updated 01:05 am EDT, Tue April 15, 2008
Blackmagic Decklink HD
Blackmagic yesterday unveiled a new DeckLink HD Extreme at NAB 2008, an update to its PCI-based video capture card, adding support for HDMI and 3Gb per second SDI. The card allows users to switch between SD, HD, and 2K formatted video for capture and editing purposes. Users can also connect S-Video, PAL, NTSC, and analogue component video sources to the card. DeckLink HD Extreme is selling for $1000 from Blackmagic.
DeckLink HD Extreme also features built in 3D lookup tables that allows users to simulate feature film stocks. It can also capture balanced analogue and AES/EBU digital audio.
The new version also occupies two PCI slots, to make room for the HDMI connectors.