Decklink SDI: Supported codecs?

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Peter Bubestinger

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Decklink SDI: Supported codecs?

PostThu Mar 14, 2019 8:29 pm

Sorry, but I'm confused... :?

I own a Decklink SDI 4k and read up on its specifications.
What does the following paragraph on its tech specs page [I'm not allowed to paste URLs(*) :(] mean?

Supported Codecs

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, Uncompressed 10 bit 4:4:4.


It's an SDI-only card, and I thought SDI (at least SD) was always uncompressed.
What use cases are supported for these codecs? Playback, capture? And in which application?

Thanks for clearing that up for me :D

(*) url = blackmagicdesign.com /products/decklink/techspecs/W-DLK-11

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