Blackmagic Design Decklink 8K Pro Capture and Playback Card

Advanced 8 lane PCI Express capture and playback card for high resolution 8K workflows

The ultimate digital cinema capture card! DeckLink 8K Pro features four quad link 12G-SDI connections and works in all SD, HD, Ultra HD, 4K and 8K DCI frame sizes. You get support for 8 and 10-bit YUV 4:2:2, as well as 10 and 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 with full Rec. 2020 color. In addition, you can work at up to 60 frames per second in HD, 4K and 8K. The four 12G-SDI connections support 16 channels of embedded audio each, for a total of 64 channels. DeckLink 8K Pro is perfect for the next generation of high resolution, high frame rate and high dynamic range workflows.

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The ultimate digital cinema capture card
DeckLink 8K Pro features four quad link 12G-SDI connections and works in all SD, HD, Ultra HD, 4K and 8K DCI frame sizes. You get support for 8 and 10-bit YUV 4:2:2, as well as 10 and 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 with full Rec. 2020 colour.

In addition, you can work at up to 60 frames per second in 8K and 120 frames per second in HD and 4K. The four 12G-SDI connections support 16 channels of embedded audio each, for a total of 64 channels. DeckLink 8K Pro is perfect for the next generation of high resolution, high frame rate and high dynamic range workflows.

DeckLink capture and playback cards are used every day on Hollywood feature films, episodic television programs, music videos, commercials and more! Featuring the latest cutting edge technologies such as 12G-SDI and 8K support, DeckLink cards give you the highest quality video and work with more applications and platforms than any other card. Every DeckLink PCI Express card can be installed in Mac, Windows and Linux based workstations and servers, giving you ultimate flexibility.

Highest Quality Connections
Every DeckLink card features high quality connections so you get pristine video and audio along with compatibility for working with the widest range of professional SDI equipment. DeckLink 8K Pro includes quad link 12G-SDI. All models include Black Burst/Tri-sync reference and serial deck control. The 6G and 12G-SDI cards feature multi rate connections that automatically detect and switch speed for working with all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats. The advanced DeckLink 8K Pro supports additional high resolution DCI formats and higher frame rates.

Use Your Favorite Software

DeckLink cards work with the software you love to use!

Mac OS X
No other capture and playback cards are supported by more software applications for Mac OS X. Get drivers that work with fantastic editing software such as DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro and News Cutter. For visual effects get full compatibility with Fusion, Nuke, After Effects and Photoshop. For audio, DeckLink cards work with Fairlight audio in DaVinci Resolve, ProTools, Nuendo and Cubase. For streaming, you can use Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Producer.

Windows
Get access to a massive range of windows software! DeckLink supports WDM, DirectShow and QuickTime so you can use applications such as DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer and News Cutter, Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro and more. For visual effects use Fusion, After Effects and Photoshop. Audio software supported includes Nuendo, Cubase and more. When streaming you get compatibility with Flash Media Encoder, Xsplit Broadcaster, Wirecast and Livestream Procaster.

Linux
DeckLink cards are open standard capture cards and are perfect for the development of Linux based video applications. They’re designed to work perfectly with DaVinci Resolve for editing, colour correction and professional audio. There’s also a free, well documented SDK that makes it easy for you to develop specific solutions to meet your needs. Blackmagic’s Design Media Express is also available for capture and playback when using DeckLink with Linux operating systems.

  • Four quad link 12G-SDI connections and works in all SD, HD, Ultra HD, 4K and 8K DCI frame sizes
  • Support for 8 and 10-bit YUV 4:2:2, as well as 10 and 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 with full Rec. 2020 colour
  • Work at up to 60 frames per second in 8K and 120 frames per second in HD and 4K
More Information
Specification

Connections

  • SDI Video Inputs: 4 x bi-directional 12Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K/8K. Supports single, dual link and quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable.
  • SDI Video Outputs: 4 x bi-directional 12Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K/8K. Supports single, dual link and quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable.
  • SDI Audio Inputs:
    • 16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K.
    • 64 Channels embedded in 4K/8K.
  • SDI Audio Outputs:
    • 16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K.
    • 64 Channels embedded in 4K/8K.
  • Sync Input: Tri-Sync or Black Burst.
  • Computer Interface: PCI Express 8 lane generation 3, compatible with 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots.

 

Supported Codecs

  • AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, DNxHR & DNxHD, 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.

 

Software

  • Software Included: DaVinci Resolve, Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS and Windows. Media Express, 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.
  • Physical Installation: PCI Express 8 lane generation 3, compatible with 8, 16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS, Windows and Linux. 

 

Software Applications

  • DaVinci Resolve, Fusion, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects CC, Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Autodesk Smoke, Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Other supported applications include: The Foundry Nuke, Grass Valley Edius, Steinberg Nuendo, Sony Catalyst Production Suite, Tools On Air Just: Play & Live & In, Softron MovieRecorder & MReplay, Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Telestream Wirecast, Livestream Producer, Resolume Arena, Magix Vegas Pro & Movie Edit Pro Premium, Corel VideoStudio Pro, CyberLink PowerDirector, Vidblaster X & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay One & CG, CasparCG Server, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster, DevTek Easy Media Suite, Metus Ingest, Boinx Software MimoLive, Cinegy Capture Pro, vMix Live, Renewed Vision ProPresenter, Ventuz Director, Class X Liveboard & Coral CG, Glookast Capturer, Open Broadcaster Software Studio, Nautilus NEMO3D.

 

Video Standards

  • SD Video Standards: 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
  • HD Video Standards: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
  • 2K Video Standards: 2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p, 2K DCI 29.97p, 2K DCI 30p, DCI 50p, 2K DCI 59.94p, 2K DCI 60p 2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI 25PsF, 2K DCI 29.97PsF, 2K DCI 30PsF
  • Ultra HD Video Standards: 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
  • 4K Video Standards: 4K DCI 23.98p, 4K DCI 24p, 4K DCI 25p, 4K DCI 29.97p, 4K DCI 30p, 4K DCI 50p, 4K DCI 59.94p, 4K DCI 60p
  • 8K Video Standards: 8K 23.98p, 8K 24p, 8K 25p, 8K 29.97p, 8K 30p, 8K 50p, 8K 59.94p, 8K 60p
  • 8K DCI Video Standards: 8K DCI 23.98p, 8K DCI 24p, 8K DCI 25p, 8K DCI 29.97p, 8K DCI 30p, 8K DCI 50p, 8K DCI 59.94p, 8K DCI 60p
  • 3D SDI Video Standards: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60 2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p, 2K DCI 29.97p, 2K DCI 30p, DCI 50p, 2K DCI 59.94p, 2K DCI 60p 2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI 25PsF, 2K DCI 29.97PsF, 2K DCI 30PsF 4K DCI 23.98p, 4K DCI 24p, 4K DCI 25p, 4K DCI 29.97p, 4K DCI 30p, 4K DCI 50p, 4K DCI 59.94p, 4K DCI 60p 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M, SMPTE 435, SMPTE 2081, SMPTE 2082, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.
  • SDI Metadata Support: RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning.
  • Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24-bit.
  • SDI Video Sampling: 4:2:2, 4:4:4
  • SDI Color Precision: 8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 in all modes up to 8K DCI 30p, and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all modes.
  • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020.
  • Multiple Rate Support: SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K/4K and 8K.

 

Processing

  • Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based real time on output.
  • 3D Processing: Left eye/right eye dual stream capture & playback.
  • Real Time Effects: DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Adobe Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects.

 

Operating Systems

  • macOS 10.12 Sierra, macOS 10.13 High Sierra or later,
  • Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, all 64-bit.
  • Linux

 

Power Requirements

  • Power Consumption: 19 Watt
  • EMC Certifications: EMC, FCC, CE, KCC and C-Tick

 

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Temperature: 5° to 50° C (41° to 122° F)
  • Storage Temperature: -20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F)
  • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing

 

Warranty

  • 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.