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Blackmagic Design UltraStudio Mini Recorder- portable video capture and playback for iMac / MacBook Pro / MacBook Air with Thunderbolt Port (BMD-BDLKULSDZMINREC)


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  • Item Weight: 272 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 281 g
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  • Item model number: Mini Recorder
  • ASIN: B009D91314
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 6 Nov. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,817 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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BLACKMAGIC UltraStudio Mini Recorder

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DAVID SPEEDY on 2 Jun. 2013
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works great but haven't tried it yet in full working conditions but does the business
its rugged and well manufactured and connections are solid
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
Gets the job done - perfect capture and streaming device 4 Aug. 2013
By Lon J. Seidman - Published on Amazon.com
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You might be looking at this and the Blackmagic Design Intensity Extreme HDMI and Analog Capture & Playback Device - Thunderbolt and trying to figure out the difference.

From the standpoint of ingesting HDMI footage the two devices are pretty much identical. The Ultrastudio Mini recorder takes HDMI in on one side and shoots video through the Thunderbolt port to a PC or Mac. It even uses the exact same software as the Intensity Extreme including the included Media Express recording app. The Mini works just as well as the Intensity extreme for streaming applications.

Where they differ is that the Intensity Extreme has the ability to pass through the incoming HDMI to another device. It also has analog input and output capabilities which this device lacks.

If you're usually just capturing and/or streaming HDMI video footage, this is all you need. It works great once it's configured properly.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Works with HDMI... but you have to set it up first! 24 Sept. 2013
By Cristiano - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased two of these to replace the more expensive Intensity Extreme when I realized it essentially does the same thing! But when I received it, I couldn't get it to work with my Canon HDMI camcorders (output is 1080i/59.94). I tried it on two of my MacBooks and it just wouldn't work. Was planning to return it for a refund when as a last ditch effort, I read through the reviews at bhphotovideo.com (they are worth checking out when Amazon reviewers don't help) and found a review by Mauricio Sarmento (June 2013). Here's what you need to do:

1) Download and install the latest software for UltraStudio MiniRecorder from blackmagic's web site. Restart your cpu.
2) Hook up the Ultrastudio to your computer using a thunderbolt cable and connect a camcorder to your Ultrastudio.
3) Open up your Mac's System Preferences, click on "Blackmagic Design", and set "Input" to "HDMI Video & HDMI Audio."
4) Open up Blackmagic Media Express and your camcorder's HDMI signal should show up on "Log and Capture" (make sure you select 1080i/59.94 for your preference settings in Media Express).

Hope that helps someone!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Very simple and effective 6 Jan. 2013
By Jeremy - Published on Amazon.com
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This product can be used to capture unencrypted HDMI signals (without HDCP) or SDI video. So a PS3 for instance will not work with it. But otherwise it is very flexible and captures with very high-quality. The software control panel allows you to select many capture resolutions and frame rates. It allowed me to capture to a Mac from a 1080i camcorder to BM Media Express (the included software), FCP X, and Wirecast. It did not show up as a video source in Quicktime Player. For Thunderbolt-enabled computers without USB 3.0, this is probably the cheapest, simplest, and most effective device.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Does what it's supposed to do 8 April 2013
By Mark V. Fusco - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased this in the hope that I could connect my Canon VIXIA HF M500 Full HD 10x Image Stabilized Camcorder with One SDXC Card Slot and 3.0 Touch LCD to my computer and be able to live stream and use it as my webcam for Skype and Google+ Hangouts. I had originally looked at the Blackmagic Design Intensity Shuttle Thunderbolt. But all I really needed was a box to convert my HDMI signal to Thunderbolt. I didn't need the pass thru ports, nor all the other inputs on the Shuttle. Once I saw the Mini Recorder I was convinced I found what I needed.

If you expect it to work straight out of the box, then you'll be disappointed. There is software to download to get you to the latest version. I tested it with Skype, Quicktime Broadcast, Adobe FMLE, justin.tv (using QT and FMLE), CamTwist, and Google+ Hangout. They all worked. I do have to say that using QT Broadcaster wasn't ideal. The frame rate was very slow. All the software except Skype worked on first try. OK, not exactly first try, which I'll get to later. Skype, as of this writing, only works with version 6.0.0.2946. It won't work with the 6.3 version of Skype, so be careful about upgrading.

The key to all of this is to make sure you have the latest and greatest computer software from the website. Next, make sure you set the frame rate coming in to match the camera's native rate. Google the video about this to see. Use the search phrase BlackMagic Ultra studio Mini Recorder to see how someone got it to work. It WILL work if you follow his instructions.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The first one was defective - but Amazon replaced it 4 Oct. 2013
By Davene Grant - Published on Amazon.com
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The 2nd one works - I was told that this is a tricky product, you need to be very knowledgeable about videography. My camera had to be adjusted to 1080i instead of 1080p - but blackmagic support is great.
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