30

2K formats:
2048 x 1556PsF23.98, 2048 x 1556PsF24, 2048 x 1556PsF25, 2048 x 1556p23.98, 2048 x 1556p24 and 2048 x 1556p25

Metadata:
  • VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal
  • VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file
  • HD RP188
  • Closed captioning 
UltraStudio 4K

Interface:
Thunderbolt

Driver version:
10.5.0.0
Video:
  • 2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K SDI
  • 2 x optical fiber (optional)
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x component
Audio:
  • 16 channels embedded in SDI
  • 8 channels embedded in HDMI
  • 4 channels analog
  • 2 channels AES/EBU
  • 1 x 48V microphone input
Video:
  • 2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K SDI
  • 2 x optical fiber (optional)
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x component
Audio:
  • 16 channels embedded in SDI
  • 8 channels embedded in HDMI
  • 4 channels analog
  • 2 channels AES/EBU
SD formats:
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC

HD formats:
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

4K formats:
3840x2160p/23.98, 3840x2160p/24, 3840x2160p/25

 Metadata:
  • VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal
  • VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file
  • HD RP188
  • Closed captioning
DeckLink SDI

Interface:
PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1, 4, 8 and 16 lane PCIe slots

Driver version:
10.5.0.0
Video:
1 x 10 bit SD/HD SDI

Audio:
8 channels embedded in SD and HD
Video:
1 x 10 bit SD/HD SDI

Audio:
8 channels embedded in SD and HD
SD formats:
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC

HD formats:
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080i60

Metadata:
  • VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal
  • VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file
  • HD RP188
  • Closed captioning
DeckLink HD Extreme 3D+

Interface:
PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1, 4, 8 and 16 lane PCIe slots

Driver version:
10.5.0.0

Video:
  • 2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K SDI
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x component / S-Video or composite 
Audio:
  • 16 channels embedded in SDI
  • 8 channels embedded in HDMI
  • 2 channels AES/EBU
  • 2 channels analog
Video:
  • 2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K SDI
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x component / S-Video or composite

Audio:
  • 16 channels embedded in SDI
  • 8 channels embedded in HDMI
  • 2 channels AES/EBU
  • 2 channels analog
 
SD formats:
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 525/23.98 NTSC and 480p

HD formats:
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080i60 2K - 2048 x 1556PsF23.98, 2048 x 1556PsF24, 2048 x 1556PsF25, 2048 x 1556p23.98, 2048 x 1556p24 and 2048 x 1556p25

  Metadata:
  • VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal
  • VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file
  • HD RP188
  • Closed captioning
DeckLink HD Extreme 3

Interface:
PCI Express 4 lane, compatible with 4,8,16 lane PCI Express slots

Driver version:
10.5.0.0  
Video:
  • 2 x 10-bit SDI
  • 1 x HDMI
  • Component YUV / S-Video /  сomposite
Audio:
  • 16/8 channels embedded in SDI
  • 2 channels HDMI
  • 2 channels analog
  • 2 channels AES/EBU
Video:
  • 2 x 10-bit SDI
  • 1 x HDMI
  • Component YUV / S-Video /  сomposite
Audio:
  • 16/8 channels embedded in SDI
  • 2 channels HDMI
  • 2 channels analog
  • 2 channels AES/EBU
 
SD formats:
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC

HD formats:
1080PsF23.98/24, 1080i48, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 720p59.94, 720p60 and 720p50

2K formats:
2048 x 1556 at 24fps and 23.98fps capture and playback via SDI

Metadata:

  • VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal
  • VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file
  • HD RP188
  • Closed captioning
Intensity Pro

Interface:
PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1, 4, 8 and 16 lane PCIe slots

Driver version:
10.5.0.0  
Video:
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x composite / S-video / component
Audio:
  • 2 channels HDMI
  • 2 channels analog
Video:
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x composite / S-video / component
 

Audio:
  • 2 channels HDMI
  • 2 channels analog
  • 2 channels AES/EBU
 
SD formats:
625i/50 PAL and 525i/59.94 NTSC

HD formats:
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60
DeckLink Mini Recorder

Interface:
PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1, 4, 8 and 16 lane PCIe slots

Driver version:
10.5.0.0
Video:
1 x 10-bit SD/HD SDI

Audio:
8 Channels embedded in HD and SD


SD formats:
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC

HD formats:
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080i60

Metadata:
  • VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal
  • VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file
  • HD RP188
  • Closed captioning
DeckLink Mini Monitor

Interface:
PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1, 4, 8 and 16 lane PCIe slots

Driver version:
10.5.0.0

SDI video:
1 x 10-bit SD/HD SDI

SDI audio:
16 Channels embedded in HD and 8 channels in SD
SD formats:
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC

HD formats:
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080i60
DeckLink Quad 2

Interface:
PCI Express 8 lane, compatible with 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS X, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Linux
 
Driver version:
10.6.1.0  

Video:
8 x 12-bit SD/HD SDI

Audio:
16 channels embedded in SD and HD  
Video:
8 x 12-bit SD/HD SDI

Audio:
16 channels embedded in SD and HD
SD formats:
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC

HD formats:
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60

  Metadata:
  • VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal
  • VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file
  • HD RP188
  • Closed captioning