Installation and Operation ManualHyperDeckDisk RecordersMarch 2020English, 日本語, Français, Deutsch, Español, 中文,한국어, Русский, Italiano, Português and Türkçe.

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EnglishWelcomeWe hope you share our dream for the television industry to become a truly creative industry by allowinganyone to have access to the highest quality video.Our range of HyperDeck disk recorders have made it easier and more affordable than ever to recordand play back full 10 Bit uncompressed video and now Ultra HD! HyperDeck records directly toremovable 2.5" Solid State Disks (SSDs) and SD cards that are getting bigger, faster and more affordableevery day. It’s incredible that you can now record and play the most amazing quality video ontosomething so small thousands of times without any degradation in quality!SSDs and SD cards can also be connected to any computer for immediate editing and fast transfer ofyour media. With no moving parts, they are unbelievably robust and can handle harsh conditions thatwould destroy conventional hard drives and videotapes!You can bypass unwanted camera compression and record directly from HDMI or SDI cameras andeven connect to any HDMI or SDI monitor for instant playback. The HyperDeck Studio Mini model isa small and portable, modular Ultra HD disk recorder that records on tiny SD cards. With HyperDeckStudio Pro, you can connect analog sources and also record and play back Ultra HD with 6G-SDI. TheHyperDeck Studio 12G model can record even higher frame ratesin Ultra HD up to 60 fps!If you need longer recording times, then HyperDeck also records and plays back Apple ProRes andAvid DNx files. These 10 Bit quality codecs retain fantastic picture quality and increase the recordinglength of your media by more than 5 times!This instruction manual contains all the information you need to start using your HyperDeck diskrecorder. For uncompressed recording you need to use an SSD that supports the required data speedand we are continually adding details on our website of new SSDs that we have tested.Please check the support page at for the latest version of this manual andupdates to the HyperDeck software. Keeping your software up to date will always ensure you get all thelatest features. When downloading software, please register with your information so we can keep youupdated when new software is released. We are constantly working on new features and improvements,so we would love to hear from you!Grant PettyCEO Blackmagic Design

ContentsHyperDeck Disk RecordersGetting Started   5Adding Titles   44Recording 7Color Correcting your Clips withthe Color Page   45Playback 10HyperDeck Status Indicators   13About SSDs and SD Cards   14Adding a Power Window   48Using Plugins   50Blackmagic HyperDeck Setup   21Mixing Your Audio   51Selecting Your Video Format   22Adding VFX and Compositing onthe Fusion Page   55Choosing a Codec   23Control Panel Display Menu   26Trigger Recording   27RS-422 Control   29Transferring Files over a Network   35Mastering Your Edit   64Quick Export   64The Deliver Page   65Developer Information   66Connecting to an ATEM Switcher   37Blackmagic HyperDeck EthernetProtocol 66Understanding PostProduction Workflows   38Protocol Commands   66Using DaVinci Resolve   39Protocol Details   69Project Manager   39Help 78Editing with the Cut Page   40Regulatory Notices   79Adding Clips to the Timeline   43Safety Information   80Editing Clips on the Timeline   44Warranty 81

Getting StartedGetting Started with Blackmagic HyperDeckGetting started with your HyperDeck disk recorder is as easy as connecting power, plugging inyour video sources and destination equipment to your HyperDeck’s inputs and outputs andinserting your SSDs or SD cards.Plugging in PowerSimply plug a standard IEC cable to your HyperDeck’s power input on the rear panel.POWERREMOTEETHERNETINY INB-Y INR-Y ININ AIN BIN CIN DY OUTB-Y OUTR-Y OUTOUT AOUT BOUT CREF INOUT DOUTHDMISD/HD/3G/6G-SDI OUTSD/HD/3G/6G-SDI INConnect power to your HyperDeck Studio usinga standard IEC power cableYou can also power your HyperDeck Studio Mini via Ethernet by plugging into a compatibleEthernet switch that supports PoE , or ‘power over Ethernet plus’.AUSB-CREF OUTHDMI OUTETHERNET PoE REF INREMOTE INBSDI OUTSDI INConnect power to your HyperDeck Mini using a standard IEC power cable.Power can also be supplied via a PoE compatible Ethernet switch.Plugging in Video and AudioPlug your source video to the SDI or HDMI inputs, and your destination equipment to theSDI or HDMI outputs.HyperDeck Studio 12G has 12G-SDI connectors so you can input or output Ultra HD up to2160p60 using a single BNC cable.HyperDeck Studio Pro provides additional inputs and outputs for connecting video equipmentthat supports single link, dual link or quad link Ultra HD.Getting Started5MON OUT

UTBPlugging in Analog Audio and Timecode on HyperDeck Studio ProIf you want to connect analog audio sources to HyperDeck Studio Pro, plug into the XLR or RCAconnectors. To select your desired audio input, simply press the ‘input’ button on the frontcontrol panel to cycle through combinations of video and audio inputs. For example, SDI XLR,SDI RCA, and more. External timecode can also be connected to and from your HyperDeckStudio Pro via the timecode XLR input and output connectors.R-Y OUTREF INSTEREO INPUSHPUSHPUSHLOUT COUT DMON OUTRIND/3G/6G-SDI OUTOUTTIMECODECH 1CH 2ANALOG AUDIO INCH 1CH 2ANALOG AUDIO OUTHyperDeck Studio Pro lets you plug in external analog audio and timecodevia the rear panel XLR connectors. You can even plug in analog audio fromaudio equipment such as iPods and HiFi systems via the RCA inputs.Plugging in SSDs and SD CardsAll HyperDeck models ship ready to record immediately without having to configure anysettings. All you need is a formatted SSD or SD card.You can easily format media via the front LCD based menu settings. You can also format usinga computer.Refer to the ‘About SSDs and SD Cards’ section in this manual for more information on how toformat, the types of media that are best for recording video and a list of recommended drivesand cards.To plug in an SSD:1 Hold a 9.5mm SSD with the connection pins facing the bottom and aligned with yourHyperDeck’s drive bay. Gently push the SSD into the drive bay until you feel it slotinto place.2Your HyperDeck will verify the SSD. This is shown by an illuminated green lightsurrounding the drive bay. When the light or indicator turns off and the ‘stop’ buttonon the control panel is illuminated, your HyperDeck is ready to record.Hold your SSD with the connection pins facing the bottom, aligned with your HyperDeck’sdrive bay and gently push the SSD into the drive bay until you feel it slot into placeGetting Started6

To plug in an SD card:1 Hold the SD card with the gold connectors facing your HyperDeck’s LCD and align itwith the media slot. Now gently push the card into the slot until you feel it lock firmlyinto place.2Your HyperDeck will verify the SD card. This is shown by an illuminated green indicatorabove the SD card slot. When the indicator turns off and the stop button on the controlpanel is illuminated, your HyperDeck is ready to record.To remove the card, gently push until you feel it click, then release. The card will eject a shortdistance, allowing you to hold the edge of the card and remove it from the slot.Card 1Gently push the SD card into the slot until you feel it click into placeRecordingRecording Ultra HD and HD video with HyperDeckHyperDeck models that support Ultra HD video record compressed Ultra HD using AppleProRes, plus Avid DNxHR on HyperDeck Studio 12G and HyperDeck Studio Mini. All HyperDeckmodels can record HD video using ProRes and DNxHD 220x codecs. HyperDeck Studiomodels that record on SSDs can also record uncompressed HD.Recording Video with HyperDeck Studio MiniHyperDeck Studio Mini can record compressed HD and Ultra HD video up to 2160p30via 6G-SDI.To record video:1 Insert your formatted SD card into either of the SD card slots. The indicator above theslot will illuminate green as your HyperDeck reads the card. When the indicator turnsoff, HyperDeck Studio Mini is ready to record.2HyperDeck Studio Mini automatically detects when SDI video is connected anddisplays the image on the control panel LCD.If you want to change the codec, you can choose from a variety of codecs using thecontrol panel LCD menu or the Blackmagic HyperDeck Setup utility software. For moreinformation, refer to the ‘control panel display menu’ section, or ‘Blackmagic HyperDeckSetup/selecting your video format’.3Press the ‘record’ button and the indicator above the slot will illuminate red.As your HyperDeck is recording, the slot indicator on the control panel LCD willalternate between displaying the active slot, and record time remaining on the card.4Press the ‘stop’ button to finish recording.Recording7

2162160p3001:23Card 201:23:47:08The indicator above the SD card slotilluminates red when recording videoRecording Video with HyperDeck Studio SSD Models1Insert your formatted SSD into either SSD slot. The LED strip surrounding the drivewill illuminate green as HyperDeck reads the disk. When the slot light turns off,your HyperDeck is ready to record.2Press the input button on the control panel to cycle through your HyperDeck’s inputs.When your connected source is selected, it will appear on the control panel LCD.For HyperDeck Studio Pro, pressing the input button will also cycle throughcombinations of video and audio connections, for example SDI SDI, SDI XLR,and SDI RCA. This lets you record SDI or HDMI video with external audio.If you want to record using a different codec, you can choose from a variety of codecsusing the control panel LCD menu or the HyperDeck Setup utility software. See the‘control panel display menu’ section, or ‘Blackmagic HyperDeck Setup/selecting yourvideo format’ section for more information.3Press the ‘record’ button to start recording instantly. A looping red light on the SSD slotindicates the SSD is recording.4Press the ‘stop’ button to finish your recording.SSD 2INPUTDISPSETREM01:42:56:12JOGSSD 2DISPSETINPUTREM01:42:56:12JOGOn HyperDecks with SSD slots, the slot indicator will illuminate red to show the unit is recordingTIP If HyperDeck records from a video source that contains closed caption data,the QuickTime or MXF movie will be recorded as well as a separate .MCC filecontaining the closed caption data.Recording8

When there is less than 3 minutes of record time remaining on your SD card or SSD,the timecode counter on your HyperDeck’s LCD will turn red and the ‘stop’ button willflash slowly.This also means there is no second disk with space that recording can continue onto. In thiscase, you simply need to insert a disk with space so recording can continue. Once you insert ablank disk into the slot that’s not being used for recording, the slow flashing will stop and thismeans HyperDeck can continue to record, because this second disk has been checked ok andthere is space to keep recording.SSD 21201:42:56:1201:42:56:12If you have less than three minutesof recording time left on yourcurrent disk and no formattedmedia in your HyperDeck’ssecond slot, the timecodeindicator will turn red indicatingyour recording is about to stop.If there is space on a formatteddisk in the second slot, HyperDeckwill display an icon in the top rightcorner to indicate that recordingwill automatically switch overonce the current disk is full.DISPIf you want to change the disk you are recording to at any time, and you havea second disk thathas free space, then simply hold down the record button and the recording will move from thecurrent disk to the second disk. This is very useful when you want to get that disk out of theHyperDeck without pausing recording. This can happen during live events when you need toget an important recording out to another location, but you don’t want to missSETanything and youdon’t want to stop recording.If the ‘record’ button flashes quickly, this means the disk is not fast enough for sustainedrecording. In this case, if you are recording uncompressed HD, we recommend changing to acompressed recording format such as ProRes or DNxHD, or if you are recording compressedvideo and the record button flashes quickly, try using faster recommended media.STUDIO 12GMENURef InputIf your HyperDeck has a reference input, it can accept black burst and tri-level sync signals froma sync generator. Connect a reference source to this input if you want to synchronizeHyperDeck with other video equipment, such as a production switcher.LOOP OUTOUT 1OUT 2MON OUTREF IINLOOP OUTOUT 1OUT 2MON OUTREF ININREMOTEETHERNETSD/HD/3GHD-SDIOUTHDMIIf your HyperDeck has a reference input, you can sync your HyperDeck with other video equipmentINPUTDISPSETPOWERREMOTEY INB-Y INR-Y ININ AIN BIN CY OUTB-Y OUTR-Y OUTOUT AOUT BOUT CPUSHLIN DRecordingREF INSTEREO INETHERNETREMJOGOUT DMON OUTPUSHPUSH9STUDIO PRONETRecording using Dual Media Slots

Ref OutputThe reference output on HyperDeck Studio Mini lets you connect an internally generated blackburst or tri-level sync signal to other video equipment if you want to synchronize otherequipment with your HyperDeck.AUSB-CREF OUTHDMI OUTETHERNET PoE REF INREMOTE INBSDI OUTSDI INOn HyperDeck Studio Mini you can sync other video equipmentwith your HyperDeck using the reference outputPlaybackPlaying Video with HyperDeck1Press the ‘play’ button once for instant playback and you’ll see your video on the LCD,and any displays connected to your HyperDeck’s video outputs. When a clip is playing,pressing ‘play’ again will loop it continuously. On HyperDeck Studio Mini, pressing playa third time will let you loop all