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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini

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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini
Key Features
  • SD/HD/3G-SDI and Analog Inputs
  • HDMI and Dual SDI Outputs
  • Thunderbolt 3 Interface
  • Supports SD and HD Resolutions
Perform footage acquisition from digital or analog sources straight into your NLE of choice with the Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini. SDI and analog video inputs can import video from modern or legacy professional video equipment. Using the versatile Thunderbolt 3 interface, the UltraStudio HD Mini can send and receive SD and HD video up to 1080p at 60 fps with up to 16 channels of embedded audio. Available outputs include dual SDI for fill and key, as well as an HDMI output for driving consumer displays. With the built-in RS-422 connection, the UltraStudio HD Mini can also interface with professional broadcast decks.
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Blackmagic Design HD Mini Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Control
  • 3Processing
  • 4Real-Time Effects Support
  • 5Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity
  • 6Software Application Support

Perform footage acquisition from digital or analog sources straight into your NLE of choice with the Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini. SDI and analog video inputs can import video from modern or legacy professional video equipment. Using the versatile Thunderbolt 3 interface, the UltraStudio HD Mini can send and receive SD and HD video up to 1080p at 60 fps with up to 16 channels of embedded audio. Available outputs include dual SDI for fill and key, as well as an HDMI output for driving consumer displays. With the built-in RS-422 connection, the UltraStudio HD Mini can also interface with professional broadcast decks.

Control
Use the DIP switches on the front panel or the RS-422 deck control port on the rear for software control. The separately available Teranex Mini Smart Panel can be purchased separately and can be used to control the UltraStudio Mini as well as for confidence monitoring.
Processing
Color Space Conversion: Hardware based real time.

HD Down Conversion: Real time 10-bit hardware down conversion on SDI B output, Composite and S-Video when working in HD video formats on playback. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 styles.
Real-Time Effects Support
Final Cut Pro X internal effects
Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects
Avid Media Composer internal effects
DaVinci Resolve
Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity
Connects via Thunderbolt 3 to stream video. Bus-power over Thunderbolt 3 is sufficient to power the UltraStudio Mini, no separate power supply is required.
Software Application Support
Blackmagic Design: DaVinci Resolve, Fusion
Apple: Final Cut Pro X
Adobe: Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Photoshop CC
Avid: Media Composer, Pro Tools
Autodesk: Smoke
Steinberg: Cubase, Nuendo

Note: Check the Blackmagic Design website for updated application support lists.

Blackmagic Design HD Mini Specs

Host ConnectionUSB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3)
Input
Video Input Connectors1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Female
1 x 3BNC (Component / Composite) Female
Input Video FormatSDI (4:4:4/4:2:2)
DCI 2K at 23.98/24/25 fps
DCI 2KPsF 23.98/24/25 fps
1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60 fps
1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30 fps
1080i 50/59.94/60 fps
720p 50/59.94/60 fps
NTSC
PAL
Audio Input Connectors2 x 1/4" TRS Analog Female
Embedded Audio InputSDI: 16-Channel
Output
Video Output Connectors2 x BNC (3G-SDI) Female
1 x HDMI (HDMI 1.4b) Female
Output Video FormatHDMI (8-Bit 4:4:4 RGB)
1080p at 30 fps
SDI (8/10/12-Bit 4:4:4 RGB)
1080p at 30 fps
Embedded Audio OutputSDI: 16-Channel
HDMI: 2-Channel
Standards
Video Standard ComplianceSMPTE 259M/292M/296M/372M/425M-A/425M-B
Connectivity
Other I/O1 x DE-9/DB-9 RS-422 Input
1 x BNC Reference Input
Hardware
OS CompatibilityWindows 7 or Later
macOS 10.14 or Later
Linux
*As of April, 2020: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Power ConnectorNone
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Operating Humidity0 to 90%
General
Dimensions6.69 x 5.51 x 1.75" / 16.99 x 14 x 4.45 cm
Weight1.34 lb / 608 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.84 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.05 x 7.85 x 2.3"

Blackmagic Design HD Mini Reviews

Just works

By Allan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-28

Black magic stuff works .

Works Great!

By Fred
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-17

Easy to setup

The solution I was looking for

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-06

An excellent device. I couldn't be happier with it. I am in the process of digitizing many video tapes of my wife's career in broadcasting but ran into a problem when trying to use equipment from JVC which requires firewire to tether it to my workstation. Windows 10 has no support for this, no machine drivers, so I had to find another way and the Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini saved the day. It was super simple to set up (my workstation is Thunderbolt 3 equipped and it is simple to use. The results are top drawer. I could have used a USB device like Elgato but that can record in MP4 only and I wanted to get the full resolution ingested into the machine. I also have HD equipment and the Mini handles that as well. I couldn't be happier.

Perfect for ProPresenter SDI Alpha Key Plug In

By Darren L.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-26

This device is amazing! Great use with ProPresenter SDI ALPHA key plug in. We are able to separate the key and fill for lyrics and run them into our ATEM switcher.

Colorist in love

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-08

Super easy to connect and has worked perfectly for over a year.

Great I/O Device

By Arnold
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-05

I've used this device a few times now and it works great for my needs. The only real drawback is that it only works with Thunderbolt 3, but since that's all my Macbook Pro has it's perfect. I use it mostly with Wirecast and it was an upgrade from the previous UltraStudio Express I had. A big plus with this unit is it can handle 1080p60, which the Express could not. Also, this unit can input and output video simultaneously, a huge upgrade from the past model. You really can't beat it for the price point either. Very slick.

Perfect for integrating with ProPresenter

By Jordan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-01

As ProPresenter 7 came online, we were thrilled to be able to stream directly through PP7, and this little box does all that for us flawlessly.

Works as expected-eventually

By Noel
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-29

After building the PC and installing Windows 10, I installed the Blackmagic device and software. Then I installed Prem Pro. But....I had a lot of trouble getting PremPro to work properly. Buried deep in Blackmagic Design's website/support/help fiasco is this little nugget of information. If you install Adobe PremPro AFTER the Blackmagic install, they STRONGLY suggest that you un-install the Blackmagic software and re-install it so all the drivers go in the right place. (their words) I dunno....I thought that might be headline news. Doing things backward to make something work. Anyway, after that day (that I will never get back) of researching and eventually coming up with the fix, the device works quite well. No problems yet. Fast, snappy and so far...so good.

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Will this little box support stereoscopic 3D in full mode (2xSDI output) with AVID Media Composer Software?
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It does not. Instead you would need to look at the UltraStudio 4K Extreme, which does support Dual Channel 3D Over SDI.https://bhpho.to/2lLKhDv
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Is this only compatible with thunderbolt 3? does it also work with thunderbolt 2 or usb 3?
Asked by: collin d.
The Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini Thunderbolt 3 only. In order to do what it does, only TB 3 is fast enough.
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