The nanoFlash Bundle from Convergent Design records video, audio and timecode from an HD-SDI stream onto readily available CompactFlash (CF) cards, employing the high quality Sony 4:2:2 MPEG2 codec for compression. Boasting an incredibly small size and super low-power consumption, the nanoFlash stands poised to revolutionize the broadcast video industry.
This camera-mountable device is a miniaturized version of the award-winning Flash XDR, and has two CF card slots plus embedded audio support. The nanoFlash can be powered from a camcorder battery (6.5-20VDC) or the included AC power supply, and records 1080i60/50, 1080p30/25/24 or 720p60/50 at full raster 4:2:2 MPEG-2, at 50/100 Mbps (long GOP) or 100/160 Mbps (I-frame only). As both a recorder and player, the nanoFlash sports HD-SDI I/O as well as LTC in, wired remote control and a power/start/tally light connector.
Along with the AC power supply, this bundle includes a hotshoe ball mount for mounting the nanoFlash to the top of your camera, a CompactFlash card reader, and the requisite power and I/O cables. All you need is a camera and memory cards, and you're ready to shoot!
- Records To Readily Available CF Memory Cards
- 32GB Compact Flash cards, available for a fraction of the cost of other professional video cards, enables 140/70 minutes of record time of high quality 50/100Mbps 4:2:2 footage per load of two cards (bit rates above 100Mbps require the 300X 16GB CF cards). Unlike FireWire based hard disk recorders, which merely copy the native camera video quality, nanoFlash can encode a live camera's "never compressed" HD SDI output to a much higher quality, higher bitrate with less compression, eliminating most of the mosquito noise and blurring artifacts. Full raster 1920x1080 (as opposed to 1440x1080 or 1280x1080) processing, coupled with 4:2:2 color (instead of 4:2:0), greatly improves horizontal resolution as well as keying and compositing operations.
- Optional ASI I/O Firmware Upgrade
- nanoFlash can be further enhanced with an ASI I/O firmware upgrade (pricing TBD). ASI I/O (MPEG2 TS) enables use of nanoFlash in HD ENG/EFP (live news coverage) and video over IP applications. Programmable bit rates from 17.5 to 100 Mbps easily support microwave and satellite transmissions.