Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio is a single-rack-unit, VTR-like device that has dual slots for 2.5" SATA solid state disks (SSDs). HyperDeck Studio captures and plays back uncompressed 10-bit SD and HD QuickTime files, making it a versatile piece of gear that could land a starring role in workflows ranging from production to playout.
The promise of recording uncompressed 10-bit HD QuickTime files via HDMI or HD-SDI to portable, hot-swappable, relatively affordable media is probably quite apparent already. Suddenly, capturing clean, uncompressed VFX shots in the studio is within the reach of the independent author with a compact professional camcorder – so long as it has an HD-SDI or HDMI output, as almost all of them do.
Then, while the shooting continues, that SSD drive can be pulled and instantly mounted to any laptop with a standard eSATA dock, for immediate, direct access to the footage. Open your effects program and try to pull a key before copying any files; if the shot didn't work, you'll know right away, while the actors are still standing in front of the green screen. Moreover, instant client preview is as easy as connecting HyperDeck Studio to an HDMI- or SDI-enabled projector. With hot-swapping and relay recording between the two SSD drives, there are no temporal constraints on your workflow.
HyperDeck Studio's utility extends much further than the soundstage, of course. With familiar VTR-style controls including a jog/shuttle wheel, an RS-422 deck control input, a sync input for blackburst & tri-sync, and an LCD screen for local monitoring of video, audio & time code, the deck is ready to be fully integrated into a facility's video infrastructure, for playing out to air or feeding a switcher for live events.
Note! The HDMI output from DSLR cameras such as the Canon 5D/7D and Panasonic GH2 is intended for monitoring only, not for recording. 2.5" SATA SSD drives are sold separately. Off-the-shelf SSDs can be used as long as they are fast enough for uncompressed 10-bit capture (158 megabytes/second is required for 10-bit uncompressed 1920 x 1080 @ 29.97fps).
Solid State Disk (SSD) Technology
The two hot-swappable 2.5" solid state drive (SSD) slots in HyperDeck Studio give you blazing fast speed, low power consumption and totally silent operation. Now you can eliminate complicated and expensive disk arrays. With no moving parts, SSDs are also unbelievably robust and can easily handle shocks and vibrations that would destroy conventional hard drives or videotapes. SSDs are shock-resistant up to an amazing 1500 G's. That's like driving a car into a wall at 185 mph
Compression destroys image quality. Now you'll never need to compromise your quality or your creativity, because you can bypass the camera compression to get perfect uncompressed 10-bit SD/HD video. Create the sharpest VFX plates for match moving, compositing, and more, using affordable professional camcorders. Get deep dynamic color range for color correction and do perfect keying without jagged edges caused by compression, even on shots like hair and multi-colored patterns
Open File Format
Why be locked to using just one NLE or color grading system with a proprietary codec that could become obsolete at any time? HyperDeck Studio captures universally compatible uncompressed QuickTime files that can be used with all popular software packages like Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Resolve, and Apple Color, both now and into the future. You're always free to use the editing, color correction, and finishing tools that you choose, and that are best for your clients and your jobs. That's a true open format
|Analog video input||Black Burst ref , Tri-level Sync ref|
|Digital video inputs||3G-SDI , HD-SDI, HDMI, SD-SDI|
|Digital video outputs||3G-SDI, HD-SDI, HDMI, SD-SDI|
|PAL Resolution||1280 x 720 50p, 1920 x 1080 25p, 1920 x 1080 25PsF, 1920 x 1080 50i, 625 25|
|NTSC Resolution||1280 x 720 60p, 1920 x 1080 24p, 1920 x 1080 24PsF, 1920 x 1080 30p, 1920 x 1080 30PsF, 1920 x 1080 60i, 525 30|
|Format||10-bit uncompressed, Apple ProRes 422, Apple ProRes HQ, Apple ProRes LT, Avid DNxHD|
|Audio Input||HDMI embedded, SDI embedded|
|Output||HDMI embedded, SDI embedded|
|Interface||Ethernet RJ45, Timecode, USB 2.0/1.1|
|Operating System Compatibility||Microsoft Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate (32-bit), Microsoft Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate (64-bit), Windows 7 (32 bits), Windows 7 (64 bits), Windows 8.1 (32 bits), Windows 8.1 (64 bits), Mac OS X 10.9|
|Dimensions (L x W x D)||482.6 x 44.45 x 17 mm|
|Net weight (kg)||1.850|
|Item Returns||This item can be returned|