Hardware Down Converter
If you've ever wanted to monitor in both HD and SD while you work, then you'll love the built in high quality down converter that's always active on the SD-SDI, S-Video and composite video output connections. This lets you use the main SD/HD-SDI output for HD, while simultaneously using the SD-SDI, S-Video and composite outputs for standard definition. When working in HD the built in down converter lets all video outputs remain active in both capture and playback mode, and in all HD video formats! You can instantly select between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 down conversion styles.
True Professional Quality Audio
DeckLink SDI includes 8 channels of SDI embedded audio that are perfect for Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro's multi channel audio support. When working with multi channel audio, DeckLink Studio can switch it's analogue audio output 3 and 4 to AES/EBU digital audio outputs. That means you get an extra 2 digital audio outputs for a total of 6 channels of AES/EBU digital audio out! DeckLink Studio is perfect for 5.1 surround sound editing and multi language digital audio monitoring.
More HD Real Time Effects
DeckLink Studio’s super fast 2.5 Gb/s 1 lane PCI Express connection plugs directly into Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro's real time effects processing engine. Unlike FireWire products, you get all your CPU time dedicated to more multi layer HD real time effects. Only DeckLink Studio's high speed PCI Express lets you upgrade to HD without limiting your HD real time effects! The higher speed of PCI Express easily handles both compressed and uncompressed video file formats, such as ProRes(Mac), DVCPro HD, JPEG, DV, HDV playback, uncompressed 8 bit and uncompressed 10 bit. 1 Lane PCI Express also allows DeckLink Studio to work in lower cost computers and is fully compatible with 1, 4, 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots.
Built in SD Keyer!
When working in standard definition, DeckLink Studio includes the most amazing quality digital internal keyer that lets you key RGBA images over the video input. That's a total keying solution built right into DeckLink Studio. The built in keyer works great when used with Blackmagic Design's included Photoshop plug-ins, or even with RGBA animated video software for keying. If you want to perform keying externally, such as an external video mixer, then just select external key and DeckLink Studio will output the key channel on the SD-SDI output, with the fill channel on the main SD/HD-SDI output.
Compatible with Popular Video Software
DeckLink Studio is perfect for editing, broadcast graphics and digital effects work with built in support for your favorite video software such as Apple Final Cut Pro™, Adobe Premiere Pro™, Adobe After Effects™, Adobe Photoshop™, eyeon Fusion™ and many more. DeckLink Studio includes plug ins for Photoshop so you can capture and output frames directly from within Photoshop. Real time playback from Adobe After Effects is supported so you can live preview your animations on your broadcast monitor. For ultimate flexibility, you can install on Windows XP™, Windows Vista™ and Intel-based Mac Pro systems and instantly switch between 1080i, 1080p and 720p formats in HD, or NTSC and PAL formats for worldwide compatibility.
Loads of Free Software Utilities
DeckLink Studio's included deck control software lets you control a deck remotely via RS-422 for capture and playback of clips with timecode accuracy. That's important when working with software that does not have support for hardware capture and playback, such as After Effects and Fusion. To help setup high speed disk arrays for uncompressed 10 bit HD editing, DeckLink Studio includes Blackmagic Disk Speed Test™ software that checks your disk array and gives you an easy to understand speed test with the results in video frames per second!
DeckLink Studio is designed for anyone who needs a bridge between the 'SD and HD worlds' with maximum analogue compatibility for the widest range of video equipment. Check out DeckLink Studio for your facility today! Mac OS X™, Windows™ and now Linux™!
DeckLink cards are fully compatible with Mac OS X™, Windows™ and now Linux™! The new Media Express 2.0 will be included in June 09, so you can capture and playback DPX, DVI and QuickTime media all platforms with full compatibility! Perfect for 3D graphics work or use our Linux™ SDK to develop your own solutions.