View Full Version : Uncompressed 10 bit..for under $1k!!!

11 November 2002, 08:07 PM
Artists on a tight budget, your time has come to play with the big guns:

-Genuine uncompressed 10-bit video with:

SDI video & audio input and output, as well as a Sony compatible RS422 serial deck control port, a 66MHz PCI bus, support for NTSC and PAL video formats, real-time effects, a built-in DV bridge, and a Universal free software codec for Mac OS X, Mac OS 9, and Windows.

BlackMagic Design's DeckLink (Product Link) (

Press Release (

And no I'm not affiliated to them in any way.

11 November 2002, 09:44 PM
:D WOW that cool to bad i dont have a Mac that can run combsution as fast as my PC

Great Deal for Mac users :buttrock:

11 November 2002, 10:34 PM
I wonder whats up with windows users getting shafted on the 10 bit uncompressed end. There is only one company that makes one for windows and it isn't even shipping yet(There are some others but they are only with a 100k+ synphony or avid ds system). The one windows one is bluefish444 which is the same as the mac digital voodoo cards, but under a different name. Mac has like 4-5 companies that make 10 bit uncompressed cards.

11 November 2002, 11:03 PM
Only thing is this card is SDI only, so you have to buy a little converter if you have any analog devices. SDI to analog converter runs between $300-800 depending on what analog your going too(svideo, component, etc..).

Still a great deal for $995!

11 November 2002, 12:20 AM
I think Apple should support these guys. I mean you could buy yourself a decent G4, with a sexy 22" Cinema Display (~5300$ /w rebates) add the card, and still manage with better value than those real 10Bit solutions for PC...RealBlue444 included. It's a shame G4s are not so powerful at this stage. Imagine the solution above with an IBM 970 based PowerMac replacing the G4..:drool:

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