Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Extreme

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The Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Extreme is an advanced Thunderbolt and PCIe video capture and playback solution. UltraStudio 4K Extreme features many type of video connections including quad link 12G-SDI, HDMI 2.0 and more, plus it includes a built in multi format hardware codec. UltraStudio 4K Extreme is designed to work with the highest quality and highest frame rate video, all the way up to 3D stereoscopic 4K at 2160p60.

SKU: BLA-BDLKULSR4KEXTR

R51,295.00
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Features

Features

UltraStudio 4K Extreme features a built in hardware multi format hardware codec that allows it to capture to H.265 files. The hardware codec also supports ProRes encoding so users can record and playback everything from an Apple ProRes 422 Proxy to the highest quality 12-bit ProRes 4444 XQ files for advanced compositing and color grading. This hardware codec means that high resolution and high frame rate videos can be captured to less powerful computers such as laptops because the heavy processing of the video compression and decompression is handled by the UltraStudio 4K Extreme.

Designed to be used on a desktop, or installed into equipment racks, UltraStudio 4K Extreme features an attractive, machined aluminum front panel with an integrated color display and buttons for quickly selecting input sources for video, audio, timecode and deck control. The rear panel includes virtually every type of video and audio connection that exists, including 12G-SDI, HDMI 2.0, analog component and composite video, balanced XLR and AES/EBU digital audio, as well as optical fiber expansion cages, RS-422 deck control inputs, dual power supplies and more.

Users will be able to capture and playback Ultra HD in YUV at 60 frames per second as well as Ultra HD and 4K RGB video at 30 frames per second via the advanced 12G-SDI video connections. The Thunderbolt loop thru allows connection of up to 6 devices, so users can connect fast disk arrays for massive amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to their computer. When higher frame rates in RGB 4K are required, then UltraStudio 4K Extreme includes a higher speed PCI Express external connection so users can connect via PCI Express and go beyond the speeds possible with the built in Thunderbolt connection.

UltraStudio 4K Extreme handles virtually every television format, making it the ideal solution for all post production and broadcast users working on high end design, editing, paint, color correction and visual effects projects. UltraStudio 4K Extreme is also perfect for 3D workflows because it features both interleaved/side by side and dual stream capture and playback. Interleaved 3D allows the left and right eye to be interleaved as fields into a single video connection and file, so users can edit and finishing software such as DaVinci Resolve.

“This is the most powerful video capture and playback breakout box we’ve ever designed,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “The combination of 12G-SDI, Thunderbolt, and built-in hardware codec is exciting because it lets users work at higher resolutions and frame rates than ever before. Now users can edit amazing quality video, add the most incredible color correction even in high frames rate RGB 12 bit RGB quality!”

UltraStudio 4K Extreme Key Features

  • Supports 4K 60p capture and playback using 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 connections.
  • Built in high performance hardware codec for H.265 and ProRes encoding.
  • Supports 12-bit 4:4:4 RGB 4K for high end color correction and VFX.
  • 3D capture and playback via SDI and HDMI.
  • Analog Component and dedicated NTSC/PAL in and out.
  • 4 channel balanced analog audio in and out. Additional RCA HiFi audio in.
  • 2 channel AES/EBU unbalanced audio in and out.
  • Professional Mic input with phantom power selector and full input gain control.
  • Timecode in and out on XLR connectors.
  • Genlock/tri-sync input & output.
  • 2 x Sony compatible RS-422 deck control.
  • Includes hardware down conversion of Ultra HD to HD on playback.
  • Includes hardware SD and HD keying.
  • Connects with both Thunderbolt and PCIe
  • Includes free DaVinci Resolve Lite software.
  • Includes free developer SDK
  • Elegant 2 rack unit design, with removable ears so it can be used in a rack or sit on a desk.

In The Box

In The Box

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Extreme

Specs

Specs

SDI Video Input

2 x 12Gb/s and 2 x 6Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single/dual/quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable.

SDI Video Loop

4 x reclocked SD/HD/2K/4K linked to corresponding inputs.

SDI Video Output

2 x 12Gb/s and 2 x 6Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single/dual/quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable.

SDI Video Repeated Output

2 x 12Gb/s and 2 x 6Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single/dual/quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable.

Optical Fiber Input/Output

2 x 12Gb/s Optical Fiber (Optional).

HDMI Video Input

HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support for 2160p60

HDMI Video Output

HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support for 2160p60

Analog Video Input

1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs, 1 x composite NTSC/PAL on 1 BNC

Analog Video Output

1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs, 1 x composite NTSC/PAL on 1 BNC

SDI Audio Input

16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/4K.

SDI Audio Output

16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/4K.

HDMI Audio Input

8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/4K.

HDMI Audio Output

8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/4K.

Analog Audio Input

4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors and 2 channels of consumer unbalanced via RCA connectors.

Analog Audio Output

4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors.

AES/EBU Audio Input

2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter on BNC connector.

AES/EBU Audio Output

2 Channels unbalanced on BNC connector.

Mic Input

1 x 48V microphone input via XLR connector. Phantom Power switchable via software control.

Timecode Input

1 x XLR Input.

Timecode Output

1 x XLR Output.

Sync Input

1 x Reference input. Blackburst in SD or Tri-Sync in HD.

Sync Output

1 x Reference Loop Output. Blackburst in SD or Tri-Sync in HD.

Device Control

2 x Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.

Computer Interface

Thunderbolt™ 2, PCI Express, USB.

Power

2 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. 120-240V, 50-60Hz.

Codecs

Supports: AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, HEVC, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, 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

Resolve Lite, Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X. Resolve Lite, Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Windows 7 and Windows 8. 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

 DaVinci Resolve
 Fusion
 Final Cut Pro X
 Premiere Pro CC
 Avid Media Composer
 After Effects CC
 Avid Pro Tools
 Steinberg Cubase
 Steinberg Nuendo
 Photoshop CC

Other supported applications include:

Nuke, Steinberg Nuendo, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, Tools On Air just:in & live:cut & just:play & just:live, Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder and OnTheAir CG, Flash Media Live Encoder, Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Resolume Avenue 4, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidblaster Pro & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster.

SDI Video
Standards

SD Format Support

525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL.

HD Format Support

1280 x 720p50, 1280 x 720p59.94, 1280 x 720p60, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080i59.94, 1920 x 1080i60, 1920 x 1080PsF23.98, 1920 x 1080PsF24, 1920 x 1080PsF25, 1920 x 1080PsF29.97, 1920 x 1080PsF30, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080p30, 1920 x 1080p50, 1920 x 1080p59.94, 1920 x 1080p60.

2K Format Support

2048 x 1080PsF23.98, 2048 x 1080PsF24, 2048 x 1080PsF25, 2048 x 1080p23.98, 2048 x 1080p24, 2048 x 1080p25.

4K Format Support

3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97, 3840 x 2160p30, 3840 x 2160p50, 3840 x 2160p59.94, 3840 x 2160p60, 4096 x 2160p23.98, 4096 x 2160p24, 4096 x 2160p25.

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M level A, SMPTE 425M level B, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.

SDI Audio Sampling

Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit.

SDI Video Sampling

4:2:2, 4:4:4 and 4:4:4:4.

SDI Color Precision

8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 and 8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4.

SDI Color Space

REC 601, REC 709.

SDI Configuration

SDI output is configurable for Quad Link 3Gb/s via Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility. When using single link 12Gb/s on SDI A or dual link 6Gb/s on SDI A and B, SDI C and D will output downconverted HD.

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.

HDMI Video
Standards

SD Format Support

525/29.97 NTSC, 625/25 PAL.

HD Format Support

1280 x 720p50, 1280 x 720p59.94, 1280 x 720p60, 1920 x 1080i50, 1920 x 1080i59.94, 1920 x 1080i60, 1920 x 1080p23.98, 1920 x 1080p24, 1920 x 1080p25, 1920 x 1080p29.97, 1920 x 1080p30, 1920 x 1080p50, 1920 x 1080p59.94, 1920 x 1080p60.

4K Format Support

3840 x 2160p23.98, 3840 x 2160p24, 3840 x 2160p25, 3840 x 2160p29.97, 3840 x 2160p30, 3840 x 2160p50, 3840 x 2160p59.94, 3840 x 2160p60, 4096 x 2160p23.98, 4096 x 2160p24.

Audio Sampling

Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit.

HDMI Video Sampling

4:2:2 and 4:4:4.

HDMI Color Precision

10-bit RGB in HD, 10-bit YUV in 4K.

HDMI Configuration

HDMI 2.0 supports Deep Color and automatically configures to connected display.

Multiple Rate Support

HDMI and SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K and 4K. Component analog video connections are switchable between SD and HD.

Copy Protection

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

Processing

Encoding

Hardware based real time h.265 encoder.

Colorspace Conversion

Hardware based real time.

3D Processing

Dual stream and frame packed capture & playback.

Ultra HD Down Conversion

Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs Ultra HD to HD or HD to SD downconverted signal on SDI B and SD on Component and NTSC/PAL. Switch analog video to Component and choose HD or SD output. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3.

HD Up Conversion

Built-in, high quality hardware up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on playback. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 zoom and 16:9 zoom.

HD Cross Conversion

Built in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720p to 1080i and 1080i to 720p on playback.

Real Time Effects

DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects.

Physical Installation

Requires computer with either a Thunderbolt port or available PCIe slot. PCIe cable and interface card available separately. Please check support pages to see the full system requirement.

Operating Systems


Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks,
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.


Windows 7 or Windows 8.
 

Power Requirements

2 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. 120-240V, 50-60Hz.

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PRODUCT WARRANTY INFORMATION

1.  What warranty comes with the goods purchased ?

All products sold by Orms are covered by a minimum of a one year local warranty, reckoned from the date of purchase, to protect you against manufacturing defects.

CANON

Canon cameras including IXUS, PowerShot and EOS are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Canon video cameras including Legria and X-series are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.

NIKON

Nikon compacts excluding the Coolpix P900 are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty.
Nikon DSLR's including the CoolPix P900 and are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.

FUJIFILM

Fujifilm cameras  are covered by a 2 Year Warranty.

SIGMA & TAMRON LENSES

Sigma and Tamron products are covered by a 3 Year Warranty.

LEXAR & SANDISK MEMORY CARDS

Lexar and Sandisk memory cards are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

LOWEPRO BAGS

Lowepro's Limited Original Owner Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship during the useful life of the product.  The warranty does not cover damage caused by improper care.

USED GEAR PURCHASED FROM ORMS

 All used gear sold by ORMS is supplied with a 6 Month Warranty.

 

2.  My product has gone faulty, now what ?

Please contact our service division straight away on 021 - 469 1962 and notify them of the fault. You may also e-mail them at repairs@orms.co.za

   1. If a product is defective / faulty, ORMS will replace the product within a 10 day period deemed from the date of receiving the product.  ORMS will also cover the shipping costs within the borders of South Africa.

   2. During the warranty period, Orms will arrange collection of the faulty item, facilitate the repair and then ship the product back to the customer, bearing all risks and costs.

   3. Please see our policies under Return Policy and Servicing & Repair Policy for further information


Orms is not obliged to repair products that fall outside of the manufacturers warranty period, or products that are damaged accidentally, however Orms in seeking to deliver the highest standard of customer service will gladly assist the customer in having the product repaired via the network of repair agents with which Orms has business dealings.

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We charge a flat-rate for shipping and the charges are per order. 

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Delivery Charges:

International shipments are quoted on a per order basis depending on the size and weight of the parcel shipped.

 

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You are welcome to place your order online, pay for it and collect it from our Cape Town or Bellville branches. You will need to bring in a print out of the order for collection. Please ask for online sales on arrival. 

 

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