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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio SDI

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Regular Price: US$428.47

Special Price US$402.89


- HD/SD-SDI Input & Output
- USB 3.0 Connection to PC
- Uncompressed Video at 10-Bit 4:2:2 YUV
- HDMI 1.4 Monitoring Output
- Genlock Input
- RS-422 Deck Control
- Machined Aluminum with Compact Design


UltraStudio SDI

Get an attractive, portable and fully machined aluminum design that looks great on your desktop or on location shoots. UltraStudio SDI includes SDI capture and playback, as well as a built in HDMI 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.



SDI Video Input : 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.

SDI Video Output : 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.

HDMI Video Output : 1 x HDMI type A connector

SDI Audio Input : 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.

SDI Audio Output : 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 : USB 3.0 Power USB 3.0 Bus Powered.



Supports:AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2.



Supported applications :

DaVinci Resolve, Fusion, Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer, After Effects CC, Avid Pro Tools, Steinberg Cubase, Sony Vegas Pro, Photoshop CC, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4

Other supported applications include:

Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidcaster Pro & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox. CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Steinberg Nuendo, Flash Media Encoder, Xsplit Broadcaster, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster.


Video Standards

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.

SDI Compliance : SMPTE 259M and SMPTE 292M.

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.

Audio Sampling : Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24 bit.

Video Sampling : 4:2:2

Color Precision : 10-bit

Color Space : REC 601, REC 709

HDMI Configuration : HDMI automatically configures to connected display.

HDMI Resolution : Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.

HDMI Color Precision : 10 bit

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 : 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.

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 1080HD during video capture.

Real Time Effects : Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects.


Power Requirements

USB Bus Powered.


What's Included

UltraStudio SDI

USB 3.0 cable

Software CD

Mounting Plate



Software Included : Media Express, Disk Speed Test, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows™.

Internal Software Upgrade : Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.

Physical Installation : Requires a computer with onboard USB 3.0, or a USB 3.0 PCI Express 2.0 card. Does not support USB 2.0 capture and playback. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.



3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

Additional Information

Computer Interface USB 3.0
Video Input HD-SDI, SD-SDI
Video Output HD-SDI, SD-SDI, HDMI
Audio Input SDI Embedded
Audio Output HDMI Embedded, SDI Embedded
Dimensions 5.39" x 2.8" x 0.91"
Weight 9.1 oz


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