Ultrastudio express

BlackMagic Design

Thunderbolt powered capture and playback with SD/HD SDI, HDMI, analog. Includes pro and consumer cables

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UltraStudio Express - Blackmagic - Thunderbolt powered capture and playback with SD/HD SDI, HDMI, analog. Includes pro and consumer cables

UltraStudio Express connects all your professional and consumer video equipment for the highest quality 3 Gb/s SDI capture and playback using Thunderbolt technology.

UltraStudio Express has built-in SDI and HDMI connections and comes with the two breakout cables that can be easily swapped when you need to.

Breakout cables include analog component, S-Video and composite connections with both BNC and RCA connectors!

Connections

  • SDI Video Input: 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.
  • SDI Video Output: 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.
  • Analog Video Input: 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNC or RCA connectors switchable to S-Video or Composite. Component supports HD and SD.
  • Analog Video Output: 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNC or RCA connectors switchable to S-Video or Composite. Component supports HD and SD.
  • HDMI Video Input: 1 x HDMI type A connector
  • HDMI Video Output: 1 x HDMI type A connector.
  • Analog Audio Input: 2 Channels of analog audio via professional balanced XLR connectors or unbalanced RCA connectors.
  • Analog Audio Output: 2 Channels of analog audio via professional balanced XLR connectors or unbalanced RCA connectors.
  • AES/EBU Audio Input: 2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter on BNC connector.
  • AES/EBU Audio Output: 2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter on BNC or RCA connector.
  • SDI Audio Input: 16 Channels embedded in HD. 8 Channels embedded in SD.
  • SDI Audio Output: 16 Channels embedded in HD. 8 Channels embedded in SD.
  • HDMI Audio Input: 2 channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • HDMI Audio Output: 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 RS422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.

Computer Interface

  • Codecs Supports:  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.
  • Software Included: Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Mac OS X and Windows drivers, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver.
  • Internal Software Upgrade
  • Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.

Video Standards

  • SD Format Support: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC.
  • HD Format Support: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30 and 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.
  • Audio Sampling: Television rate of 48kHz and 24 bit.
  • Video Sampling: 4:2:2
  • Color Precision: 10-bit
  • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709
  • HDMI Resolution: Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.
  • HDMI Color Precision: 10 bit
  • Multiple 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.

Processing

  • Colorspace Conversion: Hardware based real time.
  • HD Down Conversion: Real time 10-bit hardware down conversion on SDI output, 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: Real time 10 bit standard definition to 1080HD and 720HD during video capture.
  • HD Cross Conversion: Real time 10 bit 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. DaVinci Resolve.
  • Physical Installation: Requires computer with a Thunderbolt port. Please check support pages to see the full system requirement.

Operating Systems

  • mac
  • Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later, and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.
  • windows
  • Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating Temperature: 5° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
  • Storage Temperature: -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
  • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing

What's Included

  • UltraStudio Express
  • Software CD
  • Professional breakout cable for analog and RS-422.
  • Consumer breakout cable for analog component and RCA audio.

Warranty

  • 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
  • Excluding connectors, cables, cooling fans, fiber optic modules, fuses, keyboards and batteries which will be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 12 months from the date of purchase.
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BlackMagic Design

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