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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder

Blackmagic Design
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Main Features

  • Capture Aspect of Capture/Playback Card
  • Transfers Video from Camera to Computer
  • SDI, HDMI, Thunderbolt / Embedded Audio
  • Captures Live Feeds and Playback Feeds
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Please Note: A Thunderbolt Cable is not included with this item, and if required must be purchases separately.
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The Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder Capture Device is a very interesting and a highly useful device that Blackmagic has put out there. It is the "capture" aspect of any Blackmagic capture and playback device (and of any capture and playback device in general).

When you need tiny sized portable video capture and playback for your Thunderbolt laptop or desktop computer then UltraStudio UltraStudio Mini is the perfect solution. You get an extremely affordable solution with high quality SD and HD video all powered from the Thunderbolt connection so you just plug in and go!

UltraStudio Mini Recorder The mini recorder that fits in your pocket, UltraStudio Mini Recorder is super tiny and includes just SDI and HDMI connections, plus Thunderbolt. Simply plug in and record from any SDI and HDMI device for the most incredible portable solution.

The Power of Thunderbolt™

Built on revolutionary Thunderbolt™ technology, UltraStudio has a blazingly fast 10 Gb/s connection that’s up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. That’s enough bandwidth to handle the highest resolution video formats easily! Thunderbolt ensures low latency and highly accurate time synchronization, making the UltraStudio ideal for demanding HD work. Thunderbolt also has the power budget to allow UltraStudio to operate from the Thunderbolt connections, so it can operate from your laptop battery, perfect for on location or remote areas. UltraStudio makes it easy to work with all the video formats you need, conveniently on your desktop or notebook computer!

Unmatched Quality

Now you can handle any job your client presents to you, from TVC to feature films. UltraStudio operates with both compressed and uncompressed video, so it can handle anything and you're not locked into a single codec quality. When working with uncompressed video, all captured images are a perfect pixel-for-pixel clone of the source, without any generational loss or damaging compression, so you have the confidence you’re working at the absolute highest quality possible! Get the sharpest green screens, cleanest compositions, superior color correction and more! With mature drivers, award winning Media Express software, attractive design, and the highest quality video!

Compatible with all Video Software!

UltraStudio is fully compatible with your favorite software. Blackmagic Design was the first company in the world to ship a Thunderbolt video product so we have mature drivers that work with more software! All UltraStudio files are open standard DPX and QuickTime format, so are compatible with all software. UltraStudio even includes a developer SDK and QuickTime API so you can develop your own custom solutions!

You get drivers that work with fantastic editing software such as Avid Media Composer, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Apple Final Cut Pro 7, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter. For visual effects get full compatibly with Adobe After Effects, The Foundry Nuke and Adobe Photoshop. For broadcast automation you can use Tools On Air just:in & live:cut & just:play & just:live, Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder and OnTheAir CG. For audio get compatibly with ProTools, Steinberg Nuendo & Cubase. For streaming use Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster. VJ use supports Resolume Avenue 4.

UPC: 9338716001846
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great little input box I love it. It's tiny and easily hides away, works perfectly as an external HDMI or SDI capture device, the only small issue is that it gets pretty hot during use, but not enough to be a problem, just another little mini heater in the recording setup.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I like it Greatest
Date published: 2018-03-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sturdy build, compact form factor. Works mostly as expected. I bought this to live stream an event. I did have some hassles at first because my camera only provides certain output modes over HDMI, and the Blackmagic hardware and software only support certain input modes. I phoned Blackmagic support, and we were able to find a setting that worked. Be sure to read the documentation of this device and your camera to make sure it will do what you need.
The device worked great on the day. The compact form factor and sturdy build are definitely a plus in the field.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I get a pro field monitor for hundreds not thousands! This is a great simple piece of gear that enables me to use my calibrated 17" MacBook Pro as a field monitor using software such as ScopeBox, so I get a professional field monitor with all the scopes like vector/waveform/audio and more for a couple of hundred dollars instead of thousands & I can record direct to disc if I want, awesome! When shooting 4K you really need a larger monitor than the FS7 or F5 have especially for focus...
Date published: 2017-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great item Amazing. Works like a charm.
Date published: 2016-11-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great product Products is ideal used it both for SDI input and HDMI input very little latency
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a great little box! Works for me. Also for my business partner who bought one first and who runs Windows.
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would always have one of these in my bag I purchased this device to capture HDMI video feeds for hard drive recording and live streaming. This device is so small but very strong and easy to set up. I have used it successfully to live stream video via the service 'ustream' and it worked amazingly for a week long conference without any issues. It comes with good software from the folks at Black Magic and also has the capacity to record to the HDD of the computer that it is linked too. Uses thunderbolt cord to connect to your mac. Ensure you purchase a 'Thunderbolt' cable not 'Mini Display cable' and also if you have an older mac that you have a Thunderbolt port NOT mini display as it won't work with this port. Works with Thunderbolt only.
Date published: 2015-07-07
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