Blackmagic Design today announced DeckLink Mini Monitor HD and DeckLink Mini Recorder HD, new models of PCIe capture and playback solutions featuring 3G‑SDI and HDMI connections. These updated models of the popular DeckLink Mini cards support video formats up to 1080p60 and 2Kp60 DCI, and are designed to work with advanced color spaces such as Rec. 2020 for deep colors and higher dynamic range. The newer DeckLink Mini HD models are also less expensive.
DeckLink Mini Recorder HD and DeckLink Mini Monitor HD feature advanced high-quality video technology that supports uncompressed and compressed capture and playback in the highest 10-bit SD and HD quality. Both models support 10-bit YUV and 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 broadcast quality for pixel-perfect capture and playback so customers get breathtaking image quality and detail. Replacing previous 1.5G SDI models, the update to 3G SDI added more features such as support for video formats up to 1080p60 and 2Kp60 DCI, wider color spaces including Rec. 2020, as well as support for RGB video formats.
The new DeckLink Mini HD models are low-profile, 1-lane Gen 2 PCI Express cards that fit easily into desktop or rack-mount server-type computers with the included full-height, low-profile PCIe shields. They can capture from decks, cameras, and live video sources, and stream them to monitors, projectors, media servers, and more. It’s perfect for editing, compositing, graphics production, and unlimited broadcast and post-production situations where the highest quality video and true versatility are demanded.
DeckLink Mini Recorder HD allows customers to capture broadcast quality video from 3G‑SDI and HDMI sources with any PCIe computer. Customers can capture from virtually any SD or HD source, including HDCAM, D5, SDCAM, Digital Betacam and more. DeckLink Mini Recorder HD also works with popular video streaming software such as OBS so customers can capture from live production cameras or switchers and embed video directly into live broadcasts.
DeckLink Mini Monitor HD enables streaming of 3G SDI and HDMI video from PCIe computers. It’s perfect for playing directly to TVs, projectors, and even live production switchers at up to 1080p60. Playback images are a pixel-perfect clone of the file so customers get breathtaking image quality and detail perfect for critical surveillance. DeckLink Mini Monitor HD even supports the latest HDR formats, so it’s perfect when customers need professional yet affordable color-accurate monitoring.
Their lower cost means customers can choose to add recording or playback when needed. A good example is when monitoring using NLE software, the DeckLink Mini Monitor HD would be the perfect choice. Customers who need simple capture can choose the DeckLink Mini Recorder HD.
“DeckLink Mini Recorder HD and DeckLink Mini Monitor HD are ideal for a wide range of workflows as they deliver broadcast quality at a very low cost,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “We are excited to be able to add support for formats up to 1080p60 and 2K DCI to these new cards, as well as support for advanced color spaces and HDR. They fit almost any computer, even low-profile server-class computers, meaning every editing station can monitor or capture in stunning broadcast quality at a very low cost!