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Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder
£10 / day
£30 / week

Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder


The Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder is a pocket sized solution for simple recording or streaming needs. With both HDMI and SDI inputs, this versatile unit is an inexpensive method of capturing or streaming HD video signals. Compatible with leading video capture software, as well as being supplied with it's own Blackmagic Media Express software, the Thunderbolt output can be utilised with a Mac or PC, to create your own streaming or recording hub!

Product Specification


  • SDI Video Inputs
  • 1 x 10 bit SD/HD switchable.
  • SDI Audio Inputs
  • 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • HDMI Video Inputs
  • 1 x HDMI type A connector.
  • HDMI Audio Inputs
  • 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • Computer Interface: Thunderbolt™
  • UltraStudio Mini Recorder
  • Supported Codecs: AVC-Intra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DV-NTSC, DV-PAL, DVCPRO50, DVCPROHD, DPX, HDV, XDCAM EX, XDCAM HD, XDCAM HD422, DNxHR & DNxHD, 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 Applications

  • DaVinci Resolve icon
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Fusion icon
  • Fusion
  • Final Cut Pro icon
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Adobe Premiere Pro icon
  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Avid Media Composer icon
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Adobe After Effects icon
  • Adobe After Effects CC
  • Avid Pro Tools icon
  • Avid Pro Tools
  • Steinberg Cubase icon
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Steinberg Nuendo icon
  • Steinberg Nuendo
  • Adobe Photoshop icon
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • Other supported applications include:
    The Foundry Nuke, Grass Valley Edius, Sony Catalyst Production Suite, Tools On Air Just: Play & Live & In, Softron MovieRecorder & MReplay, Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder, Telestream Wirecast, Livestream Producer, Resolume Arena, Magix Vegas Pro & Movie Edit Pro Premium, Corel VideoStudio Pro, CyberLink PowerDirector, Vidblaster X & Studio & Broadcast, Uniplay One & CG, CasparCG Server, Magicsoft CG, Xsplit Broadcaster, Imagine Communications Velocity & InfoCaster, DevTek Easy Media Suite, Metus Ingest, Boinx Software MimoLive, Cinegy Capture Pro, vMix Live, Renewed Vision ProPresenter, Ventuz Director, Class X Liveboard & Coral CG, Glookast Capturer, Open Broadcaster Software Studio, Nautilus NEMO3D.

Video Standards

  • SD Video Standards: 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
  • HD Video Standards: 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 Metadata Support: RP 188/SMPTE 12M-2 and closed captioning.
  • Audio Sampling: Television rate of 48kHz and 24 bit.
  • SDI Color Precision: 8-bit & 10-bit YUV 4:2:2
  • SDI Video Sampling: 4:2:2
  • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709
  • HDMI Video Sampling: 4:4:4, 4:2:2 & 4:2:0
  • HDMI Resolution: Pixel for pixel HD resolution input from 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 Conversion: Hardware based real time.
  • HD to SD Down Conversion: Software based down conversion during video capture.
  • HD Up Conversion: Software based up conversion from SD to 720HD or 1080HD on capture. Selectable between 4:3 pillarbox or 16:9 anamorphic.

Operating Systems

  • Mac 10.13 High Sierra, Mac 10.14 Mojave or later.
  • Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, all 64-bit.
  • Linux icon Linux

Power Requirements

  • Powered by Thunderbolt cable.

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