Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K with Thunderbolt2

Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K with Thunderbolt2

Blackmagic MultiDock 2

Blackmagic MultiDock 2

Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3

UltraStudio for Thunderbolt™ The highest quality capture and playback solutions for your Thunderbolt™ computer!
Regular Price $4,155.00 Special Price $3,665.00
SKU
VIOBMD179

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!

UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 is the world’s most advanced capture and playback solution for PCIe and Thunderbolt computers! It features incredibly fast 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3, advanced 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 connections for working at up to 60 frames per second with deep color, 12-bit RGB, support for HDR workflows via HDMI 2.0a and extremely large 4K frame sizes, even in 3D! Featuring the widest range of analog and digital connections, UltraStudio 4K Extreme is compatible with virtually any camera, deck, router or display. There’s even an extremely powerful hardware encoder built-in that supports realtime H.265 encoding!

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 models are high performance 'break out box' style capture and playback devices for the highest quality Ultra HD 60p editing as well as DCI 4K resolutions!

Built In Hardware Video Encoding

The UltraStudio 4K Extreme models feature a built in multi format hardware encoder that lets you capture to H.265. H.265 delivers amazing quality and is the compression standard for distributing Ultra HD content online. You can also use H.265 compression for SD and HD video giving you smaller files at higher quality than other compression formats. The built-in hardware encoder is designed to be upgradable so you get a future proof solution that can add new formats via software updates as they become available.

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. UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 features the incredibly fast, 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 connection, making it ideal for demanding 3D stereoscopic workflows, Ultra HD and DCI 4K.

Unmatched Quality - 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 color correction and more! Ultra HD 4K has 4 times the resolution of 1080HD for amazing looking images

  • Broadcast Quality Connections
  • Elegant Machined Aluminum
  • Push Button Control
  • Built-in Power Supply
  • Built In Hardware Video Encoding
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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 Interface:Thunderbolt™ 3, PCI Express
Power:2 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. 120-240V, 50-60Hz.

Codecs
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, 8 and 10. 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.

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.
Ultra HD 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.
4K Format Support: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 Color Precision:8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 and 8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4.
SDI Color 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: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.
Ultra HD 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.
4K Format Support: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 Color 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.
Colorspace 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 with down-converted signal on SDI outputs C & D.
HD to SD Down Conversion:Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs HD to SD with down-converted signal on SDI output B, Component and Composite NTSC/PAL. 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:Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks,
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,
Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later.
Windows:Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

Power Requirements
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:3.9 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

  • UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3
  • SD card with software and manual
  • DaVinci Resolve SD card
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