The Hyperdeck Studio - it's like a VTR, but quite simply it's just better. It's as reliable as a tape deck but gives you infinite recording, uncompressed recording, ProRes encoding or DNxHD recording. It's got everything a tapeless workflow needs for remote and local control and fits straight into any facility.
Professional Video Connections
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HyperDeck Studio Pro disk recorder lets you record the highest quality uncompressed and 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, when one disk is full recording automatically continues on the next SSD. You can mount an SSD recorded using HyperDeck Studio on to any computer to access your files, so you don't need multiple decks to work with your media!
Replace Ageing Decks
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!
Broadcast Video Quality
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 Pro you can now push quality to new heights, with additional support for Ultra HD 4K using Apple ProRes.
Industry Standard Formats
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 Pro also has 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
HyperDeck Studio records universally compatible QuickTime files in 10-bit uncompressed or compressed DNxHD and ProRes formats so they can be used with all popular software packages, such as Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, After Effects CS6, Avid Media Composer 6, DaVinci Resolve and more. Customers will always be free to choose the editing, color correction and finishing tools that are best for their clients and jobs.
What SSDs Should I use with the HyperDecks?
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:
In addition to the above, these SSDs work ONLY for compressed video capture:
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:
The following SSDs are known only to work with specific firmware versions:
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.
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.
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.
Not just some new products and technical updates from Blackmagic Design. No, these are major new products and massive technical updates.
Product update for HyperDeck Studio and HyperDeck Studio Pro
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