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What's new in Desktop Video 10.4

  • Adds support for output of 2160p60 via Dual Link 6G-SDI on DeckLink 4K Extreme and UltraStudio 4K
  • Adds support for output of 2160p60 via HDMI on DeckLink 4K Extreme and UltraStudio 4K
  • Adds support for 2K DCI 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 on DeckLink 4K Extreme and UltraStudio 4K
  • Adds support for SDI Level A on all 4K Desktop Video products
  • New Blackmagic Desktop Video utility with dynamic realtime display of video standards on input and output
  • New Media Express that automatically detects video input and creates a project based on that standard
  • Fix for bug where SDI embedded audio is sometimes not printed to tape on certain decks
  • Fix for bug in SD keying on DeckLink Studio 4K
  • General performance and stability improvements for all models.


Mac OS X Specific

Minimum system requirements for Mac OS X

  • Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.
  • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later.
  • Mac OS X computer with either Thunderbolt, PCIe slot or USB 3.0.
  • 4 GB of system memory.

Third Party Software Support

  • DaVinci Resolve 10 and 11
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Apple Motion 4
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 and earlier
  • Adobe After Effects CC 2014 and earlier
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 and earlier
  • Autodesk Smoke 2013
  • Avid Media Composer 7 or 8
  • Avid News Cutter 11
  • Avid Symphony 6.5
  • Avid Pro Tools 10 and 11
  • The Foundry Nuke


Windows Specific

Minimum system requirements for Windows

  • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 7 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows computer with either Thunderbolt, PCIe slot or USB 3.0 port.
  • 4 GB of system memory.

Third Party Software Support

  • DaVinci Resolve 10 and 11
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2014 and earlier
  • Adobe After Effects CC 2014 and earlier
  • Adobe Photoshop CC 2014 and earlier
  • Avid Media Composer 7 and 8
  • Avid Media Symphony 6 and 7
  • Avid News Cutter 6 and 7
  • Sony Vegas Pro 9
  • Fusion 7
  • The Foundry Nuke
  • Cyberlink Power Director
  • Nero Video 2014


Linux Specific

Minimum System Requirements for Linux

Basic system requirements:

  • 32 bit x86 running Linux 2.6.18 or higher
  • 64 bit x86_64 running Linux 2.6.18 or higher

A 64 bit kernel and ample memory is strongly recommended.

Thunderbolt Hotplug Requirements

Thunderbolt devices cannot be plugged in hot on kernels earlier than 2.6.30.

Supported kernels older than 3.12 require an extra step after plugging the device in. You must tell the kernel to rescan the PCI bus using the following command:

# sudo sh -c 'echo 1 > /sys/bus/pci/rescan' 

Kernel 3.12 and later support hotplug without the need for any extra steps.

Supported Distributions

This release has been tested on:

  • Ubuntu 10.04 - 14.04
  • Debian 6 - 7
  • Fedora 15 - 20
  • CentOS 5 - 6
  • OpenSUSE 12.3 - 13.1

Full release notes including installation instructions are available in the ReadMe.txt found in the downloadable tar archive.

Installing Desktop Video Software

If you have installed the drivers prior to installing any of these applications, we recommend that you uninstall and reinstall the drivers. This will ensure that all relevant components are installed in their required locations.

Additional Information

Please check www.blackmagicdesign.com for additional information on third party software compatibility and minimum system requirements.

Some applications may use third party code under license. For details please refer to the included "Third Party Licenses.rtf" document.

© 2015 Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd. All rights reserved. Blackmagic Design, Blackmagic, DeckLink, Multibridge, HDLink, Videohub, and "Leading the creative video revolution" are trademarks of Blackmagic Design Pty. Ltd., registered in the U.S.A and other countries.

Updated March 18, 2015.