libDeckLinkAPI.so not included in SDK?

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eric_poulsen

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libDeckLinkAPI.so not included in SDK?

PostTue Jul 25, 2017 5:09 pm

Hi all,

Downloaded the SDK for DeckLink (Blackmagic_DeckLink_SDK_10.9.5.zip), compiled one of the samples, and it complains it cannot load libDeckLinkAPI.so.

This file was not included in the SDK, nor can I find how it can be compiled from the SDK, nor is it even mentioned in the documentation.

I'm running Ubuntu 16.10 X64.

Thanks

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Re: libDeckLinkAPI.so not included in SDK?

PostTue Jul 25, 2017 11:17 pm

That should be installed with the driver. Have you installed desktopvideo?

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Re: libDeckLinkAPI.so not included in SDK?

PostTue Jul 25, 2017 11:33 pm

Have you installed desktopvideo?


No, because I thought it was (literally) video software (e.g. Final Cut). I figured that installing the DeckLink SDK would enable me to use the hardware.

So in this case "Desktop Video" means "hardware drivers"?
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Re: libDeckLinkAPI.so not included in SDK?

PostWed Jul 26, 2017 12:50 am

It builds the kernel modules and also installs the firmware update utility. There's a GUI interface to the card settings which is useful for testing the system prior to writing with the SDK and MediaExpress all included in the tarball.
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Re: libDeckLinkAPI.so not included in SDK?

PostWed Jul 26, 2017 3:20 pm

It builds the kernel modules and also installs the firmware update utility. There's a GUI interface to the card settings which is useful for testing the system prior to writing with the SDK and MediaExpress all included in the tarball.


Got it, thanks.

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