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Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder

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Product Highlights
  • Uses Most 2.5" SATA SSD Drives
  • Records Avid DNxHD 200x 10-Bit Codec
  • Records Uncompressed HD QuickTime Files
  • HD-SDI Input & Output
  • HDMI 1.3 Input & Playback
  • Internal Rechargeable Battery
  • 12V Power Input
  • Simple Front-Panel Playback Controls
  • Machined Aircraft-Grade Aluminum

The Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder records uncompressed 10-bit HD and SD video as QuickTime files from any SDI- or HDMI-enabled camcorder. This updated version of the original HyperDeck Shuttle also records Avid's DNxHD 220x 10-bit codec. The extremely compact recorder accepts a 2.5" SATA solid state drive (sold separately) for data storage. Simply by bypassing the camera's compression, this allows you to get the highest-quality output possible from camcorders that typically record video as highly compressed HDV, AVCHD, or another similar codec.

With its uncompressed recording capability, HyperDeck Shuttle 2 shines on those projects for which even high-bit-rate ProRes and DNxHD codecs are too compressed for your needs. Perhaps you're shooting against a green screen and you'll need to be able to pull the cleanest key possible in post, or you're capturing background plates for special effects. Whatever the application, capturing to a supremely portable device with interchangeable media (which, with each succeeding generation, will grow in capacity as prices drop) is about the most elegant solution imaginable for recording uncompressed 4:2:2 HD video.

Sometimes, however, capacity is an issue, and HyperDeck Shuttle 2 offers the option of recording high-bit-rate compressed files. For Avid users, it doesn't get much more convenient than capturing 10-bit video as the extremely high-quality DNxHD 220x codec. Ready for the Media Composer timeline immediately, the MXF file type is available for 1080i59.94, 1080p29.97, and 720p59.94 formats.

The device features HDMI and SDI outputs for local playback from the device to an appropriate monitor on-set or in a screening room. HyperDeck Shuttle 2 features both a rechargeable internal Li-ion battery and a 12V DC power input that allows you to plug the device into a wall socket for continuous power.

Note! The HDMI output from DSLR cameras such as the Canon 5D/7D and Panasonic GH2 is intended for monitoring only, not for recording. 2.5" SATA SSD drives are sold separately. Off-the-shelf SSDs can be used as long as they are fast enough for uncompressed 10-bit capture (158 megabytes/second is required for 10-bit uncompressed 1920 x 1080 @ 29.97 fps).

Tiny Uncompressed Video Recorder
HyperDeck Shuttle 2 dramatically improves the quality of video cameras and is the perfect portable field recorder for live production switchers. It's also the ultimate solution for digital signage. HyperDeck Shuttle gives you the quality and flexibility of compressed DNxHD and uncompressed recording direct to common low-cost SSDs in the smallest possible size. HyperDeck Shuttle is compact, 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 directly to the highest-quality video possible. SSDs are cheap and fast, so you can edit directly from the SSD media itself. SSDs eliminate time-wasting file copying
Compressed or Uncompressed
Now you have the freedom to work in both compressed and uncompressed video depending on the needs of your project. Uncompressed video produces the highest-quality, mathematically perfect results and is ideal when recording video for color correction, chroma keying, and high-end VFX work. When you need longer recording duration or you're working with lots of video material, HyperDeck Shuttle 2 can be instantly changed over to use DNxHD MXF-compressed video files. The popular Avid DNxHD is a SMPTE standard codec that's used by thousands of broadcast and post-production facilities worldwide, as it maintains extremely high 10-bit video quality with the advantage of smaller file sizes
Go Anywhere, Record Everywhere
With a compact and incredibly sturdy design, HyperDeck Shuttle 2 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 2 does it all – and yet fits easily in your backpack. You can even add HyperDeck Shuttle 2 to your tripod along with your camera
Solid State Disk (SSD) Technology
The 2.5" solid state drive (SSD) slot in the HyperDeck Shuttle 2 gives you blazing-fast speed, low power consumption and totally silent operation. Now you can eliminate complicated and expensive disk arrays. A single common SSD can record uncompressed video effortlessly. Removable cards simply cannot match that kind of performance. With no moving parts, SSDs are unbelievably robust and can easily handle shocks and vibrations that would destroy conventional hard drives or videotapes
Connect to Professional or Consumer Cameras
HyperDeck Shuttle 2 has been tested to work with virtually every camera, whether with interlaced or progressive recording, with SDI or HDMI output. It likewise works with most any deck or monitor. Effortlessly plug into monitors or televisions for instant on-set preview. Use HyperDeck Shuttle 2 as the video playback source for digital signage systems or switchers. Imagine using HyperDeck Shuttle 2 connected to a live production switcher for recording events, and then using it for live playback. HyperDeck Shuttle 2 is so small, you'll take it everywhere
Unparalleled File Compatibility
HyperDeck Shuttle captures most popular video formats as native uncompressed 10-bit QuickTime and Avid DNxHD MXF files. Recording straight to DNxHD is perfect for working with the full Avid Media Composer family of software, including NewsCutter and Symphony. There is no need to reformat or transcode your files, so you get the most efficient Avid workflow. DNxHD files can easily be graded natively with DaVinci Resolve using full AAF roundtrip with Media Composer. HyperDeck Shuttle also records direct to mathematically perfect-quality uncompressed 10-bit QuickTime files that can be used with all popular video software, such as Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro, After Effects, DaVinci Resolve, and more
Faster Cost-Effective Workflows
HyperDeck Shuttle 2 improves nearly every step of your production workflow pipeline. For quick on-set QC or client preview, connect HyperDeck Shuttle 2 to a projector or television via the HDMI or SDI outputs. You can even edit directly from the SSD with no digitizing or file copying. Simply plug the SSD into your laptop or desktop via a standard eSATA dock. Motion graphic artists can line up VFX plates in full 10-bit uncompressed quality, right on location. SSDs are not much bigger than a credit card, so they can be sent anywhere in a simple overnight shipping envelope
Familiar VTR Feel
HyperDeck Shuttle 2 has standard deck-style function buttons, clearly marked and easily accessible along one side, as well as LEDs that indicate input signal lock, recording status, and battery status. With the affordable HyperDeck Shuttle 2 you won't be tying up your expensive VTRs, but you'll still be in familiar operating territory. There are seven buttons for local control of the device: Record, Stop, Next Clip, Previous Clip, Play, Display (which activates display mode), and Power. In addition, there are LED indicators for Video (showing a valid video input is present), SSD (showing reads and writes), and for Battery Level (showing four levels of the internal battery)
Connectivity
Video Inputs 1x HD/SD-SDI (10-bit) via DIN 1.0/2.3 connector
1x HDMI 1.3 type A connector
Video Outputs 1x HD/SD-SDI (10-bit) via DIN 1.0/2.3 connector
1x HDMI 1.3 type A connector
Audio Inputs SDI: 16 channels embedded in SD and HD
HDMI: 8 channels embedded in SD and HD
Audio Outputs SDI: 16 channels embedded in SD and HD
HDMI: 2 channels embedded in SD and HD
SSD Interface 1x 2.5" SATA 3 Gb/s
Computer Interface 1x Mini-B type USB 2.0 connector for initial setup, firmware updates, and HyperDeck Utility software control
Controls 7 buttons for local control of HyperDeck Shuttle 2, or use USB 2.0 high-speed interface
Configuration Use USB 2.0 high speed interface
Standards
SD Format Support 625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC
480p60 and 576p50 via HDMI only
HD Format Support 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080PsF/23.98, 1080PsF/24, 1080PsF/25, 1080PsF/29.97, 1080PsF/30, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, and 1080p30
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M
SDI Metadata Support HD RP188 and closed captioning
Video Sampling 4:2:2
Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit
Color Precision 10-bit
Color Space REC 601, REC 709
Multiple Rate Support SDI and HDMI switches between 270 Mb/s SD-SDI and 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI
Extras
Battery Rechargeable built-in lithium-ion polymer battery
Power Supply 12V universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries. Connection supports 12-18V
Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder
  • 12V Universal Power Supply with International Socket Adapters for All Countries
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    Blackmagic DesignHyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder
     
    4.0

    (based on 54 reviews)

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      (14)

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    81%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (44)
    • Easy to set up (34)
    • Sleek design (24)
    • Reliable (22)
    • Large capacity / good size (10)

    Cons

    • Unreliable (4)

    Best Uses

    • Movies (16)
    • Television (11)
    • Office (4)
    • In the studio (3)
    • Studio (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (37), Business owner (6), Enthusiast (5)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Product, Despite Flaws

    I purchased this product as part of testing a DNxHD production workflow for an upcoming project. I used a HDMI cable, A to C type connector, to record the signal from a Sony...Read complete review

    I purchased this product as part of testing a DNxHD production workflow for an upcoming project. I used a HDMI cable, A to C type connector, to record the signal from a Sony NEX-VG20 onto a 256 GB SSD via the Hyperdeck Shuttle 2.First off, let me say that the quality is wonderful. The uncompressed 4:2:2, and the more economical DNxHD codec, are both fantastic in terms of quality and work natively in Davinci Resolve, which is what I intend to use for color grading.One minor con related to this is the fact that the codec can only be changed by connecting the Hyperdeck via USB and using the included software to change the record codec. While this isn't something that typically needs to be changed particularly quickly, it would have been nice to have some sort of dial to change the record format.Space, of course, is a problem when recording (for example), uncompressed 4:2:2 video in a Quicktime container. Performance in this regard was dramatically improved when I switched to DNxHD Quicktime -- although a 1:24 video still took up 1.74 GB. Clearly, these kind of formats are not for those with little storage space; however, that's not the Hyperdeck's fault. What could be improved, however, is the choice of recording media.The Hyperdeck Shuttle 2 records only to solid state drives. And while everything the company says about SSDs is true -- they are indeed faster and more durable than traditional spinning-disk hard drives -- the increased space requirements for the Hyperdeck make it difficult to buy enough SSD space for large projects. Perhaps in a world where a 512 GB SSD cost less then it does now, the Hyperdeck would be cost-effective. But the Atomos Ninja, its primary competition, ends up being cheaper in the long run when considering storage costs.This isn't to say that the Hyperdeck doesn't have its niche. For smaller projects that can use two 128 GB SSDs, swapping them out as they fill up and transferring them to a hard drive for editing, it would serve its purpose very well, and deliver reliability and excellent quality. However, I don't think the few cases in which SSDs will be required justifies the complete rejection of HDDs by Blackmagic.I also believe that the Hyperdeck is trying to force my footage to be 10-bit when my camera only records in 8-bit color depth. While I have no way of proving this, the Hyperdeck gives me no apparent method for finding out.Back to workflow, the files were recorded in 29.97 fps mov files, with pulldown. Having found no other way to do this, I used the Interpret Footage dialogue in Adobe After Effects to guess 3:2 pulldown to convert to 23.976, then rendered the files out again to a footage folder by adding each one to a composition. Those files were then graded in Resolve, from which I rendered proxies to edit with in Premiere, and then used a roundtrip workflow using XML files. Your workflow may be different, but this is what worked for me.As for physical notes about the product, mounting options were difficult (I did not purchase the mounting plate, and I wish a cold shoe mount was available -- although that would probably require a smaller product), and the glow of the buttons was difficult to see in broad daylight. I experienced no issues with the HDMI cable connection, but the internal battery had a very short lifespan. Some other reviews have claimed 1-2 hours, I doubt I even got that out of a single charge.Overall, in a short film production where small storage space can be used, in a place where AC power is readily available, and with mounting options sorted out, the Hyperdeck shuttle is incredibly useful. From my experimentation with it, I found no huge problems, but in a production environment, I would expect it to be something of a hassle. The video quality it produces is fantastic, but some of the logistics of its operation could stand to be ironed out better. Even so, it's a recommendable product, and if it turns out to be cheaper than the Ninja in the long run for your particular project, it's a good buy. It's also notable that it supports SDI, whereas the Ninja does not; the more expensive Atomos Samurai does. However, I did not get a chance to use the Hyperdeck's SDI inputs or outputs. I think another reviewer said that they're mini-SDI and require adapters, but I'm not familiar enough with the interface to know. If you use SDI, make sure this is what you want. And have fun color grading that 4:2:2 footage.

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    Nice in theory - but disappointing

    After all the rave reviews and regular marketing programs from Blackmagic Design, I decided to try out their HyperDeck Shuttle for the purpose of capturing ProRes video for an important two week video shoot...Read complete review

    After all the rave reviews and regular marketing programs from Blackmagic Design, I decided to try out their HyperDeck Shuttle for the purpose of capturing ProRes video for an important two week video shoot in remote desert locations.

    Avoiding velcro, I invested in the Blackmagic mounting plate ($100) to attach this unit to my rig. It sat pretty well, was easy to connect, and controls were all simple enough. But in intensive use, this buying decision quickly became a disappointment:

    The mini SDI connector broke before the unit was even used. The entire rig was transported with loving care and I am still at a loss at how such a critical part of this item could break so readily.
    The charge time for the internal battery was barely sufficient for an hour's worth of shooting. Even with an overnight charge, getting an hour out of this unit was a stretch, and as it uses an internal battery external power supplies are needed in order to continue.
    The HDMI cable, that was then plugged in as an alternative to the mini SDI cable, also got mangled for no apparent reason. The Hyperdeck Shuttle has play/record controls on one side (very difficult to see whether the controls are lit in direct sunlight), a slot for the SSD on one end, and the connectors on another side. So you have to sort of come at using this cumbersome piece of gear from three sides - awkward to say the least.
    There is no knowing whether video is being captured apart from a flashing SSD light. The results you will not know until you can replay the video file. Also awkward.
    Tried to connect with Blackmagic customer support and found it impossible to quickly reach anyone. What I DID find was many entries on various internet sites, all complaining of the same things I experienced.
    At nearly $400 for this shuttle, plus $100 for the mounting plate, I can only write this off to a bad experience, and will be placing an order for an ATOMOS SAMURAI BLADE in the not too distant future.

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    4.0

    Some Complications with SSD drives

    By LAvideo

    from Seattle

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Limited Compatibility

    Best Uses

    • HD Video

    Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

    I have three of these drives bought induividually over the past 18 months. All drives have the latest firmware. 5 of the SSD drives that I use were at one time listed on the BlackMagic web site as being compatible. One drive a Samsung 512GB will only be recognized by the oldest of the three Hyperdecks. Two Crucial 512 GB drives that were originally bought in a B&H package with the oldest drive work in all Hyperdecks but are slow to be recognized in the two newer drives. The two Plextor 256 GB drives that were not on the compatiblity list work fine in all the Hyperdecks but one of the drives loads slow in All units. The Plextor drives have sequential serial numbers.

    My latest purchase of SSD drives was two SanDisk Extreme II 480 GB drives. Both work perfectly in all units and load immediately.

    I use these with one Canon XH-G1 and two Canon XH-A1 cameras. I always record to the Quicktime version of the Avid DNxHD format. The material I record runs between 1 to 3 hours so I must use the compressed format. The drives are all formatted as ExFat as MacDrive seemed to corrupt Windows 7.

    I still really like the Hyperdeck Shuttles but I thought it might be helpful for people to know that there are some compatibility issues.

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    5.0

    Overall Pleased with the HyperDeck!

    By Ginger

    from Orlando, FL

    About Me Business Owner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recording Live Events

      Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

      I used the product for recording a switched version of a Talent Showcase and Awards Show from one of Black Magic's switchers. The item worked perfectly once I figured out how to format the disk. Would have been nice to know I was going to need to purchase a separate piece of equipment to format the drive.

      This unit is JUST a recorder it does not act as a separate Hard Drive when it comes to formatting the disk. You will need a cable to download firmware updates but that is all it reads.

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      5.0

      Excellent purchase for our needs

      By SteveB

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Business Owner, In House Producer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Event video
        • In The Studio
        • Local Tv Commercials

        Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

        Shooting with Canon 5D3. Recording to ProRes422 on SDD drastically speeds up moving from camera to editing versus copying in camera H264 from CF and SD cards. Quality of footage from HDMI seems better than we get recording to internal media. Solid build (heavier than I expected). SDI connectors are a bit exposed and surely vulnerable to breaking if handled roughly. Extremely simple to operate. Good battery life. Very pleased.

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        1.0

        Useless brick

        By Gotfredsen

        from Cape Town

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Performance

          Best Uses

            Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

            I got this from B&H in October last year. Within the first month, the units STOP button ceased to function, and the only way to stop a recording was to power off the unit. I contacted Blackmagic, but they just suggested to reload an older version of their firmware. That didn't help, but we could live with the power off method, since the footage was still intact.
            A couple of months ago, it stopped recognizing my SSD, the SSD light flashed for a few seconds and then dimmed. Last week I got an approved SSD disk, exact brand, model no, and firmware version, as demanded by Blackmagic. Still no good. I now have a brick that I might be able to use as a SDI/HDMI converter.

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            5.0

            A Pretty Solid Product

            By Coopaloop

            from Clifton Park, NY

            About Me Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

              We use this to capture a 4 camera Church Service. 3 cameras go from our switcher directly to individual Hyperdeck Shuttles. A final Hyperdeck captures the overall key feed from our switcher.

              After 2 weeks of use the product has proved reliable. Hopefully this will not change.

              Solid build. Easy to use interface. Easy to configure on a computer.

              The Hyperdeck shuttle can capture in Apple Prores 422HQ, Quicktime uncompressed, and DNxHD codecs. I wish it would capture in ProRes422, which would be smaller and more managable, but of course the ProRes codec I use to capture is of very good quality.

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              4.0

              Great little HDMI or SDI recorder

              By Digi-TVpro

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Business Owner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Field Video Recorder
                • Playback Device

                Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

                Excellent for in the field recording direct to SSD. I cut in Final Cut Pro and it records in Apple Pro Res 422, which mean I import directly into the program, no fuss no muss. It will also record uncompressed. Has a built in battery good for an hour as a back up also.
                You'll want to check on BlackMagic's web site on this unit for the SSD cards that are fast enough to record uncompressed video.

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                3.0

                Great Recorder with unusual connections.

                By Ahawk

                from Nashville,TN

                About Me Video Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

                  I use this product to record higher bitrate video files. It is solid and very simple to use. The only thing I dislike is the SDI input and output connectors. They are smaller than BNC and nowhere did I see this before I ordered, so I had to track down a cable. Other than that, its great!

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                  5.0

                  Great Unit.

                  By TAFI

                  from Orlando, FL

                  About Me Business Owner

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • Home Movies
                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

                    The only thing they could do to improve this is to have a thunderbolt port (and a USB3 also) on it to transfer files directly to the computer

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                    5.0

                    HyperHappy!

                    By John

                    from Denver, CO

                    About Me Business Owner

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects

                      Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

                      Although primarily designed to 'capture' video, we are using the HyperDeck to 'play-back' and loop large video files. The simplicity of design and ease-of-use makes this deck absolutely ideal for this application.

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                      2.0

                      Beware of the mini-SDI connectors

                      By RR

                      from CA

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                      • Poor Design

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

                        I have used this minimally, mainly for a recent 10 day shoot. I was testing an HDMI to SDI converter with it on a shoulder rig and the the connector came off with the SDI cable. This was a light use situation. BMD is evaluating whether they are able/ willing to fix. They claim that this hasn't come up much, but the comments here indicate otherwise. A good product otherwise, but if you buy, figure out some way to ease the stress on those connectors. I don't think they're ready for field work.

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                        5.0

                        Simply Awesome!

                        By Topbunk

                        from Burlington, NJ

                        About Me Power User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Reliable
                        • Sleek Design

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

                            I got this to use as a backup recorder with my ATEM Television Studio. It is just awesome! Really simple to use, and the quality of the recording is stunning! Makes for a really good playback device as well. I am loving it. I wish Blackmagic would enable the Display button so one can see information on a monitor, such as remaining disc space and/or recording time.

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                            2.0

                            Not completely compatible with Avid

                            By Bryan

                            from Grand Rapids, MI

                            About Me Power User

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Sleek Design

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

                                This is just a heads up for Avid Nitris DX users who are considering adding the HyperDeck Shuttle to their workflow.

                                We are new adopters and we would really like to use the shuttle to bypass using DVCProHD tape on our HDX900 camera. This would save a ton of time in capturing, not to mention moving away from deck issues that keep cropping up with our DVCProHD decks.

                                Unfortunately it is not working for us. For some reason the DNXHD files the shuttle records, whether in QuickTime or MXF wrapping, produce an error in the NItris DX hardware, making the clips unusable. They work fine in software-only mode and on the system that uses an AJA IO Express. But we have three systems that rely on the Nitris DX IO to accelerate their performance and monitor.

                                Blackmagic Design's tech support has been very helpful in troubleshooting and now their senior technicians are looking into it and have said they will probably collaborate with Avid to sort it out.

                                But for now, this is not a solution for Avid users using Avid's flagship Nitris DX hardware.

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                                2.0

                                Nice in theory - but disappointing

                                By NewChannelMedia

                                from San Anselmo, CA

                                About Me Power User

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                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                • Easy To Break Connectors
                                • Flawed Design
                                • Internal Battery
                                • Short battery life
                                • Trigger Is Not Reliable
                                • Unreliable

                                Best Uses

                                • Studio

                                Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

                                After all the rave reviews and regular marketing programs from Blackmagic Design, I decided to try out their HyperDeck Shuttle for the purpose of capturing ProRes video for an important two week video shoot in remote desert locations.

                                Avoiding velcro, I invested in the Blackmagic mounting plate ($100) to attach this unit to my rig. It sat pretty well, was easy to connect, and controls were all simple enough. But in intensive use, this buying decision quickly became a disappointment:

                                The mini SDI connector broke before the unit was even used. The entire rig was transported with loving care and I am still at a loss at how such a critical part of this item could break so readily.
                                The charge time for the internal battery was barely sufficient for an hour's worth of shooting. Even with an overnight charge, getting an hour out of this unit was a stretch, and as it uses an internal battery external power supplies are needed in order to continue.
                                The HDMI cable, that was then plugged in as an alternative to the mini SDI cable, also got mangled for no apparent reason. The Hyperdeck Shuttle has play/record controls on one side (very difficult to see whether the controls are lit in direct sunlight), a slot for the SSD on one end, and the connectors on another side. So you have to sort of come at using this cumbersome piece of gear from three sides - awkward to say the least.
                                There is no knowing whether video is being captured apart from a flashing SSD light. The results you will not know until you can replay the video file. Also awkward.
                                Tried to connect with Blackmagic customer support and found it impossible to quickly reach anyone. What I DID find was many entries on various internet sites, all complaining of the same things I experienced.
                                At nearly $400 for this shuttle, plus $100 for the mounting plate, I can only write this off to a bad experience, and will be placing an order for an ATOMOS SAMURAI BLADE in the not too distant future.

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                                4.0

                                Hyper deck shuttle 2

                                By Zara Creative

                                from Detroit, MI

                                About Me Power User

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                                Pros

                                • Price

                                Cons

                                • Needs Firmware

                                Best Uses

                                • Video Production

                                Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

                                I love this product. The only thing I would change is to make the display button function. Black magic has already confirmed that a firmware update will be on the way but we need it so we can see how much we have remaining and what we have recorded. Other than that it's a bargain for what it does at this price point.

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                                1.0

                                Uncompressed Worse Than H.264!

                                By Donaldson

                                from San Francisco

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                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Loss Of Latitude

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Television

                                  Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

                                  If your are thinking about buying a Hyperdeck Shuttle to get a better image out of your 5D Mark iii, don't.
                                  I bought this and tested it side by side with recording uncompressed QT and H264 straight to the card. And found there is a significant loss of information in the highlights with The Black Magic. And while it records 10 bit color the 5d is only capable of outputting 8 bit color, even with the new firmware update (1.2.1) which was made to address just these problems.

                                  The bottom line. You get more latitude without this device.

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                                  5.0

                                  Simply the Best for your dollar!

                                  By Mike

                                  from vancouver, canada

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                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • High Capacity
                                  • Reliable
                                  • Sleek Design

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Pro And Semi Pro Video

                                    Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

                                    I use it with my DSLR, to capture Raw. It's a small, durable little tank, inputs sdi and hdmi for extreme affordable flexibility.
                                    Unfortunately it only records up to 2K, which is great, but does not allow updating to capture a 4K output in the future.

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                                    5.0

                                    Blessed with ProRe

                                    By Cameraflyer

                                    from Washington, DC

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                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • High Capacity
                                    • Reliable
                                    • Sleek Design

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Movies
                                      • Television

                                      Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

                                      I had used my friend's original Shuttle [1] and being that we have been a FCP house since 2001 found that it was impractical to use only uncompressed video with the cost of SDDs still in the astronomical range a year ago. Now that BM has finally added the Pro Res CODEC to the Shuttle 2, this opens up a whole new world! SSD prices have fallen nicely to the point that we can have a couple of 240GB SSDs giving us about 5 hours of record time and the Shuttle 2 with the plate and special DIN cables for under [$]! We plan to add at least 2 more Shuttles for direct recording of our cameras now.Having both HD-SDI & HDMI I/O pretty much sets us up to use nearly any camera we could conceivably need. Now, when I do jib shoots, I can record my own footage to make a great reel! No more chasing Producers for footage!!!!!!! I recommend the plate, no matter how heavy to help wick away the tremendous heat generated while recording.

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                                      5.0

                                      Best Value for the pirce!

                                      By Christopher Wilkes

                                      from Fargo, North Dakota

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                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • High Capacity
                                      • Reliable
                                      • Sleek Design

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Prore Play Out And Record
                                        • Prores Recplay

                                        Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

                                        I would pay this price just to play out!We can kick out ProRes and play out with embedded audio & ANC LTC.Those that complain of poor design or ruggedness need to reevaluate how rugged their [$]+ deck is or how fun it is to lug around.Buy a good SSD & get the din adapter and don't throw it in your bag of junk. Protect the thing, it isn't rocket science, don't expect to be spoon fed for this value.

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                                        5.0

                                        HyperDeck Shuttle 2 is good for me

                                        By sONnar

                                        from Salekhard, Russia

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                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Sleek Design

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Movies
                                          • Television

                                          Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

                                          Very useful thing to get maximum from your camcorder by SDI or HDMI outputs. I'm use it with my Sony HVR-Z7E - from HDV it turns to Apple ProRes HQ 422 camcorder. I can even use chromakey with that video now!

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                                          2.0

                                          Fragile

                                          By Compulsive Matt

                                          from Melbourne, Australia

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                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Easy To Use

                                          Cons

                                          • Unreliable

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Not Expensive Shoots

                                          Comments about Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder:

                                          The HyperDeck is user friendly and easy to set up but the mini SDI input on the back broke first time out. I was shooting a green screen TVC so I had to use the compressed footage from the cards on the camera to key. B&H are replacing the unit but it doesn't leave me with much confidence that the unit can stand the rigours of professional use. Only time will tell if I simply got a bad unit the first time.

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                                          Drives & Storage

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                                          Required item: A 2.5" SS recording drive (not included) is necessary to record your footage.

                                          OWC / Other World Computing -  240GB Mercury Extreme Pro 6G Solid State Drive
                                          • You Pay: $220.00
                                           

                                          Drive must be formatted in HFS+ (A native Mac format). On a Windows PC software such as Macdrive must be used to format the drive.

                                          Connector Adapters

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                                          Adapt a standard BNC cable to this recorder's Din 1.0 connectors for HD-SDI input and output.

                                          Pro Video Accessories -  BNC Female to DIN 1.0/2.3 RG-59 SDI Cable - 1'
                                          • You Pay: $14.24
                                           

                                          Required to use standard BNC cables with this item.

                                          Comprehensive -  BPBL Male BNC to Male BNC Adapter
                                          • You Pay: $3.59
                                           
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                                          Video Cables

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                                          Connect your recorder to a camera or an external monitor.

                                          Canare -  HD-SDI Video Coaxial Cable - BNC to BNC Connectors - 0.5'
                                          • You Pay: $14.99
                                           
                                          Pearstone -  3' Swiveling HDMI to Mini HDMI Cable
                                          • You Pay: $6.50
                                           

                                          System Extensions

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                                          A docking station allows you to transfer your recorded footage to a computer easily.

                                          Newer Technology -  Voyager Q Quad Interface Dock for 2.5" and 3.5" Serial ATA Drives
                                          • You Pay: $69.00
                                           

                                          Batteries & Chargers

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                                          Don't get caught without power with a powertap enabled battery.

                                          Switronix -  Powertap BlackMagic Converter Cable w/ XP-L90S Battery and Charger Kit
                                          • You Pay: $419.95
                                           

                                          Increase your shooting convenience and flexibility with the aid of additional mounts.

                                          Blackmagic Design -  HyperDeck Shuttle Mounting Plate
                                          • You Pay: $94.05
                                           

                                          Cases & Coverings

                                          Carry, organize and protect your SSD drives with these custom cases.

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                                          Blackmagic Design HyperDeck SSD Covers (10-Pack)
                                          Blackmagic Design -  HyperDeck SSD Covers (10-Pack)
                                          • You Pay: $37.95
                                           
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