Blackmagic Design Pocket UltraScope

Broadcast Accurate Waveform Monitoring

Blackmagic Design Pocket UltraScope

Blackmagic Design Pocket UltraScope

Broadcast Accurate Waveform Monitoring


Cat no: 9231

  • SDI Input
  • Parade Display for Colourists
  • Waveform Display for Alignments
  • Component Vectorscope View
User Guide Price match

Estimated Delivery 2 to 3 days

£399.00 (ex vat) £478.80 (incl vat)

Blackmagic Design Pocket UltraScope

New Pocket UltraScope is a very small unit with a 3 Gb/s SDI input that lets you plug in a SD, HD or 1080p, 3 Gb/s SDI video input. It connects to any USB 3.0 computer and even powers from the USB connection. You can run Pocket UltraScope on a laptop with USB 3 and it will even draw power from the laptop battery!

This means you get a truly portable solution, which is fantastic for on set, or engineers can use it behind racks, and in other mobile locations! Most good USB 3.0 laptops support 1920 x 1080 resolution screens, so you can even run the full screen 6 scope view for an incredible waveform monitoring solution.

Incredible Speed USB 3.0
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is the new USB connection standard for computers that's 10 times faster than regular USB. That's a blistering 4.8 Gb/s, which easily handles the highest quality 10 bit uncompressed 1080HD video. Blackmagic Design products with USB 3.0 support x58 and P55 series or better Windows® computers, and all you need to do is simply plug in to install!

Key Features

  • SDI Input
  • Parade Display for Colourists
  • Waveform Display for Alignments
  • Component Vectorscope View
  • Histogram for Location Shoots
  • Audio view for Monitoring Levels
  • Picture View with VITC Timecode

Product Specification

 SDI Video Input  1 x 10 bit SD, HD and 3 Gb/s HD switchable.
 SDI Audio Input  8 channel embedded in SD and HD.
 AES/EBU Audio Input  Standard definition SDI, high definition SDI and 3G-SDI.
 SD Format Support  625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC.
 HD Format Support  720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94,1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25,1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080PsF23.98,1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30.
 SDI Compliance  SMPTE 424M, 259M and 292/296M.
 SDI Metadata Support  VITC and RP-188 timecode.
 Audio Sampling  Television rate of 48kHz and 24 bit.
 Video Sampling  4:2:2
 Colour Precision  10-bit
 Colour Space  4:2:2 YUV
 Computer Interface  USB 3.0. Requires a computer with a USB 3.0 interface. Will not work with USB 2.0.
 Colourspace Conversion  Hardware based real time.
 Waveform, Vectorscope, RGB Parade, YUV Parade, Histogram, Logging audio phase and level.

 Software Included  Blackmagic UltraScope and Blackmagic UltraScope driver.
 Internal Software Upgrade  Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.
 Physical Installation  USB 3.0. Please see the full system requirements for Windows™.
 Operating Systems
 Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,
 Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later.
 Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

 Power Requirements
 Power  Powered by USB 3.0 port
 Physical Specifications
 Width  143 mm
 Height  36 mm
 Depth  22 mm
 Weight  110 g
 Environmental Specifications
 Operating Temperature  0° 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
 Pocket UltraScope

 12 Months Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

This product includes:

  • Pocket UltraScope
  • Software CD

Blackmagic Design Warranty Periods


All Blackmagic Design products are covered by a 2 year warranty period.

To submit a warranty claim, you will first need to complete an RMA Request video our website -

Once we have received your RMA Request, we shall contact you with further instructions regarding the return of your product(s).

If you are unsure as to when your warranty expires, you can call us on 01442 292929 or email

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