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Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio Mini Monitor

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Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio Mini Monitor


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Main Features:

  • Playback Aspect of Capture/Playback Card

  • Outputs Footage from Computer to Monitor

  • Enables Color Grading on Top-Res Monitor

  • SDI, HDMI, Thunderbolt / Embedded Audio

  • Supports Resolutions up to 1080i60

  • 10-Bit Color Precision / 4:2:2 Sampling

  • Real Time Colorspace Conversion

  • Software Based Down Conversion

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The Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Monitor Playback Device alows you to color grade on a top-resolution monitorfor those who don't need the other characteristics of a capture and playback device.

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.

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.



SDI Video Output

1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.

HDMI Video Output

1 x HDMI type A connector

SDI Audio Output

8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.

HDMI Audio Output

8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.

Computer Interface


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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 Included

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

Internal Software Upgrade

Firmware built into software driver. 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, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080i60.

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M and 292M.

SDI Metadata Support

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

Audio Sampling

Television rate of 48kHz and 24 bit.

Video Sampling


Color Precision


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 are switchable between standard definition and high definition.

Copy Protection

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



Colorspace Conversion

Hardware based real time.

HD Up Conversion

Software based up conversion during video capture.

Physical Installation

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


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



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 Mini Monitor

Software CD


12 Month Limited Warranty.



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