The Worlds First Low Cost 10 Bit SD, HD Switchable Editing Card With SDI,Component, S-Video and Composite Capture and Playback, Hardware Down Converterand 4 Channel Balanced Audio for $695SAN FRANCISCO(Business Wire)Blackmagic Design Inc. today announced DeckLink Studio, a new model capture cardspecifically designed as a replacement for standard definition cards, but withincreased analog connectivity for wide compatibility with older analog equipmentas well as SD and HD-SDI for the latest digital equipment. DeckLink Studioreplaces the entire Blackmagic Design standard definition product line whilealso adding HD support, at much lower cost. DeckLink Studio features independent connections for SDI, analog component,S-Video and composite video, so all types of external video equipment can remainconnected without re-cabling.
DeckLink Studio also includes SDI connections thatswitch between SD and HD, as well as an SD only output that always outputs via abuilt in hardware down converter even when running in HD. No product on the market today has a built in high quality hardware downconverter at this low price point. The built in 10 bit hardware down converter is selectable between letterbox,anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 modes, and operates when running in all HDvideo formats as well as in capture and playback modes. Embedded SDI audio issupported via the hardware down converter and output on the SDI output. Whenrunning HD video formats, both S-Video and composite video are output from thedown converter so video is always present, independent of what video standard isused.
Because DeckLink Studio was designed as a replacement for Blackmagic Designsstandard definition product range, it includes greater audio connectivity forwhen customers need to use older broadcast decks such as Betacam SP. For extra digital audio, the channel 3 and 4 analog audiooutputs can be switched to AES/EBU for channel 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 output. Thatprovides 6 channels of digital audio output in total, and is perfect for 5.1surround sound monitoring or multi-language work. DeckLink Studio features a 1 lane PCI Express connection that works in lowercost computers, while still retaining incredibly high data speeds to thecomputer, so its perfect for HD video and real time effects.
While DeckLink Studio has powerful HD features, its designed to be a perfectchoice for customers who only need SD support. Its low cost and compatibilitywith affordable entry level computers makes it a perfect choice for SD, and ifHD is required at any time, DeckLink Studio will instantly switch to HD video.This means DeckLink Studio is the perfect solution for post production andbroadcast users even with the tightest budgets. No other product provides asmuch power for the price as DeckLink Studio. When doing broadcast work, DeckLink Studio has a built in SD keyer, that allowsRGBA graphics to be keyed over the SDI input in standard definition. If externalkeying is required, DeckLink Studio can also output key on the SD-SDI output andfill video on the main HD/SD-SDI output. DeckLink Studio also features black burst and tri-sync input and a RS-422 deckcontrol connection for broadcast decks.