Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder

Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder

Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder

B&H # BLHDSH2 MFR # HYPERD/PT2
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Product Highlights

  • Most 2.5" SATA SSD Drives Supported
  • Record Avid DNxHD 200x 10-Bit Codec
  • Record ProRes HQ
  • Record Uncompressed HD QuickTime Files
  • HD-SDI I/O; HDMI 1.3 Input and Playback
  • Internal Rechargeable Battery
  • 12V Power Input
  • Simple Front-Panel Playback Controls
  • Machined Aircraft-Grade Aluminum
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Blackmagic Design HYPERD/PT2 overview

  • 1Description

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 and ProRes HQ codecs. 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)
In the Box
Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder
  • 12V Universal Power Supply
  • International Socket Adapters for All Countries
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Blackmagic Design HYPERD/PT2 specs

    Connectivity
    Video Inputs 1x 10-bit HD/SD-SDI switchable via DIN 1.0/2.3 connector
    1x HDMI type A connector
    Video Outputs 1x 10-bit HD/SD-SDI switchable via DIN 1.0/2.3 connector
    1x HDMI 1.3 type A connector
    Audio Inputs SDI: 16 channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files / 2 channels in Avid DNxHD MXF files.
    HDMI: 8 channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files / 2 channels in Avid DNxHD MXF files.
    Audio Outputs SDI: 16 channels embedded in SD and HD in QuickTime files / 2 channels in Avid DNxHD MXF files.
    HDMI: 2 channels embedded in SD and HD
    SSD Interface 1x 2.5" SATA 3 Gb/s
    Recorder Control 7 buttons for local control of HyperDeck Shuttle 2, or use USB 2.0 high-speed interface
    Recorder Configuration Use USB 2.0 high speed interface
    Computer Interface 1x Mini-B type USB 2.0 connector for initial setup, software updates, and HyperDeck Utility software control
    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, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 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
    Copy Protection HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
    Codec Support Uncompressed 10-bit QuickTime, Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) QuickTime, Avid DNxHD QuickTime, Avid DNxHD MXF.
    Battery Rechargeable built-in lithium-ion polymer battery
    Power Supply 12V universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries. Connection supports 12-18 V
    Dimensions 4.6 x 6.1 x 1" (11.7 x 15.5 x 2.5 cm)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 5.7 x 4.2"

    Blackmagic Design HYPERD/PT2 reviews

    HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 82.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Works great when pins don't break I have never had dropped frames, it creates great prores/DNXHD, requires a little bit of set up with a computer first but the price is right.This product is not properly designed for set use. The DIN Ports are AWFUL!! I have had these break on me 3 times now...this is while using a magic arm to support the DIN cables so there is no pressure on the DIN ports. They STILL BREAK OFF!!! BMD was nice enough to fix it for free the first time, but it is $ plus shipping to fix.which is practically 1/3 of the cost. This is fine for any conversions in real time at your workstation but for on set work, I recommend a different more robust recorder...
    Date published: 2014-10-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Tool! Pros: Uncompressed, 10-bit amazing quality video. DNxHD workflow, awesome with Avid. HD-SDI pro connection. Playback options are versatile with HDMI also included. Easy to use. Cons: Battery only lasts for about an hour. Heats up pretty quickly, so you need to be careful not to overheat. Mounting is kind of silly, especially for the price of the plate. However, after writing that, I'd like to mention this: it's my favorite tool in my camera bag! I love it. I love the quality it produces, and it far exceeded my expectations, and outweighs the cons in my book. NOTE: Make sure you get an SDI to DIN cable. And make sure you get an SSD that is pre-approved by Blackmagic.
    Date published: 2012-10-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great addition to my EX1 I purchased the HypderDeck Shuttle to record uncompressed 10-bit 4:2:2 out of my Sony EX1 for green screen and compositing work. So far, I've been impressed with how easy it is to use. I wish it had a lighter weight and less expensive option for mounting as a mount that is 1/3 the price of the device is a little steep in my opinion. Was able to get the EX1 to trigger the recorder so I could record to both SxS cards and the SSD.
    Date published: 2012-12-19
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Beware of the mini-SDI connectors 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.
    Date published: 2013-09-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Pretty Solid Product 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.
    Date published: 2014-03-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful and solid design. A dream. I opened the box and tried the HyperDeck Shuttle 2 with my old Canon HV20. Minutes later I was viewing the test footage in Avid Media Composer. I am awaiting the release of the Canon 5D Mark III firmware update (April 2013) so I can capture clean HDMI into uncompressed 4:2:2 or to DNxHD format depending on my needs. I do green screen special effects for fun on low budget films and can't wait. The ONLY thing I haven't loved about the Shuttle 2 is that the SDI connectors protrude slightly from the side from the otherwise sleek design. I'll just be careful not to let them snag on anything.
    Date published: 2013-04-07
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Works... Awesome Product but still has much room for improvement. Doesn't see SDI record trigger from Arri Alexa and only records the highest quality .MXF files... great if your using a DSLR or camcorder but bad if you plan on using this to generate offline files. Overall it seems like it can be a powerful tool and its downright cheap when you look at the other options out there I just hope Blackmagic gets it together and adds more codecs and Arri Alexa support soon. Please note, I have not tried to edit with these files yet. I don't know if anything funky is going on w the pulldown, etc.
    Date published: 2012-04-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pay Attention to Recommended SSDs! Purchased this to use with my D800. Intially had problems with Samsung 840 pro series SSD not being recognized by the Shuttle 2. I double checked the recommended SSDs and purchased one from Blackmagic Design's list. Shuttle 2 works wonderfully allowing me to capture uncompressed video and only time constraints being the battery life and SSD capacity. Battery life is not great but met my expectation given the size of the recorder. Great purchase.
    Date published: 2013-03-14
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