Blackmagic UltraStudio HD Mini
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Blackmagic UltraStudio HD Mini

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UltraStudio HD Mini features professional broadcast quality connections that include 3G-SDI, analog YUV and composite NTSC/PAL video inputs, along with a reference input. There are also two ¼” audio connections for analog audio input that work with balanced and HiFi sources. In addition, UltraStudio HD Mini can remote control professional broadcast decks using the built in RS-422 connection. For output, you get dual link 3G-SDI with fill and key, and an HDMI connection for monitoring video with a big screen television!

Connections

SDI Video Inputs

1 x 3Gb/s SD/HD switchable.

SDI Video Outputs

2 x 3Gb/s SD/HD switchable, supports fill and key.

SDI Rates

270Mb, 1.5G, 3G

Optical SDI

None

HDMI Video Inputs

None

HDMI Video Outputs

1 x HDMI 1.4b type A connector.

Analog Video Inputs

Y, B-Y, R-Y/NTSC/PAL.

Analog Video Outputs

None

Analog Audio Inputs

2 x 1/4 inch jack connectors for balanced and unbalanced analog audio.

Analog Audio Outputs

None, embedded audio only.

SDI Audio Inputs

16 Channels embedded in SD and HD.

SDI Audio Outputs

16 Channels embedded in SD and HD.

HDMI Audio Outputs

2 Channels embedded in SD and HD.

Timecode Connection

None. RP-188 only.

Reference Input

Tri-Sync or Black Burst.

UltraStudio HD Mini

Supported Codecs

AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, DNxHD, DNxHR, 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.

Software

Software Included

Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac and Windows. Media Express, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Linux.

Internal Software Upgrade

Firmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.

Software Applications

DaVinci Resolve icon

DaVinci Resolve

Fusion icon

Fusion

Final Cut Pro icon

Final Cut Pro X

Adobe Premiere Pro icon

Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Avid Media Composer icon

Avid Media Composer

Adobe After Effects icon

Adobe After Effects CC

Avid Pro Tools icon

Avid Pro Tools

Steinberg Cubase icon

Steinberg Cubase

Steinberg Nuendo icon

Steinberg Nuendo

Adobe Photoshop icon

Adobe Photoshop CC

Other supported applications include:

The Foundry Nuke, Grass Valley Edius, Sony Catalyst Production Suite, Tools On Air Just: Play & Live & In, Softron MovieRecorder & MReplay, Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Telestream Wirecast, Livestream Producer, Resolume Arena, Magix Vegas Pro & Movie Edit Pro Premium, Corel VideoStudio Pro, CyberLink PowerDirector, Vidblaster X & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay One & CG, CasparCG Server, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster, DevTek Easy Media Suite, Metus Ingest, Boinx Software MimoLive, Cinegy Capture Pro, vMix Live, Renewed Vision ProPresenter, Ventuz Director, Class X Liveboard & Coral CG, Glookast Capturer, Open Broadcaster Software Studio, Nautilus NEMO3D, Burst Video Webclip2Go & [REC]Marker, Autodesk Flame, Zoom.

Video Standards

SD Video Standards

525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL

HD Video Standards

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

2K Video Standards

2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p, 2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI 25PsF

Ultra HD Video Standards

None

4K Video Standards

None

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M and SMPTE 425M A/B.

SDI Metadata Support

RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning.

Audio Sampling

Television rate of 48kHz and 24 bit.

SDI Video Sampling

4:2:2/4:4:4

Color Space

REC 601, REC 709.

HDMI Resolution

Pixel for pixel HD resolution input from connected device.

Multiple Rate support

SDI and HDMI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s, 1.5 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s.

Hardware Frame Buffer

v210 (10 bit YUV), 2vuy (8 bit YUV), ARGB, BGRA (8 bit RGB), r210 (10 bit RGB), R12B,R12L (12 bit RGB).

Color Precision

HDMI

8-bit RGB 4:4:4 up to 1080p30, and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all standards.

SDI

8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 up to 1080p30, and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all standards.

Computer Capture

1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 for Mac and Windows. Powers from Thunderbolt host computer, includes Blackmagic Desktop Video SDK.

Control

Built in Control Panel

None. Supports Teranex Mini Smart Panel with 2.2 inch color display for video preview, audio meters and status.

Device Control

1 x RS-422 deck control.

Processing

Colorspace Conversion

Hardware based real time.

HD Down Conversion

Real time 10-bit hardware down conversion on SDI B output when working in HD video formats on playback. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 styles.

Real Time Effects

Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects. DaVinci Resolve.

Physical Installation

Requires computer with a Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C port. Please check support pages to see the full system requirements.

Operating Systems

Mac icon

Mac 10.15 Catalina,
Mac 11.1 Big Sur or later.

Windows Icon

Windows 8.1 and 10, both 64-bit.

Linux icon

Linux

Power Requirements

Powered by Thunderbolt cable. Requires computer with a Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C port.

Physical Specifications

UltraStudio HD Mini

Environmental Specifications

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

What's Included

UltraStudio HD Mini

SD card with software and manual

DaVinci Resolve SD card

Warranty

3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

UltraStudio HD Mini features professional broadcast quality connections that include 3G-SDI, analog YUV and composite NTSC/PAL video inputs, along with a reference input. There are also two ¼” audio connections for analog audio input that work with balanced and HiFi sources. In addition, UltraStudio HD Mini can remote control professional broadcast decks using the built in RS-422 connection. For output, you get dual link 3G-SDI with fill and key, and an HDMI connection for monitoring video with a big screen television!

Connections

SDI Video Inputs

1 x 3Gb/s SD/HD switchable.

SDI Video Outputs

2 x 3Gb/s SD/HD switchable, supports fill and key.

SDI Rates

270Mb, 1.5G, 3G

Optical SDI

None

HDMI Video Inputs

None

HDMI Video Outputs

1 x HDMI 1.4b type A connector.

Analog Video Inputs

Y, B-Y, R-Y/NTSC/PAL.

Analog Video Outputs

None

Analog Audio Inputs

2 x 1/4 inch jack connectors for balanced and unbalanced analog audio.

Analog Audio Outputs

None, embedded audio only.

SDI Audio Inputs

16 Channels embedded in SD and HD.

SDI Audio Outputs

16 Channels embedded in SD and HD.

HDMI Audio Outputs

2 Channels embedded in SD and HD.

Timecode Connection

None. RP-188 only.

Reference Input

Tri-Sync or Black Burst.

UltraStudio HD Mini

Supported Codecs

AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, DNxHD, DNxHR, 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.

Software

Software Included

Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac and Windows. Media Express, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Linux.

Internal Software Upgrade

Firmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.

Software Applications

DaVinci Resolve icon

DaVinci Resolve

Fusion icon

Fusion

Final Cut Pro icon

Final Cut Pro X

Adobe Premiere Pro icon

Adobe Premiere Pro CC

Avid Media Composer icon

Avid Media Composer

Adobe After Effects icon

Adobe After Effects CC

Avid Pro Tools icon

Avid Pro Tools

Steinberg Cubase icon

Steinberg Cubase

Steinberg Nuendo icon

Steinberg Nuendo

Adobe Photoshop icon

Adobe Photoshop CC

Other supported applications include:

The Foundry Nuke, Grass Valley Edius, Sony Catalyst Production Suite, Tools On Air Just: Play & Live & In, Softron MovieRecorder & MReplay, Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Telestream Wirecast, Livestream Producer, Resolume Arena, Magix Vegas Pro & Movie Edit Pro Premium, Corel VideoStudio Pro, CyberLink PowerDirector, Vidblaster X & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay One & CG, CasparCG Server, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster, DevTek Easy Media Suite, Metus Ingest, Boinx Software MimoLive, Cinegy Capture Pro, vMix Live, Renewed Vision ProPresenter, Ventuz Director, Class X Liveboard & Coral CG, Glookast Capturer, Open Broadcaster Software Studio, Nautilus NEMO3D, Burst Video Webclip2Go & [REC]Marker, Autodesk Flame, Zoom.

Video Standards

SD Video Standards

525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL

HD Video Standards

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

2K Video Standards

2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p, 2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI 25PsF

Ultra HD Video Standards

None

4K Video Standards

None

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M and SMPTE 425M A/B.

SDI Metadata Support

RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning.

Audio Sampling

Television rate of 48kHz and 24 bit.

SDI Video Sampling

4:2:2/4:4:4

Color Space

REC 601, REC 709.

HDMI Resolution

Pixel for pixel HD resolution input from connected device.

Multiple Rate support

SDI and HDMI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s, 1.5 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s.

Hardware Frame Buffer

v210 (10 bit YUV), 2vuy (8 bit YUV), ARGB, BGRA (8 bit RGB), r210 (10 bit RGB), R12B,R12L (12 bit RGB).

Color Precision

HDMI

8-bit RGB 4:4:4 up to 1080p30, and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all standards.

SDI

8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 up to 1080p30, and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all standards.

Computer Capture

1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 for Mac and Windows. Powers from Thunderbolt host computer, includes Blackmagic Desktop Video SDK.

Control

Built in Control Panel

None. Supports Teranex Mini Smart Panel with 2.2 inch color display for video preview, audio meters and status.

Device Control

1 x RS-422 deck control.

Processing

Colorspace Conversion

Hardware based real time.

HD Down Conversion

Real time 10-bit hardware down conversion on SDI B output when working in HD video formats on playback. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 styles.

Real Time Effects

Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects. DaVinci Resolve.

Physical Installation

Requires computer with a Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C port. Please check support pages to see the full system requirements.

Operating Systems

Mac icon

Mac 10.15 Catalina,
Mac 11.1 Big Sur or later.

Windows Icon

Windows 8.1 and 10, both 64-bit.

Linux icon

Linux

Power Requirements

Powered by Thunderbolt cable. Requires computer with a Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C port.

Physical Specifications

UltraStudio HD Mini

Environmental Specifications

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

What's Included

UltraStudio HD Mini

SD card with software and manual

DaVinci Resolve SD card

Warranty

3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

We make every effort to ensure your purchase is delivered on time and in good working condition.

In the event a system or component you purchased from DVEO is damaged in shipping, fails before the warranty period has ended, or you just need to return it, please refer to the steps below to return your purchase.

Shipping Policy

For Items Damaged During Shipping:

 DVEO is NOT responsible for breakage, damage, or delay in transit. Once a purchase has been delivered, it is the customer's responsibility to inspect systems and/or components for damage incurred during shipping and file a claim with transportation company within 3 days after receipt of merchandise. All claims for loss, damage or shortage must be reported to DVEO within 5 days from receipt of order.

Customs, duties, and taxes

DVEO is not responsible for any customs and taxes applied to your order. All fees imposed during or after shipping are the responsibility of the customer (tariffs, taxes, etc.).

Domestic Shipping Policy

Shipment confirmation and order tracking

As soon as your order has been shipped you will receive an email confirmation with your tracking number.

DVEO will provide weekend deliveries upon the customer’s request and at an additional charge. If we are experiencing a high volume of orders and expect any delays, you will be notified.

International Shipping Policy

We ship to every country unless the freight companies have it on a NO SHIPMENT LIST. Or a particular country has a restriction on receiving shipments, due to COVID-19.

Potential Delays and COVID-19

There may be potential delays due to COVID-19 in terms of processing shipments.

The health and safety of our employees and customers is our top priority. We’ve redesigned our order warehouse center to comply with government/state recommended social distancing and personal protective equipment guidelines.

We will notify you when your order is shipped or if we foresee any issues with fulfilling your order.

Return Policy

For Products Under One Year Warranty:

Please have a description of your issue and the serial number on hand when you contact support. DVEO will assist you in troubleshooting the problem remotely.

If remote troubleshooting is unable to correct or identify the problem an RMA number will be issued to return the defective system or component for repair.

For Returns:

Returns NOT related to product warranties or damage during shipping are handled on a case by case basis. If you would like to return a product or system purchased through DVEO you must notify DVEO within 30 days.

  • All returns will include a 25% restocking fee.
  • The item must be shipped back in the original packaging.
  • Used items that are missing any parts, accessories, manuals, and original packaging are subject to a 25%-75% restocking fee.
  • Items that have been disassembled where structural parts were opened up, removed, unscrewed, tampered with, or broken by the user are not accepted for returns or refunds. Our return policy does not cover ordinary wear and tear or damage caused by improper use or accidents.
  • Returned materials are subject to a restocking fee.
  • Returns must be accompanied by an RMA number provided by DVEO.
  • To get an RMA number, please email us at RMA@dveo.com.
  • DVEO is not responsible for shipping expenses.
  • COD or Collect returns will not be accepted.
  • Returns should be processed within a few weeks.

 

All Items returned to DVEO must have shipping labels addressed as follows:
Computer Modules Inc / DVEO
RMA: (Reference # Here)
11409 West Bernardo Court
San Diego, CA 92127
(858)613-1818

For more information, email info@dveo.com