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Our PN: BMDN5010047
Manufacturer: Blackmagic Design
Platform(s): Mac & Win

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List Price:$495.00

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Quick Overview

UltraStudio Express connects all your professional and consumer video equipment for the highest quality 3 Gb/s SDI capture and playback using Thunderbolt technology. UltraStudio Express has built-in SDI and HDMI connections and comes with the two breakout cables that can be easily swapped when you need to. Breakout cables include analog component, S-Video and composite connections with both BNC and RCA connectors!



Manufacturer Part Number: BDLKULSDEXPRESS

UltraStudio Express is the Thunderbolt powered portable solution that powers from your laptop battery! You get high quality 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI and analog capture and playback with both consumer RCA and professional BNC/XLR breakout cables so you can capture and playback from both consumer and professional equipment.

World's Highest Quality Connections
UltraStudio takes advantage of the fastest data pipe available via a compact Thunderbolt port. With high quality low jitter SDI connections and instant switching between SD, HD and 2K, UltraStudio is the perfect capture and playback device for your work now and well into the future! Connect all your I/O devices with 3 Gb/s HD-SDI, HDMI, and analog video in and out, as well as 16 channel SDI audio I/O, genlock for bi and tri-level sync, and serial deck control. Easily connect to decks such as HDCAM-SR, HDCAM, D5, Digital Betacam, DVCPRO HD and more for frame accurate editing and recording!

Compatible with all Video Software!
UltraStudio is fully compatible with your favorite editing software such as Final Cut Pro X, Final Cut Pro 7, Media Composer 6 and Premiere Pro CS6. For compositing and broadcast design, UltraStudio 3D works with After Effects, Nuke, and Photoshop. You can even color grade live on set with UltraStudio 3D and DaVinci Resolve on your MacBook Pro while viewing a real-time preview live on a big screen TV or projector! All UltraStudio files are open standard DPX and QuickTime format, so are compatible with all software. UltraStudio even includes a developer SDK and QuickTime API so you can develop your own custom solutions

Everything Included!
UltraStudio includes everything you need for editing, paint or broadcast design. We include a full set of drivers for capture and playback with real-time effects in Premiere Pro! Also included is Media Express for batch capture and output to tape with frame accurate deck control using AVI, QuickTime and DPX files! Only Media Express lets you use virtually any software for video work! Adobe Photoshop is the world standard for paint and image design, and UltraStudio includes Photoshop plug-ins so you can grab frames from the video input, or send frames to the video output, directly from within Photoshop itself! UltraStudio also supports real-time RAM preview in Adobe After Effects!


Blackmagic Media Express Included!
Blackmagic Media Express is free software that comes with UltraStudio 3D. Media Express lets you batch capture and playback 2D or even dual stream stereoscopic 3D in uncompressed YUV and RGB QuickTime and DPX, or compressed ProRes, DVCPRO and MJPEG files. You can create your own playlist, organize clip bins and add additional metadata. Media Express is perfect for software applications that don't support direct capture and playback with tape decks from within the software itself. Media Express supports XML and CMX EDL import and export, plus frame accurate deck control via RS-422. Media Express is a complete solution for capture and playback!

No other editing solution works with more software!
UltraStudio 3D works with the software you love to use! Use QuickTime software, or the Worlds most popular editing software such as Media Composer 6, Final Cut Pro and Premiere Pro! You also get Photoshop plug-ins to grab and output frames, plus real-time preview in After Effects and Nuke. No other capture and playback solution works with more software on Mac OS X, so you have the freedom to work with your favorite tools!

  • Final Cut Pro - Edit in Final Cut Pro while using the highest quality 10 bit HD-SDI video connection to HD decks including, HDCAM SR, HDCAM, HD-D5 and DVCPRO HD, as well as SD decks such as Digital Betacam. UltraStudio 3D support for Final Cut Pro allows you to batch capture from decks and play back the timeline with RT Extreme real-time effects, all with absolute sample accurate AV sync. UltraStudio 3D supports more advanced Final Cut Pro features such as 10 bit rendering, RT Extreme, 16 channel audio, deck control, support for ProRes, JPEG, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO HD, 8 and 10 bit uncompressed video and more. UltraStudio 3D is qualified by Apple for Final Cut Pro compatibility.
  • Avid Media Composer 6 - Avid Media Composer has been the choice of professional editors for over 20 years. The Avid Media Composer 6 family of software, including Avid Symphony and Avid NewsCutter, provides fully integrated support for UltraStudio 3D. Capture and playback in full uncompressed quality, or directly in Avid DNxHD or other popular compressed video formats. Media Composer 6 has fast and familiar operation and its new 64 bit architecture plays back complex layered effects in real-time. UltraStudio 3D lets you capture, edit, monitor and playback with Media Composer 6, making it the perfect choice for professionals who need the best Avid workflow on Mac OS X and Windows 7.
  • Adobe Premiere Pro - UltraStudio 3D is the highest quality editing solution for Adobe Premiere Pro. Included are a full suite of Premiere Pro plug-ins with deck control and full support for 8 and 10 bit uncompressed AVI and QuickTime files, as well as Motion JPEG and DVCPRO HD which can all be played back on the same Premiere Pro timeline without rendering. QuickTime uncompressed files from Mac OS X systems can also be played back for cross-platform media sharing! You can even playback AVCHD, DSLR and XDCAM HD. UltraStudio 3D has full support for Premiere Pros 8 channels of audio capture and playback via HD/SD-SDI, which is great for 5.1 surround sound editing.
  • Adobe After Effects - Adobe After Effects is one of the most popular tools for broadcast graphics and animation and UltraStudio 3D has special features that take full advantage of this great app! Because After Effects is fully QuickTime based, it works with all Blackmagics media. You can also open and render Blackmagics uncompressed 10 and 8 bit AVI and QuickTime files too. Files can be dropped into Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro timelines without rendering, so you can move media between tools. UltraStudio 3D also provides full RAM preview playback, so you can always see what youre working on. There is no better solution for using After Effects for high end work than UltraStudio 3D!
  • Adobe Photoshop - UltraStudio 3D includes special Photoshop plug-ins, so you can directly capture and output still frames from within the Photoshop. If youre working with 10 bit HD/SD-SDI, you can even import and export 16 bit Photoshop images for full quality. Use UltraStudio 3Ds keying to export and key standard definition graphics from the video input using Photoshop alpha channels. Outputting Photoshop graphics from UltraStudio 3D lets you see the correct color and the effects of video interlace and field movement. UltraStudio 3D uses unity gain on, so you cant get illegal 100% RGB video levels, eliminating surprises when graphics are output to tape!
  • Avid Pro Tools - Pro Tools is the world's most popular audio post production tool and now all UltraStudio models support playback of the Pro Tools reference movies out to the video outputs all in real-time! When doing audio post production for video masters, it's incredibly easy to accidentally remove parts of audio while mixing and editing, and cause lip sync misalignments between the video and audio tracks. Eliminate this problem by adding an UltraStudio to your ProTools system and playing video and audio together while mixing!

Blackmagic Utilities Included!
UltraStudio also includes Blackmagic LiveKey and Blackmagic Disk Speed Test. LiveKey lets you insert logos and other graphics in real-time using SDI outputs. Disk Speed Test checks your disk array and gives you an easy to understand speed test with the results in video frames per second!

  • Alpha Keying with LiveKey - UltraStudio 3D can be switched into a standard or high definition keyer card so you can live insert logos and other graphics in real-time using the SDI outputs to an external mixer. The included LiveKey application allows you to turn on and control keying, and can also be used to output still images with alpha channels to key. LiveKey allows custom setting of key blending levels for live up and down fading of graphics. If you want to add a periodic overlay of a graphic, such as not for copying or distribution' labels on dubs, then LiveKey has an automatic mode where graphics can be programmed to cycle up and down.
  • Disk Speed Test - Configuring a high speed disk array for high speed uncompressed high definition video is getting easier. Even SATA disks can be connected together for low cost arrays with amazing speed and capacity. Use Disk Speed Test (included free) to get a great real world indication of your disk array performance. Reported in a simple frames per second count, Disk Speed Test uses long sustained block transfers just like capturing and playing video, so its more accurate than generic disk test utilities.


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