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 £2,355+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

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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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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 11.2

  • 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.

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.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

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

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