During IBC2009 in Amsterdam, Blackmagic Design unveiled its new DeckLink Studio, a capture card designed as a replacement for SD cards.
Offering increased analog connectivity for older analog equipment as well as SDI/HD-SDI and HDMI connections for today’s digital equipment, DeckLink Studio 2 replaces the current model of DeckLink Studio and adds 10-bit HDMI capture and playback.
DeckLink Studio features independent connections for SDI, HDMI, analog component, S-video and composite video. It also includes SDI and HDMI connections that switch between SD and HD as well as an SD-only output that always outputs via a built-in hardware downconverter even when running in HD. The built-in 10-bit hardware downconverter is selectable between letter box, anamorphic 16:9 and center-cut 4:3 modes and operates when running in all HD video formats as well as in capture and playback modes.