Blackmagic Design Announces the Immediate Availability of a New Low Cost Uncompressed 4:4:4/4:2:2 Capture Card
Posted Feb 17, 2006

Blackmagic Design has announced the immediate availability of a new low-cost Dual Link HDTV 4:4:4 12 bit SDI capture card with high-quality 14-bit analog video monitoring. The DeckLink HD Pro PCIe instantly switches between HDTV and standard definition modes, giving editors greater flexibility and choice when working in a variety of formats. Due to its Dual Link 4:4:4 video quality and unique Blackmagic-designed 14 bit analog video outputs, DeckLink HD Pro PCIe is the highest quality broadcast video card available, perfect for the most demanding high-end television and feature film post production.

DeckLink HD Pro PCIe features twin HD-SDI inputs and outputs for 4:4:4 high-definition connections, or it can instantly switch to 4:2:2 HD-SDI or standard definition SDI. DeckLink HD Pro PCIe also includes high quality 14-bit analog video monitoring output that also switches between high definition and standard definition so users don't need to reconnect cables when switching standards. With all high definition and standard definition standards supported, DeckLink HD Pro PCIe will connect to all broadcast and post production systems.

For additional connectivity, DeckLink HD Pro PCIe also features SPDIF/unbalanced AES audio input and SPDIF/unbalanced AES audio out, word-clock out, Tri-Sync/Black Burst reference input and a built in RS-422 remote control port for broadcast deck control. DeckLink HD Pro features a new high-speed PCI Express 4 lane interface for the latest Apple PowerMac G5 that features all PCI Express slots. DeckLink HD Pro PCIe supports both Mac OS X and Windows XP with the same hardware card, and is immediately compatible with Apple Final Cut Pro HD, Premiere Pro 2.0, and many other applications on both platforms.

The DeckLink HD Pro PCIe is available now for $1,195 U.S. from authorized Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide. Additional information is available at the Blackmagic Design Web site located at www.blackmagic-design.com/products.