BlackMagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder


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The mini recorder that fits in your pocket, UltraStudio Mini Recorder is super tiny and includes just SDI and HDMI connections, plus Thunderbolt. Simply plug in and record from any SDI and HDMI device for the most incredible portable solution.



  • SDI Video Input: 1 × 10 bit SD/HD switchable.
  • HDMI Video Input: 1 x HDMI type A connector
  • SDI Audio Input: 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.
  • HDMI Audio Input: 8 Channels embedded in SD and HD.

Computer Interface: Thunderbolt


  • Supports: AVCIntra, AVCHD, Canon XF MPEG2, Digital SLR, DVNTSC, 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.
  • SDI Metadata Support: VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal. VANC capture using up to 3 lines of video in file. HD RP188. Closed captioning.
  • Audio Sampling: Television rate of 48kHz and 24 bit.
  • Video Sampling: 4:2:2
  • Color Precision: 10-bit
  • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709
  • 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.
  • 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 Up Conversion: Software based up conversion during video capture.
  • Physical Installation: Requires computer with a Thunderbolt port. Please check the Support pages to see the full system requirements.


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