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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Re: Decklink SDI: Supported codecs?

PostMon May 06, 2019 7:16 pm

Sorry, but I'm still curious... :D
Anyone?

Thank you very much!
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Re: Decklink SDI: Supported codecs?

PostWed May 08, 2019 10:44 pm

Those codecs can be used in any application that supports them. If you need information on which applications support those various codecs, you can look at the list on the tech spec page under Software Applications and check with the software manufacturer on their software and the support for various codecs.
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