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Blackmagic Design HDLink Pro

Manufacturer Blackmagic Design

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HDLink Pro with DVI-D is the most advanced monitoring solution for DVI and HDMI displays. With dual link 3Gb/s SDI for 2K, HD and SD compatibility, built in 3D lookup table color management, hardware upscaling and 6 channel analog audio outputs, HDLink Pro gives you incredible pixel for pixel perfect monitoring!

Key Features

  • HDTV and standard definition support in 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 
  • All HDTV formats supported: 1080 lines at 24p, 25p, 30p, 48i, 50i, 60i, and 720 lines at 30p, 50p, 60p 
  • Standard definition SDI format support for NTSC and PAL 
  • Full HDTV resolution pixel for pixel support on LCD displays 
  • 10 bit 4:2:2 YUV and 10/12 bit 4:4:4 RGB or YUV support 
  • Gamma correction via real time adjustable 10 bit lookup tables for each colour component. Downloadable via USB 
  • Supports most DVI-D digital computer displays 
  • Adaptive pull down processor for smooth motion display even when DVI-D diaplay does not support all video frame rates 
  • Analogue 24 bit stereo audio output using RCA connectors 
  • High speed USB 2.0 (480Mb/s) host computer interface 
  • Firmware upgradeable via USB on Mac OS X or Windows XP


  • SDI Video Input 
    2 x BNC inputs switch between SD-SDI, HD-SDI 4:2:2, HD-SDI 4:4:4, 2K via SDI and dual-link HD-SDI 4:4:4.

  • SDI Video Output 
    1 x BNC active loop through output switches between SD, HD 4:2:2, HD 4:4:4 and 2K.

  • HDMI Video Output 
    Via DVI-D to HDMI adaptor. Supports HDMI displays, such as a TV or video projector, up to 1920 x 1080 resolution.

  • Analog Audio Output 
    6 x unbalanced 24 bit analog outputs on RCA connectors -10dB, de-embedded from SDI input.

  • HDMI Audio Output 
    Via DVI-D to HDMI adaptor.

  • DVI-D Video Output 
    Supports SD, HD and 2K using Dual Link DVI-D displays up to 30 inches 2560 x 1600 in size.

  • HDMI Connection 
    Via included DVI-D male to HDMI Type A female adaptor.

  • DVI-D Audio Output 
    DVI-D supports video only. Use RCA analog audio outputs for audio monitoring.

  • DisplayPort Audio Output 

  • Multi Rate SDI Support 
    270 Mb/s standard definition, 1.5 Gb/s high definition 4:2:2, 3 Gb/s 4:4:4 high definition and 2K film.

  • DisplayPort Video Output 

  • Updates and Configuration 
    USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mb/s) interface.

  • SD Format Support via DisplayPort 

  • SD Format Support via DVI-D 
    625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC.

  • SD Format Support via HDMI 
    625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC.

  • HD Format Support via DisplayPort

  • HD Format Support via HDMI 
    720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080i60 , 1080p50, 1080p59.94 and 1080p60.

  • HD Format Support via DVI-D 
    720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60.

  • 2K Format Support via DVI-D 
    2048 x 1556p23.98, 2048 x 1556p24 and 2048 x 1556p25.

  • 2K Format Support via Display Port 

  • SDI Compliance 
    SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 425M-B, ITU-R BT.656, ITU-R BT.601 and SMPTE 297M for Optical Fiber SDI.

  • 3D Modes 

  • SDI Video Sampling 
    4:2:2 and 4:4:4.

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

  • SDI Color Precision 
    4:2:2 10 bit and 4:4:4 10 bit.

  • SDI Color Space 
    4:2:2 YUV, 4:4:4 YUV and 4:4:4 RGB.

  • HDMI Configuration 
    HDMI automatically configures to connected display.

  • HDMI Resolution 
    Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.

  • DVI-D Resolution 
    Pixel-for-pixel display on LCD displays.

  • DVI-D Configuration 
    Automatic adjustment using VESA E-EDID1.3.

  • DisplayPort Configuration 

  • DisplayPort Resolution 

  • Software Control 
    HDLink Utility included free for Windows 7 and Mac OS X.

  • Internal Software Upgrade 
    Automatically when new HDLink Utility is installed. 

  • Gamma Correction 
    Independently adjustable 3D lookup tables per color component. Interactive real time adjustment of lookup tables. 

  • Real Time Processing 
    Adaptive pull-down processor guarantees smooth motion display. 

  • Video Scaling via DVI-D 
    Pixel for pixel display. Scale up SD to fill display in 2D modes. Scale up HD to fill display in 2D modes. 

  • Physical Installation 
    Small brick style compact design.

  • Power Supply 
    12 Volt universal power supply included. IEC power cable required.

  • Product Warranty 
    3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

  • Interface 
    DVI-D connection to LCD computer monitor or HDMI Type A connection to HDMI display.

  • Resolution via DVI-D 
    1920 x 1200 or 1920 x 1080 required for HD1080 video SDI formats. 1280 x 800 recommended for HD720 video SDI formats. 2560 x 1600 required for 2K feature film formats. DVI-D displays generally do not support 720p50 or 1080p50 but most recent HDMI displays do.

  • Resolution via DisplayPort 

  • Capturing from copy-protected HDMI sources 
    The HDMI input of a display must accept either:
    1920 x 1080 for HD1080 video SDI formats or
    1280 x 720 for HD720 video SDI formats
    A Full HD display should be considered if pixel for pixel video is desired as other HDMI displays present at a lower resolution.

  • Refresh Frame Rate for DVI 
    Nominal 60Hz, however 48 to 75 Hz recommended.

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