The Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Recorder is a PCIe slot capture card with both SDI and HDMI inputs for capturing uncompressed 10-bit video from a camera directly into your computer. You’ll be able to ingest footage as the camera’s recording live or from a playback of the camera’s recording. The inputs are active, so once you plug a cable into them, they’ll begin functioning. This card automatically switches between SD and HD, so it’ll be able to handle all common video formats. The point of ingesting through a capture card is to bypass unnecessary compressions and hence data loss. The card performs just one compression, upon delivery to your computer, where your footage gets encoded into an edit-ready codec of your choice.
SDI Video Input
1 x 10-bit SD/HD switchable.
SDI Audio Input
8 channels embedded in SD and HD.
HDMI Video Input
1 x HDMI 1.4 type A connector.
HDMI Audio Input
8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 4, 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots.
AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, DNxHR & DNxHD, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes LT, Apple ProRes 422 Proxy, Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2.
Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS and Windows. Media Express, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Linux.
Internal Software Upgrade
Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.
PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1, 4, 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS, Windows and Linux. Mac systems require a Mac Pro computer with PCI Express slots. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.
SD Video Standards
525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
HD Video Standards
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
SMPTE 259M and 292M.
SDI Metadata Support
RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning.
Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.
8-bit & 10-bit.
REC 601, REC 709.
Multiple Rate Support
SDI and HDMI are switchable between standard definitlon and high definition.
HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
Hardware based real time.
HD to SD Down Conversion
Software based down conversion during video capture.
HD Up Conversion
Software based up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on capture. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox or 16:9 anamorphic.