Unreal Engine 4.21 Now Supports DeckLink

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We’ve been using DeckLink I/O video cards in our virtual production server builds, now Epic Games and Black Magic just announced that the latest version of Unreal Engine 4.21 will natively support these Black Magic video in and out cards.

Blackmagic 8K Capture and Playback Cards.
Unreal Engine 4.21 supports Blackmagic 8K Capture and Playback Cards.

DeckLink SDK binaries and source code from Epic will also now be available free to download on the company’s Unreal Engine Marketplace.

Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.21 now supports DeckLink 8K Pro, DeckLink Duo 2 and DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G capture and playback cards, announced Blackmagic Design.

Unreal Engine is the most used real time engine providing the highest quality solution for creating virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) experiences, as well as virtual sets for film and television. UE is a complete suite of creation tools designed to meet the most ambitious artistic visions while being flexible enough to ensure success for individual developers or the largest creative teams.

Unreal Engine, which added support for up to 1080p60, HDMI and SDI capture and playback in version 4.20, now includes a number of new features in 4.21, to meet its growing adoption in live broadcast and virtual production workflows. A key part of these new features is the support of Blackmagic Design DeckLink products and SDK.

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