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The Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder Capture Device
is a very interesting and a highly useful device that Blackmagic has
put out there. It is the "capture" aspect of any Blackmagic capture and
playback device (and of any capture and playback device in general).
Where a capture and playback device, such as the UltraStudio 3D or the
Intensity Extreme, captures video from a camera, transfers it to a
computer, and additionally lets you output the video to a display other
than that of your computer's, UltraStudio Mini Recorder only performs
the first of these functions.
The point of capturing, as opposed to just unloading the camera's memory
card into a computer, is to transfer the highest quality footage
possible. A capture and playback device does such in two ways: one -- by
capturing a live feed from a camera, as the camera is doing the
filming, in which case footage is captured directly from the camera's
sensor, bypassing any compression of the footage and transferring pure,
uncompressed footage; or two -- by capturing from a camera's playing
back of the footage it already recorded (stored). In the second option,
the footage got compressed upon the camera's recording it, since a
memory card has nowhere near the storage space necessary to store
without compressing. In the camera's playing the footage back, to be
viewed, for example, on its own LCD screen, the footage gets
uncompressed -- the 1s and 0s that got packed together in the
compression get let out of their cage so that they can form images, with
only some 1s and 0s having been permanently lost when the compression
happened, but with the loss of those 1s and 0s being hardly noticeable
since compression algorithms are so exotic that they achieve a
"lossless" compression. So, the footage that got uncompressed in
playback gets captured by the capture and playback device and
transferred to a computer in uncompressed form. In either of the above
scenarios, upon the footage's being delivered to a computer, the
application that you accept the footage into will let you select the
codec to compress the footage into again, and then you can edit the
footage and hopefully keep it in that same codec for the length of its
stay in your editing system. The Mini Recorder performs exactly as just
described. The alternative, unloading from your camera's memory card,
experiences more loss in quality than can be achieved by capturing.
Included as a free download with your purchase is Blackmagic's Media
Express software, which you're free to use to accept and encode incoming
footage. Mini Recorder connects to your camera by HDMI or SDI and
outputs to your computer by Thunderbolt (so you need a
Thunderbolt-equipped computer, such as any Mac).
So, if you want to capture the best quality footage possible, and you
don't need the other characteristics of a capture and playback device,
then UltraStudio Mini Recorder is all you need and it comes at a small
portion of the cost of an average capture and playback device (also
known as an I/O device).
(If you'll need the "playback" aspect instead, please check out the UltraStudio Mini Monitor).
The "Capture" Aspect of a Capture and Playback Device
Connect to your camera by HDMI or SDI and output your footage to
a computer by Thunderbolt to get the best quality footage possible into
your editing system
3 Gb/s SDI Input
SDI input connection for decks, routers and cameras so you can record amazing quality 10-bit video in SD and HD
HDMI input for amazing quality record direct from cameras, and set top boxes and gaming consoles
Get blazing speeds for recording SD and HD up to 1080iHD
VITC read for 3:2 pulldown removal
VANC capture and playback using up to 3 lines of video in file
Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz at 24 bit
REC 601, REC 709
HDMI automatically configures to connected display
Pixel for pixel HD resolution input to connected device
HDMI Color Precision
Multiple Rate Support
SDI and HDMI are switchable between standard definition and high definition
HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources
Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content
Hardware based real time
HD Down Conversion
Software based down conversion during video playback
Real Time Effects
Apple Final Cut Pro internal effects
Adobe Premiere Pro Mercury Playback Engine effects
Avid Media Composer 6 internal effects
Internal Software Upgrade
Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.
Requires computer with a Thunderbolt port
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or later, and Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion or later.
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