September 18, 2012
By Stephen Las Marias
Blackmagic Design has launched UltraStudio 4K, an attractively designed rack mount capture and playback device based on Thunderbolt technology developed by Intel with collaboration from Apple. UltraStudio 4K features full resolution 4K support, dual stream 3D capture/playback, 10-bit hardware architecture, dual link 3 Gbps SDI, support for up to 1080p60 in SDI, component analog and HDMI connections which support full SD, HD, and 4K.
UltraStudio 4K is a single rack unit design with a wide range of rear connectors. The front panel is a machined aluminum design that features an integrated color LCD as well as fast to use video and audio input buttons. UltraStudio 4K is attractive so it’s perfect for desktop as well as rack mount use. The built-in power supply removes the need for an external plug pack, and the rear panel includes virtually every type of video and audio connections that exist using standard connectors. UltraStudio 4K can take advantage of long Thunderbolt cables that can be up to 30m away from the host computer.