Use HyperDeck Studio Mini as basic media player?

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Jordan Vinson

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Use HyperDeck Studio Mini as basic media player?

PostMon Feb 26, 2018 8:10 pm

Hello!

We're a very small, remote TV station, and we have a local channel over the air in which we have content running on a loop. We're currently using an old Western Digital media player converting HDMI to SDI with a Blackmagic converter. The unit is a cheaper version than this:
https://www.amazon.com/WD-TV-Media-Play ... B00JXFM75Y

My engineer is telling me to get the HyperDeck Studio Mini as a replacement, but it doesn't look like it will work in terms of simply funnelling content stored on an external hard drive through to SDI for broadcast. Moreover, I can't tell if it would even loop the content stored on the external.

Any help is much appreciated. If the HyperDeck Studio Mini doesn't fit the bill, any other suggestions?
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Byron Bonifassi

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Re: Use HyperDeck Studio Mini as basic media player?

PostThu Mar 08, 2018 12:46 am

The Hyperdeck Studio Mini is a recorder with playback capabilities. It wasn't designed for the purpose of being a media player, so it can't playback a wide variety of formats like some media players can. You can check out the supported codecs and resolutions on our Tech Specs page. Feel free to send me a PM if you have further questions.
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