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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio SDI

The World's Smallest SDI Capture and Playback Solution for USB3.0 Computers with HD/SD-SDI Input & Output USB 3.0 Connection to PC Uncompressed Video at 10-Bit 4:2:2 YUV
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Product description

UltraStudio for USB 3.0

Get incredible quality capture and playback for your USB 3.0 computer!

UltraStudio Pro and UltraStudio SDI are the world’s first capture and playback solutions for USB 3.0. Get all the advantages of   USB plug and play connectivity and the highest quality SDI connections that instantly switch between all SD and HD video formats. Work with full broadcast quality 10-bit video in compressed and uncompressed quality, perfect for editing, design and visual effects in the most demanding broadcast and post production environments.

UltraStudio Pro UltraStudio SDI

Capture Video Anywhere!

UltraStudio is perfect where you need to capture and play back the highest quality uncompressed and compressed video. With support for all the major SD/HD video standards, UltraStudio is a true broadcast performance editing solution that is miniaturized into a choice of two incredibly small designs. Capture from video cameras, live video feeds, decks and more! With UltraStudio’s built in HDMI output you can monitor in full resolution on LCD and plasma displays, or even with a HD projector.

Desktop and Portable Models

UltraStudio Pro UltraStudio SDI

UltraStudio Pro includes the widest range of video and audio connections for USB 3.0 capture and playback. Advanced broadcast electronics are housed in an attractive ultra thin design that looks great on your desk. You also get high quality up, down and cross conversion, full 10-bit video and internal SD keying built in. UltraStudio Pro has everything you need for capturing and mastering with professional decks for amazing video quality. UltraStudio SDI is an incredibly lightweight and portable SDI capture and playback solution with HDMI monitoring. Its sturdy and robust machined aluminum design weighs just 9 ounces and is small enough to fit in your pocket! Powered directly by its USB 3.0 connection, you can now capture and playback with professional SDI equipment in any location. UltraStudio SDI includes an HDMI output so you can use a low cost TV for broadcast monitoring.

Professional Video Connections

Connect to virtually any video device

With the highest quality 10-bit SDI video connections, UltraStudio SDI is perfect when all you need is capture and playback with professional SDI equipment. The HDMI output lets you connect to low cost monitors and the unit is powered by the USB 3.0 connection for true portability. UltraStudio Pro lets you connect to virtually any video device. Built-in SDI and HDMI input and outputs are combined with a long 7 foot breakout cable for analog component YUV, S-Video and composite video plus 2 channel AES/EBU, 4 channel XLR analog audio, down converted SD-SDI output, blackburst/tri-sync reference and deck control. Perfect for connecting to cameras, monitors, televisions, video projectors or broadcast decks such as HDCAM, HD-D5, HDCAM SR, Betacam SP, Digital Betacam, and more!

UltraStudio Pro Breakout Cable

SuperSpeed USB 3.0™

4.8 Gb/s connection that is 6x faster then FireWire 800!

UltraStudio SDI and UltraStudio Pro are designed to work with high performance SuperSpeed USB 3.0 laptop and workstation computers. Get all the advantages of USB plug and play connectivity with a 4.8 Gb/s connection. USB 3.0 SuperSpeed is 10 times faster than USB 2.0 and 6 times faster than FireWire 800! Super Speed USB 3.0 has become the standard on most modern computers so there are hundreds of solutions to build your dream editing studio!

USB 3.0 Speed Comparison Chart

SuperSpeed USB 3.05 Gb/s

FireWire 800800 Mb/s

USB 2.0480 Mb/s

Broadcast Quality

Perfect for editing, keying, VFX and color correction.

UltraStudio features super low jitter 3G-SDI connections, so it’s become a popular choice by major broadcast networks. You get both compressed and uncompressed video capture at broadcast quality 10-bit 4:2:2 YUV. Only uncompressed video captures every bit of every pixel for an exact mirror image between capture and playback. Working with the highest quality uncompressed video is perfect for editing, sharp keying with green screens, VFX compositing and color correction!

Attractive Portable Design

Sits perfectly on your desktop or on location.

All UltraStudio models are machined from aluminum for portability and exceptional durability. Thin, portable and lightweight, they sit perfectly on your deskt or go easily on location. With UltraStudio SDI there’s no need for an external power supply since it’s powered by its USB connection, so you really can take it anywhere you work! UltraStudio Pro’s modern design hides messy cables and includes built in VU metering so you can accurately and easily monitor audio levels.

Use your favorite software

Work with all your favorites.

For Windows you get access to a massive range of software because UltraStudio supports WDM, DirectShow and QuickTime! For editing you can use Avid Media Composer, Avid News Cutter, Premiere Pro CC, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio, CyberLink Power Director and MAGIX Video Pro. For visual effects use Fusion, After Effects CC and Photoshop CC. Audio software supported includes Steinberg Nuendo and Cubase. When streaming you get compatibility with Flash Media Encoder, Xsplit Broadcaster, Wirecast and Livestream Procaster.

Popular Software

Get support for all popular video software for editing, compositing and design on Windows.

Attractive Design

The machined aluminum design provides incredible strength and portability so you can use UltraStudio anywhere you work!

Connects to Everything

Connect to cameras, decks, monitors, projectors and more with a choice of models for digital and analog video connection.

Broadcast Quality

Perfect USB 3.0 capture and playback solutions for editing, design and visual effects.

Technische specificaties


SDI Video Input

1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.

SDI Video Output

1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.

HDMI Video Output

1 x HDMI type A connector

SDI Audio Input

8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.

SDI Audio Output

2 Channels embedded in SD and HD.

HDMI Audio Output

2 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 RS422 deck control ports. Serial ports TxRx direction reversible under software control.

Computer Interface

USB 3.0


USB 3.0 Bus Powered.


Supports: AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2.


DaVinci Resolve


Final Cut Pro X

Premiere Pro CC

Avid Media Composer

After Effects CC

Avid Pro Tools

Steinberg Cubase

Sony Vegas Pro

Photoshop CC

Other supported applications include: Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, Nuke - The Foundry, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidcaster Pro & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Steinberg Nuendo, Flash Media Encoder, Xsplit Broadcaster, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster.

Video Standards

SD Format Support

525p23.98 NTSC, 525p29.97 NTSC, 625p25 PAL

HD Format Support

720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p30
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M and SMPTE 292M.

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.

Audio Sampling

Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24 bit.

Video Sampling


Color Precision


Color Space

REC 601REC 709

HDMI Configuration

HDMI automatically configures to connected display.

HDMI Resolution

Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.

HDMI Color Precision

10 bit

Multiple Rate support

SDI 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 Protection

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.

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 720HD to 1080HD during video capture.

Real Time Effects

Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects.

Operating Systems

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, 
Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later.

Windows 8.1 or Windows 10.

Power Requirements

USB Bus Powered.

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

5° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)

Storage Temperature

-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing

What's Included

UltraStudio SDI

USB 3.0 cable

Software CD

Mounting Plate


  • UltraStudio SDI
  • USB 3.0 cable
  • Software CD
  • Mounting Plate
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