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Other World Computing Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G Solid State Drive Test Certified For Use With Blackmagic Design Devices

Other World Computing announced today that its high performance line of OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G Solid State Drives have been test certified by Blackmagic Design for use with its HyperDeck Shuttle 2, HyperDeck Studio and Cinema Camera. By utilizing proven, industry leading SandForce Driven processors, OWC Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSDs offer a “total package” of highest performance and reliability making them ideal for video production and other creative professionals. The incredible speed of the Mercury EXTREME Pro will be demonstrated in OWC’s Jupiter mini-SAS shared storage solution at Booth #SL14811 at the National Association of Broadcasters tradeshow which begins today in Las Vegas, NV.

Blackmagic Tested and Approved

Test certified by Blackmagic Design, one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of creative video capture and post production editing products, the Mercury EXTREME Pro is among a select few SSDs approved for use with Blackmagic’s HyperDeck Shuttle 2, HyperDeck Studio, and Cinema Camera. The Mercury EXTREME Pro’s read and write speeds over 500MB/s make it ideal for these devices, which demand top performance from an SSD to prevent dropped frames when capturing uncompressed 10-bit video.

Perfect In the Field and Studio

When used with the Mercury EXTREME Pro, the Blackmagic HyperDeck Shuttle 2 gives you the quality and flexibility of compressed ProRes or DNxHD and uncompressed recording. The HyperDeck Shuttle 2 bypasses a camera’s compression and records from SDI and HDMI directly into the highest quality video possible straight onto the SSD. This enables editing directly from the SSD itself and eliminates time wasted copying massive files. And the HyperDeck Shuttle 2 is the world’s smallest uncompressed video recorder, making it the perfect field recorder when combined with the Mercury EXTREME Pro.

The HyperDeck Studio broadcast deck offers many of the same benefits as the HyperDeck Shuttle 2, but also features dual SSD slots. When one of the Mercury EXTREME Pro SSDs is filled with footage, the HyperDeck Studio automatically continues recording onto the next EXTREME Pro SSD for extended recording projects.

And when you simply have to have the best shots for your production, the Blackmagic Cinema Camera paired with the Mercury EXTREME Pro SSD gives your work that timeless feature film look. The Blackmagic Cinema Camera features a built-in SSD recorder that allows 2.5K uncompressed CinemaDNG RAW 12-bit capture as well as Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD compressed video formats. When used with the efficient and rugged Mercury EXTREME Pro SSD, the hand-held Cinema Camera will capture premium footage while keeping your data protected no matter where shooting takes you.

We’re thrilled that our Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD has been certified by Blackmagic for use with their highly esteemed products,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “Blackmagic’s state-of-the-art video recorders require consistently reliable SSDs to ensure smooth capture of uncompressed footage, and we’re honored that Blackmagic recommends the use of Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD to deliver the uncompromised performance video production professionals demand.

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  • Woo Hoo!

    Crucial just announced their M500 960 GB SSD for only $599 using 20nm MLC NAND sourced from Micron.

    This means we can look forward to less expensive versions of the OWComputing SSDs in the near future!

    I want my OWC 960GB SSD for $599. I would buy several.