DeckLink Quad 2 features 8 independent SDI capture and playback channels in a single card. Fully compatible with the previous 4 channel model, this new model also allows 4 independent capture and playback channels but now also includes 4 extra channels that developers can use for configuring the card in any combination of up to 8 capture or 8 playback channels. This means DeckLink Quad 2 allows each of the 8 3G-SDI BNC connectors to switch direction between capture or playback in SD and HD up to 1080p60 and as a complete independent channel.
SDI Video Input: 8x bidirectional 12-bit SD/HD independantly configurable as either Input or Output
SDI Video Output: 8x bidirectional 12-bit SD/HD independantly configurable as either Output or Input
SDI Audio Input: 16 channels embedded in SD and HD
SDI Audio Output: 16 channels embedded in SD and HD
Sync Input: Blackburst in SD 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format.
Computer Interface: PCI Express 8 lane, compatible with 8 and 16 lane PCIe slots.
Supports: AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, HEVC, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, 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
Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X. Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Windows 8 and Windows 10. 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.
PCI Express 8 lane, compatible with 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS X, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Linux. Mac OS X systems require a Mac Pro computer with PCI Express slots. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.