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  • Capture and Playback Solution
  • Thunderbolt Powered
  • Portable
  • Solid Machined Metal Chassis
  • With SDI, HDMI, analog, with pro and consumer cables
  • UltraStudio Express has built in 3G-SDI and HDMI connections and includes consumer RCA and professional BNC/XLR breakout cables for analog component/S-video and composite, analog audio, genlock, AES/EBU audio, RS-422 deck control and more
  • Highest quality capture and playback solutions for your Thunderbolt computer:
  • Built with blazingly fast Thunderbolt technology, UltraStudio lets you work with the highest quality video resolutions
  • UltraStudio works with all your favourite video software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Suite
  • UltraStudio is QuickTime and WDM based and works with any Mac OS X and Windows video software
  • Advanced Workflow:
  • UltraStudio for Thunderbolt models are perfect for high performance work that demands the highest quality
  • When you need extreme portability, UltraStudio Express can be used with a workstation or your laptop for amazing on set color correction, editing, visual effects and video streaming
  • Moving your video connections from one computer to another has never been simpler as each model connects using a single Thunderbolt cable
  • 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
  • UltraStudio Express is powered via the Thunderbolt connection and your laptop battery so it is extremely portable
  • Elegant styling and exceptional durability:
  • UltraStudio Express is machined from a solid block of aluminum to provide fantastic strength and portability
  • For flexibility the design includes breakout cables with professional BNC and XLR connections or consumer RCA connections
  • Mac OS X: Use your Favourite Software:
  • UltraStudio is supported by a huge range of software applications for Mac OS X
  • Get drivers that work with fantastic editing software such as Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Avid Symphony and Avid News Cutter
  • For visual effects get full compatibility with Adobe After Effects, The Foundry Nuke and Adobe Photoshop
  • For audio get compatibility with ProTools, Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase
  • For streaming use Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster
  • Windows: Unrivalled compatibility:
  • For Windows you get access to a massive range of software because UltraStudio supports WDM, DirectShow and QuickTime
  • For editing you can use Avid Media Composer, Avid News Cutter, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio, CyberLink Power Director and MAGIX Video Pro
  • For visual effects use After Effects, The Foundry Nuke, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop
  • Audio software supported includes Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase. When streaming you get compatibility with Flash Media Encoder, Xsplit Broadcaster, Wirecast and Livestream Procaster
  • Portability Comes Standard:
  • UltraStudio Express is a sleek, innovative ultra portable design with a solid machined metal chassis that sits neatly on your desktop to keep your workspace clutter free
  • You can swap breakout cables depending on if you need professional or consumer audio and video connections
  • This means you only need to take the cable you need on location if you need analog connections, and if you don't then you can simply leave the cable behind
  • Because UltraStudio Express powers from the Thunderbolt connection it doesn't need power connections and is powered by your laptop battery
  • That's perfect for portable use and it saves space!
  • Highest Quality Connections:
  • UltraStudio is the perfect capture and playback solution featuring the latest and most advanced video technologies available
  • UltraStudio Express has built in 3G-SDI and HDMI connections which means that you capture and playback in amazing quality 10-bit video in SD or HD
  • HDMI connections let you capture directly from cameras and use low cost HDTVs for monitoring
  • UltraStudio Express comes with two break out cables, depending if you need professional or consumer analog video and audio connections
  • The break out cable includes analog component, S-video and composite video, balanced analog audio, genlock, AES/EBU audio, RS-422 deck control and more
  • The consumer break out cable includes component video and unbalanced audio
  • Elegant Machined Aluminum:
  • UltraStudio Express feature san attractive machined metal chassis that enhances the look of your studio
  • UltraStudio Express is wholly machined from a solid block of aluminum so it's attractive, lightweight and portable
  • Include it with your travel equipment and keep the ability to capture and playback all types of video and audio with you at all times
  • Power to Go:
  • UltraStudio Express powers from the Thunderbolt connection and can be instantly plugged in and unplugged as needed
  • USES
  • Turbocharge Your Creativity:
  • UltraStudio supports a massive range of video formats and resolutions combined with all types of video and audio connections, so you get the ultimate flexibility and quality
  • Work with all of the world's most popular audio and video editing software with ease
  • UltraStudio captures from cameras, decks and live feeds directly into editing, effects and broadcast design systems
  • Non Linear Editing:
  • UltraStudio works with the world's most popular editing software and provides the highest quality connections so you can handle any video format your clients demand
  • UltraStudio is also perfect for monitoring while you edit, and you can connect client monitors to the UltraStudio video output so they can watch your work on big screen television
  • UltraStudio supports Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve and Premiere Pro, plus with its WDM driver, a massive range of affordable Windows editing software as well
  • On Set Acquisition:
  • Cinema quality video acquisition has never been simpler
  • When working on set with DaVinci Resolve, now you can use the Resolve Live feature to grade live from your video camera
  • Resolve Live allows you to add nodes and correctors, and then store those grades to link up with the camera media later
  • No matter what quality camera you use, there is an UltraStudio model with the connections to plug in directly and then grade live
  • You can also use UltraStudio to capture from cameras into specific, rare or custom file formats and codecs so you can use live capture to prepare media in real time for your post production workflow
  • UltraStudio works with any format and new file formats and codecs can be added as third party plug-ins
  • Audio Post:
  • UltraStudio is perfect for audio post production when working on soundtracks for television commercials, episodic television production and feature films
  • UltraStudio includes multiple channels of analog audio, AES/EBU digital audio and 8 or 16 channels of embedded SDI audio depending on the model
  • All UltraStudio drivers work with the world's best audio post production solutions such as ProTools, Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase
  • Live Streaming made easy: Video Encoding:
  • UltraStudio models are fully compatible with popular video streaming software so you can broadcast your media live to millions of online viewers
  • Capture direct from cameras or live production switchers using UltraStudio and then integrate the captured high quality video into your live streaming workflow
  • With UltraStudio the first compression pass can be the streaming codec format so the quality is amazing
  • UltraStudio supports common streaming software such as Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster and Resolume Avenue 4
  • With UltraStudio it's easy to create high quality live or on-demand web broadcasts of sporting events, podcasts or concerts
  • Supports your favourite software:
  • UltraStudio supports more editing, design and video software than any other capture product, freeing you to work with your favorite creative software
  • UltraStudio also supports any Mac OS X and Windows video software and because they connect via a simple Thunderbolt connection you can move your UltraStudio between computers as you need
  • Get full editing compatibility with Final Cut Pro, Media Composer and Premiere Pro and more
  • Create stunning visual effects with After Effects and Photoshop. Perform unparalleled color correction using DaVinci Resolve
  • Work seamlessly with ProTools for audio production. With such a wide range of software support, UltraStudio is perfect for every part of your workflow
  • Final Cut Pro:
  • UltraStudio is qualified by Apple for Final Cut Pro compatibility so you can edit in Final Cut Pro while using the highest quality video connections to any SD, HD or Ultra HD devices including HDCAM SR, HDCAM, HD-D5 and DVCPRO HD, as well as SD decks such as Digital Betacam
  • UltraStudio supports playback of the timeline with absolute sample accurate AV sync
  • The included Media Express lets you manage capture from external devices such as decks with wide metadata support
  • UltraStudio supports advanced Final Cut Pro features such as 10 bit rendering, 16 channel audio, deck control, support for ProRes, JPEG, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO HD, 8 & 10 bit uncompressed video
  • Adobe Premiere Pro:
  • UltraStudio is the highest quality editing solution for Adobe Premiere Pro with full support for the Mercury Playback engine for massive range of RT effects
  • Included are a full suite of Premiere plug-ins with deck control and full support for 8 and 10 bit uncompressed AVI and QuickTime files, as well as Motion JPEG and DVCPRO HD which can all be played back on the same Premiere Pro timeline without rendering
  • QuickTime uncompressed files from Mac OS X systems can also be played back for cross platform media sharing. You can even play back AVCHD, DSLR and XDCAM HD
  • UltraStudio has full support for Premiere Pro's 8 channels of audio capture and playback via SD/HD-SDI, which is great for 5.1 surround sound editing
  • Avid Media Composer:
  • The Avid Media Composer 7 family of software, including Avid Symphony and Avid NewsCutter, provide fully integrated support for UltraStudio
  • Capture and playback in full 10 bit uncompressed 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 quality, or directly in Avid DNxHD or other popular compressed video formats
  • Media Composer 7 has fast and familiar operation and its new 64 bit architecture plays back complex layered effects in real time
  • UltraStudio is the perfect choice for professionals looking for the best possible Avid workflow on Mac OS X and Windows 8
  • WDM Driver for Windows:
  • UltraStudio supports WDM and DirectShow so you can capture high quality video straight into your Windows NLE workflow
  • With WDM and DirectShow compatibility, UltraStudio allows your acquisition, editing and post processing workflow to be entirely configured on the Windows platform and works with hundreds of post production and broadcast software utilities such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Photoshop, Avid Media Composer, Avid Symphony, Avid NewsCutter, Steinberg Cubase and many more
  • With WDM and DirectShow support, UltraStudio gives you the freedom to configure your Windows system exactly the way you want
  • DaVinci Resolve:
  • DaVinci Resolve for Mac and Windows is the world's most advanced color correction software solution compatible with high performance GPU cards and off the shelf control panels including Tangent Devices Element, JL Cooper Eclipse CX and the Avid Artist Color control panels
  • It includes 32 bit float YRGB processing for all effects, power windows, tracking, primaries and secondaries and 3D object tracking
  • It's a great first color correction solution when you are working heavily in SD, HD and Ultra HD 4K! UltraStudio 4K was developed to be the perfect solution for DaVinci color grading and have been designed to perfectly match the powerful features in the latest DaVinci Resolve 10
  • Blackmagic Media Express:
  • Blackmagic Media Express software comes free with every UltraStudio model
  • Media Express lets you batch capture and playback 2D or even dual stream stereoscopic 3D in uncompressed YUV 4:2:2 and RGB 4:4:4 QuickTime, AVI and DPX, or compressed ProRes, DVCPRO and MJPEG files
  • Also include Blackmagic LiveKey and Blackmagic Disk Speed Test
  • LiveKey lets you insert logos and other graphics in real time using SDI outputs
  • Disk Speed Test checks your disk array and gives you an easy to understand speed test with the results in video frames per second
  • Broadcast Design:
  • Feature film and TVC post production of today demands the highest quality compositing technology, so UltraStudio works with After Effects, Nuke, Photoshop and Smoke
  • For powerful digital compositing use Nuke and NUKEX which allow you to mix dozens of live action, matte paintings, 2D and 3D CGI layers
  • Because After Effects is QuickTime based, it works with all Blackmagic Design media, so you can integrate UltraStudio effortlessly into your After Effects and Photoshop post production workflow
  • Audio Post:
  • UltraStudio is fully compatible with the world's best NLE software systems so you can take your edit from any system and do your audio mastering in ProTools
  • By adding an UltraStudio to your ProTools system, you can confidently play video and audio together while mixing to avoid dropped audio and lip sync misalignments
  • Windows audio software support allows you to use Steinberg Nuendo for audio re-recording and multitrack mastering and in Cubase you can score music to a separate video track
  • Broadcast Automation: Support for a wide range of broadcast automation tools:
  • When you need to run your broadcast programming remotely, for either a broadcast network, radio station or a television station, UltraStudio can be easily combined within your broadcast automation workflow
  • On Mac you can use the Tools On Air just: Broadcast Suite, Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder and OnTheAir CG
  • On Windows, you get compatibility with Vidcaster Pro, Studio and Broadcast, Uniplay and Playbox AirBox
  • Live VJ:
  • Resolume software supports all UltraStudio capture and playback products straight out of the box
  • With UltraStudio and Resolume you can capture and play back any QuickTime and AVI video files, as well as Flash animations and text overlays with your WAV and AIFF audio files
  • With Resolume Arena you can even use SMPTE timecode captured by UltraStudio to synchronize clips with lasers, lights, fireworks displays or anything you can imagine for the most mind blowing VJ performances
  • Streaming:
  • UltraStudio is fully compatible with popular video and audio streaming software so you can get your live stream to millions of online viewers
  • On Mac, stream live video with Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast and Livestream Procaster
  • When streaming on Windows, you get compatibility with Flash Media Encoder, Xsplit Broadcaster, Wirecast and Livestream Procaster
  • Stream high quality video of live events, webcasts, educational seminars, sales presentations, concerts or even video gameplay with UltraStudio
  • Developer SDK:
  • Available free with all UltraStudio models is an advanced developer SDK free of charge for Mac and Windows
  • Develop your own custom solutions to use in house or even sell UltraStudio also includes DirectShow filters, a WDM Windows Driver and QuickTime API that lets UltraStudio models integrate seamlessly with an unbelievably wide range of applications and codecs
  • Develop your solutions with confidence because UltraStudio is a flexible, proven foundation that free you to work without limitations
  • The UltraStudio SDK provides both low level control of hardware and high level interfaces which allow you to easily perform common tasks
  • It even lets you develop once and then easily deploy your solution across the entire range of UltraStudio capture and playback solutions from Blackmagic Design
  • Connect to virtually any video device: The world's most flexible Thunderbolt capture and playback solutions:
  • Connect UltraStudio to professional equipment with virtually any type of video and audio connection available, as well as professional RS-422 deck control, external reference inputs and more
  • UltraStudio Thunderbolt models feature advanced SDI video connections, the standard for today's post production and broadcast equipment
  • Some UltraStudio models also include HDMI, analog component, S-video and composite connections which means that you can connect to a range of older professional and consumer equipment
  • Work with the widest range of monitors, switchers, routers and broadcast decks and more
  • Connecting to Decks and Monitors:
  • With UltraStudio you can be assured you have every kind of connection, quality, file format and software compatibility you need for any task
  • Connect virtually any professional or consumer analog video device or deck
  • Simply plug into the SDI connections for digital decks such as HDCAM, HD-D5, HDCAM SR and even standard definition Digital Betacam
  • If you're connecting to older decks such as Betacam SP, then you can use the component analog connections on the UltraStudio Express to plug in direct using the component analog video connections and balanced analog audio
  • You even get composite for connecting to old VHS decks
  • UltraStudio has both SDI and HDMI connections, so it's perfect for connecting to broadcast monitors and video projectors for massive cinema style monitoring
  • Connecting to Routers:
  • UltraStudio is perfect for use with routers because they include support for video, multi channel audio, timecode and close caption data all down the single SDI cable
  • This saves costs on installing multiple routers because a single SDI router can handle all of the signal types
  • UltraStudio supports built in down conversion so you can send feeds to systems that run separate SD and HD routers
  • The multi rate SDI connections also support newer router designs such as Blackmagic Design's Videohub range that allows multiple video formats on the same router at the same time
  • 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 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: Thunderbolt
  • 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:
  • 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
  • Software Applications Supported:
  • Apple Final Cut Pro X
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Nuke - The Foundry
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Autodesk Smoke
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Other supported applications include: Steinberg Nuendo, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, Tools On Air just:in & live:cut & just:play & just:live, Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder and 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, Harris Infocaster
  • 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 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 OS X 10.7 Lion or later, and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later
  • Windows 7 or Windows 8.
  • Power Requirements:
  • Powered by Thunderbolt cable
  • Physical Specifications:
  • 6.57 in x 0.98 in. x 3.98 inEnvironmental Specifications:
  • Operating Temperature: 5 degrees to 40 degrees C (32 degrees to 104 degrees F)
  • Storage Temperature: -20 degrees to 45 degrees C (-4 degrees to 113 degrees F)
  • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing
  • 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


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