I’m about to order a Decklink studio 4K card…(well…considering this for 2 week now)… but because of reviews I saw, had me hold back untill now.
Does NOT support Digital Cinema
BUYER BEWARE! Contrary to BMD published specs, card does NOT output true Digital Cinema (DCI) 2K format resolutions. True DCI 2K “Flat” is 1998x1080; “Scope” is 2048x858. This card does not output either resolution.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
UHD not working over HDMI
This was the second BMD DeckLink card I’ve purchased and the second time I am sorry for not returning it. I could not get this card to lock sync with UHD output over HDMI. Eventually I figured out a ritual that would cause it to sync, but only in Media Express and only with 24fps content, and only after several reboots and waiting up to an hour. Once in sync for UHD, the card would not sync correctly for HD output again until power-cycled.
BMD support did respond timely and professionally to emails so the one star for them, but they weren’t helpful in resolving the problem. I had the card in one of only 4 models of PC BMD list as supported (HP Z820). Tech support’s suggestions were to try the card in different slots (which didn’t make any difference) and try to capture UHD (which failed). I asked a couple of times if they were able reproduce the problem on their end and they finally admitted that they had no way to test the HDMI output. With the first DeckLink I had a similar problem. BMD were advertising a feature (Linux support) that they finally admitted they hadn’t tested and couldn’t test. This product line clearly needs better QA.
Any contribution will be appreciated. Thanks