Blackmagic: UltraStudio Mini Recorder
The UltraStudio Mini Recorder that fits in the pocket. UltraStudio Mini Recorder is super tiny and includes just SDI and HDMI connections, plus Thunderbolt. Simply plug in and record from any SDI and HDMI device for the most incredible portable solution.
- SDI and HDMI capture
- Thunderbolt™ Connection
- Portable solution
- UltraStudio Mini Recorder
- Software CD
The UltraStudio Mini's are the solution you need when doing SD and HD work that demand quality. If you're editing with Avid Media Composer, Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro then you get high quality and an extremely portable design, perfect for editing on location. UltraStudio takes care of moving your media in and out of your computer so it's perfect for modern file based workflows. UltraStudio is powered via the Thunderbolt connection so it powers from your laptop battery.
Attractive Portable Design
UltraStudio Mini Recorder includes only a single HDMI and SDI connection so it's the tiniest way to capture video available.
World's Highest Quality Connections
UltraStudio is the perfect capture device for your work now and well into the future. Connect all your I/O devices with SD/HD-SDI, HDMI with 8 channels of embedded audio. SDI and HDMI are fully digital connections and are amazing quality.
The Power of Thunderbolt™
Built on revolutionary Thunderbolt™ technology, UltraStudio 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 ideal for demanding HD work. Thunderbolt also has the power budget to allow UltraStudio to operate from the Thunderbolt connections, so it can operate from your laptop battery, perfect for on location or remote areas. UltraStudio 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 TV to feature films. UltraStudio 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.
Advanced Video Technology
UltraStudio Mini models might be low cost, but they include the same advanced video technology that other companies charge tens of thousands of dollars for. You get low jitter SDI video that meets broadcast specifications and instantly switches between standard definition and high definition. That means you can use it for anything. The included HDMI connections adhere to the latest versions of the HDMI standard so you eliminate HDMI incompatibilities. Both SDI and HDMI include multiple channels of embedded audio as well as ancillary data such as RP-188.
SDI Video Input
1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.
HDMI Video Input
1 x HDMI type A connector
SDI Audio Input
8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
HDMI Audio Input
8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
Supports: AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes (LT), Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy), Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2.
Media Express, Disk Speed Test, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver, Mac OS X and Windows Drivers.
Internal Software Upgrade
Firmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.
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, 1080i59.94 and 1080i60.
SMPTE 259M and 292M.
SDI Metadata Support
VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal. VANC capture using up to 3 lines of video in file. HD RP188. Closed captioning.
Television rate of 48kHz and 24 bit.
REC 601, REC 709
Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.
HDMI Color Precision
Multiple Rate support
SDI and HDMI are switchable between standard definition and high definition.
HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
Hardware based real time.
HD Up Conversion
Software based up conversion during video capture.
Requires computer with a Thunderbolt™ port. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later, and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.
Powered by Thunderbolt cable.
5° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
0% to 90% non-condensing
UltraStudio Mini Recorder
2 Year Limited Warranty.