Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio 12G

The Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio 12G. This file-based deck provides the familiar jog/shuttle interface of traditional VTRs, but instead of tape use SSD drives for recording media.

Key Features

  • Records Up to 3840 x 2160 at 60 fps
  • Plays Back Up to 3840 x 2160 at 60 fps
  • 12G-SDI and HDMI 2.0 Inputs
  • 1 HDMI and 4 12G-SDI Outputs

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UHD 4K playback and recording at up to 60p is introduced with the Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio 12G. This file-based deck provides the familiar jog/shuttle interface of traditional VTRs, but instead of tape use SSD drives for recording media. It records in uncompressed QuickTime, ProRes, or Avid DNxHD formats all with up to 4:2:2 color sampling at 10-bit color space. With two SSD slots, you can record almost endlessly – as one SSD becomes full, recording automatically continues on to the other. The Studio 12G features one 12G-SDI input that is 3G-, HD-, and SD-SDI compatible along with one HDMI 2.0 input. In addition, there are four total SDI outputs and one HDMI 2.0 output for monitoring and connection to other equipment in your studio. All of the SDI connectors plus both of the HDMI ports support UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at up to 60 fps.

The Studio 12G is housed in a 1RU rack mountable unit, with built-in rack mount ears. It features illuminated front panel button control and a jog/shuttle wheel for analog scrubbing. RS-422 control is supported for external control. You can also control the unit using either the USB port or over Ethernet via the RJ-45 connector. An integrated LCD on the front panel allows you to monitor the video, and display timecode and transport information.

UHD 4K Recording and Playback

The HypeDeck Studio 12G records video to uncompressed QuickTime at 10-bit with 4:2:2 color sampling at up to UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 60 fps. It also records to ProRes 422(HQ), ProRes 422, ProRes 422 (LT), ProRes 422 (Proxy), as well as Avid DNxHD and Avid DNxHD MXF, also all in SD and SD

Two SSD Bays

For accepting storage media, the unit incorporates two 2.5″ slots with SATA connectors for use with SSD drives. The ability to swap out drives while recording enables almost endlessly durations, seamlessly switching from one SSD to the other as the first one fills up.

Video Inputs

The HyperDeck Studio 12G supports SD, HD, 3G, 6G, and 12G signals over SDI and up to UHD 4K at 60p via HDMI 2.0.

Video Outputs

A total of four SDI outputs are provided: a single loop-out that mirrors the incoming signal, two playback outputs, and a dedicated monitor output. Additionally, there is a single HDMI 2.0 output with UHD 4K at 60p support that can serve as a loop-out, be used for playback, or connected to a local monitor

VTR Style Controls

The HyperDeck Studio 12G features VTR style front panel controls for record and playback. With illuminated buttons, for working in dim locations or settings, while a built-in jog/shuttle wheel provides analog style control over your playback.

Remote

The unit is controllable via RS-422 control and over the Ethernet or USB port.

Built-In LCD Monitor

The unit’s front panel also features a built-in LCD screen that allows you to monitor input or playback video as well as timecode, format, and audio levels.

Included Software

The HyperDeck Studio 12G includes HyperDeck Utility, Media Express, Disk Speed test, Blackmagic System Preferences, and Blackmagic driver software.

Brand

Connectivity

Video Input

1 x 12G-SDI (SD/HD/3G/6G/12G switchable; supports single link 4:2:2, 10-bit)
1 x HDMI 2.0 (type A connector; supports up to UHD 4K at 60p; 10-bit, 4:2:2)

Video Output

2 x 12G-SDI (SD/HD/3G/6G/12G switchable; supports 10-bit)
1 x 12G-SDI loop-through (SD/HD/3G/6G/12G switchable; supports 10-bit)
1 x 12G-SDI monitor output (SD/HD/3G/6G/12G switchable; supports 10-bit)
1 x HDMI 2.0 (type A connector; supports up to UHD 4K at 60p; 10-bit, 4:2:2)

Audio Input

SDI:
16 channels embedded in SD, HD, and UHD in QuickTime files
2 channels embedded in HD in Avid DNxHD MXF files

HDMI
8 channels embedded in SD, HD, and UHD in QuickTime files
2 channels embedded in HD in Avid DNxHD MXF files

Audio Output

SDI:
16 channels embedded in SD, HD, and UHD in QuickTime files
2 channels embedded in HD in Avid DNxHD MXF files

HDMI
8 channels embedded in SD, HD, and UHD in QuickTime files
2 channels embedded in HD in Avid DNxHD MXF files

Sync Input

1 x Blackburst or tri-level sync (BNC)

Device Control

1 x RS-422 deck control port on DB9 female (Sony protocol)

Ethernet

1 x RJ-45 for remote operation

Computer Interface

1 x mini-USB 2.0 for software updates and HyperDeck Utility software control

SSD Interface

2 x 2.5" SATA 6 Gb/s

Standards

Supported Resolutions

SD
625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC
480p60 and 576p50 (via HDMI only)

HD
1280 x 720p: 50, 59.94, 60, 1920 x 1080i: 50, 59.94, 60
1920 x 1080PsF: 23.98, 24
1920 x 1080p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60

4K
3840 x 2160p: 23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94, 60

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 425M

Video Sampling

4:2:2

Color Depth

10-bit

Color Space

REC 601, REC 709

Audio Sampling

Television standard 24-bit, 48 kHz

Multiple Rate Support

SDI and HDMI switchable between SD, HD, and Ultra HD
SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5G-SDI HD, 3G-SDI, 6G-SDI, and 12G-SDI

Copy Protection

HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources

Supported Codecs

Uncompressed QuickTime
Apple ProRes 422 QuickTime
Apple ProRes 422 (LT)
Apple ProRes 422 (Proxy)
Avid DNxHD QuickTime (up to 1080i60)
Avid DNxHD MXF up to (up to 1080i60)

System Requirements

Operating System

OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite), or later
Windows: 7 or 8

General

Display

Built-in LCD for video, audio, and timecode monitoring and menu settings

User Interface

12 buttons and jog wheel for local control

Rack Height

1RU

Power Supply

1 x built-in international AC power supply with IEC C14 inlet
110 to 240 VAC, 50 to 60 Hz

Operating Temperature

41 to 104°F / 5 to 40°C

Storage Temperature

-4 to 113°F / -20 to 45°C

Relative Humidity

0 to 90% non-condensing

Dimensions

19 x 1.75 x 6.7" / 48.3 x 4.4 x 17 cm

Weight

Not specified by manufacturer

Packaging Info

Package Weight

4.35 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

19.1 x 7.5 x 3.4"

  • Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Studio 12G
  • Software CD