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Blackmagic Ultrastudio 4K Mini

Code: NMA/BDLKULSDMINI4K
Portable Thunderbolt 3 solution with 12G‑SDI, HDMI 2.0 and analog connections allows high frame rate, high dynamic range video in all formats up to 2160p60 and 4K DCI.

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The new UltraStudio 4K Mini from Blackmagic Design is a portable Thunderbolt 3 capture and playback solution packed with the latest broadcast technology, including 12G-SDI, HDMI 2.0 and analog connections. You get broadcast quality 8. and 10-bit high dynamic range capture in all formats up to 4K DCI at 60p, and 12‑bit high dynamic range capture in all formats up to 4K DCI at 30p.

The front panel features push button controls, an LCD for monitoring signal and setup, an XLR microphone input and a ¼" headphone jack. UltraStudio 4K Mini features USB for connecting a keyboard and mouse, plus it will trickle charge your laptop computer when connected to the Thunderbolt 3 port. There’s even a built in SD card reader allowing instant access to your camera media cards!

The new UltraStudio 4K Mini model is a portable Thunderbolt 3 capture and playback solution packed with the latest broadcast technology, including 12G‑SDI, HDMI 2.0 and analog connections. Customers get broadcast quality 8 and 10-bit high dynamic range capture in all formats up to 4K DCI at 60p, and 12-bit high dynamic range capture in all formats up to 4K DCI at 30p. It’s small enough to fit in a rack or be used on a desktop. The front panel features push button controls, an LCD for monitoring signal and setup, an XLR microphone input and a ¼" headphone jack. UltraStudio 4K Mini features USB for connecting a keyboard and mouse, plus it will trickle charge their laptop computer when connected to the Thunderbolt 3 port. There’s even a built in SD card reader allowing instant access to their camera media cards.

UltraStudio HD Mini Key Features

  • Thunderbolt 3 interface capable of up to 40 Gb/s transfer speeds.
  • Thunderbolt 3 for bus powered operation.
  • 3G-SDI input and two 3G-SDI outputs for dual link SDI playback and fill and key.
  • Supports 3G-SDI Level A and Level B.
  • HDMI 1.4a output.
  • Y, Cb, Cr and NTSC/PAL input.
  • Two 1/4” jack connectors for balanced analog audio input.
  • Tri-Sync and Black Burst reference input.
  • RS-422 deck control connection.
  • Supports 16 channels of embedded audio on SDI and 2 channels on HDMI.
  • Supports all SD and HD formats up to 1080p60 and 2K DCI 25p for 10‑bit YUV.
  • Supports all SD and HD formats up to 1080p30 for 12‑bit RGB.
  • Supports optional Teranex Mini Smart Panel for status.
  • Supports optional Teranex Mini Rack Shelf for rack mounting.

Connections

SDI Video Inputs 1
SDI Video Outputs 2 x program out, 1 x loop out.
SDI Rates 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G.
Analog Video Inputs Component YUV or Composite NTSC/PAL. Component is switchable between SD and HD.
Analog Audio Inputs 2 channels of professional balanced analog audio with 1/4 inch Jack connectors.
Analog Audio Outputs 2 channels of professional balanced analog audio with 1/4 inch Jack connectors.
SDI Audio Inputs 16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/UHD/4K.
SDI Audio Outputs 16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/UHD/4K.
HDMI 2.0b Video Inputs 1
HDMI 2.0b Video Outputs 1
HDMI Audio Inputs 8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/UHD/4K.
HDMI Audio Outputs 8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/UHD/4K.
Mic Input 1 x XLR microphone input. 48V Phantom Power switchable via software control.
Sync Input Tri-Sync or Black Burst.
Device Control Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control port. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.
USB 1 x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 (up to 5 Gb/s).
SD Card Reader UHS-I and UHS-II compatible.
Computer Interface Thunderbolt™ 3 (Mac OS, Windows and Linux) with 45W host charging capability.

Supported Codecs

Supported Codecs AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, HEVC, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, DNxHR & DNxHD, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes LT, Apple ProRes 422 Proxy, Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:4:4.

Software

Software Included DaVinci Resolve, Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS and Windows. Media Express, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Linux.
Internal Software Upgrade Firmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.

Software Applications

Software Applications
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Fusion
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Steinberg Nuendo
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
Other supported applications include: The Foundry Nuke, Grass Valley Edius, Sony Catalyst Production Suite, Tools On Air Just: Play & Live & In, Softron MovieRecorder & MReplay, Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Telestream Wirecast, Livestream Producer, Resolume Arena, Magix Vegas Pro & Movie Edit Pro Premium, Corel VideoStudio Pro, CyberLink PowerDirector, Vidblaster X & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay One & CG, CasparCG Server, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster, DevTek Easy Media Suite, Metus Ingest, Boinx Software MimoLive, Cinegy Capture Pro, vMix Live, Renewed Vision ProPresenter, Ventuz Director, Class X Liveboard & Coral CG, Glookast Capturer, Open Broadcaster Software Studio, Nautilus NEMO3D, Derivative TouchDesigner, Assimilate Scratch, Burst Video Webclip2Go & [REC]Marker.

SDI Video Standards

SD Video Standards 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
HD Video Standards 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
2K Video Standards 2Kp23.98 DCI, 2Kp24 DCI, 2Kp25 DCI, 2Kp29.97 DCI, 2Kp30 DCI, 2Kp50 DCI, 2Kp59.94 DCI, 2Kp60 DCI
2KPsF23.98 DCI, 2KPsF24 DCI, 2KPsF25 DCI, 2KPsF29.97 DCI, 2KPsF30 DCI
Ultra HD Video Standards 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
4K Video Standards 4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI, 4Kp50 DCI, 4Kp59.94 DCI, 4Kp60 DCI
3D Video Standards* 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
2Kp23.98 DCI, 2Kp24 DCI, 2Kp25 DCI, 2Kp29.97 DCI, 2Kp30 DCI, 2Kp50 DCI, 2Kp59.94 DCI, 2Kp60 DCI 2KPsF23.98 DCI, 2KPsF24 DCI, 2KPsF25 DCI, 2KPsF29.97 DCI, 2KPsF30 DCI
2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30
4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI
* Playback only
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M Level A and B, SMPTE 2036-1, SMPTE 2048-1, SMPTE 2081-10, SMPTE 2082-10 and SMPTE ST2108-1.
SDI Metadata Support RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning.
Multiple Rate Support SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K/UHD and 4K.
SDI Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit.
SDI Video Sampling 4:2:2, 4:4:4
SDI Color Precision 8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 in 2D modes up to 4Kp30 DCI and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all 2D modes.
8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 in 3D modes up to 2Kp60 DCI and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all 3D modes.
SDI Color Space REC 601, REC 709 and REC 2020

HDMI Video Standards

SD Video Standards 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
HD Video Standards 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
Ultra HD Video Standards 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
4K Video Standards 4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI, 4Kp50 DCI, 4Kp59.94 DCI, 4Kp60 DCI
3D Video Standards 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30
4Kp23.98 DCI, 4Kp24 DCI, 4Kp25 DCI, 4Kp29.97 DCI, 4Kp30 DCI.
HDMI Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit.
HDMI Video Sampling 4:4:4, 4:2:2 and 4:2:0
HDMI Color Precision 8, 10 and 12-bit
HDMI Configuration HDMI 2.0b supports Deep Color and HDR. Automatically configures to connected display.
Multiple Rate Support HDMI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/UHD and 4K.
Copy Protection HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.

Processing

Real Time Effects DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects.
Colorspace Conversion Hardware based real time.
3D Processing Dual stream and frame packed capture and playback. 3D capture supported via HDMI input only.
Physical Installation Requires a computer with a Thunderbolt™ 3 port. Please check support pages to see the full system requirements.

Physical Specifications

Dimensions 210mm x 46.1mm x 177mm
Weight 1.2kg

Operating Systems

OS X Mac 10.13 High Sierra,
Mac 10.14 Mojave or later.
Windows Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, all 64-bit.
Other Linux

Power Requirements

Operating Temperature 5° to 40° C (41° to 104° F)
Storage Temperature -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
Relative Humidity 0% to 90% non-condensing

Warranty

Warranty 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.