OT: HDSi Recorder for XDCAM EX

Tinle wrote on 4/1/2008, 4:09 PM

" Designed to mount on the back or base of a camcorder, the Elite HD accepts an incoming HD-SDI video signal with up to eight channels of embedded audio and uses J2K to record at data rates up to 100 Mbs with virtually no loss in signal quality.

Video is stored to an off-the-shelf, hot-swappable 2.5-inch SATA drive, which provides up to 10 times more storage at a greatly reduced cost. In addition, the Elite HD enables streamlined, file-based workflows with its modular design, which can be easily detached from the camcorder and connected directly to a nonlinear editing system via USB cable.

The Elite HD supports all HD-SDI camcorders and other video sources with compatible rates, including the Iconix HR-1; Canon XL H1 and G1; Sony F900, XDCAM HD, and XDCAM EX; JVC GY-HD250; Panasonic GP-US932; and Toshiba IK-HD1. The Elite HD also works with any HD-SDI switcher with a compatible output format, making it ideal for recording live events.

FFV, a recognized innovator of DVR technology for broadcast, industrial video, presentation, and military applications, will unveil the Elite HD at this year's National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in April."


mjroddy wrote on 4/2/2008, 9:52 AM
Any hint at the price?
Sounds like it's an answer to many people's needs - including mine.
FrigidNDEditing wrote on 4/2/2008, 10:49 AM
Isn't Cineform coming out with something like this as well?

mjroddy wrote on 4/2/2008, 11:42 AM
"Isn't Cineform coming out with something like this as well?"

I WISH!!! That would be my first choice all around.
But I heard it was just still in R&D. To me, that means it's a ways off. I also heard they were tending toward HDMI, so that leaves folk like (with an XL-H1) out. I was disapointed to hear that, but please note: this info came from a 3rd party - not Cineform directly.
farss wrote on 4/2/2008, 1:42 PM
Don't forget Convergent Design's XDR.
That gives you 10bit 4:2:2 to CF cards.

mjroddy wrote on 4/2/2008, 3:32 PM
That Convergent Design model looks awesome!!!
Though... I do wish it were around half that price, honestly...
I was hoping to extend my life with my H1 with a unit just like this - but was hoping to do it for well less than the cost of a new camera. I mean, for that cost, the EX1 still looks pretty enticing...
Still, this is exactly what I am looking for. Thanks for the head's up.