Blackmagic Design releases new HyperDeck Shuttle HD
Blackmagic Design has announced HyperDeck Shuttle HD, a new recorder/player that’s designed for use on the desktop as an on-demand media player. This new model supports recording and playback for ProRes, DNx and H.264 files as well as PCM or AAC audio. The design is dominated by a large metal search dial and traditional broadcast deck controls, designed to make it easy to quickly scroll through media. It also has a built in teleprompter.
HyperDeck Shuttle HD is designed to be used on the desktop and it can also be used as a clip player. Customers get support for ProRes, DNx and H.264 files in NTSC, PAL, 720p and 1080p video formats. The HDMI connections allow connection to switchers, cameras and monitors; SD cards, UHS-II cards and USB-C external disks can be used for recording and playing media.
The front panel can be operated using a single hand with the control buttons positioned under the user’s fingertips. The design is the same depth and angle as the Atem Mini Extreme and the buttons are the same design as traditional broadcast decks. The rear panel includes all video, power, network and control connections.
The large search dial lets users visually browse their clip library and they can use the previous clip button to cue to the start of the clip. After playing, customers can use the clip button to stop the playback at the end of the clip. Atem switchers can even remote control HyperDeck Shuttle via Ethernet.
Users can instantly start recording the video input to a file, simply by pressing the record button on the control panel. It will record in the file format that has been set in the record menu. All deck control functions can also be triggered remotely using the Ethernet network.
HyperDeck Shuttle supports recording to common SD cards, UHS-II cards and external USB disks. When using USB disks, if customers use a USB hub, or Blackmagic MultiDock, they can record on multiple disks for non-stop recording. This means they can record up to 157 hours of H.264 in 1080p59.94 on a 1TB card.
If recording to other types of media is required, the USB-C expansion port lets customers plug in an external flash disk. It’s also possible to record to a disk array users will use for editing, so there’s no wasted time copying files before starting post production.
HyperDeck Shuttle HD supports both ExFAT used on Windows and HFS+ used on Mac disk formatting standards, so disks can be mounted and read on both platforms. Customers also get support for recording long duration events into a single video file.
For such a small design, HyperDeck Shuttle has powerful connections. The HDMI input can be connected to cameras and switchers such as Atem Mini, and the HDMI output can be connected to monitors for presentations or Atem Mini switchers as a long-form media player.
The rear panel also includes a 12V DC power input and a power supply is included. The 1G Ethernet connection allows control and remote file uploads. The USB-C expansion port can be used to record to large external disks, for software updates or as a webcam output. The SD card slot supports both SD cards and UHS-II cards.
With built in HDMI input and output, customers can connect to consumer cameras, monitors, televisions, video projectors and even Atem Mini switchers. SD formats include NTSC and PAL. 720p HD standards include 720p50 and 720p59.94. 1080i HD interlaced formats include 1080i50 and 1080i59.94. 1080p HD formats include 1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60p. HyperDeck Shuttle can even support 1080 PsF formats.
With such a large search dial, HyperDeck Shuttle HD can be used as a teleprompter. Simply change to teleprompter in the record menu and it will read standard RTF text files as scripts.
The Blackmagic OS manages all functions on HyperDeck Shuttle. Blackmagic OS provides instant power on, while including powerful features such as video recording, timecode, audio, menu overlays, fast networking, multi-disk media management and even localisation. The menus are overlaid on the video output and include settings to customise the HyperDeck Shuttle HD, plus the menus can be changed to display in either light or dark mode.
“The new HyperDeck Shuttle HD is very exciting because customers get the powerful features of a HyperDeck, but in a compact desktop-based design,” said Grant Petty, Blackmagic Design CEO. “Customers get a true broadcast-quality recorder/player that features HDMI connections so it’s a perfect media player for use with Atem Mini switchers. Even though it’s an HDMI-based HyperDeck, it still includes powerful broadcast features.”