Blackmagic Design Announces HyperDeck Studio

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Last Updated: April 11, 2011 11:44 pm GMT
(NAB 2011 Booth SL220--April 11, 2011) Blackmagic Design today announced HyperDeck Studio, a new uncompressed 10 bit broadcast recorder for Solid State Disks (SSD) that features dual slots to allow automatic recording onto the next disk when one record disk fills, allowing unlimited duration recording. HyperDeck Studio is easy to use and combined with the highest quality uncompressed video recording and playback is the broadcast deck for the 21st century. HyperDeck Studio retails for only $995.

HyperDeck Studio will be demonstrated on the Blackmagic Design NAB 2011 booth at #SL220.

HyperDeck Studio features a beautiful user friendly VTR style design with function buttons, a jog wheel for jog and shuttle, plus external RS-422 control. The high resolution LCD screen displays timecode and transport information plus a full color thumbnail preview of the current clip in record and playback. Crystal look buttons give customers full transport control just like a broadcast deck.

HyperDeck Studio fits easily into outside broadcast vans or a master control room. It's perfect for on-set recording and viewing of dailies, as a video server, or for replays at live events. Because it uses SSDs customers can simply swap and change SSDs for playback of a massive library of clips and video.

SSD's are the latest computer disk technology that features flash storage in a low cost and small 2.5" size. Simply plug in a SSD into HyperDeck Studio and customers get video recording with blazing fast speed, low power consumption and totally silent operation. This is a perfect replacement for mechanical tape based acquisition and also eliminates complicated and expensive disk arrays. A single common SSD can record uncompressed video effortlessly! Removable media like CF and SxS cards cannot match the performance of SSDs and require slow file copying to use the media. With no moving parts, SSDs are unbelievably robust and you can edit directly from the disk.

Compression destroys image quality. HyperDeck Studio will never compromise quality because it uses the highest quality uncompressed video. This means customers get an absolute mathematical mirror image of the video input on recording to playback. No other broadcast deck features such high quality, and this means high end jobs can be completed using HyperDeck Studio because users can eliminate generation loss, and quality loss from bouncing between compression types.

HyperDeck Studio records universally compatible uncompressed QuickTime files that can be used with all popular software packages, like Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve and more. Customers will always be free to use the editing, color correction and finishing tools that they choose, and that are best for their clients and jobs. That's true open format.

With 3Gb/s SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs, HyperDeck Studio works with virtually every camera, deck or monitor. HyperDeck Studio also comes standard with a USB connection for firmware updates and configuration and an RS-422 control port.

"This is the recorder that's affordable, the highest quality possible and uses standard SSD media, so it really is the next generation broadcast deck", said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design! "HyperDeck Studio is the perfect companion for our new ATEM production switchers because you can flip between disks as they fill so you can record virtually forever! It's also a fantastic cart based system for clip playback on live productions and will dramatically raise the production values on live events. It's all very exciting!"

HyperDeck Studio Key Features
  • Capture and playback with SSDs in uncompressed 10 bit quality.
  • Dual slots so keeps recording onto next disk when one disk fills up.
  • 3 Gb/s SDI input using mini coax SDI connector and HDMI input.
  • 3 Gb/s SDI output using mini coax SDI connector and HDMI output.
  • USB connection for software updates and settings.
  • RS-422 deck control for disk recorder control.
  • Ethernet for transport control and setting changes.
  • Uncompressed 10 bit capture and playback to QuickTime files.
  • 1 rack unit size for use when space is tight such as broadcast vans and fly away kits.
  • Compatible with Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve and more.

Availability and Price
HyperDeck Studio is available in July for US$995 from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide.

About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world's highest quality video editing products, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and film restoration software for the feature film, post-production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design's DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability, while the company's DaVinci Emmy™ award winning color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including stereoscopic 3D and 4K workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check http://www.blackmagic-design.com.

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Comments

Re: News: Blackmagic Design Announces HyperDeck Studio
by Yohance Rodriguez
Wondering if this could be a solution for the Canon Xh-A1 component outputs (4:2:2) signal...
Canon XHA1 - component output -> Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle (for convering Component signal 4:2:2 to HDMI) -> use HDMI output to record to Blackmagic HyperDeck Shuttle.

Can this solution be used on the Field?

Not sure if Intensity Shuttle needs a power source? Can't figure that out...
If this is a possible workflow?
Re: News: Blackmagic Design Announces HyperDeck Studio
by Yohance Rodriguez
Assuming Canon Xh-A1 component outputs (4:2:2) signal... (Since it does not have HDMI or HD-SDI out)
Wondering if this could be a solution ...
Canon XHA1 - component output -> Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle (for convering Component signal 4:2:2 to HDMI) -> use HDMI output to record to Blackmagic HyperDeck Shuttle.

Can this solution be used on the Field?

Not sure if Intensity Shuttle needs a power source? Can't figure that out...

If this is a possible workflow - I will also be able to extend the use by Canon Xh-A1 as a great filmmaking Camera.
Would love your inputs...
Re: News: Blackmagic Design Announces HyperDeck Studio
by Aaron Foster
Haven't seen a solid answer on the Qt format. ProRes?
Re: News: Blackmagic Design Announces HyperDeck Studio
by Richard Wirth
I am attempting to figure out what size SSD's we'd need to make use of the HyperDeck Studio.

I'm finding disparate results among the various storage calculators on the web.

For example, 9 minutes 1:1 actually becomes 107.5GB (incl 8 channels of audio) when imported into an Avid Nitris.

None of the calculators come close. I get 93.78, 66.78 and 64!

Anyone know of something that gives correct answers?

Or am I missing something obvious?
Re: News: Blackmagic Design Announces HyperDeck Studio
by Kristian Lam
Hi Richard,

For uncompressed HD at 10-bit 4:2:2, you're looking at about 12.5 minutes for a 128Gb SSD and 50 minutes for a 512Gb SSD. If it's SD, multiply that by a factor of about 4 and you'll get the approximate recording time.

regards

Kristian Lam
Blackmagic Design
Re: News: Blackmagic Design Announces HyperDeck Studio
by Kris Anderson
GREAT product... but no audio i/o?
Re: News: Blackmagic Design Announces HyperDeck Studio
by Luke Maslen
Hi Kris,

The HyperDeck Studio has 16 channels of embedded SDI audio in/out and 8 channels of HDMI audio input and 2 channels out. This is perfect for working with digital cameras, capture cards, VTRs and many other devices which have embedded, SDI or HDMI audio.

If you want to add AES/EBU or analog audio inputs or outputs, you can add a Mini Converter such as Mini Converter SDI to Audio or Mini Converter Audio to SDI

Regards,

Luke Maslen
Blackmagic Design
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