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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3
Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3
$3,225.00

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3

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MPN: BMD-BDLKULSR4KEXTR/3
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The UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 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 4K Extreme 3 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. An extra HDMI input and balanced analog audio out connect for in-studio audio monitoring use. Larger design than the Mini UltraStudios lets the UltraStudio 4 Extreme fit 4 channel analog audio via XLR connections, 2 channels of AES/EBU digital audio, and dedicated timecode connections. Video reference for sync playback to broadcast systems and RS-422 remote are included. The UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 can feed SDI fill and key from RGB graphics from your computer to a live production switcher for high quality live broadcast graphics keying.

12G-SDI technology brings the most powerful video capture and playback solution at high speeds. Speed supports work of Ultra HD and 4K 60p over one BNC cable. Multi rate 12G-SDI connections provide greater compatibility, working with existing SD and HD equipment and newer Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60.

With the UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3, 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 4K Extreme 3 is a power-driven solution. Low latency and highly accurate time synchronization provide the highest possible quality capture and playback. UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 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 4K Extreme 3 can run from a laptop battery without needing a power connection. An AC power connection is also included.

Front panel has fast control buttons and integrated color LCD. Back panel uses industry standard BNC and HDMI connectors. Enjoy broadcast and digital cinema quality capture and playback in any workflow.

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 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 4K Extreme 31
  • SD card with software and manual1
  • DaVinci Resolve SD card1
  • Three Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty1
  • Connections
    • SDI Video Inputs: 2 x 12Gb/s and 2 x 6Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single/dual/quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable
    • SDI Video Outputs: 2 x 12Gb/s and 2 x 6Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single/dual/quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable
    • SDI Rates: 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G
    • Optical SDI: Supports 2 optional SMPTE modules
    • SDI Video Loop: 4 x reclocked SD/HD/2K/4K linked to corresponding inputs
    • SDI Video Repeated Outputs: 2 x 12Gb/s and 2 x 6Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single/dual/quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable
    • Analog Video Inputs: 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs, 1 x composite NTSC/PAL on 1 BNC
    • Analog Video Outputs: 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs, 1 x composite NTSC/PAL on 1 BNC
    • Analog Audio Inputs: 4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors and 2 channels of consumer unbalanced via RCA connectors
    • Analog Audio Outputs: 4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors
    • Optical Fiber Inputs/Outputs (Optional): 2 x 12Gb/s Optical Fiber
    • AES/EBU Audio Inputs: 2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter on BNC connector
    • AES/EBU Audio Outputs: 2 Channels unbalanced on BNC connector
    • SDI Audio Inputs: 16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/4K
    • SDI Audio Outputs: 16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/4K
    • HDMI Video Inputs: HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support for 2160p60
    • HDMI Video Outputs: HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support for 2160p60
    • HDMI Audio Inputs: 8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/4K
    • HDMI Audio Outputs: 8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/4K
    • Mic Input: 1 x 48V microphone input via XLR connector. Phantom Power switchable via software control
    • Timecode: Input 1 x XLR Input
    • Timecode: Output 1 x XLR Output
    • Sync Input: 1 x Reference input. Tri-Sync or Black Burst
    • Sync Output: 1 x Reference Loop Output. Tri-Sync or Black Burst
    • Computer Interface: Thunderbolt™ 3 (Mac OS and Windows), PCI Express 4 lane generation 2
    • Power: 2 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. 100-240V, 50-60Hz
  • Supported CodecsAVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, HEVC, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, DNxHR & DNxHD, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes 422 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: DaVinci Resolve, Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS 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
    • Adobe After Effects CC
    • Adobe Photoshop CC
    • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
    • Avid Media Composer
    • Avid Pro tools
    • 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, Derivative TouchDesigner, Assimilate Scratch, Burst Video WebClip2Go, Burst Video [REC]Marker, Autodesk Flame, Zoom.
    • NOTE: HDR and REC 2020 playback and capture is application dependent, check with your software vendor.
  • SDI Video Standards
    • SD Video Standards: 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
    • HD Video Standards
      • 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
      • 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p47.95, 1080p48, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
      • 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
      • 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
    • 2K Video Standards: 2Kp23.98 DCI, 2Kp24 DCI, 2Kp25 DCI, 2Kp29.97 DCI, 2Kp30 DCI, 2Kp47.95 DCI, 2Kp48 DCI, 2Kp50 DCI, 2Kp59.94 DCI, 2Kp60 DCI 2KPsF23.98 DCI, 2KPsF24 DCI, 2KPsF25 DCI, 2KPsF29.97 DCI, 2KPsF30 DCI
    • Ultra HD Video Standards: 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p47.95, 2160p48, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
    • 4K Video Standards: 4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI, 4Kp47.95 DCI, 4Kp48 DCI, 4Kp50 DCI, 4Kp59.94 DCI, 4Kp60 DCI
    • 3D Video Standards
      • 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
      • 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p47.95, 1080p48
      • 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
      • 2Kp23.98 DCI, 2Kp24 DCI, 2Kp25 DCI, 2Kp29.97 DCI, 2Kp30 DCI, 2Kp47.95 DCI,
      • 2Kp48, 2KPsF23.98 DCI, 2KPsF24 DCI, 2KPsF25 DCI
      • 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p47.95, 2160p48
      • 4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI, 4Kp47.95 DCI, 4Kp48 DCI
    • SDI Compliance
      • SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M, SMPTE 435, SMPTE 2048-1, SMPTE 2081-10, SMPTE 2081-11, SMPTE 2082-10, SMPTE ST2108‑1, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.
      • SDI Metadata Support RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning.
    • SDI Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit.
    • SDI Video Sampling: 4:4:4, 4:2:2
    • SDI Color Space: REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020.
    • HDR Support: HDR metadata packing, HLG and PQ transfer characteristics.
    • SDI Configuration: SDI output is configurable for Quad Link 3Gb/s via Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility. When using single link 12Gb/s on SDI A or dual link 6Gb/s on SDI A and B, SDI C and D will output downconverted HD.
  • HDMI 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
      • 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
    • Ultra HD Video Standards: 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
    • 4K Video Standards: 4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI, 4Kp50 DCI, 4Kp59.94 DCI, 4Kp60 DCI
    • 3D Video Standards
      • 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
      • 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30,
      • 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
    • HDMI Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit.
    • HDMI Video Sampling: 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0
    • HDMI Color Space: REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020.
    • HDR Support: HDR static metadata packing, HLG and PQ transfer characteristics.
    • HDMI Configuration: HDMI 2.0b supports Deep Color and HDR. Automatically configures to connected display.
    • Multiple Rate Support: HDMI and SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/UHD and 4K. Component analog video connections are switchable between SD and HD.
    • 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
    • ARGB, BGRA (8-bit RGB 4:4:4:4), r210 (10-bit RGB 4:4:4), R12B and R12L (12-bit RGB 4:4:4) up to 2160p30.
    • 2vuy (8-bit YUV 4:2:2) and v210 (10-bit YUV 4:2:2) in all modes.
  • Color Precision8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 up to 2160p30 and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all standards
  • Computer Capture 2 x Thunderbolt 3 for Mac and Windows plus PCI Express Gen 2 for Mac, Windows and Linux. Includes Blackmagic Desktop Video SDK
  • Control
    • Built in Control Panel: 14 buttons for input selection. 5 inch color display.
    • Device Control: 2 x RS-422 deck control.
  • Processing
    • Encoding: Hardware based real time H.265 encoder.
    • Ultra HD Down Conversion: Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs Ultra HD to HD with down-converted signal on SDI outputs C & D and HDMI output when connected to an HD-only TV.
    • HD to SD Down Conversion: Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs HD to SD with down-converted signal on SDI output B, Component and Composite NTSC/PAL. SD output 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 on playback. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 zoom and 16:9 zoom.
    • HD Cross Conversion: Built in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720p to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720p on playback.
    • Real Time Effects: DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Adobe Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects.
    • Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based real time.
    • 3D Processing: Dual stream and frame packed capture & playback.
    • Physical Installation: Requires a computer with either a Thunderbolt port or available PCI Express slot. Blackmagic PCI Express Cable Kit available separately for high speed PCI Express Gen 3 connection. Please check support pages to see the full system requirement.
  • Operating Systems
    • Mac 10.15 Catalina, Mac 11.1 Big Sur or later
    • Windows 8.1 and 10, both 64-bit
    • Linux
  • Power Requirements2 x Internal 100 - 240V AC
  • Environmental Specifications
    • Operating Temperature: 5° to 40° C (41° to 104° F)
    • Storage Temperature: -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
    • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing

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