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Blackmagic Design DeckLink SDI Capture Card BDLKSDI

  • Input and output 10-bit SD/HD SDI video
  • Input and Output Connectors : 3x BNC,1x RS-232
  • PCI Express x1
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DeckLink SDI is perfect when you need an SDI-only solution, but demand high quality 10 bit 4:2:2 based SDI capture and playback. DeckLink SDI plugs into Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux computers, and features HD/SD-SDI capture and playback combined with tri-sync/black burst reference input and RS-422 deck control. It is suitable for broadcast environments.

  • newegg Highest quality connection The DeckLink SDI Capture Card features an SDI input port for video capture, SDI output for video playback, and also comes with black burst, tri-sync/black burst reference input, and RS422 deck control. SDI is perfect for high quality 10 bit SDI use only.
  • newegg Unrivaled Video Quality DeckLink SDI Capture Card lets you work with compressed video formats such as ProRes, as well as 10-bit uncompressed video. When working with uncompressed video, all images are a mathematically perfect pixel-for-pixel clone of the source, without any generational loss, so you have the confidence you’re working at the absolute highest quality possible. Get sharper keying with green screens, cleaner compositions, superior color correction, and more! Support for industry-leading file formats ensures that you can maintain high quality throughout post production should you need to use video compression.
  • newegg Supports your favorite software! DeckLink SDI Capture Card supports most popular software on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux, such as Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro/After Effects/Photoshop, Avid Media Composer, and more.

Learn more about the Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd. BDLKSDI


Blackmagic Design
PCI Express x1


Video Formats
HD: 1080PsF23.98/24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 720p50, 720p59.94
SD: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 525/23.98 NTSC
Audio Formats
Television standard sample rate of 48kHz and 24-bit


3x BNC


Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Motion, Combustion, iDVD, DVD Studio Pro, Color Finesse, Cleaner
System Requirements
Mac OS X 10.6.5 "Snow Leopard" or 10.7.x "Lion"
2008 Intel Mac Pro (Mac Pro 3,1), 2009 Intel Mac Pro Mac Pro 4,1), or 2010 Intel Mac Pro (Mac Pro 5,1)
Minimum of 4 GB of system memory recommended for SD and HD video.
High-speed storage with plenty of capacity is required to capture and play back uncompressed digital video. Compressed video formats use less space and can usually be captured and played back with one hard disk.

Windows 7 64-bit
Apple QuickTime needs to be installed for some applications to function with a Blackmagic capture card, e.g., Adobe After Effects, Autodesk Combustion.
In general, you should choose a CPU that meets or exceeds the system requirements of the software application you are planning on using.
The following PC workstations are certified for use with Decklink capture cards: HP Z400, Z600, Z800, XW9300, and XW8600 (not recommended for Decklink PCI or PCI-X cards)
The following motherboards are recommended for use with Decklink capture cards: Asus P5E, Asus P5B, Asus P5Q Pro Turbo, Asus P6X58D (Bios later than 12.04.2010), Asus P8P67 PRO (Rev 3.1), Gigabyte EP45-DS3, Gigabyte x48DQ6, Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7-B3 (rev. 1.0), Intel D975XBX, and XFX 790i Ultra.
Blackmagic Design recommends a minimum of 4 GB of memory for all systems.
For optimal performance, an accelerated graphics card is recommended for use with Decklink cards.
The Decklink card requires hard drive storage that can provide a data rate greater than that of the video compression you are using


The DeckLink Studio PCI Express Capture Card from Blackmagic Design is a video editing card, for use in Mac and Windows systems. It features support for digital video in SD SDI and HD SDI formats.

The card is compatible with popular editing applications for Mac and Windows, including Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. Video is captured in 10-bit mode, suitable for broadcast environments.

Input and output 10-bit SD/HD SDI video

Realtime HD video effects

Integrated SD keyer

Mac and Windows compatibility

Supports Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Photoshop, Motion, Combustion, iDVD, DVD Studio Pro, Color Finesse, Cleaner and others

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year

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