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Ultimatte 12 4K

The world’s most trusted keyer now has one touch keying, incredible new image processing, and 12G-SDI for Ultra HD!
ULTMKEY12/C/4K
BMDN5260055
Blackmagic Design
Mac & Win
Usually ships in 1-2 business days.
Availability: In stock
$2,495.00

The all new Ultimatte 12 is more than the world’s best keyer, it’s an advanced real time compositing processor designed for the next generation of broadcast graphics. Ultimatte 12 features entirely new algorithms and color science that deliver true photorealistic composites. You get incredible edge handling, greater color separation, amazing color fidelity and better spill suppression than ever before, even in dark shadow areas or through transparent objects such as windows! The high performance 12G-SDI design gives you the power to work in Ultra HD and HD with sub pixel processing for amazing image quality. Imagine presenting the weather, sports, news and entertainment in a cinematic quality environment, all composited in real time.

Live Broadcast, Television and Film Production

Add augmented reality and virtual environments to any broadcast!

Whether you’re working in broadcast news, sports, traditional television and film production, or even magazine style entertainment programming, Ultimatte 12 has the quality for incredibly life-like composites that place your talent into any scene! Ultimatte 12 can work with both fixed cameras and static backgrounds, or automated virtual set systems. You can also use Ultimatte 12 to layer computer generated augmented reality objects into a scene, complete with realistic transparency that your talent can walk behind! Ultimatte 12 is also perfect for on set pre visualization in television and film production because it lets actors and directors see the virtual sets while they’re shooting against a green screen.

When you’re working live and have multiple cameras shooting from different angles, it’s common for the green or blue screen to suffer from variations. The keyers built into live production switchers use the same keying parameters for all cameras, which complicates keying and image quality because each camera sees the green screen a little differently. Ultimatte 12 eliminates these problems with incredible new technology at an affordable price so it’s now possible to add keyers to every camera. That ensures you always get the best possible key! With the power of a dedicated keyer on every camera, Ultimatte 12 is perfect for live broadcast news, weather, sports, virtual studios and more!

Realistic Augmented Reality

Incredible new realistic layer mode for compositing colored "glass look" objects!

Adding translucent objects, such as colored or tinted glass and computer graphics, is virtually impossible with a traditional keyer. That’s because you can’t subtract a blue or green screen out of a semi-transparent colored object without changing the object’s original color. Now, with Ultimatte 12, you get a revolutionary new “realistic” layer compositing mode that lets you add tinted objects on top of the foreground image for a whole new generation of realistic translucent glass look broadcast graphics. This means that when you look through the object, or your talent walks behind it, the tinted colors are accurately preserved, making the shot look completely realistic!

One Touch Keying

Automatic scene analysis for incredibly fast keys!

When it comes to live production, you need to work fast. Ultimatte 12 features one touch keying technology that analyzes a scene and automatically sets over a 100 parameters so you get great keys without having to do a lot of extra work! The first step is to ensure your scene is well lit and that the cameras are properly white balanced, then you simply activate the auto key and Ultimatte will do all the work for you! One touch keying is dramatically faster and helps you accurately pull a key with minimum effort. That leaves your operators free to focus on the overall program with less distractions, while Ultimatte 12 takes care of the rest!

Advanced Image Processing

New algorithms and expanded internal color space!

Ultimatte 12 features new, incredibly advanced image processing algorithms and a huge internal color space. It automatically generates internal mattes so different parts of the image can be processed separately based on the colors in each area. It’s like having the power of multiple Ultimatte keyers all working together on the same image! You get fine edge detail where it’s needed the most, like on hair, and smoother transitions between colors or other objects in the scene. Everything is handled by new math and sub pixel processing that’s designed for incredible quality and clarity in both HD and Ultra HD!

Incredible Color Fidelity

Faithfully reproduce bright colors that were impossible before!

With Ultimatte 12, you get new advanced flare, edge and transition processing so you can remove the background, without affecting the colors you want to keep! What this means is you’ll be able to retain and faithfully reproduce colors that are impossible on other keyers, such as a bright yellow dress in front of a green screen! Ultimatte 12 is smart enough to isolate and treat different parts of the image separately, while also keeping the color transitions between areas smooth. You get the highest quality compositing, so the final output looks photorealistic. Unlike other keyers, Ultimatte 12 delivers crisp clear images with vibrant colors that pop!

Shadows and Transparency

Key and composite images with shadows and transparency!

The improved flare algorithms in Ultimatte 12 can remove green tinting and spill from anything, which is one of the reasons why Ultimatte 12 creates true, realistic looking virtual environments! That also means you don’t have to worry about shadows or transparent objects with reflections. Ultimatte 12 automatically samples the colors, creates seamless mattes for walls, floors and other parts of the image, and then applies the necessary corrections. Shadows are properly mapped and composited onto the new background, spill is removed, and transparent objects are handled with perfection!

Dedicated Compositing Inputs

Ultimatte 12 features 7 different input connections with loop outputs that are used to composite different elements together. These include foreground and background, along with holdout and garbage mattes, as well as additional layer inputs for superimposing additional images over the composited image. Ultimatte 12 even lets you use sources that are not synchronized when working with static shots!

Advanced 12G-SDI

Designed for Ultra HD and compatible with everything!

The advanced 12G-SDI connections on Ultimatte 12 go far beyond those found on other keyers. Only 12G-SDI gives you high frame rate Ultra HD via a single BNC connection that also plugs into all of your regular HD equipment! That means Ultimatte 12 is compatible with virtually all SD, HD, 3G, 6G and 12G-SDI equipment, and supports all HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60! You can use Ultimatte 12 with your HD cameras today and switch to Ultra HD when you’re ready!

Ultimatte Smart Remote 4

Control up to 8 Ultimatte units with one remote!

Ultimatte Smart Remote 4 is a touchscreen remote that connects via Ethernet to control Ultimatte 12. It can be used on the desktop or rack mounted with other equipment. Up to eight Ultimatte 12 units can be daisy chained together and connected to the same Smart Remote, so you don’t have to worry about adding a video router or hub! Smart Remote 4 features physical buttons so you can switch and control any attached Ultimatte 12. There are also buttons for quickly loading and saving presets, along with a touchscreen that gives you total control over every parameter. It’s easy to design your own custom control solutions for Ultimatte 12 because it uses a simple, open text based protocol. You can even Telnet into Ultimatte 12 over your network, so you can develop and test custom control solutions.

Connections

SDI Video Inputs

8

SDI Video Outputs

9

SDI Video Loop Outputs

7

Reclocked SD, HD, Ultra HD for corresponding inputs.

SDI Rates

270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G.

Video Input Re-Sync

On all inputs.

Reference Connections

1 x BNC In, 1 x BNC Out.

Tri-Sync or Black Burst.

GPIO

DE15

Ethernet

Up to 10Gb/s for device control and loading stills into Media Pool.

Computer Interface

1 x USB-C 3.0 for device configuration and software updates.

Standards

SD Video Standards

525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL

HD Video Standards

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50,1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30

Ultra HD Video Standards

2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M level A and B, SMPTE 20811, SMPTE 208110, SMPTE 20821and SMPTE 208210.

Video Sampling

4:2:2

Color Precision

10-bit

Color Space

REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020.

Multiple Rate Support

Auto detection of SD, HD, 6GSDI and 12GSDI.

Composite Sources

Foreground

1 x 12G-SDI In with Loop Out

Background

1 x 12G-SDI In with Loop Out

Still from Media Pool

Background Matte

1 x 12G-SDI In with Loop Out

Internal Window

Still from Media Pool

Garbage Matte

1 x 12G-SDI In with Loop Out

Internal Window

Still from Media Pool

Holdout Matte

1 x 12G-SDI In with Loop Out

Internal Window

Still from Media Pool

Layer

1 x 12G-SDI In with Loop Out

Still from Media Pool

Layer Matte

1 x 12G-SDI In with Loop Out

Internal Window

Still from Media Pool

Composite Outputs

Fill

2 x 12G-SDI

Matte

2 x 12G-SDI

Program

2 x 12G-SDI

Talent

2 x 12G-SDI

Monitor

Monitor In

1 x 12G-SDI

for monitor cascade

Monitor Out

1 x 12G-SDI

For monitoring Program, Foreground Input, Background Input, Combined Matte, Internal Matte, Fill Out, Layer Input, Background Matte Input, Garbage Matte Input, Holdout Matte Input, Layer Matte Input, Processed Layer Matte, Processed Holdout Matte, Processed Garbage Matte, Processed Background Matte, Screen Correction.

Media Pool

Background Still Image Formats

TGA, TIFF, BMP, PNG, JPG.

Background with Alpha Still Image Formats

TGA, TIFF, BMP.

Layer Image Still Image Formats

TGA, TIFF, BMP, PNG, JPG.

Layer with Alpha Still Image Formats

TGA, TIFF, BMP.

Garbage Matte Still Image Formats

TIFF, BMP, PNG, JPG.

Holdout Matte Still Image Formats

TIFF, BMP, PNG, JPG.

Media Pool Memory

6GB non-volatile internal storage.

Displays

Built in 2.2 inch color display for device name, video preview, video standard audio meters, status and menus.

Control

Front Panel

2.2 inch color display, 3 preset buttons,
3 menu buttons and spin knob.

Control Connection

Network or direct Ethernet connection to a computer
running Ultimatte Software Control or Ultimatte Smart Remote 4.

Software Control

Ultimatte Software Control

supported on Mac or Windows computers.

Hardware Control Panel

Ultimatte Smart Remote 4

Custom Control

Ethernet protocol and GPIO pin out included in the  Ultimatte instruction manual.

Software

Software Updates

Using USBC or Ethernet connection to Mac or Windows computers.

Configuration

Ultimatte IP address is set via the front panel or Ultimatte setup utility connected via USB.

Operating Systems

Mac 11.0 Big Sur,
Mac 12.0 Monterey or later.

Windows 10, 64-bit.
Windows 11.

Power Requirements

Power Supply

2 x Internal 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz

Power Usage

54W

Accessories

Optional Accessories

Ultimatte Smart Remote 4

Physical Installation

1 rack unit height

Physical Specifications

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

0 to 40C (32 to 104F)

Storage Temperature

-20 to 60C (-4 to 140F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing.

What's Included

Ultimatte 12 4K

Welcome wallet with QR code for software download

Warranty

12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

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