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Blackmagic Design Introduces UltraStudio 4K with Thunderbolt 2 Technology


LR-UltraStudio4KAngle-emailLR-UltraStudio4KAngleBlackmagic Design announced a new model of UltraStudio 4K that includes Thunderbolt 2 technology. The new UltraStudio 4K replaces the previous model and is available immediately for $995.

The UltraStudio 4K is a rack-mount capture and playback device based on Thunderbolt 2 technology developed by Intel. The UltraStudio 4K features a machined aluminum front panel with an integrated color LCD. The rear panel includes virtually every type of video and audio connection that exists including 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K, analog component/s-video/composite, as well as balanced analog and AES/EBU digital audio. That means customers can connect to almost all decks, cameras and monitors.

With the 20 Gbps speed of Thunderbolt 2, users can work with higher quality video and frame rates. Now customers will be able to capture and playback Ultra HD 4K YUV video at 60 frames per second and Ultra HD 4K RGB video at 30 frames per second via the advanced 6G-SDI video connections. The Thunderbolt loop through allows connection of up to six devices, so customers can connect fast disk arrays for massive amounts of video storage with a single Thunderbolt connection to their computers.

UltraStudio 4K handles virtually every television format, featuring 6G-SDI connections that instantly switch between SD, HD and 4K making it ideal for postproduction and broadcast users working on design, editing, paint, color correction and visual effects tasks. UltraStudio 4K can also handle 3D workflows as it features both interleaved/side by side and dual-stream capture and playback. Interleaved 3D allows the left and right eye to be interleaved as fields into a single video connection and file, so customers can edit using current editing software.

UltraStudio 4K customers will be able to take advantage of the upcoming Desktop Video 10 release. The new Desktop Video 10 driver architecture is a major new software update optimized for high-speed computers and emerging Ultra HD television formats that require massive data speeds.

DaVinci Resolve 10 customers will benefit from the simultaneous capture and playback support that lets them capture direct from cameras on set and grade the live video with multiple nodes of color correction for live on-set monitoring. This allows DP’s, directors and colorists to work together to optimize the film’s look on set.

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