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Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR

Blackmagic Design
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Featuring modern design with traditional controls, the Blackmagic HyberDeck Extreme 8K HDR recording deck features a large LCD touchscreen, In and Out Points buttons, playback and record select, a time display, transport controls, plus a shuttle/jog knob.
Key Highlights
  • Touchscreen & traditional controls
  • Advanced H.265 Recording & ProRes
  • Native 8K and HDR Support


The Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR features the trusted reliability of HyperDeck, combined with new innovations, such as space saving H.265 files, optional internal cache, 3D LUTs, native 8K and HDR support. With the ability to record native 8K in H.265, you can reduced storage costs and create image quality. The large LCD touch screen on this recording deck ensures a perfect view of your captured footage, as well as control over all deck settings. Add the optional HyperDeck Extreme Control to transform your HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR into a traditional broadcast deck. 

HyperDeck Extreme 8K includes an innovative capacitive touch screen user interface with deck controls incorporated. The 7" large LCD HDR screen (192x1200) doubles as your playback monitor. You can rack mount your HyperDeck and the optional controller together to add more functionality within a 1RU unit. HyperDeck Extreme also includes 2 media slots, Quad 12G-SDI for 8K, analog connections for archiving, USB‑C external disk recording, plus a front panel speaker and headphone jack. Both AC and DC power connections are included for studio or on location use. An optional cache can eliminate dropped frames, if your media becomes full or is too slow. 


  • Native 8K and HDR Support
  • Space saving H.265 files, plus ProRes
  • 3D LUTs
  • Large touch screen LCD display for playback and editing
  • Traditional broadcast controllers on an LCD user interface and with side buttons
  • Quad 12G-SDI In/Out
  • Speaker for playback or use the headphone jack

NOTE: See images to view details on standard formats.

Ideal for Live Production / Digital Signage / Archive

Extremely versatile, HyperDeck Extreme 8K is also ideal for live production as a master recorder, clip player, and for recording ISO cameras. Not every event location is as up-to-date as your technology. This unit can help you overcome that, because the analog inputs allow you to record from old video tapes, so legacy programming can be used on the latest streaming services or while editing.

Digital signage in 8K is easy with HyperDeck Extreme 8K as it includes 10G Ethernet for fast media uploads, plus it features a simple remote control protocol. You can even use it as a field recorder with HDMI, SDI, and analog inputs with built in scopes and 3D LUTs included. The scopes can help you QA masters to ensure compliance with broadcast standards before streaming and broadcast of your live event or production.

Convert Legacy Programming for Streaming

As streaming services have become common, 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 (an optional add-on) allows you connect to legacy broadcast decks, select an In and an Out Point, then edit your footage. Just add HyperDeck Extreme 8K and HyperDeck Extreme Control to each legacy deck to keep them all archiving constantly with just one operator. It is even possible to edit across formats, by using Teranex Express (sold separately) to convert tapes from SD to HD in one step. You can control a wide range of decks, including Digital Betacam, 1 inch C format, and Betacam SP.

Record & Playback Full Resolution 8K

Record and playback in full resolution 8K with the latest Quad Link 12G-SDI for high quality footage. The SDI connections are multi-rate, so you can use Quad Link 12G-SDI to gain compatibility with other 8K products, or switch to SD, HD or Ultra HD 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 is perfect for connecting to the latest 8K televisions and projectors. Plus, you can pair it with your ATEM switchers. With 8K broadcasting already happening in Japan now, you will be ready for an 8K future with this deck in play.

Large Bright Screen for Easy Touch Control

The innovative touch LCD user interface on the front panel of this deck provides incredible control. On the touch screen, dedicated buttons for play, stop and record appear, plus 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, as well as audio meters. Scopes can be enabled via the touch screen as well as focus and exposure assist.

An extensive range of settings are all controlled from the large LCD. Plus, you can load and save 3D LUTs. HyperDeck Extreme also includes direct buttons for transport control, applying a 3D LUT, and choosing remote enable. Add traditional deck controls with the optional HyperDeck Extreme Control. 

Traditional Broadcast Deck Controls

HyperDeck Extreme Control (optional add-on) extends your HyperDeck Extreme to add traditional broadcast deck controls in addition to the included buttons on the Extreme 8K and the transport controls included on the Large LCD touch screen. Included on the optional Extreme Control deck are these controls:

  • Playback & Record Select
  • Time Display
  • Standard control buttons
  • Large Shuttle / Jog knob
  • In and Out Points
  • Trim
  • Player & Recorder selector buttons
  • Transport controls (Input, PreRoll, Skip back, Skip fwd, Record, plus Play, Rew, Fast Fwd, Stop, Eject, Edit)
  • CFast slots
  • Large LCD Touch Screen
    • Transport Controls
    • Audio Meters 
    • Cache
    • and more

NOTE: Be sure to look at the images to view the front and rear panel detailed layout for only the HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR Recorder. The touchscreen of the deck includes a lot of editing functionality; adding the Extreme Control delivers even more abilities.

The optional Extreme Control works like a traditional broadcast deck with a familiar layout. You can control up to 8 decks via industry standard RS‑422. You can even rack mount to the HyperDeck Extreme to create a single broadcast deck-style unit. Because it uses standard RS‑422, you can control old broadcast decks and perform edits using set In and Out Points, which is ideal for archiving work. Plus, you can edit between frame rates when converting between formats. The controls were developed in-house by Blackmagic Design to ensure a premium feel with traditional styling.


The rear of the deck includes connections for:

  • RS-422 In/Out
  • Timecode In/Out
  • Analog Audio In/Out
  • Analog Video and Audio In
  • USB
  • Ethernet
  • Reference In/Out
  • HDMI 2.0 In/Out
  • 3G-SDI Monitor Out
  • 4x 12G-SDI In
  • 4x 12G-SDI Out
  • SuperSpeed USB-C (for external recording & playback)
  • DC Power In
  • AC Power In

NOTE: See the images for a labelled photo of the rear of this recording deck.

Dual CFast Media for Non-Stop Recording

CFast media support provides the ability to record on commonly available flash memory cards. The H.265 files are small enough to allow long recordings on standard CFast cards (available separately). with (2) CFast card slots, you can swap out full cards - even during recording - to capture an infinite length recording. CFast cards are ieal for broadcast due to their small, high speed, and affordable cost. Pair with your Blackmagic MultiDock 10G (available separately) to add SSD compatibility.

With H.265, you can record 498 minutes at 8Kp60 on a 1 TB card, 1,059 minutes in 2160p60 Ultra HD and 2,354 minutes in 1080p59.94 on a 1 TB card. That is over 8 hours in 8K and over 39 hours in HD.

CFast Media Storage Durations per 1TB

  • H.265 Low
    • 1080p60 - 3,831 minutes (63+ hours)
    • 2160p60 - 2,237 minutes (37+ hours)
    • 4320p60 - 1,111 minutes (18.5+ hours)
  • H.265 Medium
    • 1080p60 - 2,398 minutes (39.9+ hours)
    • 2160p60 - 1,096 minutes (18.2+ hours)
    • 4320p60 - 518 minutes (8.6+ hours)
  • H.265 High
    • 1080p60 - 1,681 minutes (28+ hours)
    • 2160p60 - 952 minutes (15.8+ hours)
    • 4320p60 - 270 minutes (4.5 hours)
  • ProRes HQ
    • 1080p60 - 290 minutes (4.8 hours)
    • 2160p60 - 74 minutes (1.2+ hours)
    • 4320p60 - 19  minutes

Record Direct to External USB-C Media Disks

If recording to other media types is required, then the USB‑C Expansion port on the rear of the HyperDeck Extreme 8K lets you plug in your external flash disk for recording. USB‑C flash disks provide massive capacity and don't suffer from size constraints. Record to the same disk you are using or editing, as well, so you don't need to waste time copying files before starting post production. Flash disks are so fast, they can record high data rate formats that are too big for CFast cards, such as real time ProRes in 8K.

Adding a Blackmagic MultiDock 10G (sold separately) also makes it easy to use SSDs for compatibility with other HyperDeck models. Screen menus will help managing external disks using the touch screen.

Optional Media Cache Eliminates Dropped Frames

Sometimes your media can fill before you change to a blank card, or with slow card you can end up with dropped frames in your recording. To eliminate this problem, install a PCIe flash disk (not included) into HyperDeck Extreme 8K to use as a record cache. This eliminates problems with CFast media or external disks. Your 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 is swapped. The cache allows you to record formats that are too fast for the media card or external disk. 

The addition of your PCIe flash disk would be done underneath the HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR. Simply remove the four screws holding the easy-to-access panel in place and then install your PCIe Flash Disk in the waiting slot.

Compatible with World's Most Popular Video Software

The files from HyperDeck Extreme 8K are common and compatible with all operating systems and with most video software. Media can be formatted using ExFAT or HFS+ so you can easily access the media on computers and access the files like regular disks. DaVinci Resolve is ideal for use with HyperDeck because it features editing, color correction, audio post production and visual effects all in one software application. Plus, you can download DaVinci Resolve free of charge for Mac, Windows and Linux. You can also use recorded files in other popular software such as Premiere Pro and Final Cut Pro X. With HyperDeck, your media is common so your files will remain readable in the future.

Options for Advanced Quad Link 12G-SDI for 8K, HDMI, and Legacy Analog

HyperDeck Extreme 8K features a wide range of video and audio connections, such as multi-rate Quad Link 12G-SDI for SD, HD, Ultra HD, and 8K SDI devices.

  • The 12G-SDI outputs at rear support fill and key when playing RGBA 4:4:4:4 files.
  • HDMI connectivity is included for consumer televisions and video projectors.
  • For archiving work, HyperDeck also includes both balanced analog, HiFi audio, plus timecode connections.
  • For monitoring a down converted monitor SDI output is included with overlays.
  • The USB‑C connection allows you plug in flash disks or disk arrays for recording purposes.
  • The latest 10G Ethernet is included for high speed upload using FTP protocols.
  • HyperDeck even includes both AC and XLR 12V DC power connections.

Advanced HDR Support & Bright Wide Gamut LCD

Achieve the latest HDR workflows with support for the latest HDR standards and an extremely bright screen with a wide color gamut when you add the HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR into your editing equipment. The built in scopes will change to HDR scopes when working in HDR formats. Files are tagged with the correct HDR information, then SDI and HDMI inputs will automatically detect HDR video standards.

Static metadata PQ and HLG formats are handled according to the ST2084 standard.

The bright LCD features a wide color gamut to handle both Rec. 2020 and Rec. 709 colorspaces. 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 to ensure compliance with 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 see the intensity of color at 100% SDI reference levels.
  • It also includes RGB and YUV parade displays, which are ideal for color correction and checking for illegal levels.
  • Histogram shows the distribution of white to black detail in your images and highlights or shadows clipping. The built in scopes can be overlaid on live video, or as a small picture in picture view at the top right of the scope.

Latest MultiRate 12G-SDI for SD, HD, Ultra HD and Native 8K

You get full support for the most popular video standards with HyperDeck Extreme.

  • The SDI and HDMI connections are multi-rate to handle SD, HD, Ultra HD, and 8K
  • SD formats include NTSC and PAL
  • 720p HD standards include 720p50 and 59.94p
  • 1080i HD interlaced formats include 1080i50 and 59.94
  • 1080p HD formats include 1080p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 30, 50, 59.94 and 60p
  • Ultra HD is supported up to 2160p59.94
  • 2K and 4K DCI rates are available up to 25p
  • 8K standards are included at 4320p23.98, 24, 25, 29.97, 50, 59.94 and 60p
  • HyperDeck Extreme also supports Level A and Level B at 3G‑SDI rates
  • You can even do 1080 PsF formats

Standard H.265 and ProRes Files for Wide Compatibility

8K delivers 4 times as many pixels as Ultra HD. HyperDeck Extreme 8K uses H.265 files for 8K recording to reduce costs and make working with 8K files easier for you. H.265 files are extremely small and range from 60:1 to 285:1 compression ratios, which means much lower file sizes in your post production workflow. Plus, H.265 is now supported on all major operating systems. You can use H.265 for all 8K, Ultra HD or progressive HD formats.

HyperDeck Extreme 8K even supports ProRes 422 HQ, ProRes 422, ProRes 422 LT for recording and playback plus ProRes 4444 for playback to fill and key out. This means files will be compatible with software such as DaVinci Resolve, Media Composer, Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro X.

NOTE: Tech Specs at bottom of Overview with complete Video Standards. Also, be sure to check out the images to review some H.265 and ProRes technical specs provided by Blackmagic Design on the HyperDeck Extreme 8K.

Supported Codecs:

  • H.265 High
  • H.265 Medium
  • H.265 Low for all progressive formats up to 4320p60
  • ProRes HQ QuickTime
  • ProRes 422 QuickTime
  • ProRes LT QuickTime
  • ProRes Proxy QuickTime for all formats up to 4320p60

Professional Multi-Channel SDI and Analog Audio

HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR includes professional audio for modern broadcasters or archiving from older broadcast decks. When working in SDI formats, you can record 2-, 4-, 8- or 16-channels of audio in real-time. For capturing legacy programming there are 4 XLR analog audio inputs that let you record all 4 channels from Betacam SP decks. You can monitor using 4 on screen audio meters with user selectable VU or PPM ballistics. For consumer devices such as VHS, DVD and set top boxes, there are also direct HiFi audio inputs. HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR might be the latest in 8K technology, however the analog connections have also been designed to low noise and low distortion broadcast specifications.

Locatlized for 11 Popular Languages

Multiple languages are fully supported so you do not need to learn another language to use this deck. At first start, HyperDeck Extreme 8K will display a menu for selecting a language. It still allows you to change language any time you need to do so via the menus. When a language is selected, the on screen text overlays will change, as well as all menus. The overlays on the SDI monitoring output will also be displayed with the selected language. All this means HyperDeck assists you when in an international location work with multiple crews on hand.

Languages included:

  • English
  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish  

The Fastest Networking with Modern 10G Ethernet

With 10G Ethernet, HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR is ideal for digital signage, because remote uploads are extremely fast. The Ethernet uploads on HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR are faster than CFast card transfer speeds. All models use an easy text-based protocol, plus you can use Telnet to test control commands. Simply log into HyperDeck, then type "play" or "record" and it will execute the command.

To upload media files remotely, you can use FTP, or simple FTP client software. When the Ethernet protocol and FTP is used with large USB‑C disk arrays, HyperDeck Extreme becomes a great broadcast server for ingest, media management, and playout. 

Traditional RS-422 Broadcast Deck Control

The most popular control connection used on broadcast decks since the early 1980s is the RS‑422 protocol. Originally developed by Sony, RS‑422 is used on almost all broadcast gear. HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR features wide protocol support so you can connect it direct to broadcast systems. It also supports extra commands for the Advanced Media Protocol for managing disk recorders. When designing RS‑422 control solutions, you'll know you’re connected to a HyperDeck Extreme 8K when you see the ID 0xF0E0 in 30/60p, 0xF1E0 in 25/50p or 0xF2E0 in 24p. The full set of support remote commands are included in the instruction manual and you can download this from the support page of our web site.

Optional Compatible Accesssories: Controllers, Switchers, Converters & More

There's a wide range of Blackmagic Design products you can purchase separately to use with HyperDeck Extreme, including the HyperDeck Extreme Control for adding traditional broadcast deck controls. Plus, it uses the industry standard RS‑422 deck control protocol so it works with any broadcast deck. Add the new Blackmagic MultiDock 10G to use regular SSDs for compatibility with media from other HyperDeck models. HyperDeck Extreme 8K is also a perfect mastering recorder with the new ATEM Constellation 8K, or for clip playback and ISO reordering. For monitoring, the Teranex SDI to HDMI 8K allows broadcast monitoring on a television and it also has monitor calibration, 3D LUTs and on screen scopes.

NOTE: HyperDeck Extreme Control, Teranex Express, headphone jack, media, and other accessories are sold separately.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Power supply is NOT included.

Technical Specifications

Additional details provided under Tech Specs tab.

Video Standards:

  • SD Video Standards
    • 525i59.94 NTSC, 625i50 PAL
  • HD Video Standards
    • 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60
    • 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
    • 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60
    • 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30
  • 2K DCI Video Standards
    • 1080p23.98 DCI, 1080p24 DCI, 1080p25 DCI
    • 1080PsF23.98 DCI, 1080PsF24 DCI, 1080PsF25 DCI
  • Ultra HD Video Standards
    • 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60
  • 4K DCI Video Standards
    • 2160p23.98 DCI, 2160p24 DCI, 2160p25 DCI
  • 8K Video Standards
    • 4320p23.98, 4320p24, 4320p25, 4320p29.97, 4320p30, 4320p50, 4320p59.94, 4320p60
  • 8K DCI Video Standards
    • 4320p23.98 DCI, 4320p24 DCI, 4320p25 DCI
  • SDI Compliance
    • SMPTE 259M, SMPTE 292M, SMPTE 296M, SMPTE 372M, SMPTE 424M, SMPTE 425M Level A and B, SMPTE 2081-1, SMPTE 2081-10, SMPTE 2082-1, SMPTE 2082-10 and SMPTE 2084
  • SDI Metadata Support
    • HD RP188 and closed captioning CEA-708. HDR Metadata supported on SDI
  • Audio Sampling
    • Television standard 24-bit, 48 kHz sample rate
  • Video Sampling
    • 4:2:2 YUV
  • Color Precision
    • 10-bit
  • Color Space
    • REC 601, REC 709, REC 2020. 33 point 3D LUTS can be applied via the LUTS menu tab
  • Multi Rate Support
    • Auto detection of SD, HD, 6G‑SDI, 12G-SDI, 2SI Quad Link 12G-SDI
  • Copy Protection
    • HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.

What's in the Box

  • SD Card with User Manual
  • Blackmagic Design HyperDeck Extreme 8K HDR


Key Highlights

  • Touchscreen & traditional controls
  • Advanced H.265 Recording & ProRes
  • Native 8K and HDR Support
  • Supports 3D Luts
  • Quad 12G-SDI In/Out
  • Time display
  • Large shuttle/jog knob


Supports 3D LUTs:
LUT Details:


Operating System:
Mac 10.13 High Sierra, Mac 10.14 Mojave or later; Windows 8.1 or Windows 10


Output Connector/Port:
1 x DB-9, RS-422 - 9-pin Remote
1 x Monitor
1 x REF
1 x Timecode
1 x EXT - USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10Gb/s) for your external disk drive
1 x Headphone Jack
1 x Ethernet - 10Gb/s
4 x 12G-SDI - SDI RATES: 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G
4 x Analog - Channels 1 - 4
1 x HDMI - 2.0
Input Connector/Port:
1 x DC In - 4 pin XLR, 12V DC
1 x AC In - 100-240V AC
2 x Specialty - NTSC / PAL
1 x HDMI - 2.0
1 x RS-422 - 9-pin Remote
4 x 12G-SDI - SDI RATES: 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G
1 x Timecode
1 x REF
2 x Other - Stereo L & R
2 x Analog Serial Connector - 1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs, 1 x Composite NTSC/PAL on 1 BNC.
1 x USB Type C - For software updates

Editing Control Panel

Control Panel Notes:
Built-In Control - Integrated capacitive touchscreen LCD with onscreen controls for settings and navigating menus.
External Control - RS-422 deck control, SDI start/stop, timecode run. Includes Blackmagic HyperDeck Ethernet Protocol.
Panel Buttons:
Editing Controllers - REM, REC, Stop, Play, Rewind, Fwd, 3D LUT, plus LCD panel touchscreen buttons
8K - See Overview and Images for Video Standard details

Inputs & Outputs

Audio I/O:
Audio Output - Embedded audio: HDMI 8-channels; SDI 16-channels.
Audio Input - Analog: 4-channels of professional balanced analog audio via XLR connectors and 2 channels of consumer unbalanced via RCA connectors.; Embedded audio: HDMI 8-channels; SDI 16-channels.


Monitor Size:
Recorder & Monitor:


Input Voltage:
100-240V AC
Power Input:
DC - 4 pin XLR 12V DC IN for external power or battery use. You can also power with AC.


Media Rec Options:
2 x CFast - Slots, plus port for your external USB-C Flash Drive. Can format media to ExFAT (Win/Mac) or HFS+ (Mac) file systems.
1 x Cache - Slot for optional M.2 PCIe NVMe card for cache recording up to 16Gb/s. 60mm 80mm and 110mm supported.
1 x USB Port - USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 expansion port for external recording of SD, HD, Ultra HD and 8K.
Recorder Options:
Recorder Channel Count:

Recording / Media

Media Type:
2 x CFast - slots

Software / Apps / Plugins

Software Included:
Blackmagic HyperDeck Setup
Blackmagic HyperDeck Operating System
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