Blackmagic Design Hyperdeck Shuttle HD is perfectly designed for the desktop. This means the front panel can be operated with a single hand! The gentle angle allows your hand to rest on the search dial, and the control buttons are positioned under your fingertips. The design is the same depth and angle as ATEM Mini Extreme, so they match perfectly when used together! Scrolling media is fast as the machined metal search dial has a natural inertia, and the soft rubber surface feels nice to the touch. That’s perfect when you’re searching through lots of media. Plus, the buttons are the same design as traditional broadcast decks. The rear panel includes all video, power, network and control connections.
A Mastering Recorder
With support for H.264, ProRes and DNx files, you can record true broadcast masters! You can even select between PCM or AAC audio. That’s perfect for higher quality mastering when used with ATEM Mini switchers. You get everything needed to send shows to broadcasters and for uploading to YouTube.
A Media Player
The large search dial lets you visually browse your clip library. Then you can use the previous clip button to cue to the start of the clip. After playing, you can use the clip button to stop the playback at the end of the clip. ATEM switchers can even remote control HyperDeck Shuttle via Ethernet!
Traditional Broadcast Deck Controls
HyperDeck Shuttle includes a control panel that’s very fast to use. The buttons are similar to a traditional broadcast deck. Simply press the record button and you instantly start recording the video input to a file! It will record in the file format that has been set in the record menu. There are other buttons for playback, to cue to the start of the clip and to move to the next clip. The buttons have been custom designed by Blackmagic Design for the highest quality. The large machined metal search dial supports shuttle, jog and scroll so you can find clips fast. Plus all deck control functions can be triggered remotely using the Ethernet network.
Supports SD Cards and UHS-II Cards
HyperDeck Shuttle supports recording to common SD cards and UHS-II cards so you don’t need expensive custom media. SD cards are the perfect choice for broadcast media because they are small and very affordable. Plus, you can even record to external USB disks! When using USB disks, if you use a USB hub, or Blackmagic MultiDock, you can even record on multiple disks for non stop recording! When using H.264, the files are so incredibly small you get very long recordings even on smaller low cost cards. This means you can record up to 157 hours of H.264 in 1080p59.94 on a 1 TB card. That’s over 6 days of recording in HD using a single 1 TB card!
Record to External USB-C Media Disks
If recording to other types of media is required, the USB-C expansion port lets you plug in an external flash disk for recording. USB-C flash disks have unlimited capacity because they can be physically larger than an SD card or SSD. Plus, it’s even possible to record to a disk array you’ll use for editing, so you don’t need to waste time copying files before starting post production. Just move the disk over to a computer and instantly start editing! You can even add a Blackmagic MultiDock 10G that has 4 separate SSD media slots, so you can add compatibility with SSD media to the HyperDeck Shuttle! There are also options for managing external disks in the settings menu.
Popular ProRes, DNx and H.264 Files!
Blackmagic Design Hyperdeck Shuttle HD supports the most popular codecs in use today! You get broadcast quality DNx and ProRes file formats. However you also get space saving H.264 when recording in NTSC, PAL, 720p, 1080p plus even true 1080i interlaced formats. That means you get tight 60:1 to 285:1 compression ratios for very small files at full broadcast quality. Plus you can choose uncompressed PCM audio, or even AAC audio when uploading files to YouTube. HyperDeck Shuttle HD supports both ExFAT used on Windows and HFS+ used on Mac disk formatting standards, so disks can be mounted and read on both platforms. You also get support for recording long duration events into a single video file.
Built In Teleprompter
With such a large search dial, HyperDeck Shuttle HD can be used as a teleprompter! Simply change to teleprompter in the record menu and it will read standard RTF text files as scripts. You don’t need weird custom software as scripts can be written in simple text editors such as TextEdit. You can move between multiple scripts with the previous and next clip buttons. If you press both jog and scroll buttons, you can live scroll the script like a traditional teleprompter! Even the size, color, font weight and alignment will be read from the RTF script file. Best of all, you can write your scripts in standard 12 point size and HyperDeck will scale them up for the prompter display automatically.
Network File Transfers
HyperDeck Shuttle allows media files to be uploaded remotely, using simple FTP client software. With 1G Ethernet built into the HyperDeck Shuttle, file transfers are very fast, and sometimes faster than the SD card media disk! For remote deck control, all models use an easy to learn text based protocol, so you can use a simple terminal app like Telnet to test control commands. Simply log into the HyperDeck and then type “play” or “record” and it will execute the command. It’s that simple! If you combine the control protocol and file transfers with a HyperDeck connected to a large USB-C disk array, you get a fantastic broadcast server for ingest, media management and play out.
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