Blackmagic Design has announced the immediate availability of HyperDeck Software Update 2.0 Public Beta, a new software update for its 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 and 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 Design. All media is recorded in MXF format, so it’s available in Media Composer without any time consuming import processing, they add.

HyperDeck Software Update 2.0 public beta is available now at the Blackmagic Design web site ( HyperDeck Studio is available now from Blackmagic Design resellers worldwide for US$995.