Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 3D is a Mac-compatible 3G/HD-SDI capture & playback device that connects to your computer via Thunderbolt and supports two streams of 1080p HD video for stereoscopic 3D workflows. The compact, handsome, machined-aluminum device includes all necessary capture/playback software and drivers, so setup is a breeze.
The device captures uncompressed 10-bit 4:4:4 RGB and 4:2:2 YUV video from any deck, broadcast router, or video camera with SDI output and plays it back to broadcast-quality SDI monitors. With both dual- and single-link 3G-SDI supported, resolutions up to 2K are supported, for feature film work. The Thunderbolt connection supports data rates up to a blazing 10 Gb/s, which is plenty fast to effect a direct high-speed connection to your video editing software's real-time effects processing, even for dual-stream stereoscopic productions.
UltraStudio 3D also features an HDMI 1.4a input for capture and an HDMI 1.4a output for monitoring via an HDMI-enabled television, computer monitor, or projector. RS-422 deck control is included for controlling HDCAM SR, Digital Betacam, HDCAM, D5, DVCPRO HD and other VTRs. For genlock, the device accepts a blackburst or tri-sync reference signal.
All UltraStudio 3D files are open standard DPX and QuickTime format, so you can edit with just about any software, including Apple Final Cut Pro, The Foundry's Nuke, eyeon Fusion, Digidesign Pro Tools and Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop and After Effects. UltraStudio 3D is qualified by Apple for Final Cut Pro compatibility, so you can batch capture from decks and play back FCP timelines with RT Extreme real-time effects. Other supported Final Cut Pro features include 10-bit rendering, 16-channel audio, deck control and support for ProRes, JPEG, DV, DVCPRO, DVCPRO HD and 8- & 10-bit uncompressed video.
|2K Format Support:||2048 x 1556PsF24 and 2048 x 1556PsF25, 2048 x 1556p23.98, 2048 x 1556p24 and 2048 x 1556p25|
|3D Processing:||Dual stream and frame packed capture & playback|
|AES/EBU Audio Input / Output:||2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter|
|Analog Audio Input / Output:||2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors|
|Analog Video Input / Output:||1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video or Composite. Component supports HD and SD|
|Audio Sampling:||Television standard sample rate of 48kHz at 24 bit.|
|Color Space:||REC 601, REC 709|
|Colorspace Conversion:||Hardware based real time|
|Device Control:||Sony compatible RS422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control|
|Firmware Upgrade:||Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software|
|HD Cross Conversion:||Real time 720HD to 1080HD during video capture|
|HD Down Conversion:||Software based down conversion during video playback|
|HD Up Conversion:||Real time standard definition to 1080HD and 720HD during video capture|
|HDMI Audio Input / Output:||8 channels embedded in SD and HD|
|HDMI Color Precision:||10 bit|
|HDMI Configuration:||HDMI automatically configures to connected display|
|HDMI Resolution:||Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device|
|HDMI Video Input / Output:||1 x HDMI 1.4a type A connector|
|Installation:||Requires Macintosh computer with Thunderbolt running Mac OS X 10.6. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements|
|Operating System Compatibility:||Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard|
|SD Format Support:||625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC and 480p|
|SDI Audio Input / Output:||16 channels embedded in SD and HD|
|SDI Compliance:||SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M and SMPTE 425M|
|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|
|SDI Video Input / Output:||2 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable|
|Software Included:||Media Express, Disk Speed Test, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X|
|Sync Input:||Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format|
|Video Sampling:||4:2:2 and 4:4:4|