Blackmagic Design has introduced its Decklink HD Pro PCIe, a PCI-Express video capture card intended for video pros looking to grab High Definition (HD) video on a Power Mac G5 or Windows PC. The card costs $1,195.
The card touts twin HD-SDI inputs and outputs for 4:4:4 HD connections. It can also switch instantly to 4:2:2 HD-SDI or standard definition SDI. The card also has SPDIF/unbalanced AES audio input and output, word-clock out, tri-sync/black burst reference input and a built in RS-422 remote control port for broadcast decks.
The card uses a four-lane PCI Express interface, suitable for Apple’s most recent Power Mac G5 systems, which use PCI Express as the expansion interface. Blackmagic bills the DeckLink HD PRo as the only capture card of its type that supports both Mac OS X and Windows XP with the same card.