UltraStudio Express

MSRP: $495.00

$470.25

Desktop Video Manual

Product Highlights

  • Thunderbolt Powered I/O Device
  • SD/HD SDI Input and Output
  • HDMI Input and Output
  • 2 Breakout Cables (RCA vs. BNCs / XLRs)
  • Component / Composite / S-Video
  • Sync / Genlock / RS422
  • Captures in DPX and QuickTime
  • Real-Time Up / Down / Cross Conversion
  • HDMI Monitoring
SKU: BMD-BDLKULSDEXPRESS Category:

Description

OverviewSpecificationsKey Features

Take a closer look at UltraStudio Express

UltraStudio Express is the Thunderbolt powered portable solution that powers from your laptop battery! You get high quality 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI and analog capture and playback with both consumer RCA and professional BNC/XLR breakout cables so you can capture and playback from both consumer and professional equipment.

Add SDI, HDMI and analog connections to Thunderbolt computer!
Introducing UltraStudio 3D and UltraStudio Express, the world’s most innovative video capture and playback solutions using Intel’s new, lightning fast Thunderbolt™ technology! UltraStudio 3D and UltraStudio Express are compact, portable and affordable, plus provide the high performance SD/HD capture and playback that Hollywood film, broadcast television, and post production markets demand. The UltraStudio 3D model even supports 2K or two streams of full resolution video up to 1080p HD for new stereoscopic 3D workflows!

Inputs Video:
SDI x1 10-bit SD/HD switchable
HDMI type A x1
Via breakout cable:
Component YUV x1 on 3 BNC or RCA connectors, supports HD and SD, switchable to S-video or compositeAudio:
Via breakout cable:
Analog — 2 channels via balanced XLR connectors or unbalanced RCA connectors
AES/EBU — 2 channels unbalanced with sample rate converter on BNC connector
SDI — 16 channels embedded HD / 8 channels embedded SD
HDMI — 2 channels embedded in SD and HD
Outputs Video:
SDI x1 10-bit SD/HD switchable
HDMI type A x1
Via breakout cable:
Component YUV x1 on 3 BNC or RCA connectors, supports HD and SD, switchable to S-video or compositeAudio:
Via breakout cable:
Analog — 2 channels via balanced XLR connectors or unbalanced RCA connectors
AES/EBU — 2 channels unbalanced with sample rate converter on BNC connector
SDI — 16 channels embedded HD / 8 channels embedded SD
HDMI — 2 channels embedded in SD and HD
Sync Input Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format
Device Control Sony compatible RS-422 deck control port
Serial ports TxRx direction-reversible under software control
Computer Interface Thunderbolt x1
Format Support SD:
625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSCHD:
720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M and SMPTE 296M
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.
Sampling Video:
4:2:2Audio:
Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit
Color Precision 10-bit
Color Space REC 601, REC 709
HDMI Configuration HDMI automatically configures to connected display
HDMI Resolution Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device
HDMI Color Precision 10-bit
Multi-Rate Support SDI and HDMI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s HD
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
HD Down Conversion Software based down conversion during video playback
HD Up Conversion Real time standard definition to 1080HD and 720HD during video capture
HD Cross Conversion Real time 720HD to 1080HD during video capture
Real Time Effects Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects, Adobe Premiere Pro Mercury Playback Engine effects, Avid Media Composer 6 internal effects
Software Upgrade Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software
System Compatibility Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard or later, and Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later

 

The Power of Thunderbolt™

Built on revolutionary Thunderbolt™ technology, UltraStudio has a blazingly fast 10 Gb/s connection that’s up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. That’s enough bandwidth to handle the highest resolution video formats easily! Thunderbolt ensures low latency and highly accurate time synchronization, making the UltraStudio 3D ideal for demanding stereoscopic 3D workflows. Now you can work with all the video formats you need, conveniently on your desktop or notebook computer!

Amazing 3D Workflow!

The UltraStudio 3D model includes advanced HDMI 3D frame packing and dual HD-SDI connections for full resolution 3D capture and playback. Work in side-by-side, line-by-line, and top and bottom formats, even with previous generation 3D devices. Blackmagic Design’s free Media Express software allows advanced dual stream 3D workflows by capturing left and right eye to separate QuickTime or DPX files for a complete 3D solution!

Attractive Portable Design

Machined from a solid block of aluminum, UltraStudio 3D and UltraStudio Express feature an attractive, rugged design that’s packed with features. It’s perfect for those on the go as an extremely portable companion for working with the widest range of cameras, computers and favorite video software. Imagine color grading on set in real time or working with graphics and recording at live events! UltraStudio Express even includes two breakout cables, one with RCA consumer connections and the other with professional BNC/XLR connections with reference and deck control so you can move between consumer and professional video instantly!

Unmatched Quality

Now you can handle any job your client presents to you, from TVC to 2K feature films. The UltraStudio 3D model even supports uncompressed RGB 4:4:4 workflows up to full resolution 2K! Since all captured images are a pixel-for-pixel clone of the source, without any generational loss or damaging compression, you’re working at the highest quality possible. Get the sharpest green screens, cleanest compositions, superior color correction and more! With mature drivers, award winning Media Express software, and sophisticated SDK included, UltraStudio 3D is an unparalleled solution.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 8 x 5 x 2 in

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