Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder with Thunderbolt

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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, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects CS6, Avid Media Composer 6 and more.
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The Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder is perfect for when you need low cost SDI and HDMI video recording. UltraStudio Mini Recorder features 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, the 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 Recorder Features:

  • High-speed Thunderbolt™ port for capture and playback.
  • Built in 3 Gb/s SDI and HDMI connections.
  • 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, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe After Effects CS6, Avid Media Composer 6 and more.
  • Includes Blackmagic Media Express 3.
  • Developer SDK available to download free.

UltraStudio Series

Built with blazingly fast Thunderbolt technology, UltraStudio lets you work with the highest quality video resolutions all the way up to Ultra HD 4K! Choose from a range of rack mount and portable UltraStudio for Thunderbolt models featuring SDI, HDMI and analog video connections. UltraStudio works with all your favorite video software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Avid Media Composer and Adobe Creative Suite. UltraStudio are QuickTime and WDM based and work with any Mac OS X and Windows video software!

The Power of Thunderbolt

Built on revolutionary Thunderbolt™ technology, UltraStudio has a blazingly fast 10 Gb/s connection that's up to 20 times faster than USB 2.0. That's enough bandwidth to handle the highest resolution video formats easily! Thunderbolt ensures low latency and highly accurate time synchronization, making UltraStudio 4K ideal for demanding 3D stereoscopic workflows and even Ultra HD 4K. UltraStudio Express and UltraStudio Mini models are powered via the Thunderbolt connection and your laptop battery so they are extremely portable!

Supports your favorite software!

UltraStudio supports more editing, design and video software than any other capture product, freeing you to work with your favorite creative software. UltraStudio also supports any Mac OS X and Windows video software and because they connect via a simple Thunderbolt connection you can move your UltraStudio between computers as you need! Get full editing compatibility with Final Cut Pro, Media Composer and Premiere Pro and more! Create stunning visual effects with After Effects and Photoshop. Perform unparalleled color correction using DaVinci Resolve. Work seamlessly with ProTools for audio production. With such a wide range of software support, UltraStudio is perfect for every part of your workflow!

- Product Identifiers -

EAN: 9338716001846

- In The Box -

  • UltraStudio Mini Recorder
  • SD card with software and manual

- Product Specifications -


  • SDI Video Input
    • 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.
  • SDI Audio Input
    • 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • HDMI Video Input
    • 1 x HDMI type A connector
  • HDMI Audio Input
    • 8 channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • Computer Interface
    • Thunderbolt™


  • 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, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver, Mac OS X and Windows Drivers.
  • Internal Software Upgrade
    • Firmware built into software driver. Software driver loads upgrades at system start or via updater software.

Video Standards

  • SD Format Support
    • 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC.
  • HD Format Support
    • 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94 and 1080i60.
  • SDI Compliance
    • SMPTE 259M and 292M.
  • Audio Sampling
    • Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.
  • Video Sampling
    • 4:2:2
  • Color Precision
    • 10-bit
  • Color Space
    • REC 601, REC 709
  • Copy Protection
    • HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
  • 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.


  • Colorspace Conversion
    • Hardware based real time.
  • HD Down Conversion
    • Software based down conversion during video playback.
  • Physical Installation
    • Requires computer with a Thunderbolt™ port. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.


  • Operating Systems
    • Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.
    • Windows 7 or Windows 8.
  • Power Supply
    • Powered by Thunderbolt cable.
  • Measurements
    • 3.62" x 0.98" x 1.77" (L x H x D)
  • Weight
    • 5.33oz
  • Product Warranty
    • 12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

Hassle Free Returns

At Motion Media, our goal is to ensure your complete satisfaction with your purchase. If, for whatever reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you may return it to Motion Media within 30 days. Claims for missing items or items damaged in transit must be received within three business days of receipt of merchandise.

Refunds on returned items will be issued in the same payment form as tendered at the time of purchase. If payment was made by credit card, once we receive the product we will credit your account. Please allow 7-10 days for a credit to appear on your credit card statement. If payment was made by check, please allow 10 business days for a refund check to be issued.

Please read all conditions below. If conditions are not met, Motion Media reserves the right to refuse the return or to charge a restocking fee of up to 25%.

How to return or exchange an item:

  • In order to return an item you need to first obtain an RMA (Return Merchandise Authorization) number.
  • To request an RMA number, please visit our contact page and send us an email with the request.
  • To request an RMA number by phone, call Customer Service at 310-450-4000.
  • Place the original package into a shipping carton.
  • Include the invoice and the reason for the return. If defective, please specify the defect.
  • Please do not place stickers or shipping labels on the original manufacturer's package.
  • The RMA number must be clearly written on the outer box. If you received a label in the email, print the label and tape it to the carton.
  • Ship via insured ground service with a tracking number. Return shipping charges are the responsibility of the customer. We are not responsible for lost or damaged packages.
  • Send pre-authorized returns to:

    Motion Media, LLC
    Attn: RMA#XXXXX
    709 N. Douglas St.
    El Segundo, CA 90245

  • Alternatively, you may return an item at our office at the above location, with an approved RMA.


  • All returned or exchanged items must be in new condition, in the original box, and must include all packing material, blank warranty cards, manuals, and all accessories.
  • Motion Media is not responsible for personal data or items left in returned merchandise.
  • Defective items may be repaired or exchanged at our discretion for the same model or manufacturer's equivalent model.
  • RMA numbers are valid for 10 days.
  • Motion Media is not responsible for any consequential or incidental damage resulting from the sale or use of any merchandise bought from us. We are responsible for the monetary value of the merchandise only.

No Return/Exchange On:

  • Any Electronically Delivered Software*
  • 3D Printers & Accessories
  • Custom systems built or modified by Motion Media to customer's specifications
  • Educational dvd's and books once unwrapped
  • Motion Media Gift Cards are redeemable for merchandise only and may not be redeemed for cash.

*We offer 30 day returns on Autodesk licenses, excluding monthly terms.