Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Recorder 3G - BDLKULSDMAREC3G
  • Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Recorder 3G - BDLKULSDMAREC3G
  • Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Recorder 3G - BDLKULSDMAREC3G - Thunderbolt 3
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MSRP: $115.00
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    • Capture HDMI and 3G-SDI video
    • Transfers Video from Camera to Computer via Thunderbolt 3
    • SDI, HDMI, Thunderbolt / Embedded Audio
    • Captures Live Feeds and Playback Feeds
    • Supports Resolutions up to 1080p60
    • 10-Bit Color Precision / 4:2:2 and 4:4:4 Sampling
    • Real Time Colorspace Conversion
    • Software Based Down Conversion
    • Please note that this item requires a true Thunderbolt connection on your computer.  For more details, please see the description tab below.
    UPC # 9338716006896
    BA # BLUSR3G
    AS # B08D6QTVH3
    AD # BMUSMR3

    Blackmagic UltraStudio Recorder3G

    The UltraStudio Recorder 3G is the world’s smallest pocket-sized SDI and HDMI video capture for your Thunderbolt 3 laptop or desktop computer! UltraStudio Recorder 3G features the highest quality 10 bit uncompressed and compressed video capture that’s compatible with all popular video software including DaVinci Resolve, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro CC and hundreds more!  Simply plug in and record from any SDI or HDMI device for the most incredible portable solution.

    Please note that this item requires a true Thunderbolt connection (typically with the Thunderbolt icon near the connector) on your computer.

    The UltraStudio Recorder 3G is NOT compatible with USB 3.  Keep the following in mind:

    • USB-C port is a type of connector.
    • USB 3 is a signal format.
    • Thunderbolt 3 is a signal format.
    • Thunderbolt 3 and USB 3 are incompatible.

    If you do not have a Thunderbolt connection on your computer, this product will not work for you.  There is no converter on the market that will make a full Thunderbolt 3 to USB 3 conversion.

    Blackmagic UltraStudio Recorder 3G


    3G-SDI Video Output
    1 x 10-bit SD/HD switchable.

    HDMI Video Output
    1 x HDMI type A connector.

    3G-SDI Audio Output
    8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.

    HDMI Audio Output
    8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.

    Computer Interface
    Thunderbolt 3


    Supports: 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 422 LT, Apple ProRes 422 Proxy, Uncompressed 8-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2, Uncompressed 10-bit 4:4:4.


    Software Included

    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.

    Software Applications

    Wirecast,  vMix,  OBS, Cinegy Capture Pro, DevTek EasyMediaSuite, Glookast Capturer, Livestream Producer, Metus Ingest, Softron MovieRecorder, ToolsOnAir just:in, Burst Video WebClip2Go & [REC]Marker, Zoom.

    Video Standards

    SD Format Support
    525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL

    HD Format Support
    720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
    1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
    1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

    SDI Compliance
    SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 274M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M and SMPTE 425M A/B

    SDI Meta Support
    RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning.

    Audio Sampling
    Television rate of 48kHz and 24 bit.

    Video Sampling
    4:2:2, 4:4:4

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

    Color Space
    REC 601, REC 709 and REC 2020

    HDMI Resolution
    Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device.

    HDMI Color Precision
    10 bit

    Multiple Rate support
    SDI and HDMI are switchable between standard definition and high definition.

    Copy Protection
    HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.

    HDMI Configuration
    HDMI 2.0a supports Deep Color.


    Colorspace ConversionHardware based real time.

    HD Down Conversion
    Software based up conversion during video capture.

    Physical Installation
    Requires computer with a Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port. Please see note in Description tab for more details.

    Operating Systems

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    Mac OS X 10.14 Mojave,
    Mac OS X 10.15 Catalina or later.

    Windows Icon

    Windows 8.1 and 10, all 64-bit

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    Power Requirements

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

    Physical Specifications

    UltraStudio Recorder 3G Dimensions

    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

    Blackmagic UltraStudio Recorder 3G

    What's Included

    UltraStudio Recorder 3G


    12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.