What is the SMPTE format of 4K output?

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Jason Rhodes

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What is the SMPTE format of 4K output?

PostThu Mar 29, 2018 3:24 pm

If I have a Blackmagic Decklink Mini Monitor 4K (6G) card and I am internally configuring the video output to be:

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pixel format:       bmdFormat10BitRGBXLE
display mode:       bmdMode4K2160p2997
video output flags: bmdVideoOutputFlagDefault

What SMPTE standard does this adhere to (if any?)

Basically, if I were to describe this output format to a receiver on the other end of my SDI coax cable, what SMPTE standard would I reference? And is it the same standard for the simultaneous HDMI output?

I'm a bit confused with the SMPTE documentation once I get beyond 1080p (SMPTE-292.)

Cameron Nichols

Blackmagic Design

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Re: What is the SMPTE format of 4K output?

PostTue Apr 03, 2018 12:37 am

Hi Jason,

The DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K adheres to SMPTE 2081 for 4K modes.


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