• Webcode: 434653 • Mfr: BMD-BDLKULSDMINI4K
Product Highlights
  • Up to 2160p60 and 4K DCI Video Recording
  • SDI/SDI Audio/Analog/HDMI 2.0b/HDMI 2.0b Audio Input
  • 2x SDI/2x SDI Audio/Analog/HDMI 2.0b/HDMI 2.0b Audio Input
  • 16x Channels embedded SD/HD/2K/UHD/4K SDI Audio
  • 8x Channels embedded SD/HD/UHD/4K HDMI Audio
  • Thunderbolt 3 Connection
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Overview

UltraStudio 4K Mini

Portable Thunderbolt 3 solution with 12G‑SDI, HDMI 2.0 and analog connections
High frame rate, high dynamic range video in all formats up to 2160p60 and 4K DCI

UltraStudio 4K Mini is a portable Thunderbolt 3 capture and playback solution packed with the latest broadcast technology. You get 12G‑SDI, HDMI 2.0 and analog connections for broadcast quality 8, 10 and 12‑bit high dynamic range capture in all formats from SD up to 4K DCI at 60 frames per second. Plus, the built in SD card reader lets you mount camera media directly on your computer so you can start editing immediately.

The new UltraStudio 4K Mini model is a portable Thunderbolt 3 capture and playback solution packed with the latest broadcast technology, including 12G-SDI, HDMI 2.0 and analog connections. You get broadcast quality 8. and 10-bit high dynamic range capture in all formats up to 4K DCI at 60p. The front panel features push button controls, an LCD for monitoring signal and setup, an XLR microphone input and a ¼" headphone jack. UltraStudio 4K Mini features USB for connecting a keyboard and mouse, plus it will trickle charge your laptop computer when connected to the Thunderbolt 3 port. There’s even a built in SD card reader allowing instant access to your camera media cards.

UltraStudio
Professional Capture and Playback for Thunderbolt 3 Computers

Now you can connect Thunderbolt 3 computers to any kind of video equipment for building high performance edit workstations, archiving from old broadcast decks, outputting broadcast graphics and even live streaming. Simply connect to the Thunderbolt 3 port to get a wide range of video and audio connections that operate in all SD, HD, Ultra HD and 4K DCI formats up to 60 frames per second. Connections include SDI, HDMI and analog video and audio with broadcast quality 10‑bit YUV and 12-bit RGB in Apple ProRes and uncompressed file formats. UltraStudio is designed to work with popular video software on Mac, Windows and Linux such as DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and many more.

Professional Capture and Playback for any Workflow

Whether you’re working on-set or in post production, UltraStudio gives you broadcast and digital cinema quality capture and playback that can be used for any workflow. UltraStudio is perfect for everything from editing, color and visual effects to live capture and on-set monitoring during production. There are even models with 12G-SDI and support for the latest HDR formats to ensure high end colorists get everything they need for monitoring to broadcast displays, HDR televisions or the latest digital cinema projectors. UltraStudio can even be used to feed SDI fill and key from RGB graphics directly from a computer to a live production switcher for amazing live broadcast graphics keying.

Built In Hardware Video Encoding

UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 features a built in multi format hardware encoder that lets you capture to H.265. H.265 delivers amazing quality and is the compression standard for distributing Ultra HD content online. You can also use H.265 compression for SD and HD video giving you smaller files at higher quality than other compression formats. The built in hardware encoder is designed to be upgradable so you get a future proof solution that can add new formats via software updates as they become available.

World's Highest Quality Connections

With UltraStudio you can connect to virtually any video device. All UltraStudio models include SDI in and out, HDMI out for monitoring on TVs and projectors and analog YUV/NTSC/PAL video and balanced analog input for archiving from legacy analog broadcast tape decks. Plus the dual SDI outputs can switch to fill and key. All models include video reference for sync playback to broadcast systems, plus RS-422 remote. The UltraStudio 4K Mini and Extreme models add an extra HDMI input plus a balanced analog audio out for connecting to in-studio audio monitoring. UltraStudio 4K Extreme's larger design accommodates 4 channel analog audio via XLR connections, 2 channels of AES/EBU digital audio and dedicated timecode connections.

The Power of Thunderbolt 3™

Built on revolutionary Thunderbolt 3™ technology, UltraStudio uses a blazingly fast single cable connection to any computer that has the bandwidth to handle the highest resolution video formats easily. Thunderbolt ensures low latency and highly accurate time synchronization for the highest quality capture and playback. The UltraStudio HD Mini model is powered from the Thunderbolt connection so can run from a laptop battery without needing any power connection. UltraStudio 4K models also include an AC power connection, perfect when working in studios. The new UltraStudio 4K Mini model even provides 45W trickle power via Thunderbolt 3 to the connected computer so it stays charged when connected.

Amazing Quality in Compressed or Uncompressed

UltraStudio supports popular compressed video formats such as Apple ProRes and DNxHD as well as 10-bit uncompressed video, so you’re not locked into a single file format. When working with uncompressed video all captured images are a perfect pixel‑for‑pixel clone of the source without any quality loss, so you have the confidence you’re working at the absolute highest quality possible. Get the sharpest keying with green screens, cleanest compositions, superior color correction and more. Ultra HD has 4 times the resolution of 1080HD for amazing looking images.

Incredible 12G‑SDI Technology for Ultra HD

UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 and UltraStudio 4K Mini feature the latest 12G‑SDI, for the most powerful video capture and playback solution. The incredible speed of 12G‑SDI means UltraStudio 4K models can support both capture and playback of Ultra HD and 4K 60p over a single BNC cable. Because 12G‑SDI connections are multi rate, you can still connect to all of your existing equipment. Only 12G‑SDI gives you the compatibility to connect to all your existing SD and HD equipment but also supports the future with all Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. Because the 12G-SDI outputs are dual link, you can do stereoscopic or simultaneous fill and key in real time up to 2160p30.

Super Tough Elegant and Portable Design

UltraStudio 4K models feature elegant front panels with integrated color LCD and fast control buttons, with the rear panel using industry standard BNC and HDMI connectors for video connections. UltraStudio Mini models are designed for portability and can be used as a stand alone on a desktop or rack mounted with other equipment. The UltraStudio HD Mini model is even more compact at only ⅓ of a rack width. That means they have very low visual impact when placed on a desktop, and you can fit up to 3 of them in a single rack unit size.

What's Included

UltraStudio 4K Mini
SD Card
Software
Manual

Reviews

Product Specifications

UltraStudio 4K Mini

Connections

 
SDI Video Inputs 1
SDI Video Outputs 2 x program out, 1 x loop out.
SDI Rates 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G.
Analog Video Inputs Component YUV or Composite NTSC/PAL. Component is switchable between SD and HD.
Analog Audio Inputs 2 channels of professional balanced analog audio with 1/4 inch Jack connectors.
Analog Audio Outputs 2 channels of professional balanced analog audio with 1/4 inch Jack connectors.
SDI Audio Inputs 16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/UHD/4K.
SDI Audio Outputs 16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/UHD/4K.
HDMI 2.0b Video Inputs 1
HDMI 2.0b Video Outputs 1
HDMI Audio Inputs 8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/UHD/4K.
HDMI Audio Outputs 8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/UHD/4K.
Mic Input 1 x XLR microphone input. 48V Phantom Power switchable via software control.
Sync Input Tri-Sync or Black Burst.
Device Control Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control port. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.
USB 1 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gb/s).
SD Card Reader UHS-I and UHS-II compatible.
Computer Interface Thunderbolt™ 3 (Mac OS, Windows and Linux) with 45W host charging capability.

Supported Codecs

 
Supported Codecs AVC-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, 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.

Software

 
Software Included DaVinci Resolve, Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS and Windows. Media Express, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Linux.
Internal Software Upgrade Firmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.

Software Applications

 
Software Applications DaVinci Resolve
Fusion
Final Cut Pro X
Adobe Premiere Pro CC
Avid Media Composer
Adobe After Effects CC
Avid Pro Tools
Steinberg Cubase
Steinberg Nuendo
Adobe Photoshop CC
Additional supported applications The Foundry Nuke, Grass Valley Edius, Sony Catalyst Production Suite, Tools On Air Just: Play & Live & In, Softron MovieRecorder & MReplay, Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Telestream Wirecast, Livestream Producer, Resolume Arena, Magix Vegas Pro & Movie Edit Pro Premium, Corel VideoStudio Pro, CyberLink PowerDirector, Vidblaster X & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay One & CG, CasparCG Server, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster, DevTek Easy Media Suite, Metus Ingest, Boinx Software MimoLive, Cinegy Capture Pro, vMix Live, Renewed Vision ProPresenter, Ventuz Director, Class X Liveboard & Coral CG, Glookast Capturer, Open Broadcaster Software Studio, Nautilus NEMO3D, Derivative TouchDesigner, Assimilate Scratch, Burst Video Webclip2Go & [REC]Marker.

SDI Video Standards

 
SD Video Standards 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
HD Video Standards 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
2K Video Standards 2Kp23.98 DCI, 2Kp24 DCI, 2Kp25 DCI, 2Kp29.97 DCI, 2Kp30 DCI, 2Kp50 DCI, 2Kp59.94 DCI, 2Kp60 DCI
2KPsF23.98 DCI, 2KPsF24 DCI, 2KPsF25 DCI, 2KPsF29.97 DCI, 2KPsF30 DCI
Ultra HD Video Standards 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
4K Video Standards 4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI, 4Kp50 DCI, 4Kp59.94 DCI, 4Kp60 DCI
3D Video Standards
* Playback only
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
2Kp23.98 DCI, 2Kp24 DCI, 2Kp25 DCI, 2Kp29.97 DCI, 2Kp30 DCI, 2Kp50 DCI, 2Kp59.94 DCI, 2Kp60 DCI 2KPsF23.98 DCI, 2KPsF24 DCI, 2KPsF25 DCI, 2KPsF29.97 DCI, 2KPsF30 DCI
2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30
4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI
SDI Compliance SMPTE 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 and SMPTE ST2108-1.
SDI Metadata Support RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning.
Multiple Rate Support SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K/UHD and 4K.
SDI Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit.
SDI Video Sampling 4:2:2, 4:4:4
SDI Color Precision 8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 in 2D modes up to 4Kp30 DCI and 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 and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all 3D modes.
SDI Color Space REC 601, REC 709 and REC 2020

HDMI Video Standards

 
SD Video Standards 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
HD Video Standards 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
Ultra HD Video Standards 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
4K Video Standards 4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI, 4Kp50 DCI, 4Kp59.94 DCI, 4Kp60 DCI
3D Video Standards 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30
4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI.
HDMI Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit.
HDMI Video Sampling 4:4:4, 4:2:2 and 4:2:0
HDMI Color Precision 8, 10 and 12-bit
HDMI Configuration HDMI 2.0b supports Deep Color and HDR. Automatically configures to connected display.
Multiple Rate Support HDMI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/UHD and 4K.
Copy Protection HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
Processing Real Time Effects
DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects.
Colorspace Conversion Hardware based real time.
3D Processing Dual stream and frame packed capture and playback. 3D capture supported via HDMI input only.
Physical Installation Requires a computer with a Thunderbolt™ 3 port. Please check support pages to see the full system requirements.

Operating Systems

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

Power Requirements

 
Power Supply 1 x Internal 100 - 240V AC
Power Usage 75.3W max

Environmental Specifications

 
Operating Temperature 5° to 40° C (41° to 104° F)
Storage Temperature -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
Relative Humidity 0% to 90% non-condensing

Physical Specs

 
Dimensions 210 x 177 x 46.1 mm (8.27 x 6.97 x 1.81")
Weight 1.2 kg (2.65 lbs)

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