Black Magic Ultrastudio Express

The Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Express is a capture and playback solution featuring 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI and analog connections with high-speed Thunderbolt technology. UltraStudio Express is extremely portable, as the compact design is powered by its Thunderbolt connection and can be operated from a computer’s battery or power source. UltraStudio Express supports all common SD/HD formats for incredible quality video up to 1080p60, connects to virtually all consumer and professional equipment.

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Black Magic Ultrastudio Express

Features

Black Magic Ultrastudio Express

Specifications

General Specifications

  • Form Factor: External Box
  • Connection: Thunderbolt

Video Inputs

  • SDI Inputs: 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable
  • HDMI Input: 1 x HDMI type A connector
  • Analogue Inputs: 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNC or RCA connectors switchable to S-Video or Composite. Component supports HD and SD.

Video Outputs

  • SDI Outputs: 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.
  • HDMI Output: 1 x HDMI type A connector
  • Analogue Outputs: 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNC or RCA connectors switchable to S-Video or Composite. Component supports HD and SD.

Audio Inputs

  • Digital Audio: 2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter on BNC connector.
  • SDI Inputs: 16 Channels embedded in HD. 8 Channels embedded in SD.
  • HDMI Inputs: 2 channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • Analogue Inputs: 2 Channels of analog audio via professional balanced XLR connectors or unbalanced RCA connectors.

Audio Outputs

  • SDI Outputs: 16 Channels embedded in HD. 8 Channels embedded in SD.
  • HDMI Outputs: 2 channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • Analogue Outputs: 2 Channels of analog audio via professional balanced XLR connectors or unbalanced RCA connectors.

General Connections

  • Device Control: Sony compatible RS422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.
  • Sync/Reference: Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format.

Formats and Standards Supported

  • SD Format Support: 625/25, 625p PAL and 525/29.97, 525p NTSC, 480p
  • HD Format Support: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30 and 1080p30.
  • Video Sampling: 4:2:2

Processing

  • Up Conversion: Real time standard definition to 1080HD and 720HD during video capture.
  • Down Conversion: Software based down conversion during video playback.
  • Cross Conversion: Real time 720HD to 1080HD during video capture.

Support

  • Warranty: 3 Years Limited Manafacturer’s Warrenty
  • System Requirements: Requires a computer with a Thunderbolt Port Mac OS X 10.7.3 or later required
  • Included Software: Media Express Disk Speed Test Blackmagic System Preferences Blackmagic Driver
Black Magic Ultrastudio Express

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