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UltraStudio Pro

BlackMagic Design

USB 3.0 - Inputs: PAL/ S-video/ Component/ HDMI/ SD-HD + 4 audio analog XLR

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UltraStudio Pro Blackmagic Design - USB 3.0 - Inputs: PAL/ S-video/ Component/ HDMI/ SD-HD + 4 audio analog XLR

3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty

UltraStudio Pro is the world’s first broadcast quality SD/HD capture and playback solution for USB 3.0 computers! UltraStudio Pro combines the latest broadcast technology into an attractive ultra-thin design that looks great on your desktop! With the incredible speed of USB 3.0 running at a massive 4.8 Gb/s, UltraStudio Pro easily has enough speed for the highest quality uncompressed 10 bit HD video with the maximum possible real time effects!

Innovative Design

UltraStudio Pro’s innovative design looks great on your desktop while hiding the cables behind the unit. With dozens of audio and video connections built-in, you can keep your studio neat and clean! UltraStudio Pro includes audio level meters for accurate audio level calibration. UltraStudio Pro’s chassis is machined from solid metal with high grip silicon feet, so it’s strong enough to withstand the most harsh broadcast environments.

Advanced Broadcast Technology

UltraStudio Pro packs state of the art broadcast technology into an impossibly thin design. You get more video and audio connections, high quality up, down and cross conversion, full 10 bit video, internal SD keying and more!UltraStudio Pro also includes a massive number of video and audio connections including 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI, analog component, composite, s-video, 4 channel analog audio, 2 channel AES/EBU audio, genlock/tri-sync and RS422 deck control connections.

UltraStudio Pro even includes a broadcast quality 7 foot/2 meter breakout cable, so you’ll save hundreds of dollars on expensive professional cables! There’s even an independent SDI output that’s down converted for simultaneous HD and SD monitoring while you work! The built-in up, down and cross converter lets you edit in one format, and then output to any HD or SD format!

Incredible Speed USB 3.0

UltraStudio Pro takes advantage of the new SuperSpeed™ USB 3.0 to allow highest quality 10 bit HD video capture and playback! SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is the new USB connection standard for computers that’s 10 times faster than regular USB. That’s a blistering 4.8 Gb/s, which easily handles the highest quality 10 bit uncompressed 1080HD video. UltraStudio Pro supports x58 series or better WindowsTM computers, and all you need to do is simply plug in to install!

Connect to Anything

Connects to a massive range of video and audio equipment for capture and playback in SD and HD! You get separate connections for 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI, analog component, composite, s-video, 2 ch AES/EBU, 4 ch XLR analog audio, down converted SD-SDI output, genlock/tri-sync and deck control. Perfect for HDCAM, HD-D5, HDCAM SR, Betacam SP, Digital Betacam, televisions and more!
Powerful Image Processor
UltraStudio Pro includes a fast video processor for incredible 10 bit quality hardware up, down and cross conversion! Now you can edit once and deploy in SD, 720HD or 1080HD while leaving all CPU time dedicated to real time effects. You can also select between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and pillar-box 4:3 video! When working in HD video, down conversion lets you monitor in SD and HD at the same time with s-video and composite video outputs active.

High Quality

For highest quality digital broadcast workflows, UltraStudio Pro includes incredible 10 bit SD/HD-SDI video with low SDI jitter, combined with AES/EBU digital audio with a high performance linear phase digital filtered sample rate converter. UltraStudio Pro features a total of 10 on board power supplies to isolate high precision analog electronics from digital noise, so you get pristine quality analog video and audio. UltraStudio Pro provides all the quality you need for the most demanding broadcast environments and ensures your work retains that wonderful film look!

Professional Quality Audio

UltraStudio Pro features a massive 4 channels of balanced professional analog audio in and out, as well as 2 channels of AES/EBU digital audio in and out, for broadcast quality and sample accurate AV sync. UltraStudio Pro also includes a sample rate converter on the AES/EBU input, so you can connect to any digital audio device, from either synchronized or un-synchronized sources. UltraStudio Pro includes 8 channels of SDI embedded audio perfect for Premiere Pro's multi channel audio support. UltraStudio Pro can switch it's analog audio output 3 and 4 to AES/EBU digital audio outputs for an extra 2 AES/EBU digital audio outputs! UltraStudio Pro is perfect for 5.1 surround sound editing!

More HD Real Time Effects

UltraStudio Pro lets you create as fast as your mind works, because you get more HD real time effects! Unlike FireWire which is only half the data speed of HD video and needs to use heavy video compression to handle HD playback, USB 3.0 eliminates this bottleneck because at 4.8 Gb/s it easily handles native 10 bit HD video! This means UltraStudio Pro doesn’t waste CPU time compressing video just for playback, so all CPU time is dedicated to more HD real time effects.

Built in Hardware SD Keyer

UltraStudio Pro includes an amazing quality standard definition digital internal keyer that lets you key RGBA images over the video input. That’s a total keying solution built right into UltraStudio Pro. The built-in keyer works great when used with Blackmagic Design’s Photoshop plug-ins, or even with RGBA animated video software for keying. Built-in keying is perfect for live events. You can even key over HDMI and analog video.

Includes Blackmagic Media Express

UltraStudio Pro includes Media Express so you can capture and play back video fast! Use Media Express to work with professional file formats for maximum quality. You can even create your own playlist. Media Express is fast and easy to use and supports Windows™ USB 3.0 computers for uncompressed, compressed and DPX video. You can also grab still frames directly from the Intensity video input.

Manual guide here


Connections :

  • SDI Video Input : 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.
  • SDI Video Output : 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable. 1 x 10 bit SD only, down converted or key.
  • Analog Video Input :  1 x Component video on 3 BNCs.
  • 1 x S-Video video on S-Video connector.
  • 1 x Composite NTSC/PAL on 1 BNC.
  • Analog Video Output 1 x Component video on 3 BNCs.
  • 1 x S-Video video on S-Video connector.
  • 1 x Composite NTSC/PAL on 1 BNC.
  • HDMI Video Input : 1 x HDMI type A connector.
  • HDMI Video Output : 1 x HDMI type A connector.
  • SDI Audio Input : 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • SDI Audio Output : 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • Analog Audio Input : 4 channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors.
  • Analog Audio Output : 4 channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors. Channels 3 and 4 can switch to AES/EBU outputs.
  • HDMI Audio Input : 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • HDMI Audio Output : 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • AES/EBU Audio Input : 2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter.
  • AES/EBU Audio Output : 2 Channels unbalanced. Analog outputs 3 and 4 can switch to AES/EBU outputs for audio 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 output. This provides a total of 6 AES/EBU output audio channels when using this feature.
  • 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 USB 3.0

Standards :  

  • HD Format Support : 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, and 1080i60.
  • SD Format Support  625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC and 480p.
  • SDI Compliance :  SMPTE 259M and 292M.
  • Multiple Rate support SDI, HDMI and component analog video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI and 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI.
  • Video Sampling :  4:2:2
  • Color Precision :  10-bit 
  • Color Space : 4:2:2 YUV
  • 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 standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.
  • HDMI Configuration : HDMI automatically configures to connected display.
  • HDMI Resolution Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.
  • HDMI Color Precision : 10 bit
  • Copy Protection : For legal reasons 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 : Built-in, high quality hardware down converter always outputs to SD-SDI, composite and s-video when working in HD video formats. Component output can be switched between HD or SD. 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. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 pillarbox and 16:9 zoom. HD outputs via HD-SDI and component analog.
  • HD Cross Conversion  Built-in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD.
  • Real Time Effects  Adobe® Premiere Pro® internal effects in DV, DVCPRO HD, MJPEG and uncompressed edit formats.  

Extras :  

  • Software Included :  Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows™.
  • Firmware Upgrade : Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.
  • Installation  Requires : x58 based computer or better with a USB 3.0 connection. Does not support USB 2.0 capture and playback. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.
  • Operating System Compatibility : Compatible with Microsoft Windows™.
  • Product Warranty : 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.


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