Video Recorders and Players

Hyperdeck Studio Pro

Blackmagic Design

Hyperdeck Studio Pro

Advanced SSD recorder with 6G-SDI, HDMI 4K, analogue, Thunderbolt and 4K support - Version 2

Product Code: BMD-HYPERD/ST/PRO2

Suggested Retail Price £TBA+VAT

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Stock status: In Stock; available from resellers

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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.

Technology Guides

Powerful Recording and Playback
  • Full 4K playback from a single SSD using Apple ProRes
  • Supports SD/HD, RGB 4:4:4 and 2K
  • Fast SSD Technology
  • Continuous SSD Recording with dual SSD slots

Professional Video Connections

  • 3 Gb/s SDI, HDMI and analogue connections
  • Standard XLR connectors for audio
  • Built-in Thunderbolt port
Full Features
  • Familiar VTR Controls
  • Record and playback from ExFAT formatted disks
  • Full compatibility with both Windows and Mac OS X


Warranty information available from Blackmagic Design's website

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.

Blackmagic Design SSD Drive 512GB
SSD Drive 512GB

Blackmagic Design Compatible SSD Drive - 512GB

Blackmagic Design SSD Drive 256GB
SSD Drive 256GB

Blackmagic Design Compatible SSD Drive - 256GB

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.

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.

HyperDeck 3.8 now available

Product update for HyperDeck Studio and HyperDeck Studio Pro

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 Pro
  • Software SD Card

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