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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Pro

USB 3.0 capture and playback in SDI/HD-SDI, HDMI and analog
Part No: BMD-BDLKULSPRO

World’s first USB 3.0 SD/HD 10 bit capture and playback that includes loads of video and audio connections in an attractive design that looks great on your desktop! Includes independent SDI, HDMI, component, composite, and s-video connections as well as 4 channels of balanced analog audio plus 2 channels of AES/EBU digital audio. Also includes black burst/tri-sync input, deck control and a built in up, down and cross converter.

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Get incredible quality capture and playback for your USB 3.0 computer!

UltraStudio Pro and UltraStudio SDI are the world’s first capture and playback solutions for USB 3.0. Get all the advantages of USB plug and play connectivity and the highest quality SDI connections that instantly switch between all SD and HD video formats. Work with full broadcast quality 10-bit video in compressed and uncompressed quality, perfect for editing, design and visual effects in the most demanding broadcast and post production environments.

Versatile

Capture Video Anywhere!

UltraStudio is perfect where you need to capture and play back the highest quality uncompressed and compressed video. With support for all the major SD/HD video standards, UltraStudio is a true broadcast performance editing solution that is miniaturized into a choice of two incredibly small designs. Capture from video cameras, live video feeds, decks and more! With UltraStudio’s built in HDMI output you can monitor in full resolution on LCD and plasma displays, or even with a HD projector.

Desktop and Portable Models

UltraStudio Pro includes the widest range of video and audio connections for USB 3.0 capture and playback. Advanced broadcast electronics are housed in an attractive ultra thin design that looks great on your desk. You also get high quality up, down and cross conversion, full 10-bit video and internal SD keying built in. UltraStudio Pro has everything you need for capturing and mastering with professional decks for amazing video quality. UltraStudio SDI is an incredibly lightweight and portable SDI capture and playback solution with HDMI monitoring. Its sturdy and robust machined aluminum design weighs just 9 ounces and is small enough to fit in your pocket! Powered directly by its USB 3.0 connection, you can now capture and playback with professional SDI equipment in any location. UltraStudio SDI includes an HDMI output so you can use a low cost TV for broadcast monitoring.

Professional Video Connections

Connect to virtually any video device

With the highest quality 10-bit SDI video connections, UltraStudio SDI is perfect when all you need is capture and playback with professional SDI equipment. The HDMI output lets you connect to low cost monitors and the unit is powered by the USB 3.0 connection for true portability. UltraStudio Pro lets you connect to virtually any video device. Built-in SDI and HDMI input and outputs are combined with a long 7 foot breakout cable for analog component YUV, S-Video and composite video plus 2 channel AES/EBU, 4 channel XLR analog audio, down converted SD-SDI output, blackburst/tri-sync reference and deck control. Perfect for connecting to cameras, monitors, televisions, video projectors or broadcast decks such as HDCAM, HD-D5, HDCAM SR, Betacam SP, Digital Betacam, and more!

SuperSpeed USB 3.0

4.8 Gb/s connection that is 6x faster then FireWire 800!

UltraStudio SDI and UltraStudio Pro are designed to work with high performance SuperSpeed USB 3.0 laptop and workstation computers. Get all the advantages of USB plug and play connectivity with a 4.8 Gb/s connection. USB 3.0 SuperSpeed is 10 times faster than USB 2.0 and 6 times faster than FireWire 800! Super Speed USB 3.0 has become the standard on most modern computers so there are hundreds of solutions to build your dream editing studio!

 

Broadcast Quality

Perfect for editing, keying, VFX and color correction.

UltraStudio features super low jitter 3G-SDI connections, so it’s become a popular choice by major broadcast networks. You get both compressed and uncompressed video capture at broadcast quality 10-bit 4:2:2 YUV. Only uncompressed video captures every bit of every pixel for an exact mirror image between capture and playback. Working with the highest quality uncompressed video is perfect for editing, sharp keying with green screens, VFX compositing and color correction!


Attractive Portable Design

Sits perfectly on your desktop or on location.

All UltraStudio models are machined from aluminum for portability and exceptional durability. Thin, portable and lightweight, they sit perfectly on your deskt or go easily on location. With UltraStudio SDI there’s no need for an    external power supply since it’s powered by its USB connection, so you really can take it anywhere you work! UltraStudio Pro’s modern design hides messy cables and includes built in VU metering so you can accurately and easily monitor audio levels.

 

Use your favorite software

Work with all your favorites.

For Windows you get access to a massive range of software because UltraStudio supports WDM, DirectShow and QuickTime! For editing you can use Avid Media Composer, Avid News Cutter, Premiere Pro CC, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio, CyberLink Power Director and MAGIX Video Pro. For visual effects use Fusion, After Effects CC and Photoshop CC. Audio software supported includes Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase. When streaming you get compatibility with Flash Media Encoder, Xsplit Broadcaster, Wirecast and Livestream Procaster.

Features

Connections SDI Video Input 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable. SDI Video Output 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable. 1 x 10 bit SD only, down converted or key. Analog Video Input 1 x Component video on 3 BNCs. 1 x S-Video video on S-Video connector. 1 x Composite NTSC/PAL on 1 BNC. Analog Video Output 1 x Component video on 3 BNCs. 1 x S-Video on S-Video connector. 1 x Composite NTSC/PAL on 1 BNC. HDMI Video Input 1 x HDMI type A connector HDMI Video Output 1 x HDMI type A connector Analog Audio Input 4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors. Analog Audio Output 4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors. Channels 3 and 4 can switch to AES/EBU outputs. AES/EBU Audio Input 2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter. AES/EBU Audio Output 2 Channels unbalanced. Analog outputs 3 and 4 can switch to AES/EBU outputs for audio 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 output. This provides a total of 6 AES/EBU output audio channels when using this feature. SDI Audio Input 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD. SDI Audio Output 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD. HDMI Audio Input 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD. HDMI Audio Output 8 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 USB 3.0 Power Requires power supply (included) UltraStudio Pro Codecs Supports: AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2. Software DaVinci Resolve Icon DaVinci Resolve Fusion Icon Fusion 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 Sony Vegas Pro Icon Sony Vegas Pro Photoshop Icon Photoshop CC Corel VideoStudio Pro Icon Corel VideoStudio Pro X4 Other supported applications include: Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidcaster Pro & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox. CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Steinberg Nuendo, Flash Media Encoder, Xsplit Broadcaster, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster. Video Standards SD Format Support 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC and 480p. HD Format Support 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, and 1080i60. SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M and SMPTE 292M. 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 standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24 bit. Video Sampling 4:2:2 Color Precision 10-bit Color Space REC 601, REC 709 HDMI Configuration HDMI automatically configures to connected display. HDMI Resolution Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device. HDMI Color Precision 10 bit Multiple Rate support SDI, HDMI and component analog video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI and 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI. 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 Built in, high quality hardware down converter always outputs to SD-SDI, composite and S-Video when working in HD video formats. Component output can be switched between HD or SD. 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. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 pillarbox and 16:9 zoom. HD outputs via HD-SDI and component analog. HD Cross Conversion Built in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD. Real Time Effects Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects. Operating Systems Mavericks Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later. Windows Icon Windows 7 64-bit or better Power Requirements AC Adapter (included) Physical SpecificationsUltraStudio Pro 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 Pro Software CD Breakout cable for analog video and audio connections USB 3.0 cable 12V+ Universal Power supply Extras Software Included Media Express, Disk Speed Test, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows™. Internal Software Upgrade Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software. Physical Installation Requires a computer with onboard USB 3.0, or a USB 3.0 PCI Express 2.0 card. Does not support USB 2.0 capture and playback. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements. Warranty 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

Specifications

Additional Information

Specification

Connections

  • SDI Video Input: 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.
  • SDI Video Output: 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable. 1 x 10 bit SD only, down converted or key.
  • Analog Video Input: 1 x Component video on 3 BNCs. 1 x S-Video video on S-Video connector. 1 x Composite NTSC/PAL on 1 BNC.
  • Analog Video Output: 1 x Component video on 3 BNCs. 1 x S-Video on S-Video connector. 1 x Composite NTSC/PAL on 1 BNC.
  • HDMI Video Input: 1 x HDMI type A connector
  • HDMI Video Output: 1 x HDMI type A connector
  • Analog Audio Input: 4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors.
  • Analog Audio Output: 4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors. Channels 3 and 4 can switch to AES/EBU outputs.
  • AES/EBU Audio Input: 2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter.
  • AES/EBU Audio Output: 2 Channels unbalanced. Analog outputs 3 and 4 can switch to AES/EBU outputs for audio 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 output. This provides a total of 6 AES/EBU output audio channels when using this feature.
  • SDI Audio Input: 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • SDI Audio Output: 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • HDMI Audio Inpu: 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • HDMI Audio Output: 8 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: USB 3.0
  • Power: Requires power supply (included)

 

Codecs

Supports: AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2.

 

Software

DaVinci Resolve

Fusion

Premiere Pro CC

Avid Media Composer

After Effects CC

Avid Pro Tools

Steinberg Cubase

Sony Vegas Pro

Photoshop CC

Corel VideoStudio Pro X4

Other supported applications include: Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidcaster Pro & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox. CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Steinberg Nuendo, Flash Media Encoder, Xsplit Broadcaster, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster.

 

Video Standards

  • SD Format Support: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC and 480p.
  • HD Format Support: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, and 1080i60.
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M and SMPTE 292M.
  • 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 standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24 bit.
  • Video Sampling: 4:2:2
  • Color Precision: 10-bit
  • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709
  • HDMI Configuration: HDMI automatically configures to connected display.
  • HDMI Resolution: Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.
  • HDMI Color Precision: 10 bit
  • Multiple Rate support: SDI, HDMI and component analog video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI and 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI.
  • 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: Built in, high quality hardware down converter always outputs to SD-SDI, composite and S-Video when working in HD video formats. Component output can be switched between HD or SD. 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. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 pillarbox and 16:9 zoom. HD outputs via HD-SDI and component analog.
  • HD Cross Conversion: Built in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD.
  • Real Time Effects: Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects.

 

Operating Systems

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later. Windows 7 64-bit or better

 

Power Requirements

AC Adapter (included)

 

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 Pro
  • Software CD
  • Breakout cable for analog video and audio connections
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • 12V+ Universal Power supply

 

Extras

  • Software Included: Media Express, Disk Speed Test, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows.
  • Internal Software Upgrade: Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.
  • Physical Installation: Requires a computer with onboard USB 3.0, or a USB 3.0 PCI Express 2.0 card. Does not support USB 2.0 capture and playback. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.

 

Warranty

3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

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