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Blackmagic Design's UltraStudio 4K 2 is built with blazingly fast Thunderbolt™ 2 technology and lets you work with the highest quality video resolutions all the way up to Ultra HD 4K.  UltraStudio works with all your favorite video software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, and Adobe Creative Suite.  UltraStudio are QuickTime and WDM based and work with any Mac OS X and Windows video software.

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K 2 Features:

  • Advanced Workflow
    UltraStudio for Thunderbolt modelsare perfect for high performance work that demands the highest quality. Using a single Thunderbolt cable, you can easily connect any Thunderboltcomputer or laptop for amazing on set color correction, editing, visualeffects and video streaming.  Lightweight and compact, UltraStudioExpress and UltraStudio Mini models are extremely portable, easily moving fromone computer to another.  UltraStudio 4K is a high performance "breakoutbox"-style capture and playback device for highest quality Ultra HD 60pediting as well as DCI 4K resolutions.
  • World's Highest Quality Connections
    UltraStudio 4K 2has 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K, analog component video, 16 channels of SDI audio, 2channels of balanced analog, 2 channels of unbalanced AES/EBU audio, timecode,up/down/cross conversion, reference and serial deck control.
  • The Power of Thunderbolt™
    Built on revolutionaryThunderbolt™ technology, UltraStudio uses a blazingly fast single cableconnection to your computer that has the bandwidth to handle the highestresolution video formats easily.  Thunderbolt ensures low latency andhighly accurate time synchronization for the highest quality capture andplayback.  The high-performance UltraStudio 4K model is the world's firstThunderbolt 2 solution.  Featuring double-speed Thunderbolt 2 with loopthru and dual link 6G-SDI, it is ideal for demanding 3D stereoscopicworkflows, Ultra HD and DCI 4K.
  • Unmatched Quality - Amazing 4K Resolutions in Compressed orUncompressed
    UltraStudio 4K supports popular compressed videoformats such as ProRes and DNxHD as well as 10-bit uncompressed video, soyou're not locked into a single file format.  When working withuncompressed video all captured images are a perfect pixel-for-pixel clone ofthe source without any quality loss, so you have the confidence you’re workingat the absolute highest quality possible.  Get the sharpest keying withgreen screens, cleanest compositions, superior color correction andmore.  Ultra HD 4K has 4 times the resolution of 1080HD for amazinglooking images.
  • Advanced Video Technology - Work in 10-bit 4:4:4 for Results thatare Simply Beautiful
    UltraStudio 4K includes some of the mostadvanced video technologies available.  The built-in 6G-SDI operates at 4times the speed of a regular HD-SDI connection, which means you get Ultra HDand 4K with only 1 BNC cable instead of the 4 BNC cables required in thepast.  This high bandwidth connection is perfect for full colorresolution 4:4:4 video that's great for video effects and high frame ratevideo up to 1080p60.  UltraStudio 4K also supports dual stream 3D withcapture and playback of 2 independent channels.
  • Attractive Design - Elegant Styling and ExceptionalDurability
    UltraStudio 4K's elegant front panel has an integratedcolor LCD and fast to use video and audio input buttons, all with built-invideo and audio connections using standard BNC, HDMI and XLR connectors. UltraStudio Express is machined from a solid block of aluminum to providefantastic strength and portability.  For flexibility the design includesbreakout cables with professional BNC and XLR connections or consumer RCAconnections.  UltraStudio Mini models fit into the palm of your hand andfeature SDI and HDMI connections at one end and a Thunderbolt connection atthe other.
  • Mac OS X - Use your Favorite Software
    UltraStudio issupported by a huge range of software applications for Mac OS X.  Getdrivers that work with fantastic editing software such as Apple Final Cut ProX, Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, AvidSymphony and Avid News Cutter.  For visual effects get full compatibilitywith Adobe After Effects, The Foundry Nuke and Adobe Photoshop.  Foraudio get compatibility with ProTools, Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase.  Forstreaming use Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster.
  • Windows - Unrivalled Compatibility
    For Windows you getaccess 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 useAfter Effects, The Foundry Nuke, Adobe After Effects and AdobePhotoshop.  Audio software supported includes Steinberg Nuendo andCubase.  When streaming you get compatibility with Flash Media Encoder,Xsplit Broadcaster, Wirecast and Livestream Procaster.
  • UltraStudio for Thunderbolt™ 2 - Elegant Design with AdvancedTechnology
    UltraStudio models are machined from aluminum for bothelegant design and exceptional durability.  The UltraStudio 4K 2 featuresan attractive breakout box-style of design with input selection buttons andLCD screen on the front of the stylish machined metal design, and loads ofvideo and audio connections on the rear panel.
  • Innovative Portable Design
    UltraStudio Express is asleek, innovative ultra portable design with a solid machined metal chassisthat sits neatly on your desktop to keep your workspace clutter-free. You can swap breakout cables depending on if you need professional or consumeraudio and video connections.  This means you only need to take the cableyou need on location if you need analog connections, and if you don't then youcan simply leave the cable behind.
  • Broadcast-Quality Connections
    UltraStudio is theperfect capture and playback solution featuring the latest and most advancedvideo technologies available.  With UltraStudio 4K you get 6G-SDI, HDMI4K and analog video in and out, as well as 16-channel SDI audio,blackburst/tri-level sync, timecode and serial deck control.  The 6G-SDIconnection lets you capture and playback in stunning Ultra HD 4K, handle 4:4:4video and 1080p60 frame rates.  The dual-link 3G-SDI connection gives youdual-stream 3D stereoscopic capture and playback when done via two independentchannels.  A Hi-Fi RCA analog audio input is included for easy capturefrom consumer devices, plus XLR connections for timecode.
  • Elegant Machined Aluminum - Aluminum. Strong, Light, andUnbelievably Cool
    UltraStudio 4K 2 features an attractive machinedmetal chassis that enhances the look of your studio.  UltraStudio 4Kfeatures a rack mount breakout box design that includes input selectionbuttons and a built-in LCD screen on the front panel.  All connectionsare located on the back panel and include almost every type of video and audioconnection available.  The machined metal provides a robust design whilehaving the strength to handle tough environments.
  • Push Button Control
    When you're working fast you needto change settings fast.  UltraStudio 4K 2 includes input selectionbuttons on the front panel and there is input buttons for audio inputs as wellas video inputs.  This means you can select SDI audio with SDI embeddedaudio, or you can set inputs to different audio and video inputs such as SDIvideo input with analog audio inputs.  The choice is yours and you don'tneed to go into the software settings when you need to change inputs as youcan simply push the front panel button.  The built-in LCD lets you seewhat input is selected and when playing back video you can see the videooutput.  This is vital in broadcast environments where you need to beable to confirm video playback quickly.
  • Built-In Power Supply
    The advanced UltraStudio 4Kfeatures a built-in power supply so you can connect using a standard mainslead without a bulky external power brick.  This saves space and becausethe power supply fully supports multiple international voltages automatically,you can use it anywhere in the world.  With a built-in power supply,UltraStudio 4K 2 is perfect for use with the very long Thunderbolt cables thatreach up to 30 meters away from the computer.  These very longThunderbolt cables use optical fiber internally so don't include powerconnections, so UltraStudio 4K 2 is the perfect choice when long cables areused.
  • UltraStudio for Thunderbolt™ - Turbocharge YourCreativity
    UltraStudio supports a massive range of video formatsand resolutions combined with all types of video and audio connections, so youget the ultimate flexibility and quality.  Work with all of the world'smost popular audio and video editing software with ease.  UltraStudiocaptures from cameras, decks and live feeds directly into editing, effects andbroadcast design systems. Now with the UltraStudio 4K 2, you can handle anyjob your client presents to you, from regular SD and HD work all the way up toUltra HD 4K feature films.
  • Non-Linear Editing
    UltraStudio works with the world'smost popular editing software and provides the highest quality connections soyou can handle any video format your clients demand.  Connect 6G-SDI toUltraStudio 4K for Ultra HD 4K, 4:4:4, 1080p60 HD or stereoscopic 3D captureand playback all from within the editing software itself.  If yourediting software does not support direct capture from hardware capture cards,then you can use the included Media Express software to capture to a widerange of compressed and uncompressed video formats and file types in theformat your edit software demands.  UltraStudio is also perfect formonitoring while you edit, and you can connect client monitors to theUltraStudio video output so they can watch your work on big screentelevisions.  UltraStudio supports Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer,DaVinci Resolve and Premiere Pro, plus with its WDM driver, a massive range ofaffordable Windows editing software as well.
  • On-Set Acquisition
    Cinema-quality video acquisitionhas never been simpler.  When working on set with DaVinci Resolve, youcan use the Resolve Live feature to grade live from your video camera. Resolve Live allows you to add nodes and correctors, and then store thosegrades to link up with the camera media later.  No matter what qualitycamera you use, there is an UltraStudio model with the connections to plug indirectly and then grade live.  You can also use UltraStudio to capturefrom cameras into specific, rare or custom file formats and codecs so you canuse live capture to prepare media in real time for your post productionworkflow.  UltraStudio works with any format and new file formats andcodecs can be added as third party plug-ins.
  • Visual Effects and Graphics
    UltraStudio 4K 2 isperfect for VFX work because you can work in full color resolution RGB 4:4:4,which features full color bandwidth without any sub sampling so you get thesharpest and most seamless keys possible.  Because UltraStudio capturesand plays back DPX, DVI and QuickTime files, you can use your favorite VFXsoftware such as After Effects, Nuke, Photoshop and more.  UltraStudioincludes a custom Photoshop plug-in allowing you to grab frames from the videoinput and output still frames from within Photoshop to the video output, evenin Ultra HD 4K on the UltraStudio 4K 2 model.  When working withPhotoshop and After Effects, UltraStudio uses RGB colorspace so you can't getillegal 100% RGB video levels, eliminating surprises when graphics are outputto tape or presented to live production switchers.  UltraStudio 4K takesadvantage of the RGB colorspace to allow fill and key output for externalkeying of graphics and animation.
  • Audio Post
    UltraStudio is perfect for audio postproduction when working on soundtracks for television commercials, episodictelevision production and feature films.  UltraStudio includes multiplechannels of analog audio, AES/EBU digital audio and 8 or 16 channels ofembedded SDI audio depending on the model.  All UltraStudio drivers workwith the world's best audio post production solutions such as ProTools,Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase.
  • Perfect Presentations and Media Play-out - Media Play-outServers
    UltraStudio 4K 2's 1RU design is the perfect choice forplayout servers because it can be installed in the same rack as aserver.  UltraStudio is compatible with a wide range of server softwaresuch as Tools On Air just:in, live:cut, just:play & just:live; SoftronOnTheAir, MovieRecorder, OnTheAir CG and more.  Use the built-in keyerfound in UltraStudio 4K as a part of the playout workflow when layeringgraphics over live input.  There is an UltraStudio model for all types ofplayout servers and with the built in LCD on the UltraStudio 4K model, you canalways confirm correct playback from the server at all times so you know yourprogram feeds are correct right at the playback source.
  • Presentation
    With the massive 3840 x 2160 resolutionof Ultra HD 4K, the UltraStudio 4K 2 model can playback and connect toprojectors for big screen presentations at incredible resolution anddetail.  This means your images stay sharp on the largest cinema screens,which makes UltraStudio 4K 2 the ideal choice for presentations where theaudience needs to see every detail even from the back of a venue. UltraStudio 4K 2 is perfect for concerts, worship broadcasts, large scalevideo art installations, keynote conferences, marketing events or any otherlarge video presentations.
  • Live Streaming Made Easy
    UltraStudio models are fullycompatible with popular video streaming software so you can broadcast yourmedia live to millions of online viewers.  Capture direct from cameras orlive production switchers using UltraStudio and then integrate the capturedhigh-quality video into your live streaming workflow.  With UltraStudiothe first compression pass can be the streaming codec format so the quality isamazing.  UltraStudio supports common streaming software such as FlashMedia Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster and Resolume Avenue 4. With UltraStudio it's easy to create high quality live or on-demand webbroadcasts of sporting events, podcasts or concerts.
  • Color Grading
    High color precision, high resolutionand stereoscopic 3D support in the UltraStudio 4K 2 model makes it the perfectchoice for DaVinci Resolve color correction.  With UltraStudio 4K 2 youcan even output live uncompressed Ultra HD 4K resolution, giving you theultimate feature film workflow for advanced Hollywood projects. UltraStudio 4K 2 has been developed to be the preferred solution for DaVincicolor grading and is the perfect match for the powerful features of DaVinciResolve.  UltraStudio lets you live grade to precision broadcast monitorsor video projectors for an amazing client friendly color grading experience.
  • Live Production
    UltraStudio is a powerful choice foruse with live production switchers.  UltraStudio 4K 2's dual SDI outputcan be used for generating fill and key output from RGB graphics andanimations, or direct from Photoshop with the included plug-in.  Generatereal-time titling and graphics for live production on workstations and thenpresent them to the switcher for use all in real time.  If you need to dostreaming or capture into custom video formats, then UltraStudio simplyconnects to the production switcher video output and then can capture live.
  • UltraStudio for Thunderbolt™ 2 - Supports Your FavoriteSoftware
    UltraStudio supports more editing, design and videosoftware than any other capture product, freeing you to work with yourfavorite creative software.  UltraStudio also supports any Mac OS X andWindows video software and because they connect via a simple Thunderbolt 2connection you can move your UltraStudio between computers as you need! Getfull editing compatibility with Final Cut Pro, Media Composer and Premiere Proand more.  Create stunning visual effects with After Effects andPhotoshop. Perform unparalleled color correction using DaVinci Resolve. Work seamlessly with ProTools for audio production.  With such a widerange of software support, UltraStudio is perfect for every part of yourworkflow.
    • 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 64-bit architecture plays back complex layered effects in real time.  UltraStudio is a great choice for professionals looking for the best possible Avid workflow on Mac OS X and Windows 8.
    • 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 a great solution for DaVinci color grading and have been designed to perfectly match the powerful features in the latest DaVinci Resolve 10.
  • WDM Driver for Windows
    UltraStudio supports WDM andDirectShow so you can capture high quality video straight into your WindowsNLE workflow.  With WDM and DirectShow compatibility, UltraStudio allowsyour acquisition, editing and post processing workflow to be entirelyconfigured on the Windows platform and works with hundreds of post productionand broadcast software utilities such as Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe AfterEffects, 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 theway you want.
  • Includes Media Express and More
    Blackmagic MediaExpress software comes free with every UltraStudio model.  Media Expresslets you batch capture and playback 2D or even dual stream stereoscopic 3D inuncompressed YUV 4:2:2 and RGB 4:4:4 QuickTime, AVI and DPX, or compressedProRes, DVCPRO and MJPEG files.  UltraStudio models also includeBlackmagic LiveKey and Blackmagic Disk Speed Test.  LiveKey lets youinsert logos and other graphics in real time using SDI outputs.  DiskSpeed Test checks your disk array and gives you an easy to understand speedtest with the results in video frames per second.
  • Compatible with Leading Broadcast Design Tools - Add AmazingEffects and Graphics to Your Work
    • 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.
  • VJ Tools
    Resolume software supports all UltraStudiocapture and playback products straight out of the box.  With UltraStudioand 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 audiofiles.  With Resolume Arena you can even use SMPTE timecode captured byUltraStudio to synchronize clips with lasers, lights, fireworks displays oranything you can imagine for the most mind-blowing VJ performances.
  • Streaming
    UltraStudio is fully compatible with popularvideo and audio streaming software so you can get your live stream to millionsof online viewers.  On Mac, stream live video with Flash Media Encoder,Wirecast and Livestream Procaster.  When streaming on Windows, you getcompatibility with Flash Media Encoder, Xsplit Broadcaster, Wirecast andLivestream Procaster.  Stream high-quality video of live events,webcasts, educational seminars, sales presentations, concerts or even videogameplay with UltraStudio.
  • Developer SDK
    Available free with all UltraStudiomodels 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 andQuickTime API that lets  UltraStudio models integrate seamlessly with anunbelievably wide range of applications and codecs.  Develop yoursolutions with confidence because UltraStudio is a flexible, proven foundationthat free you to work without limitations.  The UltraStudio SDK providesboth low level control of hardware and high level interfaces which allow youto easily perform common tasks.  It even lets you develop once and theneasily deploy your solution across the entire range of UltraStudio capture andplayback solutions from Blackmagic Design.
  • UltraStudio for Thunderbolt™ - The World’s Most FlexibleThunderbolt Capture and Playback Solutions
    Connect UltraStudio toprofessional equipment with virtually any type of video and audio connectionavailable, as well as professional RS-422 deck control, external referenceinputs and more.  UltraStudio Thunderbolt models feature advanced SDIvideo connections, the standard for today's post production and broadcastequipment.  Some UltraStudio models also include HDMI, analog component,S-video, and composite connections which means that you can connect to a rangeof older professional and consumer equipment.  Work with the widest rangeof monitors, switchers, routers, and broadcast decks and more.
  • Connecting to Decks and Monitors
    With UltraStudio, youcan be assured you have every kind of connection, quality, file format andsoftware compatibility you need for any task.  Connect virtually anyprofessional or consumer analog video device or deck.  Simply plug intothe SDI connections for digital decks such as HDCAM, HD-D5, HDCAM SR, and evenstandard definition Digital Betacam.  If you're connecting to older deckssuch as Betacam SP, then you can use the component analog connections on theUltraStudio Express and UltraStudio 4K models to plug in direct using thecomponent analog video connections and balanced analog audio.  You evenget composite for connecting to old VHS decks.  UltraStudio has both SDIand HDMI connections, so it's perfect for connecting to broadcast monitors andvideo projectors for massive cinema-style monitoring.
  • Connecting to Routers
    UltraStudio is perfect for usewith routers because they include support for video, multi channel audio,timecode and close caption data all down the single SDI cable.  Thissaves costs on installing multiple routers because a single SDI router canhandle all of the signal types.  UltraStudio supports built in downconversion so you can send feeds to systems that run separate SD and HDrouters.  The multi rate SDI connections also support newer routerdesigns such as Blackmagic Design's Videohub range that allows multiple videoformats on the same router at the same time.
  • Connecting to Live ProductionSwitchers
    Connecting to live production switchers is easy. If you're using UltraStudio as a media player then you can run title softwareor animations in RGB using the UltraStudio 4K model and output fill and key onthe dual link SDI outputs.  Each link can be connected to two switcherinputs and the server can use the fill and key internally to key thesegraphics live.  The included Photoshop plug-in also supports RGB graphicsand alpha channels in your Photoshop graphics so you can update titlesinstantly for urgent on-air graphics.  UltraStudio is perfect for livestreaming production switcher program outputs, simply connect the switcherprogram or aux output to the UltraStudio input and run your favorite streamingsoftware.

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K 2Features:


  • SDI Video Input:
    • 2x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD and 4K and 2D/3D switchable
    • Supports 3 Gb/s and 6Gb/s dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4
  • SDI Video Loop: 2x reclocked 10-bit SD, HD, 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI
  • SDI Video Output:
    • 2x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD/4K and 2D/3D switchable
    • Supports 3 Gb/s and 6Gb/s dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4
  • Analog Video Input:
    • 1x Component YUV on 3 BNCs
    • 1x composite on 1 BNC
  • Analog Video Output:
    • 1x Component YUV on 3 BNCs
    • 1x composite on 1 BNC
  • HDMI Video Input: 1x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing, Ultra HD and 4K  support
  • HDMI Video Output: 1x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing, Ultra HD and 4K support
  • Analog Audio Input: 2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors and 2 channels of consumer unbalanced via RCA connectors
  • Analog Audio Output 2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR 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 connector
  • SDI Audio Input: 16 Channels embedded in HD, 8 channel embedded in SD, 16 channels embedded in Ultra HD, and 4K
  • SDI Audio Output: 16 Channels embedded in HD, 8 channel embedded in SD, 16 channels embedded in Ultra HD, and 4K
  • HDMI Audio Input: 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD, 2K, Ultra HD, and 4K
  • HDMI Audio Output: 8 Channels embedded in SD, HD, Ultra HD, and 4K
  • Timecode Input: 1x XLR for LTC Input
  • Timecode Output: 1x XLR for LTC Output
  • Sync Input: Blackburst in SD or Tri-Sync in HD
  • Device Control:
    • Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control port
    • Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control
  • Computer Interface: Thunderbolt™ 2

Codecs Supported:

  • AVC-Intra
  • Canon XF MPEG2
  • Digital SLR
  • DV-PAL
  • DVCPRO50
  • DPX
  • HDV
  • 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
  • Uncompressed 10-bit 4:4:4


  • Software Included: Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver.
  • Internal Software Upgrade: Firmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.

Software 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
  • 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

SDI Video Standards:

  • SD Format Support: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC.
  • HD Format Support: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94, 1080i60, and 1080p60.
  • 4K Format Support: 3840x2160p/23.98, 3840x2160p/24, 3840x2160p/25, 3840x2160p29.97, 3840x2160p30, 3840x2160p50, 3840x2160p59.94, 3840x2160p60, 4096x2160p23.98, 4096x2160p24, 4096x2160p25, 4096x2160p29.97, 4096x2160p30, 4096x2160p50, 4096x2160p59.94, 4096x2160p60.
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M level B, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.
  • Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.
  • Video Sampling: 4:2:2 and 4:4:4.*
    * Up to 30p for HD and 4K
  • Color Precision: 10-bit
  • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709
  • 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.

HDMI Video Standards

  • SD Format Support: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC.
  • HD Format Support: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94, 1080i60, and 1080p60.
  • 4K Format Support: 3840x2160p/23.98, 3840x2160p/24, 3840x2160p/25, 3840x2160p29.97, 3840x2160p30, 4096x2160p23.98, 4096x2160p24.
  • HDMI Compliance: HDMI 1.4b
  • HDMI Resolution: Pixel for pixel up to 4K resolutions.
  • HDMI Color Precision: 10-bit
  • Copy Protection: 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: Dual stream and frame packed capture & playback.
  • HD 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 up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD 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 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD on playback.
  • Real Time Effects: Apple Final Cut Pro™ internal effects. Adobe® Premiere Pro® Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects.
  • Physical Installation: Requires computer with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt2 port. Please check support pages to see the full system requirement.

Operating Systems:

  • Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later
  • Windows 7 or Windows 8

Power Requirements

  • 1x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet.  120-240V, 50-60 Hz
  • NOTE: Power cable not included with this model.


  • Dimensions: 19" W x 5.59" D x 1.73" H
  • Weight: 3.7 lbs.

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

Safety Compliance

  • FCC, CE


  • 3 year limited manufacturer's warranty

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