Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K Extreme

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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!

When you need the ultimate capture and playback solution then UltraStudio 4K Extreme is the perfect choice as its most powerful video capture and playback product available. It features the latest, most advanced 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 connections for working with high frame rate 60 frame per second, deep 12-bit color images at massive 4K resolutions, even in stereoscopic! It also includes a wider range of analog and digital connections than any other UltraStudio model so it can be used with virtually any camera, deck, router or display. For even higher performance, you can connect UltraStudio 4K Extreme to your computer using the PCIe connection so you can work with super high resolution, deep 12-bit RGB and 4K stereoscopic 3D files. Or use the built in ProRes hardware encoder when running on Mac OS X to reduce data rates so you can edit large 4K files even on laptops!

The UltraStudio 4K Extreme model features a built in multi format hardware encoder that lets you capture to H.265 and ProRes files. H.265 is quickly becoming the compression standard for distributing Ultra HD content online, and ProRes is the world’s most popular post production format. When selected for ProRes on Mac OS X, the built in hardware encoder encodes the video in real time allowing you to go beyond the speed of Thunderbolt because high resolution and high frame rate video can be compressed internally and then only the lower data rate ProRes data is transferred over the Thunderbolt connection. Realtime ProRes encoding also means you can capture higher resolution formats on slower computers, like laptops, that normally wouldn’t be able to handle them, dramatically lowering the cost and speed requirements of your workstations.

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, making them ideal for demanding 3D stereoscopic workflows, Ultra HD and DCI 4K

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!

 

Description

Advanced rack mount Thunderbolt and PCIe capture and playback for SD, HD, Ultra HD, and DCI 4K up to 60p, including 4:4:4 and dual channel 3D stereoscopic support. Features 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 so you can work with the latest high frame rate Ultra HD and 4K formats, along with analog video connections, timecode, analog XLR and AES/EBU audio, plus a built in hardware encoder for H.265 and ProRes on Mac OS X.

 

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™ 2, PCI Express, USB.

Power

2 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. 120-240V, 50-60Hz.

UltraStudio 4K Extreme

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

Resolve Lite, Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X. Resolve Lite, Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Windows 7 and Windows 8. 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.

Software Applications

DaVinci Resolve Icon

DaVinci Resolve

Fusion Icon

Fusion

Final Cut Pro Icon

Final Cut Pro X

Premiere Pro Icon

Premiere Pro CC

Avid Media Composer Icon

Avid Media Composer

After Effects Icon

After Effects CC

Avid Pro Tools Icon

Avid Pro Tools

Steinberg Cubase Icon

Steinberg Cubase

Steinberg Nuendo Icon

Steinberg Nuendo

Photoshop Icon

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 Live Encoder, 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

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.

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.

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

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.

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 or HD to SD downconverted signal on SDI B and SD on Component and NTSC/PAL. Switch analog video to Component and choose HD or 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 Icon

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.

Windows Icon

Windows 7 or Windows 8.

 

Power Requirements

2 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. 120-240V, 50-60Hz.

Physical SpecificationsUltraStudio 4K Extreme

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

Safety Compliance

Safety Compliance

What's Included

UltraStudio 4K Extreme

Software SD card

Resolve Lite SD card

Warranty

3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

 

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