The all new Ultimatte 12 from Blackmagic Design is more than the world’s best keyer, it’s an advanced real time compositing processor designed for the next generation of broadcast graphics. Ultimatte 12 features entirely new algorithms and color science that deliver true photorealistic composites. You get incredible edge handling, greater color separation, amazing color fidelity and better spill suppression than ever before, even in dark shadow areas or through transparent objects such as windows! Ultimatte 12 is available in 4 amazing models, with HD, Ultra HD and even native 8K support! Imagine presenting the weather, sports, news and entertainment in a cinematic quality environment, all composited in real time.
- New Algorithms and Expanded Color Space!
- Generate Live Virtual Environments for Broadcast!
- Create Realistic Fixed Camera Virtual Sets!
- Automatic Scene Analysis for One Touch Keying!
- Add Translucent Layers and Broadcast Graphics!
- Faithfully Reproduce and Retain Difficult Colors
Future Proof Models with Advanced 12G‑SDI
The Ultimatte 12 4K and Ultimatte 12 8K models feature advanced 12G-SDI connections so you can operate with current HD video formats as well as future Ultra HD and 8K video formats. 12G-SDI gives you high frame rate Ultra HD via a single BNC connection that also plugs into all of your regular HD equipment! That means Ultimatte 12 4K is compatible with virtually all SD, HD, 3G, 6G and 12G-SDI equipment, and supports all HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60! While the Ultimatte 12 8K model features Quad Link 12G-SDI for all video formats up to 4320p60 8K. All this means you can use Ultimatte 12 with your HD cameras now, but then instantly switch to Ultra HD or 8K when you’re ready.
Four Powerful Ultimatte 12 Models
Ultimatte 12 HD Mini
Unique Ultimatte 12 with HDMI connections so you get the world's most advanced keyer with consumer cameras! Get full Ultimatte 12 processing and frame stores to create virtual sets at no extra cost!
Ultimatte 12 HD
The world's most advanced chroma keyer in an affordable HD model. Full Ultimatte 12 quality processing gives you next generation edge handling, amazing color separation and better spill suppression.
Ultimatte 12 4K
The world's most advanced chroma keyer with 12G-SDI connections for HD and Ultra HD work. Ultimatte 12 includes next generation edge handling, amazing color separation and better spill suppression.
Ultimatte 12 8K
The world's most advanced chroma keyer with Quad Link 12G-SDI for HD, Ultra HD and 8K! The future proof design has full Ultimatte 12 processing in 8K for next generation broadcast and film production.
Faithfully Reproduceand Retain Difficult Colors
With Ultimatte 12, you get new advanced flare, edge and transition processing so you can remove the background, without affecting the colors you want to keep! What this means is you’ll be able to retain and faithfully reproduce colors that are impossible on other keyers, such as a bright yellow dress in front of a green screen! Ultimatte 12 is smart enough to isolate and treat different parts of the image separately, while also keeping the color transitions between areas smooth. You get the highest quality compositing, so the final output looks photorealistic. Unlike other keyers, Ultimatte 12 delivers crisp clear images with vibrant colors that pop.
Key and Composite Imageswith Shadows and Transparency!
The improved flare algorithms in Ultimatte 12 can remove green tinting and spill from anything, which is one of the reasons why Ultimatte 12 creates true, realistic looking virtual environments! That also means you don’t have to worry about shadows or transparent objects with reflections. Ultimatte 12 automatically samples the colors, creates seamless mattes for walls, floors and other parts of the image, and then applies the necessary corrections. Shadows are properly mapped and composited onto the new background, spill is removed, and transparent objects are handled with perfection!
Wide Range of Video Connections
Ultimatte 12 features up to 7 different input connections, depending on the model, that are used for compositing different source elements together. These include foreground and background, along with holdout and garbage mattes, as well as additional layer inputs for superimposing additional images over the composited image. Ultimatte 12 even lets you use sources that are not synchronized when working with static shots! With the new Ultimatte 12 models, you can even operate without video sources because the internal frame stores let you load backgrounds and other elements internally! That dramatically lowers the cost of building Ultimatte based broadcast systems!
Use Multiple UltimatteUnits on a Single Monitor!
All Ultimatte 12 models feature a monitor cascade feature that lets you view the monitor output from up to eight Ultimatte units on a single SDI display. Simply connect up to eight Ultimatte units via an SDI daisy chain using the monitor input and monitor output connections, with the last Ultimatte unit then plugged into an SDI monitor. Then when you switch to monitor any specific Ultimatte unit using the Ultimatte Software Control or the Smart Remote 4, the monitor output will then clean switch, with almost zero latency, and be passed down the chain for display on the monitor. This greatly simplifies monitoring, even when working with lots of Ultimatte equipped cameras.
Control HDMICameras from SDI Switchers
The unique Ultimatte 12 HD Mini model has a special feature that allows conversion of SDI camera control to HDMI. This means an ATEM SDI switcher can control a HDMI connected Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. All ATEM switchers send camera control over SDI, and this Ultimatte model can translate it to HDMI for the camera. Just connect SDI from the Ultimatte out to the switcher input, the switcher program out to the Ultimatte SDI input, and then the HDMI connects to the camera. Now add a camera number in the Ultimatte utility to get control of the camera color corrector, tally and even remote record trigger! Plus you also get camera control with HDMI when used with switchers such as ATEM Mini!