Blackmagic Design Media Player

Epic Games - Oct 22, 2018
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Implements a media player for Blackmagic Design DeckLink card.

  • Supported Platforms
  • Supported Engine Versions
    4.21 - 4.24
  • Download Type
    Engine Plugin
    This product contains a code plugin, complete with pre-built binaries and all its source code that integrates with Unreal Engine, which can be installed to an engine version of your choice then enabled on a per-project basis.

Blackmagic Design

The Blackmagic Media Plugin enables users to natively send SDI video in and out of the Unreal Engine. Whether it is Virtual Production, Film, or Broadcast Television, SDI video allows for frame accurate, low latency, high quality video. Support for Timecode, Genlock, allow for the Unreal Engine to be used seamlessly with professional video pipelines.

Technical Details

Professional Video I/O

Timecode and Genlock

Support for DeckLink line cards

Technical Details


  • Capture a SDI input feed with Blackmagic Media Player.
  • HD video are supported with progressive and interlaced standard.
  • Read audio and timecode.
  • Can synchronize the input with the engine's timecode.
  • Grab a UE4 rendered image and output it with SDI feed with Blackmagic Output.
  • Genlock the engine with Blackmagic Custom Time Step.
  • Control the engine's timecode with Blackmagic Timecode Provider.

Code Modules:

  • BlackmagicMedia
  • BlackmagicMediaOutput
  • BlackmagicMediaFactory
  • BlackmagicMediaEditor

Supported Development Platforms: Win64

Supported Target Build Platforms: Win64


Example Project: From the learn tab, the sample "Virtual Studio" is an example of how you can use Blackmagic DeckLink in your project.

Important/Additional Notes: The plugin has been tested with the DeckLink 8K Pro, DeckLink Duo 2 and the DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G.