The Blackmagic Duplicator 4K is like two recorders in one! Featuring an advanced 12G-SDI design, 25 SD card recorders, and built in hardware encoders for H.264 and H.265, the Blackmagic Duplicator 4K can be used for either live duplication or long form recording. When used as a duplicator, it can simultaneously encode and record onto 25 SD cards at at time. When used as a long form recorder, it can record non-stop for weeks at a time. Multiple units can also be chained together for even longer recording times!
SD Card Support
Class 10 minimum, will support UHS‑I and UHS‑II cards.
SDI Video Inputs
SDI Video Outputs
1 x loop out.
270Mb, 1.5G, 3G, 6G, 12G.
SDI Audio Inputs
16 channels embedded.
SDI Audio Outputs
16 channels embedded.
Supports optional SMPTE optical module.
1 x 10‑bit SD/HD/UHD auto switching.
SD Card Interface
25 x SD Card Slots
Sony™ compatible RS422 deck control port. 1 x in plus 1 x out.
1 x USB 2.0 mini port for software updates and Blackmagic Duplicator software control.
Ethernet supports 10/100/1000 BaseT.
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.
SMPTE 259M, 292M, 296M, 425M Level A and B
SDI Metadata Support
HD RP188 and closed captioning.
Television standard sample rate of 48kHz and 24‑bit uncompressed.
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.
8‑bit H.264 or 10‑bit H.265 at 4:2:0 with ACC audio.
25 x UHS‑I for SD, HD and Ultra HD recording.
Class 10 minimum. SDXC UHS‑I and SDHC UHS‑I SD cards. Also supports UHS‑II SD cards.
Can format cards to ExFAT file system.
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.
RS‑422 deck control, SDI start/stop, timecode run. Includes Blackmagic HyperDeck SDK and Ethernet HyperDeck Control Protocol.
Internal Software Upgrade
Firmware built into software driver. Loaded at system start, or via updater software
1x built in high res LCD 320 x 240 for menu settings, status, format, audio level and total number of SD cards.
1 rack unit size. Less than 7 inches deep.