Blackmagic Design Ultimate 12 8K - ULTMKEY12/D/8K

Blackmagic Design SKU: ULTMKEY12/D/8K
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Blackmagic Design Ultimatte 12 8K is an advanced real time compositing processor designed for keying live action video with next generation broadcast graphics, virtual sets and more. Ultimatte 12 8K features new algorithms and color science, incredible edge handling and color separation, amazing color fidelity, and better spill suppression than ever before. The high performance Quad Link 12G-SDI design gives you the power to work in HD, Ultra HD and incredible 8K with sub pixel processing for an amazing image.

The Ultimatte 12 is more than the world's best keyer, it's an advanced real time compositing processor designed for the next generation of broadcast graphics. Ultimatte 12 features entirely new algorithms and color science that deliver true photorealistic composites. You get incredible edge handling, greater color separation, amazing color fidelity and better spill suppression than ever before, even in dark shadow areas or through transparent objects such as windows! Ultimatte 12 is available in 4 amazing models, with HD, Ultra HD and even native 8K support! Imagine presenting the weather, sports, news and entertainment in a cinematic quality environment, all composited in real time.

Add an Ultimatte 12 to Each Camera!
When you're working live with multiple cameras shooting from different angles, it's common for the green screens to suffer from variations. Plus the keyers built into live production switchers often have to be shared between cameras, which complicates keying because each camera sees the green screen a little differently. The new Ultimatte 12 eliminates these problems because you get incredible technology at an affordable price, allowing each camera to have a separate Ultimatte. That means each Ultimatte can be tuned to a specific camera's view! With a dedicated Ultimatte on each camera, your compositions can go well beyond what's possible with set design, so you can create whole new worlds!

  • Connections
  • SDI Video Inputs: 32
  • SDI Video Outputs: 20
  • SDI Video Loop Outputs: 20 reclocked SD, HD, Ultra HD, 8K for corresponding inputs
  • SDI Rates: 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G
  • Video Input Re-Sync: On all inputs
  • Reference Connections: 1 x BNC In, 1 x BNC Out. Tri-Sync or Black Burst
  • GPIO: DE15
  • Ethernet: Up to 10Gb/s for device control and loading stills into Media Pool
  • Computer Interface: 1 x USB-C 3.0 for device configuration and software updates

  • SD Video Standards: 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
  • HD Video Standards: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
  • Ultra HD Video Standards: 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
  • 8K Video Standards: 4320p23.98, 4320p24, 4320p25, 4320p29.97, 4320p30, 4320p50, 4320p59.94, 4320p60
  • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M level A and B, SMPTE 2081-1, SMPTE 2081-10, SMPTE 2082-1, SMPTE 2082-10, SMPTE 2081-12, SMPTE 2082-11 and SMPTE 2082-12
  • Video Sampling: 4:2:2
  • Color Precision: 10-bit
  • Color Space: REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020
  • Multiple Rate Support: Auto detection of SD, HD, 6G-SDI, 12G-SDI, 2SI Quad Link 12G-SDI, 2SI Dual Link 12G-SDI and 2SI Quad Link 6G-SDI

    Composite Sources
  • Foreground: 4 x 12G-SDI In with Loop Out
  • Background: 4 x 12G-SDI In with Loop Out Still from Media Pool
  • Background Matte: 4 x 12G-SDI In with Loop Out, Internal Window, Still from Media Pool
  • Garbage Matte: 4 x 12G-SDI In, Internal Window, Still from Media Pool
  • Holdout Matte: 4 x 12G-SDI In, Internal Window, Still from Media Pool
  • Layer: 4 x 12G-SDI In with Loop Out, Still from Media Pool
  • Layer Matte: 4 x 12G-SDI In with Loop Out, Internal Window, Still from Media Pool

    Composite Outputs
  • Fill: 4 x 12G-SDI
  • Matte: 4 x 12G-SDI
  • Program: 4 x 12G-SDI
  • Talent: 4 x 12G-SDI

  • Monitor In: 4 x 12G-SDI for monitor cascade
  • Monitor Out: 4 x 12G-SDI. For monitoring Program, Foreground Input, Background Input, Combined Matte, Internal Matte, Fill Out, Layer Input, Background Matte Input, Garbage Matte Input, Holdout Matte Input, Layer Matte Input, Processed Layer Matte, Processed Holdout Matte, Processed Garbage Matte, Processed Background Matte, Screen Correction

    Media Pool
  • Background Still Image Formats: TGA, TIFF, BMP, PNG, JPG
  • Background with Alpha Still Image Formats: TGA, TIFF, BMP
  • Layer Image Still Image Formats: TGA, TIFF, BMP, PNG, JPG
  • Layer with Alpha Still Image Formats: TGA, TIFF, BMP
  • Garbage Matte Still Image Formats: TIFF, BMP, PNG, JPG
  • Holdout Matte Still Image Formats: TIFF, BMP, PNG, JPG
  • Media Pool Memory: 6GB non-volatile internal storage

  • Built in 5 inch color display for device name, video preview, audio meters and menus

  • Front Panel: 5 inch color display with 3 menu buttons and spin knob.
  • Control Connection: Network or direct Ethernet connection to a computer running Ultimatte Software Control or Ultimatte Smart Remote 4.
  • Software Control: Ultimatte Software Control supported on Mac or Windows computers
  • Hardware Control Panel: Ultimatte Smart Remote 4
  • Custom Control: Ethernet protocol and GPIO pin out included in the Ultimatte instruction manual.

  • Software Updates: Using USB-C or Ethernet connection to Mac or Windows computers
  • Configuration: Ultimatte IP address is set via the front panel or Ultimatte setup utility connected via USB

    Operating Systems
  • Mac 11.0 Big Sur, Mac 12.0 Monterey or later
  • Windows 10, 64-bit, Windows 11

    Power Requirements
  • Power Supply: 2 x Internal 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
  • Power Usage: 218W

    Physical Installation
  • 2 rack units height

  • Operating Temperature: 32° to 104°F
  • Storage Temperature: -4° to 140°F
  • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non-condensing
  • Item Includes:

    • 1x Ultimatte 12 8K
    • 1x Welcome wallet with QR code for software download


  • Warranty:

    • 12 Month Limited
  • Up to UHD 8K60 via 12G-SDI BNC
  • 1-Touch Keying, Advanced Compositing
  • SD/HD/3G/6G/12G-SDI Support
  • 32 x SDI Inputs, 20 x Loop Outputs
  • Dedicated Compositing Inputs
  • Realistic Augmented Reality with Tinting
  • Advanced Algorithms and Color Science
  • Better Color Fidelity/Edges/Transitions
  • Compatible with Ultimatte Smart Remote 4
  • 2 RU Rack Size, Redundant Power

Blackmagic Design Ultimatte 12 Specs

Compatibility Blackmagic Design Ultimatte Smart Remote 4
Inputs / Outputs
USB I/O 1 x USB-C Female Input
Video I/O 32 x BNC (12G-SDI) Input
20 x BNC (12G-SDI) Loop Output
Power Source AC Input
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power Consumption 218 W
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity 0 to 90% (Non-Condensing)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Storage Humidity 0 to 90% (Non-Condensing)
Mounting 1 x 2 RU Rack Unit
Color Black
Material of Construction Metal
Dimensions 19 x 13.3 x 3.48" / 48.3 x 33.8 x 8.84 cm
Weight 19.13 lb / 8.68 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 22.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.1 x 21 x 5"

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