Blackmagic Design BDLKULASDI UltraStudio SDI

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Blackmagic Design BDLKULASDI UltraStudio SDI (BMD-BDLKULASDI)

The world\'s first 10 bit USB 3.0 editing solution.

Introducing the world\'s smallest and most affordable SDI capture and playback solution for USB 3.0 computers! UltraStudio SDI simply plugs in to add 10 bit SDI capture and playback, plus HDMI monitoring to your computer! Because it powers from the USB connection, it\'s a snap to install! With high quality SDI and HDMI monitoring, plus genlock and RS-422 deck control built in, you get the the highest quality solution for editing, effects, paint and design!




Broadcast Quality SDI for USB 3.0

UltraStudio SDI is so compact it fits right into your hand! UltraStudio SDI can be hidden under desks or taken on location. With an attractive machined aluminum design, it looks great on your desk or on location shoots. UltraStudio SDI includes a built in HDMI 1.4 output so you can even use a low cost television as a broadcast monitor! We also include Photoshop plug-ins, NLE drivers and our award winning Media Express deck control software! Perfect with laptops for SDI acquisition on location, or in large creative groups so all computers can be connected to broadcast routing infrastructure, UltraStudio SDI is the perfect low cost solution!   

Compact Design

UltraStudio SDI is an attractive and compact design that’s machined out of a solid block of aluminum for incredible strength. That means you get a beautifully finished uni-body design that looks great on your desk. UltraStudio SDI includes a mounting bracket that lets you mount it under desks or on walls for added security. UltraStudio SDI eliminates messy power supplies because it powers from the USB 3.0 connection, plus there are no switches or adjustments because it automatically switches between SD, HD and 3 Gb/s SDI video formats. 

World's Highest Quality Connections

UltraStudio SDI includes the highest quality low jitter SDI connections that instantly switch between all SD and HD video formats. Connect to decks such as Digital Betacam, HDCAM, HDCAM-SR, Panasonic D5, Sony PMW-F3 and more! UltraStudio SDI includes HDMI 1.4 out, so you can use any television as a broadcast monitor, dramatically lowering the overall cost of editing systems. HDMI out even lets you connect to video projectors for the most amazing theater style environments! UltraStudio SDI includes deck control, genlock and fully powers via USB 3.0! 

Advanced USB 3.0

For an advanced future proof design, UltraStudio SDI features built in USB 3.0 for a high speed 4.8 Gb/s connection that’s up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 or FireWire. USB 3.0 is built into the latest computers and is more than 3 times the speed of HD video. This means you get a direct high speed connection to your editing software’s real time effects processing! This means you won’t waste CPU time compressing video just to play back, so you get more HD real time effects than any other product! Unlike older USB 2.0 and FireWire products, you’re not restricted to a single, slow rendering, compressed video format. Choose compressed or uncompressed video formats based on the job you’re doing! 

Everything Included!

UltraStudio SDI includes everything you need for editing, paint or broadcast design. We include a full set of drivers for capture and playback with real time effects in Premiere Pro! Also included is Media Express for batch capture and output to tape with frame accurate deck control using AVI, Quicktime and DPX files! Only Media Express lets you use virtually any software for video work! Adobe Photoshop is the world standard for paint and image design, and UltraStudio SDI includes Photoshop plug-ins so you can grab frames from the video input, or send frames to the video output, directly from within Photoshop itself! UltraStudio SDI also supports real time RAM preview in Adobe After Effects! 

Incredible Quality

Now high quality broadcast electronics don’t need to be ugly and expensive! UltraStudio SDI features super low jitter 3 Gb/s SDI connections plus the latest HDMI 1.4 output for local monitoring. You get both compressed and uncompressed video capture and playback in the highest 10-bit 4:2:2 YUV. Only uncompressed video captures every bit of every pixel in the SDI video connection for an exact mirror image between capture and playback. That’s the highest quality possible from the SDI specification! Connect to broadcast routers or decks such as HDCAM SR, Digital Betacam, HDCAM, D5, DVCPRO HD and many more!



Compatible with Everything!

Blackmagic Design is the worlds biggest capture card manufacturer, so you get more third party software compatability! Edit on your favorite NLE software such as Adobe Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas. For compositing and broadcast design, UltraStudio SDI works with After Effects, Nuke, Fusion and Photoshop. Audio engineers will love using UltraStudio SDI with Avid Pro Tools and Steinberg Nuendo. All UltraStudio SDI files are open standard AVI, DPX and QuickTime format so are compatible with all software. UltraStudio SDI even includes a developer SDK so you can develop your own custom solutions!






Genlock Input

Sync UltraStudio SDI to your broadcast facility. Accepts black burst or HD tri-sync reference signals.




SDI Output Connection

SDI/HD-SDI output connection for decks, routers and monitors so you can playback amazing quality 10 bit video in SD or HD.




RS-422 Deck Control

Industry standard RS-422 deck control port compatible with all broadcast decks.




SDI Input Connection

SDI/HD-SDI input connection for decks, routers and cameras so you can capture amazing quality 10 bit video in SD or HD.




HDMI Output Connection

HDMI output connection for monitors, televisions or video projectors for low cost cinema style broadcast monitoring!




USB 3.0 Connection

Connect to any compatible USB 3.0 Windows computer for video capture and playback. Power from USB 3.0 connection!


SDI Video Input1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable. 
SDI Video Output1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable. 
Analog Video InputNone 
Analog Video OutputNone 
HDMI Video InputNone 
HDMI Video Output1 x HDMI type A connector 
Analog Audio OutputNone 
Analog Audio InputNone 
AES/EBU Audio InputNone 
AES/EBU Audio OutputNone 
SDI Audio Input8 Channels embedded in SD and HD 
SDI Audio Output8 Channels embedded in SD and HD 
HDMI Audio InputNone 
HDMI Audio Output2 Channels embedded in SD and HD. 
Computer InterfaceUSB 3.0 
Sync InputBlackburst in SD, 720p50, 720p59.94, 1080i50 and 1080i59.94 formats or Tri-Sync in any HD format. 
Device ControlSony™ compatible RS422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control. 


SD Format Support625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 525/23.98 NTSC 
HD Format Support720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, and 1080i60. 
2K Format SupportNone 
SDI ComplianceSMPTE 259M and SMPTE 292M. 
SDI Metadata SupportVITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal. VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file. HD RP188. Closed captioning. 
Video Sampling4:2:2 
Audio SamplingTelevision standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit. 
Color Precision10-bit 
Color SpaceREC 601, REC 709 
HDMI Color Precision10 bit 
HDMI ResolutionPixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device. 
HDMI ConfigurationHDMI automatically configures to connected display. 
Multiple Rate supportSDI and HDMI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI and 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI. 
Copy ProtectionFor legal reasons HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content. 


Colorspace ConversionHardware based real time. 
3D ProcessingNone 
HD Down ConversionSoftware based down conversion during video playback. 
HD Up ConversionReal time standard definition to 1080HD and 720HD during video capture. 
HD Cross ConversionReal time 720HD to 1080HD during video capture. 
Real Time EffectsAdobe® Premiere Pro® Mercury Playback Engine effects in DV, MJPEG, DVCPRO HD, DSLR, AVCHD, XDCAM, XDCAM HD and uncompressed. 


Software IncludedMedia Express, Disk Speed Test, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows™. 
Firmware UpgradeFirmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software. 
InstallationRequires a computer with onboard USB 3.0, or a USB 3.0 PCI Express 2.0 card. Does not support USB 2.0 capture and playback. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements. 
Operating System CompatibilityCompatible with Microsoft Windows 7™. 
Product Warranty3 Year Limited Manufacturer\'s Warranty. 
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