Blackmagic Launches ‘HyperDeck Shuttle 2’

Version 2 adds broadcast quality 10-bit recording and playback to the Avid DNxHD format
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Blackmagic Design launches a new version of its popular HyperDeck Shuttle Solid State Disk recorder, the HyperDeck Shuttle 2, which replaces the existing model and adds broadcast quality 10-bit recording and playback to the Avid DNxHD format.

HyperDeck 2.0 software public beta is available to download now from the Blackmagic Design website and is available to any user of HyperDeck Shuttle 2, the company says.

HyperDeck Shuttle records high quality uncompressed or compressed video formats onto common low cost SSDs in the smallest possible size, Blackmagic says. HyperDeck Shuttle is small and battery powered, making it suitable as a field recorder, the firm says.

HyperDeck Shuttle can turn low cost cameras into high end broadcast cameras because it enables video file recording to bypass the camera’s compression by recording from SDI and HDMI directly to 10-bit uncompressed QuickTime or Avid DNxHD MXF formats, Blackmagic says. The SSDs are inexpensive and fast, and can be plugged into an eSATA dock for instant access to the media files, so are the most flexible recording medium available.

With SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs, HyperDeck Shuttle works with virtually every camera, deck or monitor and effortlessly plugs into monitors or televisions for instant on set preview, the company says. HyperDeck Shuttle can also be used as a video playback source for digital signage systems or connected to a live production switcher for recording events and then used for live playback, the firm adds.

“Recording DNxHD files straight to disk now costs less per minute than recording to professional tape plus it’s the most efficient workflow possible,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design’s CEO.


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