The Blackmagic Ultimatte 12 is an advanced real time compositing processor designed for keying live action video with next generation broadcast graphics, virtual sets and more. Ultimatte 12 features new algorithms and color science, incredible edge handling and color separation, amazing color fidelity, and better spill suppression than ever before even in dark shadow areas or through transparent objects such as windows! The high performance 12G-SDI design gives you the power to work in Ultra HD and HD with sub pixel processing for an amazing image! Imagine presenting the weather, sports, news and entertainment in a cinematic quality environment, all composited in real time.
Whether you're working in broadcast news, sports, traditional television and film production, or even magazine style entertainment programming, Ultimatte 12 has the quality for incredibly life-like composites that place your talent into any scene! Ultimatte 12 can work with both fixed cameras and static backgrounds, or automated virtual set systems. You can also use Ultimatte 12 to layer computer generated augmented reality objects into a scene, complete with realistic transparency that your talent can walk behind! Ultimatte 12 is also perfect for on set pre visualization in television and film production because it lets actors and directors see the virtual sets while they're shooting against a green screen.
It's common when working live with multiple cameras shooting from different angles for the green or blue screen to suffer from noticeable variations. The keyers built into live production switchers use the same keying parameters for all cameras, which complicates keying and image quality because each camera sees the green screen a little differently. Ultimatte 12 eliminates these problems to make it possible to add keyers to every camera ensuring you always get the best possible key! With the power of a dedicated keyer on every camera, Ultimatte 12 is perfect for live broadcast news, weather, sports, virtual studios and more!
The advanced 12G-SDI connections on Ultimatte 12 go far beyond those found on other keyers. Only 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 is compatible with virtually all SD, HD, 3G, 6G and 12G-SDI equipment, and supports all HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60! You can use Ultimatte 12 with your HD cameras today and switch to Ultra HD when you're ready!