Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3

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UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3

UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3


When you need the ultimate capture and playback solution then UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 is the perfect choice as it’s the most powerful video capture and playback product available. It features the latest, most advanced 12G‑SDI and HDMI 2.0 connections for working with high frame rate 60 frames per second, deep 12‑bit color images at massive 4K resolutions! The built in hardware encoder can convert video in realtime to H.265, which is the distribution format for Ultra HD. It also includes a wider range of analog and digital connections than any other UltraStudio model so it can be used with virtually any camera, deck, router or display. The UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 model features the power and speed of Thunderbolt 3 for transfer speeds of up to 40 Gb/s over a single cable!

Built In Hardware Video Encoding

UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 features a built in multi format hardware encoder that lets you capture to H.265. H.265 delivers amazing quality and is the compression standard for distributing Ultra HD content online. You can also use H.265 compression for SD and HD video giving you smaller files at higher quality than other compression formats. The built in hardware encoder is designed to be upgradable so you get a future proof solution that can add new formats via software updates as they become available.Built In Hardware Video Encoding

World's Highest Quality Connections

With UltraStudio you can connect to virtually any video device, including cameras, monitors and broadcast decks for frame accurate editing and recording!

UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3

UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 features 12G‑SDI with loop outputs for working with 2160p60 over a single cable. Also includes HDMI 2.0, analog component, 4 channel XLR analog and 2 channels AES/EBU digital audio, timecode, reference and serial deck control. Connects via Thunderbolt 3 for high transfer speeds of up to 40 Gb/s or with an optional PCI Express adapter for higher frame rates and 4K RGB workflows.

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The Power of Thunderbolt

Built on revolutionary Thunderbolt technology, UltraStudio uses a blazingly fast single cable connection to your computer that has the bandwidth to handle the highest resolution video formats easily! Thunderbolt ensures low latency and highly accurate time synchronization for the highest quality capture and playback. UltraStudio HD Mini and UltraStudio Mini models are powered via the Thunderbolt connection so they are extremely portable. The high performance UltraStudio 4K features double speed Thunderbolt 2 with loop thru and 6G-SDI or 12G‑SDI.

Unmatched Quality

Amazing 4K resolutions in compressed or uncompressed

UltraStudio 4K supports popular compressed video formats such as ProRes and DNxHD as well as 10-bit uncompressed video, so you’re not locked into a single file format. When working with uncompressed video all captured images are a perfect pixel‑for‑pixel clone of the source without any quality loss, so you have the confidence you’re working at the absolute highest quality possible. Get the sharpest keying with green screens, cleanest compositions, superior color correction and more! Ultra HD 4K has 4 times the resolution of


Incredible speed for high frame rate Ultra HD

UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 features the latest 12G‑SDI technology, making it the world’s most powerful video capture and playback solution! The incredible speed of 12G‑SDI means UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 can support both capture and playback of Ultra HD and 4K 60p over a single BNC cable! Because the 12G‑SDI connections are multi rate, you can still connect to all your existing equipment. Only 12G‑SDI gives you the compatibility to connect to all your existing SD and HD equipment but also supports the future with all Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 even supports dual link 12G‑SDI so you can do stereoscopic and simultaneous fill and key all in real time!

Quality Bar

Broadcast Quality Connections

UltraStudio is the perfect capture and playback solution featuring the latest and most advanced video technologies available.

UltraStudio 4K Extreme

UltraStudio 4K Extreme 3 features blazing fast 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0, along with analog XLR and digital AES/EBU audio, reference, timecode, RS-422 serial deck control and more. You also get 2 optical fiber cages and a PCIe connection for expansion! The 12G-SDI lets you work with the latest high frame rate Ultra HD and 4K formats at up to 60 frames per second!

UltraStudio 4k Extreme Thunderbolt ™3 with loop thru

Thunderbolt ™3 with loop thru




12G-SDI for SD, HD, Ultra HD and 4K

Optical Fiber

Optical Fiber



UltraStudio 4K

With UltraStudio 4K you get 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K and analog video in and out, as well as 16 channel SDI audio, Black Burst/Tri-level sync, timecode and serial deck control. The 6G-SDI connection lets you capture and playback in stunning Ultra HD 4K, handle 4:4:4 video and 1080p60 frame rates. The dual link 3G-SDI connection gives you dual stream 3D stereoscopic capture and playback when done via two independent channels. A Hi-Fi RCA analog audio input is included for easy capture from consumer devices, plus XLR connections for timecode.

Push Button Control

When you're working fast you need to change settings fast. UltraStudio 4K models include input selection buttons on the front panel and there are input buttons for audio inputs as well as video inputs. This means you can select SDI video with SDI embedded audio, or you can set inputs to different audio and video inputs such as SDI video input with analog audio inputs. The choice is yours and you don't need to go into the software settings when you need to change inputs as you can simply push the front panel button. The built in LCD lets you see what input is selected and when playing back video you can see the video output. This is vital in broadcast environments where you need to be able to confirm video playback quickly. You can even add push button control and an LCD screen to the front panel of UltraStudio HD Mini by simply installing a Teranex Mini Smart Panel. Now you can easily see your video, monitor audio levels and check for correct timecode all on the front panel!