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Blackmagic Design introduces DeckLink Extreme

Blackmagic Design has announced DeckLink Extreme. The system features PCI Express (PCIe) compatibility with the new Power Macintosh.

PCIe is a PCI Express version of Blackmagic Design's DeckLink Extreme capture card that features a high-speed PCI Express one lane interface running at 2.5Gb/s.

It connects to any SD deck because it combines both 10-bit SDI digital video and analog YUV component video into a single compact PCI Express card.

DeckLink Extreme PCIe includes full support for all QuickTime-based Mac OS X applications including Final Cut Pro HD, Apple Shake, Adobe Photoshop, DVD Studio Pro, Adobe After Effects, Apple Motion and iDVD.

Other features include:

  • SMPTE-259M 10-bit SDI input, and output.
  • Uncompressed 10-bit and uncompressed 8-bit SDI capture and playback modes.
  • SPDIF/unbalanced AES audio output for monitoring and mastering.
  • Built-in DV Bridge. Real time and instant playback from DV edits to video output.
  • Generates SDI video sync internally.
  • Genlock input for syncing to large broadcast systems.
  • Switchable between NTSC and PAL.

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