UltraStudio 4K

MSRP: $995.00

$945.25

Desktop Video Manual

Product Highlights

  • 1RU Rack Mount & Table-Top I/O Device
  • 2x 20Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 Ports
  • DCI/UHD 4K 4:2:2 Up to 30p by 1x 6G-SDI
  • DCI/UHD 4K 4:2:2 50p-60p by 2x 6G-SDI
  • DCI/UHD 4K 4:2:2 by HDMI
  • 1080p RGB 4:4:4 by Single-Link 3G-SDI
  • 1080p 4:2:2 by Single-Link HD-SDI
  • 1080p 4:4:4 by Dual-Link HD-SDI
  • Dual Channel 2D/3D Stereoscopic by SDI
  • HD Up/Down/Cross Conversion
SKU: BMD-BDLKULSR4K/2 Category:

Description

OverviewSpecificationsKey Features
Rack mount Thunderbolt™ based capture and playback “break out box” with latest high performance technology including 4:4:4 and dual channel 3D stereoscopic capture and playback, plus full resolution 4K monitoring! UltraStudio 4K is the solution you need when doing high performance work that demands quality. Packed with the latest SDI, HDMI and analog video, and timecode connections, as well as AES/EBU, balanced and unbalanced analog audio. There is no better solution for video I/O!
SDI Video Input 2x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD/4K (2D/3D switchable)
Supports 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s dual link 4:2:2/4:4:44K and 1080p formats supported:
DCI / UHD 4K 4:2:2 by single-link 6G-SDI
1080p RGB 4:4:4 by single-link 3G-SDI
1080p 4:2:2 by single-link HD-SDI
1080p 4:4:4 by dual-link HD-SDI
SDI Video Loop 2x reclocked, 10-bit SD, HD, 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI
SDI Video Output 2x 10-bit SD/HD/3G/Ultra HD/4K (2D/3D switchable)
Supports 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s dual link 4:2:2/4:4:44K and 1080p formats supported:
DCI / UHD 4K 4:2:2 by single-link 6G-SDI
1080p RGB 4:4:4 by single-link 3G-SDI
1080p 4:2:2 by single-link HD-SDI
1080p 4:4:4 by dual-link HD-SDI
Analog Video Input 1x Component YUV on 3 BNCs
1x Composite on 1 BNC
Analog Video Output 1x Component YUV on 3 BNCs
1x composite on 1 BNC
HDMI Video Input 1x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing, Ultra HD, and 4K support4K format supported:
DCI 4K 4:2:2 by HDMI
HDMI Video Output 1x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing, Ultra HD, and 4K support4K format supported:
DCI 4K 4:2:2 by HDMI
Analog Audio Input 2 channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors and 2 channels of consumer unbalanced via RCA connections
Analog Audio Output 2 channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors
AES/EBU Audio Input 2 channels unbalanced with sample rate converter on BNC connectors
AES/EBU Audio Output 2 channels unbalanced with sample rate converter on BNC connector
SDI Audio Input 8 channels embedded in SD
16 channels embedded in HD
16 channels embedded in Ultra HD and 4K
SDI Audio Output 8 channels embedded in SD
16 channels embedded in HD
16 channels embedded in Ultra HD and 4K
HDMI Audio Input 8 channels embedded in SD, HD, 2K, Ultra HD, and 4K
HDMI Audio Output 8 channels embedded in SD, HD, 2K, Ultra HD, and 4K
Timecode Input 1x XLR for LTC input
Timecode Output 1x XLR for LTC output
Sync Input Blackburst in SD or Tri-Sync in HD
Device Control Sony compatible RS-422 deck control port
Serial ports Tx/Rx direction reversible under software control
Computer Interface 2x Thunderbolt 2
Supported Codecs AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:4:4
Supported Applications Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, Nuke – The Foundry, DaVinci Resolve, Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Steinberg Nuendo, Adobe Photoshop, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, Tools On Air just:in / live:cut / just:play / just:live, Softron OnTheAir Video/ MovieRecorder / OnTheAir CG, Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Resolume Avenue 4, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidcaster Pro / Studio / Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Harris Infocaster
Internal Software Upgrade Firmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.
4K Format Support SDI:
3840x2160p/23.98, 3840x2160p/24, 3840x2160p/25, 3840x2160p29.97, 3840x2160p30, 3840x2160p50, 3840x2160p59.94, 3840x2160p60, 4096x2160p23.98, 4096x2160p24, 4096x2160p25, 4096x2160p29.97, 4096x2160p30, 4096x2160p50, 4096x2160p59.94, 4096x2160p60HDMI:
3840x2160p/23.98, 3840x2160p/24, 3840x2160p/25, 3840x2160p29.97, 3840x2160p30, 4096x2160p23.98, 4096x2160p24
HD Format Support SDI:
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94, 1080i60, and 1080p60HDMI:
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94, 1080i60, and 1080p60
SD Format Support SDI:
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSCHDMI:
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC
Compliance SDI:
SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M level B, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601HDMI:
HDMI 1.4b
SDI Video Sampling HD and 4K at up to 30p at 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
(anything above 30p in either HD or UHD will be sampled at 4:2:2)
Color Precision SDI / HDMI: 10-bit
SDI Color Space REC 601, REC 709
SDI Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit
SDI Metadata Support VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal
VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file
HD RP188
Closed captioning
HDMI Resolution Pixel for pixel up to 4K resolutions
HDMI Copy Protection HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
Colorspace Conversion Hardware based real-time
3D Processing Dual stream and frame packed capture and playback
HD Down Conversion Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs HD-SDI on SDI A output, SD-SDI on SDI B output, and Composite and S-Video when working in HD video formats on playback. Switch analog video to Component and choose HD or SD output. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9, and center cut 4:3 styles.
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 pillarbox, and 16:9 zoom. HD outputs via HD-SDI, HDMI, and component analog.
HD Cross Conversion Built in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD on playback.
Real Time Effects Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects
Adobe Premiere Pro Mercury Playback Engine effects
Avid Media Composer internal effects
System Requirements Mac with Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2, and OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, or later
Power 1x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet 120-240 V, 50-60 Hz
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature -4° to 113°F (-20 to 45°C)
Relative Humidity 0 to 90% non-condensing
Safety Compliance FCC, CE, C-Tick
Dimensions 19 x 5.59 x 1.73″ (48.2 x 14.2 x 4.4 cm)
Weight 3.7 lb (1.68 kg)

4K, 1080p, 3D Input & Output

  • DCI 4K 4:2:2 or UHD 4K YUV 4:2:2 by single-link 6G-SDI
  • DCI 4K 4:2:2 by HDMI
  • 1080p RGB 4:4:4 by single-link 3G-SDI
  • 1080p 4:2:2 by single-link HD-SDI
  • 1080p 4:4:4 by dual-link HD-SDI
  • Dual-channel 2D/3D stereoscopic by SDI

4K Compressed or Uncompressed

UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2 supports popular compressed video formats such as ProRes and DNxHD as well as 10-bit uncompressed video. When working with uncompressed video all captured images are a perfect pixel-for-pixel clone of the source without any quality loss. Get the sharpest keying with green screens, cleanest compositions, superior color correction, and more.

Work in 10-Bit 4:4:4

UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2 features built-in 6G-SDI connections that operate at four times the speed of regular HD-SDI, meaning you can capture Ultra HD and 4K with only one BNC cable instead of four. This high bandwidth connection is perfect for full color resolution 4:4:4 video, which is great for video effects and high frame rate video up to 1080p60. UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2 also supports dual stream 3D with capture and playback of two independent channels.

The Power of Thunderbolt

Thunderbolt ensures low latency and highly accurate time synchronization for high quality capture and playback. UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2 features 20Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 with loop thru and dual link 6G-SDI, the combination perfect for 3D stereoscopic workflows, Ultra HD, and DCI 4K.

Supported Codecs

AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2, and Uncompressed 10-bit 4:4:4.

Supported Applications

Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Adobe After Effects, Nuke – The Foundry, DaVinci Resolve, Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Steinberg Nuendo, Adobe Photoshop, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, Tools On Air just:in / live:cut / just:play / just:live, Softron OnTheAir Video/ MovieRecorder / OnTheAir CG, Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Resolume Avenue 4, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidcaster Pro / Studio / Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, and Harris Infocaster.

Additional information

Weight 4.28 lbs
Dimensions 19.15 x 7.5 x 3.25 in

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