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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini

Blackmagic Design
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This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
Compact, portable Thunderbolt 3 solution (achieve up to 40 Gb/s) with 3G-SDI, HDMI, and analog connections for broadcast quality 10-bit recording of video formats up to 1080p60 and 2K DCI. Supports HD and SD resolutions with HD > SD down conversion.
Key Highlights
  • HD > SD down conversion
  • 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 Color Sampling
  • HD/SD/3G-SDI and Analog Inputs


Process high-quality HD signals for broadcast quality 10-bit recordings with this portable Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini. Do not be fooled by its small size, this lightweight solution can handle your high performance work. Using a single Thunderbolt™ cable, you can easily connect any Thunderbolt™ computer or laptop for amazing on set color correction, editing, visual effects and video streaming. Lightweight and compact, UltraStudio HD Mini can be easily moved from one computer to another. Just plug in and start working.

Use this version of the UltraStudio processing capabilities when your space is tight. UltraStudio HD Mini includes 3G-SDI, analog YUV, and composite NTSC/PAL video inputs, 2-channel analog audio in, and reference as well as RS-422 for deck control. For output, the UltraStudio HD Mini offers dual link 3G-SDI with simultaneous fill and key, plus HDMI. It also features Thunderbolt™ 3 so you get incredible 40 Gb/s performance for capture and playback of fully uncompressed video, leaving your computer's CPU free for more processing tasks.

UltraStudio HD Mini can connect to almost any video device, including cameras, monitors, and broadcast decks for editing and record. You can capture, playback, and process HD to SD down conversion, in addition to the features mentioned above. 

UltraStudio interfaces with your favorite video software, such as: the optional DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Suite. UltraStudio is QuickTime and WDM based and supports Mac OS X and Windows video software. Stream video with Thunderbolt 3.

Software Included: Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X and Windows. Media Express, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Linux.

Built on revolutionary Thunderbolt™ technology, UltraStudio 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 HD Mini is designed for portability and fits in one third of a standard rack so it can be mounted with other equipment, or used stand alone on the desktop.

What's in the Box

  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • SD Card with software & manual
  • DaVinci Resolve SD Card
  • Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini


Key Highlights

  • HD > SD down conversion
  • 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 Color Sampling
  • HD/SD/3G-SDI and Analog Inputs
  • Thunderbolt 3 achieves 40 GB/s
  • Supports RS-422 deck control
  • HDMI and 2x SDI outputs
  • Compact and portable


Operating System:
Apple Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later
Microsoft Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit only)


Output Connector/Port:
1 x Thunderbolt 3 - USB Type C
1 x DB-9, RS-422
2 x SDI
1 x HDMI - Type A
Input Connector/Port:
2 x 1/4" Phone Jack - Audio (stereo Channel 1 & Channel 2)
1 x SDI

Inputs & Outputs

Audio I/O:
Audio Input - 16 channels via SDI
Audio Output - 2 channels via HDMI


Recording Resolution:
HD - 1920x1080 - 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 - 2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p, 2K DCI ; 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI 25PsF
SD - 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
Bit Rate:
Audio Sampling: 24-Bit
Audio Sampling Television Rate: 48 kHz

Software / Apps / Plugins

Software/App Notes:
Internal Software Upgrade - Firmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.
Software Included:
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