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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini

Portable Thunderbolt 3 capture and playback solution with 3G-SDI, HDMI and analogue connections
Part No: BMD-BDLKULSDMINHD

UltraStudio HD Mini features professional broadcast quality connections that include 3G-SDI, analog YUV and composite NTSC/PAL video inputs, along with a reference input. There are also two ¼” audio connections for analog audio input that work with balanced and HiFi sources. In addition, UltraStudio HD Mini can remote control professional broadcast decks using the built in RS-422 connection. For output, you get dual link 3G-SDI with fill and key, and an HDMI connection for monitoring video with a big screen television.

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UltraStudio HD Mini is a portable Thunderbolt 3 capture and playback solution that’s small enough to take anywhere and powerful enough to work on high end projects. It can capture and playback all formats up to 1080p60 in full 10-bit YUV, or up to 1080p30 and 2K DCI in 12-bit RGB. UltraStudio HD Mini features HDMI output for monitoring on a big screen television, dual 3G-SDI outputs for fill and key playback, plus analog audio and video inputs for digitizing and archiving materials from older analog decks.

This combination of connections greatly assist in workflows commonly used today. For example when doing archiving, customers need to connect to older broadcast decks such as Digital Betacam, Betacam SP and even 1” C format open reel decks. With analog component, composite and SDI inputs, plus a deck control serial port, UltraStudio HD Mini has all the features needed to connect and capture directly from those decks.

When working with modern editing and color correction software, such as DaVinci Resolve, customers can use the Thunderbolt 3 to HDMI or SDI outputs for high quality broadcast monitoring with perfect AV sync. When doing live broadcast graphics, customers can use the dual SDI outputs to output in real time both fill and key signals to downstream gear such as live production switchers. This lets computers output live graphics for keying over live action.

UltraStudio HD Mini features advanced Thunderbolt 3 technology that is capable of transferring data at up to 40 Gb/s. These data rates make it possible to capture and play back fully uncompressed video, leaving the computer’s CPU free for more processing tasks. UltraStudio HD Mini is also powered via Thunderbolt 3, so it powers from a laptop computer’s battery and customers don’t have to carry an external power supply with them when they’re on the road.

Designed for portability, UltraStudio HD Mini fits in ⅓ of a standard rack space so it can be racked alongside other equipment or used stand alone on the desktop. It’s also compatible with the optional Teranex Mini Smart Panel, which adds enhanced front panel controls and LCD monitoring so customers can preview video, see audio meters, timecode and more. Ultra Studio HD Mini is even small enough to fit in a backpack with a laptop and portable drive, making it the ultimate on-the-go capture and playback solution.

Customers can purchase the optional Teranex Mini Smart Panel which adds LCD monitoring and additional controls to the front of UltraStudio HD Mini. The easy to install design features push button controls and a bright color display for previewing video with audio meters, timecode and format information. It can also be used to adjust settings and change the source video input.

An exciting advantage of customers using the Teranex Mini Smart Panel is the LCD on the panel shows video and audio levels, plus status information. This status information shows input selection and video format used, as well as the frame buffer level indication. The frame buffer indication is a quality of capture and playback indicator and it will show the number of full buffers on playback or the number of empty buffers on capture. This means broadcasters can evaluate the performance of storage media while capturing or playing and have an indication of disk speed trouble well before it happens.

UltraStudio HD Mini supports more editing, design and video software than any other capture product. Customers get full editing compatibility with DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X, Media Composer, Premiere Pro and more. It can be used to create stunning visual effects with Fusion and After Effects, and for color correction with DaVinci Resolve.

Features

  • Portable Thunderbolt 3 capture and playback solution with 3G-SDI, HDMI and analogue connections
  • Thunderbolt 3 interface capable of up to 40 Gb/s transfer speeds
  • Thunderbolt 3 for bus powered operation
  • 3G-SDI input and two 3G-SDI outputs for dual link SDI playback and fill and key
  • Supports 3G-SDI Level A and Level B
  • HDMI 1.4a output
  • Y, Cb, Cr and NTSC/PAL input
  • Two 1/4” jack connectors for balanced analog audio input
  • Tri-Sync and Black Burst reference input
  • RS-422 deck control connection
  • Supports 16 channels of embedded audio on SDI and 2 channels on HDMI
  • Supports all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60 and 2K DCI 25p for 10‑bit YUV
  • Supports all SD and HD formats up to 1080p30 for 12‑bit RGB
  • Supports optional Teranex Mini Smart Panel for status
  • Supports optional Teranex Mini Rack Shelf for rack mounting

Specifications

Additional Information

Specification

Connections

  • SDI Video Inputs: 1 x 3Gb/s SD/HD switchable.
  • SDI Video Outputs: 2 x 3Gb/s SD/HD switchable, supports single and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4.
  • SDI Rates: 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G
  • Optical SDI: None
  • HDMI Video Inputs: None
  • HDMI Video Outputs: 1 x HDMI 1.4b type A connector.
  • Analog Video Inputs: Y, B-Y, R-Y/NTSC/PAL.
  • Analog Video Outputs: None
  • Analog Audio Inputs: 2 x 1/4 inch jack connectors for balanced and unbalanced analog audio.
  • Analog Audio Outputs: None, embedded audio only.
  • SDI Audio Inputs: 16 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • SDI Audio Outputs: 16 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • HDMI Audio Outputs: 2 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • Reference Input: Tri-Sync or Black Burst.

 

Codecs

  • AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, DNxHD, DNxHR, 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

  • Software Included: Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X and Windows. Media Express, 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
  • Fusion
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Premiere Pro CC
  • Avid Media Composer
  • After Effects CC
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Steinberg Nuendo
  • Autodesk Smoke
  • Photoshop CC
  • Other supported applications include: Nuke, Steinberg Nuendo, Tools On Air just:in & live:cut & just:play & just:live, Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder and OnTheAir CG, Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Producer, Resolume Avenue 5, Magix Vegas Pro, VideoStudio Pro X9.5, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X, VidBlaster X, Studio and Broadcast, Uniplay One and CG, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster.

 

Video Standards

  • SD Video Standards: 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
  • HD Video Standards: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p60 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
  • 2K Video Standards: 2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p, 2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI 25PsF
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M and SMPTE 425M A/B
  • SDI Metadata Support: RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning.
  • Audio Sampling: Television rate of 48kHz and 24 bit.
  • SDI Video Sampling: 4:2:2/4:4:4
  • Color Precision: 8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 up to 1080p30 and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all standards.
  • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709
  • HDMI Resolution: Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.
  • Multiple Rate support: SDI and HDMI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s, 1.5 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s.
  • Copy Protection: HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
  • Hardware Frame Buffer: v210 (10 bit YUV), 2vuy (8 bit YUV), ARGB, BGRA (8 bit RGB), r210 (10 bit RGB), R12B,R12L (12 bit RGB).
  • Computer Capture: 1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 for Mac and Windows. Powers from Thunderbolt host computer, includes Blackmagic Desktop Video SDK.

 

Control

  • Built in Control Panel: None. Supports Teranex Mini Smart Panel with 2.2 inch color display for video preview, audio meters and status.
  • Device Control: 1 x Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control port. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.

 

Processing

  • Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based real time.
  • HD Down Conversion: Real time 10-bit hardware down conversion on SDI B output, Composite and S-Video when working in HD video formats on playback. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 styles.
  • 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™ 3 USB-C port. Please check support pages to see the full system requirements.

 

Operating Systems

  • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan,
  • macOS 10.12 Sierra or later.
  • Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, all 64-bit.
  • Linux

 

Power Requirements

  • Powered by Thunderbolt cable

 

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

 

Warranty

  • 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

What's in the box

  • UltraStudio HD Mini
  • SD card with software and manual.
  • DaVinci Resolve SD card

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