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Software Update Desktop Video 10.9.5
This update adds support for keying 1080p video at frame rates of 50, 59.94 and 60, along with 3D-SDI Level A support, improved 3D modes over HDMI, better gunlock and more.
 
Support for keying in 1080p50, 1080p59.94 and 1080p60.
Support for 3G-SDI level A in 1080p23.93 to 1080p30.
Improved support for 3D modes over HDMI.
Improved genlock support.
Fix intermittent distortion on LCD screen during playback.
Fix audio playback compatibility issue with some monitors.
 
Click here to download this update.
Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K 2 
Built with blazingly fast Thunderbolt 2 technology, UltraStudio lets you work with the highest quality video resolutions all the way up to Ultra HD 4K! Choose from a range of rack mount and portable UltraStudio for Thunderbolt models featuring SDI, HDMI and analog video connections. 
UltraStudio works with all your...
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  • 1x Software CD

About the Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K 2

Software Update Desktop Video 10.9.5

This update adds support for keying 1080p video at frame rates of 50, 59.94 and 60, along with 3D-SDI Level A support, improved 3D modes over HDMI, better gunlock and more.

 

  • Support for keying in 1080p50, 1080p59.94 and 1080p60.
  • Support for 3G-SDI level A in 1080p23.93 to 1080p30.
  • Improved support for 3D modes over HDMI.
  • Improved genlock support.
  • Fix intermittent distortion on LCD screen during playback.
  • Fix audio playback compatibility issue with some monitors.

 

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Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K 2 

Built with blazingly fast Thunderbolt 2 technology, UltraStudio lets you work with the highest quality video resolutions all the way up to Ultra HD 4K! Choose from a range of rack mount and portable UltraStudio for Thunderbolt models featuring SDI, HDMI and analog video connections. 

UltraStudio works with all your favorite video software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Suite. UltraStudio are QuickTime and WDM based and work with any Mac OS X and Windows video software!

Connections
SDI Video Input
2 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD and 4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3 Gb/s and 6Gb/s dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4.
SDI Video Loop
2 x reclocked 10-bit SD, HD, 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI.
SDI Video Output
2 x 10-bit SD/HD/Ultra HD and 4K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3 Gb/s and 6Gb/s dual link 4:2:2/4:4:4.
Analog Video Input
1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs.
1 x composite on 1 BNC.
Analog Video Output
1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs.
1 x composite on 1 BNC.
HDMI Video Input
1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing, Ultra HD and 4K support.
HDMI Video Output
1 x HDMI type A connector including 3D frame packing, Ultra HD and 4K support.
Analog Audio Input
2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors and 2 channels of consumer unbalanced via RCA
connections.
Analog Audio Output
2 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 with sample rate converter on BNC connector.
SDI Audio Input
16 Channels embedded in HD. 8 Channels embedded in SD. 16 Channels embedded in Ultra HD and 4K.
SDI Audio Output
16 Channels embedded in HD. 8 Channels embedded in SD. 16 Channels embedded in Ultra HD and 4K.
HDMI Audio Input
8 Channels embedded in SD and HD, 2K, Ultra HD and 4K.
HDMI Audio Output
8 Channels embedded in SD, HD, Ultra HD and 4K.
Timecode Input
1 x XLR for LTC Input.
Timecode Output
1 x XLR for LTC Output.
Sync Input
Blackburst in SD or Tri-Sync in HD.
Device Control
Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control port. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.
Computer Interface
Thunderbolt™ or Thunderbolt™ 2
Codecs
Supports:AVC-Intra
AVCHD
Canon XF MPEG2
Digital SLR
DV-NTSC
DV-PAL
DVCPRO50
DVCPROHD
DPX
HDV
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 IncludedMedia Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X.
Internal Software UpgradeFirmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater
software.
Software Applications
Apple Final Cut Pro X
Adobe Premiere Pro
Avid Media Composer
Adobe After Effects
Nuke - The Foundry
DaVinci Resolve
Avid Pro Tools
Steinberg Cubase
Steinberg Nuendo
Adobe Photoshop
Other supported applications include:
Avid Symphony
Avid News Cutter
Softron OnTheAir
MovieRecorder and OnTheAir CG
Flash Media Encoder
Wirecast
Livestream Procaster
Resolume Avenue 4
Sony Vegas Pro
Corel VideoStudio Pro X4
CyberLink Power Director
MAGIX Video Pro X4
Vidcaster Pro & Studio & Broadcast
Uniplay
Playbox AirBox
CasparCG
Magicsoft CG
Xsplit Broadcaster
Harris Infocaster.
SDI Video Standards
SD Format Support
625/25 PAL
525/29.97 NTSC.
HD Format Support
720p50
720p59.94
720p60
1080PsF23.98
1080p23.98
1080PsF24
1080p24
1080PsF25
1080p25
1080PsF29.97
1080p29.97
1080PsF30
1080p30
1080i50
1080p50
1080i59.94
1080p59.94
1080i60
1080p60.
4K Format Support
3840x2160p/23.98
3840x2160p/24
3840x2160p/25
3840x2160p29.97
3840x2160p30
3840x2160p50
3840x2160p59.94
3840x2160p60
4096x2160p23.98
4096x2160p24
4096x2160p25
4096x2160p29.97
4096x2160p30
4096x2160p50
4096x2160p59.94
4096x2160p60.
SDI Compliance
SMPTE 292M
SMPTE 259M
SMPTE 296M
SMPTE 372M
SMPTE 425M level B
ITU-R BT.656
ITU-R BT.601.
Audio Sampling
Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.
Video Sampling
4:2:2 and 4:4:4.*
* Up to 30p for HD and 4K
Color Precision
10-bit
Color Space
REC 601, REC 709
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
625/25 PAL
525/29.97 NTSC
HD Format Support
720p50
720p59.94
720p60
1080PsF23.98
1080p23.98
1080PsF24
1080p24
1080PsF25
1080p25
1080PsF29.97
1080p29.97
1080PsF30
1080p30
1080i50
1080p50
1080i59.94
1080p59.94
1080i60
1080p60.
4K Format Support
3840x2160p/23.98
3840x2160p/24
3840x2160p/25
3840x2160p29.97
3840x2160p30
4096x2160p23.98
4096x2160p24.
HDMI Compliance
HDMI 1.4b
HDMI Resolution
Pixel for pixel up to 4K resolutions.
HDMI Color Precision
10-bit
Copy Protection
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
Dual stream and frame packed capture & playback.
HD Down Conversion
Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs HD-SDI on SDI A output
SD-SDI on SDI B output and Composite and S-Video when working in HD video formats on playback.
Switch analog video to Component and choose HD or SD output.
Selectable between letterbox
anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 styles.
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 pillarbox and 16:9 zoom. HD outputs via HD-SDI
HDMI and component analog.
HD Cross Conversion
Built in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD on playback.
Real Time Effects
Apple Final Cut Pro™ internal effects.Adobe® Premiere Pro® Mercury Playback Engine effects.Avid Media Composer internal
effects.
Physical Installation
Requires computer with a Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 port. Please check support pages to see the full system requirement.
Operating Systems
Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks or later.
Power Requirements
1 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. 120-240V, 50- 60Hz.
Physical Specifications
Width 482mm
Height 44mm
Depth 142mm
Weight 1.68KG
Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature
5° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
Storage Temperature
-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
Relative Humidity
0% to 90% non-condensing
  • Dual Link 6G-SDI compatible with SD, HD-SDI and 3G-SDI, to support SD, HD, Ultra HD up to 60p and 4K.
  • Compatible with Mac OS X computers with Thunderbolt™ 2 and Thunderbolt.
  • SDI inputs include full SDI re-clocking for capture from poor quality SDI sources.
  • HDMI in and out, supports SD and HD formats up to 1080p60, frame packing 3D, Ultra HD and 4K.
  • Component analog in and out.
  • Component analog switches to s-video and composite. 
  • 2 channel balanced analog audio in and out. Additional RCA HiFi audio in.
  • 2 channel AES/EBU unbalanced audio in and out.
  • Timecode in and out on XLR connectors
  • Genlock/tri-sync input.
  • Sony™ compatible RS–422 deck control.
  • Supports uncompressed 8/10 bit and compressed video capture and playback.
  • Supports Ultra HD and 4K capture and playback using new Dual Link 6G-SDI or Dual Link 3G-SDI connections and HDMI.
  • Capture/playback of side by side, line by line, top and bottom and frame packing 3D via HDMI.
  • Capture/playback of side by side, line by line, top and bottom and dual stream 3D via SDI.
  • Includes hardware up down and cross conversion on playback.
  • Includes hardware SD and HD keying.
  • Supports Final Cut Pro X , Avid Media Composer 7® Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC6, Adobe® Photoshop® CC6, Adobe ® After Effects® CC6 , DaVinci Resolve and more.
  • Includes free developer SDK.
  • Supports free DaVinci Resolve Lite software.

 

World's Highest Quality Connections
With UltraStudio you can connect to virtually any video device, including cameras, monitors and broadcast decks for frame accurate editing and recording!

UltraStudio 4K has 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K, analog component video, 16 channels of SDI audio, 2 channels of balanced analog, 2 channels of unbalanced AES/EBU audio, timecode, up/down/cross conversion, reference and serial deck control.

The Power of Thunderbolt™
Built on revolutionary Thunderbolt™ technology, UltraStudio uses a blazingly fast single cable connection to your computer that has the bandwidth to handle the highest resolution video formats easily! Thunderbolt ensures low latency and highly accurate time synchronization for the highest quality capture and playback. UltraStudio Express and UltraStudio Mini models are powered via the Thunderbolt connection so they are extremely portable. The high performance UltraStudio 4K model is the world's first Thunderbolt 2 solution! Featuring double speed Thunderbolt 2 with loop thru and dual link 6G-SDI, it is ideal for demanding 3D stereoscopic workflows, Ultra HD and DCI 4K.

Unmatched Quality
Amazing 4K resolutions in compressed or uncompressed
UltraStudio 4K supports popular compressed video formats such as ProRes and DNxHD as well as 10-bit uncompressed video, so you’re not locked into a single file format. When working with uncompressed video all captured images are a perfect pixel-for-pixel clone of the source without any quality loss, so you have the confidence you’re working at the absolute highest quality possible. Get the sharpest keying with green screens, cleanest compositions, superior color correction and more! Ultra HD 4K has 4 times the resolution of 1080HD for amazing looking images!

Advanced Video Technology
Work in 10 bit 4:4:4 for results that are simply beautiful.
UltraStudio 4K includes some of the most advanced video technologies available! The built in 6G-SDI operates at 4 times the speed of a regular HD-SDI connection, which means you get Ultra HD and 4K with only 1 BNC cable instead of the 4 BNC cables required in the past! This high bandwidth connection is perfect for full color resolution 4:4:4 video that's great for video effects and high frame rate video up to 1080p60. UltraStudio 4K also supports dual stream 3D with capture and playback of 2 independent channels.

Attractive Design
Elegant styling and exceptional durability
UltraStudio 4K’s elegant front panel has an integrated color LCD and fast to use video and audio input buttons, all with built in video and audio connections using standard BNC, HDMI and XLR connectors. UltraStudio Express is machined from a solid block of aluminum to provide fantastic strength and portability. For flexibility the design includes breakout cables with professional BNC and XLR connections or consumer RCA connections. UltraStudio Mini models fit into the palm of your hand and feature SDI and HDMI connections at one end and a Thunderbolt connection at the other!

Mac OS X
Use your Favorite Software
UltraStudio is supported by a huge range of software applications for Mac OS X. Get drivers that work with fantastic editing software such as Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer, Avid Symphony and Avid News Cutter. For visual effects get full compatibility with Adobe After Effects, The Foundry Nuke and Adobe Photoshop. For audio get compatibility with ProTools, Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase. For streaming use Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster.

Windows
Unrivalled compatibility
For Windows you get access to a massive range of software because UltraStudio supports WDM, DirectShow and QuickTime! For editing you can use Avid Media Composer, Avid News Cutter, Adobe Premiere Pro, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio, CyberLink Power Director and MAGIX Video Pro. For visual effects use After Effects, The Foundry Nuke, Adobe After Effects and Adobe Photoshop. Audio software supported includes Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase. When streaming you get compatibility with Flash Media Encoder, Xsplit Broadcaster, Wirecast and Livestream Procaster.

UltraStudio for Thunderbolt™
Elegant design with advanced technology!
UltraStudio models are machined from aluminum for both elegant design and exceptional durability. Thin, portable and lightweight, UltraStudio Express and UltraStudio Mini models sit perfectly on your desktop and are suitable to be taken on location. UltraStudio 4K features an attractive break out box style of design with input selection buttons and LCD screen on the front of the stylish machined metal design, and loads of video and audio connections on the rear panel.

Broadcast Quality Connections
UltraStudio is the perfect capture and playback solution featuring the latest and most advanced video technologies available. With UltraStudio 4K you get 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K and analog video in and out, as well as 16 channel SDI audio, blackburst/tri-level sync, timecode and serial deck control. The 6G-SDI connection lets you capture and playback in stunning Ultra HD 4K, handle 4:4:4 video and 1080p60 frame rates. The dual link 3G-SDI connection gives you dual stream 3D stereoscopic capture and playback when done via two independent channels. A Hi-Fi RCA analog audio input is included for easy capture from consumer devices, plus XLR connections for timecode.

Push Button Control
When you're working fast you need to change settings fast. UltraStudio 4K includes input selection buttons on the front panel and there is input buttons for audio inputs as well as video inputs. This means you can select SDI audio with SDI embedded audio, or you can set inputs to different audio and video inputs such as SDI video input with analog audio inputs. The choice is yours and you don't need to go into the software settings when you need to change inputs as you can simply push the front panel button. The built in LCD lets you see what input is selected and when playing back video you can see the video output. This is vital in broadcast environments where you need to be able to confirm video playback quickly.

Built-in Power Supply!
The advanced UltraStudio 4K features a built in power supply so you can connect using a standard mains lead without a bulky external power brick. This saves space and because the power supply fully supports multiple international voltages automatically, you can use it anywhere in the world. With a built in power supply, UltraStudio 4K is perfect for use with the very long Thunderbolt cables that reach up to 30 meters away from the computer. These very long Thunderbolt cables use optical fiber internally so don't include power connections, so UltraStudio 4K is the perfect choice when long cables are used.

UltraStudio for Thunderbolt™
Turbocharge your creativity!
UltraStudio supports a massive range of video formats and resolutions combined with all types of video and audio connections, so you get the ultimate flexibility and quality. Work with all of the world's most popular audio and video editing software with ease. UltraStudio captures from cameras, decks and live feeds directly into editing, effects and broadcast design systems. Now with the new UltraStudio 4K you can handle any job your client presents to you, from regular SD and HD work all the way up to Ultra HD 4K feature films!.

Non Linear Editing
UltraStudio works with the world's most popular editing software and provides the highest quality connections so you can handle any video format your clients demand. Connect 6G-SDI to UltraStudio 4K for Ultra HD 4K, 4:4:4, 1080p60 HD or stereoscopic 3D capture and playback all from within the editing software itself. If your editing software does not support direct capture from hardware capture cards, then you can use the included Media Express software to capture to a wide range of compressed and uncompressed video formats and file types in the format your edit software demands. UltraStudio is also perfect for monitoring while you edit, and you can connect client monitors to the UltraStudio video output so they can watch your work on big screen televisions! UltraStudio supports Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer, DaVinci Resolve and Premiere Pro, plus with its WDM driver, a massive range of affordable Windows editing software as well!

On Set Acquisition
Cinema quality video acquisition has never been simpler! When working on set with DaVinci Resolve, now you can use the new Resolve Live feature to grade live from your video camera. Resolve Live allows you to add nodes and correctors, and then store those grades to link up with the camera media later. No matter what quality camera you use, there is an UltraStudio model with the connections to plug in directly and then grade live! You can also use UltraStudio to capture from cameras into specific, rare or custom file formats and codecs so you can use live capture to prepare media in real time for your post production workflow. UltraStudio works with any format and new file formats and codecs can be added as third party plug-ins.

Visual Effects and Graphics
UltraStudio 4K is perfect for VFX work because you can work in full color resolution RGB 4:4:4, which features full color bandwidth without any sub sampling so you get the sharpest and most seamless keys possible. Because UltraStudio captures and plays back DPX, DVI and QuickTime files, you can use your favorite VFX software such as After Effects, Nuke, Photoshop and more! UltraStudio includes a custom Photoshop plug-in allowing you to grab frames from the video input and output still frames from within Photoshop to the video output, even in Ultra HD 4K on the UltraStudio 4K model! When working with Photoshop and After Effects, UltraStudio uses RGB colorspace so you can't get illegal 100% RGB video levels, eliminating surprises when graphics are output to tape or presented to live production switchers! UltraStudio 4K takes advantage of the RGB colorspace to allow fill and key output for external keying of graphics and animation.

Audio Post
UltraStudio is perfect for audio post production when working on soundtracks for television commercials, episodic television production and feature films. UltraStudio includes multiple channels of analog audio, AES/EBU digital audio and 8 or 16 channels of embedded SDI audio depending on the model. All UltraStudio drivers work with the world's best audio post production solutions such as ProTools, Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase.

Media Play-out Servers
UltraStudio 4K's 1RU design is the perfect choice for playout servers because it can be installed in the same rack as a server. UltraStudio is compatible with a wide range of server software such as Tools On Air just:in, live:cut, just:play & just:live; Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder, OnTheAir CG and more! Use the built in keyer found in UltraStudio 4K as a part of the playout workflow when layering graphics over live input. There is an UltraStudio model for all types of playout servers and with the built in LCD on the UltraStudio 4K model, you can always confirm correct playback from the server at all times so you know your program feeds are correct right at the playback source.

Presentation
With the massive 3840 x 2160 resolution of Ultra HD 4K, the UltraStudio 4K model can playback and connect to projectors for big screen presentations at incredible resolution and detail. This means your images stay sharp on the largest cinema screens, which makes UltraStudio 4K the ideal choice for presentations where the audience needs to see every detail even from the back of a venue. UltraStudio 4K is perfect for concerts, worship broadcasts, large scale video art installations, keynote conferences, marketing events or any other large video presentations!

Live Production
UltraStudio is a powerful choice for use with live production switchers. UltraStudio 4K's dual SDI output can be used for generating fill and key output from RGB graphics and animations, or direct from Photoshop with the included plug in. Generate real time titling and graphics for live production on workstations and then present them to the switcher for use all in real time. If you need to do streaming or capture into custom video formats, then UltraStudio simply connects to the production switcher video output and then can capture live!

UltraStudio for Thunderbolt™
The world’s most flexible Thunderbolt capture and playback solutions
Connect UltraStudio to professional equipment with virtually any type of video and audio connection available, as well as professional RS-422 deck control, external reference inputs and more! UltraStudio Thunderbolt models feature advanced SDI video connections, the standard for today's post production and broadcast equipment. Some UltraStudio models also include HDMI, analog component, S-video and composite connections which means that you can connect to a range of older professional and consumer equipment. Work with the widest range of monitors, switchers, routers and broadcast decks and more.

Connecting to Decks and Monitors
With UltraStudio you can be assured you have every kind of connection, quality, file format and software compatibility you need for any task! Connect virtually any professional or consumer analog video device or deck. Simply plug into the SDI connections for digital decks such as HDCAM, HD-D5, HDCAM SR and even standard definition Digital Betacam! If you're connecting to older decks such as Betacam SP, then you can use the component analog connections on the UltraStudio Express and UltraStudio 4K models to plug in direct using the component analog video connections and balanced analog audio. You even get composite for connecting to old VHS decks! UltraStudio has both SDI and HDMI connections, so it's perfect for connecting to broadcast monitors and video projectors for massive cinema style monitoring!.

Connecting to Routers
UltraStudio is perfect for use with routers because they include support for video, multi channel audio, timecode and close caption data all down the single SDI cable. This saves costs on installing multiple routers because a single SDI router can handle all of the signal types. UltraStudio supports built in down conversion so you can send feeds to systems that run separate SD and HD routers. The multi rate SDI connections also support newer router designs such as Blackmagic Design's Videohub range that allows multiple video formats on the same router at the same time.

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