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Blackmagic Decklink- Eating my Cake

Can you have your cake and eat it too? In my case yes with the Blackmagic Designs Decklink Extreme3D I just got in today.

The advent of Resolve for Mac simply promoted me to get things I needed anyway- CUDA acceleration and better GFX power in Adobe, playout and monitoring in Adobe and Nuendo. All things I can use when that software moves out of beta into public consumption.

I got everything installed and running in a few minutes. Then went about updating everything and playing around with features and controls. I also got an HDLinkPro3D to round out my monitoring capabilities. That’s one COOL box incidentally.

After spending several hours calibrating all my monitors (and offsetting my HDLink monitor via LUTs for Rec.709 standards), I got around to checking out the Decklink in every app I use. I know it’s not working in Avid *yet* so I didn’t bother to test that- in addition, I tested all of it with my online codec: Cineform.

Premiere? Check After Effects? Check Neundo? Check (with photojpeg vs. Cineform). Driver conflicts with my RME card? None. Check.

Wow. Really? I went round and round and round issues with my Blackmagic Intensity Pro and Matrox boxes. This setup with all my apps was issue free. Crazy cool.


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