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UltraStudio 4K

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

Product Code: BMD-BDLKULSR4K2

Suggested Retail Price £785+VAT

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Stock status: Stock due on 15/04/2019

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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

Warranty

Warranty information available from Blackmagic Design's website

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.

Major announcements from Blackmagic Design

Not just some new products and technical updates from Blackmagic Design. No, these are major new products and massive technical updates.

Inside Blackmagic Design's UltraHD Mobile Demo Vehicle

The Blackmagic Design UltraHD Mobile Demo Vehicle is on tour again and 2 extra dates. Come and see the latest Blackmagic Design Ultra HD Solutions. Featuring thier latest products, including those announced at NAB 2014, the UK tour allows you a unique opportunity to discover and experience these first hand.

What's new in Desktop Video 11.1

  • Add support for new DeckLink Quad HDMI Recorder.
  • Enable multi-channel configuration on the DeckLink 8K Pro from within Setup Utility.
  • General performance and stability improvements for all models.

New features and fixes on the DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G:

  • Add HDMI timecode support.
  • Improve 2Kp23 DCI output on HDMI.
  • Fix issue where quad-link SDI input or output may be distorted.
  • Fix issue where 3D RGB signals over HDMI may sometimes display incorrectly.
  • Improve compatibility when capturing from Sony Playstation 4.
  • Add Rec. 2020 colorspace support.
  • Add support for HDR metadata packing (ST2108-1), HLG and PQ transfer characteristics (ST2082-10) on SDI.
  • Add support for HDR HLG transfer characteristic on HDMI.
  • Add support for 4Kp25 DCI playback on HDMI.

What's new in Desktop Video 11.0

New features on DeckLink 8K Pro:

  • Add support for up to 4 independent I/O channels via the DeckLink SDK.
  • Add support for extra frame rates including 47.95 and 48 fps.
  • Add support for quad-link Sample Interleave signals in UHD and 4K DCI modes.
  • Add support for HDR metadata packing (ST2108-1), HLG and PQ transfer characteristics (ST2082-10).
  • Add support for synchronized capture and playback.

Fixes on UltraStudio HD Mini:

  • Fix issue where audio meters would not update when using a Teranex Mini Smart Panel.

Fixes on all models:

  • General performance and stability improvements.

New features and improvements in Media Express 3.5.8:

  • Ensure video captured with drop-frame timecode is detected correctly in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.

What's new in Desktop Video 10.11.2

  • Improve input signal stability with NTSC reference on DeckLink Duo 2.
  • Fix audio corruption issue during capture with DeckLink Duo 2 and DeckLink Quad 2.
  • Enable option to ignore Video Payload ID when capturing 3D video modes on DeckLink 8K Pro.
  • Improve compatibility when capturing audio from Mini Converter UpDownCross on DeckLink Duo 2.
  • Fix issue in Adobe Premiere Pro CC where audio waveform displays would occasionally blink.
  • Ensure option to output quad link SDI is displayed for all quad link capable devices.
  • Address issue affecting playback of 3D dual link SDI video modes.
  • Fix playback issue using DeckLink SDI Micro.
  • Improve stability using DaVinci Resolve 15 Beta on macOS.
  • General performance and stability improvements for all models.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • UltraStudio 4K
  • Software SD Card

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