Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini Recorder with Thunderbolt 3 Interface


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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini Recorder with Thunderbolt 3 Interface

  • Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini Recorder with Thunderbolt 3 Interface
  • SD Card with Software and Manual
  • DaVinci Resolve SD Card
  • Limited 3-Year Manufacturer's Warranty

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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini Recorder with Thunderbolt 3 Interface

The Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini features professional broadcast-quality connections that include 3G-SDI, analog YUV and composite NTSC/PAL video inputs, along with a reference input. There are also two 1/4-inch audio connections for analog audio input that work with balanced and Hi-Fi sources. In addition, UltraStudio HD Mini can remote control professional broadcast decks using the built in RS-422 connection. For output, you get dual link 3G-SDI with fill and key, and an HDMI connection for monitoring video with a big screen television.

Blackmagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini Recorder with Thunderbolt 3 Interface


  • SDI video inputs: 1 x 3Gb/s SD/HD switchable
  • SDI video outputs: 2 x 3Gb/s SD/HD switchable, supports fill and key
  • SDI rates: 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G
  • Optical SDI: None
  • HDMI video inputs: None
  • HDMI video outputs: 1 x HDMI 1.4b type A connector
  • Analog video inputs: Y, B-Y, R-Y/NTSC/PAL
  • Analog video outputs: None
  • Analog audio inputs: 2 x 1/4 inch jack connectors for balanced and unbalanced analog audio
  • Analog audio outputs: None, embedded audio only
  • SDI audio inputs: 16 Channels embedded in SD and HD
  • SDI audio outputs: 16 Channels embedded in SD and HD
  • HDMI audio outputs: 2 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • Timecode connection: None. RP-188 only
  • Reference input: Tri-Sync or Black Burst

Supported Codecs

  • AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, DNxHD, DNxHR, Apple ProRes 4444, Apple ProRes 422 HQ, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes LT, Apple ProRes 422 Proxy, Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10‑bit 4:2:2


  • Software included: Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac and Windows. Media Express, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Linux
  • Internal software upgrade: Firmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software

Software Applications

  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Fusion
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Steinberg Nuendo
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Other supported applications include: The Foundry Nuke, Grass Valley Edius, Sony Catalyst Production Suite, Tools On Air Just: Play & Live & In, Softron MovieRecorder & MReplay, Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Telestream Wirecast, Livestream Producer, Resolume Arena, Magix Vegas Pro & Movie Edit Pro Premium, Corel VideoStudio Pro, CyberLink PowerDirector, Vidblaster X & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay One & CG, CasparCG Server, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster, DevTek Easy Media Suite, Metus Ingest, Boinx Software MimoLive, Cinegy Capture Pro, vMix Live, Renewed Vision ProPresenter, Ventuz Director, Class X Liveboard & Coral CG, Glookast Capturer, Open Broadcaster Software Studio, Nautilus NEMO3D, Burst Video Webclip2Go & [REC]Marker, Autodesk Flame, Zoom

Video Standards

  • SD video standards: 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
  • HD video standards:
    • 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
    • 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
    • 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
    • 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
  • 2K video standards: 2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p, 2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI 25PsF
  • Ultra HD video standards: None
  • 4K video standards: None
  • SDI compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M and SMPTE 425M A/B
  • SDI metadata support: RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning
  • Audio sampling: Television rate of 48kHz and 24-bit
  • SDI video sampling: 4:2:2/4:4:4
  • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709
  • HDMI resolution: Pixel for pixel HD resolution input from connected device
  • Multiple rate support: SDI and HDMI video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s, 1.5 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s
  • Hardware frame buffer: v210 (10 bit YUV), 2vuy (8 bit YUV), ARGB, BGRA (8 bit RGB), r210 (10 bit RGB), R12B, R12L (12 bit RGB)

Color Precision

  • HDMI: 8-bit RGB 4:4:4 up to 1080p30, and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all standards
  • SDI: 8, 10, 12-bit RGB 4:4:4 up to 1080p30, and 8, 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 in all standards

Computer Capture

  • 1 x Thunderbolt 3 for Mac and Windows
  • Powers from Thunderbolt host computer, includes Blackmagic Desktop Video SDK


  • Built-in control panel: None (Supports Teranex Mini Smart Panel with 2.2 inch color display for video preview, audio meters and status)
  • Device control: 1 x RS-422 deck control


  • Colorspace conversion: Hardware based real time
  • HD down conversion: Real time 10-bit hardware down conversion on SDI B output when working in HD video formats on playback. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 styles
  • Real time effects: Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects. DaVinci Resolve
  • Physical installation: Requires computer with a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port

Operating Systems

  • Mac 10.14 Mojave, Mac 10.15 Catalina or later
  • Windows 8.1 and 10, both 64-bit
  • Linux

Power Requirements

  • Powered by Thunderbolt cable
  • Requires computer with a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating temperature: 5 to 40-degree-C (32 to 104-degree-F)
  • Storage temperature: -20 to 45-degree-C (-4 to 113-degree-F)
  • Relative humidity: 0 to 90% non-condensing

Physical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 5.51 x 6.69 x 1.75 inch
  • Weight: 1.34 lb

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