Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Mini
Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Mini
Now customers can connect ThunderboltÂ 3 computers to any kind of video equipment for building high performance edit workstations, archiving from old broadcast decks, outputting broadcast graphics and even live streaming. Simply connect to the ThunderboltÂ 3 port to get aÂ wide range of video and audio connections that operate in all SD, HD, UltraÂ HD and 4KÂ DCI formats up to 60Â frames per second. UltraStudio is designed to work with popular video software on Mac, Windows and Linux such as DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and manyÂ more.
UltraStudioÂ 4K MiniÂ Features
- ThunderboltÂ 3 interface for 40 Gb/s capture andÂ playback.
- 3 models available with both portable and rack mountÂ options.
- Ideal for edit monitoring, live graphics, archive andÂ streaming.
- 12Gâ€‘SDI, HDMI 2.0, YUV/NTSC/PAL video and balancedÂ audio.
- Supports 45W trickle charging to connectedÂ computer.
- Supports all SD, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2160p and 4KÂ DCIÂ formats.
- Front panel with LCD, mic input, headphone and SD cardÂ slot.
- Compatible with DaVinci Resolve for editing, color, VFX andÂ audio.
- Supports DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid andÂ more.
- Includes support for Mac, Windows andÂ Linux.
The new UltraStudioÂ 4K Mini model is aÂ portable ThunderboltÂ 3 capture and playback solution packed with the latest broadcast technology, including 12Gâ€‘SDI, HDMI 2.0 and analog connections. Customers get broadcast quality 8 and 10-bit high dynamic range capture in all formats up to 4K DCI at 60p, and 12-bit high dynamic range capture in all formats up to 4K DCI at 30p. Itâ€™s small enough to fit in aÂ rack or be used on aÂ desktop. TheÂ front panel features push button controls, an LCD for monitoring signal and setup, an XLR microphone input and aÂ Â¼" headphone jack. UltraStudioÂ 4K Mini features USB for connecting aÂ keyboard and mouse, plus it will trickle charge their laptop computer when connected to the ThunderboltÂ 3 port. Thereâ€™s even aÂ built in SD card reader allowing instant access to their camera mediaÂ cards.
Whether youâ€™re working on-set or in post production, UltraStudio gives them broadcast and digital cinema quality capture and playback that can be used for any workflow. UltraStudio is perfect for everything from editing, color and visual effects to live capture and on-set monitoring during production. There are even models with 12Gâ€‘SDI and support for the latest HDR formats to ensure high end colorists get everything they need for monitoring to broadcast displays, HDR televisions or the latest digital cinema projectors. UltraStudio can even be used to feed SDI fill and key from RGB graphics directly from aÂ computer to aÂ live production switcher for amazing live broadcast graphicsÂ keying.
With UltraStudio customers can connect to virtually any video device. AllÂ UltraStudio models include SDI in and out, HDMI out for monitoring on TVs and projectors and analog YUV/NTSC/PAL video and balanced analog input for archiving from legacy analog broadcast tape decks. TheÂ UltraStudioÂ 4K Mini and Extreme models add an extra HDMI input plus aÂ balanced analog audio out for connecting to in-studio audioÂ monitoring.
Built on revolutionary ThunderboltÂ 3â„¢ technology, UltraStudio uses aÂ blazingly fast single cable connection to any 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. UltraStudioÂ 4K models also include an AC power connection, perfect when working in studios. TheÂ new UltraStudioÂ 4K Mini model even provides 45W trickle power via ThunderboltÂ 3 to the connected computer so it stays charged whenÂ connected.
When working with uncompressed video all captured images are aÂ perfect pixelâ€‘forâ€‘pixel clone of the source without any quality loss, so customers have the confidence theyâ€™re working at the absolute highest quality possible. GetÂ the sharpest keying with green screens, cleanest compositions, superior color correction and more. UltraÂ HD has 4 times the resolution of 1080HD for amazing lookingÂ images.
UltraStudioÂ 4K Extreme 3 and UltraStudioÂ 4K Mini feature the latest 12Gâ€‘SDI, for the most powerful video capture and playback solution. TheÂ incredible speed of 12Gâ€‘SDI means UltraStudioÂ 4K models can support both capture and playback of UltraÂ HD and 4K 60p over aÂ single BNC cable. Because 12Gâ€‘SDI connections are multi rate, customers can still connect to all of their existing equipment. Only 12Gâ€‘SDI gives customers the compatibility to connect to all their existing SD and HD equipment but also supports the future with all UltraÂ HD formats up to 2160p60. Because the 12Gâ€‘SDI outputs are dual link, customers can do stereoscopic or simultaneous fill and key in real time up toÂ 2160p30.
UltraStudioÂ 4K models feature elegant front panels with integrated color LCD and fast control buttons, with the rear panel using industry standard BNC and HDMI connectors for video connections. UltraStudio Mini models are designed for portability and can be used as aÂ stand alone on aÂ desktop or rack mounted with other equipment. TheÂ UltraStudio HD Mini model is even more compact at only â…“ of aÂ rack width. That means they have very low visual impact when placed on aÂ desktop, and customers can fit up to 3 of them in aÂ single rack unitÂ size.
UltraStudio models have been designed to be the perfect match for DaVinci Resolve, so customers can get aÂ complete post production solution simply by downloading the software now on Mac, Windows or Linux. Whether youâ€™re working on major feature films, episodic television production, music videos, TVCs or even the latest YouTube shoot, DaVinci Resolve gives customers aÂ high end workflow so the tools will never be the limit to theirÂ creativity.
"This new model is aÂ fantastic replacement for the older UltraStudio model, because it adds 12Gâ€‘SDI and ThunderboltÂ 3, but it's also much smaller in size," said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. "This makes it the perfect solution for broadcasters who need live graphics and edit monitoring, as well as anyone who wants high quality UltraÂ HD streaming for live production! It's aÂ whole new UltraStudio for aÂ new generation ofÂ workflows!"