Blackmagic HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR

Blackmagic HyperDeck Extreme HDR User Manual Getting Started with HyperDeck Extreme HDR User Manual

Blackmagic HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR

This section of the manual shows how to get started using HyperDeck Extreme.

Getting started is as simple as connecting power, plugging in your video and audio, inserting a formatted CFast card and pressing the record button! You can then stop recording and play back your files using the built in touchscreen or transport control buttons on the front panel.

However, you can also connect Blackmagic HyperDeck Extreme Control and operate your HyperDeck remotely. This is a powerful external controller with many features including a search dial for precise jog and shuttle control. An entire section dedicated to HyperDeck Extreme Control is provided later in this manual.

Plugging in Power

To power your HyperDeck Extreme, connect a standard IEC cable to the AC power input on the rear of the unit. You can also use the 12V DC input if you want to connect external power or redundancy via an external power supply, for example an uninterruptible power supply or external 12V battery.

Connect power to the AC or DC power inputs on the rear of HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR


NOTE When plugging in external power, make sure the power voltage output matches the input voltage range marked on the rear panel.

Once powered, the touchscreen display will prompt you to select your language. To select your language, tap on the language option followed by ‘update’. The main window will now appear.

Select your language and tap update to confirm


TIP You can change your language at any time via the setup menu. For more information, see the ‘setup’ section within settings later in this manual.

Plugging in Video and Audio

There are a range of connectors on the rear of the unit so you can plug in a variety of sources, from analog composite and component video, to SDI and HDMI.

If you want to connect an HDMI or SDI monitor, plug them into the HDMI or SDI outputs.

Audio is embedded in SDI and HDMI so you don’t have to worry about connecting audio. However, if you want to plug in analog audio sources you can connect them via the balanced XLR or unbalanced RCA inputs. For detailed information on all the input and output connectors, refer to the ‘HyperDeck Extreme rear panel’ section of this manual.

Plug your video source into the SDI, HDMI or analog video inputs on HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR


TIP HyperDeck Extreme automatically detects the video format and frame rate and you can see this information displayed on the touchscreen overlay.

Plugging in CFast Cards

HyperDeck Extreme ships ready to record immediately. All you need is a formatted CFast card!

You can format your CFast cards via the touchscreen LCD or via a computer. For more information, see the ‘preparing media for recording’ section later in this manual.

Using CFast Cards

The front panel features two CFast 2.0 slots for recording. CFast cards are capable of supporting very high data rates, so are perfect for recording HD and Ultra HD Apple ProRes. You can even record up to 8K H.265 files when recording on HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR.

To insert a CFast card, slide it into the CFast card slot with the smaller socket facing upwards. Apply gentle pressure until you feel it click into place. If the card is inserted incorrectly, you will feel a solid resistance and the card will not seat.

Insert the CFast card with the card’s small slot facing upwards

To remove a CFast card, gently push the CFast card into the slot until you feel it click, then release. The card will eject enough for you to hold the end of the card and remove it from the slot.

That’s all there is to getting started! With the unit powered, your video source plugged in and CFast cards formatted and inserted, you can now start recording!

Keep reading this manual to learn about all the record and playback controls on your HyperDeck and how to change settings using the touchscreen display. You can also find information about the connectors on the rear panel, including how to connect analog archival video via the composite and component inputs.

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