Blackmagic Ultrastudio Express

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UltraStudio Express connects all your professional and consumer video equipment for the highest quality 3 Gb/s SDI capture and playback using Thunderbolt technology. UltraStudio Express has built in SDI and HDMI connections and comes with two breakout cables that can be easily swapped when you need to. Breakout cables include analog component, S-Video and composite connections with both BNC and RCA connectors!

CONNECTIONS 

SDI Video Input

1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.

SDI Video Output

1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.

Analog Video Input

1 x Component YUV on 3 BNC or RCA connectors switchable to S-Video or Composite. Component supports HD and SD.

Analog Video Output

1 x Component YUV on 3 BNC or RCA connectors switchable to S-Video or Composite. Component supports HD and SD.

HDMI Video Input

1 x HDMI type A connector

HDMI Video Output

1 x HDMI type A connector.

Analog Audio Input

2 Channels of analog audio via professional balanced XLR connectors or unbalanced RCA connectors.

Analog Audio Output

2 Channels of analog audio via professional balanced XLR connectors or unbalanced RCA 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

16 Channels embedded in HD. 8 Channels embedded in SD.

SDI Audio Output

16 Channels embedded in HD. 8 Channels embedded in SD.

HDMI Audio Input

2 channels embedded in SD and HD.

HDMI Audio Output

2 channels embedded in SD and HD.

Sync Input

Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format.

Device Control

Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.

Computer Interface

Thunderbolt™

 

Codecs

Supports: AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, 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.

 

Software Included

Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Mac OS X and Windows drivers, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver.

Internal Software Upgrade

Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.

 

SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS

 

DaVinci Resolve

Icn -fusion

Fusion

Icn -final -cut -pro

Final Cut Pro X

Icn -premiere -pro

Premiere Pro CC

Icn -media -composer

Avid Media Composer

Icn -after -effects

After Effects CC

Icn -pro -tools

Avid Pro Tools

Icn -cubase

Steinberg Cubase

Icn -smoke

Autodesk Smoke

Icn -photoshop

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 Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Resolume Avenue 4, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidcaster Pro & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster.

 

Video Standards

SD Format Support

625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC.

HD Format Support

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30 and 1080p30.

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M and SMPTE 296M.

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.

Audio Sampling

Television rate of 48kHz and 24 bit.

Video Sampling

4:2:2

Color Precision

10-bit

Color Space

REC 601, REC 709

HDMI Resolution

Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.

HDMI Color Precision

10 bit

Multiple Rate support

SDI and HDMI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s 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

Colorspace Conversion

Hardware based real time.

HD Down Conversion

Real time 10-bit hardware down conversion on SDI output, Composite and S-Video when working in HD video formats on playback. Switch analog video to Component and choose HD or SD output. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 styles.

HD Up Conversion

Real time 10 bit standard definition to 1080HD and 720HD during video capture.

HD Cross Conversion

Real time 10 bit 720HD to 1080HD during video capture.

Real Time Effects

Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects. DaVinci Resolve.

Physical Installation

Requires computer with a Thunderbolt™ port. Please check support pages to see the full system requirement.

 

OperatingSystems

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Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.

Windows Icon

Windows 7 or Windows 8.


 Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

5° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)

Storage Temperature

-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing

What's Included

UltraStudio Express

Software CD

Professional breakout cable for analog and RS-422.

Consumer breakout cable for analog component and RCA audio.

Warranty

3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

 

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