The Blackmagic UltraStudio 4K has a successor — the new UltraStudio 4K Mini.
The 4K Mini updates the old UltraStudio 4K by adding Thunderbolt 3, 12G-SDI, and a cooler design that doesn’t require fans as noisy as those on its predecessor.
The new model is built in a half-width form factor that can be rack-mounted or used on the desktop. Headphone and mic inputs are available on the front panel, which also features an integrated color LCD screen and control buttons. Connectors are mostly on the back of the unit.and the device supports up to 2160p/60 with fill and key up to 2160p/30. HDMI in and out allow the unit to be easily connected to a television, and analog YUV/NTSC/PAL video and balanced analog audio inputs are included for capturing from legacy decks and consumer gear.
“You never know what you’re going to be capturing and interfacing to,” Blackmagic CEO Grant Petty said today during a live-streamed presentation, calling the 4K Mini a “universal breakout box.” He also noted that it can be used as “a sort of docking station” by plugging a laptop in via Thunderbolt 3 and then using USB for keyboard and mouse connectivity.
The UltraStudio 4K Mini is in stock and shipping now for $995, Petty said.
UltraStudio 4K Mini Features
- Thunderbolt 3 interface for 40 Gb/s capture and playback.
- 3 models available with both portable and rack mount options.
- Ideal for edit monitoring, live graphics, archive and streaming.
- 12G‑SDI, HDMI 2.0, YUV/NTSC/PAL video and balanced audio.
- Supports 45W trickle charging to connected computer.
- Supports all SD, 720p, 1080i, 1080p, 2160p and 4K DCI formats.
- Front panel with LCD, mic input, headphone and SD card slot.
- Compatible with DaVinci Resolve for editing, color, VFX and audio.
- Supports DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid and more.
- Includes support for Mac, Windows and Linux.
Source: Blackmagic Design
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