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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Monitor

Blackmagic Design
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
Pocket-sized, Thunderbolt-powered playback device for SDI and HDMI displays.
Key Highlights
  • Pocket-sized monitoring device
  • 1.5G-SDI & HDMI connections
  • Thunderbolt computer interface


The Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Monitor features 1.5G-SDI and HDMI outputs, plus Thunderbolt, and is an ideal solution where space is tight and the user requires only playback functionality.

Supported Codecs

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

Included Software

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

Internal Software Upgrade

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


Features & Specifications:

  • Software Applications (not included):
    • DaVinci Resolve
    • Final Cut Pro X
    • Avid Media Composer
    • Avid Pro Tools
    • Autodesk Smoke
    • Fusion
    • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
    • Adobe After Effects CC
    • Adobe Photoshop CC
    • Steingberg Cubase
  • Other supported applications (not included):
    • The Foundry Nuke
    • Grass Valley Edius
    • Steinberg Nuendo
    • 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
  • Standards:
    • SD Video Standards:
      • 525i29.97 NTSC
      • 625i25 PAL
    • HD Video Standards:
      • 720p50
      • 720p59.94
      • 720p60
      • 1080p23.98
      • 1080p24
      • 1080p25
      • 1080p29.97
      • 1080p30
      • 1080PsF23.98
      • 1080PsF24
      • 1080PsF25
      • 1080PsF29.97
      • 1080PsF30
      • 1080i50
      • 1080i59.94
      • 1080i60
    • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M and 292M
    • SDI Metadata Support: RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning
    • Audio Sampling: television rate of 48kHz and 24 bit
    • SDI Color Precision: 8-bit & 10-bit YUV 4:2:2
    • SDI Video Sampling: 4:2:2
    • Color Precision: 10-bit
    • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709
    • HDMI Video Sampling: 4:4:4, 4:2:2 & 4:2:0
    • HDMI Configuration: HDMI automatically configures to connected display
    • HDMI Resolution: pixel for pixel HD resolution input from connected device
    • HDMI Color Precision: 10-bit
    • Multiple Rate support: HDMI and SDI video connections are switchable between standard definitlon and high definition
  • Connections:
    • SDI Video Output: (1) 10-bit SD/HD switchable
    • HDMI Video Output: (1) HDMI type A connector
    • Computer Interface: Thunderbolt™
    • SDI Audio Output: (8) Channels embedded in SD and HD
    • HDMI Audio Output: (8) Channels embedded in SD and HD
  •  Processing:
    • Colorspace Conversion: hardware based real time
    • HD to SD Down Conversion: software based down conversion during video capture
    • HD Cross Converstion: Software based cross conversion from 720p to 1080HD on playback
    • Real Time Effects: 
      • DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X internal effects
      • Adobe Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects
      • Avid Media Composer internal effects
    • Physical Installation: requires computer with a Thunderbolt™ port; please contact your AbelCine salesperson for details on full system requirements
  • Supported Operating Systems:
    • Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS Sierra or later
    • Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 (all 64-bit)
    • Linux
  • Power Requirements: powered by Thunderbolt cable
  • EMC Certifications: FCC, CE and C-Tick
  • Physical Dimensions: 3.62" x 1.77" x 0.98" (91.9mm x 44.96mm x 24.9mm)
  • Weight: 0.33 lb (151 g)
  • Environmental Specifications:
    • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 104°F (5°C to 40°C)
    • Storage Temperature: -4°F to 113°F (-20°C to 45°C)
    • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing
  • 1 year limited mfg. warranty


What's in the Box

  • SD card with software and manual
  • Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Monitor


Key Highlights

  • Pocket-sized monitoring device
  • 1.5G-SDI & HDMI connections
  • Thunderbolt computer interface


Operating System:
Linux - Compatibility
Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS Sierra or later - Compatibility
Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 (all 64-bit) - Compatibility


Output Connector/Port:
1 x HDMI - Type A connector
1 x SDI - 10-bit SD/HD switchable
Input Connector/Port:
1 x Thunderbolt

Inputs & Outputs

Audio I/O:
Audio Output - SDI (8 channels embedded in SD and HD)


Power Input:

Recording / Media

Media Interface:

Software / Apps / Plugins

PC Requirements:
Requires computer with a Thunderbolt™ port - please contact your AbelCine salesperson for details on full system requirements
Software Included:
Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility & Driver
Disk Speed Test
Blackmagic Media Express


5.2 in
1.5 in
5.2 in
0.6 lb
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