Capture and Playback Hardware

UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3

Blackmagic Design
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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

Product Code: BMD-BDLKULSR4KEXTR3

Suggested Retail Price £2,625+VAT

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Stock status: In Stock; available from resellers

Kit List

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  • 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
  • Encoding
    Hardware based real time h.265 encoder
  • Colorspace Conversion
    Hardware based real time
  • 3D Processing
    Dual stream and frame packed capture & playback
  • Ultra HD Down Conversion
    Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs Ultra HD to HD with down-converted signal on SDI outputs C & D
  • HD to SD Down Conversion
    Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs HD to SD with down-converted signal on SDI output B, Component and Composite NTSC/PAL. SD output selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3
  • 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
  • HD Cross Conversion
    Built in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720p to 1080i and 1080i to 720p on playback
  • Real Time Effects
    DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects
  • 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

Warranty

Warranty information available from Blackmagic Design's website

UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 is the world’s most advanced capture and playback solution for PCIe and Thunderbolt computers. It features incredibly fast 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3, advanced 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 connections for working at up to 60 frames per second with deep color, 12-bit RGB, support for HDR workflows via HDMI 2.0a and extremely large 4K frame sizes, even in 3D. Featuring the widest range of analog and digital connections, UltraStudio 4K Extreme is compatible with virtually any camera, deck, router or display. There’s even an extremely powerful hardware encoder built-in that supports realtime H.265 encoding.

Software Included

  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Media Express
  • Disk Speed Test
  • LiveKey
  • Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X
  • Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Windows 7, 8 and 10
  • Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Linux
Blackmagic Design PCIe Cable Kit
PCIe Cable Kit

PCIe Cable Kit for Ultrastudio 4K Extreme
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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.

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.

What's new in Desktop Video 11.2

  • Add support for keying in Adobe Character Animator.
  • Ensure device name is always displayed in Windows Device Manager.
  • Fix intermittent driver loading issue on Fedora 28.
  • General performance and stability improvements for all models.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3
  • SD card with software and manual
  • DaVinci Resolve SD card

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