Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K Mini
The new UltraStudio 4K Mini model is a portable Thunderbolt 3 capture and playback solution packed with the latest broadcast technology, including 12G-SDI, HDMI 2.0 and analogue connections.
You get broadcast quality 8 and 10-bit high dynamic range capture in all formats up to 4K DCI at 60p. The front panel features push button controls, an LCD for monitoring signal and setup, an XLR microphone input and a ¼” headphone jack. UltraStudio 4K Mini also features a USB port for connecting a keyboard and mouse, plus it will trickle charge your laptop computer when connected to the Thunderbolt 3 port. There’s even a built in SD card reader allowing instant access to your camera media cards!
UltraStudio – Professional Capture and Playback for Thunderbolt 3 Computers!
Now you can connect Thunderbolt 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 Thunderbolt 3 port to get a wide range of video and audio connections that operate in all SD, HD, Ultra HD and 4K DCI formats up to 60 frames per second! Connections include SDI, HDMI and analogue video and audio with broadcast quality 10‑bit YUV and 12-bit RGB in Apple ProRes and uncompressed file formats. 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 many more.
Professional Capture and Playback for any Workflow!
Whether you’re working on-set or in post production, UltraStudio gives you broadcast and digital cinema quality capture and playback that can be used for any workflow. UltraStudio is perfect for everything from editing, colour and visual effects to live capture and on-set monitoring during production. There are even models with 12G-SDI and support for the latest HDR formats to ensure high end colourists 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 a computer to a live production switcher for amazing live broadcast graphics keying.
World’s Highest Quality Connections
With UltraStudio you can connect to virtually any video device! All UltraStudio models include SDI in and out, HDMI out for monitoring on TVs and projectors and analogue YUV/NTSC/PAL video and balanced analogue input for archiving from legacy analogue broadcast tape decks. Plus the dual SDI outputs can switch to fill and key! All models include video reference for sync playback to broadcast systems, plus RS-422 remote. The UltraStudio 4K Mini and Extreme models add an extra HDMI input plus a balanced analogue audio out for connecting to in-studio audio monitoring. UltraStudio 4K Extreme’s larger design accommodates 4 channel analogue audio via XLR connections, 2 channels of AES/EBU digital audio and dedicated timecode connections.
The Power of Thunderbolt 3™
Built on revolutionary Thunderbolt 3™ technology, UltraStudio uses a 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 synchronisation for the highest quality capture and playback. The UltraStudio HD Mini model is powered from the Thunderbolt connection so can run from a laptop battery without needing any power connection. UltraStudio 4K models also include an AC power connection, perfect when working in studios. The new UltraStudio 4K Mini model even provides 45W trickle power via Thunderbolt 3 to the connected computer so it stays charged when connected.
Amazing Quality in Compressed or Uncompressed
UltraStudio supports popular compressed video formats such as Apple 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 has 4 times the resolution of 1080HD for amazing looking images!
Incredible 12G‑SDI Technology for Ultra HD
UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 and UltraStudio 4K Mini feature the latest 12G‑SDI, for the most powerful video capture and playback solution! The incredible speed of 12G‑SDI means UltraStudio 4K models can support both capture and playback of Ultra HD and 4K 60p over a single BNC cable! Because 12G‑SDI connections are multi rate, you can still connect to all of your existing equipment. Only 12G‑SDI gives you the compatibility to connect to all your existing SD and HD equipment but also supports the future with all Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. Because the 12G-SDI outputs are dual link, you can do stereoscopic or simultaneous fill and key in real time up to 2160p30!
Super Tough Elegant and Portable Design
UltraStudio 4K models feature elegant front panels with integrated colour 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 a stand alone on a desktop or rack mounted with other equipment. The UltraStudio HD Mini model is even more compact at only ⅓ of a rack width! That means they have very low visual impact when placed on a desktop, and you can fit up to 3 of them in a single rack unit size!