The HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR from Blackmagic Design is an 8K recorder featuring a large display with standard touchscreen deck controls for viewing recordings. It also has physical deck controls on its left side and two CFast card slots on the right. Ideally, it would be used together with the optional HyperDeck Extreme Control deck, which provides traditional deck control features with a built-in editor for automating the ingest of legacy videotape-based programming. Both have the same 3 RU, half-rack width size and can be installed beside each other in a rack and combined into a traditional broadcast deck for a comprehensive workflow.

HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR

  • The HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR features Quad 12G-SDI connectivity for 8K resolution, analog connections for archiving, and a USB Type-C External Disk port, which can be used to connect flash disks or entire disk systems such as the Blackmagic MultiDock 10G 4-slot SSD dock. There is also a slot for an optional M.2 PCIe NVMe cache card, which eliminates dropped frames if your media becomes full or runs too slow. The HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR uses the space-saving H.265 codec but also supports ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT, and ProRes 4444. This means smaller file sizes plus compatibility with virtually all popular editing software.

    HDR standards are supported and the display screen has a wide color gamut to match. The display offers built-in monitoring scopes, and these can be changed to HDR scopes when working in HDR formats. The HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR tags files with the correct HDR information, and then SDI and HDMI inputs automatically detect HDR video standards. Static metadata PQ and HLG formats are handled according to the ST2084 standard. The bright LCD can handle both Rec. 2020 and Rec. 709 color spaces. Thanks to the wide color gamut, it can even handle 100% of the DCI-P3 format.

    The HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR features an internal 100-240 VAC power supply plus a 4-pin XLR 12V input for connecting an external power supply or battery, allowing for efficient studio or on-location use. Blackmagic HyperDeck Operating System and Blackmagic HyperDeck software are provided as free downloads with the HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR.

    Two HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR units, or one unit plus one HyperDeck Extreme Control, can be installed in a rack or console using the optional HyperDeck Extreme Rack Kit.

    Ideal for Live Production, Digital Signage, and Archive

    HyperDeck Extreme is suitable for live production as a master recorder, clip player, and for recording ISO cameras. The analog inputs allow you to record from old video tapes, so legacy programming can be used on the latest streaming services or for use in editing. Digital signage in 8K is easy with HyperDeck Extreme as it has 10G Ethernet for fast media uploads, plus it features a simple remote control protocol. You can even use it as a field recorder as it includes HDMI, SDI, and analog inputs with built-in scopes and 3D LUTs. The scopes also help you QA masters to ensure compliance with broadcast standards before streaming and broadcast.

    Convert Legacy Programming for Streaming

    As streaming services have become common, preserving cultural diversity through maintaining localized content is increasingly important. The solution is to get each country's legacy programs onto streaming services at an affordable cost. HyperDeck Extreme Control lets you connect to legacy broadcast decks, set an in and an out point, then edit. Combining the HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR with the optional HyperDeck Extreme Control, and adding the two to each legacy deck, allows for constant archiving by just one operator. It's even possible to edit across formats by using the optional Blackmagic Teranex Express to convert tapes from SD to HD in one step. You can control a wide range of decks, including Digital Betacam, 1" C format, and Betacam SP.

    Record and Playback Full Resolution 8K

    Quad Link 12G-SDI allows recording and playback in full resolution 8K. The SDI connections are multi-rate, so you can use Quad Link 12G-SDI to get compatibility with other 8K products, or switch to SD, HD, or UHD using the single link 12G-SDI connection. To allow regular CFast cards to be recorded at high-resolution 8K, HyperDeck Extreme uses modern H.265 files for 8K recording and playback. This means HyperDeck Extreme 8K can be connected to the latest 8K televisions and projectors. It also works well with ATEM switchers.

    Large, Bright Screen for Easy Touch Control

    The touchscreen display provides dedicated buttons for play, stop, and record, and has a mini timeline for scrolling through your recordings. You can even image swipe to jog. The LCD includes a heads-up display of timecode, video standard, media status, and audio meters. Scopes, focus, and exposure assist can also be pulled up. Additionally, you can load and save 3D LUTs. You also get direct buttons for transport control.

    Dual CFast Card Slots

    CFast media support allows you to record to commonly available flash memory cards. The H.265 files are small enough to allow long recordings on standard CFast cards. With two CFast card slots, you can swap out any full cards even during recording, allowing non-stop recording.

    Record Direct to External USB Type-C Media Disks

    If recording to other media types is required, then the USB Type-C External Disk port lets you plug in an external flash disk for recording. USB Type-C flash disks provide many benefits, including the ability to record to the same disk you are using or editing. Plus, flash disks are fast and can record high data rate formats that are too big for CFast cards, such as real-time ProRes in 8K.

    Optional Media Cache Eliminates Dropped Frames

    Sometimes your media can fill before you change to a blank card; or, if the card is too slow, you can get dropped frames in your recording. To eliminate this problem, you can install an optional PCIe flash disk into the HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR to use as a record cache. This eliminates problems with CFast media or external disks, as the cache will automatically take over and record any content the media could not capture. Even if a card fills, recording will continue to the cache until it's swapped. The cache even lets you record formats that are too fast for the media card or external disk.

    Quad Link 12G-SDI, HDMI, and Legacy Analog

    HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR features a wide range of video and audio connections, including multi-rate Quad Link 12G-SDI for SD, HD, UHD, and 8K SDI devices. The 12G-SDI outputs support fill and key when playing RGBA 4:4:4:4 files. A multi-rate HDMI port is provided for consumer televisions and video projectors. For archiving work, HyperDeck also has both balanced analog and hi-fi audio, plus timecode connections. For monitoring, there's a down-converted monitor SDI output that includes overlays. The USB Type-C connection lets you plug in flash disks or disk arrays for recording. A 10G Ethernet is provided for high-speed upload using FTP protocols.

    Advanced HDR Support and Bright Wide Gamut LCD

    You'll be ready for the latest HDR workflows with support for the latest HDR standards and a bright screen with a wide color gamut. The built-in scopes change to HDR scopes when working in HDR formats. Files are tagged with the correct HDR information, then SDI and HDMI inputs will also automatically detect HDR video standards. Static metadata PQ and HLG formats are handled according to the ST2084 standard. The bright LCD has a wider color gamut, so it can handle both Rec. 2020 and Rec. 709 color spaces. The built-in HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR LCD color gamut can even handle 100% of the DCI-P3 format.

    Built-In Scopes Ensure Compliance to Broadcast Standards

    HyperDeck Extreme features full internal waveform monitoring so you can ensure compliance to broadcast standards when used on high-end work. The waveform display provides a traditional luminance (brightness) levels view of your input or playback signal. The vectorscope display allows you to