BlackMagic support?

Sebastian Dröge sebastian at
Tue Jan 3 07:57:49 UTC 2023

On Mon, 2023-01-02 at 16:22 -0800, amindfv--- via gstreamer-devel
> I see Gstreamer has high-quality decklink elements, which is great
> news, but I have a couple questions about them:
>   - Are proprietary drivers required? In other words, can you simply
> plug in a device for the first time and start streaming to
> `decklinkvideosink`, or must you also install closed-source drivers
> from BlackMagic?

Yes, you need to install the drivers from BlackMagic. There's no way
around that.

>   - Is there a list somewhere of supported devices? Specifically I'm
> wondering if the UltraStudio Monitor 3G is supported. I've looked in
> the code and wasnt able to find anything about device support.

Any device supported by the drivers should work with the elements.

Sebastian Dröge, Centricular Ltd ·
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