Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Monitor Playback Device

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Monitor Playback Device

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Monitor Playback Device

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Monitor Playback Device

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Product Highlights

  • Playback Aspect of Capture/Playback Card
  • Outputs Footage from Computer to Monitor
  • Enables Color Grading on Top-Res Monitor
  • SDI, HDMI, Thunderbolt / Embedded Audio
  • Supports Resolutions up to 1080i60
  • 10-Bit Color Precision / 4:2:2 Sampling
  • Real Time Colorspace Conversion
  • Software Based Down Conversion
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  • 1Description

The Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Monitor Playback Device is a very interesting and a highly useful device that Blackmagic has put out there. It is the "playback" aspect of any Blackmagic capture and playback device (and of any capture and playback device in general).

Where a capture and playback device, such as the UltraStudio 3D or the Intensity Extreme, captures video from a camera, transfers it to a computer, and additionally lets you output the video to a display other than that of your computer's, UltraStudio Mini Monitor only performs the last of these functions, also referred to as "playback." The point of outputting to a separate display is to output to a top-resolution display, the kind that your computer's display likely isn't, the kind that'll give you the best representation of your footage, the kind that'll let you get as precise as possible in color-grading, perhaps the kind that has features like Waveform. Mini Monitor connects to your computer by Thunderbolt and outputs to a monitor by either HDMI or SDI. (You'll need a Thunderbolt-equipped computer, such as any Mac.)

So, if you want to color grade on a top-resolution monitor, and you don't need the other characteristics of a capture and playback device, then UltraStudio Mini Monitor is all you need and it comes at a small portion of the cost of an average capture and playback device (also known as an I/O device).

(If you'll need the "capture" aspect instead, please check out the UltraStudio Mini Recorder).

The "Playback" Aspect of a Capture and Playback Device
Connect to your computer by Thunderbolt, and output your editing system footage to a top-resolution monitor by HDMI or SDI for precise color grading

3 Gb/s SDI Output
Get blazing speeds for recording SD and HD up to 1080HD

HDMI Output
HDMI output for amazing quality playback. Use low cost televisions for monitoring

Thunderbolt Connection
Get blazing speeds for playback in SD and HD up to 1080iHD
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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Monitor Playback Device
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    SDI Video Output 1x 10-bit SD/HD switchable
    HDMI Video Output 1x HDMI type A connector
    SDI Audio Output 8 channels embedded in SD and HD
    HDMI Audio Output 8 channels embedded in SD and HD
    Computer Interface Thunderbolt
    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
    Sampling Video:

    Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 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
    Multiple Rate Support SDI and HDMI are switchable between standard definition and high definition
    Colorspace Conversion Hardware based real time
    HD Down Conversion Software based down conversion during video playback
    Real Time Effects Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects
    Adobe Premiere Pro Mercury Playback Engine effects
    Avid Media Composer 6 internal effects
    Internal Software Upgrade Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.
    Physical Installation Requires computer with a Thunderbolt port
    System Compatibility Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
    Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite
    Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later
    Windows 8.1 or 10
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.2 x 5.2 x 1.5"

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