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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 3D

£720.00 £600.00 (ex. vat)

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 3D

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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 3D

The Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 3D is a portable Thunderbolt based 3D solution for the capture and playback of SDI, HDMI and analogue footage. Machined from solid aluminium the UltraStudio 3D is compact, affordable and portable; perfect for used on the go. The addition of international socket adapters to the power supply mean you can even use it abroad with out the need for 3rd party adapters.

The UltraStudio 3D supports 2 streams of full resolution up to 1080p HD; perfect for stereoscopic workflows. Media Express software is included for capturing left and right eye feeds to separate QuickTime or PPX files for dual stream 3D workflows. The new Thunderbolt ports offer transfer speeds of up to 10Gb/s, 20x faster than standard USB 2.0, with low latency and highly accurate time synchronisation. The device supports uncompressed YUV 4:2:2 and RGB 4:4:4 up to full 2K resolution, so no generational loss or degradation due to lossy or heavy compression.

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 3D Specifications

General Specifications

  • Form Factor: External Box
  • Connection: Thunderbolt


  • SDI Input: 2x 10-bit SD/HD switchable
  • SDI Output: 2x 10-bit SD/HD switchable
  • Analog Video Inputs: 1x component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video or composite. Component supports HD and SD
  • Analog Video Outputs: 1x component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video or composite. Component supports HD and SD
  • HDMI Input Connectors: 1x HDMI 1.4a type A
  • HDMI Output Connector: 1x HDMI 1.4a type A
  • Analog Audio Output: 2 channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors
  • Analog Audio Inputs: 2 channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors
  • AES/EBU Audio Input: 2 channels unbalanced with sample rate converter
  • AES/EBU Audio Output: 2 channels unbalanced with sample rate converter
  • SDI Audio Input: 16 channels embedded in SD and HD
  • SDI Audio Output: 16 channels embedded in SD and HD
  • HDMI Audio Input: 8 channels embedded in SD and HD
  • HDMI Audio Output: 8 channels embedded in SD and HD
  • Sync Input: Blackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format
  • Device Control: Sony-compatible RS-422 deck control port. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control

Formats and Standards Supported

  • SD Format Support: 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC, 525/23.98 NTSC, and 480p
  • HD Format Support: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
  • 2K Format Support: 2048 x 1556PsF24 and 2048 x 1556PsF25; 2048 x 1556p23.98, 2048 x 1556p24, and 2048 x 1556p25
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, and SMPTE 425M
  • SDI Metadata Support: VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal. VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file. HD RP188. Closed captioning
  • Video Sampling: 4:2:2 and 4:4:4
  • Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24-bit
  • Color Precision: 10-bit
  • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709
  • HDMI Color Precision: 10-bit
  • HDMI Resolution: Pixel-for-pixel HD resolution input to connected device
  • HDMI Configuration: HDMI automatically configures to connected display
  • Multiple Rate Support: SDI, HDMI, and component analog video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI, and 3 Gb/s HD and 2K SDI
  • Copy Protection: For legal reasons HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content


  • Colorspace Conversion:  Hardware-based real time
  • 3D Processing: Dual-stream and frame-packed capture & playback
  • HD Down Conversion: Software-based down conversion during video playback
  • HD Up Conversion: Real-time standard definition to 1080HD and 720HD during video capture
  • HD Cross Conversion: Real time 720 HD to 1080 HD during video capture
  • Real-Time Effects: Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects in DV, DVCPRO HD, ProRes, and uncompressed on Intel Mac OS X. Adobe Premiere Pro Mercury Playback Engine effects in DV, MJPEG, DVCPRO HD, DSLR, AVCHD, XDCAM, XDCAM HD, and uncompressed.


  • Warranty: 3 Years Limited Warranty
  • Software:  Media Express, Disk Speed Test, Blackmagic System Preferences, and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X
  • Firmware Upgrade: Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software
  • Minimum System Requirements: Compatible with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Requires Macintosh computer with Thunderbolt
Manufacturer Blackmagic Design
Model Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 3D
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