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Blackmagic Design HDLink PRO - External device for SD-SDI or HD-SDI video

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HDLink Pro is the world's first full resolution HDTV and 2K film monitoring solution that connects to both DVI and HDMI monitors. Now with support for new 3Gb/s SDI for 2K, HD and SD compatibility, plus built in 3D lookup tables

HDLink Pro is the world's first full resolution HDTV and 2K film monitoring solution that connects to both DVI and HDMI monitors. Now with support for new 3Gb/s SDI for 2K, HD and SD compatibility, plus built in 3D lookup tables for feature film grade color management, HDLink Pro is easily the most advanced monitoring solution available.

Full Resolution HDTV Monitoring

Even big expensive 24 inch CRT displays can't resolve the full resolution of the HDTV video standard. HDLink Pro eliminates this problem because every HD-SDI pixel is mapped to the pixels in the LCD computer display. Now you can get affordable full resolution HD-SDI monitoring wherever you need it in your facility.

High Resolution 3 Gb/s SDI Film Monitoring
HDLink Pro features the new 3Gb/s SDI video connection for 4:2:2, 4:4:4 and 2K video monitoring using a single BNC connection. Only HDLink Pro supports real time 2K playback via SDI at a massive 2048 x 1556 resolution when used with a 30? LCD display. HDLink Pro auto switches between SD, HD and 2K, so it?s ideal for all your monitoring needs.

Color Management via 3D Lookup Tables
With 3D lookup tables built in, now you can accurately simulate any film stock, or calibrate the colorimity of the connected display. The included HDLink Utility software for Windows and Mac OS X allows for flexible real time color adjustments. Additional lookup tables and software updates can be easily added via HDLink Pro?s fast USB 2.0 connection.

Works with DVI and HDMI Monitors

Connect a 24 inch LCD computer display for true 1920 x 1080 HDTV monitoring, or a 30 inch display for full 2048 x 1556 2K feature film monitoring. Connect HDMI televisions and video projectors for incredible cinema style monitoring that?s perfect for edit suites, location shoots, client monitoring and more.

Use Standard Definition, HDTV or 2K
HDLink Pro supports all SDI based formats from standard definition, 1080HD, 720HD, and even 2K when used with 30" DVI displays. HDLink?s video input auto switches between SD-SDI, HD-SDI 4:2:2, HD-SDI 4:4:4 and 2K 2048 x 1556 video formats instantly. HDLink Pro is software upgradable, so you'll get the best image quality and format compatibility guaranteed years into the future.

Incredible 5.1 Surround Sound Audio
HDLink Pro features a massive 6 channels of SDI audio de-embedded to 6 analog RCA audio outputs which is perfect for cinema style 5.1 surround sound monitoring. The built-in audio monitoring outputs are de-embedded at an incredible 24 bit from the SDI video input, so you get the highest audio quality. Now you can connect to HiFi systems for the perfect audio monitoring solution or use multi channel audio mixers.


  • SDI 4:2:2, 4:4:4 and 2K support.
  • Video formats supported on DVI Displays: 2K 2048 x 1556 at 23.98PsF, 24PsF. 1080 lines at 23.98PsF, 24PsF, 25PsF, 48i, 50i, 59.94i, 60i. 720 lines at 50p, 59.94p, 60p. Standard Definition NTSC and PAL.
  • Video formats supported on HDMI Displays: 1080 HD at 23.98PsF, 24PsF, 25PsF, 48i, 50i, 59.94i, 60i. 720 lines at 50p, 59.94p, 60p. Standard Definition NTSC and PAL.
  • Selectable 16:9 or full screen resize in SD
  • Color precision support: 4:2:2 10 bit, 4:4:4 10 bit and 2K 10 bit. Color space support: 4:2:2 YUV, 4:4:4 RGB and 2K RGB.
  • Automatic adjustment to native display resolution using VESA E-EDID1.3.
  • Adaptive pull-down processor guarantees smooth motion display on DVI-D computer displays
  • 6 channel analog 24 bit audio output using RCA connectors de-embedded from SDI input.
  • Firmware upgrade via USB 2.0 on Mac OS X, Windows XP and Windows Vista.
  • Fully interactive 3D lookup tables via USB using independently adjustable lookup tables per color component.
  • DVI Display Recommendations:
    - Recommended display resolution for 2K film formats: 2560 x 1600
    - Recommended display resolution for 1080 HD formats: 1920 x 1200
    - Recommended display resolution for 720 HD formats: 1280 x 800
    - Recommended display frame rate support: 48-72Hz
    - Minimum display frame rate support: 60Hz


SDI Video Input 1 x BNC input switches between SD-SDI, HD-SDI 4:2:2, HD-SDI 4:4:4 and 2K via SDI or use 2 x BNC inputs for 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.
SDI Audio De-embedding 6 channels out de-embedded from SDI input.
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.
Analog Audio Output 6 x unbalanced 24 bit analog outputs on RCA connectors -10db.
DVI-D Video Output Supports Dual Link DVI-D displays up to 30 inches 2560 x 1600 in size.
DVI-D Configuration Automatic adjustment using VESA E-EDID1.3.
Manual override of display configuration via HDLink Utility software.
DVI-D Resolution Pixel-for-pixel display on LCD displays.
DVI-D Connection Via any DVI-D or DVI-I cable. Compatible with single-link and dual-link DVI cables.
DVI-D video support only. Audio via RCA analog outputs.
HDMI Audio Output Audio combined with video in HDMI connection.
HDMI Video Output Supports HDMI displays, such as a TV or video projectors up to 1920 x 1080 resolution.
HDMI Configuration Automatically configures to connected display.
HDMI Resolution Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.
HDMI Connection Via included DVI-D male to HDMI Type A female adaptor. Plug into HDLink when connecting to HDMI devices. HDMI video supports HDMI audio.
Gamma Correction Independently adjustable 3D lookup tables per color component. Interactive real time adjustment of lookup tables.
Updates and Configuration USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mb/s) interface.
HD Format Support via DVI-D 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080i48, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 2048 x 1556p23.98 and 2048 x 1556p24.
HD Format Support via HDMI 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 720p50, 720p59.94 and 720p60.
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.
SDI Compliance SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 425M-B, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.
SDI Video Sampling 4:2:2 and 4:4:4.
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.
SDI Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.
Software Included HDLink Utility included free for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Mac OS X Universal Binary for Intel and PowerPC based Macs.
Firmware Upgrade Automatically when new HDLink Utility is installed.
Real Time Processing Adaptive pull-down processor guarantees smooth motion display.
Video Scaling via DVI-D Pixel for pixel display.
Setting for 2x resize of NTSC for displays with at least 1440 x 972 pixels.
Setting for 2x resize of PAL for displays with at least 1440 x 1152 pixels.
Installation Small brick style compact design.
Power Supply 12 Volt universal power supply included.
IEC power cable required.
Warranty 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
Display Requirements
Interface DVI-D digital type connection to LCD computer monitor or HDMI Type A digital type connection to HDMI display, e.g. TV or video projector.
Resolution via DVI-D 1920 x 1200 required for HD1080 video SDI formats. 1920 x 1200 recommended for 2x resize display of NTSC and PAL SDI formats.
1280 x 800 recommended for HD720 video SDI formats. Please note that few, if any, DVI-D displays support 720p50. 2560 x 1600 required for 2K feature film formats.
Resolution via HDMI 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
Please note, that the native resolution of an HDMI display will often be less than full resolution HDTV, even if the display is rated to accept HDTV signals. This is a physical limitation of the display itself and full-resolution HDMI displays, or DVI-D displays, should be considered if pixel for pixel video is required. Please also note that only a small percentage of HDMI displays support 720p50.
Refresh Frame Rate for DVI Nominal 60Hz, however 48 to 72 Hz recommended.
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