Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Mini Thunderbolt 3 Capture & Playback Unit

BH #BLULSDMINI4K • MFR #BDLKULSDMINI4K
Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Mini Thunderbolt 3 Capture & Playback Unit
Key Features
  • 12G-SDI & HDMI 2.0 Input/Output
  • 1 x 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 Interface
  • 3" LCD Status/Preview Screen
  • DCI 4K60 4:2:2 Single-Link 12G-SDI I/O
The UltraStudio 4K Mini Thunderbolt 3 from Blackmagic Design links your Thunderbolt 3 computer to any of a variety of video components for capture, playback, or streaming. This portable unit captures up to DCI 4K60 4:2:2 via single-link 12G-SDI or up to DCI 4K30 4:2:2 video via HDMI. Record 12-bit High Dynamic Range (HDR) footage at rates up to DCI 4K30 and 8-/10-bit video at rates up to DCI 4K60.
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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Mini Thunderbolt 3 Capture & Playback Unit

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Blackmagic Design BDLKULSDMINI4K Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity
  • 3
  • 4Supports up to DCI 4K60 Video
  • 5
  • 6Compact Design
  • 7
  • 8Supported Software
  • 9
  • 10System Requirements
  • 11
  • 12Included Software

The UltraStudio 4K Mini Thunderbolt 3 from Blackmagic Design links your Thunderbolt 3 computer to any of a variety of video components for capture, playback, or streaming. This portable unit captures up to DCI 4K60 4:2:2 via single-link 12G-SDI or up to DCI 4K30 4:2:2 video via HDMI. Record 12-bit High Dynamic Range (HDR) footage at rates up to DCI 4K30 and 8-/10-bit video at rates up to DCI 4K60.

A built-in LCD screen enables you to monitor your signal, and an SD card reader provides instant access to your SD media. The compact UltraStudio 4K Mini's Thunderbolt 3 interface offers lightning-fast connections and will trickle-charge a connected computer. Audio features include 16-channel SDI and 8-channel HDMI embedded input and output, a 3-pin XLR audio input, and a headphone output.

The UltraStudio Mini 4K Thunderbolt 3 supports both compressed and uncompressed video, is Window, Mac, and Linux compatible, and supports most popular codecs. The UltraStudio 4K Mini also supports 3D capture and playback via HDMI, plus 3D SDI playback at rates up to DCI 4K30. DaVinci Resolve and additional software are included on an SD card. Power the UltraStudio Mini 4K Thunderbolt 3 via its internal 100-240 VAC adapter.

Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity

Lightning-fast Thunderbolt 3 connection with trickle-charging for a connected laptop

Supports up to DCI 4K60 Video

8/10/12-bit HDR capture and playback with multi-rate support from SD to DCI 4K60

Compact Design

Portable design with front-panel control buttons, LCD with video, audio and status information, XLR mic input, and an SD card slot

Supported Software

  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Photoshop CC
  • Avid Media Composer, Pro Tools
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Fusion
  • Steinberg Cubase, Nuendo

System Requirements

  • Mac 10.13 High Sierra, 10.14 Mojave, or later
  • Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, all 64-bit
  • Linux

Included Software

See the Includes section for a list of the Mac, Linux, and Windows software on the included SD card

Blackmagic Design BDLKULSDMINI4K Specs

Video
Video Input1 x BNC. SDI
1 x HDMI Type A, HDMI 2.0b
1 x 3BNC, Component/Composite
Video Output2 x BNC, SDI Program Out
1 x BNC, SDI Loop Out
1 x HDMI Type A, HDMI 2.0b
Supported Video Format
SDI Rate12G, 6G, 3G, 1.5G, 270 Mb
Supported Video ResolutionsSDI Input/Output:
DCI 4K: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
UHD 4K: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
DCI 2K: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
DCI 2KPsF: 30/29.97/25/24/23.98
UHD 2K: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080PsF: 30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 60/59.94/50
720p: 60/59.94/50
525i: 59.94
625i: 50

3D SDI Playback:
DCI 4K: 30/29.97/25/24/23.98
DCI 2K: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
DCI 2KPsF: 30/29.97/25/24/23.98
UHD 2K: 30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080PsF: 30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 60/59.94/50
720p: 60/59.94/50
SDI Video Sampling4:2:2, 4:4:4
SDI Color Precision8-, 10-, 12-Bit RGB 4:4:4 in 2D Modes up to 4Kp30 DCI
8-, 10-Bit YUV 4:2:2 in All 2D Modes
8-, 10-, 12-Bit RGB 4:4:4 in 3D Modes up to 2Kp60 DCI
8-, 10-Bit YUV 4:2:2 in All 3D Modes
SDI Color SpaceRec. 601, Rec. 709, Rec. 2020
SDI ComplianceSMPTE 259M, SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M Level A and B
SMPTE 2036-1, SMPTE 2048-1, SMPTE 2081-10, SMPTE 2082-10, SMPTE ST2108-1
SDI Metadata SupportRP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and Closed Captioning
Supported Video ResolutionsHDMI Input/Output:
DCI 4K: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
UHD 2K: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 60/59.94/50
720p: 60/59.94/50
525i: 59.94
625i: 50

3D HDMI Playback:
DCI 4K: 30/29.97/25/24/23.98
UHD 2K: 30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080p: 60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25/24/23.98
1080i: 60/59.94/50
720p: 60/59.94/50
HDMI Video Sampling4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0
HDMI Color Precision8-, 10-, 12-Bit
Sync
Sync Input1 x BNC, Tri-Sync/Black Burst
Interface
Thunderbolt1 x Thunderbolt 3 Connector
Host Charging: 45 W
USB1 x USB Type-C, USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Up to 5 Gb/s)
Control
Remote1 x D-Sub 9, RS-422 (Sony Compatible)
Audio
Audio Input2 x 1/4" RCA. Analog Audio
1 x 3-Pin XLR, Mic In (48 V Phantom Power Switchable via Software)
Audio Output2 x BNC, 3G/HD/SD-SDI
1 x HDMI Type A
Embedded AudioInput/Output:
SDI: 16-Ch
HDMI: 8-Ch
Audio Sampling24-Bit, 48 kHz
Media
Card Reader Slot1 x SD Card (UHS-I & UHS-II)
Supported Codecs
Supported CodecsAVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR
DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX
HDV, HEVC, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, DNxHR, DNxHD
Apple ProRes 4444, 422 HQ, 422
Apple ProRes LT, Apple 422 Proxy
Uncompressed: 8‑Bit 4:2:2, 10‑Bit 4:2:2, 10‑Bit 4:4:4
General
Power Requirements, Internal100 to 240 VAC
Maximum Power Consumption75.3 W
EnvironmentalOperating Temperature: 32 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
Storage Temperature: -4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Humidity: 0 to 90%, Non-Condensing
Dimensions8.27 x 7 x 1.8" / 21 x 17.78 x 4.57 cm
Weight2.65 lb / 1.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.31 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.6 x 8.6 x 3.6"
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