Video Recorders and Players

HyperDeck Studio 12G

Blackmagic Design
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HyperDeck Studio 12G

Professional high performance recorder and player with advanced 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 for recording and 4K HDR playback

Product Code: BMD-HYPERD/ST/12G

Suggested Retail Price £1,279+VAT

Where to buy

Stock status: In Stock; available from resellers

Kit List

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  • Professional high performance broadcast deck with HDR playback
  • Advanced 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0
  • Record and playback of all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60
  • Record the highest quality uncompressed or compressed ProRes and DNxHD video formats using fast 2.5" SSDs

Warranty

Warranty information available from Blackmagic Design's website

HyperDeck Studio 12G is the incredibly advanced and high performance broadcast deck with a native high frame rate Ultra HD design that includes 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p60. HyperDeck Studio 12G includes 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 for all SD, HD and Ultra HD video formats right up to 2160p60. HyperDeck Studio 12G is the most advanced HyperDeck model and you get every video format in the one compact design.

HyperDeck Studio disk recorders let you record the highest quality uncompressed or compressed ProRes and DNxHD video formats using fast 2.5" SSDs. Designed with familiar VTR controls, HyperDeck Studio includes innovative features that extend beyond the capabilities of traditional decks. Dual SSD slots let you record continuously, so when one disk is full recording automatically continues on the next SSD. You can mount an SSD recorded from HyperDeck Studio on any computer to access your files, so you can work with your media directly without copying the files! There are three great HyperDeck Studio models to choose from depending on your budget and what video formats you need to work with.

Replace Ageing Decks
Record broadcast quality 10-bit video

HyperDeck Studio is a fantastic modern replacement for aging broadcast decks. You get the same functionality and control of a professional deck with the advantage of recording directly to uncompressed or industry standard ProRes and DNxHD video formats. Connect cameras, switchers or any other video feed to HyperDeck Studio and create files that are perfect for every production and post production workflow! With a slim 1 rack unit design, HyperDeck Studio is considerably smaller than a traditional VTR and fits easily into any equipment rack, OB vehicle or flyway kit.

High Frame Rate Ultra HD
Record incredible high frame rate 2160p60 video.

The advanced HyperDeck Studio 12G model includes 12G-SDI which allows Ultra HD at higher frames up to 60 fps. For years broadcasters have used high frame rate 720p and 1080p HD to cover sport and other fast action events. Now with 12G-SDI, HyperDeck Studio 12G can record the same high frame rates in Ultra HD. Now broadcasters can obtain the same production values of high frame rates, combined with the incredibly high resolution of Ultra HD, all down a single SDI BNC cable. 12G-SDI is multi rate so it also plugs into all your SD, HD-SDI, 3G-SDI and 6G-SDI equipment, and HyperDeck Studio 12G switches standards instantly, as it records whatever SDI signal is input and plays back whatever files you put on the SSD! Only 12G-SDI is the format of the future, that also connects to all the equipment you have today.

Full 10-bit Quality
Record 10-bit 4:2:2 broadcast quality video

HyperDeck Studio records SD/HD 10-bit 4:2:2 uncompressed video for perfect broadcast quality. With uncompressed video you can create the sharpest VFX plates for match moving, compositing and more. You get deep dynamic color range for color correction and perfect keying without jagged edges. You can also use industry standard compressed video formats that maintain incredible HD quality at reduced files sizes. With HyperDeck Studio 12G and HyperDeck Studio Pro you can now push quality to new heights, with additional support for Ultra HD using multiple high quality ProRes file formats.

Industry Standard Formats
Record uncompressed, ProRes and DNxHD

HyperDeck Studio models gives you the choice of recording quality! You can record and play back incredible uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2, or choose from high quality ProRes 422 (HQ) or DNxHD formats. HyperDeck Studio models have ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT) or ProRes 422 (Proxy)for longer recording. Using ProRes 422 (Proxy) you can record over 24 hours of 1080HD video on a single 480GB SSD drive! You could record for 2 days non stop before swapping SSD drives.

Unparalleled File Compatibility
Saves files that are ready to be used in production.

HyperDeck Studio records the widest compatible QuickTime files in 10-bit uncompressed or compressed formats. Depending on your format and frame rate, you can choose to record uncompressed QuickTime, ProRes or DNxHD files. That means you can instantly record files that will work with the most popular software packages such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Media Composer and more. HyperDeck Studio gives you compatible files so you’re free to choose the editing, color correction and finishing tools that are best for your clients and their jobs.

What SSDs Should I use with the HyperDecks?

Certified SSDs

SSDs which are qualified for Uncompressed 10-bit video capture will also work well for compressed video capture. There are some SSDs which we have tested and found to drop frames when capturing Uncompressed 10-bit video. However, they still work well when capturing compressed video.

The following SSDs are recommended for Uncompressed 10-bit or compressed video capture:

  • ADATA XPG SX900 256 GB (ASX900S3-256GM-C)
  • Angelbird 250 GB AV Pro (not compatible with HyperDeck Shuttle)
  • Angelbird 500 GB AV Pro (not compatible with HyperDeck Shuttle)
  • Angelbird AVP250MK3 AP2A4CT 250 GB
  • Angelbird AVP500MK3 A2GMX52 500 GB
  • Angelbird AV PRO XT 500 GB
  • Angelbird AV PRO XT 1T
  • Angelbird AV PRO XT 2T
  • Digistor 1TB SSD 4K Professional Video Series (DIG-PVD1000, pre-formatted ExFat) - not compatible with HyperDeck Shuttle
  • Digistor 240 GB SSD Professional Video Series (DIG-PVD240S, pre-formatted ExFat)
  • Digistor 480 GB SSD Professional Video Series (DIG-PVD480S, pre-formatted ExFat)
  • Intel 335 Series 240 GB SSD (SSDSC2CT240A4K5)
  • Intel 520 Series 240 GB SSD (SSDSC2CW240A310)
  • Intel 520 Series 480 GB SSD (SSDSC2CW480A310)
  • Intel 530 Series 180 GB SSD (SSDSC2BW180A401)
  • Intel 530 Series 240 GB SSD (SSDSC2BW240A401)
  • Kingston 240 GB HyperX 3K (SH103S3/240G)
  • Kingston 240 GB SSD Now KC300 (SKC300S37A/240G)
  • Kingston 480 GB HyperX 3K (SH103S3/480G)
  • Kingston HyperX Savage 120 GB (SHSS37A/120G)
  • Kingston HyperX Savage 240 GB (SHSS37A/240G)
  • Kingston HyperX Savage 480 GB (SHSS37A/480G)
  • Kingston HyperX Savage 960 GB (SHSS37A/960G)
  • Kingston KC400 128 GB
  • Kingston KC400 256 GB
  • OWC 120 GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G (OWCSSD7P6G120)
  • OWC 240 GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G (OWCSSD7P6G240)
  • OWC 480 GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G (OWCSSD7P6G480)
  • PNY Prevail 240 GB (SSD9SC240GCDA-PB)
  • PNY Prevail 480 GB (SSD9SC480GCDA-PB)
  • PNY XLR8 480 GB (SSD9SC480GMDA-RB)
  • Samsung 1TB 850 Pro (MZ-1T0BW, spacer required) - not compatible with HyperDeck Shuttle
  • Samsung 256 GB 850 Pro (MZ-7KE256BW, spacer required)
  • Samsung 512 GB 850 Pro (MZ-7KE512BW, spacer required)
  • Samsung 850 PRO 2TB
  • Sandisk Extreme 240 GB (SDSSDX-240G-G25)
  • Sandisk Extreme 480 GB (SDSSDX-480G-G25)
  • Sony G series Professional SSD 480GB (Model: SONY SSD SV-GS48)
  • Sony G series Professional SSD 960GB (Model: SONY SSD SV-GS96)
  • Transcend 256 GB SSD370 (TS256GSSD370BM)

In addition to the above, these SSDs work ONLY for compressed video capture:

  • Crucial 256 GB M4 (firmware 000F) (CT256M4SSD2)
  • OCZ Agility 3 240 GB (AGT3-25SAT3-240G)
  • Sandisk Extreme 120 GB (SDSSDX-120G-G25)

The following SSDs are either discontinued or only supported as part of a legacy configuration and may no longer be available with the required firmware:

  • Crucial 256 GB C300 (CTFDDAC256MAG-1G1) - (discontinued)
  • Digistor 128 GB SSD Professional Video Extreme (DIG-PVD128E, pre-formatted ExFat)
  • Kingston 120 GB SSD Now V+200 (SVP200S3/120G) - (discontinued)
  • Kingston 128 GB SSD Now V+100 (SVP100S2/128G) - (discontinued)
  • Kingston 240 GB SSD Now V+200 (SVP200S3/240G) - (discontinued)
  • Kingston 480 GB SSD Now KC300 (SKC300S37A/480G)
  • Kingston 512 GB SSD Now V+100 (SVP100S2/512G) - (discontinued)
  • Kingston 64 GB SSD Now V+100 (SVP100S2/64G) - (discontinued)
  • Kingston HyperX 240 GB (SH100S3/240G) - (discontinued)
  • OCZ 240 GB Deneva 2 (firmware 2.22) (D2CSTK251M21-0240) - (discontinued)
  • OCZ 240 GB Vertex 3 (VTX3-25SAT3-240G) - (discontinued)
  • OCZ 480 GB Vertex 3 (VTX3-25SAT3-480G) - (discontinued)
  • OWC 120 GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G (Firmware Rev 5.0.7) (OWCSSDMX6G120T) - (discontinued)
  • OWC 240 GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G (Firmware Rev 5.0.6) (OWCSSDMX6G240T) - (discontinued)
  • OWC 480 GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G (Firmware Rev 5.0.6) (OWCSSDMX6G480) - (discontinued)
  • OWC Mercury Extreme Pro 6G SSD (firmware 5.0.2) (OWCSSDMX6G240T) - (discontinued)
  • Sandisk Extreme Pro 240 GB (SDSSDXPS-240G-G25)
  • Sandisk Extreme Pro 480 GB (SDSSDXPS-480G-G25)
  • Sandisk Extreme Pro 960 GB (SDSSDXPS-960G-G25)

The following SSDs are known only to work with specific firmware versions:

  • Crucial 512 GB M4 (firmware 009 only) (CT512M4SSD2)

Important Notes About SSD Speed

Some models of SSD can’t save video data at the speed the manufacturer claims. This is due to the disk using hidden data compression to attain higher write speeds. This data compression can only save data at the manufacturer’s claimed speed when storing data such as blank data or simple files. Video data includes video noise and pixels which are more random so compression will not help, therefore revealing the true speed of the disk.

Some SSDs can have up to 50% lower write speed than the manufacturer’s claimed speed. So even though the disk specifications claim an SSD has speeds fast enough to handle video, in reality the disk isn’t fast enough when used to store video data for real time capture. However, this mostly affects HD capture and often these disks can still be used for playback.

Use Blackmagic Disk Speed Test to accurately measure whether your SSD will be able to handle uncompressed video capture and playback. Blackmagic Disk Speed Test uses data to simulate the storage of video so you get results similar to what you’ll see when capturing video to a disk. During Blackmagic testing, we have found newer, larger models of SSD and larger capacity SSDs are generally faster.

Blackmagic launches its latest range of products at NAB

Blackmagic Design have once again surprised everyone with the launch of 3 incredible new cameras, updated an already outstanding colour correction system AND launched a range of 12G-SDI mini converters among other things.

What's new in HyperDeck Utility 6.0

Updates for HyperDeck Studio Mini including:

  • H.264 codec for all 720p and 1080p display modes
  • Extra media based commands for RS-422 control
  • General performance and stability updates

What's new in HyperDeck Utility 5.3

  • HDR playback for HyperDeck 12G
  • Fix Genlock bug for HyperDeck 12G
  • General performance and stability updates for HyperDeck 12G and HyperDeck Studio Pro

What's new in HyperDeck Utility 5.2

  • Improved FTP transfer speeds for HyperDeck Studio Mini
  • Fix telnet protocol bugs for HyperDeck Studio models based on developer feedback
  • Remote selection remembered after power cycle on all HyperDeck Studio models
  • HyperDeck Studio Mini to boot up in E to E
  • Fix rare bug on HyperDeck Studio Mini where recording may be corrupted
  • General performance and stability updates

What's new in HyperDeck Utility 5.1

  • DNxHD and DNxHR support.
  • General performance and stability updates.

What's new in HyperDeck Utility 5.0

  • General performance and stability updates

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • HyperDeck Studio 12G
  • Software SD Card

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