Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express

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Product Highlights

  • Thunderbolt Powered I/O Device
  • SD/HD SDI Input and Output
  • HDMI Input and Output
  • 2 Breakout Cables (RCA vs. BNCs / XLRs)
  • Component / Composite / S-Video
  • Sync / Genlock / RS422
  • Captures in DPX and QuickTime
  • Real-Time Up / Down / Cross Conversion
  • HDMI Monitoring
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The Blackmagic-Design UltraStudio Express is a capture and playback device that supports resolutions up to 1080p30. It captures saved footage or a live feed from a camera and passes it to your computer in formats ready to be edited. It can also up/down/cross convert the resolution of the footage as the footage is being passed to the computer. The third function of the Express is HDMI monitoring -- you can connect a top-quality HDMI monitor and monitor the footage you captured in the best resolution possible so to perform color correction in minute precision.

UltraStudio Express features built-in SD/HD SDI, HDMI and Thunderbolt connections. It comes with two breakout cables via which it expands to composite, component, S-Video, RCA audio, AES/EBU audio on XLRs, sync input, genlock for bi and tri-level sync, and RS422 connections. Connection to a camera would be by SDI or HDMI where possible and to a computer by Thunderbolt.

The formats the unit captures in are open standard DPX and QuickTime, which are compatible with all of the most common and popular software. UltraStudio Express can seamlessly be used with Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, Media Composer 6, Premiere Pro CS6, After Effects, Nuke, Photoshop, and DaVinci Resolve.

  • HD SDI, HDMI, Thunderbolt and 2 breakout cables
  • Real-time, hardware-based up / down / cross conversion
  • Connect to a quality HDMI monitor for precise color correction
  • Captures in edit-friendly open standard DPX and QuickTime formats
  • Breakout cables feature: composite, component, S-Video, RCA audio, AES/EBU on XLRs, sync input, genlock and RS422
In the Box
Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express
  • 2 x Breakout Cables
  • Media Express Software
  • Disk Speed Test
  • Blackmagic System Preferences
  • Blackmagic Driver
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    Specifications
    Inputs Video:
    SDI x1 10-bit SD/HD switchable
    HDMI type A x1
    Via breakout cable:
    Component YUV x1 on 3 BNC or RCA connectors, supports HD and SD, switchable to S-video or composite

    Audio:
    Via breakout cable:
    Analog -- 2 channels via balanced XLR connectors or unbalanced RCA connectors
    AES/EBU -- 2 channels unbalanced with sample rate converter on BNC connector
    SDI -- 16 channels embedded HD / 8 channels embedded SD
    HDMI -- 2 channels embedded in SD and HD
    Outputs Video:
    SDI x1 10-bit SD/HD switchable
    HDMI type A x1
    Via breakout cable:
    Component YUV x1 on 3 BNC or RCA connectors, supports HD and SD, switchable to S-video or composite

    Audio:
    Via breakout cable:
    Analog -- 2 channels via balanced XLR connectors or unbalanced RCA connectors
    AES/EBU -- 2 channels unbalanced with sample rate converter on BNC connector
    SDI -- 16 channels embedded HD / 8 channels embedded SD
    HDMI -- 2 channels embedded in SD and HD
    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
    Computer Interface Thunderbolt x1
    Format Support SD:
    625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC

    HD:
    720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30
    SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M and SMPTE 296M
    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.
    Sampling Video:
    4:2:2

    Audio:
    Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit
    Color Precision 10-bit
    Color Space REC 601, REC 709
    HDMI Configuration HDMI automatically configures to connected display
    HDMI Resolution Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device
    HDMI Color Precision 10-bit
    Multi-Rate Support SDI and HDMI 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
    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
    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 720HD to 1080HD during video capture
    Real Time Effects Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects, Adobe Premiere Pro Mercury Playback Engine effects, Avid Media Composer 6 internal effects
    Software Upgrade Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software
    System Compatibility Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or later, and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.1 x 5.4 x 3.1"

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