Blackmagic Design HDLink Pro DVI

HDTV-Resolution Monitoring Conversion
Dual-link 3G SDI
Use with DVI & HDMI Monitors
Supports 4:4:4 SDI Video
3D Lookup Tables via USB
Analog Audio Output
Compatible with LCD Displays


Blackmagic Design HDLink Pro with DVI-D is the most advanced monitoring solution for DVI and HDMI displays. With dual link 3Gb/s SDI for 2K, HD and SD compatibility, built in 3D lookup table color management, hardware upscaling and 6 channel analog audio outputs, HDLink Pro gives you incredible pixel for pixel perfect monitoring!

Eliminate the high cost of HDTV monitoring with HDLink

The world's most advanced full resolution 2D/3D HDTV and 2K monitoring for DVI, DisplayPort and HDMI monitors. Includes the quality of 4:4:4 SDI video, lookup tables via USB and analog audio outputs. HDLink will solve all your monitoring needs.

Full Resolution HD Monitoring

HDLink connects SDI video directly to any supported DVI-D and DisplayPort based LCD computer monitor for incredible true HDTV resolution video monitoring. HDLink includes 3 Gb/s SDI for high resolution 2K film monitoring when connected to a large 30 inch DVI or DisplayPort display. With every individual pixel in the HD or 2K SDI connection digitally mapped directly to the pixels of the LCD display, you get a perfect digital-to-screen pixel for pixel HDTV or 2K display. Connect any HDMI television or video projector to HDLink for cinema style monitoring! Even large 23 inch CRT based monitors can't display the full resolution of the HD-SDI signal, but with HDLink you see every pixel in the HD signal, so you'll always see a perfect image.

Supports both DVI and HDMI

HDLink supports all DVI-D and DisplayPort based digital computer displays and also includes HDMI video support. HDMI supports video at 1080i/50, 1080i/59.94 and 720p/59.94 on any HDMI device. DVI-D and DisplayPort supports displays at 1920 x 1200 (16:10) resolution for all 1080 HDTV formats. When working in 720 HDTV formats you can even use lower cost 1280 x 800 resolution display for pixel for pixel 720p viewing. When working in NTSC or PAL, HDLink can scale to fill the screen making viewing easier. 

Built in Optical Fiber

The HDLink Optical Fiber model is the world's first broadcast monitoring solution with built in optical fiber SDI connections. Optical fiber easily handles long distances, is low cost, and optical fiber cables last virtually forever.

Includes 3D Lookup Tables

For matching LCD display colorimetry and simulating various types of film stocks, HDLink Pro model features more advanced 3D lookup tables. Advanced 3D lookup tables increase color control

Analog Audio Monitoring Output

Audio outputs are de embedded from the SDI input and then converted to analog at an incredible 24 bit. HDLink supports 6 channels out allowing easy monitoring of 5.1 surround sound audio.

Affordable 3D SDI Monitoring

Now HDLink Pro supports 3D monitoring for the latest 3D production workflows! HDLink Pro 3D lets you display both dual stream as well as interleaved 3D inputs and then display them on any compatible 3D DVI display or HDMI television. When used with a DisplayPort to HDMI adapter, HDLink Pro 3D DisplayPort also supports HDMI 3D frame packing for compatibility with the latest full resolution 3D television.

Technical Specification:


SDI Video Input

2 x BNC inputs switch between SD-SDI, HD-SDI 4:2:2, HD-SDI 4:4:4, 2K via SDI and dual-link HD-SDI 4:4:4.

SDI Video Output

1 x BNC active loop through output switches between SD, HD 4:2:2, HD 4:4:4 and 2K.

HDMI Video Output

Via DVI-D to HDMI adaptor. Supports HDMI displays, such as a TV or video projector, up to 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Analog Audio Output

6 x unbalanced 24 bit analog outputs on RCA connectors -10dB, de-embedded from SDI input.

HDMI Audio Output

Via DVI-D to HDMI adaptor.

DVI-D Video Output

Supports SD, HD and 2K using Dual Link DVI-D displays up to 30 inches 2560 x 1600 in size.

HDMI Connection

Via included DVI-D male to HDMI Type A female adaptor.

DVI-D Audio Output

DVI-D supports video only. Use RCA analog audio outputs for audio monitoring.

Multi Rate SDI Support

270 Mb/s standard definition, 1.5 Gb/s high definition 4:2:2, 3 Gb/s 4:4:4 high definition and 2K film.

Updates and Configuration

USB 2.0 High Speed (480Mb/s) interface.


SD Format Support via DVI-D

625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC.

SD Format Support via HDMI

625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC.

HD Format Support via HDMI

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080i60 , 1080p50, 1080p59.94 and 1080p60.

HD Format Support via DVI-D

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60.

2K Format Support via DVI-D

2048 x 1556p23.982048 x 1556p24and 2048 x 1556p25.

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259MSMPTE 274M,SMPTE 292MSMPTE 296M,SMPTE 425M-B, ITU-R BT.656,ITU-R BT.601 and SMPTE 297M for Optical Fiber SDI.

SDI Video Sampling

4:2:2 and 4:4:4.

SDI Audio Sampling

Television standard sample rate of48 kHz and 24 bit.

SDI Color Precision

4:2:2 10 bit and 4:4:4 10 bit.

SDI Color Space

4:2:2 YUV, 4:4:4 YUV and 4:4:4 RGB.

HDMI Configuration

HDMI automatically configures to connected display.

HDMI Resolution

Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.

DVI-D Resolution

Pixel-for-pixel display on LCD displays.

DVI-D Configuration

Automatic adjustment using VESA E-EDID1.3.


Software Control

HDLink Utility included free for Windows™ and Mac OS X™.

Internal Software Upgrade

Automatically when new HDLink Utility is installed.

Operating Systems:

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.

Windows 7 or Windows 8.


DVI-D connection to LCD computer monitor or HDMI Type A connection to HDMI display.

Resolution via DVI-D

1920 x 1200 or 1920 x 1080 required for HD1080 video SDI formats. 1280 x 800 recommended for HD720 video SDI formats. 2560 x 1600 required for 2K feature film formats. DVI-D displays generally do not support 720p50 or 1080p50 but most recent HDMI displays do.

Capturing from copy-protected HDMI sources

The HDMI input of a display must accept either:

1920 x 1080 for HD1080 video SDI formats or

1280 x 720 for HD720 video SDI formats

A Full HD display should be considered if pixel for pixel video is desired as other HDMI displays present at a lower resolution.

Refresh Frame Rate for DVI

Nominal 60 Hz, however 48 to 75 Hz recommended.

Gamma Correction

Independently adjustable 3D lookup tables per color component. Interactive real time adjustment of lookup tables.

Real Time Processing

Adaptive pull-down processor guarantees smooth motion display.

Video Scaling via DVI-D

Pixel for pixel display. Scale up SD to fill display in 2D modes. Scale up HD to fill display in 2D modes.

Power Requirements:

12 Volt universal power supply included. IEC power cable required.


Additional Information

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