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Blackmagic Design Duplicator 4K
Blackmagic Design Duplicator 4K

Blackmagic Design Duplicator 4K

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The Duplicator 4K is loaded with 25 built in SD card recorders, making it like two recorders in one. Record to all 25 cards at a time in duplication mode, or use long form recording styles. When recording to all 25 cards at once, 25 copies of the event are available the moment recording stops. The Duplicator 4K is an excellent choice for live music concerts, theatrical performances, weddings, conferences, and sporting events. Long form recording options on the Duplicator 4K make it a great fit for broadcast program logging and security footage.

Choose to create your recordings in H.264 or H.265 copies. H.264 files are somewhat larger and less efficient than H.265, but H.264 is the most common format for HD playback on big screen TVs and web presenting. H.265 files have become the new standard for Ultra HD delivery, which is growing in popularity every year.

In duplication mode, simultaneously record the same content onto all 25 SD cards, or if you need more copies connect multiple units together. Plug the SDI output from your camera into the duplicator and start shooting, duplication mode automatically activates. Duplication mode is perfect for video production of live events – the copies of the event are ready to sell or be watched when the event ends.

For long form recording styles, the Duplicator 4K has single disk mode and single disk overwrite mode. In single disk mode, when one card is filled recording automatically continues on the next card until all cards are filled, or you add more empty cards. Depending on the cards in use, you can record for days without stopping: 24 hours a day for 4 days with 16GB cards, 24 hours a day for 66 days with 256GB cards. Single disk overwrite mode is similar since recording continues from one card to the next. However, when all the SD cards are filled, it clears the oldest card for truly nonstop recording.

Blackmagic Design Duplicator 4K Features

  • Power supply not included - requires IEC cable
  • 25 built in SD card recorders
  • Use H.264 or H.265 files for your recording copies
  • Single rack unit size
  • LCD display
  • Remote controllable
  • Professional broadcast connections 12G-SDI with loop through and RS-422 deck control support connecting multiple units together
  • Duplication mode records the same content onto all 25 SD cards at once
  • Get copies of the recording immediately following live events in duplication mode
  • Recording automatically moves to the next card when one card is filled with single disk mode
  • Single disk overwrite mode is automatic recording that clears the oldest card once all 25 cards all full
  • Single disk and single disk overwrite modes are ideal for broadcast program logging and security
  • Blackmagic Duplicator 4K1
  • Welcome wallet with QR code for software download1
  • One Year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty1
  • SD Card SupportClass 10 minimum, will support UHS‑I and UHS‑II cards
  • Connections
    • SDI Video Inputs: 1
    • SDI Video Outputs: 1 x loop out.
    • SDI Rates: 270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G
    • SDI Audio Inputs: 16 channels embedded
    • SDI Audio Outputs: 16 channels embedded
    • Optical SDI: Supports optional SMPTE optical module
    • Optical Outputs: 1 x 10‑bit SD/HD/UHD auto switching
    • SD Card Interface: 25 x SD Card Slots
    • Device Control: Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control port. 1 x in plus 1 x out.
    • Computer Interface: 1 x USB 2.0 mini port for software updates and Blackmagic Duplicator software control.
    • Ethernet: Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 BaseT
  • Standards
    • SD Video Standards: 525i59.94 NTSC 4:3 or 16:9, 625i50 PAL 4:3 or 16:9
    • HD Video Standards: 720p50, 720p59.94, 720p60, 1080p23.98, 1080p24, 1080p25, 1080p29.97, 1080p30, 1080p50, 1080p59.94, 1080p60, 1080PsF23.98, 1080PsF24, 1080PsF25, 1080PsF29.97, 1080PsF30, 1080i50, 1080i59.94, 1080i60
    • Ultra HD Video Standards: 2160p23.98, 2160p24, 2160p25, 2160p29.97, 2160p30, 2160p50, 2160p59.94, 2160p60.
    • SDI Compliance: SMPTE 259M, 292M, 296M, 425M Level A and B
    • SDI Metadata Support: HD RP188 and closed captioning
    • Audio Sampling: Television standard sample rate of 48kHz and 24‑bit uncompressed
    • Video Sampling: 4:2:2
  • Product Specifics
    • Duplicate Recording Mode: Duplicate recording mode simultaneously records to all media in Blackmagic Duplicator 4K and to additional units connected via RS422.
    • Single Disk Recording Mode: Single Disk recording mode records sequentially to all media in the primary Blackmagic Duplicator 4K, then sequentially to additional units connected in series via RS422. Recording will automatically stop when media in all units is full.
    • Disk Overwrite Recording Mode: Disk Overwrite recording mode records sequentially to a single Blackmagic Duplicator 4K, overwriting media in a continuous loop until the recording is stopped.
    • Record Codec8‑bit H.264 or 10‑bit H.265 at 4:2:0 with ACC audio
    • Media
      • Media: 25 x UHS‑I for SD, HD and Ultra HD recording.
      • Media Type: Class 10 minimum. SDXC UHS‑I and SDHC UHS‑I SD cards. Also supports UHS‑II SD cards.
      • Media Format: Can format cards to ExFAT file system
    • Control
      • Built in Control Panel: 6 buttons for transport and menu control. Includes record, append record, stop, menu, remote and control panel lock buttons. 2.2 inch color display.
      • External Control: RS‑422 deck control, SDI start/stop, timecode run. Includes Blackmagic HyperDeck SDK and Ethernet HyperDeck Control Protocol.
    • Software
      • Software Included: Blackmagic Duplicator
      • Internal Software Upgrade: Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start, or via updater software
    • Display1x built in high res LCD 320 x 240 for menu settings, status, format, audio level and total number of SD cards
    • Physical Installation1 rack unit size. Less than 7 inches deep.
    • Operating Systems
      • Mac 10.13 High Sierra,
      • Mac 10.14 Mojave or later
      • Windows 8.1 and 10
    • Power Requirements
      • Power Supply: 1 x Internal 100 ‑ 240V AC
    • Physical Specifications
      • Dimensions (H x D x W): 1.75 x 7.8 x 19 inches
      • Weight: 4.4 lbs
    • Environmental Specifications
      • Operating Temperature: 5 to 50°C Environment
      • Storage Temperature: -20° to 45°C (-4° to 113°F)
      • Relative Humidity: 0% to 90% non‑condensing

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