Blackmagic Design Announces New Apple ProRes™ formats for HyperDeck Studio Pro!

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Last Updated: September 13, 2013 8:04 pm GMT
(Amsterdam, The Netherlands--September 13, 2013) Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of HyperDeck Software Update 4.0, a new update for the HyperDeck Studio Pro broadcast recorder. This update adds support for additional Apple ProRes file formats, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT) and ProRes (Proxy).

HyperDeck Studio Pro will be shown on the Blackmagic Design IBC 2013 booth in Hall 7, Booth H20.

HyperDeck Studio Pro customers can already record and playback in uncompressed, or compressed ProRes 422 (HQ) and DNxHD formats. This new software update allows them to use three additional ProRes formats, ProRes 422, ProRes 422(LT) and ProRes 422 (Proxy). These additional formats provide customers with significantly reduced video file sizes while preserving full frame 10-bit 4:2:2 quality.

Customers can choose dramatically longer recording times on the same low cost SSD drives while still recording high quality video in all SD, HD or Ultra HD resolutions. Selecting the type of ProRes format for recording can be set via the built in on screen menus and all ProRes types can be played back automatically.

The Apple ProRes 422 formats are designed specifically for multi-stream playback, minimal generation loss and fast export, making them very popular video file formats for post production and broadcast. All ProRes files recorded with HyperDeck Studio Pro can be opened directly in Apple Final Cut Pro X for immediate editing.

"It’s exciting to be adding more versions of Apple ProRes to HyperDeck Studio Pro, giving our customers the choice to work in an even greater variety of compressed formats to suit their projects and workflow," said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. "ProRes 422(HQ) is an amazing quality codec and incredibly popular with HyperDeck users, now with the extra options like ProRes 422 (Proxy) it’s possible to record over 24 hours of 1080HD video in a single 480GB SSD drive! Combined with the continuous recording technology of the HyperDeck Studio Pro, means you could record for 2 days non stop before swapping out the SSD drives! This versatility combined with cost effective SSD technology makes HyperDeck Studio Pro an even more compelling replacement for aging decks in fast paced broadcast and live production environments.”

About HyperDeck
HyperDeck Studio Pro is a broadcast deck SSD recorder, that let customers record and play back the highest quality uncompressed and compressed video format’s using fast 2.5” SSD’s. HyperDeck Studio Pro records and plays back uncompressed, compressed ProRes or DNxHD formats. HyperDeck Studio Pro features dual SSD slots and a beautiful user friendly VTR style design with function buttons, a control wheel for jog and shuttle, plus external RS-422 emulated 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 Pro features single link 6G-SDI giving customers Ultra HD recording and play back from a single SSD!

Availability and Price
HyperDeck Software Update 4.0 is available now for download free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website for HyperDeck Studio Pro customers.

About Blackmagic Design
Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, 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 Emmy™ award winning DaVinci 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, United Kingdom, Japan, Singapore, and Australia. For more information, please check http://www.blackmagicdesign.com.

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