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Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K

Blackmagic Design
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Capture HDMI and 6G-SDI on your compatible computer with this PCIe interface card. The Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K detects and switches between SDI and HDMI formats and will capture metadata via HDMI. Includes HD up-conversion.
Key Highlights
  • HDMI Input + 6G-SDI Input (SD/HD/3G)
  • PCIe 2.0 x4 Interface
  • 10-Bit Processing


Backmagic Design DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K is a low profile PCI Express capture card that offers 6G-SDI and the latest HDMI 2.0a connections, so you can record all formats up to 2160p30 on your computer. Format types include SD, HD, and 4K.

SDI and HDMI inputs automatically detect and switch between all video formats. You even capture high dynamic range recording and metadata over HDMI. The DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K is perfect for integrating into mobile live capture environments, broadcast trucks, and more. Develop your own custom capture solutions using the Blackmagic Desktop Video SDK for Mac OS, Windows and Linux.

Includes (2) PCI Express shields for both full height and low profile slots. It requires an open PCIe slot (see more requirements below). The card arrives with the full-height bracket installed. You have the option to change to a low-profile bracket, which is included.


The DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K offers both conversion for color space and HD up-conversion.

  • Color conversion is a hardware-based conversion type.
  • HD to SD Down conversion is software-based during video capture.
  • HD up-conversion is software-based with down-conversion during video playback. It is selectable between 4:3 pillarbox or 16:9 anamorphic.


  • HDMI Input - 2.0a
  • 6G-SDI Input - 10-bit SD/HD/3G/6G-SDI/Ultra HD Switchable

DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K also offers:

  • 16 channels SDI audio inputs embedded in SD, HD, Ultra HD
  • 8 channel HDMI audio outputs embedded in SD, HD, Ultra HD 

Codecs Supported

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.

Video Standards

SD Video Standards

525i59.94 NTSC

625i50 PAL

HD Video Standards

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

2K Video Standards (SDI only)

2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p
2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI F25PsF

Ultra HD Video Standards

2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97


4K DCI Video Standards

4K DCI 23.98p, 4K DCI 24p, 4K DCI 25p*
*NOTE: SDI only

SDI Metadata Support

RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning

Software Supported

DaVinci Resolve, Adaobe Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, plus Adobe Photoshop CC.

In addition, this DeckLink supports: Tools On Air Just: Play & Live & In, Softron MovieRecorder & MReplay, Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Telestream Wirecast, Livestream Producer, Resolume Arena, Magix Vegas Pro & Movie Edit Pro Premium, Corel VideoStudio Pro, CyberLink PowerDirector, Vidblaster X & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay One & CG, CasparCG Server, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster, DevTek Easy Media Suite, Metus Ingest, Boinx Software MimoLive, Cinegy Capture Pro, vMix Live, Renewed Vision ProPresenter, Ventuz Director, Class X Liveboard & Coral CG, Glookast Capturer, Open Broadcaster Software Studio, and Nautilus NEMO3D.

System Requirements for Running Desktop Video with your DeckLink

Your computer requires at least 4GB of RAM to efficiently process video.

Computer interface for your DeckLink Mini Record 4K is PCI Express 4 Lane Generation 2, compatible with 4, 8, and 16 PCI Express Slots.

Operating system requirements:

Mac OS - Blackmagic Design Video software runs on the latest El Capitan and Sierra versions of Mac OS

Windows - Desktop Video runs exclusively on 64-bit versions of Windows 7, 8,  or 10 with the latest service pack installed

Linux - Desktop Video runs on 32-bit and 64-bit x 86 computers running Linux 2.6.23 or higher. Please refer to the release notes for the latest list of supported Linux distributions, package formats, and software dependencies

NOTE: Desktop Video Utility download available from Blackmagic.

Software Included

Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS and Windows. Media Express, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Linux.

Internal Software Upgrade

Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.

Physical Installation

PCI Express 4 lane generation 2, compatible with 4, 8 and 16 lane PCI Express slots on Mac OS, Windows and Linux. Mac OS systems require a Mac Pro computer with PCI Express slots. Please check the Blackmagic Design Support pages to see the full system requirements.

What's in the Box

  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • Free Software Download of Desktop Video Utility (See Overview for link)
  • Low-Profile Bracket
  • Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K with Bracket installed


Key Highlights

  • HDMI Input + 6G-SDI Input (SD/HD/3G)
  • PCIe 2.0 x4 Interface
  • 10-Bit Processing
  • Software HD Down-Conversion
  • Hardware Color Space Conversion
  • Compatible with MacOS, Windows & Linux
  • Download free Desktop Video Utility


Color Gamut:
REC 601
REC 2020
REC 709


Input Connector/Port:
HDMI - Type A, v2.0
1 x BNC - SD/HD/3G/6G-SDI

Software / Apps / Plugins

PC Requirements:
Linux - Please see Overview for additional notes
Mac OS 10.10 or later - Please see Overview for additional notes
Windows 7, 8, 10 (64-bit) - Please see Overview for additional notes
Software/App Notes:
Copy Protection - HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
Software Included:
Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility & Driver - Download from Blackmagic. Please see Overview for details and link, plus additional software included with purchase.
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