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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Mini

SoundPro Item: 42898
MPN: BMD-BDLKULSDMINI4K
$995.00
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The UltraStudio 4K 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 4K 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. An extra HDMI input and balanced analog audio out connect for in-studio audio monitoring use. Video reference for sync playback to broadcast systems and RS-422 remote are included. The UltraStudio 4K 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.

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.

Thunderbolt 3™ technology ensures the UltraStudio 4K Mini is a power-driven solution. Low latency and highly accurate time synchronization provide the highest possible quality capture and playback. UltraStudio 4K 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 4K Mini 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. Designed for portability, the UltraStudio 4K 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

In the Box

  • 1x UltraStudio 4K Mini
  • 1x SD card with software and manual
  • 1x Three Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty

Product Specifications

  • Connections
    • SDI Video Inputs: 1
    • SDI Video Outputs: 2 x program out, 1 x loop out
    • SDI Rates: 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G
    • Analog Video Inputs: Component YUV or Composite NTSC/PAL. Component is switchable between SD and HD
    • Analog Audio Inputs: 2 channels of professional balanced analog audio with 1/4 inch Jack connectors
    • Analog Audio Outputs: 2 channels of professional balanced analog audio with 1/4 inch Jack connectors
    • SDI Audio Inputs: 16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/UHD/4K
    • SDI Audio Outputs: 16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/UHD/4K
    • HDMI 2.0b Video Inputs: 1
    • HDMI 2.0b Video Outputs: 1
    • HDMI Audio Inputs: 8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/UHD/4K
    • HDMI Audio Outputs: 8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/UHD/4K
    • Mic Input: 1 x XLR microphone input. 48V Phantom Power switchable via software control
    • Sync Input: Tri-Sync or Black Burst
    • Device Control: Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control port. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control
    • USB: 1 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gb/s)
    • SD Card Reader: UHS-I and UHS-II compatible
    • Computer Interface: Thunderbolt™ 3 (Mac OS, Windows and Linux) with 45W host charging capability
  • Supported Codecs: AVC-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 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
      • 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, Derivative TouchDesigner, Assimilate Scratch, Burst Video Webclip2Go & [REC]Marker, Autodesk Flame, Zoom.
  • 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, 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, 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, 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 (Playback only)
      • 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
      • 2Kp23.98 DCI, 2Kp24 DCI, 2Kp25 DCI, 2Kp29.97 DCI, 2Kp30 DCI, 2Kp50 DCI, 2Kp59.94 DCI, 2Kp60 DCI 2KPsF23.98 DCI, 2KPsF24 DCI, 2KPsF25 DCI, 2KPsF29.97 DCI, 2KPsF30 DCI
      • 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30
      • 4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI
    • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M Level A and B, SMPTE 2036-1, SMPTE 2048-1, SMPTE 2081-10, SMPTE 2082-10 and SMPTE ST2108-1.
    • SDI Metadata Support: RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning
    • Multiple Rate Support: SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K/UHD and 4K
    • SDI Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit
    • SDI Video Sampling: 4:2:2, 4:4:4
    • SDI Color Precision: 8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 in 2D modes up to 4Kp30 DCI and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all 2D modes. 8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 in 3D modes up to 2Kp60 DCI and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all 3D modes.
    • SDI Color Space: REC 601, REC 709 and REC 2020
  • 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, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
      • 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
      • 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30
      • 4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI.
    • HDMI Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit.
    • HDMI Video Sampling: 4:4:4, 4:2:2 and 4:2:0
    • HDMI Color Precision: 8, 10 and 12-bit
    • HDMI Configuration: HDMI 2.0b supports Deep Color and HDR. Automatically configures to connected display.
    • Multiple Rate Support: HDMI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/UHD 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
    • Real Time Effects: DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X internal effects. 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 and playback. 3D capture supported via HDMI input only.
    • Physical Installation Requires a computer with a Thunderbolt™ 3 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 Requirements
    • Power Supply: 1x Internal 100 - 240V AC
    • Power Usage: 75.3W max
  • 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

In The Box