An overview of the Duplicator 4K. 25 SD card slot H.265 duplicator
A comparison and advantages of H.265 over H.264
The Blackmagic Duplicator 4K makes it easy to deliver multiple copies of content to customers the moment an event is finished. You get an SD card duplicator with built in realtime H.264 and H.265 encoding. H.264 works with the devices you have today, while H.265 is the new standard for delivering Ultra HD. The Blackmagic Duplicator 4K is the best way to deliver Ultra HD content that customers can actually view on their 4K televisions today. The multi rate 12G-SDI connections let you record in all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats, up to 2160p60. H.264 and H.265 encoding gives you high quality video in smaller files so you can use smaller and cheaper SD cards. You can even connect multiple duplicators together to make hundreds of recordings all at once.
The best time to sell content is right after an event when people are still excited about it. Now you can capture the enthusiasm of impulse buyers and instantly sell them a copy before they walk out the door.
Imagine selling a video to fans where they can see themselves in the audience. Now you can record a concert and make it instantly available while they’re buying t-shirts and other memorabilia the moment they leave.
Every loving parent wants to purchase a video of their kid’s latest performance or recital. Now you can capture the impulse buy and sell theater, dance, and music performance videos to parents the moment their kids leave the stage.
Capture the emotion and excitement of a wedding for all guests. Use the append record feature for a single movie file of the entire day even if the recording is stopped and started as the wedding moves from ceremony to reception.
Whether it’s a sales conference or technical seminar, attendees can leave with a copy of the day’s presentation. When the company’s international staff get back to their office, they can play it back on the big screen and share it with the team.
The Blackmagic Duplicator 4K can encode video using the latest H.265, which is the new standard for Ultra HD delivery. You get realtime hardware encoding for incredible looking Ultra HD video, even at high frame rates up to 2160p60. The files are small, the image quality is incredible and the data rates are low enough to play back from standard SD card media. You can even play back Ultra HD 2160p60, which is 4 times the size of regular HD and twice the frame rate. Now you can deliver dramatically better looking video to your customers using small and affordable SD cards.
With 4x the resolution of regular HD, Ultra HD is the future of television. With estimates that over 70% of televisions sold worldwide are Ultra HD, that means Ultra HD is here now. The promise of Ultra HD is stunning, crystal clear images that have much better color and far more detail than regular HD. Until now, there’s been no way to deliver high quality 4K to consumer televisions. The Blackmagic Duplicator 4K lets you deliver Ultra HD content directly to your customers that they can play on their Ultra HD televisions today.
The Blackmagic Duplicator 4K features a realtime encoder for H.264 and H.265, along with 25 SD card recorders that are miniaturized into a single rack unit design. The machined metal design is durable, lightweight and small enough to take anywhere. That means you can duplicate content right where you’re recording and selling it. You get an attractive LCD display for status, professional broadcast connections such as 12G-SDI with loop through and RS-422 deck control so you can connect multiple units together and record more cards at the same time.
Working with multiple cameras and a live production switcher is very fast and creative, however many events only require a single camera and operator. If you’re working alone, you can still produce multiple copies and sell content faster than ever before. Simply plug the SDI output from your camera into the duplicator, start shooting and the Blackmagic Duplicator 4K will automatically start encoding and making copies. The Blackmagic Duplicator 4K recognizes the SDI start/stop commands from the camera so it automatically starts and stops recording whenever you start and stop the camera.
With the Blackmagic Duplicator 4K you can easily load and format all 25 cards from the front panel at the same time. That means you don’t have to format them one at a time on your computer. At the end of the event you can take cards out as you sell them and because the cards are re-usable, you can simply reformat and record over the unsold cards at your next event.
For larger events, you can connect multiple Blackmagic Duplicator 4Ks together and record an unlimited number of copies, all at the same time. Simply loop the RS-422 deck control and SDI video to multiple duplicators, then start recording on the first one. When you push a button on the front panel of the first unit, it sends the command out via the RS-422 remote and into all of the connected units so they all start recording simultaneously. You can set up a road case with enough duplicators to handle massive events and because the cards are re-usable, you never have to worry about wasting media because you can simply record over them again later.
The Blackmagic Duplicator 4K includes revolutionary new append record button that lets you seamlessly combine recordings from different parts of an event into a single file. For example, if you are recording events that have natural breaks, like weddings with a ceremony and reception in different locations, the Blackmagic Duplicator 4K can automatically append the recordings all into a single file. This makes it easier for guests to watch because they only have to play back a single movie.
There’s no better way to deliver content than with super small, high speed SD cards. SD cards are readily available, affordable and are compatible with computers and TVs. Plus, when it comes to packaging content quickly, they’re easy to label and put into attractive, presentable wallets that look great at point of sale. The Blackmagic Duplicator 4K records using H.264 or H.265, so you can easily fit a one hour Ultra HD program onto an inexpensive 8GB SD card. Best of all, the cards can be re-used, so the extras can be recorded over and used again at your next event.
The Blackmagic Duplicator 4K records video in an open file format using H.265, which is the new standard for Ultra HD delivery. For maximum compatibility with existing HD televisions and some computers, you can also choose to record using H.264. SD cards can contain SD, HD or Ultra HD video and work with both Mac and Windows computers. You can even use a USB adapter to plug them directly into your Ultra HD television set. Unlike proprietary disc based formats, like Blu-Ray, you don’t have to buy a slow and expensive player. The Blackmagic Duplicator 4K is the easiest, most compatible and cost effective way to distribute Ultra HD content today.
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The new Blackmagic Duplicator 4K was designed to solve the biggest problem we see the television production industry faces today. This problem is how do we get Ultra HD content to customers, and let customers take advantage of the big screen Ultra HD televisions they have been buying. How can we do that, right now, today?