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UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3

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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 £2,275+VAT

Where to buy

Stock status: In Stock; available from resellers

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A comparison and advantages of H.265 over H.264

  • 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

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

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 Extreme 3
  • SD card with software and manual
  • DaVinci Resolve SD card

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