Userful announces support for Blackmagic Design to make it simpler for AV professionals to deploy real time Ultra HD on video walls

Userful announces support for Blackmagic Design to make it simpler for AV professionals to deploy real time Ultra HD on video walls

September 24, 2015, Calgary, AB - Userful, a leading centralized display software appliance for AV & IT professionals, announces integration and support for Blackmagic Design's DeckLink Duo, DeckLink Quad and Intensity Pro 4K capture and playback cards. Enabling just a single standard PC to capture multiple real-time SD, HD or 4k UHD video streams and deliver them over the network onto individual displays or video walls of up to 25 displays.  

Userful supports Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink Duo and DeckLink Quad as well as the Intensity Pro 4K enabling AV & IT professionals to easily capture and display over the network multiple inputs of real-time content.  These PCIe capture and playback cards coupled with Userful’s appliance software transform a standard PC into a high performance video wall and AV over IP server dramatically reducing the cost of deploying video walls and other centrally managed displays.

Up until now, AV & IT professionals have been forced to rely on proprietary and expensive video processors and controllers in order to capture high resolution HDMI and SDI content and redisplay it on video walls or other network displays. The Userful Network Video Wall with the DeckLink and Intensity cards eliminates the need for specialized hardware.  Instead AV & IT professionals can use a standard PC running Userful software with the appropriate Blackmagic Design capture and playback cards installed.  The combination makes for a simple and cost effective way to capture content from multiple sources onto a single video wall (with displays arranged in any either a grid or mosaic-style artistic layout) or onto multiple displays within the network.

Tim Griffin, founder and CTO of Userful Corporation, describes the importance of this announcement.  “Blackmagic is one of the leading cost-effective brands for both consumer 4k capture cards and professional grade cards. Userful’s plug and play supporting for these popular cards frees AV & IT professionals from the need to use expensive proprietary video wall servers and controllers.  They now only need an off the shelf PC, Blackmagic and Userful, and their lives are a whole lot simpler and their wallets a whole lot fuller.”

“Blackmagic Design’s PCIe cards allow capture and playback of extremely high quality SD, HD and Ultra HD video on Windows, Mac and Linux PCI Express computers,” said Dan May, President, Blackmagic Design. “Now AV and IT professionals can use the DeckLink Duo, DeckLink Quad and Intensity Pro 4K cards in conjunction with Userful software to capture and playback amazing looking video.”

The Userful Video Wall is the first solution to support 4k content in real time delivered over the network.  With the addition of support for the DeckLink Duo, DeckLink Quad and Intensity Pro 4K capture and playback cards, Userful is making it easier and more cost effective to deploy exciting and compelling real time content on network connected displays and video walls of all sizes and layouts.

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About Userful

Userful builds an industry leading software appliance for AV & IT professionals to easily control large numbers of displays and interactive content sources from any browser. Userful sits between content and displays providing AV over IP and hundreds of other features.  Userful makes it simple and affordable for organizations to drive and centrally manage intelligent interactive displays from digital signage, to desktops, to touch-screens and video walls and beyond with exceptional performance, unique flexibility and the lowest cost on the market. Userful is the trusted provider of over 1 million displays in over 100 countries and works with zero- and thin-client devices from world-class partners such as ViewSonic, Thinglobal, Atrust, Centerm and HP.

About Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go to

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