G&G Price: $695
Ultrascope - combination PCI Express card and software package
Includes both traditional copper BNC SDI inputs as well as optical fiber SDI inputs.
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|Broadcast Accurate Waveform monitoring for your studio!|
Blackmagic UltraScope is the first broadcast accurate PC based scopes in a user friendly design! UltraScope includes everything you need for an accurate professional solution you can trust. UltraScope is perfect for master monitoring, edit suites, color correction, equipment rooms and engineering. There are 2 great models of UltraScope for both PCI Express computers or USB 3.0 computers and laptops!
|Zoom for Greater Accuracy!
Blackmagic UltraScope now also features a powerful zoom function, with super high-resolution pan and zoom of graticules for the Parade, Waveform, Vectorscope and Picture displays. The zoom feature is perfect for editors and colorists requiring pixel accurate measurements such as matching blacks from different video sources.
Highest Quality Video Capture
H.264 Pro Recorder allows you to select between SDI, HDMI and analog component video inputs. You can select to take audio from the SDI, HDMI or stereo balanced analog audio input jacks. H.264 can be connected directly to HD or SD video sources because the SDI, HDMI and analog component inputs all switch between formats. This means you can capture from HDCAM, Digital Betacam, Betacam SP, DVD players and more!
PCI Express for Windows and Mac
PCI Express is very easy for computer manufacturers to provide high speed slots at low cost. This means PCI Express is showing up everywhere! It's even becoming the future docking standard on notebook computers.
Support for Different Monitor Sizes
With support for 1920x1200, 1920x1080 and 1280x800 resolution monitors, Blackmagic UltraScope can now be used with screen sizes smaller than 24", which is perfect for outside broadcast vans or in-studio rack mounting.
|Impress your Clients!|
High end post production and television engineers have known for decades the benefit of using waveform monitoring not just for engineering, but operationally in color correction and editing workflow. From color correction to matching black levels when keying and overlaying video, only waveform monitoring lets you keep track of what's going on, and helps you eliminate illegal colors, and other problems that could cause your work to be rejected by broadcasters.
Beautifully designed accurate waveform monitoring!|
The world's first scopes designed for editors and colorists, with the technical accuracy broadcast engineers will love! There's two great models of UltraScope designed for your needs. The amazing UltraScope with SDI and optical fiber SDI for PCI Express computers and the new portable Pocket UltraScope with SDI and USB 3.0, perfect for notebook computers!
|1: Parade Display
When color correcting video, nothing beats the real time RGB parade waveform view. Instantly see your color changes live!
2: Waveform Display
|3: Vectorscope Display|
A vectorscope is the only way to see what color you have. That's perfect for checking white balance when color correcting!
4: Histogram Display
|5: Audio Metering Display|
Keep track of your audio levels and use the built in phase scope to check for out of phase audio conditions and audio clipping.
6: Vectorscope Display
|Parade Display for Colorists|
When color correcting video, nothing beats the real time RGB parade waveform view. You can see the color balance in blacks, mids and whites, so it's easy to balance colors and get your images looking perfect. RGB Parade is also perfect for checking for illegal colors because any video that drops below the black line, or above the 100% line is an illegal RGB color. Parade can also be switched to component so you can align equipment and decks.
|Waveform Display for Alignments|
When adjusting video levels or matching black background levels when keying, the waveform display is ideal for this task! Waveform view has a setting that's luminance only or composite. Composite video is synthesized from the SDI input, and is a much better view for aligning traditional equipment such as decks. Thousands of editors know and understand composite waveform monitors, so even though UltraScope is all digital, the synthesized composite waveform makes life a lot easier!
|Component Vectorscope View|
A vectorscope is the only way to see what color you have. When color correcting video, sometimes you need to know color has been removed or nulled out for accurate white balance, and vectorscope view is perfect. Sometimes when color correcting you also need to apply a tint, and vectorscope lets you see exactly how much tint you're adding, and what color it is. Sometimes monitors cannot be trusted, but a vectorscope always shows the colors you have! Of course aligning hue on decks is always easy with vectorscope view!
|Histogram for Location Shoots|
Almost all video need to be color corrected at some point in the post production process, and so you never want to clip video whites or blacks when on a live shoot. If you clip the blacks and whites, you loose all detail later in post production when you try to adjust blacks up or whites down. Histogram view lets you see where the pixels are in your video, and how they are distributed from black to white. You can see if video is clipping, and then it's easy to adjust the camera to keep all black and white detail in the image. Later in post production you then have the full contrast range of video for easy color correction that lets you keep all details no matter how extreme the color grade is!
|Audio view for Monitoring Levels|
Keep track of your audio levels at all times with 8 channels of audio metering, plus a stereo phase meter. The stereo phase meter plots left and right audio, as an XY scope display so you know exactly what your audio is at all times. Audio scope lets you see mono audio, as you see a vertical line, or when you have stereo audio you will see the scope puff out in all directions! Audio problems are easily seen such as clipping, and out of phase audio can be seen as a left or right leaning display. If you don't get a perfect vertical waveform, then you know you audio channel balance is out! No audio problem can hide from audio scopes!
|Picture View with VITC Timecode|
The picture view lets you keep track of the video input so you always know what's going on and what video input is connected into your Blackmagic UltraScope. Input video is selected from either the optical fiber SDI or regular SDI inputs, and the video standard is automatically detected and displayed above the video image. VITC timecode and RP188 HD timecode is also detected and read into a timecode counter on the top right of the video image.
SDI Video Input 1 x 10 bit SD, HD and 3 Gb/s HD switchable.
SDI Video Output 1 x 10 bit loop thru SD, HD and 3 Gb/s HD switchable.
Optical Fiber Video Input 1 x 10 bit SD, HD and 3 Gb/s HD switchable via LC connector.
Optical Fiber Video Output 1 x 10 bit loop thru SD, HD and 3 Gb/s HD switchable via LC connector.
Optical Fiber Audio Input 8 channel embedded in SD and HD
Optical Fiber Audio Output 8 channel embedded in SD and HD.
SDI Audio Input 8 channel embedded in SD and HD.
SDI Audio Output 8 channel embedded in SD and HD.
Multiple Rate support Standard definition SDI, high definition SDI and 3 Gb/s high definition SDI.
Supported Video Formats 525i NTSC, 625i PAL, 720HD and 1080HD.
SD Format Support 625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC.
HD Format Support 1080p 23.98/24/50/59.94, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 720p50 and 720p59.94.
SDI Compliance SMPTE 424M, 259M and 292/296M.
SDI Metadata Support VITC and RP-188 timecode.
Video Sampling 4:2:2
Audio Sampling Hardware based real time.
Color Precision Hardware based real time.
Color Space Hardware based real time.
Computer Interface PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1, 4, 8 and 16 PCIe slots.
Colorspace Conversion Hardware based real time.
Software Included Blackmagic UltraScope and Blackmagic UltraScope driver.
Firmware Upgrade Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.
Installation PCI Express 1 lane, compatible with 1, 4, 8, 16 lane PCI Express slots. Please see the full system requirements for Windows™ and Mac OS X™.
Product Warranty 3 Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.