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Blackmagic Design UltraScope

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You Pay: $660.25
Product Highlights
  • 3Gbps SDI and Optical-Fiber SDI Scope
  • Software
  • For Editors & Colorists
  • Broadcast-Quality Accuracy
  • Parade Display
  • Waveform Display
  • Component Vectorscope View
  • Histogram for Location Shoots
  • Audio Level
  • Picture View with VITC Timecode

The UltraScope from Blackmagic is a 3Gbps SDI and optical-fiber SDI scope. It is designed for editors and colorists. This unit is intended to provide the technical accuracy required for use in broadcast and engineering video work.

3Gbps SDI & Optical-Fiber SDI Scope
This unit is a 3Gbps SDI and optical-fiber SDI scope designed for professional use.
Parade Display for Colorists
A real-time RGB parade waveform view is available for color correction. You can see the color balance in blacks, mids, and whites. RGB parade is also well suited for checking for illegal colors because any video that drops below the black line, or above the 100% line, is an illegal RGB color. Parade can also be switched to component to allow you to align equipment and decks.
Waveform Display for Alignments
When adjusting video levels or matching black background levels when keying, the waveform display can facilitate this work. Waveform view can be set to luminance-only or composite. Composite video is synthesized from the SDI input, which can make it easier to align traditional equipment such as decks. Since many editors know and understand composite waveform monitors, this module is usually very easy for them to use, despite the fact that it is a digital solution.
Component Vectorscope View
A vectorscope is the only way to ensure the accuracy of the colors you see. Use this device to determine if color has been removed or nulled out for accurate white balance or adjust tint, among many other adjustments and readings.
Histogram for Location Shoots
Historgram view allows you to see where your pixels are distributed in the spectrum of black to white, thereby ensuring that you make the proper capture and can more effectively manage post-production work.
Audio view for Monitoring Levels
Keep track of audio with (8) channels of audio metering plus a stereo phase meter. The stereo phase meter plots left-right audio as an XY scope display so you know exactly what your audio is at all times. The audio scope allows you to see mono audio as you see a vertical line or stereo audio as a scope puff in all directions. Audio problems such as clipping and out-of-phase audio can be seen as a left- or right-leaning display.
Picture View with VITC Timecode
The picture view allows you to track video input so you always know what feed is connected to your Blackmagic UltraScope. Input video is selected from either the optical-fiber SDI or regular SDI inputs. The video standard is automatically detected and displayed above the video image. VITC timecode and RP188 HD timecode are also detected and read into a timecode counter on the top, right-hand side of the video image.
Connections SDI Video Input:
1 x 10 bit SD, HD and 3 Gbps HD switchable
SDI Video Output:
1 x 10 bit loop thru SD, HD and 3 Gbps HD switchable
Optical Fiber Video Input:
1 x 10 bit SD, HD and 3 Gbps HD switchable via LC connector
Optical Fiber Video Output:
1 x 10 bit loop thru SD, HD and 3 Gbps HD switchable via LC connector
Supported Video formats:
525i NTSC, 625i PAL, 720HD and 1080HD
SDI Audio Input:
8 channel embedded in SD and HD
SDI Audio Output:
8 channel embedded in SD and HD
Optical Fiber Audio Input:
8 channel embedded in SD and HD
Optical Fiber Audio Output:
8 channel embedded in SD and HD
Multiple Rate support:
Standard definition SDI, high definition SDI and 3 Gbps high definition SDI
Updates:
Firmware for cards built into software driver
Loaded at system start or via updater software
Standards HD Format Support:
1080p 23.98/24/50/59.94, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 720p50 and 720p59.94
SD Format Support:
625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC
SDI Compliance:
SMPTE 424M, 259M and 292/296M
Video Sampling:
4:2:2
Color Precision:
4:2:2 10-bit
Color Space:
4:2:2 YUV
SDI Metadata Support:
VITC and RP-188 timecode
Audio Sampling:
Television rate of 48kHz at 24 bit
Card Type:
PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1, 4, 8 and 16 PCIe slots
Signal Processing Hardware-based, real-time, colorspace conversion
Dimensions (HxWxD) PCI-Express 4-lane card type
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Blackmagic Design UltraScope
  • Software: Blackmagic UltraScope
  • Three-Year Warranty Against Defects in Material & Workmanship
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    Blackmagic DesignUltraScope
     
    4.5

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Easy to use (4)
    • Professional quality (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • In the studio (4)
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      5.0

      A must have!

      By Nehs

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Business Owner

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • In The Studio

        Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraScope:

        UltraScope by Blackmagic is a must have for anyone running Resolve. It is highly recommended that you run this card in a separate computer from your decklink (if that is what you are using) They do not play well together. Beside that issue, my Colorist demand the UltraScope on all our systems.

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        5.0

        Excellent

        By Aleksander Steffensen

        from Bergen, Norway

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Control room
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraScope:

          Does exactly what it is supposed to do. An excellent, fairly priced alternative to expensive hardware video scopes. We use it to calibrate and monitor video and audio in an MCR.

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          4.0

          A lot of bang for the buck!

          By lafis

          from Farmington Hills, MI

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • In The Studio

            Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraScope:

            This is a great product for the money.The criticisms below are for improvements in the product going forward. We a comparing it to a high standard of Leader and Tektronix professional waveform monitors. Being able to expand the dual scope function to full screen would be huge.

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            4.0

            Beautiful Display

            By Aubrey

            from Portland

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • In The Studio

              Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraScope:

              The display is beautiful, and very easy to read. There is a slight delay between source and display - however this could be due to my video card. I wish it could use a much smaller display. I wish it was more customizable: for instance, view waveform and vectorscope only.

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