HyperDeck Shuttle users, warm up your pointing and clicking hand. Blackmagic Design have released HyperDeck v3.6, a new update which adds support for Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) to the HyperDeck Shuttle 2.
According to the press release: “The HyperDeck Shuttle 2 with the new ProRes compression feature significantly reduces the size of uncompressed HD video files while preserving full frame 10-bit 4:2:2 quality, allowing customers to record up to six times longer.”
“Adding ProRes 422 (HQ) recording and playback to HyperDeck Shuttle 2 shows our continuing commitment to open systems and gives users the freedom to work in either compressed or uncompressed formats,” said Grant Petty, CEO, Blackmagic Design. “Recording ProRes 422 (HQ) straight to disk now costs less per minute than recording to professional tape, plus it’s the most efficient workflow possible. A 64GB SSD is less than $70 and will record 50 minutes of the highest quality ProRes video. That’s broadcast quality recording for less than $2 a minute.”
As well as adding support for the popular ProRes 422 codec, Blackmagic Design’s latest update brings closed caption support to all HyperDeck models. The captions will work in 1080HD video formats and HyperDecks using software v3.6 will be able to read closed caption data from the SDI input when recording. The captions are saved as .mcc files – the format favoured by popular authoring applications like Maccaption – and when you play captioned footage back from your HyperDeck, the file will be read and embedded into the SDI output.
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