BMD UltraStudio 4K Mini Fan Noise

Some have complained of fan noise from the UltraStudio 4K Mini, so I'm sharing a recording of the sound, first from right up against the unit, then after sitting at my desk just a couple feet away. Compared to my MacBook Pro and LaCie hard drives, the unit is virtually silent. Blackmagic Design UltraStudio 4K... Continue Reading →

Big Sur: UltraStudio 4K Mini Glitchy

After installing Big Sur (at last, Safari 4K HDR!), the dreaded spinning beachball of doom appeared anytime I tried doing anything at all in Final Cut Pro 10.5. Unplugging my UltraStudio 4K Mini, things returned to normal, so I was certain the device was the culprit. I'd already updated to the latest 12.0 beta firmware,... Continue Reading →

No Desktop Video Device Detected

If the message 'No Desktop Video Device Detected' appears when trying to use one of Blackmagic's I/O boxes, have no fear! Simply follow the steps below and you'll be back in business in no time. Don't panic if you see this message! 1. Open up System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General. 2. Select... Continue Reading →

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