UltraStudio 4K Extreme

MSRP: $2,995.00

$2,845.25

Product Highlights

  • 12G-SDI and 6G-SDI Inputs and Outputs
  • HDMI 2.0 Input and Output
  • XLR and RCA Analog Audio Input
  • AES/EBU Audio In and Out
  • Support Dual Channel 3D Over SDI
  • Cages for Fiber Optic Connectors
  • Up/Down/Cross Conversion
  • Thunderbolt Interface with Loop-Through
  • Supports Optional PCIe Host
  • 2RU Form Factor with Front-Panel Display
SKU: BMD-BDLKULSR4KEXTR Category:

Description

OverviewSpecificationsKey Features
When you need the ultimate capture and playback solution then UltraStudio 4K Extreme is the perfect choice as its most powerful video capture and playback product available. It features the latest, most advanced 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 connections for working with high frame rate 60 frame per second, deep 12-bit color images at massive 4K resolutions, even in stereoscopic! It also includes a wider range of analog and digital connections than any other UltraStudio model so it can be used with virtually any camera, deck, router or display. For even higher performance, you can connect UltraStudio 4K Extreme to your computer using the PCIe connection so you can work with super high resolution, deep 12-bit RGB and 4K stereoscopic 3D files. Or use the built in ProRes hardware encoder when running on Mac OS X to reduce data rates so you can edit large 4K files even on laptops!

RGB Colorspace
RGB colorspace is used so you can’t get illegal 100% RGB video levels, eliminating surprises when graphics are output to tape or presented to live production switchers. Additionally, the UltraStudio 4K Extreme takes advantage of RGB colorspace to allow fill and key output for external keying of graphics and animation (4:4:4:4 signals supported over SDI)
Rackmount Design
The UltraStudio 4K Extreme features aluminum build for extra robustness. Ready for integration in your studio, the chassis fits in a 2RU rack space and a pair of rack ears are integrated
Front Panel Access
In most cases, you will probably operate the UltraStudio 4K from the host computer. However, technicians will appreciate a built-in preview screen and front panel buttons for input selection and basic settings. Furthermore, there is a microphone input and headphone jack on the front. Mic levels and volume can be adjusted via rotaries conveniently located next to the inputs, while +48V phantom power can be enabled/disabled via software
12G-SDI Compatible
Half of the SDI inputs and outputs support 12G-SDI. 12G quadruples the bandwidth of 3G-SDI, enabling 4K video capture and output at up to 60p for 3480 x 2160 and 25p for 4096 x 2160 while only requiring a single BNC cable. The remaining SDI connectors all support up to 6G-SDI
HDMI 2.0 Compatible
HDMI 2.0 is the first generation of HDMI optimized for 4K. It enables 4K video capture and output at up to 60p for 3480 x 2160 and 25p for 4096 x 2160
Audio I/O
Besides audio embedded in the SDI and HDMI signals, the UltraStudio 4K features the ability to capture and output separate audio. This includes analog XLR and RCA audio as well as digital AES/EBU audio. There is also a headphone jack and mic input in the front of the unit
Optional Fiber Connectivity
Two fiber cages are included allowing you to connect separately available fiber optic interfaces. The same SDI signals are supported through fiber optic as through the SDI BNC connectors
RS-422 Device Control
Two serial I/O ports allow your software to send or receive control signals from decks and other video appliances. The ports use Sony RS-422 protocol and can be separately configured for input or output
Thunderbolt and PCIe Host Connectivity
Video capture and output at 4K resolution requires a high-bandwidth interface. For this, two options are provided: Thunderbolt (with loop-through) and PCIe. Thunderbolt does not require any additional hardware other than a Thunderbolt cable. PCIe, on the other hand, requires a host card which as well as a cable – both available separately
Real Time Effects
The UltraStudio 4K Extreme can provide real-time effects rendering when used in conjunction with the following applications:

  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Premiere Pro CC
  • Avid Media Composer
Format Conversion
Hardware scaling enables real-time, high-quality down-conversion of 4K to HD, HD down-conversion to SD, SD up-conversion to HD, and cross-conversion between 720p and 1080i. 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 zoom, and 16:9 zoom are available when up-converting from 4:3 SD content
Stereoscopic 3D Support
In addition to 2D, the SDI inputs and output can be configure for dual stream stereo 3D capture, helping make the UltraStudio 4K Extreme at home in any workflow
Supported Codecs
AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, HEVC, 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
Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve and Fusion, Apple, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop CC, Avid Media Composer and Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase and Nuendo, and more
Software Included
  • Resolve Lite
  • Media Express
  • Disk Speed Test
  • LiveKey
  • Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver

 

SDI Video Input 2 x 12G-SDI2 x 6G-SDI

Supports: SD/HD/2K/4K; single/dual/quad-link; 4:2:2/4:4:4; 2D/3D switchable

SDI Video Loop 4 x SDI (reclocked)Supports: SD/HD/2K/4K (linked to corresponding inputs)
SDI Video Output 2 x 12G-SDI2 x 6G-SDI

Supports: SD/HD/2K/4K; single/dual/quad-link; 4:2:2/4:4:4; 2D/3D switchable

Analog Video Input 2 x 12G-SDI2 x 6G-SDI

Supports: SD/HD/2K/4K; single/dual/quad-link; 4:2:2/4:4:4; 2D/3D switchable

Fiber Optic Connectors 2 x Fiber Cages (fiber optic modules available separately)Supports: 12G-SDI
HDMI Video Input 1 x HDMI 2.0 type A connectorSupports: Up to 2160p60
HDMI Video Output 1 x HDMI 2.0 type A connectorSupports: Up to 2160p60
Analog Video Input 1 x Component (YUV) on 3 BNCs1 x Composite (NTSC/PAL) on 1 BNC
Analog Video Output 1 x Component (YUV) on 3 BNCs1 x Composite (NTSC/PAL) on 1 BNC
SDI Audio Input 16 Channels SDI-embedded (SD/HD/2K/4K resolutions)
SDI Audio Output 16 Channels SDI-embedded (SD/HD/2K/4K resolutions)
HDMI Audio Input 8 Channels embedded (SD/HD/4K resolutions)
HDMI Audio Output 8 Channels embedded (SD/HD/4K resolutions)
Analog Audio Input 4 x XLR (balanced)1 x Stereo RCA (unbalanced)
Analog Audio Output 4 x XLR (balanced)
Mic Input 1 x XLR (balanced) on front panel (+48 V phantom power selectable via software)
Headphone Jack 1 x 1/4″ on front panel
AES/EBU Audio Input 2 x BNC (unbalanced with sample rate converter)
AES/EBU Audio Output 2 x BNC (unbalanced)
Timecode Input 1 x XLR
Timecode Output 1 x XLR
Sync Input 1 x BNCSupports: Blackburst in SD or tri-level sync in HD
Sync Output 1 x BNC loop-outSupports: Blackburst in SD or tri-level sync in HD
Device Control 2 x RS-422 on DB9 female (Sony compatible)Note: RS-422 ports Tx/Rx direction reversible via software
Computer Interface 2 x Thunderbolt 2.01 x PCIe host port

1 x USB 3.0 type B female

Supported Standards
SDI Standards SD525/29.97 (NTSC), 625/25 (PAL)

HD

1280 x 720p: 50, 59.94, 60

1920 x 1080i: 50, 59.94, 60

1920 x 1080PsF: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30

1920 x 1080p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60

2K

2048 x 1080PsF: 23.98, 24, 25

2048 x 1080p: 23.98, 24, 25

4K

3840 x 2160p (UHD 4K): 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60

4096 x 2160p (DCI 4K): 23.98, 24, 25

SMPTE Compliance SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M level A, SMPTE 425M level B, ITU-R BT.656, ITU-R BT.601
SDI Video Sampling 4:2:2, 4:4:4, 4:4:4:4
SDI Color Precision YUV (4:2:2): 8, 10-bitRGB (4:4:4): 8, 10, 12-bit
SDI Color Space REC 601, REC 709
SDI Audio Sampling 48 kHz; 24-bit
SDI Metadata Support VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removalVANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file

HD RP188

Closed captioning

Note SDI output is configurable for Quad Link 3Gb/s via Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility. When using single link 12Gb/s on SDI A or dual link 6Gb/s on SDI A and B, SDI C and D will output downconverted HD
HDMI Standards SD525/29.97 (NTSC), 625/25 (PAL)

HD

1280 x 720p: 50, 59.94, 60

1920 x 1080i: 50, 59.94, 60

1920 x 1080p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60

4K

3840 x 2160p (UHD 4K): 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60

4096 x 2160p (DCI 4K): 23.98, 24

HDMI Video Sampling 4:2:2, 4:4:4
HDMI Color Precision HD: 10-bit RGB4K: 10-bit YUV
HDMI Audio Sampling 48 kHz; 24-bit
Note HDMI 2.0 supports Deep Color and automatically configures to connected display
Multiple Rate Support HDMI and SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K and 4K
Component analog video connections are switchable between SD and HD
Copy Protection HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources
Processing
Encoding Hardware-based real-time H.265 encoder
Colorspace Conversion Hardware-based real-time
3D Processing Dual stream and frame packed capture and playback
4K Down-Conversion Hardware down-converter outputs UHD 4K to HD or HD to SD on SDI B and SD on component and NTSC/PALFor analog output: Switch analog video to Component and choose HD or SD output. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9, and center cut 4:3
HD Up-Conversion Hardware up-conversion from SD to 720p or 1080 on playback. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 zoom and 16:9 zoom
HD Cross-Conversion Hardware cross conversion from 720p to 1080i and 1080i to 720p on playback
Supported Codecs AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, HEVC, 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.
System Requirements
Operating System OS X: 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), or laterWindows: 7, 8
Connectivity Thunderbolt port or an available PCIe slotNote: PCIe cable and interface card available separately
Supported Applications DaVinci ResolveFusion n

Final Cut Pro X

Premiere Pro CC

Avid Media Composer

After Effects CC

Avid Pro Tools

Steinberg Cubase

Steinberg Nuendo

Photoshop CC

Applications Supporting Real-Time Effects:

DaVinci Resolve

Final Cut Pro X

Premiere Pro CC (Mercury Playback Engine)

Avid Media Composer

Additional Supported Applications:

Nuke, Steinberg Nuendo, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, Tools On Air just:in and live:cut and just:play and just:live, Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder and OnTheAir CG, Flash Media Live Encoder, Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Resolume Avenue 4, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidblaster Pro and Studio and Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity and InfoCaster

General
Power Supplies 2 x Built-in AC power Supplies with IEC C14 (universal) connectorsSupport: 120 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz
Power Requirements 120 to 240 VAC; 50 to 60 Hz (dual power supplies)
Operating Temperature 41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
Storage Temperature -4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
Relative Humidity 0 to 90% non-condensing
Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Shipping Info
Shipping Weight 4.5 lb
Box Dimensions (WxHxD) 0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs

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