Blackmagic Releases HyperDeck Shuttle 2 for Avid DNxHD
January 23, 2012
MILPITAS, Calif.: Blackmagic Design has released a
new version of its popular HyperDeck Shuttle Solid State Disk recorder. HyperDeck Shuttle 2 replaces the
existing model and adds broadcast quality 10-bit recording and playback
to the Avid DNxHD format for the same price of $345.
HyperDeck Shuttle 2 is shipping now and available from Blackmagic Design
resellers worldwide. HyperDeck 2.0 software public beta is available to
download now from the Blackmagic Design web site. Any customer who has
HyperDeck Shuttle 2 can download this software update to add DNxHD compressed
HyperDeck Shuttle now records the highest quality uncompressed or compressed
video formats onto common low cost SSDs in the smallest possible size.
HyperDeck Shuttle is targeted for field recording, and for direct camera
mounting, HyperDeck Shuttle Mounting Plate can be added to provide multiple pre
drilled 1/4” and 3/8” mounting holes.
HyperDeck Shuttle allows video file recording to bypass the camera's
compression by recording from SDI and HDMI directly to 10-bit uncompressed
QuickTime or Avid DNxHD MXF formats. SSDs are compact, cheap and fast, and can
be plugged into an eSATA dock for instant access to the media files, so are the
most flexible recording medium available.
DNxHD is a broadcast industry standard for media files and adding native
support for this compressed video format into HyperDeck Shuttle will allow
dramatically longer recording times, lower media storage costs, and provide
full file format compatibility with Avid Media Composer systems. All media is
recorded in MXF format that’s immediately available for all Avid Media Composer
systems and leading video applications including Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci
With SDI and HDMI inputs and outputs, HyperDeck Shuttle works with every
camera, deck or monitor and effortlessly plugs into monitors or televisions for
instant on set preview. HyperDeck Shuttle can also be used as a video playback
source for digital signage systems or connected to a live production switcher
for recording events and then used for live playback.