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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini
Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini

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The UltraStudio HD Mini lets you connect Thunderbolt 3 computers to any video equipment. Connect to the Thunderbolt 3 port for video and audio connections compatible with SD, HD, Ultra HD, and 4K DCI formats up to 60 frames per second. Use the UltraStudio HD Mini to build high performance edit workstations, archive from old broadcast decks, output broadcast graphics, and live stream.

Connect and work with the equipment of your choice. SDI in and out, HDMI out, and balanced analog input provide high quality connections to just about any equipment you could want to work with. Video reference for sync playback to broadcast systems and RS-422 remote are included. The UltraStudio HD Mini can feed SDI fill and key from RGB graphics from your computer to a live production switcher for high quality live broadcast graphics keying.

With the UltraStudio HD Mini, you’re not locked into a single format. Popular compressed video formats and 10-bit uncompressed video are both supported. Images in uncompressed video are a perfect pixel-for-pixel clone of the source without any loss of quality.

Thunderbolt 3™ technology ensures the UltraStudio HD Mini is a power-driven solution. Low latency and highly accurate time synchronization provide the highest possible quality capture and playback. UltraStudio HD Mini uses a fast one cable connection to a computer with the bandwidth to easily handle high resolution video formats. Powered by the Thunderbolt connection, the UltraStudio HD Mini can run from a laptop battery without needing a power connection.

Designed for portability, the UltraStudio HD Mini can be a stand alone on a desktop, or rack mounted. Enjoy broadcast and digital cinema quality capture and playback in any workflow.

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini Features

  • Connect Thunderbolt 3 computers to video equipment
  • Compatible with SD, HD, Ultra HD, and 4K DCI formats up to 60 frames per second
  • Designed to work with popular video editing software on Mac, Windows, and Linux systems
  • Video reference for sync playback to broadcast systems
  • RS-422 remote
  • Support for compressed and uncompressed formats
  • Low latency and accurate time synchronization in Thunderbolt 3 technology
  • Easily portable
  • Stand alone on desktop or rack mount
  • Broadcast and digital cinema quality capture and playback
  • UltraStudio HD Mini1
  • SD card with software and manual1
  • DaVinci Resolve SD card1
  • Three Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty1
  • Connections
    • SDI Video Inputs: 1 x 3Gb/s SD/HD switchable.
    • SDI Video Outputs: 2 x 3Gb/s SD/HD switchable, supports fill and key.
    • 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.
    • Timecode Connection: None. RP-188 only.
    • Reference Input: Tri-Sync or Black Burst.
  • Supported 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 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
      • Adobe After Effects CC
      • Adobe Photoshop CC
      • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
      • Avid Pro Tools
      • DaVinci Resolve
      • Final Cut Pro X
      • Fusion
      • Steinberg Cubase
      • Steinberg Nuendo
      • Other supported applications include: 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, Burst Video Webclip2Go & [REC]Marker, Autodesk Flame, Zoom.
  • 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, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
      • 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
      • 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
    • 2K Video Standards: 2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p, 2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI 25Ps
    • Ultra HD Video Standards: None
    • 4K Video Standards: None
    • 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 Space: REC 601, REC 709.
    • HDMI Resolution: Pixel for pixel HD resolution input from 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.
  • Hardware Frame Bufferv210 (10 bit YUV), 2vuy (8 bit YUV), ARGB, BGRA (8 bit RGB), r210 (10 bit RGB), R12B,R12L (12 bit RGB)
  • Color Precision
    • HDMI: 8-bit RGB 4:4:4 up to 1080p30, and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all standards.
    • SDI: 8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 up to 1080p30, and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all standards.
  • Computer Capture1 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 RS-422 deck control.
  • Processing
    • Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based real time.
    • HD Down Conversion: 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.
    • 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 10.15 Catalina, Mac 11.1 Big Sur or later
    • Windows 8.1 and 10, both 64-bit
    • Linux
  • Power RequirementsPowered by Thunderbolt cable. Requires computer with a Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C port
  • 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

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