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Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 - Uncompressed SDI/HDMI Recorder

VG # BLAHYPERDPT2
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MFR # HYPERD/PT2
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What's in the Box

Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 - Uncompressed SDI/HDMI Recorder
  • 12V Universal Power Supply with International Socket Adapters for All Countries
  • 1 year warranty

The Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle gives you the quality of uncompressed recording direct to common low cost SSDs in the smallest possible size! HyperDeck Shuttle is small, affordable and battery powered so it’s perfect as a field recorder.

HyperDeck Shuttle bypasses your camera’s compression and records from SDI and HDMI direct into the highest quality uncompressed video. SSDs are cheap and fast, so you can edit directly from the SSD media itself. Only SSDs eliminate time wasting file copying!

Perfect Quality
Compression destroys image quality and even high-end cameras compress images. Now you will never compromise quality because you can bypass the camera compression to get perfect uncompressed 10-bit SD/HD video. That’s even higher quality than broadcast decks! Create the sharpest VFX plates for match moving, compositing and more. Get deep dynamic color range for color correction and do perfect, clean keying without jagged edges caused by compression. Even on shots like flyaway hair and multi-colored patterns. Now quality won’t limit your creativity!

Faster Cost Effective Workflows
HyperDeck Shuttle improves every step of your production workflow pipeline. For quick on set QC or client preview, connect HyperDeck Shuttle to a projector or TV via the HDMI or SDI outputs. You can even edit directly from the SSD with no digitizing or file copying.

Familiar VTR Feel

The HyperDeck Shuttle has standard deck style function buttons, as well as LEDs that indicate input signal lock, recording and battery status. With the affordable HyperDeck Shuttle you won’t be tying up your expensive VTRs, but you’ll still be in familiar operating territory.Unparalleled File Compatibility

Why be locked into one NLE or color grading system with a proprietary codec that could become obsolete at any time? HyperDeck Shuttle captures universally compatible uncompressed QuickTime files that can be used with all popular software packages.

Go Anywhere, Record Everywhere!
The Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle gives you the quality of uncompressed recording direct to common low cost SSDs in the smallest possible size! HyperDeck Shuttle is small, affordable and battery powered so it’s perfect as a field recorder.

HyperDeck Shuttle bypasses your camera’s compression and records from SDI and HDMI direct into the highest quality uncompressed video. SSDs are cheap and fast, so you can edit directly from the SSD media itself. Only SSDs eliminate time wasting file copying!

Perfect Quality
Compression destroys image quality and even high-end cameras compress images. Now you will never compromise quality because you can bypass the camera compression to get perfect uncompressed 10-bit SD/HD video. That’s even higher quality than broadcast decks! Create the sharpest VFX plates for match moving, compositing and more. Get deep dynamic color range for color correction and do perfect, clean keying without jagged edges caused by compression. Even on shots like flyaway hair and multi-colored patterns. Now quality won’t limit your creativity!

Faster Cost Effective Workflows
HyperDeck Shuttle improves every step of your production workflow pipeline. For quick on set QC or client preview, connect HyperDeck Shuttle to a projector or TV via the HDMI or SDI outputs. You can even edit directly from the SSD with no digitizing or file copying.

Familiar VTR Feel
The HyperDeck Shuttle has standard deck style function buttons, as well as LEDs that indicate input signal lock, recording and battery status. With the affordable HyperDeck Shuttle you won’t be tying up your expensive VTRs, but you’ll still be in familiar operating territory.

Unparalleled File Compatibility
Why be locked into one NLE or color grading system with a proprietary codec that could become obsolete at any time? HyperDeck Shuttle captures universally compatible uncompressed QuickTime files that can be used with all popular software packages.

Go Anywhere, Record Everywhere!
With a compact and incredibly sturdy design, HyperDeck Shuttle is machined out of a solid block of aircraft grade aluminum! That means you get a design with the strength to go anywhere! Take your HyperDeck Shuttle into the field, on set, to live events, or even on your extreme sport shoots. With an internal battery, just recharge and go! The possibilities are virtually endless! There’s no need to haul around a computer because the lightweight HyperDeck Shuttle does it all, yet fits easily in your backpack! You can even add HyperDeck Shuttle to your tripod along with your camera!

Solid State Disk (SSD) Technology
Simply plug in a 2.5” solid state disk into HyperDeck Shuttle and you get video recording with blazing fast speed, low power consumption and totally silent operation. Now you can eliminate complicated and expensive disk arrays. A single SSD can record uncompressed video effortlessly! Removable media like CF and SxS cards simply cannot match that kind of performance and require slow file copying to use. With no moving parts, SSDs are extremely robust and you can edit direct from the disk. Only SSDs can easily handle shocks and vibrations that would destroy conventional hard drives or videotapes.

Connect to Professional or Consumer Cameras
With SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs, HyperDeck Shuttle works with virtually every camera, deck or monitor! Effortlessly plug into monitors or televisions for instant on set preview. Use HyperDeck Shuttle as the video playback source for digital signage systems or switchers. Imagine using HyperDeck Shuttle connected to a live production switcher for recording events, and then using it for live playback! HyperDeck Shuttle can do almost anything and it’s so small you’ll take it everywhere!

HyperDeck Shuttle FAQ 

How long does the supplied battery in The HyperDeck Shuttle last?
1 hr when recording
1.5 hours during playback
2.5 hours in converter mode.(with the SSD drive removed)
Battery performance also depends on the power consumption of the SSD drives used. Some drives consume
twice as much power as other similar capacity ones from other brands.

What happens when the internal battery runs out?
You can use the included 240v plug pack or utilise your camera’s power outlet (if available).

If I am recording SDI, will the HDMI output be available for preview?
Yes, all outputs are live during recording.

What happens if the HyperDeck completely loses power during a recording?
Is the entire capture corrupt and irretrievable or can you still access what was recorded up to the point of power loss?
You will lose some portion of the recording but not completely. The file is closed off every so often to cater for
situations where someone pulls out the SSD accidentally or if there is a power loss. 

How much are the SSDs going to cost?
Drive costs can vary greatly between suppliers. Off the shelf SSDs can be used as long as they are fast enough
for uncompressed 10-bit capture. If in doubt, run the Disk Speed Test app available on the Mac App Store.

What kind of SSDs can be used that have been approved?
Only 2.5" SSDs. The following SSD's have been approved for uncompressed 10-bit video capture:
1.  OCZ 240GB Vertex 3
2.  OCZ 480GB Vertex 3
3.  Crucial 256GB C300
4.  Kingston 64GB SSDNow V+
5.  Kingston 128GB SSDNow V+
6.  Crucial M4 512GB (with 009 firmware)
Will the HyperDeck’s accept SD footage via SDI?
Yes. SD PAL and NTSC .  If you want to do progressive SD, then it can only be captured via HDMI.

Can you copy files onto the SSD from a Mac or PC for playback in the HyperDecks?
Yes, if the file is in the supported codec.

Can HyperDeck Studio be controlled over Ethernet like an RS422 control connection?
 
This feature will most likely be implemented in a future update. Certain RS422 type controls like
insert/assemble may not be available.

Will future firmware allow playback of all clips on the disk, or only the last recorded video format?
Currently, only files recorded in the last recorded video format will be playable. For example, if you capture
PAL, then capture NTSC, you will only be able to playback the NTSC clips. The PAL clips will still be on disk
though, you just won’t be able to play them back...
This limitation will be solved in future updates.
 
Will the OSD be available?
This feature may be implemented in the future.
Can I use normal SATA discs with spinning platters?
No, they will not be fast enough to sustain uncompressed 10-bit video capture.

Are there any camera mounting options available for the HyperDeck Shuttle?
Due for release in December 2011 is the HyperDeck Shuttle Mounting Plate.  It simply replaces the bottom foot on
your HyperDeck Shuttle, so you can easily secure it to a camera rig with your choice of rail mounts, cold shoe mounts,
articulated arms and a whole lot more. HyperDeck Shuttle Mounting Plate features a variety of pre-drilled 1/4" and 3/8"
holes, making it compatible with a wide array of mount accessories. I addition you can power your HyperDeck Shuttle from
an external battery. Simply attach a V-Mount or Anton Bauer style battery plate and you’re good to go.

Can you fast forward with the HyperDeck Shuttle?
Yes. Hold down the "Next Clip" and "Previous Clip" button. This will fast forward/rewind the clip in 2x, 4x and
8x speeds with every successive press.

Do the HyperDeck’s  have looped playback as an option?
Yes they do.

What is the format of the recorded file?
The SSD is HFS+ formatted and the files recorded are uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2 in a QuickTime .MOV
wrapper. This is exactly the same kind of file captured on a Mac with the DeckLink card using the
Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2 settings.

How do you format the SSD drives?
The drive needs to be formatted as HFS+ either in a MAC or in a PC. If you need to format it on PC in Windows,
a 3rd party application is required that will read/write/format on Windows, like Macdrive.

How much recording time will I get?
128 Gb = 12.5 minutes in HD
512 Gb = 50 minutes in HD
For SD, multiply the times by a factor of 4.

What bit rates do the HyperDeck’s record at? I know it is uncompressed .MOV but the bit rate...?
 
The answer depends upon which format you are using. Here are a few rates to give you some idea of disk
space requirements.

525 NTSC uncompressed 10 bit @ 720 x 486 @ 29.97fps = 27 MB per/sec, or 94 GB per/hr.
625 PAL uncompressed 10 bit @ 720 x 576 @ 25fps = 26 MB per/sec, or 93 GB per/hr.
720p HDTV uncompressed 10 bit @ 1280 x 720 @ 59.94 = 140 MB per/sec, or 494 GB per/hr.
 
1080i and 1080p HDTV uncompressed:
10 bit @ 1920 x 1080 @ 24fps = 127 MB per/sec, or 445 GB per/hr.
10 bit @ 1920 x 1080 @ 25fps = 132 MB per/sec, or 463 GB per/hr.
10 bit @ 1920 x 1080 @ 29.97fps = 158 MB per/sec, or 556 GB per/hr.

What if I want to use the files on a PC?
The QuickTime .MOV file can be read back on a PC. However, PC users will need to download a free utility
(Free HFS+ reader), from  http://www.catacombae.org/hfsx.html in order to copy the file to PC. This is a 32 bit
app but can be used on a 64 bit OS by running the program in Windows XP mode.
For more advanced features and full 64 bit operation you can purchase MacDrive from
http://www.mediafour.com/products/macdrive which will allow a Windows PC to read and format a  Mac HFS+ volume.

What inputs do the HyperDeck’s have?
SD/HD-SDI and HDMI. Note that the SDI input on the HyperDeck Shuttle is Din 1.0/2.3, and may require an adapter cable (din to bnc).
 
Can the HyperDeck Shuttle be used as a mini converter?
Yes. Pressing the STOP when it is idle allows for sdi to hdmi or hdmi to sdi conversion.  
 
Will the HyperDeck Shuttle/Studio record from a digital still camera with HDMI output?
Some digital still cameras have information overlays on their HDMI output which cannot be disabled. Other
cameras switch to a different resolution when in record mode. Please check with the camera manufacturer for
more information. If your camera outputs a 'clean' HDMI signal, then you should have no problems recording it
with the HyperDecks.
 

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