December 6, 2013
By Josephine Tay
Beijing, China – Blackmagic Design has announced the immediate availability of HyperDeck 4.1 software which adds three new Apple ProRes™ file formats for the HyperDeck Studio broadcast recorder. 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. “HyperDeck Studio was originally launched as a 10-bit uncompressed SSD based broadcast deck for rack mount recording and playback,” said Grant Petty, CEO of Blackmagic Design. “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.” HyperDeck 4.1 update can now be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design website.