Blackmagic Design announced the launch of its new DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G – Quad SDI, a mezzanine card that lets customers connect older Ultra-HD and 4K equipment that use quad-link, 3G-SDI connections to their computer through their existing DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G video capture and playback card.
DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G has native 12G-SDI connections for working with the latest high frame rate 4K equipment over a single, high speed SDI cable. Older, first generation monitors and projectors have quad link 3G-SDI connections that require 4 SDI cables. The new DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G – Quad SDI mezzanine card bridges the gap so customers can now have both high speed 12G-SDI connections and four 3G-SDI connections, all on the same card.
A colorist working with DaVinci Resolve in a grading suite or theater can now directly connect to older monitors and digital cinema projectors that have four 3G-SDI connections, without needing to buy additional external converters. In addition to Quad SDI support, the card also adds a built-in hardware down converter for outputting 1080P/60 video from 12G-SDI 2160p/60 sources.
It fits in the mezzanine slot on the DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G, replacing the standard HDMI card that normally occupies the slot. The mezzanine card is easily replaceable and can be installed directly by customers.
The card is available immediately for $75 U.S.