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Blackmagic Design Decklink HD Extreme 2 Video Capture PCI Card with HDMI, SDI and Analog Connections, HD/SD Switchable, for Mac & Windows

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About this item

The DeckLink HD Extreme Video Capture Card is an excellent choice for your SD and HD capture needs. The card fully supports analog component video connections, standard definition SDI and high definition SDI digital video connections. In addition to support for 10-bit uncompressed video, the card also features broadcast quality HD to SD downconversion and its 4:2:2 SDI connectivity delivers superior chromakey performance.

The card can work with both Windows and Macintosh computers, making it an excellent choice for your editing needs regardless of your operating platform.

Key Features

  • High Definition or Standard Definition: The DeckLink HD Extreme PCI allows you to work with HD footage while still retaining compatibility with SD equipment. The card lets you switch between HD, 3Gb/s SDI and analog component video connections
  • Analog and Digital Support: The capture card features 10-bit uncompressed digital SDI connections as well as analog video and audio connections. This gives you extreme flexibility in what type of video equipment you connect to the card
  • 10-Bit Uncompressed SDI Capture and Playback: The DeckLink allows you to work natively with 10-Bit uncompressed video. This lets you work with broadcast quality video without sacrificing the quality delivered by Digital Betacam and HDCAM-SR 4:2:2 video
  • Professional Quality Audio: The DeckLink features an unbalanced AES audio input and output, guaranteeing high quality audio with accurate sync. You can even connect via S/PDIF consumer audio products to give you an inexpensive option for monitoring digital audio
  • Windows XP or Mac OS X Compatible: The DeckLink HD Extreme is fully compatible with systems running Mac OS X, Windows XP, Windows XPx64 and Windows 2000. This lets you leverage the card's features regardless of the operating platform on which you edit
  • Flexible File Formats: The DeckLink HD Extreme allows you to work with either 8-bit or 10-bit uncompressed video. When used with Mac OS X you can work with DV, JPEG, DVCPRO HD and HDV compressed formats. When used with Windows you can work with AVI, QuickTime, TARGA and BMP formats
  • Down Conversion and Real Time Effects: The DeckLink HD Extreme allows you to downconvert your HD footage for mastering to SD at broadcast quality. The custom poly-phase interpolation and filter processing translates into high-quality downconverted video, ensuring no translation loss

Technical Specs

Type HD and SD 10-Bit Digital and 12-Bit Analog Capture Card
Compatible with Windows and Macintosh Editing Software
Video System NTSC, PAL
Video Formats HD: 1080PsF23.98/24, 1080i48, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 720p59.94, 720p60 and 720p50
SD: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 525/23.98 NTSC
Audio Formats Television standard sample rate of 48kHz and 24-bit
Host Connection PCI Express 4 lane
Input and Output Connectors 2x HDMI
3x BNC
1x Breakout Connection
Real-Time Output Yes
Real-Time Layers Yes
Hardware Real-Time Effects Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects on Mac OS X
Adobe Premiere Pro internal effects in DV, MJPEG and uncompressed edit formats
WYSIWYG Support Yes
Warranty Blackmagic Design warranty
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