Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Mini Capture & Playback Device

SKU: BLA-BDLKULSDMINI4K

Main Features:

  • Thunderbolt 3 interface for 40 Gb/s capture and playback.
  • 3 models available with both portable and rack mount options.
  • Ideal for edit monitoring, live graphics, archive and streaming.
  • 12G√¢‚Ǩ‚ÄòSDI, HDMI 2.0, YUV/NTSC/PAL video and balanced audio.
  • Supports 45W trickle charging to connected computer.
  • Supports all SD, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2160p and 4K DCI formats.
  • Front panel with LCD, mic input, headphone and SD card slot.
  • Compatible with DaVinci Resolve for editing, color, VFX and audio.
  • Supports DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid and more.
  • Includes support for Mac, Windows and Linux.

Version: HD | 4K

Note: Thunderbolt USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 port is the minimum requirement.

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Details

The Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Mini Capture & Playback Device is a portable Thunderbolt 3 capture and playback solution packed with the latest broadcast technology. You get 12G‑SDI, HDMI 2.0 and analogue connections for broadcast quality 8, 10 and 12‑bit high dynamic range capture in all formats from SD up to 4K DCI at 60 frames per second. Plus, the built in SD card reader lets you mount camera media directly on your computer so you can start editing immediately.

Professional Capture and Playback for any Workflow

Whether you’re working on-set or in post-production, UltraStudio gives you broadcast and digital cinema quality capture and playback that can be used for any workflow. UltraStudio is perfect for everything from editing, colour and visual effects to live capture and on-set monitoring during production. There are even models with 12G-SDI and support for the latest HDR formats to ensure high end colourists get everything they need for monitoring to broadcast displays, HDR televisions or the latest digital cinema projectors. UltraStudio can even be used to feed SDI fill and key from RGB graphics directly from a computer to a live production switcher for amazing live broadcast graphics keying.


World’s Highest Quality Connections

With UltraStudio you can connect to virtually any video device! All UltraStudio models include SDI in and out, HDMI out for monitoring on TVs and projectors and analogue YUV/NTSC/PAL video and balanced analogue input for archiving from legacy analogue broadcast tape decks. Plus, the dual SDI outputs can switch to fill and key! All models include video reference for sync playback to broadcast systems, plus RS-422 remote. The UltraStudio 4K Mini and Extreme models add an extra HDMI input plus a balanced analogue audio out for connecting to in-studio audio monitoring.


The Power of Thunderbolt 3™

Built on revolutionary Thunderbolt 3™ technology, UltraStudio uses a blazingly fast single cable connection to any 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. The UltraStudio HD Mini model is powered from the Thunderbolt connection so can run from a laptop battery without needing any power connection. UltraStudio 4K models also include an AC power connection, perfect when working in studios. The new UltraStudio 4K Mini model even provides 45W trickle power via Thunderbolt 3 to the connected computer so it stays charged when connected.


Amazing Quality in Compressed or Uncompressed

UltraStudio supports popular compressed video formats such as Apple 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√¢‚Ǩ‚Äòfor√¢‚Ǩ‚Äòpixel 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 colour correction and more! Ultra HD has 4 times the resolution of 1080HD for amazing looking images.


Incredible 12G-SDI Technology for Ultra HD

UltraStudio 4K Mini features the latest 12G‑SDI, for the most powerful video capture and playback solution! The incredible speed of 12G‑SDI means UltraStudio 4K models can support both capture and playback of Ultra HD and 4K 60p over a single BNC cable! Because 12G‑SDI connections are multi rate, you can still connect to all of your existing equipment. Only 12G‑SDI gives you the compatibility to connect to all your existing SD and HD equipment but also supports the future with all Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. Because the 12G-SDI outputs are dual link, you can do stereoscopic or simultaneous fill and key in real time up to 2160p30!


Super Tough Elegant and Portable Design

UltraStudio 4K models feature elegant front panels with integrated colour LCD and fast control buttons, with the rear panel using industry standard BNC and HDMI connectors for video connections. UltraStudio Mini models are designed for portability and can be used as a standalone on a desktop or rack mounted with other equipment. The UltraStudio 4K Mini model is even more compact at only â…“ of a rack width! That means they have very low visual impact when placed on a desktop, and you can fit up to 3 of them in a single rack unit size.

Specifications

Connections
SDI Video Inputs1
SDI Video Outputs2 x program out, 1 x loop out
SDI Rates270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G
Analog Video InputsComponent YUV or Composite NTSC/PAL. Component is switchable between SD and HD
Analog Audio Inputs2 channels of professional balanced analogue audio with 1/4-inch Jack connectors
Analog Audio Outputs2 channels of professional balanced analogue audio with 1/4-inch Jack connectors
SDI Audio Inputs16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/UHD/4K
SDI Audio Outputs16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/UHD/4K
HDMI 2.0b Video Inputs1
HDMI 2.0b Video Outputs1
HDMI Audio Inputs8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/UHD/4K
HDMI Audio Outputs8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/UHD/4K
Mic Input1 x XLR microphone input. 48V Phantom Power switchable via software control
Sync InputTri-Sync or Black Burst
Device ControlSony™ compatible RS-422 deck control port. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control
USB1 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gb/s)
SD Card ReaderUHS-I and UHS-II compatible
Computer InterfaceThunderbolt™ 3 (Mac OS, Windows and Linux) with 45W host charging capability
Supported CodecsAVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV- NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, HEVC, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, DNxHR & DNxHD, 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 IncludedDaVinci Resolve, Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS and Windows. Media Express, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Linux
Internal Software UpgradeFirmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software
SDI Video Standards
SD Video Standards525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
HD Video Standards720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
2K Video Standards2Kp23.98 DCI, 2Kp24 DCI, 2Kp25 DCI, 2Kp29.97 DCI, 2Kp30 DCI, 2Kp50 DCI, 2Kp59.94 DCI, 2Kp60 DCI
2KPsF23.98 DCI, 2KPsF24 DCI, 2KPsF25 DCI, 2KPsF29.97 DCI, 2KPsF30 DCI
Ultra HD Video Standards2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
4K Video Standards4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI, 4Kp50 DCI, 4Kp59.94 DCI, 4Kp60 DCI
3D Video Standards720p50, 720p59.94, 720p6
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
2Kp23.98 DCI, 2Kp24 DCI, 2Kp25 DCI, 2Kp29.97 DCI, 2Kp30 DCI, 2Kp50 DCI, 2Kp59.94 DCI, 2Kp60
DCI 2KPsF23.98 DCI, 2KPsF24 DCI, 2KPsF25 DCI, 2KPsF29.97 DCI, 2KPsF30 DCI
2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30
4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI
SDI ComplianceSMPTE 259M, SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M Level A and B, SMPTE 2036-1, SMPTE 2048-1, SMPTE 2081-10, SMPTE 2082-10 and SMPTE ST2108-1
SDI Metadata SupportRP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning
Multiple Rate SupportSDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K/UHD and 4K
SDI Audio SamplingTelevision standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit
SDI Video SamplingC4:2:2, 4:4:4
SDI Colour Precision8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 in 2D modes up to 4Kp30 DCI and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all 2D modes
8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 in 3D modes up to 2Kp60 DCI and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all 3D modes.
SDI Colour SpaceREC 601, REC 709 and REC 2020
HDMI Video Standards
SD Video Standards525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
HD Video Standards720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
Ultra HD Video Standards2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
4K Video Standards4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI, 4Kp50 DCI, 4Kp59.94 DCI, 4Kp60 DCI
3D Video Standards720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30
4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI
HDMI Audio SamplingTelevision standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit
HDMI Video Sampling4:4:4, 4:2:2 and 4:2:0
HDMI Colour Precision8, 10 and 12-bit
HDMI ConfigurationHDMI 2.0b supports Deep Colour and HDR. Automatically configures to connected display
Multiple Rate SupportHDMI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/UHD and 4K
Copy ProtectionHDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content
Processing
Real Time EffectsDaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects
Colorspace ConversionHardware based real time
3D ProcessingDual stream and frame packed capture and playback. 3D capture supported via HDMI input only
Physical InstallationRequires a computer with a Thunderbolt™ 3 port. Please check support pages to see the full system requirements
Physical Specifications
Dimensions (W x D x H)210 x 177 x 46.1mm
Weight1.2kg
Power Requirements
Power Supply1 x Internal 100 - 240V AC
Power Usage75.3W max
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature5° to 40° C (41° to 104° F)
Storage Temperature-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
Relative Humidity0% to 90% non-condensing

What's In The Box

  • 1x UltraStudio 4K Mini
  • 1x SD card with software and manual.
  • 1x DaVinci Resolve SD card

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