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Hi, 

 

I have not tested my self, I have a customer that used it in Version 4 no troubles, but then with version 5. He could not make it work. There is no real reason for it not to work, so it should be just a matter of drivers. 

This card can only capture one at a time. 

But maybe go to a tested one Blackmagic intensity? 

 

My comments ... hope it helps. 

 

Regards

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Hi Adela!

 

Thank you for your quick reply! At the moment we use BlackMagic Intensity Pro cards, but i'm not too happy with them, as they are mainly Video capture cards and most of the capturing we do is Computer screens. The cards limit me to 1080i resolutions at 24, 25 or 30Hz, where i want to capture 1920x1080p @60Hz or more...

And they also just capture one input at a time...

 

Thats why we are exploring some possibilities to swap it for something else

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But then again... this is what it says:

 

 

Maximum Digital Resolutions 1080p30 Supported Resolutions TV: 1080i/p, 720p, 576i/p, 480i/p
PC: 1920x1080, 1440x900, 1280x1024, 1280x960, 1280x720, 1024x768, 800x600

 

So the PC resolution would be 50/60Hz.... right?

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Hi

 

We are also mostly capturing computer screens and have been using the Datapath VisionRGB-e2s for a while, and they have been working just fine. Of course a bit more expensive but it gets the job done without hiccups.

Guess everything is a matter of budget though..

very true..

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The StarTech is not going to give you that.

Stated under Specifications - Performance - Maximum Digital Resolutions 1080p30

 

 

But then again... this is what it says:

Maximum Digital Resolutions 1080p30 Supported Resolutions TV: 1080i/p, 720p, 576i/p, 480i/p

PC: 1920x1080, 1440x900, 1280x1024, 1280x960, 1280x720, 1024x768, 800x600

So the PC resolution would be 50/60Hz.... right?

 

Where do you see that?

Typical marketing speak where they give resolutions with no refresh rates.

 

The stated maximum is unambiguous.

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Well we got the final answer... and indeed, 30Hz is the max... even for PC resolutions...

 

you guys were right all along ;-)

 

So what if i desperately want to capture a PC signal at 50 or 60 Hz , preferrably through DVI, am i stuck on just the Datapath capture cards as option to buy then?

Because rightnow i use BlackMagic Intensity Pro's and they only have HDMI, through which i could only capture 1080i at 24 Hz... not really what i had in mind...

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Hi Frank,

 

Whats the issue? Budget? I have two Datapath E1S's for you which I currently don't use anymore as I moved to E2S's. I could make a reasonable price for you. You know where to find me, welcome for a cup of coffee sometime too ;-)

 

Walter

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I tested Blackmagic Decklink Studio 4k, works fine uo to 1080p / 60 Hz.

Price is round about the half of a Datapath e1.

 

More Infos and specs : https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/decklink/techspecs/W-DLK-12

 

but there are differences between the two, are there not?

i.e. the decklink is a video only card - YUV colorspace,

and the datapath supports either RGB or YUV colorspace.

And computers, or course, prefer RGB - but will step down to YUV when needed.

Or am I reading the spec incorrectly? iono.gif

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It says, by clicking on the respective model images above the specs :

 

HDMI Configuration

HDMI automatically configures to connected display.

HDMI Resolution

Pixel for pixel up to 4K resolutions.

HDMI Color Precision

10-bit RGB in HD

10-bit YUV in 4K

 

This goes for 4K Extreme 12G, 4K Extreme & 4K Studio

But not for Decklink Mini Recorder (only YUV)

 

/jonas

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