The Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2 is an external 1RU/table-top I/O device with two 20Gb/s Thunderbolt ports. It captures DCI 4K 4:2:2 or UHD 4K YUV 4:2:2 by single-link 6G-SDI up to 30p and by dual-link 6G-SDI from 50p to 60p; 1080p RGB 4:4:4 by single-link 3G-SDI; 1080p 4:2:2 by single-link HD-SDI; 1080p 4:4:4 by dual-link HD-SDI; and DCI/UHD 4K 4:2:2 by HDMI. 4K can be input/output compressed and uncompressed. The SDI inputs also support dual-channel 2D/3D stereoscopic workflows. UltraStudio 4K is capable of hardware-based HD down/up/cross conversion.
The other connections are Component and Composite on BNC, 2-channel analog audio on XLR, 2-channel AES/EBU audio on BNC, timecode input and output on XLR, Blackburst and Tri-Sync, and RS-422 deck control. A color LCD and six quick-access video and audio input buttons are built in on the front panel.
4K, 1080p, 3D Input & Output
- DCI 4K 4:2:2 or UHD 4K YUV 4:2:2 by single-link 6G-SDI
- DCI 4K 4:2:2 by HDMI
- 1080p RGB 4:4:4 by single-link 3G-SDI
- 1080p 4:2:2 by single-link HD-SDI
- 1080p 4:4:4 by dual-link HD-SDI
- Dual-channel 2D/3D stereoscopic by SDI
4K Compressed or Uncompressed
UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2 supports popular compressed video formats such as ProRes and DNxHD as well as 10-bit uncompressed video. When working with uncompressed video all captured images are a perfect pixel-for-pixel clone of the source without any quality loss. Get the sharpest keying with green screens, cleanest compositions, superior color correction, and more.
Work in 10-Bit 4:4:4
UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2 features built-in 6G-SDI connections that operate at four times the speed of regular HD-SDI, meaning you can capture Ultra HD and 4K with only one BNC cable instead of four. This high bandwidth connection is perfect for full color resolution 4:4:4 video, which is great for video effects and high frame rate video up to 1080p60. UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2 also supports dual stream 3D with capture and playback of two independent channels.
The Power of Thunderbolt
Thunderbolt ensures low latency and highly accurate time synchronization for high quality capture and playback. UltraStudio 4K Thunderbolt 2 features 20Gb/s Thunderbolt 2 with loop thru and dual link 6G-SDI, the combination perfect for 3D stereoscopic workflows, Ultra HD, and DCI 4K.
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