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Blackmagic Design DeckLink Optical Fiber Card

Product Code BMD-BDLKOPT
Manufacturer Blackmagic Design

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DeckLink Optical Fiber is the world's first capture card to include optical fiber SDI connections. DeckLink Optical Fiber is identical to DeckLink SDI, but lowers the cost of using optical fiber SDI by building optical fiber directly into the card! DeckLink Optical Fiber is compatible with Windows™, Mac OS X™ and Linux™ and features HD/SD-SDI, optical fiber SDI capture and playback, reference input, RS-422 deck control and SD keying. DeckLink Optical Fiber lets you use common low cost optical fiber networking cable that electricians can install. Optical Fiber is virtually future proof and is the future of SDI video for the television industry.

Key Features

  • Editing System & Converter: This video card supports both 10-bit and optical-fiber SDI capture and playback. 
  • Control & Reference: It features an RS-422 deck control and reference input. 
  • Compatibility: This unit is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux systems and 1, 4, 8 and 16 PCIe slots.


  • SDI Video Input 
    1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.

  • SDI Video Output 
    1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.

  • SDI Audio Input 
    8 Channel embedded in SD and HD.

  • SDI Audio Output 
    8 Channel embedded in SD and HD.

  • Optical Fiber Video Input 
    1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.

  • Optical Fiber Video Output 
    1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.

  • Optical Fiber Audio Input 
    8 Channel embedded.

  • Optical Fiber Audio Output 
    8 Channel embedded.

  • Sync Input 
    1 x sync input. Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format.

  • Device Control 
    Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.

  • Computer Interface 
    PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1, 4, 8 and 16 lane PCIe slots.

  • SD Format Support 
    625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC.

  • HD Format Support 
    720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080i60.

  • SDI Compliance 
    SMPTE 259M and 292M.

  • SDI Metadata Support 
    VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal. 
    VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file. HD RP188. Closed captioning.

  • Audio Sampling 
    Television rate of 48kHz and 24 bit.

  • Video Sampling 

  • Color Precision 
    10 bit

  • Color Space 
    REC 601, REC 709

  • Multiple Rate support 
    SDI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI and 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI.

  • Copy Protection 

  • Colorspace Conversion 
    Hardware based real time.

  • HD Down Conversion 
    HD to SD on video capture or video playback.

  • HD Up Conversion 
    SD to 720HD or 1080HD on video capture.

  • Cross Conversion 
    720HD to 1080HD on video capture.

  • Real Time Effects 
    Apple Final Cut Pro™ internal effects. Adobe® Premiere Pro® Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer 6™ internal effects.

  • Software Included 
    Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X™. Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows™. Media Express, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Linux.

  • Internal Software Upgrade 
    Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.

  • Physical Installation 
    PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1, 4, 8, 16 lane PCI Express slots. Please see the full system requirements for Mac OS X™ and Windows™. Mac OS X™ systems require an Intel-based Mac Pro computer.

  • Product Warranty 
    3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

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