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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder

Blackmagic Design
Estimated to Ship – 3-7 days
Pocket-sized mini recorder with SDI, HDMI, and Thunderbolt connections.
Key Highlights
  • Pocket-sized mini recorder
  • 1.5G-SDI & HDMI connections
  • Thunderbolt computer interface
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The Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder features 1.5G-SDI and HDMI inputs, plus Thunderbolt, and is an ideal solution where space is tight and the user requires only capture or 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 and Windows.

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
    • Avid Media Composer
    • Avid Pro Tools
    • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
    • Adobe After Effects CC
    • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Other supported applications (not included):
    • 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 Resolution: pixel for pixel HD resolution input from connected device
    • HDMI Color Precision: 10-bit
    • Multiple Rate support: SDI and HDMI are switchable between standard definition and high definition
    • Copy Protection: HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources; always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content
  • Connections:
    • SDI Video Inputs: (1) 10-bit SD/HD switchable
    • HDMI Video Inputs: (1) HDMI type A connector
    • Computer Interface: Thunderbolt™
    • SDI Audio Inputs: (8) Channels embedded in SD and HD
    • HDMI Audio Inputs: (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 Up Conversion: Software based up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on capture; selectable between 4:3 pillarbox or 16:9 anamorphic
    • 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 Recorder


Key Highlights

  • Pocket-sized mini recorder
  • 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


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

Inputs & Outputs

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


Power Input:

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

Special Features

General Notes:
EMC Certifications - FCC, CE and C-Tick
Processing - See Overview
SD/HD Video Standards - See Overview


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0.65 lb


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