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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder - ultra small pocket sized Thunderbolt powered recording from SDI and HDMI (BMD-BDLKULSDZMINREC)

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UltraStudio Mini Recorder

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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder - ultra small pocket sized Thunderbolt powered recording from SDI and HDMI (BMD-BDLKULSDZMINREC)

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Overview
When you need tiny sized portable video capture and playback for your Thunderbolt laptop or desktop computer then UltraStudio Express and UltraStudio Mini are the perfect solution. You get an extremely affordable solution with high quality SD and HD video all powered from the Thunderbolt connection so you just plug in and go! UltraStudio Express includes capture and playback of SD/HD-SDI, HDMI and analog video and analog audio all in the one beautifully designed model. UltraStudio Mini Recorder is the pocket sized SDI and HDMI recorder and UltraStudio Mini Monitor features SDI and HDMI playback, perfect for simple low cost NLE monitoring.
This UltraStudio Mini Recorder works with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later, and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.

About the UltraStudio Mini Recorder

When you need tiny sized portable video capture and playback for your Thunderbolt laptop or desktop computer then UltraStudio Express and UltraStudio Mini are the perfect solution. You get an extremely affordable solution with high quality SD and HD video all powered from the Thunderbolt connection so you just plug in and go! UltraStudio Express includes capture and playback of SD/HD-SDI, HDMI and analog video and analog audio all in the one beautifully designed model. UltraStudio Mini Recorder is the pocket sized SDI and HDMI recorder and UltraStudio Mini Monitor features SDI and HDMI playback, perfect for simple low cost NLE monitoring.

This UltraStudio Mini Recorder works with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later, and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.

Connections
SDI Video Input None1 x 10-bit SD/HD switchable.
SDI Video OutputNone
HDMI Video Input1 x HDMI type A connector.
HDMI Video OutputNone
SDI Audio Input8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
SDI Audio OutputNone
HDMI Audio Input8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
HDMI Audio OutputNone
Computer InterfaceThunderbolt™
Standards
SD Format Support625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC.
HD Format Support720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080i60.
SDI ComplianceSMPTE 259M and 292M.
SDI Metadata SupportVITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal. VANC capture using up to 3 lines of video in file. HD RP188. Closed captioning.
Audio SamplingTelevision rate of 48kHz and 24 bit.
Video Sampling4:2:2
Color Precision10-bit
Color SpaceREC 601, REC 709
HDMI ConfigurationHDMI automatically configures to connected display.
HDMI ResolutionPixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.
HDMI Color Precision10-bit
Multiple Rate supportHDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
Processing
Colorspace ConversionHardware based real time.
HD Down ConversionNone
HD Up ConversionSoftware based up conversion during video capture.
Real Time EffectsApple Final Cut Pro™ internal effects. Adobe® Premiere Pro® Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer 6™ internal effects.
Extras
Software IncludedMedia Express, Disk Speed Test, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver.
Internal Software UpgradeFirmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.
Physical InstallationRequires computer with a Thunderbolt™ port. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.
Operating System CompatibilityMac OS X 10.7 Lion or later or Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.
Product Warranty12 Month Limited Warranty.
  • Advanced WorkflowUltra- Studio Express and the UltraStudio Mini's are the solution you need when doing SD and HD work that demand quality. If you're editing with Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro then you get high quality and an extremely portable design, perfect for editing on location. UltraStudio takes care of moving your media in and out of your computer so it's perfect for modern file based workflows. UltraStudio is powered via the Thunderbolt connection so it powers from your laptop battery. That makes UltraStudio Express the perfect "everything in and out" solution that you can take with you. If you're traveling light, then UltraStudio Monitor is the ideal solution for monitoring when editing and it's smaller than your phone!
  • Attractive Portable Design- The UltraStudio Express model features a wonderful machined aluminum design that looks great with your laptop or on your desktop. You get SDI and HDMI connections on the rear panel as well as a break out cable connector for analog video and audio. UltraStudio Express includes two break out cables, one for professional use with BNC video connections and XLR audio connections, plus reference input and RS422 deck control. The other break out cable includes RCA connectors for audio and video so you can connect to consumer equipment. Dual break out cables means you can capture and playback from a wider range of both professional and consumer equipment. UltraStudio Mini Recorder and Monitor include only a single HDMI and SDI connection each so they are the tiniest way to capture and playback video available!
  • World's Highest Quality Connections- UltraStudio is the perfect capture and playback device for your work now and well into the future! Simply choose between UltraStudio Express, UltraStudio Mini Recorder or UltraStudio Mini Monitor depending on your needs. Connect all your I/O devices with SD/HD-SDI, HDMI with 8 channels of embedded audio. SDI and HDMI are fully digital connections and are amazing quality. HDMI is fantastic for low cost HD monitoring as it's on all good modern TVs and video projectors! When you need analog then UltraStudio Express features analog that switches between SD and HD so it can connect to older equipment directly. Connect to virtually any video device, monitor and even decks such as HDCAM-SR, HDCAM, D5, Digital Betacam, DVCPRO HD and more for frame accurate editing and recording!
  • The Power of Thunderbolt™- Built on revolutionary Thunderbolt™ technology, UltraStudio has a blazingly fast 10 Gb/s connection that’s up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. That’s enough bandwidth to handle the highest resolution video formats easily! Thunderbolt ensures low latency and highly accurate time synchronization, making the UltraStudio ideal for demanding HD work. Thunderbolt also has the power budget to allow UltraStudio to operate from the Thunderbolt connections, so it can operate from your laptop battery, perfect for on location or remote areas. UltraStudio makes it easy to work with all the video formats you need, conveniently on your desktop or notebook computer!
  • Unmatched Quality- Now you can handle any job your client presents to you, from TVC to feature films. UltraStudio operates with both compressed and uncompressed video, so it can handle anything and you're not locked into a single codec quality. When working with uncompressed video, all captured images are a perfect pixel-for-pixel clone of the source, without any generational loss or damaging compression, so you have the confidence you’re working at the absolute highest quality possible! Get the sharpest green screens, cleanest compositions, superior color correction and more! With mature drivers, award winning Media Express software, attractive design, and the highest quality video!
  • Advanced Video Technology- UltraStudio Express uses the latest technology so you get an amazing amount of performance packed into an extremely small design, all low power enough to be Thunderbolt powered! UltraStudio Express and UltraStudio Mini models might be low cost, but they include the same advanced video technology that other companies charge tens of thousands of dollars for. You get low jitter SDI video that meets broadcast specifications and instantly switches between standard definition and high definition. That means you can use it for anything. The included HDMI connections adhere to the latest versions of the HDMI standard so you eliminate HDMI incompatibilities. Both SDI and HDMI include multiple channels of embedded audio as well as ancillary data such as RP-188.
  • Compatible with all Video Software!- UltraStudio is fully compatible with your favorite software. Blackmagic Design was the first company in the world to ship a Thunderbolt video product so we have mature drivers that work with more software! All UltraStudio files are open standard DPX and QuickTime format, so are compatible with all software. UltraStudio even includes a developer SDK and QuickTime API so you can develop your own custom solutions! You get drivers that work with fantastic editing software such as Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter. For visual effects get full compatibly with Adobe After Effects, The Foundry Nuke and Adobe Photoshop. For broadcast automation you can use Tools On Air just:in & live:cut & just:play & just:live, Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder and OnTheAir CG. For audio get compatibly with ProTools, Steinberg Nuendo & Cubase. For streaming use Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster. VJ use supports Resolume Avenue 4.

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Brilliant and simple. Excellent device.
5 stars

Feefo on 2015-12-16


Excellent
5 stars

Feefo on 2015-12-30


Works great, easy to use.
5 stars

Feefo on 2017-01-26


Excellent little devise, we use this with resolume and it works seamlessly, even better then the ultra studio express!
5 stars

Nicholas Critien on 2016-01-12


Works just as described. Robust product. Typical Blackmagic...
5 stars

Claudio on 2016-11-14


Once you have the correct drivers installed its a doodle but the black magic website isn't the clearest as to what needs downloading and adjusting to work on a mac.
5 stars

Feefo on 2015-10-05


The online ordering process was simple and quick. Product arrived within a couple of days of ordering.
5 stars

Feefo on 2015-09-07


Excellent
5 stars

Feefo on 2015-08-19


Great small device that can take a HDMI or SDI input at up to Full HD. The unit gets very warm in use, though this doesn't seem to have any negative effects on the device.
5 stars

Feefo on 2015-06-30


Not plug and play but does its job well once software is installed. Software installation very straightforward.
5 stars

Feefo on 2014-12-20


Great product
5 stars

Feefo on 2014-11-09


Great for what I wanted it to do.
4 stars

Feefo on 2014-11-30


The cheapest way to get SDI or HDMI into your computer.A Must-Have for anyone requiring high quality video input.
5 stars

Feefo on 2015-01-19


Frequently Asked Questions

2 question(s) | 2 answers(s)

Hi,I am looking at purchasing this for recording an HD SDI feed from a canon xf105.I have a late 2011 MBP with 2.3 I5 processor, 8GB of ram and I am wondering if this would support thisrecording device?Do you know of any min spec requirements needed for this or any Hard drive recommendations for using this?Any recommendations would be appreciatedMany thanksMark

Mark 25-06-2013

Supported Macs:-http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/detail/supportnotes/supportnote?sid=3958&pid=31781&snid=34510&isSDK=false&os=macUser Manual:-http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/media/5742621/Desktop_Video_Manual_201306.pdfDisc recommendation would depend upon what codec you are using when you capture and what ports you have available on your Mac. Please contact one of our offices for specific advice.

Does this device work with a windows pc laptop?

phil Blundell 24-07-2017

If your windows pc laptop has a thunderbolt port on it - Yes. There are drivers available for both Mac & PC.

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