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Blackmagic Design Announces UltraStudio Mini Monitor and UltraStudio Mini Recorder

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News : Blackmagic Design Announces UltraStudio Mini Monitor and UltraStudio Mini Recorder

Capture and playback SD/HD up to 1080p60 with high speed Thunderbolt™ technology.

Last Updated: September 7, 2012 10:51 pm GMT
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(Amsterdam, Netherlands--September 7, 2012) Blackmagic Design today announced UltraStudio Mini Monitor and UltraStudio Mini Recorder, two new capture and playback solutions featuring 3 Gb/s SDI and HDMI connections plus high speed Thunderbolt technology. UltraStudio Mini Monitor and UltraStudio Mini Recorder are extremely portable, pocket sized products powered by their Thunderbolt connections so they can be operated from a computer’s battery or power source. UltraStudio Mini Monitor and UltraStudio Mini Recorder support all common SD/HD formats for incredible quality video up to 1080p60 and will be available in November for only US$145.

UltraStudio Mini Monitor and UltraStudio Mini Recorder will be shown on the Blackmagic Design IBC 2012 booth in Hall 7, Booth H20.

UltraStudio Mini Monitor and UltraStudio Mini Recorder are two separate products, one for recording SDI and HDMI video, and the other model for playing back SDI or HDMI video.

The UltraStudio Mini Monitor and UltraStudio Mini Recorder are extremely tiny designs that are perfect for portable tasks that don’t require both capture and playback in a single device. Their lower cost means the customer can choose to add recording or playback when needed. A good example is when monitoring using NLE software such as Apple Final Cut Pro X, Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS6 software, or Avid Media Composer when the customer just needs monitoring when editing, and the UltraStudio Mini Monitor would be the perfect choice. A customer who only needs simple recording for recording files from professional video sources can choose the UltraStudio Mini Recorder for great quality, at the lowest possible price.


Photo above: UltraStudio Mini Monitor. Courtesy Blackmagic Design.

UltraStudio Mini Monitor and UltraStudio Mini Recorder feature advanced high quality video technology allowing customers to go on location for uncompressed and compressed capture and playback tasks at the highest 10 bit SD/HD quality.

With easy plug and play and incredibly fast transfer speeds of Thunderbolt technology, UltraStudio Mini Monitor and UltraStudio Mini Recorder can be moved easily between computers and can capture from decks, cameras and live video sources, and output to monitors, projectors, media servers and more. This is perfect for editing, compositing, graphics production and unlimited broadcast and post production situations where the highest quality video and true versatility are demanded.
UltraStudio Mini Monitor and UltraStudio Mini Recorder is fully compatible with Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, Avid Media Composer 6, Adobe® After Effects® CS6, Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 and more. Also included is Blackmagic Design’s Media Express software.

“UltraStudio Mini Monitor and UltraStudio Mini Recorder let you work anywhere because they are extremely compact and are powered from the Thunderbolt connection,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “You can simply plug into any Thunderbolt enabled laptop or a desktop computer and start working. With support for high bandwidth formats up to 1080p60 these are easily the most advanced capture and playback solutions that are small enough to fit in your pocket. There is nothing more portable!”


UltraStudio Mini Monitor and UltraStudio Mini Recorder Key Features
  • Two models, UltraStudio Mini Monitor for playback and UltraStudio Mini Recorder for capture.
  • High-speed Thunderbolt™ port for capture and playback on each model.
  • Built in 3 Gb/s SDI and HDMI connections on each model.
  • Supports all common SD/HD video formats up to 1080p60.
  • Uncompressed and compressed 10-bit 4:2:2 YUV quality.
  • Supports Final Cut Pro X, Adobe® Premiere® Pro CS6, Avid Media Composer 6, Adobe® After Effects® CS6, Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 and more.
  • Includes Blackmagic Design’s Media Express 3.
  • Developer SDK available to download free.


Availability and Price
UltraStudio Mini Monitor and UltraStudio Mini Recorder will be available in November for US$145 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check http://www.blackmagicdesign.com.

Thunderbolt and the Thunderbolt logo are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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