Blackmagic H264 Pro Recorder- H.264 Recorder


The Blackmagic Design H.264 Pro Recorder allows H.264 encoding from SDI, HDMI, Composite, Component and balanced audio. The Pro Recorder allows you to capture old or new video formats in the file formats used on the web, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Apple TV, etc., providing a convenient solution for capturing directly to SD and HD files in H.264.

With the Media Express software you can encode hours of content in H.264 format, as well as create playlists from the captured files. The software supports EDL import and RS-422 control, and is Mac and Windows compatible. The H.264 recorder allows you to capture high quality video and select between SDI, HDMI and Component inputs. The analog video inputs are switchable between Component, S-video and Composite, and support SD and HD.


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H.264 Pro Recorder allows you to select between SDI, HDMI and analog component video inputs.

You can select to take audio from the SDI, HDMI or stereo balanced analog audio input jacks.

H.264 can be connected directly to HD or SD video sources because the SDI, HDMI and analog component inputs all switch between formats. This means you can capture from HDCAM, Digital Betacam, Betacam SP, DVD players and more.




Data sheet

Video Inputs
Supported Resolutions
625i / 525i - SD
1280x720 - HD
1920x1080 - HD
Entradas Audio
No Balanceado
Salidas Audio
Data and Control
Recording Media
Codec / Ficheros



  • SDI Video Input

    • 1 x 10‑bit SD/HD switchable
  • Analog Video Input

    • 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S‑Videoor Composite. Component supports HD and SD.
  • HDMI Video Input

    • 1 x HDMI type A connector.
  • Analog Audio Input

    • 2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio with standard 1/4 inch jack connections.
  • SDI Audio Input

    • 2 Channels from embedded SDI audio.
  • HDMI Audio Input

    • 2 Channels from embedded HDMI audio.
  • External Control

    • RS‑422 deck control.
  • Computer Interface

    • USB 2.0 high speed (480Mb/s)


  • SD Video Formats

    • 525i59.94 NTSC
    • 625i50 PAL
  • HD Video Formats

    • 720p50
    • 720p59.94
    • 720p60
    • 1080p23.98
    • 1080p24
    • 1080p25
    • 1080p29.97
    • 1080p30
    • 1080p50
    • 1080p59.94
    • 1080p60
    • 1080PsF23.98
    • 1080PsF24
    • 1080PsF25
    • 1080PsF29.97
    • 1080PsF30
    • 1080i50
    • 1080i59.94
    • 1080i60
  • SDI Compliance

    • SMPTE 259M
    • SMPTE 292.
  • Audio Sampling

    • Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.
  • Video Sampling

    • 4:2:2 YUV
  • SDI Color Precision

    • 10-bit
  • Color Space

    • REC 601
    • REC 709
  • HDMI Color Precision

    • 10-bit
  • SDI Rates

    • 270 Mb
    • 1.5G‑SDI
    • 3G‑SDI
  • Copy Protection

    • HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.


  • Encoding

    • Hardware based real time H.264 encoder supports multiple profiles for small, portable video devices through to full resolution HDTV.
  • Realtime Scaling

    • Capture at full HD or SD resolution, or use direct resize in realtime to scale and encode for the intended playback device, such as iPhone, iPad or iPod.


  • Software Included

    • Media Express, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver on Mac™. Media Express, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows™.
  • Internal Software Upgrade

    • Firmware upgrade via USB.

Operating Systems

  • Mac 10.15 Catalina
  • Mac 11.0.1 Big Sur or later.
  • Windows 8.1 and 10.

Power Requirements

  • Power Supply

    • +12V universal power supply included with international socket adaptors for all countries. Cable tie point.

Physical Installation

  • Requires computer with a USB 2.0 port.

Environmental Specifications

  • Operating temperature

    • 0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
  • Storage temperature

    • -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
  • Relative Humidity

    • 0% to 90% non-condensing

What's Included

  • H.264 Pro Recorder
  • Software CD
  • +12V universal power supply with international socket adaptors
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