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Canon FS-CF Portable Compact Flash DTE Recorder

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Product Highlights
  • Solid-state DV/HDV Capture & Editing
  • Eliminates Tape-based Recording
  • Records 1080i 50/60, 720p 24/25/30/50/60
  • QuickTime, AVI, .m2t Files

The Focus Enhancements FS-CF from Canon is a portable direct-to-edit recorder that captures SD and HD video to Compact Flash cards. Designed for Canon camcorders, the FS-CF supports both DV and native HDV acquisition in a variety of resolutions and has the ability to record over 2.5 hours of footage to a 32GB card. By simply swapping in a fresh card when one is full, users can shoot the whole day without having to offload. Just shoot, connect, and edit--no more tape to log and capture, your clips are ready when you are!

Solid State Acquisition to Editing in One Step
By recording to solid state Compact Flash cards, the Focus FS-CF can be used in extreme conditions, including high-shock and high-altitude environments. Once a recording is completed, the Compact Flash card can be removed from the unit and inserted into a memory card adapter for quick computer access or remain in the FS-CF and mount to computer via USB. DTE Technology ensures that your footage is ready to edit instantly--no capturing, file transfer, or file conversion is required.
The Direct To Edit Advantage
With the FS-CF Portable Compact Flash DTE Recorder, you will go from acquisition to editing with unparalleled speed, efficiency, and reliability. By combining DTE Technology, reliable solid state recording and advanced caching, the FS-CF ensures that you never miss an important shot or lose critical footage and your footage is ready to edit instantly.
Industry Standard File Format Support
The Focus FS-CF brings the most popular DTE file formats to solid state recording. When used with 25Mb/s HDV cameras, the FS-H200 supports QuickTime 1080i50/60 and 720p25/30 recording for Final Cut Pro use as well as M2T 720p/1080i recording for use in a number of different applications from Adobe, Avid and Grass Valley (Canopus).
Removable Compact Flash Slot
The FS-CF features a CF card slot on its side for insertion of standard Type 1, UDMA, 30MB/s minimum Compact Flash Cards (16GB min.). Compact Flash cards feature a fast interface and very high capacities (currently up to 64GB) at low cost. The FS-CF also features a captive protective cover for the CF card slot to protect and secure your media. Buy as many CF cards as required (Focus qualified CF cards).
Native QuickTime HDV Support
With the FS-CF, you can record 1080i 50/60 or 720p 30 clips as native QuickTime HDV. The FS-H200 extracts and decodes the audio from the incoming HDV stream, combines it with video stream, and wraps is as a QuickTime HDV file. When recording is complete, your QuickTime HDV file can be imported directly into Final Cut Pro--no capture or conversion is required.
Transform Workflow with Industry Standard Removable Media
The FS-CF allows you to go straight from shooting to editing by recording video in the NLE-compatible file format of your choice. Enhancing workflow one step further, once a recording is complete, the FS-CF allows you to remove the Compact Flash card and mount it to your computer using a standard CF compatible memory card reader. By doing this, you are free to insert another CF card into your FS-CF and continue shooting while your previous card is being used for editing or archive ingest. If a CF compatible memory card reader is not available, simply leave the CF card in the FS-CF and mount the unit to a computer via USB 2.0 using the available HDD mode.
Video System NTSC
Configuration Portable
Technology DTE Compact Flash Recorder
Video DV: 480i/p, 8-bit 4:1:1 (NTSC-DV)
HDV: 720/24p, 720/30p, 1080/60i
DTE File Formats: AVI Type 1, AVI Type 2, AVI Type 2 24p, Canopus AVI, Matrox AVI, QuickTime, QuickTime 24p, RawDV, m2t HDV, QuickTime HDV
Audio DV
2-Channel (16-bit, 48kHz)
4-Channel (12-bit, 32kHz) (RawDV only)

HDV
MPEG-1 Audio Layer II
Recording Dedicated VTR Record Buttons, Retro Recording, Scene Marking, MetaData Assigning
Playback Play, Stop, Forward Index, Back Index, Forward, Rewind, Loop Playback Modes
Hard Drive Not Applicable
File Transfer Method FireWire 400, USB 2.0, CompactFlash
Interface Front Panel Keys with LCD screen
Controls Power, 4 User-Programmable Function Keys, Record, Stop, Play, Pause
Input and Output Connectors FireWire: 6-Pin (x1 Input/Output)
USB: USB 2.0 Type-A (x1 Input/Output)
Remote: GPI/RS-232C
Time Code DV Embedded Timecode (Drop or Non-Drop)
Mounting Belt Mount or On-Camera
Compatible Camcorders MiniDV/HDV Camcorders
Canon XL-H1, XH-A1, XH-G1

Refer to manufacturer's website for most current compatibility information.

Compatible NLE Systems Adobe Premiere
Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0
Adobe Premiere Elements
Apple Final Cut Express
Apple Final Cut Pro
Apple iMovie
Avid Media Composer Adrenaline
Avid Xpress Pro
Avid Newscutter Adrenaline
Canopus Edius Pro
Canopus Edius Broadcast
Matrox RT/RTX
Matrox Axio
Sony Vegas
Ulead Media Studio Pro

Please see Focus for current compatibility chart.

Power Requirements 11-18VDC
Power Consumption 7.5W
Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Storage Temperature -40-140°F (-20-60°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.8 x 5.4 x 1.3" (7 x 13.7 x 3.2cm)
Weight 12 oz (0.3kg)
Canon FS-CF Portable Compact Flash DTE Recorder
  • Li-Ion Battery Pack
  • Power Adapter w/Cable
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • 4-Pin to 6-Pin FireWire Cable
  • 6-Pin to 6-Pin FireWire Cable
  • User Guide
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Batteries & Power Adapters

    VITEC -  ASYF-1323-01LF 1950mAh Li-ion Battery for FS-5
    • You Pay: $119.95
     
    SanDisk -  32GB CompactFlash Memory Card Extreme 400x UDMA
    • You Pay: $38.95
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    Cables & Cable Management

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    C2G -  16990 IEEE-1394 Cable (FireWire)
    • You Pay: $5.59
    Usually ships in 3-7 business days i This is a special order item. Est. arrival at B&H is 3-7 business days (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at the time of shipment.
     

    Cradles and Clips

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    VITEC -  FS-5 Handle Mount Cradle
    • You Pay: $119.95
     
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