A few days ago Blackmagic Design announced the release of 4 new models of Ultimatte 12. They also spoke about the new Ultimatte Software control app for Windows and Mac. Let’s get into what Ultimatte 12 is. What are the 4 new models? And what the Ultimatte Software Control app is.
- What is Ultimatte 12?
- 4 New Models of Ultimatte 12
- Ultimatte Software Control App and Smart Remote 4
- Closing Thoughts
What is Ultimatte 12?
Apart from being the best keyer in the world. It is an advanced real-time compositing processor aids broadcast graphics in this day and age.
Ultimatte 12 has brand-new color science and algorithms that produce truly accurate composites. You receive stronger spill suppression, higher color separation, and outstanding edge handling than ever before!
It comes in 4 great variants and supports HD, Ultra HD, and even native 8k! Imagine providing real-time, cinematic-quality coverage of the news, sports, entertainment, and weather.
Use Ultimatte 12 with Every Camera
The green screens typically encounter differences when you’re working live with many cameras and recording from various angles.
Furthermore, each camera views the green screen slightly differently. The keyers incorporated into live production switchers frequently need to be shared between cameras, which makes keying more difficult.
Ultimatte 12 resolves these issues since it offers outstanding technology at a reasonable price. Enabling each camera to have its own Ultimatte.
Each Ultimatte can be customized to a particular camera’s perspective! Your compositions can go well beyond what is feasible with set design when you have a dedicated Ultimatte on each camera, allowing you to build entirely new worlds!
Create Live Virtual Environments for Broadcasts
Ultimatte 12 offers the capability for stunningly lifelike composites that put your talent into any situation, whether you work in broadcast news, sports, film production, or magazine-style entertainment programming!
Additionally, the latest Ultimatte 12 models include built-in frame storage, so all inputs don’t require live video sources. With realistic transparency that your talent may walk behind, Ultimatte 12 can also be used to add computer-generated augmented reality foreground elements into a scene.
Since it enables performers and directors to see the scene as it is being shot, Ultimatte 12 is also ideal for previsualization on the set of a movie.
Expanded Color Space and New Algorithms
The same extremely sophisticated image processing algorithms and a sizable internal color space are present in every Ultimatte 12 model, including the Ultimatte 12 HD Mini!
This indicates that all models generate compositions of the same caliber! Internal mattes are automatically generated during processing so that various portions of the image can be handled differently depending on the colors present in each area.
It’s like having several Ultimatte keyers working on the same image simultaneously! When it matters most, as on hair, you receive precise edge detail, and there are smoother transitions between colors or between different picture elements. New math and sub-pixel processing, created for amazing quality and clarity, handle everything.
There is plenty more that the Ultimatte is capable of, you can find more about the features offered by Blackmagic Design here!
4 New Models of Ultimatte 12
September 2022 marked the launch of 4 new models of the Ultimatte. These new models are the Ultimatte 12 8K, Ultimatte 12 4K, Ultimatte 12 HD, and Ultimatte 12 HD Mini.
Ultimatte 12 8K
The Ultimatte 12 8K is a cutting-edge real-time compositing processor made for live-action video synchronization with cutting-edge broadcast graphics, virtual sets, and other media. Ultimatte 12 8K offers cutting-edge edge management and color separation, astounding color fidelity, and stronger spill suppression than ever before.
It also has revolutionary algorithms and color science. You can operate in HD, Ultra HD, and astonishing 8K with sub-pixel processing for an outstanding image thanks to the high-performance Quad Link 12G-SDI design.
The Ultimatte 12 8K could be yours for $6,995.
You can find the Ultimatte 12 8K specifications and requirements here!
Ultimatte 12 4K
The Ultimatte 12 4K is a sophisticated real-time compositing processor created for live-action video synchronization with cutting-edge broadcast graphics, virtual sets, and other elements.
Ultimatte 12 4K offers cutting-edge edge management and color separation, astounding color fidelity, and stronger spill suppression than ever before. It also has new algorithms and color science.
You can operate in Ultra HD and HD with sub-pixel processing for a beautiful image thanks to the high-performance 12G-SDI design.
The Ultimatte 12 4K costs $2, 495. You can find the Ultimatte 12 4K specifications and requirements here!
Ultimatte 12 HD
The Ultimatte 12 HD is a cutting-edge real-time compositing processor made for live-action video synchronization with cutting-edge broadcast graphics, virtual sets, and other elements.
The outstanding edge handling, color separation, amazing color accuracy, and superior spill suppression than ever before are all aspects of Ultimatte 12 HD.
You can operate in HD with sub-pixel processing for an outstanding image thanks to the high-performance 3G-SDI architecture.
You can purchase Ultimatte 12 HD for $895. Specifications and requirements for Ultimatte 12 HD are right here!
Ultimatte 12 HD Mini
The Ultimatte 12 HD Mini is a sophisticated real-time keyer intended for use with consumer cameras to create virtual sets of the future and other things. Blackmagic Studio Cameras, Pocket Cinema Cameras, and ATEM Mini live production switchers work great with the HDMI connections.
Additionally, a sizable frame store of 6 GB is available for creating fixed camera virtual sets from pre-rendered still frames. The Ultimatte 12 HD Mini uses color science and broadcast-quality algorithms to produce lifelike composites.
The Ultimatte 12 HD Mini is priced at $495. Its specifications and requirements are available here!
Ultimatte Software Control App and Smart Remote 4
The Ultimatte Software Control App is available for both Windows and Mac. This software lets you control all Ultimatte 12 models without the additional cost of a hardware control panel.
Furthermore, you may use Ethernet to control up to 8 separate Ultimatte 12 devices simultaneously. The 10.1-inch touchscreen on the Smart Remote 4 allows for rapid menu navigation and setting adjustment, and it also has hard buttons with online and on-air indicators for switching between units.
The file clear button immediately modifies the most crucial variables to produce amazing composites right away! This can be yours for $4350.
All 4 models of the Ultimatte are available now from authorized Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide. If you find that any of the new models meet your needs you will also get the Ultimate Software Control app for no extra cost.