Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Extreme Control
- Electronic clutch for jog, shuttle, and positioning
- Compatibility with nearly every type of deck
- The ability to convert old 4:3 interlaced SD masters to 1080p HD in 16:9 via a Teranex Express converter
- The built-in editor that allows deck-to-deck editing
- The ability to cue and play the broadcast deck while also recording on the HyperDeck
Priced at just below $1,300, this control box gives you many of the advantages usually only found on devices much more expensive than this one. If you already have the HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR, you need this device to complement it and give you extra versatility and the functionality you need when you’re in the control booth. With this device, you get a traditional layout that you don’t have to relearn, and you can even control up to eight decks using industry-standard RS-422 control. This is the perfect desk solution because it is not only fast and easy to use but a lot of fun as well!
In fact, using these two devices together provides you with the ultimate recording experience. It is an easy-to-use device that lets you get professional results with all of your broadcasts even if you’re not tech-savvy, and that is perhaps its most important advantage.
The HyperDeck Extreme Control has buttons for rewind, fast forward, stop, play, and record, and to protect your videotape masters, you have to press both the record and play buttons to record something. You also get an eject button to eject cassettes, a pre-roll button for cueing the tape, and an input button to change your EE/PB modes, as well as many others. All of these buttons make your life in the control room a lot easier, and many of them are color-coded to make using them over and over again a lot faster.
The ability to use up to eight broadcast decks means you can easily get results that are super professional, even if you’re not a techie. At houses of worship, operators are often volunteers, so this is a very important feature. With this control box, all of the connections are standard RS-422 control, which means each device can be plugged into one of these eight rear-mounted sockets. In fact, the RS-422 control has even been tested to make sure it is compatible with other legacy broadcast decks, including the D2, Betacam SP, and the Digital Betacam broadcast decks. This is a time- and money-saver, and just one of the many benefits of using the Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Extreme Control device.