• UltraStudio HD Mini Thunderbolt 3
  • UltraStudio HD Mini Thunderbolt 3
  • UltraStudio HD Mini Thunderbolt 3
  • UltraStudio HD Mini Thunderbolt 3

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini with Thunderbolt 3 Capture and Playback


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Product Highlights

  • Thunderbolt 3, up to 40 Gb/s transfer speeds
  • Capture and playback  up to 1080p60 and 2K DCI 25p 10‑bit YUV
  • 3G-SDI input
  • Two 3G-SDI outputs
  • HDMI 1.4a output
  • RS-422 deck control
  • Tri-Sync and Black Burst reference input


Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini features with Thunderbolt 3 connection so you get incredible 40 Gb/s performance for capture and playback of fully uncompressed video in SD and HD video up to 1080p at 60 fps with up to 16 channels of embedded audio. UltraStudio HD Mini features professional broadcast quality connections that include 3G-SDI, analog YUV and composite NTSC/PAL video inputs, along with a reference input. There are also two ¼” audio connections for analog audio input that work with balanced and HiFi sources. In addition, UltraStudio HD Mini can remote control professional broadcast decks using the built in RS-422 connection. For output, you get dual link 3G-SDI with fill and key, and an HDMI connection for monitoring video with a big screen television. UltraStudio HD Mini is powered via the Thunderbolt 3 connection so they are extremely portable. UltraStudio HD Mini is designed for portability and fits in ⅓ of a standard rack so it can be mounted with other equipment, or used stand alone on the desktop.

UltraStudio HD Mini works with all your favorite video software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Suite. UltraStudio is QuickTime and WDM based and work with any Mac OS X and Windows video software for playback solution. 

Thunderbolt™ Connection: Developed on the Thunderbolt™ Connection:

This capture device has ultra fast 40GB/s transfer speed, Get super fast speeds for complete resolution dual stream real time playback and 3D capture. Thunderbolt also ensures highly accurate time synchronization and low latency, while making this device perfect for demanding stereoscopic 3D workflows.

The highest quality connection of the world:

UltraStudio HD Mini has HDMI, SDI, and analog video connections, UltraStudio can connect to almost anything.

Use almost any video software:

This device is totally compatible with different editing software systems like Media Composer 6, Final Cut Pro and Premier Pro. For broadcast design and composting, this device works with Nuke, After Effects, Photoshop, and many others.

Flexible power:

This device works as the ultimate portable solution as it gets power from Thunderbolt connection. Therefore, there is no need for any power supply. The user just needs to plug the device in.

UPC: 9338716004809
Technical Specifications
SDI Video Inputs 1 x 3Gb/s SD/HD switchable.
SDI Video Outputs 2 x 3Gb/s SD/HD switchable, supports single and dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4.
SDI Rates 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G
Optical SDI None
HDMI Video Inputs None
HDMI Video Outputs 1 x HDMI 1.4b type A connector.
Analog Video Inputs Y, B-Y, R-Y/NTSC/PAL.
Analog Video Outputs None
Analog Audio Inputs 2 x 1/4 inch jack connectors for balanced and unbalanced analog audio.
Analog Audio Outputs None, embedded audio only.
SDI Audio Inputs 16 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
SDI Audio Outputs 16 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
HDMI Audio Outputs 2 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
Reference Input Tri-Sync or Black Burst.

• AVC-Intra


• CanonXFMPEG2

• DigitalSLR











• AppleProRes4444

• AppleProRes422HQ

•  AppleProRes422

• AppleProResLT

• AppleProRes422Proxy

• Uncompressed8-bit4:2:2

• Uncompressed10-bit4:2:2.

Software Included Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X and Windows. Media Express, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Linux.
Internal Software Upgrade Firmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.
Software Applications  
Other supported applications include

• Nuke

• Steinberg Nuendo

• Tools On Air just:in & live:cut & just:play & just:live

• Softron OnTheAir• MovieRecorder and OnTheAir CG

• Flash Media Encoder

• Wirecast

• Livestream Producer

• Resolume Avenue 5

• Magix Vegas Pro

• VideoStudio Pro X9.5

• CyberLink Power Director

• MAGIX Video Pro X

• VidBlaster X

• Studio and Broadcast

• Uniplay One and CG

• CasparCG

• Magicsoft CG

• Xsplit Broadcaster

• Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster.

Video Standards  
SD Video Standards

• 525i59.94 NTSC

• 625i50 PAL

HD Video Standards

• 720p50

• 720p59.94

• 720p60

• 1080p23.98

• 1080p24

• 1080p25

• 1080p29.97

• 1080p30

• 1080p50

• 1080p60

• 1080PsF23.98

• 1080PsF24

• 1080PsF25

• 1080PsF29.97

• 1080PsF30

• 1080i50

• 1080i59.94

• 1080i60

• 1080p50

• 1080p59.94

• 1080p60

2K Video Standards

• 2K DCI 23.98p

• 2K DCI 24p

• 2K DCI 25p

• 2K DCI 23.98PsF

• 2K DCI 24PsF

• 2K DCI 25PsF

SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M and SMPTE 425M A/B
SDI Metadata Support RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning.
Audio Sampling Television rate of 48kHz and 24 bit.
SDI Video Sampling 4:2:2/4:4:4
Color Precision 8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 up to 1080p30 and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all standards.
Color Space REC 601, REC 709
HDMI Resolution Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.
Multiple Rate support SDI and HDMI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s, 1.5 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s.
Copy Protection HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
Hardware Frame Buffer v210 (10 bit YUV), 2vuy (8 bit YUV), ARGB, BGRA (8 bit RGB), r210 (10 bit RGB), R12B,R12L (12 bit RGB).
Computer Capture 1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 for Mac and Windows. Powers from Thunderbolt host computer, includes Blackmagic Desktop Video SDK.
Built in Control Panel None. Supports Teranex Mini Smart Panel with 2.2 inch color display for video preview, audio meters and status.
Device Control 1 x Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control port. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.
Colorspace Conversion Hardware based real time.
HD Down Conversion Real time 10-bit hardware down conversion on SDI B output, Composite and S-Video when working in HD video formats on playback. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 styles.
Real Time Effects Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects. DaVinci Resolve.
Physical Installation Requires computer with a Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C port. Please check support pages to see the full system requirements.
Operating Systems

• Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan

• MacOS 10.12 Sierra or later.

• Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, all 64-bit.

• Linux

Power Requirements Powered by Thunderbolt cable.
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
What's Included UltraStudio HD Mini SD card with software and manual. DaVinci Resolve SD card
Warranty 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

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