UltraStudio for Thunderbolt

Elegant design with advanced technology!

UltraStudio for Thunderbolt™

UltraStudio models are machined from aluminum for both elegant design and exceptional durability. Thin, portable and lightweight, UltraStudio Express and UltraStudio Mini models sit perfectly on your desktop and are suitable to be taken on location. UltraStudio 4K models features an attractive break out box style of design with input selection buttons and LCD screen on the front of the stylish machined metal design, and loads of video and audio connections on the rear panel.

Innovative Portable Design

UltraStudio Express is a sleek, innovative ultra portable design with a solid machined metal chassis that sits neatly on your desktop to keep your workspace clutter free. You can swap breakout cables depending on if you need professional or consumer audio and video connections. This means you only need to take the cable you need on location if you need analog connections, and if you don't then you can simply leave the cable behind. When you don't have any space then the UltraStudio Mini models are perfect as they are incredibly tiny. Because UltraStudio Express and UltraStudio Mini models power from the Thunderbolt connection they don't need power connections and are powered by your laptop battery. That’s perfect for portable use and it saves space!

Innovative Portable Design

Broadcast Quality Connections

UltraStudio is the perfect capture and playback solution featuring the latest and most advanced video technologies available. UltraStudio 4K Extreme features blazing fast 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0, along with analog XLR and digital AES/EBU audio, reference, timecode, RS-422 serial deck control and more. You also get 2 optical fiber cages and a PCIe connection for expansion! The 12G-SDI lets you work with the latest high frame rate Ultra HD and 4K formats at up to 60 frames per second! With UltraStudio 4K you get 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K and analog video in and out, as well as 16 channel SDI audio, blackburst/tri-level sync, timecode and serial deck control. The 6G-SDI connection lets you capture and playback in stunning Ultra HD 4K, handle 4:4:4 video and 1080p60 frame rates. The dual link 3G-SDI connection gives you dual stream 3D stereoscopic capture and playback when done via two independent channels. A Hi-Fi RCA analog audio input is included for easy capture from consumer devices, plus XLR connections for timecode. UltraStudio Express has built in 3G-SDI and HDMI connections which means that you capture and playback in amazing quality 10-bit video in SD or HD. HDMI connections let you capture directly from cameras and use low cost HDTVs for monitoring. UltraStudio Express comes with two break out cables, depending if you need professional or consumer analog video and audio connections. The break out cable includes analog component, S-Video and composite video, balanced analog audio, genlock, AES/EBU audio, RS-422 deck control and more! The consumer break out cable includes component video and unbalanced audio. UltraStudio Mini Recorder and Mini Monitor include a single HDMI and SDI connection making it the tiniest solution for capture or playback of video in amazing quality 10-bit video in SD and HD.

Broadcast Quality Connections
UltraStudio 4K Extreme
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Ultra HD and 4K
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Elegant Machined Aluminum

Elegant Machined Aluminum

Aluminum. Strong, light and unbelievably cool.

UltraStudio 4K models and UltraStudio Express feature an attractive machined metal chassis that enhances the look of your studio! UltraStudio 4K features a rack mount break out box design that includes input selection buttons and a built in LCD screen on the front panel. All connections are located on the back panel and include almost every type of video and audio connection available! The machined metal provides a robust design while having the strength to handle tough environments. The UltraStudio Express model is wholly machined from a solid block of aluminum so it's attractive, lightweight and portable. Include it with your travel equipment and keep the ability to capture and playback all types of video and audio with you at all times!

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Push Button Control

When you're working fast you need to change settings fast. UltraStudio 4K models includes input selection buttons on the front panel and there is input buttons for audio inputs as well as video inputs. This means you can select SDI audio with SDI embedded audio, or you can set inputs to different audio and video inputs such as SDI video input with analog audio inputs. The choice is yours and you don't need to go into the software settings when you need to change inputs as you can simply push the front panel button. The built in LCD lets you see what input is selected and when playing back video you can see the video output. This is vital in broadcast environments where you need to be able to confirm video playback quickly.

Thunderbolt Powered!

Thunderbolt Powered!

UltraStudio Express and UltraStudio Mini models are powered from your computers Thunderbolt connection. That means when you need portability, your video capture and playback can be powered by your Thunderbolt laptop and you can work with the highest quality video virtually anywhere. UltraStudio Express and UltraStudio Mini models are perfect for portable onset editing and live color correction with DaVinci Resolve 12!

Built-in Power Supply!

The advanced UltraStudio 4K models features a built in power supply so you can connect using a standard mains lead without a bulky external power brick. This saves space and because the power supply fully supports multiple international voltages automatically, you can use it anywhere in the world. With a built in power supply, UltraStudio 4K is perfect for use with the very long Thunderbolt cables that reach up to 30 meters away from the computer. These very long Thunderbolt cables use optical fiber internally so don't include power connections, so UltraStudio 4K is the perfect choice when long cables are used.

UltraStudio for Thunderbolt

UltraStudio Mini Recorder

UltraStudio Mini Recorder

Ultra small pocket sized Thunderbolt powered recording from SDI and HDMI.

A$229
UltraStudio Mini Monitor

UltraStudio Mini Monitor

Ultra small pocket sized Thunderbolt powered playback for SDI and HDMI.

A$229
UltraStudio Express

UltraStudio Express

Thunderbolt powered capture and playback with SDI, HDMI, analog, with pro and consumer cables.

A$765
UltraStudio 4K

UltraStudio 4K

Thunderbolt or Thunderbolt 2 solution, Dual Link 6G-SDI, HDMI, Analog, 4:4:4, 3D, Ultra HD and 4K.

A$1,535
UltraStudio 4K Extreme

UltraStudio 4K Extreme

Thunderbolt and PCIe solution, with 12G SDI, HDMI 2.0, Analog, 4:4:4, Ultra HD and 4K up to 2160p60 and hardware encoder for H.265.

A$4,649
UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3

UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3

Advanced 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 and PCIe solution with 12G SDI, HDMI 2.0, Analog, 4:4:4, Ultra HD and 4K up to 2160p60 and hardware encoder for H.265.

A$4,505
Blackmagic PCIe Cable Kit

Blackmagic PCIe Cable Kit

High speed Generation 3 PCI Express plug-in card and cable for connecting computers to products such as UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3, when you need higher speeds than Thunderbolt.

A$385