The Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Shuttle 2 SSD Video Recorder records uncompressed 10-bit HD and SD video as QuickTime files from any SDI- or HDMI-enabled camcorder. This updated version of the original HyperDeck Shuttle also records Avid's DNxHD 220x 10-bit codec. The extremely compact recorder accepts a 2.5" SATA solid state drive (sold separately) for data storage. Simply by bypassing the camera's compression, this allows you to get the highest-quality output possible from camcorders that typically record video as highly compressed HDV, AVCHD, or another similar codec.
With its uncompressed recording capability, HyperDeck Shuttle 2 shines on those projects for which even high-bit-rate ProRes and DNxHD codecs are too compressed for your needs. Perhaps you're shooting against a green screen and you'll need to be able to pull the cleanest key possible in post, or you're capturing background plates for special effects. Whatever the application, capturing to a supremely portable device with interchangeable media (which, with each succeeding generation, will grow in capacity as prices drop) is about the most elegant solution imaginable for recording uncompressed 4:2:2 HD video.
Sometimes, however, capacity is an issue, and HyperDeck Shuttle 2 offers the option of recording high-bit-rate compressed files. For Avid users, it doesn't get much more convenient than capturing 10-bit video as the extremely high-quality DNxHD 220x codec. Ready for the Media Composer timeline immediately, the MXF file type is available for 1080i59.94, 1080p29.97, and 720p59.94 formats.
The device features HDMI and SDI outputs for local playback from the device to an appropriate monitor on-set or in a screening room. HyperDeck Shuttle 2 features both a rechargeable internal Li-ion battery and a 12V DC power input that allows you to plug the device into a wall socket for continuous power.
Note! The HDMI output from DSLR cameras such as the Canon 5D/7D and Panasonic GH2 is intended for monitoring only, not for recording. 2.5" SATA SSD drives are sold separately. Off-the-shelf SSDs can be used as long as they are fast enough for uncompressed 10-bit capture (158 megabytes/second is required for 10-bit uncompressed 1920 x 1080 @ 29.97 fps).
|Video Inputs||1x HD/SD-SDI (10-bit) via DIN 1.0/2.3 connector
1x HDMI 1.3 type A connector
|Video Outputs||1x HD/SD-SDI (10-bit) via DIN 1.0/2.3 connector
1x HDMI 1.3 type A connector
|Audio Inputs||SDI: 16 channels embedded in SD and HD
HDMI: 8 channels embedded in SD and HD
|Audio Outputs||SDI: 16 channels embedded in SD and HD
HDMI: 2 channels embedded in SD and HD
|SSD Interface||1x 2.5" SATA 3 Gb/s|
|Computer Interface||1x Mini-B type USB 2.0 connector for initial setup, firmware updates, and HyperDeck Utility software control|
|Controls||7 buttons for local control of HyperDeck Shuttle 2, or use USB 2.0 high-speed interface|
|Configuration||Use USB 2.0 high speed interface|
|SD Format Support||625/25 PAL and 525/29.97 NTSC
480p60 and 576p50 via HDMI only
|HD Format Support||720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60, 1080PsF/23.98, 1080PsF/24, 1080PsF/25, 1080PsF/29.97, 1080PsF/30, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, and 1080p30|
|SDI Compliance||SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M|
|SDI Metadata Support||HD RP188 and closed captioning|
|Audio Sampling||Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24-bit|
|Color Space||REC 601, REC 709|
|Multiple Rate Support||SDI and HDMI switches between 270 Mb/s SD-SDI and 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI|
|Battery||Rechargeable built-in lithium-ion polymer battery|
|Power Supply||12V universal power supply included with international socket adapters for all countries. Connection supports 12-18V|
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