Convergent Design nanoFlash HD/SD Recorder/Player with 2 CF Card Slots

Convergent Design nanoFlash HD/SD Recorder/Player with 2 CF Card Slots

Convergent Design nanoFlash HD/SD Recorder/Player with 2 CF Card Slots

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Product Highlights

  • Supports FCP/Avid/Edius/Vegas & More
  • HDMI I/O
  • Audio I/O
  • Camcorder Mountable
  • Low Power Consumption
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Convergent Design nanoFlash Overview

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nanoFlash from Convergent Design records video, audio and timecode from an HD-SDI stream onto CompactFlash (CF) cards, employing the high quality Sony 4:2:2 MPEG2 codec for compression. Boasting an incredible small size and super low power consumption, nanoFlash stands poised to revolutionize the broadcast video industry.

The camera-mountable nanoFlash, a miniaturized version of the award winning Flash XDR, has two CF card slots and embedded audio support only. nanoFlash can be powered from a camcorder battery (6.5-20VDC) and records 1080i60/50, 1080p30/25/24 or 720p60/50 at full raster (1920 x 1080i/p and 1280x720p) 4:2:2 MPEG2 at 50/100 Mbps (Long GOP) or 100/160 Mbps (I Frame only). As both a recorder and player, nanoFlash sports HD-SDI I/O as well as LTC in, wired remote control and a power/start/tally light connector.

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.
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Convergent Design nanoFlash HD/SD Recorder/Player with 2 CF Card Slots
  • 2-Year Warranty
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    Convergent Design nanoFlash Specs

    Resolutions 1080i 60/59.94/50,
    1080p 30/29.97/25/24/23.98,
    720p 60/59.94/50, 486i/576i
    XDCAM HD 422 (I-Frame Only) at 100/140/160/220 Mbps
    XDCAM HD 422 (Long-GOP) at 50/100/140/160 Mbps
    XDCAM EX at 35 Mbps
    IMX 422 (Standard-Def) at 50 Mbps
    Audio: PCM 24-Bit (recording) / MPEG1 Layer II (ASI)
    Recording Time (with two 32GB CF cards)

    420 minutes at 19 Mbps
    160 minutes at 50 Mbps
    80 minutes at 100 Mbps
    50 minutes at 160 Mbps
    Signal Connectors Video In: HD/SD SDI x1, HDMI x1
    Video Out: HD/SD SDI x1, HDMI x1
    Audio In: 3.5mm Mini x1 (2-CH)
    Audio Out: 3.5mm Mini x1
    Control: wired remote control port x1
    Power Requirements 6.5-19.5VDC
    Power Consumption 6W active, 0.1W standby
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.2 x 3.7 x 1.4" (107 x 94 x 36mm)
    Weight 1 lb (400g)

    Convergent Design nanoFlash Reviews

    nanoFlash HD/SD Recorder/Player with 2 CF Card Slots is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This thing works Great! If you have a tape based HD camera, don't sell it, buy this. I have used it in difficult conditions (Galapagos Islands) and it worked perfectly with my Sony HDW-730s. Better resolution than HDCAM tape playback. Drop the files right into your edit platform with no conversion or digitizing. I mounted it just like a wireless receiver, but it is smaller. I have used it with my Sony EX1 to shoot green screen, with far superior results to SxS. Same great results with Varicam. Plug it into a mobile truck's EVS and playback footage for capture like a mini HD deck. So many uses, such a low price. If you need higher res HD files, buy it!
    Date published: 2010-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from just perfect this is an upgrade for all cameras, including broadcast camcorder like XDCAM and XDCAM EX, or any camcorder with HD-SDI HDMI output; can record in 1920x1080 422 160Mbs with an extraordinary final image, you can't tell the diference with a non campresion material. Just put my camera at the same level of a Cinealta but for 10% of price.@
    Date published: 2009-10-10
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