UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3

UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3

Blackmagic Design

UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3

Advanced 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 and PCI Express solution with 12G SDI, HDMI 2.0, Analog, 4:4:4, Ultra HD and 4K up to 2160p60 and hardware encoder for H.265!
Product Highlights
  • SD/HD/3G-SDI and Analog Inputs
  • HDMI and Dual SDI Outputs
  • Thunderbolt 3 Interface
  • Supports SD and HD Resolutions
  • 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 Color Sampling Support
  • 8/10/12-Bit Color Depth
  • RS-422 Deck Control
  • HD to SD Down-Conversion

  • Overview
  • Tech Specs

UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 is the world’s most advanced capture and playback solution for PCI Express and Thunderbolt computers! It features incredibly fast 40Gb/s Thunderbolt 3, advanced 12G‑SDI and HDMI 2.0 connections for working at up to 60 frames per second with deep color, 12‑bit RGB, support for HDR workflows via HDMI 2.0a and extremely large 4K frame sizes. Featuring the widest range of analog and digital connections, UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 is compatible with virtually any camera, deck, router or display. There’s even an extremely powerful hardware encoder built-in that supports realtime H.265 encoding!

Price: AED 11,905*
*Prices are excluding VAT

Connections
SDI Video Input 2 x 12Gb/s and 2 x 6Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single/dual/quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable.
SDI Video Outputs 2 x 12Gb/s and 2 x 6Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single/dual/quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable.
SDI Rates 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G.
Optical SDI Supports 2 optional SMPTE modules.
SDI Video Loop 4 x reclocked SD/HD/2K/4K linked to corresponding inputs.
SDI Video Repeated Outputs 2 x 12Gb/s and 2 x 6Gb/s SD/HD/2K/4K. Supports single/dual/quad link 4:2:2/4:4:4. 2D/3D switchable.
Analog Video Inputs 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs, 1 x composite NTSC/PAL on 1 BNC.
Analog Video Outputs 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs, 1 x composite NTSC/PAL on 1 BNC.
Analog Audio Inputs 4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors and 2 channels of consumer unbalanced via RCA connectors.
Analog Audio Outputs 4 Channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors.
Optical Fiber Inputs/Outputs (Optional) 2 x 12Gb/s Optical Fiber.
AES/EBU Audio Inputs 2 Channels unbalanced with sample rate converter on BNC connector.
AES/EBU Audio Outputs 2 Channels unbalanced on BNC connector.
SDI Audio Inputs 16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/4K.
SDI Audio Outputs 16 Channels embedded in SD/HD/2K/4K.
HDMI Video Inputs HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support for 2160p60
HDMI Video Outputs HDMI 2.0 type A connector with support for 2160p60
HDMI Audio Inputs 8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/4K.
HDMI Audio Outputs 8 Channels embedded in SD/HD/4K.
Mic Input 1 x 48V microphone input via XLR connector. Phantom Power switchable via software control.
Timecode Input 1 x XLR Input.
Timecode Output 1 x XLR Output.
Sync Input 1 x Reference input. Tri-Sync or Black Burst.
Sync Output 1 x Reference Loop Output. Tri-Sync or Black Burst.
Computer Interface Thunderbolt 3 (Mac OS and Windows), PCI Express 4 lane generation 2.
Power 2 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet. 120-240V, 50-60Hz.
Codecs
AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, HEVC, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, DNxHR & DNxHD, 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, Uncompressed 10‑bit 4:4:4.
Software
Software Included DaVinci Resolve, Media Express, Disk Speed Test, LiveKey, Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS 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.
SDI 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 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
4K Video Standards 4K DCI 23.98p, 4K DCI 24p, 4K DCI 25p
3D Video Standards 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30,
1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
2K DCI 23.98p, 2K DCI 24p, 2K DCI 25p
2K DCI 23.98PsF, 2K DCI 24PsF, 2K DCI 25PsF
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M, SMPTE 435, SMPTE 2081, SMPTE 2082, ITU-R BT.656 and ITU-R BT.601.
SDI Metadata Support RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning.
SDI Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24‑bit.
SDI Video Sampling 4:2:2, 4:4:4
SDI Color Space REC 601, REC 709.
SDI Configuration SDI output is configurable for Quad Link 3Gb/s via Blackmagic Desktop Video Utility. When using single link 12Gb/s on SDI A or dual link 6Gb/s on SDI A and B, SDI C and D will output downconverted HD.
HDMI 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
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
Ultra HD Video Standards 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
4K Video Standards 4K DCI 23.98p, 4K DCI 24p, 4K DCI 25p
3D Video Standards 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30,
1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
HDMI Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24‑bit.
HDMI Video Sampling 4:4:4, 4:2:2 & 4:2:0
HDMI Configuration HDMI 2.0a supports Deep Color and HDR. Automatically configures to connected display.
Multiple Rate Support HDMI and SDI video connections are switchable between SD/HD/2K and 4K. Component analog video connections are switchable between SD and HD.
Copy Protection HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
Hardware Frame Buffer
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
Color Precision 8, 10, 12‑bit RGB 4:4:4 up to 2160p30 and 8, 10‑bit YUV 4:2:2 in all standards.
Computer Capture
Computer Capture 2 x Thunderbolt 3 for Mac and Windows plus PCI Express Gen 2 for Mac, Windows and Linux. Includes Blackmagic Desktop Video SDK.
Control
Built in Control Panel 14 buttons for input selection. 5 inch color display.
Device Control 2 x RS-422 deck control.
Processing
Encoding Hardware based real time h.265 encoder.
Ultra HD Down Conversion Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs Ultra HD to HD with down-converted signal on SDI outputs C & D and HDMI output when connected to an HD‑only TV.
HD to SD Down Conversion Built in, high quality hardware down converter outputs HD to SD with down-converted signal on SDI output B, Component and Composite NTSC/PAL. SD output selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3.
HD Up Conversion Built in, high quality hardware up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on playback. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox, 14:9 zoom and 16:9 zoom.
HD Cross Conversion Built in, high quality hardware cross conversion from 720p to 1080HD and 1080HD to 720p on playback.
Real Time Effects DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X internal effects. Adobe Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects. Avid Media Composer internal effects.
Colorspace Conversion Hardware based real time.
3D Processing Dual stream and frame packed capture & playback.
Physical Installation Requires a computer with either a Thunderbolt port or available PCI Express slot. Blackmagic PCI Express Cable Kit available separately for high speed PCI Express Gen 3 connection. Please check support pages to see the full system requirement.
Operating Systems
Mac Mac 10.13 High Sierra,
Mac 10.14 Mojave or later.
Windows Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, all 64-bit.
Linux Linux
Power Requirements
Power Requirements 2 x Internal 120 - 240V AC
Physical Specifications
Width 19 in
height 3.46 in
Depth 9.52 in
Weight 8.60 lb
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


Price: AED 11,905*
*Prices are excluding VAT

Operating Systems
  • Mac 10.13 High Sierra,
    Mac 10.14 Mojave or later.
  • Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, all 64-bit.
  • Linux

Power Requirements
  • 2 x Internal 120 - 240V AC