Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2

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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2

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  • 1RU Rack Mount & Table-Top I/O Device
  • 2x 20Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • DCI/UHD 4K 4:2:2 Up to 30p by 1x 6G-SDI
  • DCI/UHD 4K 4:2:2 50p-60p by 2x 6G-SDI
  • DCI/UHD 4K 4:2:2 by HDMI
  • 1080p RGB 4:4:4 by Single-Link 3G-SDI
  • 1080p 4:2:2 by Single-Link HD-SDI
  • 1080p 4:4:4 by Dual-Link HD-SDI
  • Dual Channel 2D/3D Stereoscopic by SDI
  • HD Up/Down/Cross Conversion
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  • 1Description

The Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2 is an external 1RU/table-top I/O device with two 20Gb/s Thunderbolt ports. It captures DCI 4K 4:2:2 or UHD 4K YUV 4:2:2 by single-link 6G-SDI up to 30p and by dual-link 6G-SDI from 50p to 60p; 1080p RGB 4:4:4 by single-link 3G-SDI; 1080p 4:2:2 by single-link HD-SDI; 1080p 4:4:4 by dual-link HD-SDI; and DCI/UHD 4K 4:2:2 by HDMI. 4K can be input/output compressed and uncompressed. The SDI inputs also support dual-channel 2D/3D stereoscopic workflows. UltraStudio 4K is capable of hardware-based HD down/up/cross conversion.

The other connections are Component and Composite on BNC, 2-channel analog audio on XLR, 2-channel AES/EBU audio on BNC, timecode input and output on XLR, Blackburst and Tri-Sync, and RS-422 deck control. A color LCD and six quick-access video and audio input buttons are built in on the front panel.

4K, 1080p, 3D Input & Output
- DCI 4K 4:2:2 or UHD 4K YUV 4:2:2 by single-link 6G-SDI
- DCI 4K 4:2:2 by HDMI
- 1080p RGB 4:4:4 by single-link 3G-SDI
- 1080p 4:2:2 by single-link HD-SDI
- 1080p 4:4:4 by dual-link HD-SDI
- Dual-channel 2D/3D stereoscopic by SDI
4K Compressed or Uncompressed
UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2 supports popular compressed video formats such as ProRes and DNxHD as well as 10-bit uncompressed video. When working with uncompressed video all captured images are a perfect pixel-for-pixel clone of the source without any quality loss. Get the sharpest keying with green screens, cleanest compositions, superior color correction, and more.
Work in 10-Bit 4:4:4
UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2 features built-in 6G-SDI connections that operate at four times the speed of regular HD-SDI, meaning you can capture Ultra HD and 4K with only one BNC cable instead of four. This high bandwidth connection is perfect for full color resolution 4:4:4 video, which is great for video effects and high frame rate video up to 1080p60. UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2 also supports dual stream 3D with capture and playback of two independent channels.
The Power of Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt ensures low latency and highly accurate time synchronization for high quality capture and playback. UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2 features 20Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 with loop thru and dual link 6G-SDI, the combination perfect for 3D stereoscopic workflows, Ultra HD, and DCI 4K.
Supported Codecs
AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, 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, and Uncompressed 10-bit 4:4:4.
Supported Applications
Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, Nuke - The Foundry, DaVinci Resolve, Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Steinberg Nuendo, Adobe Photoshop, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, Tools On Air just:in / live:cut / just:play / just:live, Softron OnTheAir Video/ MovieRecorder / OnTheAir CG, Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Resolume Avenue 4, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidcaster Pro / Studio / Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, and Harris Infocaster.
In the Box
Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2
  • Software CD featuring:
    Media Express
    Disk Speed Test
    LiveKey
    Blackmagic System Preferences
    Blackmagic Driver on Mac OS X
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    SDI Video Input 2x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD/4K (2D/3D switchable)
    Supports 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4

    4K and 1080p formats supported:
    DCI / UHD 4K 4:2:2 by single-link 6G-SDI
    1080p RGB 4:4:4 by single-link 3G-SDI
    1080p 4:2:2 by single-link HD-SDI
    1080p 4:4:4 by dual-link HD-SDI
    SDI Video Loop 2x reclocked, 10-bit SD, HD, 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI
    SDI Video Output 2x 10-bit SD/HD/3G/Ultra HD/4K (2D/3D switchable)
    Supports 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4

    4K and 1080p formats supported:
    DCI / UHD 4K 4:2:2 by single-link 6G-SDI
    1080p RGB 4:4:4 by single-link 3G-SDI
    1080p 4:2:2 by single-link HD-SDI
    1080p 4:4:4 by dual-link HD-SDI
    Analog Video Input 1x Component YUV on 3 BNCs
    1x Composite on 1 BNC
    Analog Video Output 1x Component YUV on 3 BNCs
    1x composite on 1 BNC
    HDMI Video Input 1x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing, Ultra HD, and 4K support

    4K format supported:
    DCI 4K 4:2:2 by HDMI
    HDMI Video Output 1x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing, Ultra HD, and 4K support

    4K format supported:
    DCI 4K 4:2:2 by HDMI
    Analog Audio Input 2 channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors and 2 channels of consumer unbalanced via RCA connections
    Analog Audio Output 2 channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors
    AES/EBU Audio Input 2 channels unbalanced with sample rate converter on BNC connectors
    AES/EBU Audio Output 2 channels unbalanced with sample rate converter on BNC connector
    SDI Audio Input 8 channels embedded in SD
    16 channels embedded in HD
    16 channels embedded in Ultra HD and 4K
    SDI Audio Output 8 channels embedded in SD
    16 channels embedded in HD
    16 channels embedded in Ultra HD and 4K
    HDMI Audio Input 8 channels embedded in SD, HD, 2K, Ultra HD, and 4K
    HDMI Audio Output 8 channels embedded in SD, HD, 2K, Ultra HD, and 4K
    Timecode Input 1x XLR for LTC input
    Timecode Output 1x XLR for LTC output
    Sync Input Blackburst in SD or Tri-Sync in HD
    Device Control Sony compatible RS-422 deck control port
    Serial ports Tx/Rx direction reversible under software control
    Computer Interface 2x Thunderbolt 2
    Supported Codecs AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, 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
    Supported Applications Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, Nuke - The Foundry, DaVinci Resolve, Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Steinberg Nuendo, Adobe Photoshop, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, Tools On Air just:in / live:cut / just:play / just:live, Softron OnTheAir Video/ MovieRecorder / OnTheAir CG, Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Resolume Avenue 4, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidcaster Pro / Studio / Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Harris Infocaster
    Internal Software Upgrade Firmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.
    4K Format Support SDI:
    3840x2160p/23.98, 3840x2160p/24, 3840x2160p/25, 3840x2160p29.97, 3840x2160p30, 3840x2160p50, 3840x2160p59.94, 3840x2160p60, 4096x2160p23.98, 4096x2160p24, 4096x2160p25, 4096x2160p29.97, 4096x2160p30, 4096x2160p50, 4096x2160p59.94, 4096x2160p60

    HDMI:
    3840x2160p/23.98, 3840x2160p/24, 3840x2160p/25, 3840x2160p29.97, 3840x2160p30, 4096x2160p23.98, 4096x2160p24
    HD Format Support SDI:
    720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94, 1080i60, and 1080p60

    HDMI:
    720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94, 1080i60, and 1080p60
    SD Format Support SDI:
    625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC

    HDMI:
    625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC
    Compliance SDI:
    SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M level B, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601

    HDMI:
    HDMI 1.4b
    SDI Video Sampling HD and 4K at up to 30p at 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
    (anything above 30p in either HD or UHD will be sampled at 4:2:2)
    Color Precision SDI / HDMI: 10-bit
    SDI Color Space REC 601, REC 709
    SDI Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
    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
    HDMI Resolution Pixel for pixel up to 4K resolutions
    HDMI 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
    3D Processing Dual stream and frame packed capture and playback
    HD Down Conversion Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs HD-SDI on SDI A output, SD-SDI on SDI B output, and Composite and S-Video when working in HD video formats on playback. Switch analog video to Component and choose HD or SD output. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9, and center cut 4:3 styles.
    HD Up Conversion Built-in, high quality hardware up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on playback. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 pillarbox, and 16:9 zoom. HD outputs via HD-SDI, HDMI, and component analog.
    HD Cross Conversion Built in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD on playback.
    Real Time Effects Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects
    Adobe Premiere Pro Mercury Playback Engine effects
    Avid Media Composer internal effects
    System Requirements Mac with Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2, and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, or later
    Power 1x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet 120-240 V, 50-60 Hz
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
    Storage Temperature -4° to 113°F (-20 to 45°C)
    Relative Humidity 0 to 90% non-condensing
    Safety Compliance FCC, CE, C-Tick
    Dimensions 19 x 5.59 x 1.73" (48.2 x 14.2 x 4.4 cm)
    Weight 3.7 lb (1.68 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.1 x 7.5 x 3.3"
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