Blackmagic UltraStudio Mini Recorder

R 2,595

In Stock 

Product Highlights

  • Capture Aspect of Capture/Playback Card
  • Transfers Video from Camera to Computer
  • SDI, HDMI, Thunderbolt / Embedded Audio
  • Captures Live Feeds and Playback Feeds
  • Supports Resolutions up to 1080i60
  • 10-Bit Color Precision / 4:2:2 Sampling
  • Real Time Colorspace Conversion
  • Thunderbolt not incl

 

Only 1 piece in stock!

LAY-BY

Have you found the perfect item but are unable to afford it? If you cannot afford to pay for the item, do not let that slip from your fingers. You can use DT Sales Layby Payment option and make payment in bits and pieces. The prime advantage is that your chosen item gets booked and you can get it once the payment is made. You can pay as per your convenience. It can be weekly, or on a monthly basis. Your chosen goods will be shipped to your doorsteps. By chance you forget to make the payment, Layby experts will inform you about the payoff.

 

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PURCHASE

When placing an order with DT Sales through the Layby Payment option, you are agreeing to the following Terms and Conditions of Purchase:

 

GENERAL LAY-BY INFORMATION

Our minimum Layby period is one (1) month with a maximum Layby period of four (4) months. If for any reason an error occurs allowing your layby term to be beyond the maximum allowable layby period, we reserve the right to adjust your payment amount and notify you by email.

We require a minimum 20% deposit upfront, and we accept payment by Direct Debit, Mastercard, Visa, EFT, Cash and Payfast. 

Regular payments must be made in accordance with your Layby term of weekly, or monthly. If you need to change any of your payment or order details please contact us.

Your Layby will be delivered to your delivery address within 14 days after the final payment date, unless otherwise specified. You can change your delivery address online, over the phone or via email up to the date specified on your order confirmation. If you wish to change your delivery address within 2 days of the final payment date, please contact us. 

Your Layby order can be cancelled at any time up until the final payment date. Please see below for more info on our cancellation policy. 

 

PAYMENTS

Payment Requirements:

-       Minimum of 20% deposit

-       5% admin fee (non-refundable)

-       Delivery fee (this is based on the items size and weight) This will be calculated and added into your Lay-By payments.   

 

Payment start date: Once you have placed your order, payments from your designated account will start on the date you selected.

Missed Payments: If you miss a payment we will email you with an updated payment schedule. If you miss 2 consecutive payments with any payment method we will cancel or suspend your order and email you.

How to change your order: You can change your order any time until the Last Change of order date, displayed on your order confirmation email, without incurring a ‘change of order fee’. If you change your order after this date, and before final payment date a ‘change of order fee’ will be imposed.

Dollar/Rand Exchange Rate: Prices are subject to the ROE. If the exchange rate were to change, the difference will be added onto the last payment.   

 

DT SALES CANCELLATION POLICY FOR LAY-BY

If you are unable to keep up your payments for any reason, please contact us as soon as possible to discuss the options that are available to you.

If your order is cancelled, cancellation charges will apply which enable us to recover our costs.

You may cancel your order at no charge if your first payment have not commenced. 

Once payments have commenced a cancellation fee will be deducted from your deposit as follows:

 

1.   After your first payment has been made, a cancellation fee of 5% will apply. This will be deducted off your deposit before refunded back to the customer.

2.   After final payment and before delivery is made, a cancellation fee will be charged to recover 'reasonable' costs related to that order.  This will depend on the circumstances and they will be explained to you at time of cancellation.

3.   Once delivery is made your layby cannot be cancelled as it is complete.

  

SALE PRICES

Occasionally some items on our website may go on sale for a limited time.  The limited time sale price is for new orders only, not existing orders.

 

PRODUCT AVAILABILITY

In the event that a product you have ordered becomes out of stock or discontinued by the supplier, DT Sales will offer a similar product to the same value and comparable specifications. If the alternative is not suitable, we will offer you a full refund minus the 5% admin fee. 

 

DELIVERY

You will receive a confirmation email with delivery details once your order has been dispatched. Your order will arrive within 14 days after your final payment clears in our bank account (3 days for Direct Debit, 1 day for credit card after final payment), unless otherwise specified.

DT Sales deliveries are made via our couriers SWE or, customers can collect their items from our offices.

While every effort is made to deliver as advised, DT Sales cannot accept any liability for delay due to the customer’s failure to complete customer obligations or any other reason beyond the control of DT Sales (and/or its staff). DT Sales cannot accept any liability resulting from a contracted party’s failure to deliver as advised.   

Change of address: You can change your delivery address online prior to 2 days from final payment date.

Returns: We are unable to accept returns such as if you have changed your mind or have made an incorrect choice about the product and no longer wish to keep it.  If an item is returned to us due to an incorrect address entered at checkout or if nobody is home to accept the delivery and we are unable to contact you via email or phone, you may be charged a redelivery fee.

Overview

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 recent 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
HDMI input for amazing quality record direct from cameras, and set top boxes and gaming consoles 

Thunderbolt Connection
Get blazing speeds for recording SD and HD up to 1080iHD

Shipping Information

1.  FREE Standard Shipping 

Free Economy Shipping is available on all orders exceeding R5,000. (T&C's apply)

*Terms and conditions to qualify for free shipping:

  • Shipping may only be to a physical address within the borders of South Africa. No P.O Box's allowed.
  • Shipping to outlying or remote areas like farms and game reserves may attract an additional fee.
  • The delivery time to city areas is usually between 2 and 4 working days*. This excludes weekends and public holidays.

2.  SWE Courier Service (local)

We use SWE couriers as our preferred method of delivery.

Your parcel is well packaged and handled with care while in transit.

Delivery Charges:

Shipping charges are all depended on the following:

  • Volumetric and Physical weight
  • Courier Option

If Item is in stock, your item can be delievered between 1-2 Business Days - Main Cities are: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Port Elizabeth and East London. Other cities/towns will take more than 1-2 delivery time.

 

If Item is being collected from our suppliers, you item can be deeilevr between 2-7 Business Days - To all areas.

If the item has been pre-ordered for you, this can take anything from 4 - 8 weeks. 

*Reckoned from time of dispatch to time of arrival to client. This is an estimate and not guaranteed. This period does not include Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. 

3.  UPS Courier Service (International)

Please note:

International orders are generally subject to local import duties and taxes (VAT)

DT Sales is not responsible for, nor can we offer, any specific advice regarding any customs related fees that you may incur. For specific information, please consult with your local government import office.

Privacy: Your privacy is important to us. We strive to exceed your expectations for privacy. Cross-border shipments are subject to inspection by customs authorities. We may also be called upon to provide certain order, shipment, and product information to our international carriers. Carriers may communicate such information to customs authorities for the purpose of facilitating customs clearance and compliance with local laws.

Delivery Charges:

International shipments are quoted on a per order basis depending on the size and weight of the parcel shipped.

4.  Collect from DT Sales in Durban

You are welcome to place your order online, pay for it and collect it from our Durban branch. You will need to bring in a print out of the order for collection. Please ask for Louise in Sales on arrival. 

DT Sales - Durban

Open: Mon-Fri 8 to 5PM

5 Nunhead Road,

Manor Gardens,

Durban, 4001,

South Africa

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Should you require anything else that is not on our Website, please email or phone on info@dtsales.co.za , +27 31 261-6961 as this website is mainly for Catalouge purposes and an indication of what we sell. 

Before making an order, please phone (031) 261-6961 to make sure there is available stock

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