Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder - BDLKULSDZMINREC
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    • Capture Aspect of Capture/Playback Card
    • Transfers Video from Camera to Computer
    • SDI, HDMI, Thunderbolt 2 / Embedded Audio
    • Captures Live Feeds and Playback Feeds
    • Supports Resolutions up to 1080i60
    • 10-Bit Color Precision / 4:2:2 Sampling
    • Real Time Colorspace Conversion
    • Software Based Down Conversion
    • Please note that this item requires a true Thunderbolt connection on your computer, not a USB port. For more details, please see the Description tab below.
    • Need a Thunderbolt 3 version of this unit?  Check out the new UltraStudio Recorder 3G.
    UPC # 9338716001846
    AS # B009D91314

    Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder

    The mini recorder that fits in your pocket, UltraStudio Mini Recorder is super tiny and includes just SDI and HDMI connections, plus Thunderbolt 2. Simply plug in and record from any SDI and 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 Mini Recorder is NOT compatible with USB 2 or USB 3.  Keep the following in mind:

    • USB-C port is a type of connector.
    • USB 2 is a signal format.
    • USB 3 is a signal format.
    • Thunderbolt 2 is a signal format.
    • Thunderbolt 2 and USB 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 2 to USB-A (full-size) or USB-C conversion.

    Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder


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

    HDMI Video Output
    1 x HDMI type A connector.

    SDI Audio Output
    8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.

    HDMI Audio Output
    8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.

    Computer Interface

    UltraStudio Mini Recorder diagram


    Supports: AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, 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 OS X and Windows.
    Internal Software Upgrade
    Firmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.

    Software Applications

    DaVinci Resolve

    Fusion Icon
    Fusion 8
    Final Cut Pro Icon
    Final Cut Pro X
    Premiere Pro Icon
    Premiere Pro CC
    Avid Media Composer Icon
    Avid Media Composer
    After Effects Icon
    After Effects CC
    Avid Pro Tools Icon
    Avid Pro Tools
    Steinberg Cubase Icon
    Steinberg Cubase

    Steinberg Nuendo
    Photoshop Icon
    Photoshop CC

    Other supported applications include: Nuke, Avid Symphony, Avid News Cutter, Tools On Air just:in & live:cut & just:play & just:live, Softron OnTheAir, MovieRecorder and OnTheAir CG, Flash Media Encoder, Wirecast, Livestream Procaster, Resolume Avenue 4, Sony Vegas Pro, Corel VideoStudio Pro X4, CyberLink Power Director, MAGIX Video Pro X4, Vidcaster Pro & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay, Playbox AirBox, CasparCG, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster.

    Video Standards

    SD Format Support
    525i29.97 NTSC, 625i25 PAL

    HD Format Support
    720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
    1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30
    1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
    1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60

    SDI Compliance
    SMPTE 259M and 292M.

    SDI Meta Support
    VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal. VANC capture using up to 3 lines of video in file. HD RP188. Closed captioning.

    Audio Sampling
    Television rate of 48kHz and 24 bit.

    Video Sampling

    Color Precision

    Color Space
    REC 601, REC 709

    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.


    Colorspace ConversionHardware based real time.

    HD Down Conversion
    Software based up conversion during video capture.

    Physical Installation
    Requires computer with a Thunderbolt? port.

    Operating Systems

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

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    Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, all 64-bit

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    Power Requirements

    Powered by Thunderbolt 2 cable.

    Physical Specifications

    UltraStudio Mini Recorder 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 Mini Recorder

    What's Included

    • UltraStudio Mini Recorder


    12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.