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Daniel Lowe
HDMI 14 bit RAW recording device w/Sony A99: Black Magic Hyperdeck Shuttle 2 or not?
on Sep 10, 2012 at 7:29:20 am

I'm considering purchasing a Sony A99, which reportedly has 14-bit RAW HDMI output.

Question: Will the Black Magic Hyperdeck Shuttle 2 record 12+ bit RAW video output from the Sony A99 camera? in a format I can use on a PC?

I was planning to buy a Black Magic cinema camera; which records to 12 bit RAW cinema DNG files. I can't use ProRes and I'm not currently an Avid user; I've been using Adobe After Effects a few years now.

IF I can record 14 bit video from a full-frame Sony chip.. and with a camera that reportedly has a price tag around $2800, I might consider getting the A99 + external recorder.

The BM Hyperdeck Shuttle has an attractive price tag of $330 currently.

Are there any other problems I'm not seeing here with using an external HDMI recorder? (besides, battery life & memory?)

Here are the rumored camera specs from Sony Rumors:

http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr5-full-a99-specs/

Here's a link to the Hyperdeck Shuttle on B&H photo:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/841023-REG/Blackmagic_Design_HYPERD_P...

Thanks!

Daniel Lowe
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Sareesh Sudhakaran
Re: HDMI 14 bit RAW recording device w/Sony A99: Black Magic Hyperdeck Shuttle 2 or not?
on Sep 12, 2012 at 3:45:20 am

Question: Will the Black Magic Hyperdeck Shuttle 2 record 12+ bit RAW video output from the Sony A99 camera? in a format I can use on a PC?

No.

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Robert Campbell
Re: HDMI 14 bit RAW recording device w/Sony A99: Black Magic Hyperdeck Shuttle 2 or not?
on Sep 16, 2012 at 6:59:12 am

I believe the 14-bit RAW applies to the photography end of things.

On the video side, you can output 8-bit 4:2:2 1080p/60p full-frame video via HDMI to something like an Atomos Ninja. Not quite the crazy-high quality-to-cost value of the BMC, but not too shabby for a $2800 DSLR (okay, sure, DSLT) that also shoots amazing stills.

The gotcha, of course, is the A-mount for which currently there are very, very few lenses. If only Sony made this in an E-mount!



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Daniel Lowe
Re: HDMI 14 bit RAW recording device w/Sony A99: Black Magic Hyperdeck Shuttle 2 or not?
on Sep 16, 2012 at 11:10:37 am

Thanks for the responses.

I have since learned that there's nothing really special about the HDMI feed or the video coming out of the Sony A99.

It's pretty much identical to the HDMI feed coming out of the Nikons with HDMI out, like the Nikon D800.

I'm sticking with my original plan then.. I have a Black Magic cinema camera on backorder currently, going to wait that out.

Thanks again,

Daniel Lowe
http://danieldragonfilms.com


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