Blackmagic H264 Pro Recorder

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Encode to digital H.264 files in real time from professional SDI, HDMI, analog component, S-video and composite video equipment! Get the highest quality 4:2:2 video capture from all popular SD/HD video formats. Connect video cameras and VTRs, including HDCAM, Digital Betacam, Betacam SP, DVD players and much more. H.264 Pro Recorder includes Media Express software for Mac OS X and Windows, which lets you preview and set the video quality of encoded files.




SDI Video Input

1 x 10-bit SD/HD switchable

Analog Video Input

1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video or Composite. Component supports HD and SD.

HDMI Video Input

1 x HDMI type A connector.

Analog Audio Input

2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio with standard 1/4 inch jack connections.

SDI Audio Input

2 Channels from embedded SDI audio.

HDMI Audio Input

2 Channels from embedded HDMI audio.

Device Control

Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control port.

Computer Interface

USB 2.0 high speed (480Mb/s)

Blackmagic MultiView 16


SD Format Support

625i/50 PAL and 525i/59.94, 480p NTSC.

HD Format Support

720p50/59.94/60. 1080i50/59.94/60. 1080p23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60. 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97/30.

SDI Compliance

SMPTE 259M and SMPTE 292.

Audio Sampling

Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.

Video Sampling

4:2:2 YUV

SDI Color Precision


Color Space

REC 601, REC 709

HDMI Color Precision


Multiple Rate support

SDI, HDMI and component analog video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s HD-SDI.

Copy Protection

HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.



Hardware based real time H.264 encoder supports multiple profiles for small, portable video devices through to full resolution HDTV.

Realtime Scaling

Capture at full HD or SD resolution, or use direct resize in realtime to scale and encode for the intended playback device, such as iPhone, iPad or iPod.


Software Included

Media Express, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X™. Media Express, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows™.

Internal Software Upgrade

Firmware upgrade via USB.

Operating Systems

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Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, 
Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite or later.

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Windows 7 or Windows 8.

Power Requirements

Power Supply

+12V universal power supply included with international socket adaptors for all countries. Cable tie point.

Physical Specifications

Blackmagic MultiView 16

Physical Installation

Requires computer with a USB 2.0 port.

Environmental Specifications

Operating temperature:

0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)

Storage temperature:

-20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)

Relative Humidity:

0% to 90% non-condensing

What's Included

H.264 Pro Recorder

Software CD

+12V universal power supply with international socket adaptors


12 Month Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty.



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