04.27.2009 11:15 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Blackmagic Design showcases three new video capture cards — the DeckLink HD Extreme, DeckLink Studio and DeckLink SDI

At the 2009 NAB Show, Blackmagic Design showed three new video capture cards — the DeckLink HD Extreme, DeckLink Studio and DeckLink SDI.

The DeckLink HD Extreme capture card features SDI, HDMI and analog component, NTSC, PAL and S-Video capture and playback, combined with dual link 3Gb/s SDI technology and hardware downconversion. With SDI, HDMI and analog video capture and playback, combined with both balanced analog and AES/EBU digital audio, DeckLink HD Extreme lets users connect to all decks, cameras and monitors.

DeckLink HD Extreme instantly switches between SD and HD video, making it ideal for post production and broadcast users when working on design, editing, paint and effects tasks. With built-in 3Gb/s SDI, the card can also instantly switch to full resolution 2K feature film editing. DeckLink HD Extreme includes a built-in hardware downconverter so users can monitor both SD and HD at the same time during playback and capture.

DeckLink Studio features SDI and enhanced analog connections: SDI, analog component, S-Video and composite video. It has a built-in hardware downconverter and four channels of balanced analog audio, eight channels of SDI audio and two channels of AES/EBU digital with sample rate converters. DeckLink Studio lets users move seamlessly between SD and HD workflows. In addition, it has RS-422 deck control and blackburst and tri-sync reference input.

And finally, DeckLink SDI combines highest quality 10-bit SD/HD-SDI capture and playback. It's ideal for use with SDI decks or in large facilities with SDI routers. It works in both SD and HD and includes blackburst, tri-sync reference input, eight channels of SDI embedded audio and RS-422 deck control.

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