Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 3D with Thunderbolt Interface

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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.

Lining and Layers:

  • UltraStudio 3D includes high quality HDMI 1.4a and dual HD-SDI connections for full-resolution frame-packed 3D capture and playback. Work in side-by-side, line-by-line and top & bottom formats, even with previous-generation 3D devices

Support and Cushioning:

  • UltraStudio 3D supports uncompressed YUV 4:2:2 and RGB 4:4:4 workflows up to full resolution 2K, so you can handle any job that comes through your door


  • UltraStudio 3D includes a universal power supply complete with a cable tie-down point and a set of international socket adapters for all countries. Take your editing suite with you anywhere without the need to purchase third-party adapters


  • LiveKey lets you insert logos and other graphics in real time using SDI outputs by switching UltraStudio 3D into a standard-def or high-def keyer card. Disk Speed Test checks your disk array and gives you an easy-to-understand speed test with the results in video frames per second


  • Media Express lets you batch capture and play back 2D and dual-stream stereoscopic 3D in DPX, ProRes, uncompressed YUV and RGB, DVCPRO HD and MJPEG files. You can even create your own playlist
  • Built on Thunderbolt technology, UltraStudio 3D has a blazingly fast 10 Gb/s connection that's up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. Thunderbolt also brings low latency and highly accurate time synchronization, so UltraStudio 3D is perfect for demanding stereoscopic 3D workflows
  • Connect all your I/O devices with single- and dual-link 3 Gb/s HD-SDI, HDMI 1.4a and analog video in and out, as well as 16 channel SDI audio I/O, genlock for bi- and tri-level sync and serial deck control
  • With UltraStudio 3D's third-party software compatibility, you can seamlessly edit on your favorite NLE software such as Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro. For compositing and broadcast design, UltraStudio 3D works with After Effects, Nuke and Photoshop
  • UltraStudio 3D includes everything you need for editing, paint, or broadcast design. There's a full set of drivers for capture and playback with real-time effects in Premiere Pro. There's also a set of included Blackmagic Utilities: Disk Speed Test, LiveKey and the Blackmagic software codec
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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 Precision:10-bit
Color Space:REC 601, REC 709
Colorspace Conversion:Hardware based real time
Computer Interface:Thunderbolt
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

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