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UltraStudio 4K

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

Product Code: BMD-BDLKULSR4K2

Suggested Retail Price £755+VAT

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Stock status: In Stock; available from resellers

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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.

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What's new in Desktop Video 10.11

  • Add support for new DeckLink 8K Pro.
  • Improve closed captions support in Adobe CC suite.
  • General performance and stability improvements.

What's new in Desktop Video 10.10

  • Fix intermittent installation issue on macOS High Sierra preventing devices from being detected upon restart.
  • Ensure Desktop Video Utility settings are recalled after restart for some devices.
  • Fix occasional issue with DeckLink Quad where a sub-device may not be seen after restarting the computer.
  • Fix color shift when recording MJPEG files in Adobe Premiere Pro CC.
  • Correct issue with DeckLink 4K Extreme 12G where pass-through video during capture was distorted for some pixel formats.
  • Ensure very long captures greater than 10 days in duration complete successfully.
  • General performance and stability improvements.

What's new in Desktop Video 10.9.12

New features for the Cintel Scanner

  • Introduces Compressed RAW LossLess and‭ ‬3:1‭ ‬for reduced file sizes.‭
  • Introduces entirely new image stabilizer.‭
  • Now fully crops for all file types for minimum file size.‭
  • Improves artifacts in highlights in negative film.‭
  • Updates to desktop video utility for Cintel devices.‭
  • Adds support for small film reels.‭
  • Slow advance added when holding frame advance buttons.‭
  • Introduces Cintel audio and keykode reader live audio preview.‭
  • Introduces optical audio equalization for flatter response with optical audio.‭
  • Aligns keykode to back edge of code instead of front edge.‭
  • Adds image flipping option when reading audio from negative.‭
  • General performance and stability improvements.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • UltraStudio 4K
  • Software SD Card

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