SDI Video Inputs
1 x 3Gb/s SD/HD switchable.
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!
Built with blazingly fast Thunderbolt, UltraStudio lets you work with the highest quality video resolutions all the way up to Ultra HD and DCI 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 is QuickTime and WDM based and work with any Mac OS X and Windows video software!
UltraStudio for Thunderbolt models are perfect for high performance work that demands the highest quality. Using a single Thunderbolt cable, you can easily connect any Thunderbolt computer or laptop for amazing on set color correction, editing, visual effects and video streaming. Lightweight and compact, UltraStudio HD Mini and UltraStudio Mini models are extremely portable, easily moving from one computer to another. UltraStudio 4K models are high performance 'break out box' style capture and playback devices for the highest quality Ultra HD 60p editing as well as DCI 4K resolutions!
UltraStudio 4K models have a rack based ‘breakout box‘ design with the latest high performance 6G and 12G‑SDI video technology, and are perfect for equipment racks, post production suites or flyaway kits! UltraStudio HD Mini features Thunderbolt 3, as well as built in SDI and analog component and composite inputs, reference, and RS‑422. You also get dual link 3G‑SDI with simultaneous fill and key output, as well as HDMI. UltraStudio Mini Recorder and UltraStudio Mini Monitor include SDI and HDMI connections and are great when you require either capture or playback in SD or HD. UltraStudio HD Mini and UltraStudio Mini models are Thunderbolt powered so you just plug in and go!
UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 features a built in multi format hardware encoder that lets you capture to H.265. H.265 delivers amazing quality and is the compression standard for distributing Ultra HD content online. You can also use H.265 compression for SD and HD video giving you smaller files at higher quality than other compression formats. The built in hardware encoder is designed to be upgradable so you get a future proof solution that can add new formats via software updates as they become available.
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 of1080HD for amazing looking images!
1 x 3Gb/s SD/HD switchable.
2 x 3Gb/s SD/HD switchable, supports fill and key.
270Mb, 1.5G, 3G
1 x HDMI 1.4b type A connector.
Y, B-Y, R-Y/NTSC/PAL.
2 x 1/4 inch jack connectors for balanced and unbalanced analog audio.
None, embedded audio only.
16 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
16 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
2 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
None. RP-188 only.
Tri-Sync or Black Burst.
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.
Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac and Windows. Media Express, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Linux.
Firmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.
Final Cut Pro X
Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Avid Media Composer
Adobe After Effects CC
Avid Pro Tools
Adobe Photoshop CC
The Foundry Nuke, Grass Valley Edius, Sony Catalyst Production Suite, Tools On Air Just: Play & Live & In, Softron MovieRecorder & MReplay, Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Telestream Wirecast, Livestream Producer, Resolume Arena, Magix Vegas Pro & Movie Edit Pro Premium, Corel VideoStudio Pro, CyberLink PowerDirector, Vidblaster X & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay One & CG, CasparCG Server, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster, DevTek Easy Media Suite, Metus Ingest, Boinx Software MimoLive, Cinegy Capture Pro, vMix Live, Renewed Vision ProPresenter, Ventuz Director, Class X Liveboard & Coral CG, Glookast Capturer, Open Broadcaster Software Studio, Nautilus NEMO3D.
525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p, 2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI 25PsF
SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M and SMPTE 425M A/B.
RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning.
Television rate of 48kHz and 24 bit.
REC 601, REC 709.
Pixel for pixel HD resolution input from connected device.
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.
v210 (10 bit YUV), 2vuy (8 bit YUV), ARGB, BGRA (8 bit RGB), r210 (10 bit RGB), R12B,R12L (12 bit RGB).
8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 up to 1080p30, and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all standards.
1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 for Mac and Windows. Powers from Thunderbolt host computer, includes Blackmagic Desktop Video SDK.
None. Supports Teranex Mini Smart Panel with 2.2 inch color display for video preview, audio meters and status.
1 x RS-422 deck control.
Hardware based real time.
Real time 10-bit hardware down conversion on SDI B output when working in HD video formats on playback. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 styles.
Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects. DaVinci Resolve.
Requires computer with a Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C port. Please check support pages to see the full system requirements.
Powered by Thunderbolt cable. Requires computer with a Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C port.
5° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
0% to 90% non-condensing
UltraStudio HD Mini
SD card with software and manual
DaVinci Resolve SD card
3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.