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Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio 4K

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Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio 4K

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Rack mount Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 based capture and playback "break out box" with latest high performance technology including 4:4:4 and dual channel 3D stereoscopic, Ultra HD and 4K capture and playback. UltraStudio 4K is the solution you need when doing high performance work that demands quality. Packed with the latest SDI, HDMI and analog video, and timecode connections, as well as AES/EBU, balanced and unbalanced analog audio. There is no better solution for video capture and playback!

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UltraStudio for Thunderbolt

Built with blazingly fast Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 technology, UltraStudio lets you work with the highest quality video resolutions all the way up to Ultra HD 4K! Choose from a range of rack mount and portable UltraStudio for Thunderbolt models featuring SDI, HDMI and analog video connections. UltraStudio works with all your favorite video software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Suite. UltraStudio are QuickTime and WDM based and work with any Mac OS X and Windows video software!

Advanced Workflow

UltraStudio for Thunderbolt models are perfect for high performance work that demands the highest quality. Using a single Thunderbolt cable, you can easily connect any Thunderbolt computer or laptop for amazing on set color correction, editing, visual effects and video streaming.

Lightweight and compact, UltraStudio Express and UltraStudio Mini models are extremely portable, easily moving from one computer to another. UltraStudio 4K is a high performance 'break out box' style capture and playback device for highest quality Ultra HD 60p editing as well as DCI 4K resolutions.

Choose the model thats perfect for your needs

UltraStudio 4K has a rack based ‘breakout box‘ design with the latest high performance 6G-SDI video technology, and is perfect for equipment racks, post production suites or flyaway kits! UltraStudio Express has built in SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs, plus 2 breakout cables for connecting to professional 

and consumer analog equipment. UltraStudio Mini Recorder and UltraStudio Mini Monitor include SDI and HDMI connections and are great when you require either capture or playback in SD or HD. UltraStudio Express and UltraStudio Mini models are Thunderbolt powered so you just plug in and go!

World's Highest Quality Connections

With UltraStudio you can connect to virtually any video device, including cameras, monitors and broadcast decks for frame accurate editing and recording! UltraStudio 4K has 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K, analog component video, 16 channels of SDI audio, 2 channels of balanced analog, 2 channels of unbalanced AES/EBU audio, timecode, up/down/cross conversion, reference and serial deck control.


Amazing 4K resolutions in compressed or uncompressed

UltraStudio supports popular compressed video formats such as ProRes and DNxHD as well as 10-bit uncompressed video, so you’re not locked into a single file format. When working with uncompressed video all captured images are a perfect pixel-for-pixel clone of the source without any quality loss, so you

have the confidence you’re working at the absolute highest quality possible. Get the sharpest keying with green screens, cleanest compositions, superior color correction and more! Ultra HD 4K has 4 times the resolution of 1080HD for amazing looking images!

The Power of Thunderbolt

Built on revolutionary Thunderbolt™ technology, UltraStudio uses a blazingly fast single cable connection to your computer that has the bandwidth to handle the highest resolution video formats easily! Thunderbolt ensures low latency and highly accurate time synchronization for the highest quality capture and playback. UltraStudio Express and UltraStudio Mini models are powered via the Thunderbolt connection so they are extremely portable. The high performance UltraStudio 4K model is the world's first Thunderbolt 2 solution! Featuring double speed Thunderbolt 2 with loop thru and dual link 6G-SDI, it is ideal for demanding 3D stereoscopic workflows, Ultra HD and DCI 4K.


Work in 10 bit 4:4:4 for results that are simply beautiful.

UltraStudio 4K includes some of the most advanced video technologies available! The built in 6G-SDI operates at 4 times the speed of a regular HD-SDI connection, which means you get Ultra HD and 4K with only 1 BNC cable instead of the 4 BNC cables required in the past!

This high bandwidth connection is perfect for full color resolution 4:4:4 video that's great for video effects and high frame rate video up to 1080p60. UltraStudio 4K also supports dual stream 3D with capture and playback of 2 independent channels.


Connectors

SDI Video Input

2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/Ultra HD and 4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3 Gb/s and 6Gb/s dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4.

SDI Video Loop

2 x reclocked 10-bit SD, HD, 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI.

SDI Video Output

2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/Ultra HD and 4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3 Gb/s and 6Gb/s dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4.

Analog Video Input

1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs.
1 x composite on 1 BNC.

Analog Video Output

1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs.
1 x composite on 1 BNC.

HDMI Video Input

1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing, Ultra HD and 4K support.

HDMI Video Output

1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing, Ultra HD and 4K support.

Analog Audio Input

2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors and 2 channels of consumer unbalanced via RCA connections.

Analog Audio Output

2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors.

AES/EBU Audio Input

2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter on BNC connector.

AES/EBU Audio Output

2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter on BNC connector.

SDI Audio Input

16 Channels embedded in HD. 8 Channels embedded in SD. 16 Channels embedded in Ultra HD and 4K.

SDI Audio Output

16 Channels embedded in HD. 8 Channels embedded in SD. 16 Channels embedded in Ultra HD and 4K.

HDMI Audio Input

8 Channels embedded in SD and HD, 2K, Ultra HD and 4K.

HDMI Audio Output

8 Channels embedded in SD, HD, Ultra HD and 4K.

Timecode Input

1 x XLR for LTC Input.

Timecode Output

1 x XLR for LTC Output.

Sync Input

Blackburst in SD or Tri-Sync in HD.

Device Control

Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control port. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.

Computer Interface

Thunderbolt™ or Thunderbolt™ 2

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Codecs

Supports:  AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:4:4.

 

Software

Software Included

Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Mac OS X and Windows drivers, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver.

Internal Software Upgrade

Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.

 

Software Applications

Icn -final -cut -pro Apple Final Cut Pro X
Icn -premiere -pro Adobe Premiere Pro
Icn -media -composer Avid Media Composer
Icn -after -effects Adobe After Effects
Icn -nuke Nuke - The Foundry
Icn -davinci -resolve DaVinci Resolve
Icn -pro -tools Avid Pro Tools
Icn -cubase Steinberg Cubase
Icn -smoke Autodesk Smoke
Icn -photoshop Adobe Photoshop

Other supported applications include: Steinberg Nuendo, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, Tools On Air just:in & live:cut & just:play & just:live, Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder and OnTheAir CG, Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Resolume Avenue 4, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidcaster Pro & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Harris Infocaster.
 

Video Standards

SDI SD Format Support

625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC.

SDI HD Format Support

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94, 1080i60, and 1080p60.

SDI 4K Format Support

3840x2160p/23.98, 3840x2160p/24, 3840x2160p/25, 3840x2160p29.97, 3840x2160p30, 3840x2160p50, 3840x2160p59.94, 3840x2160p60, 4096x2160p23.98, 4096x2160p24, 4096x2160p25, 4096x2160p29.97, 4096x2160p30, 4096x2160p50, 4096x2160p59.94, 4096x2160p60.

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M level B, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.

SDI Audio Sampling

Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.

SDI Video Sampling

4:2:2 and 4:4:4.

SDI Color Precision

10-bit

SDI Color Space

REC 601, REC 709

SDI Metadata Support

VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal. VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file. HD RP188. Closed captioning.

HDMI SD Format Support

625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC.

HDMI HD Format Support

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94, 1080i60, and 1080p60.

HDMI 4K Format Support

3840x2160p/23.98, 3840x2160p/24, 3840x2160p/25, 3840x2160p29.97, 3840x2160p30, 4096x2160p23.98, 4096x2160p24, 4096x2160p25, 4096x2160p29.97, 4096x2160p30.

HDMI Compliance

HDMI 1.4b

HDMI Resolution

Pixel for pixel up to 4K resolutions.

HDMI Color Precision

10-bit

Copy Protection

HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.


 

Processing

Colorspace Conversion

Hardware based real time.

3D Processing

 Dual stream and frame packed capture & playback.

HD Down Conversion

Real time 10-bit hardware down conversion on SDI output, Composite and S-Video when working in HD video formats on playback. Switch analog video to Component and choose HD or SD output. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 styles.

HD Up Conversion

Built-in, high quality hardware up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on playback. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 pillarbox and 16:9 zoom. HD outputs via HD-SDI, HDMI and component analog.

HD Cross Conversion

Built in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD on playback.

Real Time Effects

Apple Final Cut Pro™ internal effects. Adobe® Premiere Pro® Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects. DaVinci Resolve.

Physical Installation

Requires computer with a Thunderbolt™ port. Please check support pages to see the full system requirement.

 

Operating Systems

Icn Mac Mavericks

Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later.

 

 

Power Requirements

1 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. 120-240V, 50-60Hz.

 

Physical Specifications

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Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

5° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)

Storage Temperature

-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing

What's Included

UltraStudio 4K

Software CD

Warranty

3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

 

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