UltraStudio for Thunderbolt
The highest quality capture and playback solutions for your Thunderbolt computer!
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! UltraStudio works with all your favourite video software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Suite. UltraStudio 4K is QuickTime and WDM based and works with any Mac OS X and Windows video software!
UltraStudio 4K for Thunderbolt is perfect for high performance work that demands the highest quality. Using a single Thunderbolt cable, you can easily connect any Thunderbolt computer or laptop for amazing on set colour correction, editing, visual effects and video streaming.
UltraStudio 4K has 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K, analogue component video, 16 channels of SDI audio, 2 channels of balanced analogue, 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 4K 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 4K 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.
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 colour 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.
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.
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.
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.
|SDI Video Input||2 x 10-bit SD/HD/2K and 2D/3D switchable. Supports 3 Gb/s single link 4:2:2/4:4:4 and 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/2K/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|
|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, and 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 and 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 (4K is 4:2:2).
|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, and 1080p60.|
|4K Format Support||3840x2160p/23.98, 3840x2160p/24, 3840x2160p/25, 3840x2160p29.97, 3840x2160p30, 4096x2160p23.98, 4096x2160p24, 4096x2160p25, 4096x2160p29.97, 4096x2160p30.|
|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.|
|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.
|Product Warranty||3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.
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