Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K PCIe Capture Card

(10 customer reviews)


Brand Blackmagic Design
Hardware Interface HDMI
Operating System Linux
Series DeckLink Mini
Item Weight 0.17 Kilograms

  • Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K PCIe Capture Card
  • SDI Video Input: 1x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD switchable
  • HDMI Video Input: 1x HDMI 2.0a connector
  • Computer Interface: Gen 2 PCIe Express 4 lane, compatible with 4, 8 and 16 lane PCIe slots
  • SDI Audio Input: 16 channels embedded in SD, HD, Ultra HD


DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K is a low profile PCIe capture card, featuring 6G-SDI and the latest HDMI 2.0a connections so you can record all formats up to 2160p30 on your computer! The SDI and HDMI inputs automatically detect and switch between all video formats. You even get high dynamic range recording and metadata over HDMI, along with support for Rec. 2020 color space. The DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K is perfect for integrating into mobile live capture environments, broadcast trucks and more! You can even develop your own custom capture solutions using the Blackmagic Desktop Video SDK for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux! Includes two PCIe shields for both full height and low profile slots.

From the manufacturer

Blackmagic Design

DeckLink capture and playback cards are used every day on Hollywood feature films, episodic television programs, music videos, commercials and more! Featuring the latest cutting edge technologies such as 12G-SDI and 8K support, DeckLink cards give you the highest quality video and work with more applications and platforms than any other card. Every DeckLink PCI Express card can be installed in Mac, Windows and Linux based workstations and servers, giving you ultimate flexibility!

Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design

Additional information

Dimensions 6 × 6 cm
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‎Blackmagic Design


‎DeckLink Mini

Item model number


Operating System


Item Weight

‎6 ounces

Product Dimensions

‎6 x 6 x 6 inches

Item Dimensions LxWxH

‎6 x 6 x 6 inches





Date First Available

‎September 9, 2016


Blackmagic Design

10 reviews for Blackmagic Design DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K PCIe Capture Card

  1. Ryan Jones

    Great capture device. Just make sure you install software first.This little guy definitely made video capturing easier. Just make sure to install the software and then make sure you have it configured to either HDMI or 3G/SDI. It canNOT do both at the same time. Other than that, it works in OBS just great and you can configure the resolution to whatever you want. Now I don’t have to use USB video capture devices all attached outside of the PC. Makes the area cleaner. It’s a decent vid cap device. It isn’t really cheap, but definitely affordable.

  2. G. Farnsworth

    Beautiful picture quality in windows, PITA under linuxI bought this to use a dSLR for zoom on a computer that dual boots linux and windows. On the windows side, the picture is perfect and everything works great. 10/10.On the linux side, it’s a pain. It doesn’t work unless you install drivers, which have to be reinstalled any time the kernel updates. The software freezes up. I got it limping along (low res) but finally gave up on it. I’ll just use a regular webcam when I’m using linux. I am not well enough acquainted with the technical reasons, but I wish hardware vendors like this put their drivers into the linux kernel so stuff would just work.

  3. Rene A. Cervantes

    Great TB3 video capture card!!Super quality expected for highly praised video hardware company!!! Set up is tricky on newer macs ( you have to change security settings not big deal ). The video quality with my Sony A7RIII full frame camera it’s amazing. I was looking to capture video on 4K format. Since this device uses TB3 via PCIe connection now I could capture video with great quality on this highly system demand format. I recommend to use Sonnet PCIe box for as many ports you need ( I took the single card since I only needed one PCIe slot ). I tried like 4 different video capture cards ( all using USB 3.0 connection ) and O was getting poor video quality video.

  4. David

    Good results but requires dkms for linuxOverall good once you get it running, but the driver for this requires downloading their software package and installing the kernel module via dkms (which alot of distributions don’t have in their primary repositories).

  5. JonJ_AAA

    Works with Sony a7rii and OBS live streamwanted to buy something similar to el gato camlink but for an extra 60$ this does 4K and works great with my sony a7rii a7r2.It does need some troublrshoot but nothing new. You have to manually setup OBS, camera, and Blackmagic softwate to equal settings or it will not work. You only have to do setup once and it works day to day. See pics.Besure to download the drivers / software called “Blackmagic Desktop Video Setup”.Make sure the quality settings/ resolution of camera and set the same as black magic desktop software. Relargless if u have a 4k camera or your 4k camera is shooting 1080 60 frames. Camera and software must be set the the same numbers.In OBS add video cap device. click on properties. click on ‘configure video’ and check mark ‘override video mode’. Got a signal after that. I was using Windows 10 64bit and OBS 64 bit.

  6. Jerry Chilson

    We now have 3works just as listed and we purchased more

  7. Sam L.

    Installed & Working Within MinutesI installed this card and it was immediately recognized by my computer. Avid Media Composer capture works perfectly, as does the Media Express software.

  8. Pvandors

    Works well with PTZOptics 20x SDI cameraEasy to install and use

  9. ZayWalka

    Great, versatile, easy setup.Upgraded from a $20 USB capture card, which had a few challenges. Not only is the picture a lot better its a worry free operation. Worth the money!

  10. Jeffrey Powers @Geekazine

    The Software won’t recognize the cardsWhile the card is great, the problem lies with the software. I actually have an older Intensity pro for a secondary capture. I had to downgrade the software to 10.9.5 to get both cards to recognize. They don’t always do that, though.Seems like I have to reboot the machine to get both cards to work. The Video setup won’t show them, even though the Device Manager does. I have to check the setup before I do anything else, or I’ll have to stop everything to reboot.After that point, they work like champs. The Decklink does 4k easily, and I can use my ATEM with the SDI.

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