Hyperdeck Instant Replay
Hello, I’m Anett from Berlin and I’m a multi camera live editor. I had the following problem: how to generate slow motions for sport streaming events?
Together with Nina, an IT specialist für iOS devices, we developed an app to control up to 4 Blackmagic Hyperdecks as a SlowMotion system.
I used it in many live productions, with cameras using synchronized timecode and cameras using no timecode. For cameras with timecode the app provides more functionality.
HyperSlow for iOS supports functions like record, playback with different speeds and tagging. A “SuperPlay” function allows to play back a scene in slow motion from different camera angles one after the other, given that the cameras use synchronized timecode.
We developed and tested the app over the last 12 months and improved it from event to event.
You can learn more about the app on liveskills.net.
Characteristics of HyperSlow:
• Connect Hyperdecks with an iPad using Wi-Fi or a separate LAN and start recording simultaneously
• Use 4 “event keys” to tag important moments in the time line and playback all decks synchronously
• In record mode the key “Stop Reverse” allows to jump before a tagged event to start play back in slow motion. The jump time can be freely defined.
• Use normal SlowMotion playback to play the same scene synchronous from all connected decks. Therefore you can switch on your live switcher from one camera angle to another in the continuous scene.
• Use “SuperPlay” to automatically play back slow motions sequentially from different angles. You need timecode synchronized cameras to use this feature.
• Use HyperSlow to create a list of custom events, store them and export them with the respective timecodes as Excel file.
• Reach good slow motion results with image rates of 50/60 fps and playback speed of 50%. Acceptable results are still possible with 25% play back speed.
You can also export the eventlist via email and open it on a pc, paste and copy the timecodedata to premiere to find your tagged events in your recorded files for your postproduction.
As “HyperSlow” cannot play back and record at the same time, you may need another Hyperdeck or recording device to continue recording the video signal while playing back slow motion material.
Prices and availability:
HyperSlow can be downloaded in Apple’s AppStore here: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/hyperslow/id1147161413
And is available for $49,99.
Press licenses are available on demand. Images are available on the website liveskills.net.
Hi, Anett again, I have some news some of you might be interested in. We have released „HyperSlow V2.0”, a low cost slow-motion system for HyperDecks.
The app named „HyperSlow“ is available in the AppStore.
I always had in mind, that for a really great solution, the software should take over the control of the switcher when playing back multiple slomo sequences from different angles. And my software engineer made it, we can control the ATEM switcher now! So, the “SuperPlay” function now performs stinger and other transformations, plays back a scene from HyperDeck, switches to next HyperDecks, plays back, etc.
And you no longer need to have time code synchronized cameras for that.
And we added two more event types for tagging interesting moments of an event.You can still export the event list as Excel file (e.g. via e-mail or AirDrop) and open it on your PC. After importing your recorded content into Adobe Premiere, you can easily jump to marked events by copy/pasting the timecode from the list.
We have been asked several times: What about HyperDeck Mini? We have prepared HyperSlow to deal with the Mini decks, but we have to wait for the new firmware coming soon from BM to fix some isssues on these devices, e.g. the black recorded clips. We hope to officially support the Minis with our next release.
On invitation of Fight24TV people we were visiting the Kickmas Fightnight Hamburg to test our app and joined a great sport spectacle, broadcasteted via livestream to the world.With our app we controlled an ATEM Liveswitcher with 10 channels SDI and 4 Hyperdeck Studio to provide the greatest moments of the fights in SlowMotion. After 30 minutes training we had a good workflow with the program mix workplace, he mixed the livecams, the SlowMotion output from our ATEM, and the sport graphics downstreamkey on a second ATEM.The result can be seen here in the video of the european championship fight Toprak vs. Pratnik.
HyperSlow ready for Blackmagic Hyperdeck Mini
After the Blackmagic Firmware update 1.8 for the HyperDeck Mini (HyperDeck 5.2 update) our HyperSlow 2.1 app ist able to work with the HyperDeck Mini. We integrated and tested the app with a setup of different HyperDecks and implemented some adaptions for the Mini. Particularly the escape time from rec to play and backward demanded for adaptions. The app will now scan for HyperDeck Mini and send special comands on this recognized IP-channel.
A notice for the video connection with HyperDeck Mini: The Mini doesnt have a EE-live output, this means, the deck sends in play only the play signal to the 2 SDI outputs. If you need the live signal from the camera at all time on your switcher, you have to distribute it before connect it to the HyperDeck Mini, e.g. with a HDSDI distributor.
An update for the last post:
After the Blackmagic Firmware update 1.8 for the HyperDeck Studio Mini (contained in the update 5.2 for “Blackmagic HyperDeck Setup“ for Mac or Windows), our HyperSlow 2.1 app is able to work with the HyperDeck Mini. We integrated and tested the app with a setup of different HyperDecks and implemented some adaptions for the Mini. Particularly the escape time from rec to play mode and back demanded some adjustments. The app now checks the model for HyperDeck Mini and sends special commands to devices identified as such.
A note regarding video connection with HyperDeck Mini: the Mini doesn't have a continuous EE-live output, which means, in play mode the deck only transmits the play signal on both SDI outputs.
If you need the camera live signal on your switcher at all times, you have to distribute it before connecting it to the HyperDeck Mini, e.g. with a HDSDI distributor.
I'm looking at setting up sports broadcasts using the ATEM system, and i'm intrigued by your playback system.
1) How quickly do the records on the Hyperdeck Minis stop, and are able to process the playback?
2) Are your buttons user configurable? (10s vs 5s, volleyball kill vs. goal, etc)
3) Does that event list continue below the 4th event, and if so, how do you scroll past 4?
I'm looking at getting the Wirecast 210, too, but I'm not convinced I want all my production streaming and switching and recording to be on one box.
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