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Blackmagic Design H.264 Pro Recorder, Distributes H.264 Video Files to Websites, YouTube, iPhone, iPad- Captures from All Popular Video Formats

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  • Maximum Flexibility: The perfect low cost way to capture from professional broadcast decks directly to SD and HD H.264 files!
  • Highest Quality Video Capture: H.264 Pro Recorder allows you to select between SDI, HDMI and analog component video inputs with selection between inputs. You can select to take audio from the SDI, HDMI or stereo balanced analog audio input jacks.
  • Preserve Archive Footage: Old videotapes are delicate and have a limited life. With old videotapes deteriorating and decks that can play them getting rare, encoding video is the only way to preserve valuable footage.
  • Media Express Software Included: Blackmagic Media Express is included free with H.264 Pro Recorder. Media Express lets you batch capture your H.264 files with an attractive user interface that's a pleasure to use, even after hours of encoding work!
  • Clear Display: Media Express features digital style VU meters for audio monitoring. To capture, all you need to do is select capture now and your instantly capturing direct to H.264 encoded files
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Blackmagic Design
  • Model Number: VIDPROREC

Product Description

Blackmagic Design H.264 Pro Recorder is for the industry professional who needs professional encoding from SDI, HDMI, analog 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! H.264 Pro Recorder comes with simple and easy to use Media Express software. The interface is versatile in its design with all the configurations you need to make great captures. It can even send them direct to your iTunes!

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 2.7 x 5.9 inches ; 1.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • ASIN: B005ABJ0H8
  • Item model number: VIDPROREC
  • National Stock Number: 5836-01-616-3899
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
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  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2003

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By a_video_nerd on September 18, 2011
Black magic did a great job with the ease of use and video quality. I'd give the H.264 Pro Recorder 5 stars but its lack of an included usb cable and the flexibility of the audio options bumps it down to 4. Overall it is a good product but could have easily been a great one.

As others have mentioned it didn't come with the usb cable. At first I didn't care much (as most people have them lying around everywhere) but we happened to grab the first one we saw. We grabbed a 6 foot un-shielded usb cable and after several weeks determined it was the source of video corruption. Our videos had lots of random H.264 corruption (green artifacts ect) and we finally figured out it was the usb cable. After switching to a 3 foot shielded usb cable all that went away. Had it come with a usb cable we could have avoided all of that.

My second complaint is that you cant capture digital video with analog audio (None of the product descriptions mention this). We intended to capture video via SDI and analog audio but there is no such option. We ended up having to convert the SDI video to component.

Lastly is also came with a disk speed test program that was obviously designed for uncompressed video rates. It's pretty misleading and tells you that you need a hard drive that can write at 180MB/s when the highest quality 1080p h.264 option is 20MB/s. We ended up upgrading our hard disks for no reason because of this tool.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 8, 2011
If attempting to use this on a Mac, PLEASE be sure to read the system requirements. As of this writing you need to be running OS 10.6.8, which none of the computers at my work are running yet. So that was the first speedbump in testing out this product. We ended up installing on a Windows 7 system which seemed to go fairly smoothly after a few "Updating Software" downloads....even though we had JUST downloaded the newest software from the BlackmagicDesign website. A couple computer restarts and we were ready to go.

Note * Don't believe the documentation that came with the unit when it says where to go to download the software (there is no CD included in the box, you MUST download the software from the website) I typed in the URL and came up with the 404 page not found error. Nice. Finally ended up navigating all through the support website to find what I needed.

The next thing I noticed warranted a "Seriously...?" comment, the fact that it did not come with a USB cable. Seriously...$500 for a piece of equipment and it doesn't come with a $4 USB cable?? We dug around our facility and found what we needed. (Mini USB)

Once we plugged everything in we were able to connect our Sony EX-1 to the HD-SDI in and could start testing. There is a 3 second delay while the unit encodes the video to H.264, so what you see in the camera viewfinder shows up on the computer screen about 3 seconds later. That is to be expected, but would have been nice to know before we bought it. The software is a no frills capture/playback tool. It looks like it has machine control (RS-422) for capture/layback to a tape deck but is not necessary for our project so it is untested by me. As stated in the name, it captures only H.264 so...that's it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By T. Lin on December 1, 2012
I've only used the H.264 Pro Recorder to capture HDMI source on Windows 7 64 bit OS so far. The video audio quality is pretty good. To use the the device though, besides the default software that comes with the H.264 Pro Recorder, you must also install Apple's Quicktime player. Apparently it uses Quicktime's codecs or something, I am not exactly sure. Its not that big of a deal but I thought I should mention it.

The unit comes with a modular power plug, so you can use it almost anywhere in the world. The unit it self is very small, not much bigger than a 2.5 inch laptop hard drive. It gets quite warm as long as it is plugged in, even when the unit is not in use. Something that kind of troubles me, as we all know the cooler a piece of electronic is, the longer the lifespan of the unit. At a MSRP of $499 USD, it only comes with a measly 1 year manufacture warranty. As another reviewer already mentioned, no USB cable is included. Make sure you have a USB A to USB mini cable.

The software is really straight forward. It literally is a "for-dummies" type of device. Open up Blackmagic Media Express and click the capture button to start recording. The H.264 Pro Recorder automatically detects your input source. It is not something you can select in the software. All you have to do is select the bit rate which you want to record at, and the destination of which the video will be stored at. The min and max bit rate you can record at is 2 and 20 mbps, respectively. There is no hot-key outside of the program, so you must start capturing before you switch to another program. I have recorded an extended session of video in excess of 2 hours and the video and audio stayed in sync throughout the recording.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Chris A. on April 30, 2013
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We use Ustream & come out of a Sony Anycast into a laptop with a usb port. The Blackmagic software would see the video input but our flash encoder would not recognize the device. Would not work with other players we tried. After research we found that it will only work with 2 encoders neither of which we could use with our existing service. Very Limited when it comes to Live streaming video over the web.
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