Blackmagic Decklink Capture using VLC

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Blackmagic Decklink Capture using VLC

PostFri Jun 11, 2021 10:03 am


I have installed the Decklink Quad HDMI recorder on my desktop PC, which is running Windows 10. The Decklink API version installed is 12.1. I am working on a simple widget that can display an HDMI source connected to the card. I want to make use of the VLC media player.
For this, I opened VLC and used the "Open Capture Device" option under the Media menu. Next, I select capture mode as "DirectShow" and in Device Selection, I select "Decklink Video Capture (4)" because I have connected the source on the 4th port. But this doesn't show me an HDMI source video. Next as an alternate, I selected "Blackmagic WDM Capture (4)" as video device and this does show me the HDMI source video in VLC but colors are inaccurate.

I will really appreciate and be grateful if someone can help me with how to play the HDMI source connected to the Blackmagic card using VLC.


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