Blackmagic Design Ultimatte 12 - Multi-Definition Keyer


Main Features:

  • Extended range matte controls to overcome foreground andwardrobe conflicts
  • User adjustable foreground delay to compensate for virtual set render times
  • Matte correction and sizing for targeted correction of overdense transitions
  • Clean up shrink and blur
  • Flare suppression controls
  • Clean up garbage matte that allows for variable clean up versus global clean up
  • Layering with correct transparency levels

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The Blackmagic Design Ultimatte 11 HD/SD is the next generation, multi-definition, blue/green screen, compositing device. If your studio is set up for HD or SD, or you are planning to change from SD to HD, the Ultimatte 11 HD/SD is the perfect real-time compositing device at the right price. The Ultimatte 11 HD/SD has been designed to address the needs of virtual studios. With enhanced Matte controls, streamlined Ambiance controls, in addition to complete FG and BG RGB colour controls, the Ultimatte 11 HD/SD “places” the FG subject in the new environment in a very natural and realistic way.





The Ultimatte 11 operates with SD and HD 4:2:2 formats. The unit is automatically configured to the format of the signal connected to Input 1. (You cannot, however, mix HD and SD signals.)

Enhanced Matte Controls

The Ultimatte 11 incorporates modified matte algorithms to extend the ability of accurately separating the FG subject from the backing.

Matte Correction and Sizing

In addition to standard Matte Sizing, the Ultimatte 11 incorporates Matte Correction, which analyzes all matte transitions, and applies the appropriate amount of correction to the transitions which need modification.


With Indirect and Direct lighting features, the Ambiance controls in the Ultimatte 11 allow the “lighting” and the colours of the new background to have a subtle or a strong impact on the brightness and colours of the FG subject. Ambiance allows the FG subject to be more naturally and realistically placed in its new environment.

Four-Input Router

The Ultimatte 11 has four inputs with active loop outputs. The user can assign which of these inputs to be the Foreground, the Background or the external Matte.

Dual External Mattes

The Ultimatte 11 allows the user to input two external Mattes (4:0:0) simultaneously, and assign how each of these mattes will be used. One external Matte could be used as a garbage matte (force BG), while the second external Matte could be used as a holdout matte (force FG). Alternately, both external Mattes can be multiplexed into one signal (4:4), thus utilizing the full bandwidth of the SDI signal.

Monitor Output

In addition to the two FG+BG outputs and the Matte output, the Ultimatte 11 has a Monitor output. This output allows the user to view different stages of the compositing process [FG+BG, FG, BG, Combined Matte, Internal Matte, PRFG (processed FG)] without changing the viewed images on the FG+BG and the Matte outputs. The Monitor output can also be used as a “talent monitor” output, where the viewed image can be mirrored (horizontally) to allow the talent to interact with the new background in a more “natural” way


Video InputsAll video inputs conform to SMPTE 259M and SMPTE 292M.
Signal Type4 x SD/HD SDI inputs with active loop outputs
 Foreground: 4:2:2 - user selectable
 Background: 4:2:2 - user selectable
 Layer: 4:2:2 - user selectable
 Matte In 1: 4:0:0/4:4 - user selectable
 Matte In 2: 4:0:0/4:4 - user selectable
 Reference: Fixed - Input 1
ConnectorBNC (75 ohm)
Input Capture Range+/- 0.5H max relative to Reference (IN 1) Video timing
Adjustable input delayInput 1 and Input 2 up to 7 frames each
Video OutputsAll video outputs conform to SMPTE 259M and 292M.
Signal Type4 x SD/HD SDI: 2 x FG + BG (4:2:2/4:0:0)
 1 x Matte Out (4:0:0)
 1 x Monitor Out (4:2:2/4:0:0)
ConnectorBNC (75 ohm)
Audio and dataAll outputs include embedded audio and ancillary data from input 1
Control Interface 
RS-485Smart Remote 2 connection
 DB9 Male
RS-485 Loop Outto other Main Units (4 max)
 DB9 Female
RS-232Computer Interface
 DB9 Female
GPIO3 GP In; 1 GP Out [Talley (contact closure TTL)]
 DB9 Female
EthernetControl (future update) 10/100 Mbps
Voltage100 VAC to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Current0.30 - 0.15 A
Operating Temperature0C to +50C (+32F to +112F)
Weight4.5kg (10 lbs)
DimensionsH = 4.45 cm / 1.75 in (1RU) W = 43.18 cm / 17 in D = 30.48 cm / 12 in

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Blackmagic Design Ultimatte 12 - Multi-Definition Keyer

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