Blackmagic Design Announces New Apple ProRes™ formats for HyperDeck Studio

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Last Updated: December 2, 2013 10:14 pm GMT
(Fremont, California--December 2, 2013) Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of HyperDeck 4.1 software which adds three new Apple ProRes™ file formats for the HyperDeck Studio broadcast recorder. HyperDeck 4.1 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.

HyperDeck Studio customers can already record and playback in uncompressed, or compressed ProRes 422 (HQ) and DNxHD formats. This new software update adds three additional Apple ProRes™ file formats, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT) and ProRes (Proxy) which provides customers with significantly reduced video file sizes while preserving full frame 10-bit 4:2:2 quality.

This update allows customers to get longer recording times for the same file size so they can use low cost SSD drives while still recording high quality video in all SD and HD resolutions. Using ProRes 422 (Proxy) it is possible to record over 24 hours of 1080HD video in a single 480GB SSD drive. 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 non linear editing, 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 can be opened directly in Apple Final Cut Pro X™ for immediate editing.

“We are extremely excited to be delivering yet another amazing free update for all HyperDeck Studio customers,” said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. “HyperDeck Studio was originally launched as a 10-bit uncompressed SSD based broadcast deck for rack mount recording and playback. Since launch, we have delivered multiple free software updates that have given our customers incredible new features including DNxHD recording and playback, enhanced built in menus, ProRes 422 (HQ) recording and playback, new Ethernet protocol for deck control, timecode run triggered recording and we also launched the advanced HyperDeck Studio Pro model featuring Ultra HD formats and 6G-SDI technology. Now with the addition of 3 ProRes formats, HyperDeck Studio is the ideal replacement for aging broadcast decks and is perfect for fast paced broadcast and live production environments.”

About HyperDeck
HyperDeck Studio is a broadcast deck SSD recorder, that lets customers record and play back the highest quality uncompressed and compressed video formats using fast 2.5” SSD’s. HyperDeck Studio records and plays back uncompressed, compressed ProRes or DNxHD formats. HyperDeck Studio 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 features SDI and HDMI connections giving customers the highest quality SD or HD recording and playback from a single SSD!

Availability and Price
HyperDeck 4.1 software update is available now for download free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website for HyperDeck Studio 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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Comments

Re: News: Blackmagic Design Announces New Apple ProRes™ formats for HyperDeck Studio
by Roger Martin
I noticed the last firmware upgraded the Hyperdeck Studio Pro only
Hopefully the next will upgrade the Shuttle II to ProRes LT and Proxy too.
Re: News: Blackmagic Design Announces New Apple ProRes™ formats for HyperDeck Studio
by Bryce McKay
I absolutely agree! I fear it may be a hardware issue on the Shuttle though. Having Pro-Res LT would be great for a lot of our longer event videos. We bought an Atomos Ninja 2 because it had Pro-Res LT and a lovely screen as well. So now we just use the Shuttle for ISO fixes as the file sizes are huge.
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