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Blackmagic Design - UltraStudio 3D
  • Price: $945.25
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Product Highlights
  • Thunderbolt Connection to Mac
  • Dual 3G/HD/SD-SDI Inputs & Outputs
  • Bandwidth Up to 10 Gb/s
  • Stereoscopic 3D Capture & Playback
  • RGB 4:4:4 Workflows Up to 2K Resolution
  • HDMI 1.4a Input/Output
  • Genlock Input
  • RS-422 Deck Control
  • Machined Aluminum with Compact Design
  • International 12V Power Supply
More Info

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 3D is a Mac-compatible 3G/HD-SDI capture & playback device that connects to your computer via Thunderbolt and supports two streams of 1080p HD video for stereoscopic 3D workflows. The compact, handsome, machined-aluminum device includes all necessary capture/playback software and drivers, so setup is a breeze.

The device captures uncompressed 10-bit 4:4:4 RGB and 4:2:2 YUV video from any deck, broadcast router, or video camera with SDI output, and plays it back to broadcast-quality SDI monitors. With both dual- and single-link 3G-SDI supported, resolutions up to 2K are supported, for feature film work. The Thunderbolt connection supports data rates up to a blazing 10 Gb/s, which is plenty fast to effect a direct high-speed connection to your video editing software's real-time effects processing, even for dual-stream stereoscopic productions.

UltraStudio 3D also features an HDMI 1.4a input for capture and an HDMI 1.4a output for monitoring via an HDMI-enabled television, computer monitor, or projector. RS-422 deck control is included for controlling HDCAM SR, Digital Betacam, HDCAM, D5, DVCPRO HD, and other VTRs. For genlock, the device accepts a blackburst or tri-sync reference signal.

All UltraStudio 3D files are open standard DPX and QuickTime format, so you can edit with just about any software, including Apple Final Cut Pro, The Foundry's Nuke, eyeon Fusion, Digidesign Pro Tools, and Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and After Effects. UltraStudio 3D is qualified by Apple for Final Cut Pro compatibility, so you can batch capture from decks and play back FCP timelines with RT Extreme real-time effects. Other supported Final Cut Pro features include 10-bit rendering, 16-channel audio, deck control, and support for ProRes, JPEG, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO HD, and 8- & 10-bit uncompressed video.

Note: Requires a Mac computer with a Thunderbolt port. Thunderbolt cable sold separately.

Work in 3D
UltraStudio 3D includes high quality HDMI 1.4a and dual HD-SDI connections for full-resolution frame-packed 3D capture and playback. Work in side-by-side, line-by-line, and top & bottom formats, even with previous-generation 3D devices. Blackmagic Design's included Media Express software allows advanced dual-stream 3D workflows by capturing left and right eye to separate QuickTime or DPX files for a complete 3D solution
High-Quality Connections
UltraStudio 3D includes the highest-quality low-jitter SDI connections that instantly switch between all SD, HD, and 2K video formats. Connect all your I/O devices with single- and dual-link 3 Gb/s HD-SDI, HDMI 1.4a, and analog video in and out, as well as 16 channel SDI audio I/O, genlock for bi- and tri-level sync, and serial deck control. Connect to decks such as Digital Betacam, HDCAM, HDCAM-SR, Panasonic D5, DVCPRO HD, Sony PMW-F3, and more. UltraStudio 3D includes HDMI 1.4a out, so you can use any television as a broadcast monitor, dramatically lowering the overall cost of editing systems. HDMI out even lets you connect to video projectors for a theater-style screening room environment. UltraStudio 3D includes a breakout cable that supplies connections for analog component/S-Video and composite, analog audio, genlock, AES/EBU audio, and RS-422 deck control
Supreme Video Quality
UltraStudio 3D supports uncompressed YUV 4:2:2 and RGB 4:4:4 workflows up to full resolution 2K, so you can handle any job that comes through your door. Since all captured images are a pixel-for-pixel clone of the source, without any generational loss or damaging compression, you're working at the highest quality possible. Get the sharpest green screens, cleanest compositions, and superior color correction. With mature drivers, the included award-winning Media Express software, plus a sophisticated SDK, UltraStudio 3D is an unparalleled solution
Thunderbolt Power
Built on Thunderbolt technology, UltraStudio 3D has a blazingly fast 10 Gb/s connection that's up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. That's enough bandwidth for 2K RGB capture and playback. Thunderbolt also brings low latency and highly accurate time synchronization, so UltraStudio 3D is perfect for demanding stereoscopic 3D workflows. Thunderbolt's daisy-chaining capability enables you to connect the device to high-performance storage that is in turn connected to your workstation or notebook. Now you can get all the workstation-class performance you love, even conveniently on your MacBook Pro
Broad Compatibility
With UltraStudio 3D's third-party software compatibility, you can seamlessly edit on your favorite NLE software such as Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro. For compositing and broadcast design, UltraStudio 3D works with After Effects, Nuke, and Photoshop. Imagine color grading live on set with UltraStudio 3D and DaVinci Resolve on your MacBook Pro – and seeing a real-time preview live on a big-screen TV or projector. All UltraStudio 3D files are open standard DPX and QuickTime format, so they are compatible with all software. UltraStudio 3D even includes a developer SDK and QuickTime API so you can develop your own custom solutions
International Power Supply
UltraStudio 3D includes a universal power supply complete with a cable tie-down point and a set of international socket adapters for all countries. Take your editing suite with you anywhere without the need to purchase third-party adapters
Included Software, Drivers & Plug-Ins
UltraStudio 3D includes everything you need for editing, paint, or broadcast design. There's a full set of drivers for capture and playback with real-time effects in Premiere Pro. There's also a set of included Blackmagic Utilities: Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, and the Blackmagic software codec. Also included is Media Express software for batch capture and output to tape with frame-accurate deck control using AVI, QuickTime and DPX files. Media Express lets you use virtually any software for video work. Adobe Photoshop is the world standard for paint and image design, and UltraStudio 3D includes Photoshop plug-ins that let you grab frames from the video input or send frames to the video output – directly from within Photoshop itself. UltraStudio 3D also supports real-time RAM preview in Adobe After Effects
Blackmagic Media Express
Media Express lets you batch capture and play back 2D and dual-stream stereoscopic 3D in DPX, ProRes, uncompressed YUV and RGB, DVCPRO HD, and MJPEG files. You can even create your own playlist. Media Express also supports CMX EDL import and export, frame-accurate deck control via RS-422, and will even insert and assemble to tape. Media Express is fast, accurate, and easy to use and works on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. Audio metering, real-time preview of clips, and dynamic playlist search are just some of its features. You can even grab still frames directly from your deck and save them as perfect digital-quality still images
Blackmagic Utilities
LiveKey lets you insert logos and other graphics in real time using SDI outputs by switching UltraStudio 3D into a standard-def or high-def keyer card. Disk Speed Test checks your disk array and gives you an easy-to-understand speed test with the results in video frames per second. The world famous Blackmagic Codec allows highest rendering quality on Intensity and unlike other products, only the Blackmagic Codec features correct anti-aliasing 4:2:2 color filtering, so RGB graphics convert to correct 4:2:2 YUV video space without aliasing problems
SDI Input 2x 10-bit SD/HD switchable
SDI Output 2x 10-bit SD/HD switchable
Analog Video Inputs 1x component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video or composite. Component supports HD and SD
Analog Video Outputs 1x component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video or composite. Component supports HD and SD
HDMI Input Connectors 1x HDMI 1.4a type A
HDMI Output Connector 1x HDMI 1.4a type A
Analog Audio Output 2 channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors
Analog Audio Inputs 2 channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors
AES/EBU Audio Input 2 channels unbalanced with sample rate converter
AES/EBU Audio Output 2 channels unbalanced with sample rate converter
SDI Audio Input 16 channels embedded in SD and HD
SDI Audio Output 16 channels embedded in SD and HD
HDMI Audio Input 8 channels embedded in SD and HD
HDMI Audio Output 8 channels embedded in SD and HD
Computer Interface Thunderbolt
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
SD Format Support 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 525/23.98 NTSC, and 480p
HD Format Support 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
2K Format Support 2048 x 1556PsF24 and 2048 x 1556PsF25; 2048 x 1556p23.98, 2048 x 1556p24, and 2048 x 1556p25
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, and SMPTE 425M
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
Video Sampling 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24-bit
Color Precision 10-bit
Color Space REC 601, REC 709
HDMI Color Precision 10-bit
HDMI Resolution Pixel-for-pixel HD resolution input to connected device
HDMI Configuration HDMI automatically configures to connected display
Multiple Rate Support SDI, HDMI, and component analog 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 and 2K SDI
Copy Protection For legal reasons 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
3D Processing Dual-stream and frame-packed capture & playback
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 720 HD to 1080 HD during video capture
Real-Time Effects Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects in DV, DVCPRO HD, ProRes, and uncompressed on Intel Mac OS X. Adobe Premiere Pro Mercury Playback Engine effects in DV, MJPEG, DVCPRO HD, DSLR, AVCHD, XDCAM, XDCAM HD, and uncompressed.
Software Media Express, Disk Speed Test, Blackmagic System Preferences, and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X
Firmware Upgrade Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software
Minimum System Requirements Compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Requires Macintosh computer with Thunderbolt
Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 3D
  • Breakout Cable
  • International 12V Power Supply
  • 3 Year Limited Warranty