Blackmagic Design H264 Pro Recorder

The Perfect Way to Capture Broadcast Video to H264!

Suggested List Price: £375+VAT

Product Code: BMD-VIDPROREC

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  • Capture from video sources, players and broadcast decks to SD and HD H.264 files
  • Record H.264 onto computer systems via USB
  • Create video for the web, YouTube™, iPhone™ and even iPad™
  • SDI, HDMI, Componet Input
  • RS422 deck control port
  • Includes Media Express Software for Mac, Windows and Linux

Professional Encoding

H.264 Pro Recorder is for the industry professional who needs professional encoding from SDI, HDMI, analogue component/composite and balanced audio! H.264 Pro Recorder includes Blackmagic Design's powerful Media Express for frame accurate deck control with EDL import.

Highest Quality Video Capture
H.264 Pro Recorder allows you to select between SDI, HDMI and analogue component video inputs with selection between inputs. You can select to take audio from the SDI, HDMI or stereo balanced analogue audio input jacks. H.264 can be connected directly to HD or SD video sources because the SDI, HDMI and analogue component inputs all switch between formats. This means you can capture from HDCAM, Digital Betacam, Betacam SP, DVD players and more.

Maximum Flexibility!
The perfect low cost way to capture from professional broadcast decks directly to SD and HD H.264 files! With new ways of delivering content to consumers, now it's easy to capture old or new programming content into the same file format used on the web, iPad™, iPod™, iPhone™, Apple TV™, YouTube™ and more! Capture directly from SDI, HDMI and component analogue video with embedded SDI, HDMI and balanced analogue audio inputs. RS-422 deck control is included with software for Mac, Windows and Linux.

Preserve Archive Footage
Old videotapes are delicate and have a limited life. With old videotapes deteriorating and decks that can play them getting rare, encoding video is the only way to preserve valuable footage! Use H.264 to archive old programming, news footage and other materials that might be on old videotape formats, before the tapes deteriorate and the content is lost forever. With H.264 Pro Recorder, all captured files are digital, and in the popular H.264 file format, so your content will never deteriorate and will be preserved forever.

Media Express Software Included!
Blackmagic Media Express is included free with H.264 Pro Recorder. Media Express lets you batch capture your H.264 files with an attractive user interface that's a pleasure to use, even after hours of encoding work! You can even create your own playlist from captured files. Media Express also supports CMX EDL import and frame accurate deck control via RS-422, so you can fully automate batch capture of multiple H.264 files! Media Express is fast, accurate and easy to use and works on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

What's new in Desktop Video 10.9.7

Fixes for DeckLink Duo 2 and DeckLink Quad 2:

  • Remove scaling of vertical blanking data during internal keying.
  • Fix occasional stability issues when outputting custom VANC data during playback.
  • Ensure AV sync remains consistent across reboots.

Fixes on DeckLink 4K Extreme:

  • Restore timecode pass-through when keying.
  • Remove scaling of vertical blanking data during internal keying.

Other fixes and improvements:

  • Fix audio and video dropouts during playback with USB 3.0 devices.
  • Fix intermittent system crash when switching between HDMI and SDI inputs on DeckLink Micro Recorder.
  • Fix occasional capture issue in Adobe Premiere CC in UHD modes.
  • General performance and stability improvements for all models.

What's new in Desktop Video 10.9.5

New features and fixes on UltraStudio 4K:

  • Support for keying in 1080p50, 1080p59.94 and 1080p60.
  • Support for 3G-SDI level A in 1080p23.93 to 1080p30.
  • Improved support for 3D modes over HDMI.
  • Improved genlock support.
  • Fix intermittent distortion on LCD screen during playback.
  • Fix audio playback compatibility issue with some monitors.

Fix on DeckLink 4K Extreme:

  • Fix issue causing alpha channel to be clipped while keying.

Other fixes and improvements:

  • Fix stability issues on computers using Xeon E5 v4 CPUs.
  • Fix intermittent Final Cut Pro X crash.
  • Fix H.264 Pro Recorder and ATEM TV Studio not detected by software.
  • Reinstate missing device control selection in Adobe Premiere CC.
  • General performance and stability improvements for all models.

Disk Speed Test 3.1.1:

  • Improve support for faster disks.

What's new in Desktop Video 10.9.4

Changes for Cintel Film Scanner:

  • Introduces support for the Cintel Audio and KeyKode Reader.
  • Support for new Blackmagic Desktop Video software.
  • Improves support for frames per second in metadata.
  • Improves download speed of firmware.
  • Various general improvements and bug fixes.

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • H.264 Pro Recorder
  • Software CD
  • +12V universal power supply with international socket adaptors