DeckLink Quad 2 features 8 independent SDI capture and playback channels in a single card! Fully compatible with the previous 4 channel model, this new model also allows 4 independent capture and playback channels but now also includes 4 extra channels that developers can use for configuring the card in any combination of up to 8 capture or 8 playback channels. This means DeckLink Quad 2 allows each of the 8 3G-SDI BNC connectors to switch direction between capture or playback in SD and HD up to 1080p60 and as a complete independent channel.
SDI Video Input
8 x bidirectional 12-bit SD/HD independantly configurable as either Input or Output
SDI Video Output
8 x bidirectional 12-bit SD/HD independantly configurable as either Output or Input
SDI Audio Input
16 channels embedded in SD and HD
SDI Audio Output
16 channels embedded in SD and HD
Blackburst in SD 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format.
PCI Express 8 lane, compatible with 8 and 16 lane PCIe slots.
Supports: AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, HEVC, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes (LT), Apple ProRes 422 Proxy, Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:4:4
DaVinci Resolve, Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X and Windows. Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Linux.
Internal Software Upgrade
Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.
PCI Express 8 lane, compatible with 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS X, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Linux. Mac OS X systems require a Mac Pro computer with PCI Express slots. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.
Final Cut Pro XPremiere Pro Icon Premiere Pro CC
Avid Media Composer
After Effects CC
Avid Pro Tools
Other supported applications include: Nuke, Steinberg Nuendo, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, Tools On Air just:in & live:cut & just:play & just:live, Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder and OnTheAir CG, Flash Media Live Encoder, Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Resolume Avenue 4, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidblaster Pro & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster.
SD Format Support
525i29.97 NTSC, 625i25 PAL
HD Format Support
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p601080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p601080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF301080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M A/B
SDI Metadata Support
VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal. VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file. HD RP188 and closed captioning.
Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.
8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 and 8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4
REC 601, REC 709
Hardware based real time
HD Down Conversion
Built in, high quality software down converter on playback and capture. Down converted SD selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 styles.
HD Up Conversion
Built in, high quality software up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on capture. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 zoom and 16:9 zoom.
Built-in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD on playback.
Real Time Effects
Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects.
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later.
Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, all 64-bit.
FCC, CE and C-Tick
5Â° to 40Â° C (32Â° to 104Â° F)
-20Â° to 45Â° C (-4Â° to 113Â° F)
0% to 90% non-condensing
DeckLink Quad 2
SD card with software and manual
3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty