Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K is a racking solution with an attractive design and the latest advances in video technology, such as 4:4:4 video capture and dual-channel stereoscopic material, as well as full 4K resolution monitoring. It has SDI, HDMI and analog video interfaces, time code I/O, as well as balanced/unbalanced audio connectors and digital AES/EBU interfaces.
Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K seems to be an excellent solution for those tasks where high performance and quality of signal processing are key points. Together with the Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K interface, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro, or Premiere Pro users can connect virtually any studio equipment and compatibility with any type of media data that enters the studio from customers. When developing the Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K solution, engineers paid special attention to the need to move material between different systems. Thus, they are great for modern file workflows. The Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K interface was designed to be the ideal solution for Blackmagic DaVinci color correction systems. Thanks to this feature, colorists can use all the functional power of the latest Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 9.0 software.
High quality switching
With Dual Link 3Gb/s SDI connectivity and instant switching between SD, HD, 2K and 4K formats, the Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K interface can serve as an excellent capture and output device for both modern workflows and future ones. Owners of video studios will be able to connect to Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K all their 3 Gb/s HD-SDI-, HDMI- and analog devices with support for 16 channels of embedded SDI audio, genlock and tri-level synchronization, as well as a deck control port. Connecting Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI easily handles the capture and output of 4:4:4-, 1080p60- and dual-flow stereoscopic material. In addition to all the above-mentioned advantages, the Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K model includes the possibility of 4K monitoring in full resolution. Analog RCA-type HiFi audio inputs make the device compatible with household audio equipment. Input and output timecode signal provided with XLR-connectors. The Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K interface is able to work with virtually any video equipment, including broadcast monitors and HDCAM-SR, HDCAM, D5, Digital Betacam, DVCPRO HD decks.
The power of Thunderbolt technology
Built on the revolutionary Thunderbolt technology, the Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K interface has an amazing 10 Gbps host connection speed, which is more than 20 times faster than USB 2.0. This speed is enough to capture and output video in 2K RGB format! Thunderbolt technology also provides low latency and high-precision signal synchronization. Thus, Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K seems to be an excellent solution for its use in demanding stereoscopic 3D and 4K processes. Users of Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K will be able to experience all the advantages of working with any video and film formats both on a stationary workstation and on a laptop.
Unrivaled Image Quality
With the Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K interface, users can cope with any work clients bring to them: from commercials to 2K and 4K movies. Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K works with both compressed and uncompressed video. Thus, video professionals can not limit themselves to the choice of only certain codecs. When working with uncompressed video, the captured material will be an exact copy of the information from the camera matrix without any loss or compression. That is, the user can use the maximum image quality for keying, compositing, color correction and other processes. Time-tested drivers, award-winning Blackmagic Media Express software, well-designed hardware architecture and the ability to work with 4K resolution make the Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K interface one of the most advanced and sophisticated solutions for capturing and outputting media in the video industry.
The latest video technology
The Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K high-performance solution uses several of the latest video technologies in its architecture. Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI has 4 times higher bandwidth than traditional HD-SDI. Users can use this speed to work with video effects and keying in the maximum possible to date color resolution of 4: 4: 4. The 3 Gb/s SDI interface also provides access to such a resource-intensive format as 1080p60. The Dual Link SDI interface is also compatible with dual-channel 3D formats, where capture and output are carried out via independent channels. The Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K model with Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI interface allows you to output and monitor 4:2:2 4K material. When working with this new standard, users can also use Blackmagic Design Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 4K and Mini Converter SDI Multiplex. To work with 4K video, the Dual Link 3Gb/s SDI standard uses only two BNC cables instead of four, as was necessary in the past.
Compatible with any software
The Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K interface is fully compatible with virtually any video application software. Blackmagic Design was one of the pioneers in the development of capture boards for television and post-production, thanks to which today it attaches time-tested drivers to its products. Compatibility with most software applications is supported by the open standard DPX and the QuickTime file format. Along with Blackmagic DeckLink solutions, the SDK and QuickTime API are also provided. Thus, developers can create their own solutions for Mac, Windows and Linux systems.
The versatility of Blackmagic drivers gives users the freedom to choose video editing applications, such as Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter. The Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K interface is an excellent hardware tool for creating visual effects in Adobe After Effects, The Foundry Nuke and Adobe Photoshop applications. It is also compatible with such broadcast automation systems as Tools On Air just: in & live: cut & just: play & just: live, Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder, and OnTheAir CG. Working on audio tracks, sound engineers and video editors using Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K can enjoy conflict-free compatibility with Avid ProTools, Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase applications. Providers of streaming services will be pleased with the ability to work with Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster. Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve systems in combination with the Blackmagic DeckLink interface provide an excellent solution for color correction of complex projects in real time. And VJs will be able to use all the powerful features inherent in Resolume Avenue 4 software.