Black Magic UltraStudio SDI USB3 Capture device Posted by Ryan Brown on 14 January 2014 03:48 PM
Information: Newer HippoPortamus machines now support the Black Magic UltraStudio SDI USB3 Capture card.
This only applies to HippoPortamus machines that have USB3 connections and are running Windows 7.
In order to install this device please follow these steps: -Download the drivers from the Black Magic Website, which can be found here. We have tested versions 9.7.1 and 9.7.5 with Hippotizer Version 3.2 and found them to work well. -Extract and install the drivers onto your HippoPortamus -When prompted, restart the machine. -Plug the SDI capture box into your USB3 outlet. (It must be one of the blue USBs sockets). -Plug an SDI source into the capture device noting it's resolution and frame rate. -Start the Hippotizer Engine and set a layer source to capture and SDI 1. -In the engine settings, under live input settings, select the black magic card and adjust it to the correct resolution and frame rate.
You should now have a live input coming into your Hippotizer.
Testing has shown that there is approximately a 2.5 to 3 progressive frame latency (40 - 50ms) with this capture device.
Applies to software versions 3.2, 3.2.1
Applies to hardware versions (serial Numbers) Portamus 1050 and above