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Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio Express

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Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio Express

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UltraStudio Express connects all your professional and consumer video equipment for the highest quality 3 Gb/s SDI capture and playback using Thunderbolt technology. UltraStudio Express has built in SDI and HDMI connections and comes with two breakout cables that can be easily swapped when you need to. Breakout cables include analog component, S-Video and composite connections with both BNC and RCA connectors!

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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 Express has built in 3G-SDI and HDMI connections and includes consumer RCA and professional BNC/XLR breakout cables for analog component/S-video and composite, analog audio, genlock, AES/EBU audio, RS-422 deck control and more.

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

1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.

SDI Video Output

1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.

Analog Video Input

1 x Component YUV on 3 BNC or RCA connectors switchable to S-Video or Composite. Component supports HD and SD.

Analog Video Output

1 x Component YUV on 3 BNC or RCA connectors switchable to S-Video or Composite. Component supports HD and SD.

HDMI Video Input

1 x HDMI type A connector

HDMI Video Output

1 x HDMI type A connector.

Analog Audio Input

2 Channels of analog audio via professional balanced XLR connectors or unbalanced RCA connectors.

Analog Audio Output

2 Channels of analog audio via professional balanced XLR connectors or unbalanced RCA 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 or RCA connector.

SDI Audio Input

16 Channels embedded in HD. 8 Channels embedded in SD.

SDI Audio Output

16 Channels embedded in HD. 8 Channels embedded in SD.

HDMI Audio Input

2 channels embedded in SD and HD.

HDMI Audio Output

2 channels embedded in SD and HD.

Sync Input

Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format.

Device Control

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

Computer Interface

Thunderbolt™

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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.

 

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

SD Format Support

625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC.

HD Format Support

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

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M and SMPTE 296M.

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.

Audio Sampling

Television rate of 48kHz and 24 bit.

Video Sampling

4:2:2

Color Precision

10-bit

Color Space

REC 601, REC 709

HDMI Resolution

Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.

HDMI Color Precision

10 bit

Multiple Rate support

SDI and HDMI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s HD.

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.

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

Real time 10 bit standard definition to 1080HD and 720HD during video capture.

HD Cross Conversion

Real time 10 bit 720HD to 1080HD during video capture.

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.

Icn -windows

Windows 7 or Windows 8.
 

 

Power Requirements

Powered by Thunderbolt cable.

 

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

 

Warranty

3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

 

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