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Blackmagic Design Pocket UltraScope

SD, HD, 3Gbps SDI Auto-detect-For USB 3.0 Compatible Laptops-Broadcast-Quality Accuracy-Parade, Waveform Displays-Component Vectorscope View-Histogram for Location Shoots-Audio Level--Picture View with VITC Timecode


Get all the incredible features of UltraScope on your laptop! Pocket UltraScope includes the same fantastic UltraScope software combined with a miniature pod that converts SDI to the computer’s USB 3.0 connection. Pocket UltraScope simply plugs in and is accurate and portable, so you can bring UltraScope to the most remote locations. Pocket UltraScope automatically detects between SD, HD and 3Gb/s HD-SDI video standards, and is powered from the laptop battery via the USB 3.0 port so you don’t need a power source when on location!

Technical Specifications

SDI Video Input

1 x 10 bit SD, HD and 3 Gb/s HD switchable.

SDI Audio Input

8 channel embedded in SD and HD.

AES/EBU Audio Input

Standard definition SDI, high definition SDI and 3G-SDI.


SD Format Support

625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC.

HD Format Support

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.

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 424M, 259M and 292/296M.

SDI Metadata Support

VITC and RP-188 timecode.

Audio Sampling

Television rate of 48kHz and 24 bit.

Video Sampling


Color Precision


Color Space

4:2:2 YUV

Computer Interface

USB 3.0. Requires a computer with a USB 3.0 interface. Will not work withUSB 2.0.

Colorspace Conversion

Hardware based real time.


Waveform, Vectorscope, RGB Parade, YUV Parade, Histogram, Logging audio phase and level.


Software Included

Blackmagic UltraScope and Blackmagic UltraScope driver.

Internal Software Upgrade

Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start or via updater software.

Physical Installation

USB 3.0. Please see the full system requirements for Windows™.

Operating Systems

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 

Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.

Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Power Requirements


Powered by USB 3.0 port

Environmental Specifications

Operating Temperature

0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)

Storage Temperature

-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)

Relative Humidity

0% to 90% non-condensing

Additional Information

Device Control No
Resolution No
Screen Size No
Delivery Time No

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