It’s been a busy day in the Blackmagic Design world with five. Yes, five updated products plus two updated Studio Cameras.
Let’s start off with the Web Presenter 4K
Web Presenter 4K
The new Blackmagic Web Presenter 4K model has an upgraded Ultra HD resolution H.264 encoder for live streaming in native Ultra HD. It’s still a compact design that includes a 12G-SDI input with a down converter, so you can select to stream in 1080p HD or 2160p Ultra HD resolutions. The new 4K model also simulates a USB webcam when connected to computers, and the USB webcam feature also supports 1080p HD or 2160p Ultra HD resolutions.
Blackmagic Web Presenter 4K Features
- Complete streaming solution for YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
- Supports streaming via Ethernet or tethered phones via USB.
- Built-in broadcast quality hardware H.264 encoder.
- Tethers to 5G or 4G phones for mobile remote streaming.
- USB looks like a webcam allowing support for all video software.
- Monitoring output includes meters, trend graphs, and SDI technical data.
- Includes Web Presenter Utility software for Mac and Windows.
- 12G-SDI input with down conversion for any HD or Ultra HD source.
- Both AC and DC connections allow redundant power.
Blackmagic Web Presenter 4K is available immediately from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$695.
HyperDeck Studio HD Mini
The new compact model of HyperDeck Studio is based on the Teranex Mini form factor. This modular design means that you can use a Teranex Mini Rack Shelf to rack-mount 3 HyperDeck Studio HD Minis in a single rack unit, or you can combine them with other products such as switchers, converters, or streaming processors.
Features 3G-SDI in and out, HDMI output, dual SD card media slots, built-in sync and timecode generators, front panel controls, and both AC and DC power inputs. You can even connect the USB to a computer as HyperDeck Studio HD Mini works like a webcam so that you can use any video software.
HyperDeck Studio HD Plus
HyperDeck Studio HD Plus includes all the features of the Mini model but is larger, so it has more space for extra controls and extra connections. The Plus adds 6G-SDI to record and playback ProRes up to Ultra HD 30fps, and it includes an SDI loop out and HDR support. Plus, the two 6G-SDI outputs allow fill and key playback up to 1080p60.
There is also an HDMI input and a dedicated 3G-SDI monitoring output with overlays. Any button pushed on the front panel is sent to a dedicated RS-422 remote output, and the DC power is now a broadcast-style XLR connector. The front panel is upgraded with better transport control buttons, a headphone socket, and a built-in speaker.
The HyperDeck Studio HD Plus retails for $695
HyperDeck Studio HD Pro
The HyperDeck Studio HD Pro includes all the features of the Plus model, but at a full rack width size, there’s space for more features. The larger model has space for two SSD slots but still includes the two SD card slots of the smaller models.
You can instantly move media cards between different models of HyperDeck Studio. You get the nice transport control buttons and a machined metal search dial with an electronic clutch for limiting rotation when in shuttle mode. There are also dedicated buttons for a jog, shuttle, and scroll search dial modes. The rear panel has extra space, so the timecode connections have been upgraded to XLR connectors.
The HyperDeck Studio HD Pro $995
4 SSD drive bays
HyperDeck Studio 4K Pro
The HyperDeck Studio 4K Pro has all the features of the HD models, combined with more processing for working in Ultra HD. This model’s SDI has been upgraded to full 12G-SDI with a loop 12G-SDI output. The two SDI outputs are 12G-SDI, so you can play ProRes 4444 files for true Ultra HD fill and key out.
The HDMI connections and the ProRes and DNx file formats all switch between SD, HD, and Ultra HD television standards. Like the other models, H.264 is included for SD and HD but then switches to H.265 when recording in Ultra HD. Even the networking has been upgraded to 10G Ethernet for incredible speed. You also get 2 redundant AC power supplies.
The HyperDeck Studio 4K Pro retails for $1,495