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Blackmagic Design H264 Pro Recorder

Manufacturer Blackmagic Design

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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!

H.264 Pro Recorder is for the industry professional who needs professional encoding from SDI, HDMI, analogue 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 and Windows!

Key Features

  • Capture from video sources, players and broadcast decks to SD and HD H.264 files
  • Record H.264 onto computer systems via USB
  • Create video for the web, YouTube, iPhone and even iPad
  • SDI, HDMI, Component Input 
  • RS422 deck control port 
  • Includes Media Express Software for Mac, Windows and Linux


  • 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.

  • Analog Audio Input 
    2 Channels of professional balanced analogue audio with standard 1/4 inch jack connections.

  • SDI Audio Input 
    2 Channels from embedded SDI audio.

  • 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)

  • SD Format Support 
    625/25 PAL, 525/29.97 NTSC and 480p.

  • 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.

  • SDI Compliance 
    SMPTE 259M and 292.

  • Audio Sampling 
    Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.

  • Video Sampling 

  • Colour Precision 
    12 bit

  • Colour Space 
    4:2:2 YUV

  • HDMI Color Precision 
    12 bit

  • Multiple Rate support 
    SDI, HDMI and component analogue 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.

  • Copy Protection 
    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.

  • Realtime Scaling 
    Capture at full HD or SD resolution, or use direct resize in realtime to scale and encode for the intended playback device, such as iPhone, iPad or iPod.

  • Software Included 
    Media Express, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X™. 
    Media Express, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows™.

  • Internal Software Upgrade 
    Firmware upgrade via USB.

  • Physical Installation 
    Connect unit to the computer's USB 2.0 port, install Blackmagic H.264 Pro Recorder software and run Media Express.

  • Product Warranty 
    12 Month Limited Manufacturer's Warranty.

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