Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K

HD-SDI, HDMI and Analogue capture via Thunderbolt / Thunderbolt 2

Suggested List Price: £755+VAT

Product Code: BMD-BDLKULSR4K2

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UltraStudio 4K is the perfect partner for tapeless workflows based around DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro. Sporting virtually every type of video and audio connection, the unit connects to a Thunderbolt equipped PC for reliable ingest and playout of full resolution media.
  • Thunderbolt 2 support
  • Dual Link 6G-SDI, HDMI, Analogue, 4:4:4, 3D, Ultra HD and 4K
  • 4:4:4 and dual channel 3D stereoscopic capture and playback
  • Full resolution 4K monitoring
  • Rack-based break out box solution
  • Capture and playback solution for Thunderbolt
  • SDI, HDMI and analogue video and timecode connections
  • AES/EBU balanced and unbalanced analogue audio
  • Instant switching between SD, HD, 2K and 4K

Technology Guides

Built with blazingly fast Thunderbolt 2 technology, UltraStudio lets you work with the highest quality video resolutions all the way up to Ultra HD 4K! UltraStudio works with all your favourite video software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Suite. UltraStudio 4K is QuickTime and WDM based and works with any Mac OS X and Windows video software!

Advanced Workflow

UltraStudio 4K for Thunderbolt is perfect for high performance work that demands the highest quality. Using a single Thunderbolt cable, you can easily connect any Thunderbolt computer or laptop for amazing on set colour correction, editing, visual effects and video streaming.

UltraStudio 4K is a high performance 'break out box' style capture and playback device for highest quality Ultra HD 60p editing as well as DCI 4K resolutions.

UltraStudio 4K has a rack based ‘breakout box‘ design with the latest high performance 6G-SDI video technology, and is perfect for equipment racks, post production suites or flyaway kits.

UltraStudio 4K has 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K, analogue component video, 16 channels of SDI audio, 2 channels of balanced analogue, 2 channels of unbalanced AES/EBU audio, timecode, up/down/cross conversion, reference and serial deck control.

The Power of Thunderbolt™

Built on revolutionary Thunderbolt™ technology, UltraStudio 4K 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 4K is the world's first Thunderbolt 2 solution! Featuring double speed Thunderbolt 2 with loop thru and dual link 6G-SDI, it is ideal for demanding 3D stereoscopic workflows, Ultra HD and DCI 4K.

Amazing 4K resolutions in compressed or uncompressed

UltraStudio 4K supports popular compressed video formats such as 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 colour correction and more. Ultra HD 4K has 4 times the resolution of 1080HD for amazing looking images.

What's new in Desktop Video 10.9.7

Fixes for DeckLink Duo 2 and DeckLink Quad 2:

  • Remove scaling of vertical blanking data during internal keying.
  • Fix occasional stability issues when outputting custom VANC data during playback.
  • Ensure AV sync remains consistent across reboots.

Fixes on DeckLink 4K Extreme:

  • Restore timecode pass-through when keying.
  • Remove scaling of vertical blanking data during internal keying.

Other fixes and improvements:

  • Fix audio and video dropouts during playback with USB 3.0 devices.
  • Fix intermittent system crash when switching between HDMI and SDI inputs on DeckLink Micro Recorder.
  • Fix occasional capture issue in Adobe Premiere CC in UHD modes.
  • General performance and stability improvements for all models.

What's new in Desktop Video 10.9.5

New features and fixes on UltraStudio 4K:

  • Support for keying in 1080p50, 1080p59.94 and 1080p60.
  • Support for 3G-SDI level A in 1080p23.93 to 1080p30.
  • Improved support for 3D modes over HDMI.
  • Improved genlock support.
  • Fix intermittent distortion on LCD screen during playback.
  • Fix audio playback compatibility issue with some monitors.

Fix on DeckLink 4K Extreme:

  • Fix issue causing alpha channel to be clipped while keying.

Other fixes and improvements:

  • Fix stability issues on computers using Xeon E5 v4 CPUs.
  • Fix intermittent Final Cut Pro X crash.
  • Fix H.264 Pro Recorder and ATEM TV Studio not detected by software.
  • Reinstate missing device control selection in Adobe Premiere CC.
  • General performance and stability improvements for all models.

Disk Speed Test 3.1.1:

  • Improve support for faster disks.

What's new in Desktop Video 10.9.4

Changes for Cintel Film Scanner:

  • Introduces support for the Cintel Audio and KeyKode Reader.
  • Support for new Blackmagic Desktop Video software.
  • Improves support for frames per second in metadata.
  • Improves download speed of firmware.
  • Various general improvements and bug fixes.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • UltraStudio 4K
  • Software SD Card

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