Black Magic Design H.264 Pro Recorder
Capture from Professional Broadcast Decks Directly to SD and HD H.264 Files!
Now it's easy to distribute your client’s H.264 video files to websites, YouTube™, iPhone™ and even iPad™ Blackmagic Design's H.264 Pro Recorder handles capture from all popular video formats so you can encode directly from professional broadcast decks!
H264 Pro Recorder is for the industry professional who needs professional encoding from SDI, HDMI, analog component/composite and balanced audio! H.264 Pro Recorder includes Blackmagic Design’s powerful Media Express for frame accurate deck control with EDL import! Media Express lets you encode on Mac, Windows and Linux!
The perfect low cost way to capture from professional broadcast decks directly to SD and HD H.264 files! With new ways of delivering content to consumers, now it’s easy to capture old or new programming content into the same file format used on the web, iPad™, iPod™, iPhone™, Apple TV™, YouTube™ and more! Capture directly from SDI, HDMI and component analog video with embedded SDI, HDMI and balanced analog audio inputs. RS-422 deck control is included with software for Mac, Windows and Linux!
Highest Quality Video Capture
H.264 Pro Recorder allows you to select between SDI, HDMI and analog component video inputs with selection between inputs. You can select to take audio from the SDI, HDMI or stereo balanced analog audio input jacks. H.264 can be connected directly to HD or SD video sources because the SDI, HDMI and analog component inputs all switch between formats. This means you can capture from HDCAM, Digital Betacam, Betacam SP, DVD players and more!
Preserve Archive Footage
Old videotapes are delicate and have a limited life. With old videotapes deteriorating and decks that can play them getting rare, encoding video is the only way to preserve valuable footage! Use H.264 to archive old programming, news footage and other materials that might be on old videotape formats, before the tapes deteriorate and the content is lost forever. With H.264 Pro Recorder, all captured files are digital, and in the popular H.264 file format, so your content will never deteriorate and will be preserved forever!
Media Express Software Included!
Blackmagic Media Express is included free with H.264 Pro Recorder. Media Express lets you batch capture your H.264 files with an attractive user interface that's a pleasure to use, even after hours of encoding work! You can even create your own playlist from captured files. Media Express also supports CMX EDL import and frame accurate deck control via RS-422, so you can fully automate batch capture of multiple H.264 files! Media Express is fast, accurate and easy to use and works on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux!
Preview your clips with full frame rate for accurate review.
With Media Express you can select any of the 16 audio channels. Just simply click on the audio you want to hear.
Capture, Play or Master
Capture on the fly. Play back single or multiple clips. Master to tape via insert or assemble editing.
Dynamic Playlist Search
Organising your playlist has never been easier with Media Express' dynamic playlist search. Even if you have 1,000 clips, you'll always find the right clip.
Now you can see all the important detail information of your clip, including frame size, frame rate, color space, format and codec.
Easy Grab Frame Tool
Media Express makes grabbing frames of your video easy. When the frame you want is displayed in the preview window, just hit Grab Frame.
SDI Video Input 1 x 12 bit SD/HD switchable.
Analog Video Input 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video or Composite.
Component supports HD and SD.
HDMI Video Input 1 x HDMI type A connector.
SDI Audio Input 2 Channels from embedded SDI audio.
Analog Audio Input 2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio with standard 1/4 inch jack connections.
HDMI Audio Input 2 Channels from embedded HDMI audio.
Device Control Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control port.
Computer Interface USB 2.0 high speed (480Mb/s)
HD Format Support 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080p23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080p24, 1080PsF25, 1080p25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080p29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080p30, 1080i50, 1080p50, 1080i59.94, 1080p59.94, 1080i60, and 1080p60.
SD Format Support 625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 480p.
SDI Compliance SMPTE 259M and 292.
Multiple Rate support SDI, HDMI and component analog video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s HD-SDI.
Video Sampling 4:2:2
Color Precision 12 bit
Color Space 4:2:2 YUV
Audio Sampling Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.
HDMI Color Precision 12 bit
Copy Protection For legal reasons HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
Encoding Hardware based real-time H.264 encoder supports multiple profiles for small, portable video devices through to full resolution HDTV.
Real-time Scaling Capture at full HD or SD resolution, or use direct resize in real-time to scale and encode for the intended playback device, such as iPhone, iPad or iPod.
Real-time Cropping Adjustable tools provide real-time cropping of unwanted video artifacts such as black borders and VHS switching.
Warranty: 12 Month Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty.
Media Express, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X™.
Media Express, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows™.
Connect unit to the computer’s USB 2.0 port, install Blackmagic H.264 Pro Recorder software