Slow Motion for HyperDeck Users
When combining an array of Blackmagic Hyperdecks with an Apple iPad running HyperSlow you have a powerful, low cost live slow motion solution, suitable for sports events of all kind.
I was looking for an easy and cheap way to record the signal of my visual mixer
In 2014 I bought my first Hyperdeck. I was looking for an easy and cheap way to record the signal of my visual mixer. As time goes by the number of Hyperdecks increased, finally I owned four of them. This way I could also record the signals of each of my cameras. The Hyperdecks were robust and the quality of the recordings was good. Around the end of 2016 customers began to ask for live streaming into the Internet. They wanted to broadcast their events to an audience world wide. And organizers of sports events knocked on my door and wanted to broadcast their sports events.
But how to generate the slow motion clips need for sports broadcasting? Buying an expensive EVS system would have broken the bank.
But stop – a Hyperdeck can playback slower with the jog shuttle. Why not control it externally?
The idea for HyperSlow was born!
With HyperSlow you can create a slow motion system using 1-4 Hyperdecks!
We developed an app for iOS devices, able to control up to 4 Hyperdecks, functions like recording, playback in different speeds, tagging and visiting events. When the cameras use synchronized time code, you can even play a slow motion from several camera perspectives one after the other using the “SuperPlay” function! The system has already proven its practicality in many live events. After sports, we took more and more types of events into consideration for use with HyperSlow. The list management of events offered the option to e.g. tag speakers on conferences and have an event list for post production.
Meanwhile we use HyperSlow in every production. Based on our experiences we will continue to further develop the app, and we have great ideas for the future!
MADE IN BERLIN
LiveSkills is dedicated to combine the power of broadcast equipment with the ease of use and the mobility of iOS devices. We have a long history in both, software development for iOS and macOS as well as broadcasting events to a worldwide audience. Our products have already proven their practicality in many live events and offer a low-cost, reliable and satisfying solution.