The Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio HD Mini allows you to record high quality video and audio material to SD cards. It features a modern design and quieter cooling system, and supports a wide variety of codecs, including H.264, ProRes and DNxHD with PCM or AAC audio. When recording is complete, you can insert the storage media into your PC to access the files using your favorite editing software. It also generates timecode and reference signal, so you can record in isolation and synchronize multiple units. For these reasons, it is ideal for broadcasting, live production or digital signage.
The HyperDeck Studio has been completely redesigned and offers innovative features including new professional controls and more connections on the rear panel. In addition, the LCD screen provides two display modes (light and dark), while the buttons are firmer and more robust.
Color LCD display and precision controls
HyperDeck Studio HD Mini models include traditional playback controls and a rotary search knob. The compact display shows the timecode and a color thumbnail image of the sequence being recorded or played back, and provides information on the status of the storage media, the format of the material, its frequency, and audio levels. It also allows monitoring of the images, volume control and selection of the measurement mode (VU or PPM) with technically accurate ballistics. The combination of these elements greatly facilitates the use of the device and makes it very easy to work with.
SD or UHS-II card recording
All models support recording to common SD and UHS-II cards, so there's no need to spend on expensive storage media. H.264 files are small, so you can store a large amount of material on inexpensive cards, or even connect external USB disks. For example, a 1TB card provides the opportunity to record up to 157 hours in 1080p59.94 resolution (H.264), or more than six days of high-definition footage.
Uninterrupted recording without limits
All models include two memory card slots, allowing uninterrupted recording, as the device automatically uses the second unit when the first one has no more capacity. This is ideal when recording long events, as the full card can be removed at any time without stopping the recording. Each slot has an indicator that shows the unit used and lights red when recording or green when playing back images. HyperDeck Studio HD Mini recorders allow long sequences to be stored in a single file for easy distribution.
Record to external USB-C disks
The USB-C port allows you to connect external drives with larger capacities than other storage media. In addition, the same drive can be used for recording and editing, which saves time since there is no need to copy files before starting post-production. Simply connect the drive to a computer and you're ready to go. External drives can also be managed from the recorder's LCD menus.
ProRes, DNx and H.264 Files
The Blackmagic HyperDeck Studio HD Mini supports the most commonly used codecs such as DNx, ProRes and H.264 at 10-bit 4:2:2 quality when recording in NTSC, PAL, 720p, 1080p and 1080i. This allows compression ratios from 60:1 to 285:1 to achieve small files with high image quality. In addition, when uploading to YouTube, you can choose the audio format (PCM or AAC). All HyperDeck devices support ExFAT and HFS+ systems and provide the ability to save long recordings in a single file.
HyperDeck Studio HD Mini recorders offer a wide range of connections, e.g. 3G-SDI and an HDMI output for connecting projectors and TVs. The internal sync and timecode generator provides the opportunity to connect multiple units and synchronize them for independent synchronized recordings. AC and DC power connections are included.
USB Webcam Port
HyperDeck Studio provides compatibility with a wide range of programs through the USB port. In addition to external disks, it is also possible to connect any computer to transmit the images. The recorder is detected on the computer as a webcam, thus enabling the transmission of high quality sources in HD 1080 resolution. Thanks to this feature, all versions support the use of applications such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, Open Broadcaster and XSplit Broadcaster, among others.
HDR and 3D LUT Support
Support for high dynamic range images means you'll be ready for cinematic projects. The information related to this type of content is integrated into the SDI signal and transmitted to other connected devices. When recording, the SDI and HDMI inputs automatically detect these images, and the files are labeled accordingly. The PQ and HLG formats of static metadata are processed according to the ST2084 standard. In addition, the wide color spectrum of the LCD supports the use of Rec.2020 and Rec.709 spaces.
Multi-channel SDI audio recording
HyperDeck Studio HD Mini allows you to record 2, 4, 8 or 16 channels of SDI audio in real time. When external monitors are connected, the number of active channels is shown on the display next to the level indicators. These are designed to use the appropriate ballistics, and it is also possible to select the measurement mode (VU or PPM) via the device's menus.
Ultra-fast File Transfers
HyperDeck Studio allows multimedia files to be transferred via FTP clients. They use a simple text-based protocol, and control commands can be verified via Telnet. Simply type "play" or "record" and the computer will play or record the images, respectively. By combining the control and file transfer protocols and connecting a HyperDeck recorder to a set of USB-C disks, you get an outstanding server for ingest, playback and organization of multimedia resources.
HyperDeck Studio models support a wide variety of RS422 protocols that allow them to connect directly to various broadcast control systems. They also support AMP (Advanced Media Protocol) commands to drive disk recorders. When designing RS-422 control solutions, the 0xF0E0 (30/60p), 0xF1E0 (25/50p) or 0xF2E0 (24p) IDs indicate that the device is connected.
Sync and Timecode Generator
This built-in generator allows multiple units to be connected to generate digital signage or record multiple channels. Each device has special outputs for sync and timecode. The latter runs freely, unless an external reference source is used. In this way, it is possible to connect several recorders in series and synchronize them seamlessly.
HyperDeck Studio records files that are compatible with almost all editing programs. Using the H.264 format, they can be uploaded directly to streaming platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Vimeo or Twitter. You can also use popular applications such as DaVinci Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro or Media Composer, as the file format is the same as that used in post production, or even create visual effects in Fusion and After Effects.