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Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio 4K

HD-SDI, HDMI and Analogue Capture

Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio 4K

Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio 4K

HD-SDI, HDMI and Analogue Capture

SKU: BMD-BDLKULSR4K/2

Cat no: 9668

  • Thunderbolt 2 support
  • Dual Link 6G-SDI, HDMI, Analogue, 4:4:4, 3D, Ultra HD and 4K
  • 4:4:4 and dual channel 3D stereoscopic capture and playback
  • Full resolution 4K monitoring
  • Rack-based break out box solution
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£690.00 (ex vat) £828.00 (incl vat)

Blackmagic Design Ultrastudio 4K


Built with blazingly fast Thunderbolt 2 technology, UltraStudio lets you work with the highest quality video resolutions all the way up to Ultra HD 4K! UltraStudio works with all your favourite video software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Suite. UltraStudio 4K is QuickTime and WDM based and works with any Mac OS X and Windows video software!

Advanced Workflow
UltraStudio 4K for Thunderbolt is 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 colour correction, editing, visual effects and video streaming.

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.

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 4K has 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K, analogue component video, 16 channels of SDI audio, 2 channels of balanced analogue, 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 4K 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 4K 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.

Amazing 4K resolutions in compressed or uncompressed
UltraStudio 4K supports popular compressed video formats such as 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-for-pixel 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 4K has 4 times the resolution of 1080HD for amazing looking images.

Key Features

  • Thunderbolt 2 support
  • Dual Link 6G-SDI, HDMI, Analogue, 4:4:4, 3D, Ultra HD and 4K
  • 4:4:4 and dual channel 3D stereoscopic capture and playback
  • Full resolution 4K monitoring
  • Rack-based break out box solution
  • Capture and playback solution for Thunderbolt
  • SDI, HDMI and analogue video and timecode connections
  • AES/EBU balanced and unbalanced analogue audio
  • Instant switching between SD, HD, 2K and 4K

Product Specification


 
 Connections
 SDI Video Input  2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s single link and dual link.
 SDI Video Loop  2 x reclocked 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s.
 SDI Video Output  2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s single link and dual link.
 Analog Video Input  1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs.
 1 x composite on 1 BNC.
 Analog Video Output  1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs.
 1 x composite on 1 BNC.
 HDMI Video Input  1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing and Ultra HD support.
 HDMI Video Output  1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing and Ultra HD support.
 Analog Audio Input  2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors and 2 channels of consumer unbalanced via RCA connections.
 Analog Audio Output  2 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 with sample rate converter on BNC connector.
 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.
 Timecode Input  1 x XLR for LTC Input.
 Timecode Output  1 x XLR for LTC Output.
 Sync Input  Black burst in SD or Tri-Sync in HD.
 Device Control  Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control port. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.
 Computer Interface  Thunderbolt™ or Thunderbolt™ 2
 
 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, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:4:4.

 Software
 Software Included  Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, 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
 DaVinci Resolve, Fusion, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, After Effects CC, Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Steinberg Nuendo, Photoshop CC
 Other supported applications include: 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 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
 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. *Output only
 SDI Compliance  SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M Level A and B, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.
 Audio Sampling  Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.
 Video Sampling  4:2:2 and 4:4:4*
 *4K is 4:2:2
 Colour Precision  10-bit YUV up to 4K, 12-bit* RGB in HD and 2K *Output only
 Colour Space  REC 601, REC 709
 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, 4096 x 2160p25.
 HDMI Compliance  HDMI 1.4b
 HDMI Resolution  Pixel for pixel up to 4K resolutions.
 HDMI Colour Precision  "10-bit RGB* in HD *capture only, output available via future software update. 10-bit YUV in HD and 4K."
 Copy Protection  HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
 
 Processing
 Colourspace Conversion  Hardware based real time.
 3D Processing  Dual stream and frame packed capture & playback.
 HD Down Conversion  Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs HD-SDI on SDI A output, SD-SDI on SDI B output and 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  Built-in, high quality hardware up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on playback. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 pillarbox and 16:9 zoom. HD outputs via HD-SDI, HDMI and component analog.
 HD Cross Conversion  Built in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD on playback.
 Real Time Effects  Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC. Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects.
 Physical Installation  Requires computer with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port. 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
 1 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. 120-240V, 50-60Hz.

 Physical Specifications
 Width  482 mm
 Length  44 mm
 Depth  142 mm
 Weight  1.68 kg
 
 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

 Safety Compliance
 

 What's Included
 UltraStudio 4K
 Software SD Card

 Warranty
 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

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