Blackmagic Design HDL-DVIPRO HD Link Pro DVI Converter

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The world's most advanced HD and 2K monitoring solution for DVI or HDMI displays.

Eliminate the high cost of HDTV monitoring with HDLink - the world's most advanced full HDTV resolution monitoring converter for DVI and HDMI monitors. Includes the quality of 4:4:4 SDI video & lookup tables via USB and analogue audio outputs.

HDLink Pro is the worlds first full resolution HDTV and 2K monitoring solution for DVI and HDMI displays. With new 3Gb/s SDI for 2K & HD and SD compatibility & built in 3D lookup table colour management and 6 channel analogue audio outputs & HDLink Pro is easily the most advanced monitoring solution available.

3D Lookup Table Colour Management
With built in 3D lookup tables & you can accurately any film stock or calibrate for the colourimetry of you connected display. The included HDLink Utility software for Windows and Mac OS X allows real time colour adjustments & software updates & audio channel selections and downloading custom lookup tables.

High Resolution 3 Gb/s SDI Film Monitoring
HDLink Pro features the new 3 Gb/s SDI video connection for 4:2:2 and 2K video monitoring using a single BNC connection. Only HDlink Pro supports real time 2K playback via SDI at a massive 2048 x 1556 resolution when used with a 30 inch LCD display.

Works with DVI and HDMI Monitors
Connect to a 24 inch LCD computer display for tru 1920 x 1080 HDTV monitoring & or 30 inch displays for full 2048 x 1556 2k feature film monitoring. Connect HDMI televisions and video projectors for incredible cinema style monitoring that's perfect for edit suites & location shoots & client monitoring and more.

  • HDTV and standard definition support in 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
  • All HDTV formats supported: 1080 lines at 24p, 25p, 30p, 48i, 50i, 60i, and 720 lines at 30p, 50p, 60p
  • Standard definition SDI format support for NTSC and PAL
  • Full HDTV resolution pixel for pixel support on LCD displays
  • 10 bit 4:2:2 YUV and 10/12 bit 4:4:4 RGB or YUV support
  • Gamma correction via real time adjustable 10 bit lookup tables for each colour component. Downloadable via USB
  • Supports most DVI-D digital computer displays
  • Adaptive pull down processor for smooth motion display even when DVI-D diaplay does not support all video frame rates
  • Analogue 24 bit stereo audio output using RCA connectors
  • High speed USC 2.0 (480Mb/s) host computer interface
  • Firmware upgradeable via USB on Mac OS X or Windows XP
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.
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.
World\'s Highest Quality 3 Gb/s SDI in 4:4:4
HDLink introduced the world\'s first full HDTV resolution 4:4:4 monitoring solution that supports both standard definition SDI, HD-SDI and HD-SDI 4:4:4 for full resolution color monitoring. HD-SDI 4:4:4 features twice the color resolution. Conventional SD and HD video is 4:2:2 based, which limits color detail while 4:4:4 HD video preserves the full color detail which is important for critical keying and feature film work.
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 1.4 for compatibility with the latest full resolution 3D televisions!
Standard Definition, HDTV or 2K
HDLink supports all SDI based formats from standard definition NTSC/PAL to HD-SDI 1080 and 720 and even 2K film resolution when used with DVI displays. HDLink features 3 Gb/s SDI, so also works with real time 2K monitoring as used on Blackmagic Design\'s Multibridge Eclipse, Multibridge Pro and DeckLink HD Extreme. With HDLink you\'ll get the best image quality possible with format compatibility guaranteed years into the future. HDLink\'s SDI video input automatically switches between SD, HD and 2K. Unlike CRT based monitors, HDLink also supports all HDTV frame rates and formats including progressive HD formats.
Color Management via 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 because a blend of red, green and blue video can be output to each primary color on the connected display. Only advanced 3D lookup tables can give full color control for accurate simulation of almost any feature film stock.
Supports LCD Displays
HDLink supports DVI-D and DisplayPort based digital computer displays. For 1080 and 720 HDTV formats, a 1920 x 1200 (16:10) resolution display is recommended. However, if you\'re working in 720 HDTV formats only, then a lower cost 1280 x 800 resolution display is recommended. When working in NTSC or PAL, HDLink can scale up the displayed image to fill the display making viewing easier.
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. Audio is output on RCA connectors so you can easily connect to standard HiFi systems. If the connected display requires pull-down processing then HDLink will apply a variable audio delay ensuring perfect audio to video sync. To protect speakers and eliminate loud pops and other audio glitches, HDLink gently mutes the audio if video formats change or when SDI signals are connected and disconnected.


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.

HDLink Optical Fiber


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 1556p23.98, 2048 x 1556p24 and 2048 x 1556p25.

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 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 of 48 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.

Physical Specifications

HDLink Optical Fiber


3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

Excluding connectors, cables, cooling fans, fiber optic modules, fuses, keyboards and batteries which will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase

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