Video Recorders and Players

Blackmagic Design Hyperdeck Studio Mini | Portable broadcast quality deck that records ProRes onto commonly available SD cards

Blackmagic Design

Hyperdeck Studio Mini

Portable broadcast quality deck that records ProRes onto commonly available SD cards

Product Code: BMD-HYPERD/STM

Product Discontinued

Replaced by

Blackmagic Design Hyperdeck Studio HD Mini
Hyperdeck Studio HD Mini

Compact modular broadcast deck

Technology Guides

  • Portable broadcast quality deck that records H.264, ProRes and DNx files onto commonly available SD cards
  • Professional Connections: 6G-SDI for SD, HD and Ultra HD
  • Incredibly Versatile: Broadcast quality recording and playback you can take anywhere
  • Familiar VTR Controls
  • SD Card Media
  • Non-Stop Recording: Swap out full cards while recording
  • Broadcast Quality Video: Record and play industry standard ProRes files
  • Works with Professional Software


Warranty information available from Blackmagic Design's website

The world’s smallest Ultra HD broadcast deck with professional 10 bit recording and playback, dual SD/UHS-II card recorders, FTP media upload and more.

HyperDeck Studio Mini is a miniaturized broadcast deck that’s so compact and portable you can use it anywhere. Even at this incredibly tiny size, you get a professional deck that records and plays back broadcast quality 10-bit video as ProRes and H.264 files on commonly available SD and UHS-II cards. It’s packed with features like 6G-SDI for working with all formats up to 2160p30, HDMI 2.0 for monitoring, dual SD card slots for non-stop recording and a reference output with built in sync generator that lets you daisy chain and synchronize multiple decks together. The Dual Link 6G-SDI out can even be used to playback 720 and 1080 HD 4:4:4:4 files to separate fill and key outputs. HyperDeck Studio Mini includes industry standard RS-422 deck control, a built in power supply and ethernet with PoE+ for custom control solutions and uploading media via FTP at up-to 110 MB/s.

Incredibly Versatile

Broadcast quality recording and playback you can take anywhere.
HyperDeck Studio Mini is perfect for use as a master program recorder during live multi camera production, or as an ISO recorder from your cameras so you can edit the final program later. HyperDeck Studio Mini is also a powerful clip player for playback directly to air, or even as a client preview deck in a conference room with a large HDMI television. Because you can lock and sync the playback of multiple units together, it’s ideal for high resolution digital signs that use multiple screens. The separate fill and key SDI outputs let you use it to play animated broadcast graphics with an alpha channel for keying over live video with a live production switcher, all in real time.

Portable Elegant Design

Incredibly small design with powerful full size deck features.
HyperDeck Studio Mini features dual SD card recorders, professional connections, ethernet, built in power and much more, all miniaturized into an elegant 5.5 inch wide compact and modular design. You can rack mount it using the optional Teranex Mini Rack Shelf and combine it additional modules to create a customized deck. For example, if you need to work with analog material, you can combine it with a Teranex Mini Analog to SDI converter on the input and a Teranex Mini SDI to Analog converter on the output to create an analog deck. To create a deck with eight mirrored outputs, use it with a Teranex Mini SDI Distribution 12G. If you're not using it in a rack, HyperDeck Studio Mini’s elegant design also looks great when used on the desktop. It’s the world’s most sd-card professional deck.

Professional Connections

6G-SDI for SD, HD and Ultra HD
HyperDeck Studio Mini features multi rate 6G-SDI connections so you can connect it to virtually any camera, monitor or SDI router and work with all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p30. You get an SDI input, reference input and two SDI outputs that can be used as dual link or fill and key outputs. The high quality HDMI connection lets you play back to big screen televisions, digital projectors and more. In addition, there’s an RS-422 deck control connection, ethernet for uploading files to it via FTP and a built in 110-240V AC power supply. There’s even an SDK and easy to use ethernet protocol documented in the instruction manual that lets you integrate HyperDeck Studio Mini into your custom systems and software.

Familiar VTR Controls

Easy to use, no training required.
HyperDeck Studio Mini features traditional deck style transport controls, including a jog button and shuttle wheel. The integrated high resolution LCD shows timecode and transport information, plus a full color thumbnail preview of the current clip in record or playback. It also displays information about each card’s recording status, along with video format, frame rate information and audio levels, all on the same display. The combination of familiar VTR style controls and the built in LCD screen makes it fast and easy to use.

SD Card Media

The next generation of broadcast media.
SD Cards are commonly available, inexpensive and extremely reliable, which makes them perfect for use as professional broadcast media storage. Best of all, they’re solid state so unlike disk or tape based systems, you get instantaneous transport ballistics so you never have to wait for media to cue. That means you can play back any frame from any card at any time. HyperDeck Studio Mini records to both regular SD cards and high performance UHS-II cards. You can use standard SD cards for SD and HD video, and UHS-II cards when you want to record in Ultra HD. In addition, SD cards don’t deteriorate over time and are incredibly tiny, so you can create an entire archival library of your content that takes up a fraction of the space required by older types of media.

Non-Stop Recording

Swap out full cards while recording.
HyperDeck Studio Mini features dual media slots for non stop recording. When the recording card becomes full, recording automatically continues onto the next card. That means you'll never have to worry about missing an important shot. That’s perfect when you’re recording at longer live events because the cards are also hot swappable, so you can swap out a full card for an empty one while recording continues in the other slot. Each slot has an indicator light that changes color to show status so you’ll instantly know which card is in use. Both recorders use individual internal PCB’s that can be replaced if the slot ever becomes worn out from heavy use. Plus, the second slot is perfect for redundancy so you can get out of trouble in the case of a fault.

Broadcast Quality Video

Record and play industry standard ProRes and H.264  files.
With ProRes you get broadcast quality 10-bit YUV or 10-bit RGB recording in all formats up to 2160p30, all recorded onto ExFAT or HFS+ formatted media cards. Plus, the ProRes files are compatible with software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X and more, so this means you can simply insert the card into your computer and start editing, all without having to convert the files. HyperDeck Studio Mini works with a variety of ProRes formats, including high end ProRes 4:4:4:4 in HD which supports both image and alpha channels. That means you can you output animated graphics with transparency via the fill and key SDI connections, making HyperDeck Studio Mini perfect for playing broadcast graphics out to a live production switcher for keying over live video.

HyperDeck Studio Mini can record SD, 720p, 1080p and now 1080i HD true interlaced formats in H.264, allowing broadcasters to reduce costs even while recording and archiving thousands of hours of video. H.264 files are extremely small and range from 36:1 to 124:1 compression for lower file sizes, even while retaining great broadcast quality video. 

Works with Professional Software

Record files that are ready for editing and grading.
HyperDeck Studio Mini records files that are compatible with virtually all post production software. If you are working with popular editing software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X Adobe Premiere Pro or Avid Media Composer, you can start editing and color correcting without having to transcode or convert the files. Even motion graphics and visual effects artists using software like Fusion and After Effects can easily work with the files.

H.264 Recording

H.264 files have AAC audio so customers can upload recordings direct to YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter and more. With modern computers, H.264 files work with all edit software and are fast to use.


Memory Cards

Wise Advanced SD2-128U3
Wise Advanced SD2-128U3

128GB SDXC UHS-II Memory Card

Wise Advanced SD2-64U3
Wise Advanced SD2-64U3

64GB SDXC UHS-II Memory Card

What SD card should I use with the HyperDeck Studio Mini?

Recommended SD cards for HD recording:
SanDisk Extreme Pro SDSDXP-032G-A46 (32GB) Max Read/Write- 95MB/s SD UHS-I
SanDisk Extreme Pro SDSDXP-064G-A46 (64GB) Max Read/Write- 95MB/s SD UHS-I
SanDisk Extreme (64 GB) Max Read/Write- 90MB/s SD UHS-I
SanDisk Extreme Plus (64 GB) Max Read/Write- 90MB/s SD UHS-I
Recommended SD cards for Ultra HD recording:
Angelbird AV Pro (128/64GB) Max Read/Write- 300MB/s SD UHS-II
Lexar Professional 2000x (64 GB) Max Read/Write- 300MB/s SD UHS-II
MagicRAM V90 (256GB) Max Read/Write- 300MB/s SD UHS-II
Sandisk Extreme PRO (128/64/32 GB) Max Read/Write- 300MB/s SD UHS-II
Sony SF-G64 CG64G1713 (64GB) Max Read/Write- 300MB/s SD UHS-II
Sony SF-G128 CGX281712 (128GB) Max Read/Write- 300MB/s SD UHS-II
Toshiba Exceria Pro N502 SDXC (256GB) Max Read/Write- 260MB/s SD UHS-II
Recording PTZ Cameras

PTZ cameras are not like traditional camcorders. A few can record video internally to a Micro SD card, but these are the exceptions rather than the rule. Lumens, Datavideo and the high-end Panasonic PTZ Cameras (like the AW-HE130 and AW-UE150) do not have internal recording so we must look at other options. The Panasonic AW-HE38, AW-HE40, AW-HE42, and AW-UE70 can all record HD, (the UE70 can even record in UHD). This internal recording can be very useful, but it is heavily compressed so the quality is not as good as the cameras are capable of.

New launches at ISE 2020

Here's an overview of our vendors exhibiting at ISE 2020. Please call us on +44 (0)1457 851000 if you would like to book a stand tour with one of our manufacturers. BLACKMAGIC DESIGN HALL 3, STAND C140 The Video Assist 12G 5” and 7” monitor recorders are now shipping. The original HD versions were incredibly popular with AV technicians who wanted to verify SDI and HDMI feeds and check waveform levels. For production teams, their 4K HDR capture makes them a superb on-camera SD card recorder. The ATEM Mini is a very small, cost-effective 4 channel HDMI video switcher with streaming output. Great as a portable mixer or a signal switcher, it’s being adopted by everyone from conference producers to AV technicians looking for simple HDMI switching.

VT is dead, long live “Roll VT”

VT or video tape is pretty much dead now. We’ve moved into digital workflows that no longer rely on tape but everyone still recognises and calls out “Roll VT”. This harks back to a time when very little in the studio gallery was integrated or automated. There was a VT operator responsible for looking after all the A and B rolls of pre-recorded video tape. The operator loaded the rolls of tape and lined  them up to a point where the tape was ready to playout the required video from the deck.

Major announcements from Blackmagic Design

Not just some new products and technical updates from Blackmagic Design. No, these are major new products and massive technical updates.

What's new in HyperDeck Setup 7.1.1

  • Improves stability for timecode output on the HyperDeck Studio Mini

No new features in 7.1.1 for other HyperDeck models.

What's new in HyperDeck Setup 7.1

HyperDeck Studio Mini and HyperDeck Extreme Control.

  • Adds AAC codec to H.264 for HyperDeck Studio Mini
  • Adds interlaced support to H.264 for HyperDeck Studio Mini
  • Adds multi deck control to the HyperDeck Extreme Control
  • Improves connectivity between the HyperDeck Extreme Control and the HyperDeck Studio Mini
  • Increases clip length before spilling to a new clip on the HyperDeck Studio Mini
  • Improves network and FTP performance on the HyperDeck Studio Mini

No new features in 7.1 for other HyperDeck models.

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

Download the latest Firmware and Software

  • HyperDeck Studio Mini
  • SD card with software and user manual
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