Blackmagic UltraStudio Express by Blackmagic Design allow professional and consumer video equipment to connect 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 the 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!
Add SDI, HDMI and analog connections to Thunderbolt computer!
UltraStudio Express, the world’s most innovative video capture and playback solutions using Intel’s new, lightning fast Thunderbolt technology! UltraStudio 3D and UltraStudio Express are compact, portable and affordable, plus provide the high performance SD/HD capture and playback that Hollywood film, broadcast television, and post production markets demand. The UltraStudio 3D model even supports 2K or two streams of full resolution video up to 1080p HD for new stereoscopic 3D workflows!
The 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, making the UltraStudio 3D ideal for demanding stereoscopic 3D workflows. Now you can work with all the video formats you need, conveniently on your desktop or notebook computer!
Attractive Portable Design
Machined from a solid block of aluminum, UltraStudio 3D and UltraStudio Express feature an attractive, rugged design that’s packed with features. It’s perfect for those on the go as an extremely portable companion for working with the widest range of cameras, computers and favorite video software. Imagine color grading on set in real time or working with graphics and recording at live events! UltraStudio Express even includes two breakout cables, one with RCA consumer connections and the other with professional BNC/XLR connections with reference and deck control so you can move between consumer and professional video instantly!
Closer look at UltraStudio Express
UltraStudio Express is the Thunderbolt powered portable solution that powers from your laptop battery! You get high quality 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI and analog capture and playback with both consumer RCA and professional BNC/XLR breakout cables so you can capture and playback from both consumer and professional equipment.UPC: 9338716001648
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 connectorHDMI 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
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 andSMPTE 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.
Television rate of 48kHz and 24 bit.Video Sampling
REC 601, REC 709HDMI Resolution
Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.HDMI Color Precision
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.
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
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™ port. Please check support pages to see the full system requirement.