Blackmagic Design UltraStudio SDI is a Windows-compatible HD-SDI capture device that connects to your computer via USB 3.0. The compact, handsome, machined-aluminum device draws power through the USB 3.0 connection. UltraStudio SDI includes all necessary capture/playback software and drivers, so setup is a breeze.
The device captures uncompressed 10-bit 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. The USB 3.0 connection supports data rates up to a blazing 4.8 Gb/s, which is plenty fast to effect a direct high-speed connection to your video editing software's real-time effects processing.
UltraStudio SDI also features an HDMI 1.4 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 SDI files are open standard AVI, DPX, and QuickTime format, so you can edit with just about any software, including Sony Vegas, The Foundry's Nuke, eyeon Fusion, Digidesign Pro Tools, and Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and After Effects. Though it's a Windows-based device, UltraStudio is qualified by Apple for Final Cut Pro compatibility, so you can batch capture from decks and play back FCP timelines with RT Exrtreme 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 computer with onboard USB 3.0, or a USB 3.0 PCI Express 2.0 card. Does not support USB 2.0 capture and playback.
|SDI Input||1x 10-bit SD/HD switchable|
|SDI Output||1x 10-bit SD/HD switchable|
|HDMI Output Connector||1x HDMI type A|
|SDI Audio Input||8 channels embedded in SD and HD|
|SDI Audio Output||8 channels embedded in SD and HD|
|HDMI Audio Output||2 channels embedded in SD and HD|
|Computer Interface||USB 3.0|
|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, and 525/23.98 NTSC|
|HD Format Support||720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, and 1080i60|
|SDI Compliance||SMPTE 259M and SMPTE 292M|
|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|
|Audio Sampling||Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-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 and HDMI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI and 1.5 Gb/s HD-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|
|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||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 Control Panel, and Blackmagic driver on Windows|
|Firmware Upgrade||Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software|
|Minimum System Requirements||Compatible with Microsoft Windows 7. Requires a computer with onboard USB 3.0, or a USB 3.0 PCI Express 2.0 card. Does not support USB 2.0 capture and playback|