Datavideo HDR-1 Standalone H.264 Recorder and Player

Datavideo HDR-1 Standalone H.264 Recorder and Player

Datavideo HDR-1 Standalone H.264 Recorder and Player

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Datavideo HDR-1 Standalone H.264 Recorder and Player

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Product Highlights

  • Records HD and SD Video to H.264 Files
  • USB Flash Drive Recording Media
  • HDMI I/O
  • Play Back and Edit Recorded H.264 Video
  • Bit Rates up to 20 Mbps
  • No PC Required
  • RS-232 and GPI Control
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Datavideo HDR-1 overview

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Record and playback HD videos in the ubiquitous H.264 format without a PC using the Datavideo HDR-1 Standalone H.264 Recorder and Player. To get started, plug in an NTFS-formatted USB flash drive, and the HDR-1 will automatically set itself up to record or playback video to/from the drive. Whether your productions have HD or SD equipment, the HDR-1 can handle it. Resolutions of up to 1080p at 30fps are supported for recording, and bit-rates of up to 20 Mbps ensure that the recordings retain detail.

Once your video is recorded, you can remove the flash drive and distribute the video, or move it to a hard drive for archiving, sharing directly to the web (no transcoding required for most hosting services), or editing later. Basic editing maneuvers, such as cutting unwanted segments can be made inside the HDR-1. If someone is actively operating the HDR-1, the pause button can temporarily stop the recording during a break in the event while keeping the recording in a single file, removing extra post-event editing steps.

Existing H.264 videos can be loaded onto a flash drive for playback on the HDR-1. Connect an HDMI display and use the front-panel controls or software control via RS-232 to navigate files and control playback. RS-232 and GPI can also control recording start/stop with separately available hardware as part of a larger A/V setup.

Capture HD video up to 1080p30
Video pass-through
Records and plays back standard MP4 files (H.264+AAC)
Standard USB flash drives for recording media
Does not require a PC for operation
3-20 Mbps bit-rate options (resolution dependent)
Basic integrated editing functionality
Supports 3D video formats
UPC: 672255007150
In the Box
Datavideo HDR-1 Standalone H.264 Recorder and Player
  • Power Supply
  • USB Flash Drive
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty (Extends to 2 Years with Registration)
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    Datavideo HDR-1 specs

    Inputs 1 x HDMI Type-A, v1.4b
    Outputs 1 x HDMI Type-A, v1.4b
    Other I/O 1 x USB Type-A (storage)
    Resolution Support 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 576p, 480p, NTSC, PAL
    Control 1 x 9-pin RS-232
    1 x 3.5 mm GPI
    Power Supply 12 VDC
    Dimensions 8.7 x 1.7 x 8.3" / 220 x 42 x 211 mm (without ports)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.0 x 10.4 x 5.1"

    Datavideo HDR-1 reviews

    HDR-1 Standalone H.264 Recorder and Player is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from The audio is out of sync with the video Purchased this to save some time since I was having to put all my MTS files onto the drive, and making them into mp4's and searching for start and stop times. Figured this would be perfect since it pauses and I can stop when I want to create an additional file.� Would be perfect if it worked.� Purchased the fastest 3.1 Kingston Savage X drive and all the drives that have specs above what they ask you have to record results in the audio not matching with the video.� I emailed Datavideo but have received no response.� I guess I will spend hours on the phone now and they will probably make me buy some drive they have onsite.� So much for a thumb drive recorder, and a mere $500.00.� I expected so much more from this, I am just so very disappointed!!!
    Date published: 2018-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Youtube-ready H.264 files at 20Mbps! I highly recommend this recorder for those not needing to record to an editing format. I've recorded over 60 events with it without incident.
    Date published: 2017-06-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I like it and hope to see a version 2 of it. Although it's advertised to have a USB 3 port, it does not. It may have USB 3 speed, but it does not have USB 3 current. The manual warns that the maximum output current is only 0.2A, not enough to run most hard drives unless they have a separate power supply. But it did come with a high performance 32gb thumb drive that works well. I like the UI, but it's sluggish to respond to button presses. I think it takes longer at some times than at others. It takes getting used to. And it takes a while to power up and to shut down. It takes about 30 seconds to boot and render a screen. If it has been disconnected from power for a while, you have to wait about 5 seconds or so after connecting power before the power button will respond. There is a USB port on the back of the unit for backup power. But it is just to prevent the file system from crashing in the event of a power failure from the main power supply. According to the manual, it cannot record using only backup power. But still, this seems like a worthy feature if your main power supply does not run on a UPS. The main reasons that I bought this is because of it's playback and editing features, and they are good. It can play at 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, or 32x forward or reverse. You can pause and move frame-by-frame. And you can capture and save still images. But there doesn't seem to be a way to move frame-by-frame when editing. The smallest jump I have found is to move the second counter one whole second. I wish that it had 2 USB data ports. I think that exporting an edited clip would be much quicker if it did not have to simultaneously read from and write to the same drive. With the hardware I'm using, exports happen much quicker than the manual suggests or the HDR-1 predicts. But I think it could be a lot faster if it could read from one and write to different drive during that process. I like that there is no preset time or file size limit. I have recorded for more than 2 hours at the highest 1080p quality it offers and it all went into a single file. The quality is great to my eye, but I've used the highest bit rate that it offers, so far. For storage, I use a fast USB 3 dock that has it's own power supply and can accept 2.5 or 3.5 inch internal SATA hard drives. But they must be formatted in NTFS for the HDR-1 to use them.
    Date published: 2017-06-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality product! Does everything it says! Purchased this for an in home video studio. Record video and audio from a switcher and the quality is amazing! No complaints! And, you can't beat the free three year warranty!
    Date published: 2017-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable & Simple The recording process is simple and it works without fail. If it loses power suddenly it goes through a quick process of repairing the USB and then continues to work. We use it for recording church services and everyone was impressed with how straightforward it is to operate. On our current settings (on the lower end) it creates an mp4 that is roughly 10GB per hour
    Date published: 2018-04-23
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