Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2

  • 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

This product has been discontinued.

Description

The Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2 is an external 1 RU/tabletop I/O device with two 20 Gb/s Thunderbolt ports. It captures DCI 4K 4:2:2 or UHD 4K YUV 4:2:2 at up to 30 fps via single-link 6G-SDI. DCI can be output at up to 30 fps via single- or dual-link 6G-SDI, while UHD can be output at up to 60 fps over dual-link 6G-SDI. UltraStudio 4K also supports HD and SD input/output and features HDMI and analog connections, and it’s capable of hardware-based HD up/down/cross conversion. 4K can be input and output compressed and uncompressed. The SDI inputs also support dual-channel 2D/3D stereoscopic workflows.

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 20 Gb/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 4.25 kg
Dimensions 19 × 8 × 3 cm

Specifications

SDI Video Input 2 x 10-Bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D Switchable; Support for 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s Single and Dual Link
SDI Video Output 2 x 10-Bit SD/HD/2K/4K and 2D/3D Switchable; Support for 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s Single and Dual Link
SDI Video Loop 2 x Reclocked 10-Bit SD/HD/2K/4K; Support for 3 Gb/s and 6 Gb/s
Analog Video Input 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs
1 x Composite on BNC
Analog Video Output 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs
1 x Composite on BNC
Analog Audio Input 2 x Channels of Professional Balanced Analog Audio via XLR Connectors
2 x Channels of Consumer Unbalanced via RCA Connections
Analog Audio Output 2 x Channels of Professional Balanced Analog Audio via XLR Connectors
AES/EBU Audio Input 2 x Channels Unbalanced with Sample Rate Converter on BNC Connector
AES/EBU Audio Output 2 x Channels Unbalanced with Sample Rate Converter on BNC Connector
SDI Audio Input 16 x Channels Embedded in SD/HD/2K/4K
SDI Audio Output 16 x Channels Embedded in SD/HD/2K/4K
HDMI Video Input 1 x HDMI Type A Connector, 3D Frame Packing and UHD Support
HDMI Video Output 1 x HDMI Type A Connector, 3D Frame Packing and UHD Support
HDMI Audio Input 8 x Channels Embedded in SD/HD/4K
HDMI Audio Output 8 x Channels Embedded in SD/HD/4K
Timecode Input 1 x XLR for LTC Input
Timecode Output 1 x XLR for LTC Output
Sync Input 1 x Reference Input Tri-Sync or Black Burst
Device Control Sony-Compatible RS-422 Deck Control Port; Serial Ports TX/RX Direction Reversible under Software Control
Computer Interface Thunderbolt or 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, DNxHR, DNxHD, 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
SDI Video Standards DCI 4K at 25, 24, 23.98

UHD 4K at 60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 (60/59.94/50 on Output Only)

DCI 2K at 25, 24, 23.98

DCI 2KPsF at 25, 24, 23.98

HD:
1080p at 60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98
1080i at 60, 59.94, 50
1080PsF at 30, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98
720p at 60, 59.94, 60

SD:
525i at 59.94 (NTSC), 625i at 50 (PAL)

3D:
DCI 2K at 25, 24, 23.98p
DCI 2KPsF at 25, 24, 23.98
1080p at 30, 27.97, 25, 24, 23.98
1080i at 60, 59.94, 50
1080PsF at 30, 29.97, 24, 24, 23.98
720p at 60, 59.94, 50

SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M, SMPTE 2081, ITU-R BT.656, ITU-R BT.601
SDI Metadata Support RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and Closed Captioning
SDI Audio Sampling Television Standard Sample Rate of 48 kHz and 24-Bit
SDI Video Sampling 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 (4K is 4:2:2)
SDI Color Precision 10-Bit YUV up to 4K, 12-Bit (Output Only) RGB in HD and 2K
SDI Color Space REC 601, REC 709
HDMI Video Standards DCI 4K at 24, 23.98

UHD 4K at 60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 (60/59.94/50 on Output Only)

HD:
1080p at 60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98
1080i at 60, 59.94, 50
720p at 60, 59.94, 60

SD:
525i at 59.94 (NTSC), 625i at 50 (PAL)

3D:
1080p at 30, 27.97, 25, 24, 23.98
1080i at 60, 59.94, 50
720p at 60, 59.94, 50

HDMI Audio Sampling Television Standard Sample Rate of 48 kHz and 24-Bit
HDMI Video Sampling 4:4:4, 4:2:2, 4:2:0
HDMI Color Precision 10-Bit RGB in HD, 10-Bit YUV in HD and 4K
HDMI Configuration HDMI 1.4b; Automatically Configures to Connected Display
Multiple Rate Support HDMI and SDI Video Connections Switchable between SD, HD, 2K, and 4K; Component Analog Video Connections Are Switchable Between SD and HD
HDMI Resolution Pixel for pixel up to 4K Resolutions
Copy Protection HDMI Input is Unable to Capture from Copy-Protected HDMI Sources; Always Confirm Copyright Ownership Before Capture or Distribution of Content
HD to SD 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 Upconversion from SD to 720 HD or 1080 HD 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 720 to 1080 HD and 1080 to 720 HD on Playback
Real-Time Effects DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X Internal Effects, Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects, and Avid Media Composer Internal Effects
Color Space Conversion Hardware-Based Real-Time
3D Processing Dual-Stream and Frame-Packed Capture and Playback
Power 100-240 VAC
EMC Certifications FCC, CE, and C-Tick
System Requirements macOS 10.13 or Later
Windows 7, 8.1, 10 (64-Bit)
Linux
Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 Port
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Relative Humidity 0 to 90% Non-Condensing
Dimensions 19 x 5.6 x 1.7″ / 48.3 x 14.2 x 4.3 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight 4.18 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.3 x 7.55 x 3.3″

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