Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K

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 Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K  - Attractive machined metal break out box design for all types of video and audio connections

Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K
Product Code: UltraStudio 4K
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The ultimate break out box capture and playback solution for Thunderbolt™
Introducing UltraStudio 4K, the rack based "break out box" solution that's attractive while also including the latest high performance video technology such as 4:4:4 and dual channel 3D stereoscopic capture and playback, plus full resolution 4K monitoring! You get an attractive solution that looks great on your desktop and also easily installs into equipment racks. UltraStudio 4K is powerful as it's packed with the latest SDI, HDMI and analog video, and timecode connections, as well as AES/EBU balanced and unbalanced analog audio. There is no better solution for video I/O!

Advanced Workflow
UltraStudio 4K is the solution you need when doing high performance work that demands quality. Plus you get the connections to handle any type of media your client requires! If you're editing with Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro then you get the highest quality possible plus virtually every type of video and audio connection that exists! UltraStudio 4K takes care of moving your media in and out of your computer so it's perfect for modern file based workflows. UltraStudio 4K is also optimized as the perfect solution for DaVinci color grading and has been designed to perfectly match the powerful features in the latest DaVinci Resolve 9.0!

Attractive Rack Design
With a wonderful machined aluminum front panel that features an integrated color LCD as well as fast to use video and audio input buttons, UltraStudio 4K is perfect for your desktop as well as rack mount in your studio. The power supply is built in so you don't need an external plug pack, and you get virtually every type of video and audio connection that exists, all on standard connectors! The built-in power supply means you can take advantage of long Thunderbolt cables so UltraStudio 4K can be up to 30 meters away from your computer! UltraStudio 4K is only 13cm deep, so it's also perfect for use where space is limited such as portable racks and fly away kits.

World's Highest Quality Connections
With Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI connections and instant switching between SD, HD, 2K and 4K, UltraStudio 4K is the perfect capture and playback device for your work now, and well into the future! Connect all your I/O devices with 3 Gb/s HD-SDI, HDMI, and analog video in and out, as well as 16 channel SDI audio, genlock and tri-level sync, and serial deck control. The Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI connections easily handle 4:4:4 video, 1080p60 frame rates and dual stream 3D stereoscopic capture and playback as well as full resolution 4K monitoring! A HiFi RCA analog audio input is included for easy capture from consumer devices plus XLR connections for timecode. Connect to virtually any video device, monitor and even decks such as HDCAM-SR, HDCAM, D5, Digital Betacam, DVCPRO HD and more for frame accurate editing and recording!

The Power of Thunderbolt™
Built on revolutionary Thunderbolt™ technology, UltraStudio 4K has a blazingly fast 10 Gb/s connection that's up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. That's enough bandwidth to handle the highest resolution video formats easily! Thunderbolt ensures low latency and highly accurate time synchronization, making the UltraStudio 4K ideal for demanding stereoscopic 3D workflows and even 4K. With new long Thunderbolt cables, you can even install your UltraStudio 4K up to 30 meters away from your computer! UltraStudio 4K makes it easy to work with all the video formats you need, conveniently on your desktop or notebook computer!

Unmatched Quality
Now you can handle any job your client presents to you, from TVC to 2K and 4K feature films. UltraStudio 4K operates with both compressed and uncompressed video, so it can handle anything and you're not locked into a single codec quality. When working with uncompressed video, all captured images are a perfect pixel-for-pixel clone of the source, without any generational loss or damaging compression, so you have the confidence you're working at the absolute highest quality possible! Get the sharpest green screens, cleanest compositions, superior color correction and more! With mature drivers, award winning Media Express software, attractive design, and the highest quality video possible up to an amazing 4K, there is simply no more advanced capture and playback solution available.

Advanced Video Technology
UltraStudio 4K includes some of the latest and most advanced video technologies available today! The built-in Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI operates at 4 times the speed of a regular HD-SDI connection. You can use this speed for higher quality full color resolution 4:4:4 video that's great for video effects and keying. 3 Gb/s SDI also allow higher frame rate video up to 1080p60! The built-in Dual Link SDI connections allow dual stream 3D where capture and playback is done via two independent channels. The Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI also allows a new video standard for handling 4:2:2 4K playback for monitoring, and is fully compatible with the Blackmagic Design Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 4K and Mini Converter SDI Multiplex products. Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI allows 4K with only 2 BNC cables, instead of the 4 BNC cables required in the past.

Compatible with all Video Software!
UltraStudio 4K is fully compatible with your favorite editing software such as Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, Media Composer 6 and Premiere Pro CS6. For compositing and broadcast design, UltraStudio 4K works with After Effects, Nuke, and Photoshop. You can even color grade live on set with UltraStudio 4K and DaVinci Resolve 9 on your MacBook Pro while viewing a real time preview live on a big screen TV or projector! All UltraStudio 4K files are open standard DPX and QuickTime format, so are compatible with all software. UltraStudio 4K even includes a developer SDK and QuickTime API so you can develop your own custom solutions! You get drivers that work with fantastic editing software such as Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter. For visual effects get full compatibly with Adobe After Effects, The Foundry Nuke and Adobe Photoshop. For broadcast automation you can use Tools On Air just:in & live:cut & just:play & just:live, Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder and OnTheAir CG. For audio get compatibly with ProTools, Steinberg Nuendo & Cubase. For streaming use Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster. VJ use supports Resolume Avenue 4.
 

Technical Specifications:
Connections:
SDI Video Input 2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3 Gb/s single link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4.
 
SDI Video Loop 1 x reclocked 10-bit SD, HD, 3Gb/s HD and 2K switchable.
 
SDI Video Output 2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable.Supports 3 Gb/s single link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4.
 
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 support.
 
HDMI Video Output 1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing and 4K support.
 
Analog Audio Input 2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors.
 
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 or RCA  connector.
 
SDI Audio Input 8 Channels embedded in SD, HD and 2K.
 
SDI Audio Output 16 Channels embedded in SD, HD, 2K and 4K.
 
HDMI Audio Input
 
2 Channels embedded in SD and HD
HDMI Audio Output 8 Channels embedded in SD, HD and 4K.
 
Timecode Input 1 x XLR for LTC Input.
 
Timecode Output 1 x XLR for LTC Output.
 
Sync Input
 
Blackburst in SD or Tri-Sync in HD.
 
Device Control Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control ports.
Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.
 
Computer Interface Thunderbolt™
 
Power 1 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. 120-240V, 50-60Hz.
 
Standards:
SD Format Support 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC
 
HD Format Support 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94, 1080i60, and 1080p60.
 
2K Format Support 2048 x 1556PsF23.98, 2048 x 1556PsF24, 2048 x 1556PsF25, 2048 x 1556p23.98, 2048 x 1556p24 and 2048 x 1556p25.
 
4K Format Support 3840x2160p/23.98, 3840x2160p/24, 3840x2160p/25.
 
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 372M, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.
 
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.
 
Video Sampling 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 (4K is 4:2:2).
 
Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24 bit.
 
Color Precision 10-bit
 
Color Space REC 601, REC 709
 
HDMI Configuration HDMI automatically configures to connected display.
 
HDMI Resolution Pixel for pixel up to 4K resolutions.
 
HDMI Color Precision 10 bit
 
Multiple Rate support SDI and HDMI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K and 4K. Component analog video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition..
 
Copy Protection HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
 
Processing:
Colorspace Conversion Hardware based real time.
 
3D Processing None
 
HD Down Conversion Software based down conversion during video playback.
 
HD Up Conversion Real time standard definition to 1080HD and 720HD during video capture.
 
HD Cross Conversion Real time 720HD to 1080HD during video capture.
 
Real Time Effects Apple Final Cut Pro™ internal effects. Adobe® Premiere Pro® Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer 6™ internal effects.
 
Extras:
Software Included Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X. Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows. Media Express, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Linux.
 
Internal Software Upgrade Firmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.
 
Physical Installation Requires a computer with Thunderbolt™ running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later, Windows 7 or Windows 8 release preview.
 
Operating System Compatibility
 
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later, and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.
 
Product Warranty 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
 
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