Tech Specs


QuickMix VFX system

  • Background plate files (MOV, JPG, or AVI) can be mixed or keyed (with blue or green screen) in front of, or behind live video
  • QuickMix VFX video file can be recorded during the take, at the same time as the clean video files are recorded
  • QuickMix VFX video file is then available for playback immediately after conclusion of take
  • Play / pause background plate file
  • Loop background plate file
  • Audio from background plate video file can be played during recording, to facilitate actor acting against himself or herself.
  • Background plate playback can send GPI to trigger MOCO rig
  • Key Wizard button simplifies pulling key — 3 sliders (tolerance, range, smooth) refine it
  • Mark in & out points for background plate
  • Dedicated QuickMix output active in Live & Record modes
  • Flip H and/or flip V, live and/or plate video
  • Scale live and/or plate video
  • Position live and/or plate video
  • Crop top, left, right, bottom (garbage matte) live and/or plate video
  • Proc amp (gain, saturation, black level, hue) live and/or plate video
  • Blur live and/or plate video
    Rotate live and/or plate video

Import, export, backup and restore

  • Play ProRes MOV files (at formats supported by deck) with no conversion process needed
  • Play I frame-only H.264 MOV files (at formats supported by deck) with no conversion process needed
  • Export H.264 MOV files at user-selectable data rates at either original, or half-resolution (960×540 for 1920×1080 files)
  • Simple deck backup to Mac or PC-formatted USB3 hard drives
  • Simple deck restoring from backup
  • Immediate playback of clips from backup drive, before copying clips to deck
  • Clip list export available to ease reporting
  • Grab JPG stills of any video channel at any time




  • Playlist editor gives seamless playback and looping of shots put together with jump cuts
  • Rendering not needed — playlists are immediately available for seamless playback
  • Playlist files can be saved for later use

Videohub router control

  • Build, store and recall presets to control Blackmagic Videohub routers
  • Simple preset recall from main control screen, as well as detailed preset creation on “Router control” tab

Front panel features

  • LCD displays many deck functions and statuses
  • Jog/shuttle knob for clip selection
  • Rec, Play, Pause buttons control deck mode
  • In, out, next, prev buttons work with in & out points and bookmarks
  • ‘<<‘, ‘<‘, ‘>’, ‘>>’ buttons control position in video clips
  • Option button sets many other functions

Raptor Features List:


  • Supported 1080 HD formats: 1080P, PsF, or i @ 23.976, 24, 25, 29.97 or 30fps
  • Supported 720 HD formats: 720P @ 50, 59.94 or 60fps
  • Supported SD formats: NTSC & PAL
  • Record 1 or 2 SDI signals simultaneously (Raptor HD Dual)
  • Record 1, 2, 3 or 4 SDI signals simultaneously (Raptor HD Quad)
  • For simultaneous recording, input signals can be any format — no genlocking, or matching formats needed
  • Two channels of embedded or balanced analog audio recorded with every clip
  • Embedded timecode recorded into clip
  • Files recorded in original full-resolution format
  • Rear-panel XLR audio can be set to mute during Live & Record, and un-mute during playback
  • Rear-panel XLR audio output easily muted with mouse click
  • Scene, take, notes, simulated camera speed, video compression level (JPG Q), pickup, print take, and rehearsal flag stored per clip
  • Two-button clicks required to abort take, to reduce false aborts
  • Audio level meters shown on main screen
  • Different camera ID assignable to each video input, used in file naming



  • Play 1 or 2 files back in sync, as recorded on deck (Raptor HD Dual)
  • Play 1, 2, 3 or 4 files back in sync, as recorded on deck (Raptor HD Quad)
  • Timecode recorded with clip embedded in playback signal
  • Rear-panel XLR audio output easily muted with mouse click
  • Any quadrant of primary video feed can be expanded to fill the output video to show one part of a quad-split recording
  • One in point and one out point per clip
  • Stop playback, loop to in point, or go to Live at end of clip
  • Unlimited bookmarks per clip; simple keystroke or mouse navigation between bookmarks
  • Variable speed and reverse playback

Control Interface

  • Modern, dark color scheme
  • Many control group areas can be minimized as needs dictate
  • “Normal mode” view shows small video windows and big source list, QuickMix VFX controls, or router control tab
  • “Big video window” mode shows large QuickMix or clean video windows, over machine controls

Inputs & Outputs

  • 1 x XLR4-M 12VDC (10V-30V) power input (Raptor HD Dual)
  • 1 x XLR4-M 24VDC (14V-30V) power input (Raptor HD Quad)
  • 2 x 1.5G HD/SD-SDI BNC inputs (Raptor HD Dual)
  • 2 x 1.5G HD/SD-SDI BNC outputs (Raptor HD Dual)
  • 4 x 1.5G HD/SD-SDI DIN 1.0/2.3 inputs (Raptor HD Quad)
  • 4 x 1.5G HD/SD-SDI DIN 1.0/2.3 outputs (Raptor HD Quad)
  • 1 x XLR3-F left channel analog audio input
  • 1 x XLR3-M left channel analog audio output
  • 1 x XLR5-M right channel analog audio input & output (multiplexed)
  • 1 x gigabit (10/100/1000) LAN
  • 1 x DVI-D
  • 2 x USB3 (front)
  • 3 x USB3 (rear)
  • 1 x USB 3.1 type-C
  • 1 x USB 3.1 type-A