Blackmagic launches new HyperDeck Studio models

Blackmagic Design showed off an updated design and upgraded codecs when it revealed four new HyperDeck Studio models.

All models now support record and playback to H.264, ProRes and DNx files, as well as PCM or AAC audio. The 4K model adds support for H.265 files. All models also support SD Cards and UHS-II cards, with the Pro models adding extra SSD support.

Built in timecode and reference generators for syncing multiple units are included for ISO recording. HyperDeck Studio is suited to broadcast, live production or multi-screen digital signage.

The 3G-SDI based HD Mini model records and plays H.264, ProRes or DNxHD files onto SD cards, UHS-II cards or external USB disks in SD and HD formats up to 1080p60. The larger HD Plus model adds better transport controls, front panel headphone and speaker, 6G-SDI with fill and key out, SDI monitoring and records H.264 up to 1080p60 or ProRes and DNxHD up to 2160p30. The full rack HD Pro model is the same as the HD Plus model but adds 2 SSD slots and a machined metal search dial with clutch. The 4K Pro model records H.264, H.265, ProRes or DNx in SD, HD and Ultra HD in standards up to 2160p60.

HyperDeck Studio features traditional deck style transport controls, including a search dial for jog, shuttle and scroll. The LCD includes monitoring for video, plus audio level meters, selectable between technically accurate VU or PPM ballistics.

Customers can also record to external USB disks. With H.265, customers can record up to 58 hours in 2160p60 Ultra HD or up to 157 hours of H.264 recording in 1080p59.94 on a 1 TB card.

All HyperDeck Studio models feature dual media slots. When the recording card becomes full, recording automatically continues onto the next card.

HyperDeck Studio's USB webcam feature works with any video software including Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Skype, or live streaming with Open Broadcaster, XSplit Broadcaster and more.

When recording, the SDI and HDMI inputs automatically detect HDR video standards and then tag the files with the correct HDR information. Static metadata PQ and HLG formats are handled according to the ST2084 standard. HyperDeck Studio Plus and Pro models allow customers to load a 3D LUT into the monitoring output to add looks or to convert film to video gamma.

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