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UltraStudio 4K

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

Product Code: BMD-BDLKULSR4K2

Product Discontinued

Replaced by

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3
UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3

Advanced 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 and PCIe solution with 12G SDI, HDMI 2.0, Analog, 4:4:4, Ultra HD and 4K up to 2160p60 and hardware encoder for H.265

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.

Technology Guides


  • 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

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.

New launches at ISE 2020

Here's an overview of our vendors exhibiting at ISE 2020. Please call us on +44 (0)1457 851000 if you would like to book a stand tour with one of our manufacturers. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN HALL 3, STAND C140 The Video Assist 12G 5” and 7” monitor recorders are now shipping. The original HD versions were incredibly popular with AV technicians who wanted to verify SDI and HDMI feeds and check waveform levels. For production teams, their 4K HDR capture makes them a superb on-camera SD card recorder. The ATEM Mini is a very small, cost-effective 4 channel HDMI video switcher with streaming output. Great as a portable mixer or a signal switcher, it’s being adopted by everyone from conference producers to AV technicians looking for simple HDMI switching.

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 11.5.1

New features and fixes for DeckLink 8K Pro:

macOS and Windows only
  • Fix intermittent issue when playing back SD video modes in Media Composer.
All platforms
  • Improve genlock compatibility when using multiple channels.
  • Improve compatibility with SMPTE 425-1 when outputting 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 UHD and 4K DCI signals.
  • Improve compatibility with Sonnet Thunderbolt 3 chassis.
  • Fix issue where captured audio may appear on unintended channels.
  • Fix audio and video input stream time misalignment after a repeated source change.
  • Add support for VANC passthrough during internal keying.

New features and fixes for DeckLink Quad HDMI Recorder:

  • Improve compatibility with PlayStation 4 Pro and Canon DSLR cameras.
  • Fix intermittent issue where some inputs may not be available on startup.
  • Improve support for DVI video modes.
  • Fix issue where captured audio may appear on unintended channels.

New features and fixes for DeckLink Duo 2 and DeckLink Quad 2:

  • Fix issue where captured audio may appear on unintended channels.
  • Add support for VANC passthrough during internal keying.
  • Fix issue with VANC output when pixel format conversion is enabled.
  • General performance and stability improvements for all models.

What's new in Desktop Video 11.5

  • Add HDR support for Adobe Premiere Pro for:
    • UltraStudio 4K Mini
    • UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3
    • DeckLink 8K Pro
    • DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G
    • Avid Artist DNxIQ and Avid Artist DNxID
  • Fix issue in Adobe Premiere Pro that might cause timeline to flash.
  • Fix issue with analog audio level sliders in admin utility on UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3.
  • Improve compatibility with UHD RGB formats on DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K.
  • Fix audio muting issue in Adobe Premiere Pro after moving clips on the timeline during playback.
  • Add ability to recover from failed firmware update for DeckLink PCIe devices.
  • General performance and stability improvements for all models.
  • New feature in Media Express 3.6.1:
    • Add support for Rec. 2020, HLG and PQ in Quicktime files for capture and playback.
  • Desktop Video 11.5 is the last release to support Windows 7.

What's new in Desktop Video 11.4.1

  • Add HDR support for Avid Media Composer for:
    • UltraStudio 4K Mini
    • UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3
    • DeckLink 8K Pro
    • DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G
    • Avid Artist DNxIQ and Avid Artist DNxID
  • General performance and stability improvements.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • UltraStudio 4K
  • Software SD Card

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