Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Extreme - Thunderbolt and PCIe solution

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Blackmagic Design BDLKULSR4KEXTR

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When you need the ultimate capture and playback solution then UltraStudio 4K Extreme is the perfect choice as its most powerful video capture and playback product available. It features the latest, most advanced 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 connections for working with high frame rate 60 frame per second, deep 12-bit color images at massive 4K resolutions, even in stereoscopic! It also includes a wider range of analog and digital connections than any other UltraStudio model so it can be used with virtually any camera, deck, router or display. For even higher performance, you can connect UltraStudio 4K Extreme to your computer using the PCIe connection so you can work with super high resolution, deep 12-bit RGB and 4K stereoscopic 3D files. Or use the built in ProRes hardware encoder when running on Mac OS X to reduce data rates so you can edit large 4K files even on laptops! 


The UltraStudio 4K Extreme model features a built in multi format hardware encoder that lets you capture to H.265 and ProRes files. H.265 is quickly becoming the compression standard for distributing Ultra HD content online, and ProRes is the world’s most popular post production format. When selected for ProRes on Mac OS X, the built in hardware encoder encodes the video in real time allowing you to go beyond the speed of Thunderbolt because high resolution and high frame rate video can be compressed internally and then only the lower data rate ProRes data is transferred over the Thunderbolt connection. Realtime ProRes encoding also means you can capture higher resolution formats on slower computers, like laptops, that normally wouldn't be able to handle them, dramatically lowering the cost and speed requirements of your workstations.


Built on revolutionary Thunderbolt™ technology, UltraStudio uses a blazingly fast single cable connection to your 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. UltraStudio Express and UltraStudio Mini models are powered via the Thunderbolt connection so they are extremely portable. The high performance UltraStudio 4K and UltraStudio 4K Extreme models feature double speed Thunderbolt 2 with loop thru and 6G-SDI or 12G-SDI, making them ideal for demanding 3D stereoscopic workflows, Ultra HD and DCI 4K.


Features

  • Thunderbolt and PCIe solution
  • 12G SDI
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Analog
  • 4:4:4
  •  Ultra HD and 4K up to 2160p60
  • hardware encoder for H.265 and ProRes on Mac OS X.
  • Attractive design, elegant styling and Exceptional durablity

Specifications

Connections

SDI Video Input
2 x 12Gb/s and 2 x 6Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single/dual/quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable.
Analog Video Output
1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs, 1 x composite NTSC/PAL on 1 BNC
SDI Video Loop
4 x reclocked SD/HD/2K/4K linked to corresponding inputs.
SDI Audio Input
16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/4K.
Mic Input
1 x 48V microphone input via XLR connector. Phantom Power switchable via software control.
SDI Video Output
2 x 12Gb/s and 2 x 6Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single/dual/quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable.
SDI Audio Output
16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/4K.
Timecode Input
1 x XLR Input.
HDMI Audio Input
8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/4K.
Timecode Output
1 x XLR Output.
SDI Video Repeated Output
2 x 12Gb/s and 2 x 6Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single/dual/quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable.
HDMI Audio Output
8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/4K.
Sync Input
1 x Reference input. Blackburst in SD or Tri-Sync in HD.
Optical Fiber Input/Output
2 x 12Gb/s Optical Fiber (Optional).
Analog Audio Input
4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors and 2 channels of consumer unbalanced via RCA connectors.
Sync Output
1 x Reference Loop Output. Blackburst in SD or Tri-Sync in HD.
HDMI Video Input
HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support for 2160p60
Analog Audio Output
4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors.
Device Control
2 x Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.
HDMI Video Output
HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support for 2160p60
AES/EBU Audio Input
2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter on BNC connector.
Computer Interface
Thunderbolt™ 2, PCI Express, USB
Analog Video Input
1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs, 1 x composite NTSC/PAL on 1 BNC
AES/EBU Audio Output
2 Channels unbalanced on BNC connector.
Power
2 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. 120-240V, 50-60Hz.

Codecs

Supports: AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, HEVC, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, 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
Resolve Lite, Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X. Resolve Lite, Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Windows 7 and Windows 8. 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

DaVinci Resolve Fusion Final Cut Pro X Premiere Pro CC Avid Media Composer
DaVinci Resolve Fusion Final Cut Pro X Premiere Pro CC Avid Media Composer
After Effects CC Avid Pro Tools Steinberg Cubase Autodesk Smoke Photoshop CC
After Effects CC Avid Pro Tools Steinberg Cubase Autodesk Smoke Photoshop CC
Other supported applications include: Nuke, Steinberg Nuendo, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, Tools On Air just:in & live:cut & just:play & just:live, Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder and OnTheAir CG, Flash Media Live Encoder, Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Resolume Avenue 4, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidblaster Pro & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster.

SDI Video Standards

SD Format Support
525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL.
4K Format Support
3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97, 3840 x 2160p30, 3840 x 2160p50, 3840 x 2160p59.94, 3840 x 2160p60, 4096 x 2160p23.98, 4096 x 2160p24, 4096 x 2160p25.
SDI Audio Sampling
Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24-bit.
HD Format Support
1280 x 720p50, 1280 x 720p59.94, 1280 x 720p60, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080i59.94, 1920 x 1080i60, 1920 x 1080PsF23.98, 1920 x 1080PsF24, 1920 x 1080PsF25, 1920 x 1080PsF29.97, 1920 x 1080PsF30, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080p30, 1920 x 1080p50, 1920 x 1080p59.94, 1920 x 1080p60.
SDI Video Sampling
4:2:2, 4:4:4 and 4:4:4:4
SDI Compliance
SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M level A, SMPTE 425M level B, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.
SDI Color Precision
8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 and 8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4.
Color Space
REC 601, REC 709.
2K Format Support
2048 x 1080PsF23.98, 2048 x 1080PsF24, 2048 x 1080PsF25, 2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 x 1080p24, 2048 x 1080p25.
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.

Multiple Rate Support
SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K and 4K.
SDI Metadata SupportVITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal. VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file. HD RP188. Closed captioning.

HDMI Video Standards

SD Format Support
525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL.
4K Format Support
3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97, 3840 x 2160p30, 3840 x 2160p50, 3840 x 2160p59.94, 3840 x 2160p60, 4096 x 2160p23.98, 4096 x 2160p2
HDMI Configuration
HDMI 2.0 supports Deep Color and automatically configures to connected display.
HD Format Support
1280 x 720p50, 1280 x 720p59.94, 1280 x 720p60, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080i59.94, 1920 x 1080i60, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080p30, 1920 x 1080p50, 1920 x 1080p59.94, 1920 x 1080p60.
Multiple Rate Support
HDMI and SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K and 4K. Component analog video connections are switchable between SD and HD.
Audio Sampling
Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24-bit.
Copy Protection
HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.


HDMI Video Sampling
4:2:2 and 4:4:4
HDMI Color Precision
8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 and 8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4.

Processing

Encoding
Hardware based real time h.265 encoder
Ultra HD to HD Down Conversion
Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs Ultra HD to HD or HD to SD downconverted signal on SDI B and SD on Component and NTSC/PAL. Switch analog video to Component and choose HD or SD output. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3.
HD Cross Conversion
Built-in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD, 1080HD to 720HD on playback.
Colorspace Conversion
Hardware based real time
Real Time Effects
DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects.
3D Processing
Dual stream and frame packed capture and playback
HD Up Conversion
Built in, high quality hardware up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on playback. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 zoom and 16:9 zoom. 
Physical Installation
Requires computer with either a Thunderbolt port or available PCIe slot. PCIe cable and interface card available separately. Please check support pages to see the full system requirement.

Physical Dimensions

  • 19 in x 3.46 in x 9.52 in.
  • 8.60 lbs

Operating Systems

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later
Windows 7 or Windows 8


Environmental Conditions

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

Box Contains

  • UltraStudio 4K Extreme
  • Software SD card
  • Resolve Lite SD card
  • 3 Year Limited Manufacturers Warranty

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