Blackmagic Design introduces DeckLink Extreme

The product is designed for Power Mac G5 PCI Express systems

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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