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Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio 2

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You Pay: $945.25
Product Highlights
  • 1RU File-Based Video Recorder
  • Records Uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2
  • Records Compressed in ProRes / DNxHD
  • Records on Two 2.5" SSDs
  • 1 x 3G-SDI Input, 3 x Outputs
  • 1 x HDMI Input, 1 HDMI Output
  • Outputs are Always Active
  • Front Panel Button, Jog Wheel & RS-422
  • Multi-Display Integrated LCD

The Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio 2 is a file-based deck that features the same functionality and control of professional tape decks. It records uncompressed video with 4:2:2 color sampling at 10-bit in Quicktime format, and also records video using either ProRes or DNxHD codecs. With two SSD slots, you can record almost endlessly as one SSD becomes full, recording automatically continues on to the other. The HyperDeck Studio features one 3G-SDI input and three SD/HD/3G-SDI outputs plus a loopthrough output, and one HDMI input and one HDMI output. All outputs, except the loopthrough SDI, are always active, so playback is available on both the SDI and HDMI outputs no matter what input it was recorded from.

The Studio 2 is a 1RU rack mountable unit, with built-in rack mount ears. It features illuminated front panel button control and a jog/shuttle wheel for analog scrubbing. RS-422 control is supported for external control. You can also control the unit using either the USB port or over Ethernet via the RJ45 connector. An integrated LCD on the front panel allows you to monitor the video, and display timecode and transport information.

File-Based Recording
The HypeDeck Studio 2 records to uncompressed Quicktime at 10-bit with 4:2:2 color sampling. It also records to ProRes 422(HQ), Avid DNxHD and Avid DNxHD MXF
Two SSD Bays
The unit incorporates two 2.5" SSD slots that allow you to record almost endlessly as recording seamlessly switches from one SSD to the other as the first one fills up.
Video Signals
The HyperDeck Studio 2 features separate dedicated input & output connectors, and supports SD/HD signals over SDI and HDMI. In addition to NTSC and PAL signals, 720 x 480p and 720 x 576p signals are only supported over HDMI.
VTR Style Controls
The HyperDeck Studio 2 features VTR style front panel controls for record and playback. With illuminated buttons, for working in dim locations or settings, while a built-in jog/shuttle wheel provides analog style control over your playback.
  • The HyperDeck Studio 2 features one HDMI, two SDI, and one SDI monitor out which are always active, no matter what the original input signal is. The exception is with 480p & 576p signals over HDMI, these signals will only play back over the HDMI output.
  • The unit also features a loopthrough SDI output that only passes the signal from the SDI input, and does not output recorded video from the SSDs.
The unit is controllable via RS-422 control and over the Ethernet or USB port.
Built-In LCD Monitor
The unit's front panel also features a built-in LCD screen that allows you to monitor input or playback video as well as timecode, format, and audio levels.
SDI Connectors
The unit's SDI connectors are 3G capable, but currently the unit only supports HD video up to 1.5Gb/s (HD-SDI).
Included Software
The HyperDeck Studio 2 includes HyperDeck Utility.
Video Input Digital Video
1 x SDI (10-bit SD/HD/3G switchable)
1 x HDMI 1.4 type A
Video Output Digital Video
1 x SDI Loop Through(10-bit SD/HD/3G switchable)
2 x SDI (10-bit SD/HD/3G switchable)
1 x SDI Monitor Output (10-bit SD/HD/3G switchable)
1 x HDMI 1.4 type A
Audio Input Digital
16 x channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files.
2 x channels in Avid DNxHD MXF files.

8 x channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files.
2 x channels in Avid DNxHD MXF files.
Audio Output SDI
16 x channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files. 2 x channels in Avid DNxHD MXF files.

8 x channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files.
2 x channels in Avid DNxHD MXF files.
Computer Interface 1 x USB 2.0 mini B-type for initial setup, software updates and HyperDeck Utility software control
SSD Interface 2 x 2.5" SATA 3Gb/s
Sync Input Blackburst or Tri-Sync
Device Control Sony compatible RS-422 deck control port
Recorder Recorder control:
12 buttons and jog wheel for local control /
or use either RJ45 Ethernet or USB 2.0 high speed interface

Recorder configuration:
use USB 2.0 high speed interface
Format Support SD
525 29.97 / 625 25 (525 59.94i / 625 50i)
480p60 and 576p50 via HDMI only

720p 50/59.94/60
1080i 50/59.94/60
1080PsF 23.98/24/25/29.97/30
1080p 23.98/24/25/29.97/p30
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M
SDI Metadata Support HD RP188 and closed captioning
Sampling Video: 4:2:2 Audio: 48kHz/24-bit
Color Precision 10-bit
Color Space REC 601
REC 709
Multiple Rate Support SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5G-SDI HD
Copy Protection HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
Codecs Supported Uncompressed QuickTime
Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) QuickTime
Apple ProRes 422 (LT) QuickTime
Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy) QuickTime
Avid DNxHD QuickTime
Display Built-in LCD for video, audio and timecode monitoring
Rack Size 1RU / less than 7" deep (approx. less than 18 cm)
Power Supply Built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet
110-240V, 50-60Hz

Note: AC power cord is not included
Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio 2
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

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    Blackmagic DesignHyperDeck Studio 2

    (based on 3 reviews)

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      Solid Hardware Weak Support

      By sk8man

      from Southern California

      About Me Freelance photovideo


      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality


      • Poor Documentaion
      • Weak Support

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio

      Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio 2:

      Reliable operation. Delivers the performance needed at a reasonable price. There are several minor issues that cost it at least a star, however.The case was cosmetically damaged (very minor). Case part appears to have been damaged before assembly, so poor quality control there.Documentation for programming the unit is sparse.One pinout for RS422 is not identified. They do not have a USB to RS422 converter accessory, and third party converters do not match pinouts on the unit, which requires some do-it-yourself wiring for connecting to a computer through a USB port. (RS422 pinouts on a DB9 do not have an industry standard.)Details of the Ethernet programming command set are sparse. Required a lot of trial and error programming to write software for the unit. If you are not writing code for the unit you won't care about this.Technical support is poor. You have to send a technical support request and then sometimes they get back to you (many days later) and sometimes they don't. Follow up questions are equally poorly handled.The slots for the SSDs are significantly oversized in height, making it difficult to line up the SSDs when inserting. My 240 GB SSDs flop around in the slots, flexing the connectors as the SSDs sag on the connectors. The SSDs are 7 mm high while the slots are 12 mm. This is the worst technical flaw of the unit.Despite the minor flaws still worth the money. I just hope the SSD connectors last!

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      Great Inexpensive Deck

      By Blackmagic

      from Orlando, FL

      Verified Buyer


      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Professional Quality


        Best Uses

        • In The Studio

        Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio 2:

        I have 3 of these decks for recording 1080i content to with the hdsdi input. They are solid and work great right out of the box. *I would recommend checking firmware upgrades when you first get them and syncing them with the correct time.

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        By BBO Presentation

        from San Juan, PR

        About Me Business Owner

        Verified Buyer


        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality


          Best Uses

          • Complex Projects
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio 2:

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