BlackMagic Design UltraStudio HD Mini


UltraStudio HD Mini features professional broadcast quality connections that include 3G-SDI, analog YUV and composite NTSC/PAL video inputs, along with a reference input. There are also two ¼” audio connections for analog audio input that work with balanced and HiFi sources. In addition, UltraStudio HD Mini can remote control professional broadcast decks using the built in RS-422 connection. For output, you get dual link 3G-SDI with fill and key, and an HDMI connection for monitoring video with a big screen television!


Use the DIP switches on the front panel or the RS-422 deck control port on the rear for software control. The separately available Teranex Mini Smart Panel can be purchased separately and can be used to control the UltraStudio Mini as well as for confidence monitoring.


Color Space Conversion: Hardware based real time.

HD Down Conversion: Real time 10-bit hardware down conversion on SDI B output, Composite and S-Video when working in HD video formats on playback. Selectable between letterbox, anamorphic 16:9 and center cut 4:3 styles.

Real-Time Effects Support

Final Cut Pro X internal effects
Premiere Pro CC Mercury Playback Engine effects
Avid Media Composer internal effects
DaVinci Resolve

Thunderbolt 3 Connectivity

Connects via Thunderbolt 3 to stream video. Bus-power over Thunderbolt 3 is sufficient to power the UltraStudio Mini, no separate power supply is required.

Software Application Support

Blackmagic Design: DaVinci Resolve, Fusion
Apple: Final Cut Pro X
Adobe: Premiere Pro CC, After Effects CC, Photoshop CC
Avid: Media Composer, Pro Tools
Autodesk: Smoke
Steinberg: Cubase, Nuendo

  • Inputs
    • 1 x BNC, SD/HD/3G-SDI
    • 1 x 3BNC, component/composite analog video
    • 1 x BNC, Reference Input for Tri-Sync or Black Burst
    • 2 x 1/4" TS, analog audio
  • Outputs
    • 2 x BNC, SD/HD/3G-SDI
    • 1 x HDMI Type A
  • Other I/O
    • 1 x DB-9, RS-422
    • 1 x USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 3.0
  • Resolution Support
    • 2048 x 1080 23.98/24/25
    • 2048 x 1080PsF 23.98/24/25
    • 1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60
    • 1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
    • 1080i 50/59.94/60
    • 720p 50/59.94/60
    • NTSC
    • PAL
  • Embedded Audio
    • Input: 16 channels via SDI
    • Output: 16 channels via SDI, 2 channels via HDMI
  • SDI Compliance
    • SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 425M A/B
  • SDI Video Sampling
    • 8/10/12-bit, 4:2:2, 4:4:4 (12-bit and 4:4:4 sampling not supported above 1080p30)
  • Audio Sampling
    • 24-bit, 48 kHz
  • SDI Metadata Support
    • RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning
  • Color Space
    • REC 601, REC 709
  • Operating System Support
    • Apple Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later
    • Microsoft Windows 7/8.1/10 (64-bit only)
    • Linux
  • Environmental
    • Operating Temperature: 32 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C
    • Storage Temperature: -4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C
    • Humidity: 0-90%, non-condensing
  • Dimensions
    • 5.5 x 6.7 x 1.75" / 14 x 17 x 4.4 cm
  • Weight
    • 1.3 lb / 544 g