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UltraStudio 4K v2

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Our PN: BMDN5010051
Manufacturer: Blackmagic Design
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Quick Overview

Rack mount Thunderbolt™based capture and playback "break out box" with latest high performance technology including 4:4:4 and dual channel 3D stereoscopic capture and playback, plus full resolution 4K monitoring! UltraStudio 4K is the solution you need when doing high performance work that demands quality. Packed with the latest SDI, HDMI and analog video, and timecode connections, as well as AES/EBU, balanced and unbalanced analog audio. There is no better solution for video I/O!



Manufacturer Part Number: BDLKULSR4K/2

Introducing UltraStudio 4K, the rack based 'break out box' solution that's attractive while also including the latest high performance video technology such as 4:4:4 and dual channel 3D stereoscopic capture and playback, plus full resolution 4K monitoring! You get an attractive solution that looks great on your desktop and also easily installs into equipment racks. UltraStudio 4K is powerful as it's packed with the latest SDI, HDMI and analog video, and timecode connections, as well as AES/EBU balanced and unbalanced analog audio. There is no better solution for video I/O!

Advanced Workflow
UltraStudio 4K is the solution you need when doing high performance work that demands quality. Plus you get the connections to handle any type of media your client requires! If you're editing with Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro then you get the highest quality possible plus virtually every type of video and audio connection that exists! UltraStudio 4K takes care of moving your media in and out of your computer so it's perfect for modern file based workflows. UltraStudio 4K is also optimized as the perfect solution for DaVinci color grading and has been designed to perfectly match the powerful features in the latest DaVinci Resolve 9.0!

Attractive Rack Design
With a wonderful machined aluminum front panel that features an integrated color LCD as well as fast to use video and audio input buttons, UltraStudio 4K is perfect for your desktop as well as rack mount in your studio. The power supply is built in so you don't need an external plug pack, and you get virtually every type of video and audio connection that exists, all on standard connectors! The built-in power supply means you can take advantage of long Thunderbolt cables so UltraStudio 4K can be up to 30 meters away from your computer! UltraStudio 4K is only 13cm deep, so it's also perfect for use where space is limited such as portable racks and fly away kits.

World's Highest Quality Connections
With Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI connections and instant switching between SD, HD, 2K and 4K, UltraStudio 4K 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, genlock and tri-level sync, and serial deck control. The Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI connections easily handle 4:4:4 video,

1080p60 frame rates and dual stream 3D stereoscopic capture and playback as well as full resolution 4K monitoring! A HiFi RCA analog audio input is included for easy capture from consumer devices plus XLR connections for timecode. Connect to virtually any video device, monitor and even decks such as HDCAM-SR, HDCAM, D5, Digital Betacam, DVCPRO HD and more for frame accurate editing and recording!

The Power of Thunderbolt
Built on revolutionary Thunderbolt technology, UltraStudio 4K has a blazingly fast 10 Gb/s connection thats up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. Thats enough bandwidth to handle the highest resolution video formats easily! Thunderbolt ensures low latency and highly accurate time synchronization, making the UltraStudio 4K ideal for demanding stereoscopic 3D workflows and even 4K. With new long Thunderbolt cables, you can even install your UltraStudio 4K up to 30 meters away from your computer! UltraStudio 4K makes it easy to work with all the video formats you need, conveniently on your desktop or notebook computer!

Unmatched Quality
Now you can handle any job your client presents to you, from TVC to 2K and 4K feature films. UltraStudio 4K operates with both compressed and uncompressed video, so it can handle anything and you're not locked into a single codec quality. When working with uncompressed video, all captured images are a perfect pixel-for-pixel clone of the source, without any generational loss or damaging compression, so you have the confidence youre working at the absolute highest quality possible! Get the sharpest green screens, cleanest compositions, superior color correction and more! With mature drivers, award winning Media Express software, attractive design, and the highest quality video possible up to an amazing 4K, there is simply no more advanced capture and playback solution available.

Advanced Video Technology
UltraStudio 4K includes some of the latest and most advanced video technologies available today! The built-in Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI operates at 4 times the speed of a regular HD-SDI connection. You can use this speed for higher quality full color resolution 4:4:4 video that's great for video effects and keying. 3 Gb/s SDI also allow higher frame rate video up to 1080p60! The built-in Dual Link SDI connections allow dual stream 3D

where capture and playback is done via two independent channels. The Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI also allows a new video standard for handling 4:2:2 4K playback for monitoring, and is fully compatible with the Blackmagic Design Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 4K and Mini Converter SDI Multiplex products. Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI allows 4K with only 2 BNC cables, instead of the 4 BNC cables required in the past.

Compatible with all Video Software!
UltraStudio 4K 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 4K works with After Effects, Nuke, and Photoshop. You can even color grade live on set with UltraStudio 4K and DaVinci Resolve 9 on your MacBook Pro while viewing a real-time preview live on a big screen TV or projector! All UltraStudio 4K files are open standard DPX and QuickTime format, so are compatible with all software. UltraStudio 4K even includes a developer SDK and QuickTime API so you can develop your own custom solutions!You get drivers that work with fantastic editing software such as Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter. For visual effects get full compatibly with Adobe After Effects, The Foundry Nuke and Adobe Photoshop. For broadcast automation you can use Tools On Air just:in and live:cut and just:play and just:live, Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder and OnTheAir CG. For audio get compatibly with ProTools, Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase. For streaming use Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster. VJ use supports Resolume Avenue 4.


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!

No other editing solution works with more software!
UltraStudio 4K 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 4K 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 4K 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 4K 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 4K. 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 4K 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 4K 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 4K 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 4K 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 4K 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 4K!

Adobe Photoshop - UltraStudio 4K 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 4Ks keying to export and key standard definition graphics from the video input using Photoshop alpha channels. Outputting Photoshop graphics from UltraStudio 4K lets you see the correct color and the effects of video interlace and field movement. UltraStudio 4K 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 Media Express Included!
Blackmagic Media Express is free software that comes with UltraStudio 4K. 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!

Media Express lets you capture, organize and playback all your project media!
Media Express is included with all Blackmagic Design capture and playback solutions and is packed full of features to help you manage and organize your projects video media. Media Express is designed to work with all DeckLink, Intensity, UltraStudio and Multibridge models and replaces the need to install expensive software on to machines that you use for video capture and playback!Media Express is perfect for working with software that does not support video capture from within the application. You can install Media Express software on every computer you use and compatibility with Mac OS X, Windows and Linux gives you unlimited flexibility. There are lots of smart features that make it simple to work with compressed and uncompressed video in 2D and even dual stream 3D!

Capture and playback video with complete control!

Compressed and uncompressed - Capture from VTRs with RS-422 control or from cameras and live sources. Supports uncompressed YUV and RGB QuickTime, AVI and DPX, plus compressed ProRes, DVCPRO, MJPEG formats.

Log and capture - Log clips with timecode in and out points, batch capture from an EDL or import from XML. Plus you can add searchable metadata including Name, Description, Reel, Scene, Take and Angle.

Playback with playlists - Make your own custom playlists and load a huge number of clips for playback. You can mix ProRes, DNxHD, Uncompressed YUV and RGB, DVCPRO HD and more all in the same playlist!

Managing video content has never been so easy!

Create custom bins - Create as many bins as you need for organizing and managing your project media. Separate clips by day, location, take or angle. Get complete control of every video clip in every project!

Pick your favorites - Choose your best clips and mark them as favorites, then apply a filter to view only these clips in your media list! Clips marked as favorites are highlighted with a yellow star for easy reference.

Full clip information - Click list view to see video formats, audio channels, timecode in and out points, duration and logging information. Everything you need to know in one easy click!

Create amazing quality dual stream 3D productions!

Dual stream capture - Media Express is perfect for Blackmagic Design hardware that supports dual stream 3D capture. Create separate left and right eye files from two simultaneous HD-SDI streams!

3D file indicator - Separate left and right eye clips are connected by a 3D indicator in either Thumbnail or Timecode list view. Now it's easy to identify 3D clips in your media list without having to find these files!

Preview 3D playback - Left and right eye clips are played side by side in video preview to show youre working with 3D material. You can even swap eyes if clips have been loaded the wrong way around!

A complete capture and playback solution!

Edit to tape - Media Express is perfect for mastering projects to decks that use tapes or disks! Use Assemble or Insert edit modes and set VTR pre-roll and offsets all from within the application!

Audio Track Monitoring - Audio meters display the levels for up to 16 channels of audio during capture and playback. You can turn tracks on and off during capture, playback and mastering processes.

Grab Frame Stills - Grab perfect digital quality still images in full resolution. Click the camera icon in either log and capture or playback mode to save a still frame from the video preview window!

Mac, Windows, Linux - Now you can use the highest quality video capture and playback software on every computer you work with! Install Media Express for free on all your Mac, Windows and Linux machines!


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