Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio is a single-rack-unit, VTR-like device that has dual slots for 2.5" SATA solid state disks (SSDs). HyperDeck Studio captures and plays back uncompressed 10-bit SD and HD QuickTime files, making it a versatile piece of gear that could land a starring role in workflows ranging from production to playout.
The promise of recording uncompressed 10-bit HD QuickTime files via HDMI or HD-SDI to portable, hot-swappable, relatively affordable media is probably quite apparent already. Suddenly, capturing clean, uncompressed VFX shots in the studio is within the reach of the independent auteur with a compact professional camcorder - so long as it has an HD-SDI or HDMI output, as almost all of them do.
Then, while the shooting continues, that SSD drive can be pulled and instantly mounted to any laptop with a standard eSATA dock, for immediate, direct access to the footage. Open your effects program and try to pull a key before copying any files; if the shot didn't work, you'll know right away, while the actors are still standing in front of the green screen. Moreover, instant client preview is as easy as connecting HyperDeck Studio to an HDMI- or SDI-enabled projector. With hot-swapping and relay recording between the two SSD drives, there are no temporal constraints on your workflow.
HyperDeck Studio's utility extends much further than the soundstage, of course. With familiar VTR-style controls including a jog/shuttle wheel, an RS-422 deck control input, a sync input for blackburst & tri-sync and an LCD screen for local monitoring of video, audio & time code, the deck is ready to be fully integrated into a facility's video infrastructure, for playing out to air or feeding a switcher for live events.
|Audio Sampling:||Television standard sample rate of 48kHz and 24 bit|
|Color Space:||REC 601, REC 709|
|Computer Interface:||1 x Mini-B type USB 2.0 connector for initial setup, firmware updates and HyperDeck Utility software control|
|Device Control:||Sony compatible RS422 deck control port|
|Displays:||Built-in LCD for video, audio and timecode monitoring|
|HDMI Audio Input:||8 Channels embedded in SD and HD|
|HDMI Audio Output:||2 Channels embedded in SD and HD|
|HDMI Video Input:||1 x HDMI 1.3 type A connector|
|HDMI Video Output:||1 x HDMI 1.3 type A connector|
|Multiple Rate support:||SDI and HDMI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI and 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI|
|Recorder Configuration:||Use USB 2.0 high speed interface|
|Recorder Control:||12 buttons and jog wheel for local control of HyperDeck Studio or use either RJ45 Ethernet or USB 2.0 high speed interface|
|SD Format Support:||625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC. 480p60 and 576p50 via HDMI only|
|SDI Audio Input:||16 Channels embedded in SD and HD|
|SDI Audio Output:||16 Channels embedded in SD and HD|
|SDI Compliance:||SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M|
|SDI Metadata Support:||HD RP188 and closed captioning|
|SDI Video Input:||1 x 10-bit SD/HD switchable|
|SDI Video Output:||2 x 10-bit SD/HD/3G Gb/s SDI switchable 1 x 10-bit SD/HD/3 Gb/s SDI switchable Loop Output 1 x 10-bit SD/HD/3 Gbs/SDI switchable Monitor Output|
|SSD Interface:||2 x 2.5" SATA 3Gb/s|
|Sync Input:||Blackburst or Tri-Sync|