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

What's new in Desktop Video 10.11.2

  • Improve input signal stability with NTSC reference on DeckLink Duo 2.
  • Fix audio corruption issue during capture with DeckLink Duo 2 and DeckLink Quad 2.
  • Enable option to ignore Video Payload ID when capturing 3D video modes on DeckLink 8K Pro.
  • Improve compatibility when capturing audio from Mini Converter UpDownCross on DeckLink Duo 2.
  • Fix issue in Adobe Premiere Pro CC where audio waveform displays would occasionally blink.
  • Ensure option to output quad link SDI is displayed for all quad link capable devices.
  • Address issue affecting playback of 3D dual link SDI video modes.
  • Fix playback issue using DeckLink SDI Micro.
  • Improve stability using DaVinci Resolve 15 Beta on macOS.
  • General performance and stability improvements for all models.

What's new in Desktop Video 10.11.1

New features for Cintel Film Scanner:

  • Add support for the Cintel Film Scanner 2.
  • Add support for High Dynamic Range gates.
  • Fix text in perforation area interfering with vertical stabilization.
  • Improve horizontal stabilization preventing jumping.
  • Fix potential for duplicate KeyKodes in 16mm.
  • Fix potential corrupt image/crash during "Calibrate".
  • General performance and stability improvements.

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.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

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

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