Blackmagic DeckLink Quad 2 8-Channel 3G-SDI Capture & Playback Card

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• 8 x Bidirectional SD/HD/3G-SDI
• 8-Lane PCIe Interface
• Resolutions up to 1080p60
• Inputs/Outputs Independently Switchable
• Supports Uncompressed RGB 4:4:4 Signals
• Supports 16 Channels of Embedded Audio
• Reference Input
• Up/Down/Cross Conversions
• Media Express Application Included
• macOS, Windows, and Linux Compatible


The Blackmagic Design DeckLink Quad 2 is an 8-lane PCIe card that features eight bidirectional 12-bit SD/HD/3G-SDI connectors that are independently configurable to provide any combination of eight capture or playback channels at up to 1080p60. The card supports compressed video formats such as ProRes and DNxHD, as well as uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 video, making it ideal for use in both live broadcast and post-production. It is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux computers, and supported by a wide range of software applications. For use with applications that don't capture video on their own, Blackmagic's Media Express software is included, allowing you to capture, organize, and manage your media.

• Eight bidirectional 12-bit SD/HD/3G-SDI connectors
• 8-lane PCIe interface compatible with Mac-, Windows-, and Linux-based workstations and servers
• Each SDI input and output can be a different video standard, as they're all independent
• Single black burst/tri-sync reference input
• Supports uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 signals
• Cross-conversion between 720p and 1080p on video capture
• SD upconversion to 720p or 1080p on video capture
• HD to SD downconversion on video capture or playback
• Supports 16 channels of embedded audio per input/output

Included Software

Media Express
Disk Speed Test
Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility
Drivers for macOS, Windows 8/10, and Linux

Supported Software Applications

Supported applications include:
DaVinci Resolve
Apple Final Cut Pro X
Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Adobe After Effects CC
Adobe Photoshop CC
Avid Media Composer
Avid Pro Tools
Avid Symphony
Avid News Cutter
Steinberg Cubase
Steinberg Nuendo
Tools On Air just:in, live:cut, just:play, and just:live
Softron OnTheAir
MovieRecorder and OnTheAir CG
Flash Media Live Encoder
Livestream Procaster
Resolume Avenue 4
Sony Vegas Pro
Corel VideoStudio Pro X4
CyberLink Power Director
MAGIX Video Pro X4
Vidblaster Pro & Studio and Broadcast
Playbox AirBox
Magicsoft CG
Xsplit Broadcaster
Imagine Communications Velocity and InfoCaster



Host Connection
PCIe x8 (PCIe 2.0)

Shared Input/Output Connectors
8 x BNC (3G-SDI) Male

Input Video Format
SDI (8/10/12-Bit 4:4:4/4:2:2 RGB, YUV)
1080p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080PsF: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
1080i: 50/59.94/60 fps
720p: 50/59.94/60 fps
NTSC: 60 fps
PAL: 50 fps 

Input Audio Format
Analog: 48 kHz / 24-Bit

Embedded Audio Input
SDI: 16-Channel

Output Video Format
SDI (8/10/12-Bit 4:4:4/4:2:2 RGB, YUV)
1080p: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94 fps
1080PsF: 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
1080i: 50/59.94/60 fps
720p: 50/59.94/60 fps
NTSC: 60 fps
PAL (768 x 576): 50 fps 

Embedded Audio Output
SDI: 16-Channel

Video Standard Compliance
SMPTE 259M/292M/296M/372M/425M
ITU -R BT.601/BT.656

Other I/O
1 x BNC Blackburst, Reference, Tri-Level Sync Input

OS Compatibility
Windows 8.1.10 or Later
macOS 10.14.15 or Later

Power Consumption
22 W

Operating Temperature
41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C

Storage Temperature
-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C

Operating Humidity
0 to 90%

C-Tick, CE, FCC, as per Manufacturer



• Blackmagic Design DeckLink Quad 2 8-Channel 3G-SDI Capture & Playback Card
• Limited 3-Year Warranty

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