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Blackmagic Design BDLKULSASDI UltraStudio SDI

MPN: BDLKULSASDI

UPC: 9338716001211

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Blackmagic UltraStudio SDI


Blackmagic Design UltraStudio SDI is a Windows-compatible HD-SDI capture device that connects to your computer via USB 3.0. The compact, handsome, machined-aluminum device draws power through the USB 3.0 connection. UltraStudio SDI includes all necessary capture/playback software and drivers, so setup is a breeze.


The device captures uncompressed 10-bit 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. The USB 3.0 connection supports data rates up to a blazing 4.8 Gb/s, which is plenty fast to effect a direct high-speed connection to your video editing software's real-time effects processing.


UltraStudio SDI also features an HDMI 1.4 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 SDI files are open standard AVI, DPX, and QuickTime format, so you can edit with just about any software, including Sony Vegas, The Foundry's Nuke, eyeon Fusion, Digidesign Pro Tools, and Adobe Premiere Pro, Photoshop, and After Effects. Though it's a Windows-based device, UltraStudio is qualified by Apple for Final Cut Pro compatibility, so you can batch capture from decks and play back FCP timelines with RT Exrtreme 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.


Note: 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.


High-Quality Connections
UltraStudio SDI includes the highest-quality low-jitter SDI connections that instantly switch between all SD and HD video formats. Connect to decks such as Digital Betacam, HDCAM, HDCAM-SR, Panasonic D5, DVCPRO HD, Sony PMW-F3, and more. UltraStudio SDI includes HDMI 1.4 out, so you can use any television as a broadcast monitor, dramatically lowering the overall cost of editing systems. HDMI out even lets you connect to video projectors for a theater-style screening room environment. UltraStudio SDI includes deck control, genlock, and fully powers via USB 3.0
Incredible Quality Video
With UltraStudio SDI you get both compressed and uncompressed video capture and playback in the highest-quality 10-bit 4:2:2 YUV. Only uncompressed video captures every bit of every pixel in the SDI video connection for an exact mirror image between capture and playback. That's the highest quality possible from the SDI specification
Advanced USB 3.0
For a future-proof design, UltraStudio SDI features built-in USB 3.0 for a high-speed 4.8 Gb/s connection that's up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 or FireWire. USB 3.0 is built into the latest computers and is more than 3 times the speed of HD video. This means you get a direct high-speed connection to your editing software's real-time effects processing. You won't need to waste CPU time compressing video just to play it back, so you get more HD real-time effects than products without such a high-speed connection. Unlike older USB 2.0 and FireWire products, you're not restricted to a single, slow-rendering, compressed video format. Choose compressed or uncompressed video formats based on the job you're doing
Broad Compatibility
Blackmagic Design is the world's biggest capture card manufacturer, so you get the widest third-party software compatibility. Use DirectShow and QuickTime software and edit on your favorite NLE software such as Adobe Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas. For compositing and broadcast design, UltraStudio SDI works with After Effects, Nuke, Fusion, and Photoshop. Audio engineers will love using UltraStudio SDI with Avid Pro Tools and Steinberg Nuendo. All UltraStudio SDI files are open standard AVI, DPX, and QuickTime format, so they're compatible with all software. UltraStudio SDI even includes a developer SDK so you can develop your own custom solutions
Included Software, Drivers & Plug-Ins
UltraStudio SDI 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. Also included is Media Express software for batch capture and output to tape with frame-accurate deck control using AVI, QuickTime and DPX files. Media Express lets you use virtually any software for video work. Adobe Photoshop is the world standard for paint and image design, and UltraStudio SDI includes Photoshop plug-ins that let you grab frames from the video input or send frames to the video output – directly from within Photoshop itself. UltraStudio SDI also supports real-time RAM preview in Adobe After Effects
Blackmagic Media Express
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. Media Express also supports CMX EDL import and export, frame-accurate deck control via RS-422, and will even insert and assemble to tape. Media Express is fast, accurate, and easy to use and works on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. Audio metering, real-time preview of clips, and dynamic playlist search are just some of its features. You can even grab still frames directly from your deck and save them as perfect digital-quality still images
Blackmagic Utilities
LiveKey lets you insert logos and other graphics in real time using SDI outputs by switching UltraStudio SDI into a standard-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. The world famous Blackmagic Codec allows highest rendering quality on Intensity and unlike other products, only the Blackmagic Codec features correct anti-aliasing 4:2:2 color filtering, so RGB graphics convert to correct 4:2:2 YUV video space without aliasing problems
Overview
UltraStudio SDI simply plugs in to add 10 bit SDI capture and playback, plus HDMI monitoring to your computer! Because it powers from the USB connection, it's a snap to install! With high quality SDI and HDMI monitoring, plus genlock and RS-422 deck control built in, you get the the highest quality solution for editing, effects, paint and design! 

 


 
Broadcast Quality SDI for USB 3.0
UltraStudio SDI includes a built in HDMI 1.4 output so you can even use a low cost television as a broadcast monitor. Perfect with laptops for SDI acquisition on location, or in large creative groups so all computers can be connected to broadcast routing infrastructure, UltraStudio SDI is the perfect low cost solution! 
Compact Design
UltraStudio SDI eliminates messy power supplies because it powers from the USB 3.0 connection, plus there are no switches or adjustments because it automatically switches between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI video formats.

 



World's Highest Quality Connections
UltraStudio SDI includes the highest quality low jitter SDI connections that instantly switch between all SD and HD video formats. Connect to decks such as Digital Betacam, HDCAM, HDCAM-SR, Panasonic D5, Sony PMW-F3 and more!

Compatible with Everything!
Blackmagic Design is the worlds biggest capture card manufacturer, so you get more third party software compatability! Edit on your favorite NLE software such as Adobe Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas. For compositing and broadcast design, UltraStudio SDI works with After Effects, Nuke, Fusion and Photoshop. Audio engineers will love using UltraStudio SDI with Avid Pro Tools and Steinberg Nuendo. 
 



Compact Size
UltraStudio SDI features a beautiful machined aluminum design with full silicon rubber base that grips to desk surfaces. UltraStudio SDI is so small and lightweight, it?? perfect for your laptop bag, so you can take it everywhere! Because it?? USB powered, it?? truly a portable solution!

Technical Specs

Learn more about Blackmagic Design BDLKULSASDI UltraStudio SDI

 Connections

 

 SDI Video Input

1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable

 SDI Video Output

1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable

 Analog Video Input

None

 Analog Video Output

None

 HDMI Video Input

None

 HDMI Video Output

1 x HDMI type A connector

 Analog Audio Output

None

 Analog Audio Input

None

 AES / EBU Audio Input

None

 AES / EBU Audio Output

None

 SDI Audio Input

8 Channels embedded in SD and HD

 SDI Audio Output

8 Channels embedded in SD and HD

 HDMI Audio Input

None

 HDMI Audio Output

2 Channels embedded in SD and HD

 Computer Interface

USB 3.0

 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

 

 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

 2K Format Support

None

 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

 Video Sampling

4:2:2

 Audio Sampling

Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit

 Color Precision

10-bit

 Color Space

REC 601, REC 709

 HDMI Color Precision

10 bit

 HDMI Resolution

Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device

 HDMI Configuration

HDMI automatically configures to connected display

 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

For legal reasons HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content

 

 Processing

 

 Colorspace Conversion

Hardware based real time

 3D processing

None

 HD Down Conversion

Software based down conversion during video playback

 HD Up Conversion

Real time standard definition to 1080HD and 720HD during video capture

 Cross Conversion

Real time 720HD to 1080HD during video capture

 Real Time Effects

Adobe® Premiere Pro® Mercury Playback Engine effects in DV, MJPEG, DVCPRO HD, DSLR, AVCHD, XDCAM, XDCAM HD and uncompressed

 

 Extras

 

 Software Included

Media Express, Disk Speed Test, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows™

 Firmware Upgrade

Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software

 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

 Operating System Compatibility

Compatible with Microsoft Windows 7™

 Product Warranty

3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty

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