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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express

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Product Highlights
  • Thunderbolt Powered I/O Device
  • SD/HD SDI Input and Output
  • HDMI Input and Output
  • 2 Breakout Cables (RCA vs. BNCs / XLRs)
  • Component / Composite / S-Video
  • Sync / Genlock / RS422
  • Captures in DPX and QuickTime
  • Real-Time Up / Down / Cross Conversion
  • HDMI Monitoring

The Blackmagic-Design UltraStudio Express is a capture and playback device that supports resolutions up to 1080p30. It captures saved footage or a live feed from a camera and passes it to your computer in formats ready to be edited. It can also up/down/cross convert the resolution of the footage as the footage is being passed to the computer. The third function of the Express is HDMI monitoring -- you can connect a top-quality HDMI monitor and monitor the footage you captured in the best resolution possible so to perform color correction in minute precision.

UltraStudio Express features built-in SD/HD SDI, HDMI and Thunderbolt connections. It comes with two breakout cables via which it expands to composite, component, S-Video, RCA audio, AES/EBU audio on XLRs, sync input, genlock for bi and tri-level sync, and RS422 connections. Connection to a camera would be by SDI or HDMI where possible and to a computer by Thunderbolt.

The formats the unit captures in are open standard DPX and QuickTime, which are compatible with all of the most common and popular software. UltraStudio Express can seamlessly be used with Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, Media Composer 6, Premiere Pro CS6, After Effects, Nuke, Photoshop, and DaVinci Resolve.

  • HD SDI, HDMI, Thunderbolt and 2 breakout cables
  • Real-time, hardware-based up / down / cross conversion
  • Connect to a quality HDMI monitor for precise color correction
  • Captures in edit-friendly open standard DPX and QuickTime formats
  • Breakout cables feature: composite, component, S-Video, RCA audio, AES/EBU on XLRs, sync input, genlock and RS422
Inputs Video:
SDI x1 10-bit SD/HD switchable
HDMI type A x1
Via breakout cable:
Component YUV x1 on 3 BNC or RCA connectors, supports HD and SD, switchable to S-video or composite

Audio:
Via breakout cable:
Analog -- 2 channels via balanced XLR connectors or unbalanced RCA connectors
AES/EBU -- 2 channels unbalanced with sample rate converter on BNC connector
SDI -- 16 channels embedded HD / 8 channels embedded SD
HDMI -- 2 channels embedded in SD and HD
Outputs Video:
SDI x1 10-bit SD/HD switchable
HDMI type A x1
Via breakout cable:
Component YUV x1 on 3 BNC or RCA connectors, supports HD and SD, switchable to S-video or composite

Audio:
Via breakout cable:
Analog -- 2 channels via balanced XLR connectors or unbalanced RCA connectors
AES/EBU -- 2 channels unbalanced with sample rate converter on BNC connector
SDI -- 16 channels embedded HD / 8 channels embedded SD
HDMI -- 2 channels embedded in SD and HD
Sync Input Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format
Device Control Sony compatible RS-422 deck control port
Serial ports TxRx direction-reversible under software control
Computer Interface Thunderbolt x1
Format Support SD:
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC

HD:
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M and SMPTE 296M
SDI Metadata Support VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal. VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file. HD RP188. Closed captioning.
Sampling Video:
4:2:2

Audio:
Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit
Color Precision 10-bit
Color Space REC 601, REC 709
HDMI Configuration HDMI automatically configures to connected display
HDMI Resolution Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device
HDMI Color Precision 10-bit
Multi-Rate Support SDI and HDMI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s HD
Copy Protection HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources / always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content
Colorspace Conversion Hardware based real time
HD Down Conversion Software based down conversion during video playback
HD Up Conversion Real time standard definition to 1080HD and 720HD during video capture
HD Cross Conversion Real time 720HD to 1080HD during video capture
Real Time Effects Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects, Adobe Premiere Pro Mercury Playback Engine effects, Avid Media Composer 6 internal effects
Software Upgrade Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software
System Compatibility Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or later, and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later
Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express
  • 2 x Breakout Cables
  • Media Express Software
  • Disk Speed Test
  • Blackmagic System Preferences
  • Blackmagic Driver
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    Blackmagic DesignUltraStudio Express
     
    4.2

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    77%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (15)
    • Easy to use (15)
    • Professional quality (15)
    • Lightweight (11)
    • Highly compatible (9)

    Cons

    • Limited compatibility (4)
    • Poor performance (4)
    • Lacks functionality (3)

    Best Uses

    • In the studio (11)
    • Complex projects (8)
    • Independent films (6)
    • Multimedia (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (10), Professional artist (7), Enthusiast (4)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (20)
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice little box!

    We have a Mac Pro with a Decklink card that we use for video playback (via ProPresenter), but we needed a separate source that we could route directly to a projector for a...Read complete review

    We have a Mac Pro with a Decklink card that we use for video playback (via ProPresenter), but we needed a separate source that we could route directly to a projector for a special event. Since we only had MacBooks available to use as playback machines, we got the UltraStudio Express. It worked like a dream -- once I got online, downloaded the Blackmagic editing software package, and installed it so that the necessary drivers would show up (and once we learned that ProPresenter will only output HD from a MacBook if it has a Retina display, but that problem is with ProPresenter's programming). We got perfectly smooth playback, and we ran a video loop for hours without a single problem.

    This turned out to be the perfect way to integrate a MacBook into our SDI-based system. I'm thinking about getting a second one, because these open up some interesting possibilities for mobile capture and playback.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Garbage for the Red or FCP-X user

    This is my first 1 star review.I first saw the UltraStudio in Blackmagic's booth at NAB, last year. I told their booth worker that I wanted to:A. Record the SDI output of...Read complete review

    This is my first 1 star review.I first saw the UltraStudio in Blackmagic's booth at NAB, last year. I told their booth worker that I wanted to:A. Record the SDI output of my Red camera for long shoots like interviews.B. Connecting a broadcast monitor for Final Cut Pro (FCP).C. Use it to line up Visual Effects (VFX) shots with a quicktime movie stored on my mac.I was told that it would be excellent for all of these tasks and was given a glossy brochure that confirmed all of the technical details, including that it records Time Code embedded in the SDI signal and that Blackmagic and Apple are like brothers. I was also told that it comes with a 'Live Key' application that would be GREAT for my VFX needs. I always test my equipment before going on a shoot. Before my interview project I plugged the Red Scarlet into the SDI input of the UltraStudio. After the usual amount of time futzing with drivers and re-downloading from the internet I was impressed with the Image Quality but was totally perplexed why I wasn't getting TimeCode. Of course I shoot double system and rely on TC to to sync my footage. I don't want to be slapping a slate in the face of my interviewee. Technical support was quick to respond but slow to get back to me that this device only reads Longitudinal Time Code (LTC) and not the more common Vertical Interval Time Code (VITC), which is the only TC that the RED camera supplies. So I had to scramble and find another device for that project. I ended up buying more Redmags so that I could record in full 4K quality.When it came time to edit that project I was thrilled that FCP-X added direct support for native Red R3D files and decided to upgrade. Unfortunately the BlackMagic UltraStudio doesn't support the current version of FCP either. Another couple of hours of futzing down the drain. Somebody please give me the link to the this fact or show me in the glossy brochure where it states that this device only supports FCP7. I promise this wasn't part of the discussion in the NAB booth. Lastly, on my VFX project I launched their LiveKey program and was immediately told that this devices isn't compatible with LiveKey, even though it is part of the download of drivers for this device. Tech support told me that they were working on it but that was 8 months ago. Latest drivers haven't helped.Other complaints:Only one Thunderbolt port makes this device incompatible with other single port devices on my computer. If you unplug this device at the end of the chain it interrupts the connection to your daisy chained hard drive. Only a matter of time before you hose that drive as a result. If this device had done a decent job of any of the three purposes I'd bought it for I would have been satisfied. As it is I think Blackmagic is the most ironically named company in our industry. I'll forward this review to their tech support and relay any follow up. Bottom line is that I would stay away until they sort out their drivers and make this device perform at least one of the functions that you might buy it for. I hope I win the $1000 B&H gift card for writing this review because I think I deserve it.

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    1.0

    Failed to import both SDI and HDMI

    By NVG Media

    from New York, NY

    About Me Business Owner, Online Content Producer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Price

    Cons

    • Lacks Functionality
    • Limited Compatibility
    • Poor Design
    • Poor Performance
    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

      Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

      Our goal was to join the SDI video signal from a Blackmagic Cinema Camera and audio signal from a shotgun mic processed through a Tascam DR-60D into the UltraStudio Express into an iMac 27" 3.4 GHz i7 (32GB RAM, 3TB Fusion drive) for use with Livestream Producer. Not only did it not work but both tech support at Blackmagic and the video experts at B&H could not get it to work. We also tried another UltraStudio Express but this device failed as well.We then tried an AJA io XT and it worked perfectly.We decided not to use the Blackmagic Cinema Camera because there was an ever-present white noise quite different from room tone. We used our Canon XF100 for video and connected our Sennheiser shotgun mic to the XLR and sent the combined signal via HDMI to the AJA io XT which connects to the iMac via Thunderbolt. The video signal was beautiful and the audio signal was rich and perfect with no white noise.We wasted 8 hours of everyone's time and missed our dress rehearsal deadline trying to get this device to work. We are staying away from Blackmagic from this point forward for any studio work.

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      4.0

      so far so good

      By mw

      from los angeles, ca

      About Me Business Owner, Film Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Complex Projects

        Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

        Works great at monitoring Resolve, but they are made by the same company. No fCP seven but at least it seems to work well with all my old outdated SD decks.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Adds functionality

        By jdare

        from Miami, FL

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

          One of a few ways to get an HD-SDI signal into a Thunderbolt equipped Mac computer.

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          • No

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          4.0

          UltraStudio express works great

          By Gillet Productions

          from New York

          Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

          I used this product in a live production for Avid and it worked great.

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          5.0

          Great product

          By Thp

          from Mississippi

          Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

          This interface does exactly what i need it to. No lag at all and it has the right ammount of inputs/outputs. I would definitely recommend this to anyone needing a video capture solution.

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          5.0

          Excellent Product

          By BBO Presentation

          from San Juan, PR

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
          • Easy to Customize
          • Easy to Navigate
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Multimedia

            Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

            Is great for capture card.....!!!

            • Primary use:
            • Business
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Nice solid design

            By Psyoptics

            from NYC

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Multimedia

              Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

              Get HD capture box. Very versital. You can use the AES digital audio to input S/PDIF. I have had no issues capturing HDMI output from other computers as well as HDSDI signals.

              Just waiting to the Marvericks drive so it will work with Finalcut.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              4.0

              Works better with software upgrade

              By Eddie

              from Maryland

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Mobility

              Cons

              • Learning Curve

              Best Uses

              • Educational Purposes
              • Multimedia

              Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

              Slight learning curve but once you get the hang of it, it works great. I had problems with this device via HDMI in at first but since the latest software upgrade, I have had better luck. You have to make sure to match frame rate and video quality. For camcorders, you have to actually set the software to 59.96 to make it work. It's weird, but that's how it works. Great device overall with some quirks here and there.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Excellent Capture Device

              By Wally In NorCal

              from Sacramento, CA

              About Me IT pro, Technology Guru

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Beautiful
              • Easy to Navigate
              • Small Footprint
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Finicky Camera Support

              Best Uses

              • Multimedia

              Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

              The Blackmagic Ultrastudio Express is an excellent Prosumer video capture device for non-copy protected sources. I can validate that it works great with OSX via thunderbolt as I am using it with a MacBook Retina and a Sony video camera. I've been able to use this device to input HQ video into a video conference meeting.

              The Good: Very simple to setup and get working. Tons of input/output options including HDMI. Works with Adobe Premiere CC.

              The Bad: Getting it to work with some Cameras can be tricky, as some models dont work at all. Your best bet is to consult the Blackmagic support forums before buying.

              Dont Forget: To buy a thunderbolt cable if you dont already have one. Oh and make sure your model of Mac has a thunderbolt input.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Excellent capture card for modern system

              By PJM

              from Baltimore, MD

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Broadcast Tv

                Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

                Works flawlessly with multiple decks. Easy to configure and operate and very friendly with new Mac systems.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                3.0

                Works, but I'm a little disappointed

                By Dennis

                from New York

                About Me Hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                • Difficult To Install
                • Limited Compatibility
                • Very Poor Documentation

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

                I bought this to digitize some old VHS and Hi8 tapes, and while it has s-video and composite inputs it won't digitize them without going through a time base corrector (at least according to what I read online. It does handle component video just fine though. For the price you'd think they would throw in the thunderbolt cable. Also very poor documentation.

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                2.0

                Doesn't work with consumer grade cameras

                By gigafide

                from Durham, NC

                About Me Hobbyist, Professional Artist

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Professional Quality

                Cons

                • Lacks Functionality
                • Limited Compatibility
                • Poor Performance

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

                  I have been searching high and low for a descent way to input live video into my computer using my cameras, but despite a weeks-worth of troubleshooting, I couldn't get this to work with any of them. I have a Canon T2i, 60D, and HG10. I also attempted to input my smartphone video through HDMI, with no luck. Essentially what I found is that if the output of your device is compressed at all, then this device won't see it. I'm sure it works great with expensive, non-compressed video camera outputs, but I just want something that works with consumer grade devices.

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                  4.0

                  Love the BlackMagic

                  By pro av tech

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

                      I use the express to capture HDSDI into a late 2012 macmini.. just remember to use the same settings across the board (which you should anyways) and you should have no problem with this box.

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                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again and again

                      By Henry

                      from Mexico,City

                      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

                        An excellent card and also a very good price I'm very satisfied with it

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Quick setup, no power cord, portable

                        By Robby dobby

                        from Trussville, AL

                        About Me Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Lightweight
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Complex Projects
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

                          We use this for streaming and it is also great for grabbing videos from our cameras. It is a quick and easy setup. It works with Wirecast and Adobe's streaming software. There are no power cables needed because it runs off of thunderbolt. Great equipment.

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                          5.0

                          Amazing Product

                          By DVJ Cheshire

                          from Los Angeles, CA

                          About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Complex Projects
                            • Independent Films

                            Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

                            Using this product to capture SDI from my Sony NX5 camera. Works perfectly through all the programs I use right out of the box. Resolume 4, Wirecast, BoinxTV. Exactly what I was looking for. Also a great way to capture and send Hdmi. Would recomend this to anyone and everyone.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Nice little box!

                            By Sarah from VC

                            from Columbus, OH

                            About Me Church Production Pro

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                            • Had To Go Find Drivers

                            Best Uses

                            • In The Studio
                            • Live Event Video Playback

                            Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

                            We have a Mac Pro with a Decklink card that we use for video playback (via ProPresenter), but we needed a separate source that we could route directly to a projector for a special event. Since we only had MacBooks available to use as playback machines, we got the UltraStudio Express. It worked like a dream -- once I got online, downloaded the Blackmagic editing software package, and installed it so that the necessary drivers would show up (and once we learned that ProPresenter will only output HD from a MacBook if it has a Retina display, but that problem is with ProPresenter's programming). We got perfectly smooth playback, and we ran a video loop for hours without a single problem.

                            This turned out to be the perfect way to integrate a MacBook into our SDI-based system. I'm thinking about getting a second one, because these open up some interesting possibilities for mobile capture and playback.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Works as stated

                            By None

                            from South San Francisco

                            About Me Business Owner

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Complex Projects
                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

                              It worked as advertized!!

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                              • No

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                              1.0

                              Garbage for the Red or FCP-X user

                              By Frustrated!

                              from Santa Monica, CA

                              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Lacks Functionality
                                • Limited Compatibility
                                • Poor Design
                                • Poor Performance
                                • Pricey / Poor Value

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

                                  This is my first 1 star review.I first saw the UltraStudio in Blackmagic's booth at NAB, last year. I told their booth worker that I wanted to:A. Record the SDI output of my Red camera for long shoots like interviews.B. Connecting a broadcast monitor for Final Cut Pro (FCP).C. Use it to line up Visual Effects (VFX) shots with a quicktime movie stored on my mac.I was told that it would be excellent for all of these tasks and was given a glossy brochure that confirmed all of the technical details, including that it records Time Code embedded in the SDI signal and that Blackmagic and Apple are like brothers. I was also told that it comes with a 'Live Key' application that would be GREAT for my VFX needs. I always test my equipment before going on a shoot. Before my interview project I plugged the Red Scarlet into the SDI input of the UltraStudio. After the usual amount of time futzing with drivers and re-downloading from the internet I was impressed with the Image Quality but was totally perplexed why I wasn't getting TimeCode. Of course I shoot double system and rely on TC to to sync my footage. I don't want to be slapping a slate in the face of my interviewee. Technical support was quick to respond but slow to get back to me that this device only reads Longitudinal Time Code (LTC) and not the more common Vertical Interval Time Code (VITC), which is the only TC that the RED camera supplies. So I had to scramble and find another device for that project. I ended up buying more Redmags so that I could record in full 4K quality.When it came time to edit that project I was thrilled that FCP-X added direct support for native Red R3D files and decided to upgrade. Unfortunately the BlackMagic UltraStudio doesn't support the current version of FCP either. Another couple of hours of futzing down the drain. Somebody please give me the link to the this fact or show me in the glossy brochure where it states that this device only supports FCP7. I promise this wasn't part of the discussion in the NAB booth. Lastly, on my VFX project I launched their LiveKey program and was immediately told that this devices isn't compatible with LiveKey, even though it is part of the download of drivers for this device. Tech support told me that they were working on it but that was 8 months ago. Latest drivers haven't helped.Other complaints:Only one Thunderbolt port makes this device incompatible with other single port devices on my computer. If you unplug this device at the end of the chain it interrupts the connection to your daisy chained hard drive. Only a matter of time before you hose that drive as a result. If this device had done a decent job of any of the three purposes I'd bought it for I would have been satisfied. As it is I think Blackmagic is the most ironically named company in our industry. I'll forward this review to their tech support and relay any follow up. Bottom line is that I would stay away until they sort out their drivers and make this device perform at least one of the functions that you might buy it for. I hope I win the $1000 B&H gift card for writing this review because I think I deserve it.

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                                  5.0

                                  Works Great!

                                  By Stringblade

                                  from Atlanta, GA

                                  About Me AV Engineer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Highly Compatible
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Complex Projects
                                    • Home Movies
                                    • Independent Films
                                    • In The Studio

                                    Comments about Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express:

                                    I had to capture a production recently and used this as a back up to our production equipment. It took HD-SDI @ 720P with no issues. I love being able to use the Thunderbolt port.

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