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Blackmagic Design Decklink 8K Pro G2 Capture & Playback Card

12G-SDI and HDMI 2.1 capture and playback PCIe card

DeckLink 8K Pro G2 includes four bi-directional 12G-SDI plus HDMI 2.1 connections to support all SD, HD, Ultra HD, 4K and 8K standards, making it the ultimate professional 8K PCIe capture and playback card for designed for feature film production. You can also use the free DeckLink SDK to configure up to 4 video streams in any direction, format or frame rate up to 4K DCI 60p, for true multi channel capture and playback. DeckLink 8K Pro G2 supports 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 120 frames per second in HD and 4K, and up to 60 frames per second in 8K. The four 12G-SDI connections support up to 64 channels of embedded audio. DeckLink 8K Pro G2 is perfect for the next generation of high resolution, high frame rate and high dynamic range workflows.

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£698.00 £581.67
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Introducing DeckLink 8K Pro G2
12G-SDI and HDMI 2.1 capture and playback PCIe card for all SD, HD, Ultra HD, 4K DCI, 8K and 8K DCI formats.

DeckLink 8K Pro G2
DeckLink 8K Pro G2 is the ultimate 8K digital cinema capture and playback card. Featuring Quad Link 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.1 connections, DeckLink 8K Pro G2 can work in all SD, HD, Ultra HD, 4K DCI, 8K and 8K DCI formats. You get support for high frame rate, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 video and full Rec. 2020 color, making it perfect for next generation high resolution, high frame rate and high dynamic range workflows.

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Specification

Connections

  • SDI Video Inputs:
    • 4 x bi-directional 12G‑SDI
    • Supports SD/HD/2K/4K/8K, single, dual link and quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable.
  • SDI Video Outputs:
    • 4 x bi-directional 12G‑SDI
    • Supports SD/HD/2K/4K/8K, 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.
  • HDMI Video Inputs: 1 x HDMI 2.1
  • HDMI Video Outputs: 1 x HDMI 2.1
  • HDMI Audio Inputs:
    • 8 Channels embedded in TMDS.
    • 32 Channels embedded in FRL.
  • HDMI Audio Outputs:
    • 8 Channels embedded in TMDS.
    • 32 Channels embedded in FRL.
  • Sync Input: Tri-Sync or Black Burst.
  • Remote Control: 1 x RS‑422 Out
  • 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 and 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. Requires 2 PCI slots plus connection to computer power supply. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.

Software Applications

  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Fusion
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Autodesk Flame
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Other supported applications include: Steinberg Nuendo, Open Broadcaster Software Studio, vMix, The Foundry Nuke, Grass Valley Edius X, Sony Catalyst Production Suite, Tools On Air Just: Play & Live & In, Softron MovieRecorder & MReplay, Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Telestream Wirecast, Resolume Arena, Vegas Creative Software Vegas Pro & Vegas Edit, Corel VideoStudio Pro, CyberLink PowerDirector, VidblasterX Studio & Broadcast, CasparCG Server, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, DevTek Easy Media Suite, Metus Ingest, Boinx Software MimoLive, Cinegy Capture Pro, Renewed Vision ProPresenter, Ventuz Director, Class X Liveboard & Coral CG, Glookast Capturer, Nautilus Studio NEMO3D, Derivative TouchDesigner, Assimilate Scratch & Live Assist, Burst Video WebClip2Go & [REC]Marker, NewBlue Title Live & Titler Pro, SGO Mistika, Zoom.

These are third party applications and support may vary, check with your software vendor.

SDI Video Standards

  • SD Video Standards: 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
  • HD Video Standards:
    • 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
    • 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
    • 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p47.95, 1080p48, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080p95.90, 1080p96, 1080p100, 1080p119.88, 1080p120
    • 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
  • 2K Video Standards:
    • 2Kp23.98 DCI, 2Kp24 DCI, 2Kp25 DCI, 2Kp29.97 DCI, 2Kp30 DCI, 2Kp47.95 DCI, 2Kp48 DCI, 2Kp50 DCI, 2Kp59.94 DCI, 2Kp60 DCI, 2Kp95.90 DCI, 2Kp96 DCI, 2Kp100 DCI, 2Kp119.88 DCI, 2Kp120 DCI
    • 2KPsF23.98 DCI, 2KPsF24 DCI, 2KPsF25 DCI, 2KPsF29.97 DCI, 2KPsF30 DCI
  • Ultra HD Video Standards: 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p47.95, 2160p48, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60, 2160p95.90, 2160p96, 2160p100, 2160p119.88, 2160p120
  • 4K Video Standards: 4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI, 4Kp47.95 DCI, 4Kp48 DCI, 4Kp50 DCI, 4Kp59.94 DCI, 4Kp60 DCI, 4Kp95.90 DCI, 4Kp96 DCI, 4Kp100 DCI, 4Kp119.88 DCI, 4Kp120 DCI
  • 8K Video Standards: 4320p23.98, 4320p24, 4320p25, 4320p29.97, 4320p30, 4320p47.95, 4320p48, 4320p50, 4320p59.94, 4320p60
  • 8K DCI Video Standards: 8Kp23.98 DCI, 8Kp24 DCI, 8Kp25 DCI, 8Kp29.97 DCI, 8Kp30 DCI, 8Kp47.95 DCI, 8Kp48 DCI, 8Kp50 DCI, 8Kp59.94 DCI, 8Kp60 DCI
  • 3D SDI Video Standards:
    • 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
    • 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p47.95, 1080p48, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080p95.90, 1080p96, 1080p100, 1080p119.88, 1080p120
    • 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
    • 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
    • 2Kp23.98 DCI, 2Kp24 DCI, 2Kp25 DCI, 2Kp29.97 DCI, 2Kp30 DCI, 2Kp47.95 DCI, 2Kp48 DCI, 2Kp50 DCI , 2Kp59.94 DCI, 2Kp60 DCI, 2Kp95.90 DCI, 2Kp96 DCI, 2Kp100 DCI, 2Kp119.88 DCI, 2Kp120 DCI
    • 2KPsF23.98 DCI, 2KPsF24 DCI, 2KPsF25 DCI, 2KPsF29.97 DCI, 2KPsF30 DCI
    • 4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI, 4Kp47.95 DCI, 4Kp48 DCI, 4Kp50 DCI, 4Kp59.94 DCI, 4Kp60 DCI, 4Kp95.90 DCI, 4Kp96 DCI, 4Kp100 DCI, 4Kp119.88 DCI, 4Kp120 DCI
    • 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p47.95, 2160p48, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60, 2160p95.90, 2160p96, 2160p100, 2160p119.88, 2160p120
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M level A and B, SMPTE 2036‑1, SMPTE 2048‑1, SMPTE 2081‑10, SMPTE 2081‑11, SMPTE 2081‑12, SMPTE 2082‑10, SMPTE 2082‑11, SMPTE 2082‑12 and SMPTE ST2108‑1
  • 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 8Kp30 DCI, and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all modes.
  • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020.
  • HDR Support: HDR static metadata packing, HLG and PQ transfer characteristics.
  • Multiple Rate Support: SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K/4K and 8K.

HDMI 2.1 Video Standards

  • SD Video Standards: 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
  • HD Video Standards:
    • 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
    • 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p47.95, 1080p48, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080p95, 1080p96, 1080p100, 1080p119, 1080p120
    • 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
  • Ultra HD Video Standards: 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p47.95, 2160p48 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60, 2160p95, 2160p96, 2160p100*, 2160p119*, 2160p120*
  • 4K Video Standards: 4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI, 4Kp47.95 DCI, 4Kp48 DCI, 4Kp50 DCI, 4Kp59.94 DCI, 4Kp60 DCI, 4Kp95 DCI, 4Kp96 DCI, 4Kp100 DCI*, 4Kp119 DCI*, 4Kp120 DCI*
  • 8K Video Standards: 4320p23.98, 4320p24, 4320p25, 4320p29.97, 4320p30, 4320p47.95, 4320p48, 4320p50*, 4320p59.94*, 4320p60*
  • 8K DCI Video Standards: 8Kp23.98 DCI, 8Kp24 DCI, 8Kp25 DCI, 8Kp29.97 DCI, 8Kp30 DCI, 8Kp47.95 DCI, 8Kp48 DCI, 8Kp50 DCI*, 8Kp59.94 DCI*, 8Kp60 DCI*

* Uncompressed only

  • HDMI Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24‑bit.
  • HDMI Video Sampling: 4:2:2, 4:4:4 and 4:2:0*
  • HDMI Color Precision: 8, 10 and 12-bit*

*supported video sampling and colour precision are dependent on connected HDMI device capabilities, video resolution and frame rate.

  • HDMI Color Space: REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020.
  • HDR Support: HDR static metadata packing, HLG and PQ transfer characteristics.
  • HDMI Configuration: HDMI 2.1 supports Deep Color and HDR. Automatically configures to connected display.
  • Multiple Rate Support: HDMI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/UHD and 4K.
  • Copy Protection: HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.

Processing

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

Operating Systems

  • Mac 13.0 Ventura, Mac 14.0 Sonoma or later.
  • Windows 10, 64-bit. Windows 11.
  • Linux

Power Requirements

  • Power Consumption: 30 W

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.
  • DeckLink 8K Pro G2
  • HDMI 2.1 mezzanine card
  • External power cable
  • Spacers and screws
  • Welcome wallet with QR code for software download