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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio SDI
USB3.0 Video Capture/Playback Desktop Device in SDI/HD-SDI with HDMI Monitoring


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Get an attractive, portable and fully machined aluminum design that looks great on your desktop or on location shoots. Blackmagic Design's UltraStudio SDI includes SDI capture and playback, as well as a built in HDMI 1.3 output for affordable local monitoring using a low-cost television as a broadcast monitor. It also includes genlock and RS-422 deck control. UltraStudio SDI powers from the USB 3.0 connection so it is an extremely easy to install and very portable solution.

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio SDI Specifications:

  • SDI Video Input: 1x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.
  • SDI Video Output: 1x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.
  • Analog Video Input: None
  • Analog Video Output: None
  • HDMI Video Input: None
  • HDMI Video Output: 1x HDMI type A connector
  • Analog Audio Input: None
  • Analog Audio Output: None
  • AES/EBU Audio Input: None
  • AES/EBU Audio Output: None
  • SDI Audio Input: 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD
  • SDI Audio Output: 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD
  • HDMI Audio Input: None
  • 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: USB 3.0


  • SD Format Support: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC
  • 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.
  • 2K Format Support: None
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M and SMPTE 292M.
  • SDI Metadata Support: VITC read for 3:2 pull-down removal. VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file. HDRP188. Closed captioning.
  • Video Sampling: 4:2:2
  • Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.
  • Color Precision: 10-bit
  • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709
  • HDMI Color Precision: 10 bit
  • HDMI Resolution: Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.
  • HDMI Configuration: HDMI automatically configures to connected display.
  • 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 and 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI.
  • 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.


  • Colorspace Conversion: Hardware-based real time
  • 3D Processing: None
  • 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 1080HDduring video capture.
  • Real Time Effects: Adobe® Premiere Pro® Mercury Playback Engine effects in DV, MJPEG, DVCPRO HD, DSLR, AVCHD, XDCAM, XDCAM HD and uncompressed.


  • Software Included: Media Express, Disk Speed Test, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows™.
  • Firmware: built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.
  • Requires a computer with onboard USB 3.0, or a USB 3.0PCI Express 2.0 card.  Does notsupport USB 2.0 capture & playback.
  • Operating System Compatibility: Compatible with Microsoft Windows 7™.
  • Product Warranty: 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

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