Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Extreme

Advanced rack mount Thunderbolt and PCIe capture and playback

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Extreme

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Extreme

Advanced rack mount Thunderbolt and PCIe capture and playback

SKU: BMD-BDLKULSR4KEXTR

Cat no: 15542

  • Advanced rack mount Thunderbolt and PCIe capture and playback
  • SD, HD, Ultra HD, and DCI 4K up to 60p, including 4:4:4 and dual channel 3D stereoscopic support
  • Features 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0, analogue video connections, timecode, analogue XLR and AES/EBU audio
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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Extreme


Advanced rack mount Thunderbolt and PCIe capture and playback for SD, HD, Ultra HD, and DCI 4K up to 60p, including 4:4:4 and dual channel 3D stereoscopic support. 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 so you can work with the latest high frame rate Ultra HD and 4K formats, along with analogue video connections, timecode, analogue XLR and AES/EBU audio, plus a built in hardware encoder for H.265 and ProRes on Mac OS X.

When you need the ultimate capture and playback solution then UltraStudio 4K Extreme is the perfect choice as its most powerful video capture and playback product available. It features the latest, most advanced 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 connections for working with high frame rate 60 frame per second, deep 12-bit colour images at massive 4K resolutions, even in stereoscopic! It also includes a wider range of analogue and digital connections than any other UltraStudio model so it can be used with virtually any camera, deck, router or display. For even higher performance, you can connect UltraStudio 4K Extreme to your computer using the PCIe connection so you can work with super high resolution, deep 12-bit RGB and 4K stereoscopic 3D files. Or use the built in ProRes hardware encoder when running on Mac OS X to reduce data rates so you can edit large 4K files even on laptops.

Built In Hardware Video Encoding
The UltraStudio 4K Extreme model features a built in multi format hardware encoder that lets you capture to H.265 and ProRes files. H.265 is quickly becoming the compression standard for distributing Ultra HD content online, and ProRes is the world’s most popular post production format. When selected for ProRes on Mac OS X, the built in hardware encoder encodes the video in real time allowing you to go beyond the speed of Thunderbolt because high resolution and high frame rate video can be compressed internally and then only the lower data rate ProRes data is transferred over the Thunderbolt connection. Realtime ProRes encoding also means you can capture higher resolution formats on slower computers, like laptops, that normally wouldn’t be able to handle them, dramatically lowering the cost and speed requirements of your workstations.

UltraStudio 4K Extreme features Quad Link 12G-SDI working with 2160p60 over a single cable, or even Dual Link or Quad Link SDI. Also includes HDMI 2.0, analogue component, 4 channel XLR analogue and 2 channels AES/EBU digital audio, timecode, reference and serial deck control. Connects via Thunderbolt or with an optional PCIe adapter for higher frame rates and 4K RGB workflows.

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 and UltraStudio 4K Extreme models feature double speed Thunderbolt 2 with loop thru and 6G-SDI or 12G-SDI, making them ideal for demanding 3D stereoscopic workflows, Ultra HD and DCI 4K.

Key Features

  • Advanced rack mount Thunderbolt and PCIe capture and playback
  • SD, HD, Ultra HD, and DCI 4K up to 60p, including 4:4:4 and dual channel 3D stereoscopic support
  • Features 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0, analogue video connections, timecode, analogue XLR and AES/EBU audio
  • Built in hardware encoder for H.265 and ProRes on Mac OS X
  • Operating Systems: Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later | Windows 7 or Windows 8

Product Specification


 
 Connections
 SDI Video Input  2 x 12Gb/s and 2 x 6Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single/dual/quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable.
 SDI Video Loop  4 x reclocked SD/HD/2K/4K linked to corresponding inputs.
 SDI Video Output  2 x 12Gb/s and 2 x 6Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single/dual/quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable.
 SDI Video Repeated Output  2 x 12Gb/s and 2 x 6Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single/dual/quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable.
 Optical Fiber Input/Output  2 x 12Gb/s Optical Fiber (Optional).
 HDMI Video Input  HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support for 2160p60
 HDMI Video Output  HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support for 2160p60
 Analog Video Input  1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs, 1 x composite NTSC/PAL on 1 BNC
 Analog Video Output  1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs, 1 x composite NTSC/PAL on 1 BNC
 SDI Audio Input  16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/4K.
 SDI Audio Output  16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/4K.
 HDMI Audio Input  8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/4K.
 HDMI Audio Output  8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/4K.
 Analog Audio Input  4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors and 2 channels of consumer unbalanced via RCA connectors.
 Analog Audio Output  4 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 on BNC connector.
 Mic Input  1 x 48V microphone input via XLR connector. Phantom Power switchable via software control.
 Timecode Input  1 x XLR Input.
 Timecode Output  1 x XLR Output.
 Sync Input  1 x Reference input. Blackburst in SD or Tri-Sync in HD.
 Sync Output  1 x Reference Loop Output. Blackburst in SD or Tri-Sync in HD.
 Device Control  2 x Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.
 Computer  Thunderbolt™ 2, PCI Express, USB.
 Power  2 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. 120-240V, 50-60Hz.
 
 Codecs
 Supports: AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, HEVC, 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  DaVinci Resolve, Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X. DaVinci Resolve, Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Windows 7 and Windows 8. Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Linux.
 Internal Software Upgrade  Firmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.
 
 Software Applications
 DaVinci Resolve, Fusion, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, After Effects CC, Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Steinberg Nuendo, Photoshop CC,
 Other supported applications includes:
 Nuke, 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 Live Encoder, Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Resolume Avenue 4, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidblaster Pro & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster.

 SDI Video Standards
 SD Format Support  525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL.
 HD Format Support  1280 x 720p50, 1280 x 720p59.94, 1280 x 720p60, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080i59.94, 1920 x 1080i60, 1920 x 1080PsF23.98, 1920 x 1080PsF24, 1920 x 1080PsF25, 1920 x 1080PsF29.97, 1920 x 1080PsF30, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080p30, 1920 x 1080p50, 1920 x 1080p59.94, 1920 x 1080p60.
 2K Format Support  2048 x 1080PsF23.98, 2048 x 1080PsF24, 2048 x 1080PsF25, 2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 x 1080p24, 2048 x 1080p25.
 4K Format Support  3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97, 3840 x 2160p30, 3840 x 2160p50, 3840 x 2160p59.94, 3840 x 2160p60, 4096 x 2160p23.98, 4096 x 2160p24, 4096 x 2160p25.
 SDI Compliance  SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M level A, 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, 4:4:4 and 4:4:4:4.
 SDI Colour Precision  8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 and 8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4.
 SDI Colour Space  REC 601, REC 709.
 SDI Configuration  SDI output is configurable for Quad Link 3Gb/s via Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility. When using single link 12Gb/s on SDI A or dual link 6Gb/s on SDI A and B, SDI C and D will output downconverted HD.
 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 Video Standards
 SD Format Support  525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL.
 HD Format Support  1280 x 720p50, 1280 x 720p59.94, 1280 x 720p60, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080i59.94, 1920 x 1080i60, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080p30, 1920 x 1080p50, 1920 x 1080p59.94, 1920 x 1080p60.
 4K Format Support  3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97, 3840 x 2160p30, 3840 x 2160p50, 3840 x 2160p59.94, 3840 x 2160p60, 4096 x 2160p23.98, 4096 x 2160p24.
 Audio Sampling  Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit.
 HDMI Video Sampling  4:2:2 and 4:4:4.
 HDMI Colour Precision  10-bit RGB in HD, 10-bit YUV in 4K.
 HDMI Configuration  HDMI 2.0 supports Deep Color and automatically configures to connected display.
 Multiple Rate Support  HDMI and SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K and 4K. Component analog video connections are switchable between SD and 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
 Encoding  Hardware based real time h.265 encoder.
 Colourspace Conversion  Hardware based real time.
 3D Processing  Dual stream and frame packed capture & playback.
 Ultra HD Down Conversion  Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs Ultra HD to HD or HD to SD downconverted signal on SDI B and SD on Component and NTSC/PAL. Switch analog video to Component and choose HD or SD output. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3.
 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 zoom and 16:9 zoom.
 HD Cross Conversion  Built in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720p to 1080i and 1080i to 720p on playback.
 Real Time Effects  DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects.
 Physical Installation  Requires computer with either a Thunderbolt port or available PCIe slot. PCIe cable and interface card available separately. Please check support pages to see the full system requirement.
 
 Operating Systems
 Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks,
 Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,
 Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later.
 Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

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

 Physical Specifications
 Width  482 mm
 Height  88 mm
 Depth  242 mm
 Weight  3.900 kg
 
 Environmental Specifications
 Operating Temperature  5° to 40° C (41° to 104° F)
 Storage Temperature  -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
 Relative Humidity  0% to 90% non-condensing
 
 Safety Compliance
 FCC, C-Tick, CE

 What's Included
 UltraStudio 4K Extreme
 Software SD card
 DaVinci Resolve SD card

 Warranty
 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

This product includes:

  • UltraStudio 4K Extreme
  • Software SD card
  • DaVinci Resolve SD card

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