What we think:
UltraStudio 4K is the perfect partner for tapeless workflows based around DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro. Sporting virtually every type of video and audio connection, the unit connects to a Thunderbolt equipped PC for reliable ingest and playout of full resolution media.
The ultimate break out box capture and playback solution for Thunderbolt™
An attractive solution that looks great on your desktop and also easily installs into equipment racks. UltraStudio 4K is powerful as it's packed with the latest SDI, HDMI and analogue video, and timecode connections, as well as AES/EBU balanced and … more->> unbalanced analogue audio.
UltraStudio 4K is the solution you need when doing high performance work that demands quality. Plus you get the connections to handle any type of media your client requires! If you're editing with Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro then you get the highest quality possible plus virtually every type of video and audio connection that exists! UltraStudio 4K takes care of moving your media in and out of your computer so it's perfect for modern file based workflows. UltraStudio 4K is also optimized as the perfect solution for DaVinci colour grading and has been designed to perfectly match the powerful features in the latest DaVinci Resolve 9.0.
Attractive Rack Design
With a wonderful machined aluminum front panel that features an integrated colour LCD as well as fast to use video and audio input buttons, UltraStudio 4K is perfect for your desktop as well as rack mount in your studio. The power supply is built in so you don't need an external plug pack, and you get virtually every type of video and audio connection that exists, all on standard connectors! The built-in power supply means you can take advantage of long Thunderbolt cables so UltraStudio 4K can be up to 30 meters away from your computer! UltraStudio 4K is only 13cm deep, so it's also perfect for use where space is limited such as portable racks and fly away kits.
World's Highest Quality Connections
With Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI connections and instant switching between SD, HD, 2K and 4K, UltraStudio 4K is the perfect capture and playback device for your work now, and well into the future.
Connect all your I/O devices with 3 Gb/s HD-SDI, HDMI, and analogue video in and out, as well as 16 channel SDI audio, genlock and tri-level sync, and serial deck control. The Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI connections easily handle 4:4:4 video,1080p60 frame rates and dual stream 3D stereoscopic capture and playback as well as full resolution 4K monitoring.
A HiFi RCA analogue audio input is included for easy capture from consumer devices plus XLR connections for timecode. 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 4K 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 4K ideal for demanding stereoscopic 3D workflows and even 4K. With new long Thunderbolt cables, you can even install your UltraStudio 4K up to 30 meters away from your computer! UltraStudio 4K makes it easy to work with all the video formats you need, conveniently on your desktop or notebook computer.
Now you can handle any job your client presents to you, from TVC to 2K and 4K feature films. UltraStudio 4K 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 colour correction and more! With mature drivers, award winning Media Express software, attractive design, and the highest quality video possible up to an amazing 4K, there is simply no more advanced capture and playback solution available.
Advanced Video Technology
UltraStudio 4K includes some of the latest and most advanced video technologies available today! The built-in Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI operates at 4 times the speed of a regular HD-SDI connection. You can use this speed for higher quality full colour resolution 4:4:4 video that's great for video effects and keying. 3 Gb/s SDI also allow higher frame rate video up to 1080p60! The built-in Dual Link SDI connections allow dual stream 3D where capture and playback is done via two independent channels. The Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI also allows a new video standard for handling 4:2:2 4K playback for monitoring, and is fully compatible with the Blackmagic Design Mini Converter SDI to HDMI 4K and Mini Converter SDI Multiplex products. Dual Link 3 Gb/s SDI allows 4K with only 2 BNC cables, instead of the 4 BNC cables required in the past.