Blackmagic Design H264 Pro Recorder

The Perfect Way to Capture Broadcast Video to H264!

blackmagic design H264 pro recorder

Blackmagic Design H264 Pro Recorder

The Perfect Way to Capture Broadcast Video to H264!


Cat no: 4677

  • SDI, HDMI, Componet Input
  • RS422 deck control port
  • Includes Media Express Software
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Usually delivered in 2-3 days

£350.00 (ex vat) £420.00 (incl vat)

Blackmagic Design H264 Pro Recorder


Professional Encoding
H.264 Pro Recorder is for the industry professional who needs professional encoding from SDI, HDMI, analogue component/composite and balanced audio! H.264 Pro Recorder includes Blackmagic Design's powerful Media Express for frame accurate deck control with EDL import.

Highest Quality Video Capture
H.264 Pro Recorder allows you to select between SDI, HDMI and analogue component video inputs with selection between inputs. You can select to take audio from the SDI, HDMI or stereo balanced analogue audio input jacks. H.264 can be connected directly to HD or SD video sources because the SDI, HDMI and analogue component inputs all switch between formats. This means you can capture from HDCAM, Digital Betacam, Betacam SP, DVD players and more.

Maximum Flexibility!
The perfect low cost way to capture from professional broadcast decks directly to SD and HD H.264 files! With new ways of delivering content to consumers, now it's easy to capture old or new programming content into the same file format used on the web, iPad™, iPod™, iPhone™, Apple TV™, YouTube™ and more! Capture directly from SDI, HDMI and component analogue video with embedded SDI, HDMI and balanced analogue audio inputs. RS-422 deck control is included with software for Mac, Windows and Linux.

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! Use H.264 to archive old programming, news footage and other materials that might be on old videotape formats, before the tapes deteriorate and the content is lost forever. With H.264 Pro Recorder, all captured files are digital, and in the popular H.264 file format, so your content will never deteriorate and will be preserved forever.

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! You can even create your own playlist from captured files. Media Express also supports CMX EDL import and frame accurate deck control via RS-422, so you can fully automate batch capture of multiple H.264 files! Media Express is fast, accurate and easy to use and works on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

Key Features

  • Capture from video sources, players and broadcast decks to SD and HD H.264 files
  • Record H.264 onto computer systems via USB
  • Create video for the web, YouTube™, iPhone™ and even iPad™
  • SDI, HDMI, Componet Input
  • RS422 deck control port
  • Includes Media Express Software for Mac, Windows and Linux

Product Specification


 SDI Video Input  1 x 10-bit SD/HD switchable
 Analog Video Input  1 x Component YUV on 3 BNCs switchable to S-Video or Composite. Component supports HD and SD.
 HDMI Video Input  1 x HDMI type A connector.
 Analog Audio Input  2 Channels of professional balanced analog audio with standard 1/4 inch jack connections.
 SDI Audio Input  2 Channels from embedded SDI audio.
 HDMI Audio Input  2 Channels from embedded HDMI audio.
 Device Control  Sony™ compatible RS-422 deck control port.
 Computer Interface  USB 2.0 high speed (480Mb/s)
 SD Format Support  625i/50 PAL and 525i/59.94, 480p NTSC.
 HD Format Support  720p50/59.94/60. 1080i50/59.94/60. 1080p23.98/24/25/29.97/30/50/59.94/60. 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97/30.
 SDI Compliance  SMPTE 259M and SMPTE 292.
 Audio Sampling  Television standard sample rate of 48 kHz and 24 bit.
 Video Sampling  4:2:2 YUV
 SDI Colour Precision  10-bit
 Colour Space  REC 601, REC 709
 HDMI Colour Precision  10-bit
 Multiple Rate Support  SDI, HDMI and component analog video connections are switchable between standard definition and high definition. SDI switches between 270 Mb/s standard definition SDI, 1.5 Gb/s HD-SDI and 3 Gb/s HD-SDI.
 Copy Protection  HDMI input is unable to capture from copy protected HDMI sources. Always confirm copyright ownership before capture or distribution of content.
 Encoding  Hardware based real time H.264 encoder supports multiple profiles for small, portable video devices through to full resolution HDTV.
 Realtime Scaling  Capture at full HD or SD resolution, or use direct resize in realtime to scale and encode for the intended playback device, such as iPhone, iPad or iPod.
 Software Included  Media Express, Blackmagic System Preferences and Blackmagic driver on Mac OS X™. Media Express, Blackmagic Control Panel and Blackmagic driver on Windows™.
 Internal Software Upgrade  Firmware upgrade via USB.
 Operating Systems
 Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks,
 Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite,
 Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later.
 Windows 8.1 or Windows 10
 Power Requirements
 Power Supply  +12V universal power supply included with international socket adaptors for all countries. Cable tie point.
 Physical Specifications
 Width  123.18 mm
 Height  107.8 mm
 Depth  23.1 mm
 Physical Installation
 Requires computer with a USB 2.0 port.
 Environmental Specifications
 Operating Temperature  0° to 40° C (32° to 104° F)
 Storage Temperature  -20° to 45° C (-4° to 113° F)
 Relative Humidity  0% to 90% non-condensing

 What's Included
 H.264 Pro Recorder
 Software CD
 +12V universal power supply with international socket adaptors
 12 Month Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty.

This product includes:

  • H.264 Pro Recorder
  • Software CD
  • +12V universal power supply with international socket adaptors

Blackmagic Design Warranty Periods


All Blackmagic Design products are covered by a 2 year warranty period.

To submit a warranty claim, you will first need to complete an RMA Request video our website -

Once we have received your RMA Request, we shall contact you with further instructions regarding the return of your product(s).

If you are unsure as to when your warranty expires, you can call us on 01442 292929 or email

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