Blackmagic Design ( has announced HyperDeck Software Update 2.0, a new software update for HyperDeck Studio that adds broadcast quality compressed 10 bit recording and playback to the Avid DNxHD format.

DNxHD is a broadcast industry standard for media files. Adding native support for this compressed video format into HyperDeck Studio will allow dramatically longer recording times, lower media storage costs, and full file format compatibility with Avid Media Composer systems, according to the folks at Blackmagic. All media is recorded in MXF format, so it’s immediately available in Media Composer.

HyperDeck Software Update 2.0 will be available at the end of November free of charge for all HyperDeck Studio customers. HyperDeck Studio still includes support for uncompressed 10-bit video. HyperDeck Studio is available for US$995.