Blackmagic Design Pocket Ultrascope
Product #597
Usually ships in 3 - 5 days

Blackmagic Design Pocket Ultrascope

Product #597 | SKU TVTEUS/USB3
Usually ships in 3 - 5 days

Product Features
  • SD, HD, 3Gbps SDI Auto-detect
  • For USB 3.0 Compatible Laptops
  • Broadcast-Quality Accuracy
  • Parade, Waveform Displays
  • Component Vectorscope View

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The Blackmagic Pocket UltraScope is a compact, portable version of the PCI-card UltraScope, and is designed specifically for location shoots using a USB 3.0-compatible laptop. Including the same great tools as the UltraScope, this miniature pod automatically detects an SD, HD, or 3Gbps SDI signal and converts it to USB 3.0. Designed for editors and colourists, the unit draws its power from your computer via a USB 3.0 port and is designed to provide the technical accuracy required for use in broadcast and engineering video work.

Note: The Pocket Ultra Scope works only with compatible USB 3.0 interface. Please read the following product FAQ for details

Key Features

Elegant and Engineering Accurate
If you're tired of hard-to-use and ugly waveform monitoring, then you'll love the Pocket UltraScope. Blackmagic has included all the features you need when editing or colour correcting, and combined it with an elegant user interface that looks great when added to your studio. UltraScope is engineering accurate and includes 3 Gb/s SDI to USB 3.0 conversion. The Pocket UltraScope plugs into USB 3.0 computers and is perfect for portable notebook use.

Parade Display for Colourists
When colour correcting video, nothing beats the real-time RGB parade waveform view. You can see the colour balance in blacks, mids and whites, so it's easy to balance colours and get your images looking perfect. RGB Parade is also perfect for chequing for illegal colours because any video that drops below the black line, or above the 100% line, is an illegal RGB colour. 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 synthesised from the SDI input, and is a much better view for aligning traditional equipment such as decks.

Component Vectorscope View
A vectorscope is the only way to truly see what colour you have. When colour correcting video, sometimes you need to know colour has been removed or nulled out for accurate white balance, and vectorscope view is perfect. Sometimes when colour correcting you also need to apply a tint, and vectorscope lets you see exactly how much tint you're adding, and what colour it is.

Histogram for Location Shoots
Almost all video needs to be colour corrected at some point in the post production process, so you never want to clip video whites or blacks when on a live shoot. If you clip the blacks and whites, you lose 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, making it 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 colour correction that lets you keep all details no matter how extreme the colour 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 metre. The stereo phase metre 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 a vertical line, or when you have stereo audio the scope puffs out in all directions. Audio problems such as clipping are easily seen, 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 your audio channel balance is out.

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 Pocket UltraScope. Input video is selected from the single SDI input, and the video standard is automatically detected and displayed above the video image. VITC timecode and RP188 HD timecode are also detected and read into a timecode counter on the top right of the video image.

Supported Video Formats 525i NTSC, 625i PAL, 720HD and 1080HD
Supported Bitrate Standard definition SDI, high definition SDI and 3 Gbps high definition SDI
Input SDI Video: BNC x1 10-bit SD, HD and 3 Gbps HD switchable
SDI Audio: 8 channel embedded in SD and HD
Output USB 3.0
Standards HD Format Support: 1080p 23.98/24/50/59.94, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 720p50, 720p59.94
SD Format Support: 625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC
SDI Compliance: SMPTE 424M, 259M, 292/296M
Video Sampling: 4:2:2
Colour Precision: 4:2:2 10-bit
Colour Space: 4:2:2 YUV
SDI Metadata Support: VITC and RP-188 timecode
Audio Sampling: Television rate of 48kHz at 24 bit
Computer Interface: USB 3.0 (requires a computer with a USB 3.0 interface; will not work with USB 2.0)
Signal Processing Hardware-based, real-time, colorspace conversion
Dimensions (HxWxD) Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer

In The Box

  • Blackmagic Design Pocket Ultrascope
  • Software
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty


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  • 3-Year Limited Warranty


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