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Take a closer look at UltraStudio SDI
UltraStudio SDI adds 10 bit SDI capture and playback, plus HDMI monitoring to your Windows computer! Because it powers from the USB 3.0 connection, it's a snap to install!
Sync UltraStudio SDI to your broadcast facility. Accepts black burst or HD tri-sync reference signals.
SDI Input Connection
SDI/HD-SDI input connection for decks, routers and cameras so you can capture amazing quality 10 bit video in SD or HD.
SDI Output Connection
SDI/HD-SDI output connection for decks, routers and monitors so you can play back amazing quality 10 bit video in SD or HD.
HDMI Output Connection
HDMI output connection for monitors, televisions or video projectors for low cost cinema style broadcast monitoring!
RS-422 Deck Control
Industry standard RS-422 deck control port compatible with all broadcast decks.
USB 3.0 Connection
Connect to any compatible USB 3.0 Windows computer for video capture and playback. Power from USB 3.0 connection!
Advanced USB 3.0
For an advanced future proof design, UltraStudio SDI features built in USB 3.0 for a high speed 4.8 Gb/s connection that’s up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 or FireWire. USB 3.0 is built into the latest computers and is more than 3 times the speed of HD video. This means you get a direct high speed connection to your editing software’s real time effects processing! You won’t waste CPU time compressing video just to play back, so you get more HD real time effects than any other product! Unlike older USB 2.0 and FireWire products, you’re not restricted to a single, slow rendering, compressed video format. Choose compressed or uncompressed video formats based on the job you’re doing!
UltraStudio SDI includes everything you need for editing, paint or broadcast design. We include a full set of drivers for capture and playback with real time effects in Media Composer 6 and Premiere Pro! Also included is Media Express for batch capture and output to tape with frame accurate deck control. Only Media Express lets you use virtually any software for video work! Adobe Photoshop is the world standard for paint and image design, and UltraStudio SDI includes Photoshop plug-ins so you can grab frames from the video input, or send frames to the video output, directly from within Photoshop itself! UltraStudio SDI also supports real time RAM preview in Adobe After Effects!
Now high quality broadcast electronics don’t need to be ugly and expensive! UltraStudio SDI features super low jitter 3 Gb/s SDI connections plus the latest HDMI output for local monitoring. You get both compressed and uncompressed video capture and playback in the highest 10-bit 4:2:2 YUV. Only uncompressed video captures every bit of every pixel in the SDI video connection for an exact mirror image between capture and playback. That’s the highest quality possible from the SDI specification! Connect to broadcast routers or decks such as HDCAM SR, Digital Betacam, HDCAM, D5, DVCPRO HD and many more!
Compatible with Everything!
UltraStudio SDI is fully compatible with your favorite editing software such as Media Composer 6, Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas. For compositing and broadcast design, UltraStudio SDI works with After Effects, Nuke, and Photoshop. Audio engineers will love using UltraStudio SDI with Avid Pro Tools and Steinberg Nuendo. UltraStudio SDI even includes a developer SDK so you can develop your own custom solutions! Read more >
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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/HD switchable.|
1 x 10 bit SD only, down converted or key.
|Analog Video Input||None||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||None||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||None||1 x HDMI type A connector.|
|HDMI Video Output||1 x HDMI type A connector||1 x HDMI type A connector.|
|Analog Audio Input||None||4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors.|
|Analog Audio Output||None||4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors. Channels 3 and 4 can switch to AES/EBU outputs.|
|AES/EBU Audio Input||None||2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter.|
|AES/EBU Audio Output||None||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.|
|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||None||8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.|
|HDMI Audio Output||2 Channels embedded in SD and HD.||8 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||625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC and 480p.|
|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 and 24 bit.||Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 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 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.||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.|
|Copy Protection||For legal reasons HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.||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||Software based down conversion during video playback.||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.|
|HD Up Conversion||Real time standard definition to 1080HD and 720HD during video capture.||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.|
|HD Cross Conversion||Real time 720HD to 1080HD during video capture.||Built-in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720HD to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720HD.|
|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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