Blackmagic Design

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TouchDesigner supports Blackmagic Design devices through the Video Device In TOP and Video Device Out TOP.

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Blackmagic Design builds a wide array of high performance input and output video devices. They offer devices for PCI-e and USB 3.0 interfaces that are available in a variety of input/output connections such as HDMI, SDI/HD-SDI, DVI, Component, and more.

Blackmagic Products can be found here.

Blackmagic Support in TouchDesigner
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TouchDesigner has built-in native driver support for Blackmagic devices providing better performance and lower latency than WDM/DirectShow capture devices.

GPU Direct For Video Support[edit]

Support for GPU Direct For Video has been added for Blackmagic devices. This feature only works in conjunction with new Nvidia Quadro cards. Generally this feature is required for 8K support, due to PCIe bandwidth limits.


Requirements


Ways to interface with Blackmagic Design in TouchDesigner


Tips for Working with Blackmagic Design
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An Operator Family that contains its own Network inside. There are twelve 3D Object Component and eight 2D Panel Component types. See also Network Path.

The Graphics Processing Unit. This is the high-speed, many-core processor of the graphics card/chip that takes geometry, images and data from the CPU and creates images and processed data.