Blackmagic Design Announces New Apple ProRes Formats for HyperDeck Studio
Blackmagic Design announced the availability of HyperDeck 4.1 software which adds three new Apple ProRes file formats for the HyperDeck Studio broadcast recorder. HyperDeck 4.1 update is available now free of charge from the Blackmagic Design website.
HyperDeck Studio customers can already record and playback in uncompressed, or compressed ProRes 422 (HQ) and DNxHD formats. This new software update adds three additional Apple ProRes file formats, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT) and ProRes (Proxy) which provides customers with significantly reduced video file sizes while preserving full frame 10-bit 4:2:2 quality.
This update allows customers to get longer recording times for the same file size so they can use low cost SSD drives while still recording high quality video in all SD and HD resolutions. Using ProRes 422 (Proxy) it is possible to record over 24 hours of 1080HD video in a single 480GB SSD drive. Selecting the type of ProRes format for recording can be set via the built in on screen menus and all ProRes types can be played back automatically.
The Apple ProRes 422 formats are designed specifically for multi-stream non linear editing, minimal generation loss and fast export, making them very popular video file formats for post production and broadcast. All ProRes files recorded with HyperDeck Studio can be opened directly in Apple Final Cut Pro X™ for immediate editing.
“We are extremely excited to be delivering yet another amazing free update for all HyperDeck Studio customers,” said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. “HyperDeck Studio was originally launched as a 10-bit uncompressed SSD based broadcast deck for rack mount recording and playback. Since launch, we have delivered multiple free software updates that have given our customers incredible new features including DNxHD recording and playback, enhanced built in menus, ProRes 422 (HQ) recording and playback, new Ethernet protocol for deck control, timecode run triggered recording and we also launched the advanced HyperDeck Studio Pro model featuring Ultra HD formats and 6G-SDI technology. Now with the addition of 3 ProRes formats, HyperDeck Studio is the ideal replacement for aging broadcast decks and is perfect for fast paced broadcast and live production environments.”