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07/02/2017

Blackmagic Design Releases HyperDeck Studio Mini

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Blackmagic Design has unveiled details of the new HyperDeck Studio Mini. The miniature professional deck records and plays back broadcast quality 10-bit video using available SD and UHS-II cards. It also features 6G-SDI for working with all SD, HD and Ultra HD formats up to 2160p30.

HyperDeck Studio Mini includes HDMI for monitoring, a built-in sync generator and ethernet for uploading media via FTP. At 5.5 inches wide and 1.5 inches tall, the miniaturisation has been made possible as the deck records onto commonly available SD cards, which are a fraction of the size of SSDs and other professional media. The design is based on the Teranex Mini form factor, making it modular so customers can mount HyperDeck Studio Mini using the optional Teranex Mini Rack Shelf and combine it with other products to create a customised deck based on their workflow.

The compact size of the HyperDeck Studio Mini enables customers to use it for ISO recording at multi camera events, as playback decks for large multi screen digital signs, in client suites and theatres for review and approval, in post production with an editing system, or as a fill and key source for sending animated broadcast graphics to a live production switcher.

It also includes reference input as well as a reference output with a built-in sync generator, and an HDMI output for connecting to big screen televisions and projectors. The Dual Link SDI outputs can be used to output separate fill and key when operating in HD formats and playing back RGBA ProRes files that include an alpha channel. Fill and key output are designed to let customers send graphics with alpha channel out to a switcher for downstream keying over live video. HyperDeck Studio Mini also has an RS-422 connection for deck control, ethernet for uploading files to the deck via FTP, and a built in 100V – 240V AC international power supply with standard IEC connector.

The built-in reference connections and sync generator let customers connect and lock multiple HyperDeck Studio Mini's together so they can all play back in sync, meaning customers can use the deck to drive 8K, 16K or higher resolution multi screen digital signs by combining multiple HyperDeck Studio Mini's to playback in sync on multiple Ultra HD displays. The decks can be remote controlled using the HyperDeck ethernet control protocol and new content can even be uploaded to them via FTP.

In addition, as the media files are stored locally on the SD cards, customers don't need to worry about losing video playback on their digital signs if the internet connection goes down.

HyperDeck Studio Mini features traditional deck style transport controls, including a jog button and shuttle wheel. The integrated high resolution LCD shows timecode and transport information, plus a full colour thumbnail preview of the current clip being recorded or played back. It also displays information about each card's recording status, along with the video format, frame rate information and audio levels on the same display.

HyperDeck Studio Mini includes dual SD card recorders that work with both regular SD cards and high performance UHS-II cards. Standard SD cards can be used for SD and HD video, and UHS-II cards can be used for Ultra HD.

Instant playback ballistics also means that customers do not have to wait for video to cue. Any frame of video can be played back instantly from any card at any time. The dual recorders also allow non-stop recording, idea for recording longer events. When the first card is full, recording automatically continues onto the next card. The cards are also hot swappable, so an empty card can be swapped for a full card while recording continues in the other slot.

HyperDeck Studio Mini records 10-bit YUVor10-bit RGB video as ProRes. The ProRes files are compatible with software such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro X and more, so customers can simply insert the card into a computer and start editing without having to convert the files. HyperDeck Studio Mini can play back ProRes 4:4:4:4 files with an alpha channel in all formats up to 1080p60 via the SDI fill and key outputs. This allows playback of custom animated broadcast graphics to a live production switcher for keying over live video in real time.

Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design, said: "HyperDeck Studio Mini is a revolutionary new professional deck that's smaller and more versatile than any other deck in the world. It's so exciting because it has the same powerful features as a full size broadcast deck, it records to incredibly small and affordable SD cards, and it has a modular design that lets customers create their own custom deck based on their needs. There is simply no other deck this small and with this many professional grade features."

The HyperDeck Studio Mini is now available.

www.blackmagicdesign.com

(JP)
VMI.TV Ltd

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