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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2 Capture and Playback Device

Thunderbolt capture and playback Dual Link SDI, HDMI, Analog, 4:4:4, 3D and 4K.
Part No: BMD-BDLKULSR4K

Rack mount Thunderbolt 2 based capture and playback "break out box"  with latest high performance technology including 4:4:4 and dual channel 3D stereoscopic capture and playback, plus full resolution 4K monitoring! UltraStudio 4K is the solution you need when doing high performance work that demands quality. 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 videocapture and playback.

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The Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2 Capture and Playback Device is a rack mount Thunderbolt 2 based capture and playback "break out box", with the latest high performance technology including 4:4:4 and dual channel 3D stereoscopic capture and playback and full resolution 4K monitoring. UltraStudio 4K is the ideal device for delivering high performance work that demands quality. There is no better solution for video capture and playback thanks to this offering from Blackmagic Design; full with the latest SDI, HDMI and analogue video, and timecode connections, as well as AES/EBU, balanced and unbalanced analogue audio.

UltraStudio lets you work with the highest quality video resolutions, all the way up to Ultra HD 4K, because it comes fitted with blazingly fast Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 technology.

Making use of a single Thunderbolt cable, it’s a straightforward process to connect any Thunderbolt computer or laptop for exceptional on set colour correction, editing, visual effects and video streaming.

The Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K is a high performance “break out box” style capture and playback device intended to provide the highest quality Ultra HD 60p editing, as well as DCI 4K resolutions. It’s possible to connect to virtually any video device, including cameras, monitors and broadcast decks for frame accurate editing and recording – compatibility is not an issue with the flexibility afforded by a Thunderbolt connection.

UltraStudio 4K has 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K, analogue component video, 16 channels of SDI audio, 2 channels of balanced analogue, 2 channels of unbalanced AES/EBU audio, timecode, up/down/cross conversion, reference and serial deck control.

Specifications

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Specification

Connections

  • SDI Video Input: 2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s single link and dual link.
  • SDI Video Loop: 2 x reclocked 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s.
  • SDI Video Output: 2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3Gb/s and 6Gb/s single link and dual link.
  • 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 and Ultra HD support.
  • HDMI Video Output: 1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing and Ultra HD support.
  • Analog Audio Input: 2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors and 2 channels of consumer unbalanced via RCA connections.
  • 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 connector.
  • 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.
  • Timecode Input: 1 x XLR for LTC Input.
  • Timecode Output: 1 x XLR for LTC Output.
  • Sync Input: Black burst in SD or Tri-Sync in HD.
  • Device Control: Sony compatible RS422 deck control port. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.
  • Computer Interface: Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2

 

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, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:4:4.

 

Software

  • Software Included: Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver.
  • Internal Software Upgrade: Firmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.

 

Software Applications

DaVinci Resolve

Fusion

Final Cut Pro X

Premiere Pro CC

Avid Media Composer

After Effects CC

Avid Pro Tools

Steinberg Cubase

Steinberg Nuendo

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, 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. *Output only
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M Level A and B, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.
  • Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.
  • Video Sampling: 4:2:2 and 4:4:4* *4K is 4:2:2
  • Color Precision: 10-bit YUV up to 4K, 12-bit* RGB in HD and 2K *Output only
  • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709
  • 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, 4096 x 2160p25.
  • HDMI Compliance: HDMI 1.4b
  • HDMI Resolution: Pixel for pixel up to 4K resolutions.
  • HDMI Color Precision: "10-bit RGB* in HD *capture only, output available via future software update. 10-bit YUV in HD and 4K."
  • 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: Dual stream and frame packed capture & playback.
  • HD Down Conversion: Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs HD-SDI on SDI A output, SD-SDI on SDI B output and 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: Built-in, high quality hardware up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on playback. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 pillarbox and 16:9 zoom. HD outputs via HD-SDI, HDMI and component analog.
  • HD Cross Conversion: Built in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD on playback.
  • Real Time Effects: Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC. Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects.
  • Physical Installation: Requires computer with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port. Please check support pages to see the full system requirement.

 

Operating Systems

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later. Windows 7 or Windows 8.

 

Power Requirements

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

 

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 4K
  • Software SD Card

 

Warranty

3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

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