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Take a closer look at UltraStudio Pro
Clear VU metering allows you to monitor your audio easily.
Slim and modern design
Super Slim and modern design that looks great on any desktop.
Connections are neatly placed behind UltraStudio Pro keeping your desk neat and tidy.
3 Gb/s SDI connections for SD and HD. Use with HDCAM SR, Digital Betacam, DVCPro HD, D5 and more!
HDMI connections. Use with cameras for direct CCD capture and televisions for SD/HD monitoring!
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface at 4.8 Gb/s!
12 volt power supply
12 volt power supply connection. Includes universal power supply with international adapters for all countries.
Long break out cable
Super long break out cable included with SD/HD component, s-video, composite, 4 ch XLR audio, 2 ch AES/EBU, SD-SDI out, genlock/tri-sync and RS-422 deck control.
Connect to Anything
UltraStudio Pro connects to a massive range of video and audio equipment for capture and playback in SD and HD. You get separate connections for 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI, analog component, composite, s-video, 2 channels of AES/EBU with sample rate converter, 4 channels of XLR analog audio, down converted SD-SDI output, genlock/tri-sync and deck control. Perfect for HDCAM, HD-D5, HDCAM SR, Betacam SP, Digital Betacam, televisions and more!
Incredible Speed USB 3.0
UltraStudio Pro takes advantage of the new SuperSpeed™ USB 3.0 to allow highest quality 10 bit HD video capture and playback! SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is the new USB connection standard for computers that's 10 times faster than regular USB. That's a blistering 4.8 Gb/s, which easily handles the highest quality 10 bit uncompressed 1080HD video. UltraStudio Pro supports x58 series or better Windows™ computers, and all you need to do is simply plug in to install!
More HD Real Time Effects
UltraStudio Pro lets you create as fast as your mind works, because you get more HD real time effects! Unlike FireWire which is only half the data speed of HD video and needs to use heavy video compression to handle HD playback, USB 3.0 eliminates this bottleneck because at 4.8 Gb/s it easily handles native 10 bit HD video! This means UltraStudio Pro doesn't waste CPU time compressing video just for playback, so all CPU time is dedicated to more HD real time effects.
Powerful Image Processor
UltraStudio Pro includes a fast video processor for incredible 10 bit quality hardware up, down and cross conversion! Now you can edit once and deploy in SD, 720HD or 1080HD while leaving all CPU time dedicated to real time effects. You can also select between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and pillar-box 4:3 video! When working in HD video, down conversion lets you monitor in SD and HD at the same time with s-video and composite video outputs active.
Built in Hardware SD Keyer!
UltraStudio Pro includes an amazing quality standard definition digital internal keyer that lets you key RGBA images over the video input. That's a total keying solution built right into UltraStudio Pro. The built-in keyer works great when used with Blackmagic Design's Photoshop plug-ins, or even with RGBA animated video software for keying. Built-in keying is perfect for live events. You can even key over HDMI and analog video!
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|SDI Video Input||1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.||1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.|
|SDI Video Output||1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.|
1 x 10 bit SD only, down converted or key.
|1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.|
|Analog Video Input||1 x Component video on 3 BNCs.|
1 x S-Video video on S-Video connector.
1 x Composite NTSC/PAL on 1 BNC.
|Analog Video Output||1 x Component video on 3 BNCs.|
1 x S-Video video on S-Video connector.
1 x Composite NTSC/PAL on 1 BNC.
|HDMI Video Input||1 x HDMI type A connector.||None|
|HDMI Video Output||1 x HDMI type A connector.||1 x HDMI type A connector|
|Analog Audio Input||4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors.||None|
|Analog Audio Output||4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors. Channels 3 and 4 can switch to AES/EBU outputs.||None|
|AES/EBU Audio Input||2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter.||None|
|AES/EBU Audio Output||2 Channels unbalanced. Analog outputs 3 and 4 can switch to AES/EBU outputs for audio 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 output. This provides a total of 6 AES/EBU output audio channels when using this feature.||None|
|SDI Audio Input||8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.||8 Channels embedded in SD and HD|
|SDI Audio Output||8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.||8 Channels embedded in SD and HD|
|HDMI Audio Input||8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.||None|
|HDMI Audio Output||8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.||2 Channels embedded in SD and HD.|
|Sync Input||Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format.||Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format.|
|Device Control||Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.||Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.|
|Computer Interface||USB 3.0||USB 3.0|
|SD Format Support||625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC and 480p.||625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC|
|HD Format Support||720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, and 1080i60.||720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, and 1080i60.|
|SDI Compliance||SMPTE 259M and SMPTE 292M.||SMPTE 259M and SMPTE 292M.|
|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.||VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal. VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file. HD RP188. Closed captioning.|
|Audio Sampling||Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24 bit.||Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.|
|Color Space||REC 601, REC 709||REC 601, REC 709|
|HDMI Configuration||HDMI automatically configures to connected display.||HDMI automatically configures to connected display.|
|HDMI Resolution||Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.||Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.|
|HDMI Color Precision||10 bit||10 bit|
|Multiple Rate support||SDI, HDMI and component analog video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI and 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI.||SDI and HDMI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI and 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI.|
|Copy Protection||HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.||For legal reasons HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.|
|Colorspace Conversion||Hardware based real time.||Hardware based real time.|
|HD Down Conversion||Built-in, high quality hardware down converter always outputs to SD-SDI, composite and s-video when working in HD video formats. Component output can be switched between HD or SD. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3.||Software based down conversion during video playback.|
|HD Up Conversion||Built-in, high quality hardware up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 pillarbox and 16:9 zoom. HD outputs via HD-SDI and component analog.||Real time standard definition to 1080HD and 720HD during video capture.|
|HD Cross Conversion||Built-in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD.||Real time 720HD to 1080HD during video capture.|
|Real Time Effects||Adobe® Premiere Pro® Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer 6™ internal effects.||Adobe® Premiere Pro® Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer 6™ internal effects.|
|Software Included||Media Express, Disk Speed Test, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows™.||Media Express, Disk Speed Test, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows™.|
|Internal Software Upgrade||Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.||Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.|
|Physical Installation||Requires a computer with onboard USB 3.0, or a USB 3.0 PCI Express 2.0 card. Does not support USB 2.0 capture and playback. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.||Requires a computer with onboard USB 3.0, or a USB 3.0 PCI Express 2.0 card. Does not support USB 2.0 capture and playback. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.|
|Operating System Compatibility||Compatible with Microsoft Windows 7™.||Compatible with Microsoft Windows 7™.|
|Product Warranty||3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.||3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.|
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