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The Shining Technology CitiDISK HD 500 is a 500GB external video capture device designed specifically for Panasonic P2 products, such as the AG-HVX200. Footage is transferred over FireWire to the small drive and is stored as an AVI or MOV files. These files can be transferred directly to non linear editing systems, saving the lengthy process of capturing or digitizing DV footage to a computers hard drive. Save money and time with this simple solution; The CitiDISK HD automatically detects what file format is being ingested, whether it's DVCPRO HD, DVCPRO25/50 or standard DV.
The CitiDISK HD is designed to be used with Panasonic P2 solid-state recording technology. With the introduction of the AG-HVX200 HD camcorder, the P2 system is being widely adopted by professionals, independent filmmakers, and hobbyists around the world. With the major limitation of existing run times on P2 cards, the CitiDISK HD gives the added insurance of being able to shoot for longer periods of time. This can be extremely useful for shooting environments such as live concerts, weddings, and sporting events. The CitiDISK HD currently records all video as AVI or MOV files.
Lightweight and Shock Resistant
The CitiDISK HD is built to be small and lightweight, making it incredibly comfortable to use in the field. Its lightweight frame is still remarkably durable. The drive is equipped with shock absorbing mounts, keeping data safe and secure.
Quickplay and QPLAY Functions
Need to review your footage immediately? Have no fear, the CitiDISK HD allows you to do this over its FireWire connection. Simply set the camera to VCR mode and either view all files from first recorded to last or view the last one stored using the "QPLAY" function.
Loop scene recording allows the user to buffer a finite amount of run time that is constantly being recorded in "Stand-By" mode. This can be very effective for news gathering when important takes place immediately before the camera operator has the ability to press record. These extra few seconds of run time can be critical footage otherwise not recorded.
Backup Power Management
The CitiDISK HD power management feature has an embedded rechargeable lithium battery that can last up to 90 minutes in the event that the 3 hour external battery runs out.
Plug 'n Play Technology
The CitiDISK HD can easily be used with editing systems. The drive automatically mounts on a computer as an external hard drive. Once the disk is mounted, simply copy the files into your NLE and you are ready to go!
In the Box
Shining Technology CitiDISK-HD-500 External Video Capture Device, 500GB Hard Drive