Blackmagic Design Announces Decklink 8K and 6G-SDI Mini-converters

Blackmagic Design adds to DeckLink line-up with 8k capture and playback card. The DeckLink 8K Pro has four quad link multi rate 12G-SDI connections, and supports all film and video formats up to 8K DCI and handles 2020 color space.The company has also announced new 6G-SDI mini-converters for HDMI/SDI conversion and lower pricing on micro converters.

DeckLink 8K Pro

The new capture and playback card uses the 8-lane PCI Express 3 format, compatible with 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots. The DeckLink 8K Pro works in 8 and 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 as well as 10 and 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 with full Rec. 2020 support. Frame rates up to 60 are supported for HD, 4K and 8K. In addition, the card can process up to 64 channels of audio.

Featuring four quad-link multi-rate 12G-SDI connections, DeckLink 8K Pro can work in all SD, HD, Ultra HD, 4K, 8K and 8K DCI formats and is compatible with all existing professional SDI equipment. The 12G-SDI connections are also bi-directional so they can be used to either capture or playback quad link 8K, or for the simultaneous capture and playback of single or dual link SDI sources. 

The card is designed to work seamlesslly with Resolve 14.2 Studio for mastering HDR projects up to 8K resolution. Blackmagic have available a free software development kit for customers and OEMs to build custom solutions.

First shown at Interbee 2017, the card ships January 2018.

New 6G-SDI Mini Converters.

New 6G-SDI Mini Converters.

Mini Converters

Blackmagic Design announced the launch of their new 6G-SDI Mini Converters for converting SDI to HDMI and HDMI to SDI. These new models include more advanced features and new lower prices than the previous 3G‐SDI and 4K models that they replace. Both products have professional multi rate 6G-SDI connections and are compatible with all existing SDI broadcast equipment. 

The new Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 6G and Mini Converter HDMI to SDI 6G models make it possible to convert SDI to HDMI or HDMI to SDI in all formats up to 2160p30.

The SDI to HDMI 6G model also includes HDMI instant lock. HDMI televisions and projectors can take a long time to lock onto a signal when a new source is connected. To solve this problem, Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 6G features HDMI Instant Lock which continuously sends an active HDMI signal to the display. That means customers get glitch free clean switching when changing to sources that are the same format and frame rate as the previous signal.

Micro Converters

Finally the company has released new lower cost USB powered micro converters, repacked without the power supply so customers can use the power supplies they already own. The new repackaged, incredibly small, Micro Converter HDMI to SDI and the Micro Converter SDI to HDMI. are available now.

Blackmagic Micro Converters feature full size HDMI and professional 3G-SDI connections for working with all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60.

Both models are USB powered and feature the same micro USB connection as smartphones. Users can power the converters from devices with a USB port, such as laptop computers, big screen televisions, or even a smartphone charger.

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